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How To Hit Your Protein Goal

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Benefits of protein:

Aids in building lean muscle

Repairs muscle tissue after it’s broken down via working out.

Building blocks of bones, muscles, skin, blood.

Increases satiety (feeling full)

 

Check out our latest YouTube video to see how easy it can be to get protein in you day!

https://youtu.be/w2NSsvMuMwA

 

Over or Under? How to Adjust your Day to Hit Your Macros!

 

We broke it down with each individual macro on easy ways to make adjustments in your day, whether you are over your targets, or under! 

It’s so easy to over complicate the process when often times it just takes a little tweaking here and there! 

Save these infographics to refer to when you need some help hitting you macros! 

What do you find is your easiest macro to hit and your most challenging?

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Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

This recipe is simple and easy and will leave you lots of leftovers for the week! If you don’t have an Instant Pot, no worries, you can use your crockpot instead, just make sure to plan ahead for that. This cooks in 90 minutes in the Instant Pot versus 8 hours in the crock pot. All of that being said, if you don’t have an Instant Pot, you need one!

For the Pulled Pork:

Ingredients:

-Boneless Pork Shoulder 

– 1 Cup Organic Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce (or any bbq sauce that works for you)

-2 Cups Organic Chicken Broth (I prefer low sodium)

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Directions: 

1. Weigh Pork Shoulder Raw

2. Put in Instant Pot with broth and bbq sauce.

3. Set manually to 90 minutes.

4. Quick release at the end. 

5. Re-weigh pork cooked. determine your new weight for a 1 ounce serving  now that it is cooked.

6. Shred up with two forks and enjoy!

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When the Instant Pot has about 50 minutes to go, preheat oven to 400 degrees.

For the Sweet Potatoes:

1.Spray Pan with non-stick spray

2. Cut potato in half lengthwise

3. Flesh side up, LIGHTly drizzle in olive oil

4. Flip over to cook with skin side up.

5. Cook 30-40 minutes or until potatoes look carmelized and are soft in the middle.

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Break up Potato with a fork, top with pork, sour cream, green onion and bacon bits!!

My single serving I used:

-10oz Sweet Potato

-6oz BBQ Pulled Pork

-1T Sour Cream

-1T Bacon Bits

-Sprinkle of Green Onion

Macros: 37P 31F 64C

*Make lower fat by eliminating or user lower fat sour cream and bacon bits. 

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Breakfast Pizza

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Breakfast Pizza

-1 Flat Out Spicy Italian Pizza Crust

-136g egg whites

-40g Super Greens (or any fresh greens of your choice!)

-1oz Applegate Ham

-28g reduced fat cheddar Jack cheese

-50g peppers

Macros: 28.5C 8.2F 34P

*Preheat oven to 425 degress

*Scramble eggs and greens, dice up ham and peppers separately. 

*lightly brown pizza crust for 2 minutes, then top with egg scramble, peppers, ham and cheese. 

*Bake for 5 minutes, top with salsa and sour cream (not included in macros)! 

Enjoy! 

 

 

Vital Proteins-Collagen peptides

One that contains 18 grams of protein per serving! Katy and I both have been incorporating this supplement into our daily routine by mixing the non flavored kind with our morning coffee, easy as that! @vitalproteins has a ton of great flavored options too, I just prefer the non flavored so I can mix it with just about anything. If you don’t incorporate collagen into your supplements, I suggest you give this stuff a try.

Protein Packed Fruit Smoothie

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•1 Cup Frozen mixed berries

•1T Peanut butter

•50 grams spinach

•1 scoop protein powder (I used Progenex Vanilla)

Blend and Enjoy!

25C 28P 9F

Pork Omelette over bed of sweet potatoes

 

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Pulled Pork filled Omelet over Cauli rice, butternut squash and sweet potatoes

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100g sweet potato

100g butternut squash

80g Cauli rice

136g egg whites

5oz pulled pork

2oz mushrooms

4oz yellow squash

2 oz red onion

14g reduced fat chedder

40g spinach

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Sautee’ butternut,sweet potatoe and cauli rice until soft. 

Combine rest of ingredients in a bowl and cook over medium heat in covered pan into an omelet. 

Mash sweet potatoe mixture onto plate, put Omelet on top and fill with pork!

*top w/avacado and salsa

MACROS: 43C 10F 58P

Pumpkin protein pancakes

These pumpkin protein pancakes are an every week occurrence in my house! Easy to make on the griddle and easy on your macros, try this recipe for a new favorite! 

1/4 tsp baking soda

17 grams of protein powder(I used #cellucor cinnamon swirl) 

57.5 grams of egg whites 

10 grams of flour

2 oz. of organic pumpkin 

1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice

Total macros: 16.1C/.7F/20.3P

You can top with peanut butter, organic honey, cream cheese, or whip cream and sprinkle with cinnamon, anything you desire! (Macros listed are for pancakes only) 

Big appetite? Double the recipe! Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

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