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As part of our Nutrition Seminar Series, Vesna Mardesic is hosting “Eating Right for the Holidays” tonight at AVAC®! Learn more here.
Take eggs on the go: Think that eggs are a breakfast only to be enjoyed on a quiet, lazy morning? Guess again! Bake a batch of eggs in ham cups or turkey sausage and broccoli muffins on Sunday afternoon, and enjoy a protein-packed breakfast all week long.
Hack your oatmeal obsession: Starting the day with whole grains can support weight-loss goals and keep you satisfied, but steel-cut oatmeal doesn’t have the quickest turnaround time. Make things easier by baking up these handheld oatmeal muffins you can grab on the go, or bake a batch of steel-cut oats in advance and freeze them up; nuke one or two frozen muffins when you’re in the mood for a faster bowl of piping-hot goodness.
Enjoy a healthier pizza party: The next time you’re craving pizza, skip the takeout call and make your own healthier portion-controlled alternative. Try these quinoa pizza bites — one our all-time favorite muffin-tin recipes! — or these cute mini Mexican pizzas, a low-calorie twist on the classic dish you’ll also love.
Cook miniloaves: Meatloaf is a nostalgic and protein-packed meal that everyone grew up on, but it’s easy to go overboard with your portions. Instead of going cutting extra-large slices, keep portions in check with these tasty Paleo meatloaf muffins. Each 139-calorie muffin offers over 18 grams of protein.
Make comfort bite-size: You can still have your favorite indulgent side dishes every now and again — you just need to be smart about the serving size. If you crave macaroni and cheese like I do, make a batch of these macaroni bites, freeze them, and defrost one whenever you have a hankering for something mac and cheesy (instead of eating half a pan in one sitting).