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5 Protein Shake Recipes That Don’t Require Any Protein Powder

A protein shake is an easy way to get more of the powerhouse nutrient in your diet. But maybe you’re bored with your go-to smoothie, or crave a blend of whole foods—no protein powder required. Enter recipe developer Pamela Braun: Her new book, High-Protein Shakes ($15; amazon.com), is a collection of 50 fresh, hunger-busting combinations. We chose five of our favorites, made with only real ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocery or health food store (think Greek yogurt, quinoa, almonds, and hemp hearts). Each of the shakes below contains at least 22 grams…

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10 Best Low Calorie Recipes

If you’re trying to cut back, get in shape or simply eat healthy, you’re in the right place. Let’s get this straight, limiting your calories isn’t giving up but making more sensible choices. Low calorie doesn’t have to be low on flavour or taste. We’ll show you how to have all the fun without really overindulging. You should also know that going on a low calorie cannot be a long term solution. It can help you in reaching your goal but thereafter you will have to make a lifestyle switch…

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3 Yummy Blender Recipes That Will Help You Lose Weight

A self-proclaimed “blendacholic,” Tess Masters is obsessed with whipping up mouthwatering recipes full of the nutrients our bodies crave. “It’s the power of plants to energize and revitalize, in endless blended combs, that gets me most excited,” she writes in her latest cookbook, The Perfect Blend ($20, amazon.com), which features 100 vegan and gluten-free concoctions. And no, they aren’t all smoothies: Masters’ creative recipes run the gamut from sauces and salads to stews and burgers. Each includes “optional boosters” (for nutrition and flavor) that make it easy to tailor the blend to your own taste. Below, Masters…

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5 satisfying beef, pork, and lamb tenderloin recipes that’ll fuel your muscles

COOKING FOR YOURSELF, a date, or a party? Sink your teeth into these simple, satisfying tenderloin meals. Juicy, lean, and loaded with protein, the following 5 recipes—provided by Lindsay Brown—have 40g of protein or more to help you satisfy hunger and fuel muscles.  Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin Makes 4 Servings  Ingredients 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 ½ lb boneless pork tenderloin salt and pepper, to taste 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp dried rosemary ¼ cup fresh parsley, coarsely chopped Directions 1. Preheat oven to…

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3 Make-Ahead Recipes to Help You Eat Healthy Every Night of the Week

Photo: James Ransom If just the thought of cooking five weeknight dinners in a row makes you anxious, good news: Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs of Food52 fame have a new book out that is a game changer. With tons of hearty recipes that turn supermarket ingredients into company-worthy meals—plus make-ahead tips and tricks for elevating leftovers—Food52 A New Way to Dinner ($35, amazon.com) is a must. We chose a few of our favorites from the book, and collected some pro advice from Hesser and Stubbs. So next time the “what’s for dinner?” question comes…

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