Recipes: protein

Lasagna Soup

By Gina Caputo

Lasagna Soup
Recipes for lasagna soup started trending in early Fall 2023 and once I saw that, I couldn't believe I'd never thought of converting one of my favorite, complex and time-consuming dishes into a SOUP so we could enjoy it's flavors more than once or twice a year! AND I could make it healthier and in alignment with my nutrition goals! 

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Gina's Stellar Ceviche

By Gina Caputo

Gina's Stellar Ceviche
Few things satisfy me like this shrimp ceviche - it's light and fresh and packed with protein and veggies. It's perfect for potlucks, cookouts and game day where lots of party dishes can be out of synch with your health goals. If you're a citrus lover, definitely try adding grapefruit juice to brighten it up even more. You can eat it with a fork or use your favorite tortilla chips as spoons!

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Shrimp & Spicy Slaw

By Gina Caputo

Shrimp & Spicy Slaw
This is one of my 5 meals in rotation this summer. Minimal heat required to cook the shrimp indoors, grilling outdoors always works. The addition of the mango or pineapple adds a brightness to the slaw that just screams summer. It's high in protein and fiber, not to mention DELICIOUS! Find Your Five!

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Mexican Street Corn One Bowl Wonder

By Gina Caputo

Mexican Street Corn One Bowl Wonder
This delicious, high protein bowl highlights summer veggies like tomatoes, corn, bell pepper and avocado. The creamy dressing complements the carmelization of the corn beautifully. If you love elotes or esquites, you might love this riff on those flavors in this crowd pleasing, cookout friendly bowl. This was one of those fun experiments that ended up on the winner list!

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Air Fryer Chicken Meatballs

By Gina Caputo

Air Fryer Chicken Meatballs
For the last couple years I've been on a quest to find more lean protein sources that I truly love. Chicken meatballs are versatile - they can be used in countless ways including as a pre-made, high-protein snack you can eat with just your fingers!

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Atakilt Wat - Ethiopian Vegetable Stew

By Gina Caputo

Atakilt Wat - Ethiopian Vegetable Stew
I don't eat nearly enough Ethiopian food but when I do, I always get Atakilt Wat, a gloriously spiced combo of cabbage, carrots and potatoes. One cold winter night when I was craving it, I concocted this riff on the Ethiopian classic - I added ground chicken thighs and used bone broth to increase the protein. You can play with how much broth you add to make it more or less stew-like. 

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hummus

By Gina Caputo

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Hummus
This sweet hummus is one of my favorite, healthier treats that packs an extra protein punch with the addition of unflavored protein powder in addition to the garbanzo beans! Spread this chocolate chip cookie dough hummus on toast, rice cakes, bananas or eat it straight up with a spoon!

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Carrot Cake Protein Waffles

By Gina Caputo

Carrot Cake Protein Waffles
My regular protein waffles have been a staple for months. A recipe for Carrot Cake Pancakes inspired me to create a carrot cake spin on my beloved waffles and I finally got it!! The carrot cake flavor is there while staying high in protein and low in sugar! Helps you meet your macros and taste delicious, what more could you want?

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