Recipes: protein

Healthier Caesar Dressing

By Gina Caputo

Healthier Caesar Dressing
I love making my own dressings, like my Lemon Vinaigrette and this Balsamic Vinaigrette but to date, I didn't have a homemade Caesar Dressing recipe! This spin on a Caesar uses greek yogurt to cut down on the cheese and oil and can be made with or without anchovies! Good on salads and sandwiches too!

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Mardi Gras Inspired YUMbo

By Gina Caputo

Mardi Gras Inspired YUMbo
Mardi Gras inspired me to make something celebratory for dinner, so naturally I thought: Gumbo! But, truth be told, neither French nor Creole cooking are my wheelhouse and not my favorite flavors. So take note that this is likely a sacrilege to gumbo makers and lovers because this soup doesn't start with a roux, doesn't have okra in it and doesn't have file seasoning! But it was Mardi Gras that sparked the idea to make it so I'll still give credit where it's due. And it is DELICIOUS.

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Hearty Lentil Soup

By Gina Caputo

Hearty Lentil Soup
One of the easiest things to make well are soups! This is super hearty, full of veggies and packed with protein from the sausage, lentils and the bone broth! It's also full of flavor! It can easily be made vegetarian by omitting the sausage and switching to vegetable broth too.

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Overnight Chai Protein Oats

By Gina Caputo

Overnight Chai Protein Oats
I am constantly making new versions of my overnight protein oats - some are forgettable (sorry PBJ overnight oats) and some are WINNERS. A winner I've been loving these last chilly weeks are my Chai Overnight Oats! A little spicy, always creamy, high in protein and satisfies big time!

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Protein Waffles

By Gina Caputo

Protein Waffles by Gina Caputo Health Coach
When I first heard of "chaffles", I was intrigued. Waffles made from cheese and egg?! First I was surprised this would turn into a waffle. Next I was shocked at how good they are. But I wanted to see how they could be better and give me more protein for breakfast. Enter these waffles! High in protein and infinitely adaptable! Absolutely perfect IMO. Bust out that waffle iron and see how they go!

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Pumpkin Chili

By Gina Caputo

Pumpkin Chili
Hands down the best chili I've ever made or ever eaten! Who knew?! I don't identify as a major pumpkin lover but it lends something really special to this spicy, protein rich chili that's perfect for a chilly night and makes amazing leftovers! The flavors just keep melding! It's also SUPER easy to make with most ingredients coming from your pantry! You can easily make it vegetarian by omitting the sausage and adding your favorite hot sauce!

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Pumpkin Protein Balls

By Gina Caputo

Pumpkin Protein Balls
These One Ball Wonders are a fan favorite! I initially posted this recipe in one of my weekly emails and have since received so many requests for the recipe, I had to add it to the website too. These seem to hit just right for nearly everybody! Their genesis was my desire to have a healthy mid-afternoon snack that was also well balanced in carbs/protein/fat. I've been known to have one for dessert. If you love pumpkin pie, these balls can give you some of that year-round holiday delight.

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Fall The Way

By Gina Caputo

Fall The Way
Once apples come in season, wild horses couldn't drag me away from them. So begins my Fall One Bowl Wonder season with something that looks a little like this healthy and high in protein bowl that is easily made vegan! I'm low key obsessed with meals that include all 6 Ayurvedic flavors: astringent, spicy, bitter, sour, sweet, salty. This one ticks all the boxes!

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