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The Biggest Loser: How I Lost It

I loved the food at BLRN -- fresh, scrumptious and extremely satisfying. Here are a few of my favorite recipes.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

Serves 6
3 cups crushed ice
2 cups banana
1/2 cup powdered peanut butter*
1 cup yogurt, nonfat
1 1/2 cups chocolate almond milk
2 scoops protein powder
Add all ingredients to blender pitcher. Blend until smooth.
Serve chilled.

* Powdered peanut butter is typically available at health food stores or online.

Nutrient info per serving: 169 calories, 3g fat, 25g carbohydrate, 13g protein, 2g fiber, 269mg sodium

California Wrap

Serves 6
6 10-inch tortilla shells
24 ounces deli turkey breast, sliced very thin
12 slices turkey bacon, cooked crisp
12 slices tomato, 1/4" thick
1 cup avocado, diced
1 1/2 cups arugula
Lay tortilla on flat surface. Place 4 ounces turkey on top, then add 2 slices crisp bacon, 2 slices tomato, 1/6 of the avocado and 1/4 cup arugula. Fold and roll into a wrap.

Nutrient info per serving: 434 calories, 17g fat, 46g carbohydrate, 30g protein, 10g fiber, 1006mg sodium

Steak and Feta Pizza

Serves 2
1 gluten-free pizza crust
2 tablespoons sundried tomato pesto
2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
4 ounces beef tenderloin
6 Kalamata olives, chopped
1/2 cup arugula
2 teaspoons lemon oil

Preheat grill for beef. Preheat oven to 375 degrees for pizza. Smear pesto over the crust, add chopped olives and feta. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes. Meanwhile, grill beef to desired doneness, then let rest. Remove pizza from oven. Slice beef very thin and place on pizza. Add lemon oil to arugula and place on top of pizza. Cut in half and serve.

Nutrient info per serving: 415 calories, 21g fat, 32g carbohydrate, 27g protein, 2g fiber, 884mg sodium

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