Monday, April 25, 2016

High Protein, Low Carb Breakfast Recipes/ Pumpkin Pie Yogurt + Cinnamon Roasted Walnuts/

 Nothing says protein like a cup of non-fat, Greek yogurt. By adding pumpkin flavoring and cinnamon roasted walnuts, you can enhance the nutritional value of your morning yogurt even more.

The important thing to remember about high-protein/low-carb breakfasts is that the fat content needs to be a bit higher to compensate for the low carbohydrates in order to fill and fuel you up for your workouts and for the day, so you don’t experience a crash that can lead to binge eating later.

Cinnamon Roasted Walnuts + Pumpkin Pie Yogurt
Prep time: 8 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 serving (will have leftover walnuts)

Serving size: Pumpkin Pie Yogurt + 2 Tbsp Walnuts


Cinnamon Roasted Walnuts:
1 Tbsp light butter
1 tsp Stevia® (or your favorite sweetener)
¼ tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
½ cup walnuts
Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt:
¾ cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
3 Tbsp pumpkin filling
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp Stevia® (or your favorite sweetener)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt butter in microwave safe bowl, about 1 minute. Combine with Stevia®, cinnamon and salt.
Add walnuts and toss.
Arrange walnuts evenly on baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Meanwhile, combine ingredients for yogurt in a small bowl and mix until smooth.
Top with 2 Tbsp of roasted walnuts.
Nutrition Information

Per Serving (Pumpkin Pie Yogurt + 2 Tbsp Walnuts):

Calories: 228

Fat: 11g

Carbohydrates: 12g

Fiber: 4g

Protein: 21g

Sugars: 9g

Sodium: 111mg

Vitamin A: 132%

Vitamin C: 0%

Calcium: 22%

Iron: 5%

WWP+: 5 points

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