I recently contacted some of the best fitness minds from across the internet in search of some healthy recipes and snacks. Each person replied quickly and were extremely excited to contribute!

I would like to thank everyone who took part in this project!

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Laura Flynn Endres of ThisIsFitWorkouts.com with…
Portobello Mushroom Pizza
lauraI’m not completely gluten-free, but I do feel ‘lighter’ when I eat less gluten so I’m always on the prowl for tasty alternatives. I love mushrooms, and who doesn’t love pizza AMIRIGHT? so when I saw this recipe that uses a portobello mushroom cap as the crust? ::mind blown::

I bought mushrooms straight away, tried it, and fell in love. The best part? It’s ready in a flash.

Carefully de-stem the shroom cap and rinse it well. Spray both sides lightly with oil, then place on baking sheet stemless-stem side up. Fill cap with your favorite marinara sauce, diced or sliced veggies, basil (fresh if you have it) and minced garlic, then top with mozzarella cheese and a sprinkle of parm. Bake in a 400 degree preheated oven for 12-15 minutes. BOOM.

Fun fact: I like to put sliced mushrooms on my mushroom pizza. Just because it’s FUNNY.

And I just read a great tip. Mushrooms release liquid when cooked, so try this to prevent sogginess. For each ‘shroom, take one sheet of aluminum foil and first roll it into a ‘rope’, then curve that ‘rope’ into a ring. Set each mushroom pizza on a ring which will elevate it and keep it from sitting in its own juices.

Enjoy!portobello pizza

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If you are on a gluten free diet then this is a healthy cookie for you! 🙂

Get in Shape With Lee’s
Gluten Free Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
Ingredients:
1) Steal cut Oats – 2 cups
2) Peanut Butter – 1 cup
3) Honey – 1/4 cup
4) Cinnamon – 1 Tbsp
5) Walnuts – 1 cup (Optional)
6) Bananas – 2

I really believe the whole family will love these healthy cookies. You can feel good about letting your kids eat these and not worry about them getting sugar overload! Plus the honey will help build your whole families immune system!

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Wesley Claytor from WC Personal Training delivers a great recipe for
Oatmeal Raisin Protein Bars.

oatmeal rasin protein barsWhat you will need:

(Dry Ingredients)
-3 cups of oats
-4 scoops of VANILLA protein powder – I use whey
-1/4 cup raw almonds
-1/4 cup raisins
-1/4 cup butter

(Wet Ingredients)
-1&1/4 cup of water
-1/4 cup of maple syrup
-1/4 cup of honey
-2 eggs

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Melt butter and mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl
3. In a separate bowl, mix all of the wet ingredients
4. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir until it’s fully mixed
5. Grease a medium glass casserole dish with nonstick spray or some nonstick alternative
6. Add oatmeal mixture to the casserole dish, and spread evenly
7. Put in oven for roughly 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned
8. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minute (NO LESS!)
9. Cut into even bars, and ENJOY!

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Joy Konieczka (NASM-CPT) of http://joyfitnessandstyle.com/ brings us
Roasted Chickpeas and Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
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Not only are these two snacks healthy, but can be combined in a salad for great texture and flavor. Both snacks get nice and crispy when you are craving something a little salty.

Roasted Chickpeas

A rich source of manganese, folate, fiber, and tryptophan.

3 Servings; Calories: 153; Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Carbs: 23 g; Fiber: 8g ; Protein 7g

 

Ingredients:

RoastedChickpeas1-15 ounce can organic chickpeas
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350°. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
2. Drain, rinse, and pat dry chickpeas.
3. In a bowl, mix chickpeas, olive oil, and salt together.
4. Spread chickpeas on the baking sheet.
5. Bake in oven for about 40 minutes, shaking cooking sheet every 10-15 until done.

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

A rich source of manganese, tryptophan, magnesium

Servings: 4 Calories: 90 Fat: 5 g Saturated fat 0.8g Carbs: 9 g Fiber: 4g Protein: 3 g
SpicedPumpkinSeeds
Ingredients:

1 cup organic pumpkin seeds
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Worcestershire
1/4 tsp teaspoon salt
1 clove minced garlic
Cooking spray

 

Directions:

Heat oven to 275 degrees. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
In a bowl, mix the first 4 ingredients together.
Spread pumpkin seeds on baking sheet.
Bake in oven for 35 minutes, shaking cookie sheet half way through.
Mix garlic onto pumpkin seeds and bake another 10 minutes.
Let cool and enjoy plain or in a salad.

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Green Regimen Presents

  “The ImmunoBoost” Smoothie

green regimen

2    –     Cups of Water
1    –     Cup of Ice
1    –     Cup of Frozen Cherries
1     –    Cup of Strawberries
1     –    Cup of Pineapple
1     –    Apple
1     –    Persimmon
3     –    Red Kale Leaves
*Less than 61 calories per cup
*Blend for 40 seconds to 1 minute
*Yields about 6 cups
Pour into a tall glass or a To-Go bottle and ENJOY!!!

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LJay Health’s Hummus with Mushrooms and Carrotsljay health

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Chicken Veggie Stir Fry 

I have included a snack which I eat frequently. Its carrots mushrooms and hummus. Pretty simple for me since I am always on the go with work, school and exercising.
I have also include a dinner stir fry which is Broccoli and tofu. I stir fry it in olive oil and put a little bit of organic soy sauce over it.  Both meal ideas are very simple to prepare which makes them easy and convenient.
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Justin Glenn’s Greek Yogurt and Cereal
This snack is simple, balanced and tastes great. I most often use a cup of Chobani Greek Yogurt and a handful of Kashi Go Lean Crisp Toasted Berry Crunch.  Not only does this kind of cereal taste the best, but it is packed with 9 grams of protein per serving!

This snack can work with any Greek Yogurt and any cereal.  It also works well with granola.  The options are endless. Try it out!  I am sure you will enjoy it!chobani and granola

I would like to thank everyone who submitted recipes for this article!  Shaping Yourself Nation, I highly recommend that you check out their websites and social media pages.  Everyone on this page is an awesome, inspirational person.  They will help lead you in the right direction!  I hope you found this article rewarding, and don’t forget to share this with a friend!

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