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15-Minute Quinoa and Korean Beef Bowl.

Appetizers

Eggs. Grains. Grilled Meats. Grilled Veggies. Meatloaf and Meatballs. Muffins & Bites. Pork. Poultry. Salads. Sandwiches. Soups & Stews. Sweets.

Veggies. Banana Bread Protein Smoothie. If you have a sweet tooth but you're on a weight-loss journey, this banana bread breakfast smoothie is the answer to your prayers — a sweet drink that's actually good for you, thanks to its protein status.

Banana Bread Protein Smoothie

Clinical and holistic dietitian Esther Blum finds that her clients start to shed pounds with more ease once they begin to eat more protein, since high-protein foods take more work to "digest, metabolize, and use, which means you burn more calories processing them. " Clocking in at over 34 grams of protein per serving, this tasty beverage will regulate your appetite, keeping you full and satisfied all morning long. Chopped walnuts are tossed into the mix for their nutty flavor and anti-inflammatory benefits, while the addition of metabolism-boosting cinnamon ties the smoothie together for dessert-inspired perfection.

Ingredients Directions Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Source: Calorie Count Information Category Breakfast/Brunch Yield 1 smoothie Nutrition Calories per serving.

Pasta

Quesadilla Combinations. Napoleon Dynamite’s grandma said it best when she declared, “Make yourself a dang quesadilla!”

Quesadilla Combinations

Because not only are these tasty tortilla treats easy to make, but they also contain cheese—which we consider one of the world's great wonders. On top of that, they’re easy to adapt for any dietary preference branching in dozens of directions: basic cheese-only, loaded up with nutrient-rich veggies, packed with proteins, or even stuffed with sweets! But whatever route you take, these happy little half-moons are a pure delight. Quesadillas can do triple duty as a healthy snack, post-workout meal, and something to satisfy those comfort food cravings.

And these 22 quesadilla combos would make Grandma Dynamite proud. Note: Our favorite way to heat tortillas is over an open burner, simply flipping a few times until it's warm. Morning Glory 1. 2. Sandwich Spin-Offs 3. 4. 5. 6. Veggie Heads 7. Sauteed Pears w/ Bacon & Mushroom Dressing. Coconut Curry Shrimp & Green Beans. Truffle Oil Popcorn with Rosemary and Garlic. Forget the microwave popcorn!

Truffle Oil Popcorn with Rosemary and Garlic

This recipe for truffle oil popcorn is cooked on the stovetop and drizzled with a rosemary and garlic infused olive oil. Perfect for a romantic movie night at home! Before Scott and I were married, our officiant asked us to read The Five Love Languages. It’s a great read, a book I highly recommend to anyone who is engaged or in a long term relationship. We learned a lot about how to communicate and make each other feel loved, two skills that are kinda important in marriage. However, I distinctly remember being disappointed when I realized that my love language, food, was not included. Cooking delicious and nourishing food is one way I communicate love to the people I care about most.

Food is also how I show love to myself. It breaks my heart to know how many people are afraid to love food. I can see how people fall out of love with food. But I digress! It takes hard work, but it is possible to fall back in love with food. Author: Rachael Hartley, RD, LD, CDE. Dilled Pot Roast.