Homemade Peanut Butter Supreme Quest-Style Protein Bars

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It has been awhile since I brought you a new recipe. It isn’t that I haven’t been cooking. We have actually had countless dinner parties in the intervening time between food centric posts.  My culinary silence is merely due to the fact our life has been bananas, and I haven’t had the moments to sit down and pen out the meals we have concocted.  So I figured I should rectify the situation promptly and bring you a new, simple, no bake treat to enjoy!

For those of you who haven’t jumped on the fitness bandwagon yet,  it is the Crossit Open right now. Every Saturday the Comp team at CF NYC does their open workout publicly so spectators can come ogle at their impressive skills (and cuteness).  The team has been doing a secret santa for each other each week.   Before the weekend they draw names and each team member gets or makes something small for the person they drew.  This week Jay got our badass friend Kate, and since he was away all week I tackled prepping her gift.  I have an out of control addiction to Quest bars which my wallet feels in spades.  I have been seeing homemade versions Pinterest and figured this was the perfect opportunity to try my hand at them.  Unfortunately, the first couple recipes I tried didn’t quite work out- probably because protein power can be variable and finicky.  I wound up augmenting and combining a bunch of the recipes, and also looking at the ingredients list on Quest Bars (where I learned I can pronounce only a fraction of them) to create these pretty awesome bars.  The result were Quest-like protein bars that are not only Paleo but also comprised of ingredients that I can pronounce. Enjoy! Continue reading “Homemade Peanut Butter Supreme Quest-Style Protein Bars”

Reader Creations: Joanna Eats

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The past few weeks I have begun a new segment where I post reader renditions of my recipes.

Today’s reader is extra special because not only is she great encouragement for what what we do here at The Jordan Project, but she herself is also undertaking a nutrition program, making her an exceptional resource for promoting a healthy lifestyle. So check her out, follow her Instagram and in the process glean great meal ideas, educated information on healthy eating. This woman will leave you inspired. Not only is she one hot mama of two little ones and a dedicated wife but she still manages to find time to cook healthy meals for her family and maintain an active lifestyle. Like really?

Recipes highlighted by Joanna:

Hearty Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Energizing Green Soup