Tag Archives: Protein

5 top ways protein aids waist management

•    Protein boosts your metabolic rate In scientific terms, protein induces thermogenesis – a heating effect on the body.  Think of it as turning up your thermostat and burning more fuel. While all 3 macronutrients – protein, fat and carbohydrates – increase your calorie burning after you eat them, protein has the greatest impact.   This […]

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Tuna and Sliced Pepper Pasta Salad with a Light Ranch Dressing

Here’s a   lip-smacking change from sandwiches and  a  delicious way to meet your protein quota at lunch.   Enjoy it with a glass of  low fat milk or yogurt for dessert for a bigger protein hit. As a timesaver, cook extra pasta at dinner and  chop the vegetables while the pasta is cooking. If you like […]

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The best time of day to eat protein

Protein is hot.  While sugar and fat have had their reputations tarnished at various times – look at  sugar right  now – protein’s star is on the rise.  You can tell just by looking at food packages   trumpeting their protein content or added protein.  Protein bars, protein drinks and even added protein cereals are all […]

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Greek Yogurt with Za’atar and Olive Oil

In the Middle East, strained yogurt is known as labneh. Together with za’atar and olive oil, when I travel to Israel, it is one of my favourite breakfast choices each morning – along with all kinds of delicious salads, Israeli cheese, flatbreads and all kinds of fruit. Za’atar is a spice mix which varies depending […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Greek yogurt confusion

Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Linda Searle McCarthy  writes about her confusion when looking at labels on various Greek yogurts.  She says, “My question concerns Greek yogurt. I buy plain, 0%, either Liberty or PC. They both contain only skim milk and bacterial culture, but the ingredient %’s differ substantially. They both say 18g protein, but […]

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A delish breakfast offering: Apple Cheese Quesadilla

Here’s a speedy recipe from my book, The Enlightened Eater’s Whole Foods Guide, to help you make 2013 your year of eating breakfast.  It doesn’t taste like typical breakfast food, is portable and is a snap to make. Double, triple or quadruple this recipe. Everyone will want a bite. XXX XXX xxx Apple Cheese Quesadilla […]

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