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  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Pancakes

    A healthy twist on the classic PB&J sandwich.

    PB&J Protein Pancakes PB&J Protein Pancakes

    Ingredients
    1 scoop of Peanut Butter Whey Protein 
    3 tablespoons Almond Flour
    1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda 
    2 tablespoons Stevia Baking Powder 
    3/4 cups egg whites
    1 tablespoon Applesauce
    1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
    3 teaspoons Strawberry Jelly

    Directions
    1. Mix together dry ingredients (whey protein, almond flour, baking soda) then mix together wet ingredients (egg whites, applesauce, vanilla extract, jelly). Combine dry and wet mixes.
    2. Let mixture sit for 5 minutes.
    3. Heat a skillet on medium heat and coat with non-stick spray.
    4. Turn heat to low-medium and add pancake mixture one at a time. Let cook for 2 to 4 minutes on each side.
    5. Top with strawberry jelly and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Calories | 159
    Protein | 16g
    Carbs | 17g
    Fat | 3g


  • Quest Cinnamon Roll Recipe

    Make a quick, easy and healthy post-workout meal with homemade Quest Cinnamon Rolls.

    Quest Roll Recipe


    INGREDIENTS
    1 Quest Bar Cinnamon Roll Flavor
    1 tbsp vanilla Greek yogurt
    Sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)


    DIRECTIONS

    1. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Roll out the Quest bar using a rolling pin. Make it about 1/8" thick.
    2. Bake at 350 for 2 minutes.
    3. Remove. Let cool for 1-2 minutes. Once cooled, cut the bar lengthwise into 4 strips.
    4. Spread Greek yogurt over the 4 strips.
    5. Roll each strip into a "mini" cinnamon roll.
    Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!


    NUTRITION

    Calories             182
    Fat                       6 g
    Protein              22 g
    Carbs                25 g (fiber: 17g, sugar: 1g)black $5 off

  • 40 Things You Should Probably Give Up For Lent

    STOP. DOING. THIS. STOP. DOING. THIS.

    Catholic or not, there are some things we could all do without. Use the next 40 days as a step in the right direction for your life. Although some of these aren't terrible, it's always good to know you can quit if wanted.

    Lent begins: Wednesday, February 18th. Lent ends: Thursday, April 2nd


    40 Things You Should Probably Give Up for Lent

    1. Making excuses
    2. Bored snacking
    3. Soda/ pop
    4. Being hungover
    5. Taking 3 scoops of preworkout
    6. Doing laundry, but not putting it away
    7. Hitting the snooze button
    8. Spending your entire paycheck
    9. Over-salting your food
    10. Being angry
    11. Ice cream
    12. Ignoring your parents phone calls
    13. Ignoring your grandparents phone calls
    14. Facebook stalking
    15. Binge-watching TV shows
    16. Fast food
    17. Not washing your face at night
    18. Instagramming your toes
    19. Pretending you never got that text message
    20. Biting your nails
    21. Road rage
    22. Being late
    23. Clutter
    24. Going weeks without washing your bedding
    25. Selfies
    26. Not drinking water until you're dehydrated
    27. Texting & driving
    28. Starbucks
    29. Driving on E
    30. Not emptying the trash
    31. Skipping cardio
    32. Tanning
    33. Lack of eye contact
    34. Not having a set goal/ plan in writing
    35. Procrastinating
    36. Skipping breakfast
    37. Leaving tupperware and shaker cups unwashed for days
    38. Picking at your face
    39. Sleeping in contacts
    40. Mismatching socks

    What are you giving up or adding to the next 40 days? Hit us up on social media @healthdesigns or #healthdesigns

  • RECIPE: Jambalaya with Chicken, Shrimp and Quinoa

    Mardi Gras is in full swing - and what better way to celebrate than with FOOD. This jambalaya recipe is packed full of protein and is perfect for any time of the year.

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    Ingredients
    8 oz cooked chicken breast, shredded
    8 oz shrimp, peeled and deveined
    3 celery stalks, diced
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 medium green pepper, chopped
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    1 teaspoon dried thyme
    1 bay leaf
    1 tablespoon smoked paprika
    1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
    1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
    1 cup uncooked quinoa
    1 cup diced tomatos
    2 cups chicken broth

    Directions
    1. Heat a large pot on high heat. Once hot, add onions and sauté until golden brown. Stir in celery, green pepper and garlic.
    2. Turn heat down to medium. Add thyme, bay leaf, paprika, peppers and rice. Stir for 5 min.
    3. Add chicken, tomatoes and broth. Turn heat back up to high until boils. Once boiling, turn heat down to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
    4. After 20 minutes, check if rice is tender and most liquid is absorbed. If there is too much liquid, keep simmering.
    5. Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Add to pot. Cover for 5 minutes. Remove shrimp from pot when it is pink. Season with parsley.
    That's it!

    NUTRITION FACTS/ MACROS (for entire recipe)
    Protein        104 g
    Carbs          162 g
    Fat                   7 g
    Calories    1127 g

  • 7 Tricks to Make Your Fresh Cut Flowers Last Longer

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    Keep your flowers looking fresh and alive for up to 7 days longer just by using ingredients from around the house.

    7 Tricks to Keep Flowers Fresh

     


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    Tip #1 - Apple Cider Vinegar
    Mix 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar and 2 tablespoons sugar with the vase water before adding the flowers. Change the water (plus new vinegar and sugar) every 3 days to enhance your flowers longevity.

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    Tip #2 - Soda
    Add 1/4 cup of soda into the water in a vase full of fresh cut flowers. The sugar in the soda makes the blossoms last longer. Tip: use something clear like Sprite, 7-up or Sierra Mist so your water stays clear.

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    Tip #3 - Vodka
    Add a few drops of vodka + 1 teaspoon sugar to the vase water. This will work to fight the growth of bacteria and make your flowers last longer.

     

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    Tip #4 - Aspirin
    Crush up 1 tablet of aspirin and add it to the vase water before adding your flowers. Add new water and aspirin every 3 days.

     

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    Tip #5 - Bleach
    Add 1/4 teaspoon of bleach to 1 liter of water. The bleach will keep the flowers fresh longer by preventing the growth of bacteria and cloudy water.

     

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    Tip #6 - Coins
    Add a few pennies to the jar of water. The copper will act as an acidifier which prevents the growth of bacteria.

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    Tip #7 - Sugar
    Add 3 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons white vinegar to 1 liter of lukewarm water. Make sure the water covers 3 to 4 inches of the flowers stems. The sugar nourishes the plant and the vinegar prevents bacterial growth.

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