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Sweet Potato Skins with Turkey Bacon and Tomato

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Nutritious baked sweet potatoes replace fried white potatoes in this healthy makeover of a popular bar snack. Instead of fatty bacon and sour cream, our sweet potato skins recipe uses turkey bacon and nonfat Greek yogurt. With only 190 calories per serving, they make a delicious snack, and can even be eaten for lunch or dinner.

Total Time: 20 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 10 min.
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:
4 baked medium sweet potatoes, cut in half
1 tsp. olive oil
½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
8 Tbsp. low-fat plain Greek yogurt
2 slices cooked turkey bacon, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
8 green onions, thinly sliced

Preparation:
1. Heat oven to 400° F.
2. Scoop flesh out of sweet potatoes and reserve for another use.
3. Place skins on a baking sheet. Brush with oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 10 minutes, or until crisp.
4. Top each sweet potato half evenly with yogurt, turkey bacon, tomato, and green onions.

Sweet potato skins with turkey bacon nutrition facts and meal plan portions

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Gingerbread Granola

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This seasonal recipe for gingerbread granola is perfect if you want a little treat. It’s especially good on top of yogurt. Just 58 calories.

Total Time: 1 hr. 10 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 55 min.
Yield: 30 servings, 2 Tbsp. each

Ingredients:
2½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
½ cup slivered almonds
1½ tsp. ground cinnamon
1¼ tsp. ground ginger
¼ tsp. ground cloves
¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
¼ cup molasses
3 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil
½ cup unsweetened applesauce

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 300° F.
2. Line baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
3. Combine oats, almonds, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt in a large mixing bowl; mix well. Set aside.
4. Combine molasses, oil, and applesauce in a small saucepan; cook, over low heat, stirring continuously, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until oil has melted.
5. Pour molasses mixture over oat mixture; mix until oats are evenly coated.
6. Place on prepared baking pan; spread evenly in a thin layer.
7. Bake for 50 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes, or until granola is light golden brown and crisp.
8. Cool granola completely (it will get more crisp as it cools).
9. Store in an airtight container.

8 High Protein Breakfasts

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Resist that tempting box of donuts at the office and stop making poor meal choices at lunch by starting your morning with a nutritious, high-protein breakfast. Your body needs protein to build and repair muscle, so if you’re exercising, it’s important to get enough of it! These high-protein breakfast recipes are easy to make and will keep you feeling satisfied for hours. Not sure how much protein you should be eating? Find out here.

Spinach Omelet with Gouda
How Much Protein? 21 grams
Try something a little different with this spinach and corn omelet sprinkled with flavorful smoked gouda cheese. Get the recipe.

Egg white omelet with Spinach corn and gouda cheese breakfast recipe.

Greek Islander Shakeology
How Much Protein? 28 grams
This smoothie’s vibrant color comes from antioxidants in pomegranate juice and blackberries. Get the recipe.

Greek Islander Shakeology recipe with blackberries and pomegranate juice.

Egg White Scramble with Chicken
How Much Protein? 52 grams
This satisfying scramble is a great choice to start the day with plenty of protein. Get the recipe.

High-protein egg white scramble with chicken breakfast recipe.

Turkey Sausage Muffin
How Much Protein? 21 grams
This turkey sausage patty on an whole-grain English muffin is a great, grab-and-go breakfast. Get the recipe.

Turkey sausage muffin breakfast recipe.

Power Yogurt Breakfast
How Much Protein? 29 grams
Power up for your workout, or your day, with this Greek yogurt recipe with fresh fruit, wheat germ, and toasted coconut. Get the Recipe.

High-protein Greek yogurt and fruit breakfast recipe.

Herbed Poached Egg Whites on Wheat
How Much Protein? 16 grams
Add some tarragon to your egg whites for a more savory breakfast. Don’t be intimidated by poaching eggs, it’s easier than you think! This light breakfast contains only 157 calories. Get the recipe.

Herbed Poached egg whites on sprouted grain toast breakfast recipe.

Overloaded Oatmeal
How Much Protein? 25 grams
This oatmeal recipe is topped with your choice of nuts, dried fruit, and a dash of cinnamon. A scoop of whey protein powder makes it an even more satisfying breakfast. Get the recipe.

Overloaded oatmeal breakfast recipe with raisins and walnuts.

Scrambled Egg Whites with Steamed Sweet Potato
How Much Protein? 22 grams
By adding sweet potatoes as a side to your scrambled eggs in this P90X3-inspired recipe, you add even more nutrients to your breakfast plate. Get the recipe.

Scrambled egg whites with steamed sweet potato high-protein breakfast recipe.

Dairy and Sugar Free Hot Cocoa

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{Makes one cup}

Ingredients

1 cup non-dairy milk or water (try Easiest Coconut Milk, Easiest Almond Milk, or Rice Milk)
1 tbsp cocoa OR carob powder, sifted to remove clumps
liquid stevia, to taste (I used 5 drops)
¼ tsp vanilla extract, optional

Method

1.  Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and whisk over low heat until combined and desired temperature has been reached.

2.  Pour into a mug and enjoy!

Peppermint Mocha Latte

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Come the holiday season, I love peppermint mocha lattes. But, they’re full of a ton of additives. The ingredients of Starbucks version (my personal favorite) are: espresso, milk, mocha sauce (corn syrup, water, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, cocoa (processed with alkali 13%), potassium sorbate, artificial flavor), and peppermint-flavored syrup (sugar, water, natural flavors, preservative, sodium benzoate, citric acid), whipped cream, and dark chocolate.

Calories in one Tall nonfat Peppermint Mocha Latte with no whip (add 70 calories and 7 grams of fat for whip 😦
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Hmm. This prompted me to ask our incredible nutritionists to whip up their own version. I couldn’t be happier, and I think you’ll love it too. If you swap almond milk for nonfat milk and leave out the honey, you can enjoy it vegan.
Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 5 min.
Yield: 1 serving
Ingredients:
½ cup nonfat milk (or unsweetened almond milk)
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp. raw honey (optional)
¼ tsp. pure peppermint extract
1 cup brewed black coffee (or 1 shot espresso)
1 fresh mint leaf (for garnish; optional)
Preparation:
1. Bring milk, cocoa powder, and honey (if desired) to a boil in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
2. Remove from heat; mix vigorously with a whisk until frothy.
3. Pour coffee into a large serving mug; top with milk mixture.
4. Garnish with mint leaf if desired.
Calories in Peppermint Mocha Latte Beachbody Blog
Here’s the nutrition details for the vegan version:
Beachbody Blog Calories in Peppermint Mocha Latte Vegan

5 Delicious Shakeology Desserts

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Vanilla Almond Energy Balls
These sweet pick-me-ups taste like truffles. Get the recipe!

Shakeology Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars
The classic flavors of chocolate and peanut butter meld together in this brownie-like treat. Get the recipe!

Peanut Butter Shakeology Cups
Peanut butter and chocolate combine in a new take on this classic candy. Get the recipe!

Vanilla Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Make your own guilt-free ice cream with Shakeology and peanut butter. Get the recipe!

Chocolate Shakeology Pudding
This creamy chocolate pudding will satisfy your sweet tooth. Get the recipe!

P.S. Don’t love peanut butter? Don’t be shy about substituting!

Glazed Cinnamon Yams

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By making a few substitutions to this classic fall side dish, we’ve made it healthier without sacrificing the flavor.
Total Time: 1 hr. 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 60 min.
Yield: 12 servings, 2/3 cup each
Ingredients:
2½ lbs. medium yams, peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces (about 8 cups)
1 tsp. sea salt, divided use
2 tsp. grated orange peel
2 Tbsp. 100% orange juice
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
2 Tbsp. raw honey (or maple syrup)
½ tsp. ground black pepper
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Arrange yams in 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Season evenly with ¼ tsp. salt. Set aside.
3. Combine orange peel, orange juice, lemon juice, butter, and honey in a small bowl; whisk to blend.
4. Pour orange juice mixture over yams; toss to coat.
5. Sprinkle evenly with remaining ¾ tsp. salt, pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
6. Bake yams, stirring occasionally, for 50 to 60 minutes, or until fork tender.
Glazed Yams with Cinnamon and Nutmeg recipe nutritional information and meal program portions