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Healthy Family Recipes

Eating healthy can be difficult, for families there are a number of reasons why eating healthily is more challenging. Many families lead busy lives leaving limited time to source and prepare nutritious family meals. Any parent who has tried to add vegetables to their children’s diet is aware how difficult it is and often parents are left scarred by the resulting meltdown. Children seem to be preprogrammed by mass marketing to want processed like pizza, burgers, fries and vegetables such as broccoli, kale, etc. are viewed as alien objects to be feared.

At The Biggest Loser Resort we teach our guests how to prepare delicious healthy meals that are filled with nutrients. Finding healthy meals that satisfy the entire family’s can be feel impossible, in this section we’ve included some healthy recipes your entire family will love. These recipes are typical of the meals our guests enjoy while at our resorts and we’re pleased to be able to share them with you.

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Breakfast - Chocolate, Banana, Peanut Butter Smoothie (Serves 1)

  • 1 Small banana
  • 1 Cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 Serving chocolate protein powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • ¼ Cup plain Greek yoghurt
  • ¼ Cup cooked millet or Farro
  • 2 Teaspoons powdered peanut butter

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add ice as needed to desired consistency

Nutrient info per serving: 330 Calories, 9g Fat, 35g Carbohydrates, 31g Protein, 6g Fiber

Chocolate, Banana, Peanut Butter Smoothie

Breakfast - Egg Scramble, Protein & Toast (Serves 1)

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 Slice whole grain bread
  • 1 Teaspoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Salsa
  • 2 Slices turkey bacon or 2 links turkey sausages (optional)

Grill the turkey bacon or sausages, scramble the eggs in a non-stick pan. To serve place the eggs and meat over whole grain toast. Season to taste.

Nutrient info per serving: 378 calories, 14g fat, 31g carbohydrate, 25g protein, 7g fiber

Breakfast - Egg Scramble, Protein & Toast

Lunch - Turkey Bacon, Tomato, Arugula Pizza (Serves 2)

  • 1 Gluten free pizza crust
  • 4 Slices turkey bacon – nitrate/nitrite free
  • ½ Cup tomato slices
  • 1 Teaspoon oregano
  • 1 Cup zucchini, shredded
  • 3oz Mozzarella part skim
  • 2oz Arugula

Crisp and chop bacon. Slice tomato very thin. Brush crust with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with oregano. Add bacon, cheese, tomato and bake about 8-10 or until desired crispness. Top with arugula and serve.

Nutrient info per serving: 394 calories, 16g fat, 39g carbohydrate, 26g protein, 3g fiber

Lunch - Turkey Bacon, Tomato, Arugula Pizza

Dinner - Chicken Sausage With Peppers & Brown Rice (Serves 4)

  • 1 Cup brown rice, cooked
  • 4 Chicken sausages, sliced on an angle
  • 2 Cups red and yellow bell peppers, cut into 1½-inch chunks
  • 2 Cups red onion, cut into thick slices
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Cups zucchini, cut into thick chunks
  • ½ Cup barbecue sauce

Heat rice in a steamer. In a large skillet, sauté the chicken sausages until browned. Remove from the skillet and set aside. In the same skillet sauté peppers, onions and garlic. When these ingredients start getting soft, add the zucchini and cook until crisp tender. Stir about half of the barbecue sauce into the vegetables and cook until the sauce thickens slightly. Add the chicken sausage to the skillet with the remaining barbecue sauce. Cook until the chicken sausage is warmed through. Serve meal on the entrée plate. Start with a ¼ cup of brown rice. Top with ¼ of the chicken-pepper entrée, to equal 4 ounces. Serve with 4 ounces steamed vegetables on the side.

Nutrient info per serving: 467 calories, 18g fat, 35g carbohydrate, 30g protein, 8g fiber

Chicken Sausage With Peppers & Brown Rice

Peanut Butter Truffles (Serves 6)

  • ½ Cup peanut butter
  • ½ Cup protein powder, your choice flavor
  • 1 Teaspoon xylitol or stevia, or more to taste
  • ½ Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ Tablespoon xylitol

Combine peanut butter and protein powder in a small bowl and mix well. If mixture is too sticky, add a little more protein powder; these will firm up when chilled. Add sweetener, to taste. Form into ½-inch to 1-inch balls. Mix cocoa powder and xylitol on a small plate and roll peanut butter balls in it until thoroughly coated. Place on a plate covered with wax paper, and refrigerate until serving.

Nutrient info per serving: 207 calories, 13g fat, 10g carbohydrate, 15g protein, 2g fiber,

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Peanut Butter Truffles