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    Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Pancakes (with Chocolate Chips of course)

    Here’s a new pancake recipe I tried because I had cottage cheese in the fridge I wanted to use up…and who doesn’t like pancakes?!? This was super simple, clean, high in protein and not overly sweet, which works well for me:) Although I did add chocolate chips…of course. But you could try a variety of additions…blueberries, bananas, apples, etc. Ingredients: 1c egg whites 1c cottage cheese (I like Nancy’s Organic Cottage Cheese because it was the only one I could find without any additives or thickeners! It only contains the following – Organic skim milk, organic cream, organic nonfat dry milk, L. acidophilus, B. bifidum, and 4 strains of lactic cultures,…

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    Simple Tuna Salad

    I’ve been in a little time crunch lately (or is that always? haha), so I needed something quick but healthy for lunch today…bring on a basic tuna salad – fast, simple and high in protein! The general structure I follow for any tuna salad is: Canned (or fresh cooked) tuna – I used Trader Joe’s No Salt Added (you can also substitute chicken, tofu, etc) ***1 – 4oz can contains 26g of protein with only 120 calories and 70mg of sodium! Veggies – I used Trader Joe’s Healthy 8 Chopped Veggie Mix, which has red and green cabbage, carrots, broccoli, jicama, bell peppers, radishes and celery (using diced celery and red or green onion…

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    2(+) Ingredient Banana Pancakes

    These are my lazy day weekend favorites…so easy, but so delicious. And you mostly likely have all the ingredients you need already on hand! Another bonus is that they are high in protein, which I’m always trying to get more of:) At the basic level, when you’re in a pinch, all you need is: 1 ripe banana, mashed 2 eggs I usually go with the above plus: 2T flax meal Vanilla to taste Cinnamon to taste Other things you can add include almond butter, almond flour, coconut flour, protein powder, milk (any kind), etc either in addition to the flax meal or in place of. You can just modify the dry and…