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Quickies [Oct. 4th, 2006|11:53 am]
Find and post recipes we twentysomethings have fou

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Thought I'd share a few quick concoctions that have worked well for me.

Breakfast Fruit Smoothie

1 scoop whey protein powder
1 c frozen fruit
1 c Fuze bottled beverage (choose a flavor that will compliment the fruit)

Throw in blender. Blend. The whey protein powder is, shock, a great source of protien and very filling. If you don't know what Fuze is, it's one of those Snapple, Arizona Tea like beverages you find in some gas stations drug stores (and Kroger). They are chock full of healthy stuff and taste awesome. I'm addicted. I used to fix this with skim milk (and sometimes lowfat yogurt), but found the Fuze really improved the taste.

This concoction was inspired by Beachbody, the company I get my exercise programs through. They are huge fans of the smoothie.

This is another Beachbody quickie:

Tony's Sticky Bar

From fitness maestro Tony Horton.

1 c granola
1/4 c peanut butter (I use crunchy)
1/2 banana

Mix together, roll into a cigar shape. Wrap in wax paper. Freeze. Serves 2-4 (nutritional information below is for 2).

I LOVE this recipe. It's fast, tasty, and filling. I will generally make 3-4 batches at a time, however many I can get with a bag of granola, and shove 'em in the freezer. Instant snacks for the next couple of weeks.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

Calories 389
Carbs 47 g Protein 14 g
Fat Total 17 g Cholesterol 0 mg
Saturated Fat 4 g


Quickie crock pot recipe:

This comes from "The Busy Persons Slow Cooker Cookbook" (or some variety of that title). I'll have to get the exact title and the nutritional info when I get home. We fixed this again last night. Awesome and simple.

BBQ Chicken or Pork

2lb chicken or pork
1/4 c frozen onions (I imagine raw would be fine)
1 16oz bottle of BBQ sauce. Choose carefully, as the sauce makes the difference. First time we tried it with a 70 cent bottle and it was sub par, this time we made it with Famous Dave's Rich and Sassy and it was disgustingly good.

Spray slow cooker with fat free cooking spray.
Add chicken, BBQ sauce and onions. Be sure sauce completely covers chicken.
Cook on low heat for 7-9 hours.
Pull chicken apart with fork, mix well in BBQ sauce.

In theory it serves 8. We made it with 1 package of chicken, a little less than 2 lbs, didn't use hamburger buns to make sandwiches, and we had enough to feed us and have lunch the next day (so I am very much looking forward to our lunch break).
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[User Picture]From: luvs_chicago
2006-10-05 04:02 pm (UTC)
Quick ? about the sticky bar...do you keep the banana whole or mush it up? Should it be a ripe banana, or a regular one? Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: silvercharmer
2006-10-05 04:50 pm (UTC)
Mush it all up. I've used both rip and not quite ripe, and had no problems either way. You don't taste it too much.
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