“Summer Smoothie Marathon”: #6) Low-Carb Smoothie

Smoothie #6 in our “Summer Smoothie Marathon” is one of our most sought-out creations: the “Low-Carb Smoothie”! It is what it is – low amounts of nutritious carbs, coupled with lots of protein; but make no mistake, it’s still a SUPER filling smoothie! 21.9 grams of protein, and 26% of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin C at a mere 269 calories per serving. After you give this smoothie a try, leave a rating & comment below; we know you’ll enjoy it! Happy Cooking. – Tasty25 Staff

 

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CALORIE COUNT: 269 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 1 Adult

 

What you need:

2 Tbsp. Honey

1/2 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder

1/4 Cup Cottage Cheese (Low Fat)

1/2 Cup Mixed Berries

1 Cup Water (For best taste, use cold water!)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 3 minutes; Servings: 1)

  1. Place all ingredients, except the ice cubes, into container of electric blender; Blend on high until smooth.

  2. With blender running, add 2-3 ice cubes at a time through center opening in the lid, until all ice cubes have been added.

  3. Blend until smooth; Serve immediately. (Smoothie will become thick if not consumed right away!)

  4. Drink & enjoy!

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Chickpea Cream Pies!

If you’ve ever liked Oatmeal Cream Pies, you’re gonna LOVE our latest unique dessert submission! Check out these “Chickpea Cream Pies” by Maria & Savannah of “BusyGirlsEatClean” in Las Vegas, Nevada; it’s a great healthy & delicious twist to an American classic sweet treat, and we were surprised at how food conscious one of these yummy cookies actually was. You’re getting 31% of your DV of fiber, 13.8 grams of protein, 10% DV of Calcium, and much more! Calorie count is low too, at only 243 per serving. Give this dessert recipe a try, and share your thoughts with us by leaving a rating & comment below; we know you’ll enjoy it. Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

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CALORIE COUNT: 243 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 64 grams.

 

What you need:

 

  • Cream Pie Ingredients

1 Can of chickpeas

1/4 Cup almond butter

1/2 Cup oats

2 Tbsp. honey

2 Tbsp. vanilla whey protein

  • Frosting Ingredients

1/4 Cup almond butter

2 Tbsp. vanilla whey protein

2 Tbsp. non-fat Greek yogurt

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 20 minutes; Servings: 8-10)

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F.

  2. Next, mix all of the Cream Pie ingredients together in a blender or food processor.

  3. Take the Cream Pie mixture, and fill a large, lightly greased muffin tin, using enough mix to fill each individual muffin tin 1/4-1/2 of the way full. (Quick Tip: It’s easier to make the “pies” with a muffin tin, but you can also use a cookie sheet.)

  4. Bake in the oven for 13 minutes; while the Cream Pies are baking, mix together your Frosting ingredients by hand in a small bowl.

  5. When Cream Pies are done, remove them from your muffin tin or cookie sheet; next, add “cream” to one side of Cream Pie, and make sandwich with the other; Serve immediately, or refrigerate for a later date.

  6. Eat & enjoy!

  Thanks Maria & Sav for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Healthy Blueberry Pancakes with Coconut Cream!

A healthy, balanced breakfast is ESSENTIAL to kickstarting a food conscious day! It’s important to get our metabolisms going early, and replenish our bodies with good fuel. These Healthy Blueberry Pancakes with Coconut Cream submitted by Yelitza Velazquez of Plymouth, Connecticut feeds 5-6 people at a low 240 calories per serving, contains a whopping 9 grams of protein per serving, and they’re packed full of fiber, calcium, and Vitamin C! Let us know what you think by leaving a rating & comment below, and we hope you enjoy. Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

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CALORIE COUNT: 240 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 105 grams.

 

What you need:

 

  • Ingredients for pancakes

1 Cup multigrain pancake mix

1/4 Cup oats

1/2 Cup blueberries

2/3 Cup 2% milk

2 Tbsp. banana

1 Tbsp. ground flax seed

3 Tbsp. water

  • Ingredients for coconut cream

1 Cup fresh coconut

1/2 Cup almonds

2 Tbsp. honey or agave nectar

2 Tbsp. chia seeds

1 Tbsp. water

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 15 minutes; Serves 5-6.)

  1. Preheat a non-stick skillet or griddle to medium/medium-low heat.

  2. Next, mix all of your pancake ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.

  3. Pour batter onto your preheated skillet or griddle, until you see bubbles on the top (3-4 minutes); Then, flip the pancake to other side, cooking for 1-2 minutes.

  4. Remove from skillet/griddle, and set aside.

  5. Next, mix all of your coconut cream ingredients in a food processor or blender, and serve over pancakes while hot.

  6. Serve immediately. (Feel free to top with fruit & nuts!)

  7. Eat & enjoy!

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Cottage Cheese & Fruit Delight!

Cheers to a delicious, naturally sweetened healthy snack! Check out this Cottage Cheese & Fruit Delight submitted by Vera Such of Basel, Switzerland; it’s low fat, 160 calorie snack that’s chock full of yummy assorted fruit! This is a great after school snack for the kids, or a quick grab-and-go snack to pack for your workday… Honestly, you can’t go wrong with this one! Make sure to share your thoughts about this amazing recipe by leaving a rating & comment below, and we hope you enjoy. Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

CALORIE COUNT: 160 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 2 Adults

 

What you need:

1 Cup low-fat cottage cheese

1/2 Cup sliced bananas

1/4 Cup chopped apples

1/4 Cup raspberries

1 Tsp. fresh clover honey

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 3 minutes; Serves 2 adults.)

  1. Mix together your cottage cheese, sliced bananas, chopped apples, raspberries, and honey until completely even.

  2. Serve immediately in 2 medium sized bowls.

  3. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Vera for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Tasty25 TV: Autumn Harvest Cookies!

We’ve been waiting for the next great dessert recipe to be submitted to Tasty25 Magazine, and today we got it! These Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies sent in by Reese Latham of Oxford, MS are a tasty way to include fresh fruit & honey into warm, soft, chewy cookies! Each one of these delicious treats are only 132 calories per serving, so you can feel at ease with indulging your sweet tooth also. Make sure to share your thoughts and opinions below by rating & commenting on this recipe; we know you’ll enjoy this one! Have a great day, be food conscious, and Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

What you need:

1 1/2 Cups multi-grain flour

1 1/2 Cups old-fashioned rolled oats

1 Cup fresh clover honey

3/4 Cup finely chopped fresh apple slices

3/4 Cup caramel bits, chopped

6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

1 Tsp. baking powder

1/2 Tsp. baking soda

1/2 Tsp. salt

2 Tsp. vanilla extract

1 Large egg

 

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 25 minutes; Yields 36-48 cookies.)

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Combine your flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl; Stir well.

  3. Next, place your honey & butter into a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy; Add your vanilla and egg, and beat well; Gradually add the flour mixture to the bowl, and beat at low speed until mixture is just combined; Then gradually fold in your chopped apple slices and the bits of caramel.

  4. After you’re finished combining the ingredients, drop the dough by 2 teaspoonfuls two inches apart onto baking pans lined with baking paper.

  5. Flatten balls slightly with your hand, and bake at 350 °F for 9 minutes.

  6. When cookies are done, cool the cookies in the pans for about 3 minutes.

  7. Then remove cookies from pans, and allow to cool completely on wire racks.

  8. Eat & enjoy!

(Tasty25 Staff Tip: Refrigerate excess cookies as a treat for a later day; place them in tupperware or zip-lock bags to ensure freshness!)

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Tasty25 TV: Strawberry & Peach Salad w/ Chicken!

It’s never a bad idea to whip up a balanced salad in the kitchen for lunch or dinner! Check out Episode 2 of Tasty25 TV, as we bring you a Strawberry & Peach Salad w/ Chicken recipe submitted by a very special Tasty25 contributor – Chef Dana Herbert of New Castle, Delaware. Chef Hebert recently competed for Buddy Valastro’s 8-week baking contest “Next Great Baker” on the cable television network TLC™, and won first place! His culinary creations have also been featured on several other cable TV networks, including WeTV™ and QVC™, and it’s an honor to welcome this world-class baker & food enthusiast to our food conscious community. His salad recipe is a complete meal consisting of only 390 calories per serving, contains 33% of your daily Vitamin A recommendation, and over 124% of your Vitamin C! Give Chef Dana’s recipe a try, and let us know what you think by rating and/or commenting. Enjoy, be food conscious, and Happy Cooking!  – David Jones II, Editor

 

 

What you need:

2  6-oz chicken breasts

2 Bunches of spinach/baby spinach (Washed, dried, and cut if needed.)

3 Cups sliced strawberries

1 Cup sliced peaches

1/2 Cup walnuts

2 Tbsp. poppy seeds

2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp. honey

1/2 Tsp. dry mustard

1/4 Tsp. black pepper powder

Pinch of sea salt & paprika

 

Photo by: Erik Meyer

 

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 15 minutes; Serving size – 4 adults)

  1. Using a whisk, combine the lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. of olive oil, dry mustard, poppy seeds, and a pinch of salt & paprika until all ingredients are dissolved; Place dressing in the refrigerator.

  2. Next, heat your oven to 350 degrees; Place walnuts & almonds on a metal baking tray, and toast in the oven for 8-10 minutes.

  3. Cut the chicken breasts into even horizontal strips; Place on a cooking grill, and grill until cooked all the way through. (10-15 minutes.)

  4. After the chicken is thoroughly cooked, toss torn spinach leaves, strawberries, and peaches in a large bowl, and drizzle the refrigerated dressing over it.

  5. Now add walnuts, and top salad with grilled chicken; serve immediately.

  6. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Chef Dana for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Homemade Protein Granola Bars!

Healthy & delicious snacks make the world go round! Check out these tasty Homemade Protein Granola Bars submitted by Tasty25 contributor Giana Basile of Boston, Massachusetts; the recipe yields 4 servings of these 198 calorie protein bars, and they make a great lunch or snack option for your kids or a grab-n-go healthy snack for the workplace! Give this recipe a try, share your thoughts by leaving a rating & comment below, and we hope you enjoy! Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

CALORIE COUNT: 198 Calories Per ServingSERVING SIZE: 1 Adult

 

What you need:

1 Cup rolled oats

1/4 Cup almond milk

1 Scoop of vanilla whey protein powder

2 Tbsp. of almond butter

1 Tsp. honey

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 25 minutes; Makes 4 servings.)

  1. Mix together dry ingredients

  2. Heat the milk & almond butter in the microwave for 30 seconds; stir together then add to dry ingredients.

  3. Mix ingredients & press together- forming a flat rectangular shape on a nonstick plate & freeze for 20 minutes

  4. Cut into 4 bars- wrap with plastic wrap & refrigerate

  5. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Giana for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.