USPlabs Modern Protein Packed Cinnamon Rolls

USPlabs Cinnamon Rolls

One of the best things that I miss from my childhood was waking up to the smell of fresh cinnamon rolls. They were always so warm and the icing was always delicious! Fortunately, I have found a way to continue to enjoy these without all of the extra sugar and carbohydrates. These cinnamon rolls are so easy to make, and there are only five ingredients! USPlabs Vanilla protein helps to create the perfect icing. The perfect gift idea for the food lover!

Ingredients

Dough:

– 1.5 Scoops USPlabs Vanilla Protein

– 2 Tsp. Cinnamon

– ¼ Cup Egg Whites

– ½ Cup Oat Flour

– Pre-bake Glaze

– 1 Tbsp. almond oil (can use any type of nut oil here)

– 1 Tsp. cinnamon

Frosting:

– 1 Scoop USPlabs Vanilla Protein

– 1/8 Cup Egg Whites

– 1 Tbsp. Almond Milk

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. Put all ingredients into food processer until a ball forms

3. Pull apart small sections of dough ball and roll into long strips like a snake

4. Coil the dough in a circle, stacking the dough to create the roll

5. Place rolls into greased pan

6. Mix pre-bake glaze and paint over cinnamon rolls

7. Bake 8 minutes and let cool for 10 minutes

8. Generously add icing over the fresh rolls and enjoy!

Nutrition:

Makes 8 Rolls | Serving Size: 4 Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 339
Fat: 13g
Carbs: 19g
Protein: 37g

 

P28 Announces New Pancake Flavors

Many of us have enjoyed a tasty pancake. P28 Foods had launched their protein packed dry pancake mix late 2014 with two core flavors, Buckwheat and White Chocolate. Well move over core flavors, here comes the newest to the P28 Pancake family, Chocolate Coconut and Strawberries n’ Cream!

For those who’ve never tried the P28 Pancakes, besides being absolutely delicious, the dry mix packs in 28 grams of PROTEIN per two (2) pancakes. (normal, not hulk sized pancakes) They use absolutely ZERO high fructose corn syrup, ZERO trans fats, non-GMO, and ZERO artificial preservatives. This is the ultimate definition of cheating clean.

The two (2) new flavors, Chocolate Coconut and Strawberries n’ Cream are currently on order and should be available by the end of April 2015.

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Move over PB2 here comes the New MET-Rx® Powdered Peanut Butter

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The past few years many companies have picked up on the Peanut Butter craze. As of lately, Bell Plantation’s PB2 product has made the days of nasty protein shakes a past time. The versatility of powdered peanut butter are just about endless. Another player in the powdered peanut butter game as just entered, MET-Rx®.

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MET-Rx® revealed their newest, and first, product of 2015, Powdered Peanut Butter (PPB). It’s as simple as the label reads. It’s contains 90% LESS calories than the traditional peanut butter. Just 3 ingredients, ground peanuts, sugar, and salt.

As any good company would do, MET-Rx® suggests using their new product in conjunction with the MET-Rx® Pancake Mix along with their protein powders. The ingredient profile breaks down to, at 2 tablespoons (12g), approximately 15 servings, 50 calories, 15 calories from Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 95mg Sodium, 4g Total Carbohydrate (1 fiber, 1 sugar), and 5g Protein.

Just like the Bell Plantation PB2 PPB, you can mix two (2) tablespoons with two (2) tablespoons of water to create a peanut butter paste/pudding like product. With a product so versatile, who knows what the average fitness cook will come up with! The MET-Rx® PPB is set to launch some time June 2015.

Have you created a master piece using powdered peanut butter? Show us what you got for a shout out on our social media pages by tagging us in your videos or pictures and using hash tag #fitcookSC.

 

Healthy Foods & Snacks – Greek Yogurt

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You’re not alone if you have ever wondered, “What’s the difference between Greek yogurt and regular yogurt?” Greek yogurt’s popularity has been skyrocketing lately, and you may wonder what all the fuss is about. Is Greek yogurt more nutritious than regular yogurt? With nearly 28% of Americans now eating yogurt on a daily basis, it’s a question worth investigating.

Yogurt comes from milk that has had healthy bacteria added, causing it to ferment. During this process, yogurt thickens and takes on a slightly tangy taste. Yogurt is then strained through cheesecloth, which allows the liquid whey part of milk to drain off. Regular yogurt is strained twice, while Greek yogurt is strained three times to remove more whey (leaving a thicker consistency).

While all yogurt provides numerous health benefits (including probiotics), the nutritional stats for Greek yogurt and regular yogurt do differ. Here’s how the two stack up:

Protein – Greek yogurt has almost double the protein of regular yogurt. Eight ounces of Greek yogurt has about 20 grams of protein, whereas regular yogurt provides around 11-13 grams. Greek yogurt’s high protein content makes it a favorite among people trying to manage their weight as it helps ward off hunger.

Carbohydrates – Greek yogurt has fewer carbohydrates than regular yogurt. This could be beneficial to diabetics, who have to watch their carbohydrate intake.

Calcium – Regular yogurt has about three times the calcium of Greek yogurt. Both are still considered good sources of calcium, but women who don’t get enough calcium from other foods may want to stick to regular yogurt for its bone-building benefits.

Sodium – Greek yogurt has half the sodium of regular yogurt.

Calories – Plain, nonfat versions of Greek and regular yogurt have a similar calorie count per serving, but added sugars can significantly increase the calories of either variety.

Texture – Greek yogurt is much thicker and creamier than regular yogurt because it’s strained more. Greek yogurt can also be used in cooking as it does not curdle when heated like regular yogurt.

Cost – Unfortunately, you’ll likely spend twice the money on Greek yogurt. This is largely due to escalating customer demand, as Greek yogurt’s taste, texture, and great nutritional profile keep consumers coming back in droves. Greek yogurt also costs more because the extra straining requires much more milk, so it’s a more concentrated source of protein.

Although most people snack on yogurt, don’t underestimate its versatility. Both types of yogurt can be used as lower-calorie substitutes for fatty ingredients. Swap out eggs and oil in baked goods for Greek yogurt, or use either yogurt type in place of full-fat sour cream, heavy cream, mayonnaise, or cream cheese in recipes. Both types can also be used in place of other high-calorie ingredients in dips, sauces, salad dressings, smoothies, and desserts.

Yogurt is often touted as an ideal health food, and it can be if you choose the right kind. As with both Greek and regular yogurts, be sure to choose low-fat or nonfat varieties, and opt for those with little to no added sugar, as this ups the calorie count.

Source: Fitday.com