Posts tagged protein
Bugs for Breakfast: A Cricket Protein Powder Review & Recipe

From whey to soy to sprouted hemp, protein powders come in all forms and flavours. And they are everywhere! With the dozens of options, it’s hard to know which one is right for you, if any. Some are hard to digest, some taste like crap and others contain a bunch of additives. We know that including more protein in our diets has many benefits but it can be hard to do. As a lover of smoothies and proats (protein oatmeal), I wanted to explore a more natural form of protein powder, one that my body may be able to digest, absorb and use better. And one that is more sustainable. And just like that, crickets crawled into my life. Well not really, but I decided to give cricket powder a try. Consuming insects is not new to the world, however it’s a relatively new food source to Western cultures. Slowly crickets are making their way to our grocery store aisles and now you can order cricket powders, flours, bars and snacks online very easily.  

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Which Diet Type Is Right For You?

I usually get asked quite often about whether various diet types and eating patterns - like keto, paleo and intermittent fasting - ACTUALLY work to help you achieve your weight loss/fat loss goals.

The short answer? It depends.

Some (not all!) of these diet types can work, but they don’t necessarily work for everyone. To be honest, it all boils down to your lifestyle and whether this way of eating can be sustainable in the long-term. (Because we all know that the “quick fixes” never truly last.)

And while I know that many of them are backed by scientific research and can give you some sort of “structure” to follow, there’s truly SO MUCH INFORMATION OUT THERE that it’s difficult (& frankly, pretty overwhelming!) to have to trudge through all of the journals, articles and research papers in order to figure out which one actually works for you.

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DIY Protein Snack Box

Ever made your own version of Starbucks' bistro box at home?

This is one of my favourite ways to bring a variety of healthy snacks along with me wherever I go! Not only will it be faster, fresher & cheaper, but you can also add whatever ingredients you're feeling (or whatever you have available) for an endless amount of variety.

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PB & J Protein Shake Recipe

Protein shakes are one of the easiest and most versatile snacks (or meals!) ever. Just throw a few of your favourite, nutrient-rich ingredients into a blender, add a scoop of protein powder, and bam - you’ve got yourself a delicious protein shake. Not only are these bad boys super easy-to-pack and take with you on the go, but the flavour combinations are absolutely endless!

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Why is protein so important?

Let’s talk about protein. It doesn’t really need an introduction. most of us know that it is one of the three major macronutrients that make up your diet (the other two being fat and carbohydrates).

From supplements to energy bars, there are hundreds of products where we can get our protein from. there are even diets completely based on upping your protein game, such a the paleo diet.

We also get protein from meats, such as chicken, pork, etc. This is my least favourite kind of way to get protein. I like meat, but i’m not a big meat eater. I basically have cut red meat, and lean more towards fish and seafood. The problem with that, well, is sometimes I feel like my body isn’t getting enough fuel to properly function throughout my day.

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High Protein Carrot Cake Recipe

Behold, my High Protein Carrot Cake.

This is the kind of cake you can bring over to your Valentine’s house for a romantic night in and they’d NEVER EVEN GUESS that it’s actually healthy, too. (Like, 14g of protein per slice healthy…) It tastes so delicious, especially right out of the oven, and is the perfect combination of nutty, spicy and carrot-y. (Is carrot-y even a word?)

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