Animal Protein & Our Health

The consumption of animal protein and eating the vegan or vegetarian way is controversial among nutrition scientists as well as the layperson. It appears that many studies on the consumption of animal protein are missing some information that may affect the outcome of the study.  Many vegetarians/vegans find when they add animal protein to their diets while consuming fresh, whole foods they begin to feel better and more energized.

While some people choose not to eat meat from animals or animal-derived products for spiritual or moral beliefs, others choose not to for health reasons.  It is believed that one can consume a combination of foods in order to get a complete protein usable by the body.

Unfortunately, this is not the case.  Often, people combine proteins from grains and beans.  The belief is the lack of lysine in grains and the lack of methionine in beans are good combinations to get that complete protein – one with all the necessary amino...

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No Bake Energy Bites

energy protein recipes snacks May 19, 2020

No Bake Energy Snack

Here’s an easy recipe for a quick, healthy snack using Barthel’s River Road Gold Maple Syrup as the sweetener. It includes basic ingredients most people have on hand. You can make a double batch and freeze one recipe and keep the other in the refrigerator for a good alternative to pre-packaged snacks that are heavy in processed ingredients. And the best part of this recipe is that it is easily adaptable to your taste preferences. In addition, it is gluten free, dairy (casein) free, soy free, and egg free. Enjoy!

Dry Ingredients:

1 C uncooked certified gluten free oats

2/3 C unsweetened coconut flakes

½ C golden flax meal

1 T chia seeds

½ C Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips

Wet Ingredients:

½ C Natural Peanut Butter

¼-1/3 C Barthel’s River Road Gold Maple Syrup

1 t vanilla

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes. Once chilled, use cookie scoop or roll into...

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High Protein Breakfast Cookies

High Protein Breakfast Cookies

1/2 Cup Nut or Seed Butter

1 T Chia flour (or ground chia seeds)

1T warm water

3 ½ T Xylitol or Erythritol

1 T arrowroot, potato or tapioca starch (for a soft cookie) OR 2 T for a harder cookie

¼ t baking powder

1/8 t liquid stevia (optional)

Pinch of salt

2 T Cacao Nibs (optional)
3 T sunflower seeds (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a small baking sheet with parchment.
  2. In a cup or bowl mix together the chia and water. Stir in with the nut or seed butter in a larger bowl. Add in the Sugar, Starch, Vanilla, Salt, Baking Powder, Stevia and your optional ingredients.
  3. Divide dough into two portions. Shape the dough into the size and shape of a hamburger patty. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake 18-20 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool completely before removing from baking sheet. (to speed up this process place cookie sheet in the freezer.)

Option: Use 1/2 T of Chia and only 1/2 T of starch if you want to limit starch/sugar intake.

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