Fun Fit Recipes

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Here is one of my favorite breakfasts so far (besides McDonald’s awesome Fruit & Maple Oatmeal!), that I got from a new book I recently bought. From what I’ve read, protein helps keep you full longer and peanut butter is “good” fat.Recipe Book

It is called “Raisin the Stakes.”

  • 1 whole wheat toaster waffle
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (I use Jif with Omega-3 added)
  • 2 tablespoons raisins or Craisins (dried, sweetened cranberries

Prepare waffle according to package directions. Spread peanut butter on waffle, top with dried fruit, cut in half, and stack.

Serves 1 — Nutritional info, per serving: 349 calories, 12g protein, 33g carbs, 21g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 134mg sodium, 4g fiber.
 

Update: I just made an addition to this recipe that really adds some great flavor. I was pretty hungry this morning and know I want to bike ride in a bit. So, I made a true sandwich by adding a second waffle. I peanut-buttered one of the waffles and sliced up a banana and put several of those slices over the craisins. Can you say  “YUM?!”

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Tasty Mango-Blueberry Whitefish Recipe

This is a recipe I adapted from one of the Abs Diet books. However, I have adjusted the recipe to my liking.I reduced the red onion by 1 tbsp because the onions overwhelmed the mixture the first time I made it. I also didn’t want it too sweet, so I cut out 1 tsp sugar. Finally, they used Mahi-Mahi, but I couldn’t find it at the grocery store, so I used Whitefish instead. I always say – “improvise for pleasant surprise!”They suggest you serve with roasted red potatoes and steamed broccoli. That was a good call when I made it.

Here’s the recipe:

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 tbsp minced red onion
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced cilantro
  • squeezed juice from 1/2 of a lime
  • 1/2 tsp minced jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 Whitefish fillets
  1. Mix mango, blueberries, onion, lime juice, cilantro, salt, sugar, jalapeno pepper in a bowl. Lightly smoosh the blueberries to release their flavor. Set bowl aside.
  2. Put oil in glass baking dish (or fry in pan) until cooked through and flaking easily.
  3. Top each fish fillet with some of the Mango-Blueberry mixture.
Per serving, the original recipe only has 160 calories, 27g protein, 7g carbs and 2g fat. My version is probably even a little healthier.Enjoy!

– Mike
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