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Protein, Protein, Protein

29 Oct

This has been a difficult thing for me to get in.  I do believe that my weight is slow because of this, my average is about 46-50 gm of protein.  I need MORE!  So I have been researching some different tips and ideas on how to get it in.  Here is what I have come up with:

  • Isopure:  1/4 of bottle to 20 oz of water (diluted).  I drink 3-4 of these water flavored/isopure drinks a day.  That gives me about 30-40 gm of protein plus I get in all my water.


  • Turkey/Ham and Cheese Roll ups: Two pieces of deli turkey rolled with two pieces of reduced-fat Swiss cheese will give you those 24 grams. I like to use Boars-head through the deli because it has less sodium and processed “goodies”.

turkey roll up







  • Beef Jerky: three ounces of beef jerky for those 24 gm of protein

Beef Jerky











  • Peanut Butter.  Just a tablespoon is perfect! My favorite go to for a quick snack, protein and a treat. (The fat content is pretty high, so this is an occasional treat.

peanut butter


Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats

9 Oct

I love fall, even though we live in Florida.  Our clothing and leaves don’t really change but my yearning for fall color, seasons , smells and food are all about FALL right now.

What I dream fall should look like:









What Fall looks like in my back yard 😦










So how to eat yummy Fall food with this new “better” way of eating?  I am on a quest to find new recipe choices and I will post along the way.

First of all my favorite smell, flavor and food during this season is pumpkin.  Pumpkin pie, pumpkin curry, pumpkin ravioli.. etc.

My first Fall recipe I will share is Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal.

Pumpkin Steel Cut oats

Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal


1 Cup Steel cut oats (I purchased in bulk section of Whole Foods, but Quaker has them as well)

1/2 can pure pumpkin

1/4 cup half and half (or any milk, I like half and half because it gives more protein and is creamier)

1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp cinnamon ( or just shake until you have what you want)

1-2 tsp splenda or sugar substitute

dash of salt.


3 cups of water and 1 cup of steel cut oats with a pinch of salt to a boil
turn down to med-low and simmer for 45 minutes
If consistency is too thick or water is evaporating , add a little bit more water and stir frequently
stir in 1/2 can pure pumpkin,  pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, sugar substitute and 1/4 cup of half and half cook until warmed.

Serve immediately

1/4 cup (1) serving

Calories: 135

Carbs:       11

Fat:              3

Protein:     5

Sodium:    10

Sugar:          4

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