CHAR Congrats on that awesome weight loss! I should be so lucky. And I can certainly relate to the boring food problem. I make a habit of trying a new recipe every week or two.
I recently bought pumpkin seed protein powder and made a smoothie for breakfast today. It was good and filled me until lunch. I am not a smoothie fan, but need to get the morning protein also.
Here is my friend Margaret's Granola Recipe. I haven't checked the calories or nutritional info but you can run it through the recipe calculator. Remember granola's a by nature high calorie.
Honey Granola Bars
1-1/4 C. oats
1/4 C. whole wheat flour
1/4 C. toasted wheat germ (I used ground flax seeds)
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4C plus 2 Tablespoons honey
1/3 C. raisins or chopped dried apricots
combine first four ingredients and mix well. Add honey, stir til moist & crumbly. Add fruit.
Spread in 8" square oiled pan, bake 300F 18 to 20 min.
I found these needed a couple pinches salt. I also added pumpkin seeds and 2 big tablespoons peanut butter.
Also SP has some great recipes. One of our favorites is the Spinach Lasagna Rollups. I use the first one listed.
Good luck to you.
Sharon from Florida
| current weight: 157.2