MARDI GRAS Subscription Box: Rise Protein Bar Review

Today I got my Love with Food Subscription Box!! I’ve never received one before, but I got this one for FREE (see below to get your free box too!!) so I was super excited to try it out. First off, it was SO fun to get a little package in the mail with new goodies inside. Out of everything I got I decided to try the Rise Protein Bar (Almond Honey) after my yoga class and it was SOO good!!!

It tasted exactly like almond butter and honey in a patty form. As I looked at the ingredients, that’s exactly what it was! The 3 simple ingredients were almonds, honey, and whey protein. YUM!!

I would completely recommend this product to others and I’m so excited to try their other flavors! I’ll keep you updated as I try the other samples in the box!

Later I made some cranberry orange greek yogurt scones…I didn’t take any pictures yet but keep your eyes open for a new post to come!

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Coconut Quinoa with Ginger Pears

[2 fat, 1 fruit, 1 grain, 2 protein]

I’ve had a pear sitting in the freezer for over a month now. It just stares at me and I’m getting annoyed looking at it. This morning I ended the torture!20140330-162608.jpg

Pears are high in fiber and antioxidants. Just one pear has about half of your daily need of flavonols. Flavonols are plant pigments that protect the cells from oxygen damage, prevent excess inflammation, and help protect blood vessels from leakage or breakage. You can read more about the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer properties of pears here.


1/2 cup cooked quinoa [1 grain, 1 protein]

3/4 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)

3 tbsp egg whites, or 1 egg [1 protein]

1/4 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1-2 tsp sugar

1/2 pear [1 fruit]

2 tbsp coconut shreds [1 fat]

4 walnut halves, chopped [1 fat]

>>Bring the milk to a boil. Add the cooked quinoa and lower heat to a simmer. Add the ginger, vanilla, and sugar. Let everything cook, uncovered, for about 20 minutes or until most of the milk has been absorbed. Add the pears, walnuts, and egg whites. Let it thicken, and then top with coconut shreds.

Mushroom Cabbage Stir Fry

1 fat, 1 grain, 1 protein, 2 vegetables20140326-164515.jpg

I have the funniest picture of my cousin when she was 4 years old. She’s sitting on the floor with her hands in a bucket almost twice her size. At that time in Russia, families often made sauerkraut by the bucket-full as it had such a long shelf life.

Personally I don’t like sauerkraut, but I do love cabbage. This quick stir fry is the perfect dish. It’s cheap, scrumptious, and ready in 5 minutes! I love the subtle sweetness of cabbage and how the textures play together.

1 cup cabbage [1 vegetable]

1/3 onion, chopped

2-3 button mushrooms [1 vegetable]

1/4 cup egg whites [1 protein]

1/2 cup black rice (or brown/white), cooked  [1 grain]

1 tsp oil [1 fat]

>> Saute onions and mushrooms in oil. Add cabbage and egg whites. Serve on black rice. Top with toasted sesame seeds.