Get the Skinny: 3 {good for you} Instagram Trends to Keep

Scroll through Instagram and you’ll see tons of mouthwatering food photos – some are nutritious, others, not so much!  In today’s Get the Skinny, Molly shares 3 Instagram trends that are nutritious, delicious, and worth incorporating into your own diet (and Instagram feed!)

 

Full recipes below

 

Avocado Toast | Classic Avocado Toast with a Sunny Side up Egg

  • Fiber-rich carbs from whole grain toast & avocado (1/4 avocado has 2-3 grams fiber)
  • Protein from the egg & whole grain toast
  • Body-friendly fats from avocado
  • Choline from egg yolk = essential for metabolism & brain power
  • Per serving: 210 Calories, 13 grams Fat, 2.5 grams Saturated Fat, 170 mg Sodium, 17 grams Carbohydrates, 7 grams fiber, 3 grams sugar, 10 grams protein.

 

 

Smoothie Bowls | Mango Banana Smoothie Bowl with Kiwi, Blackberries, Strawberries & Pistachios

  • Play with your food! Blend vanilla protein powder with frozen mango, banana, and almond milk. Make it insta worthy by topping it with your favorite sliced fruits, nuts, or seeds.
  • Protein from protein powder (can also add Greek yogurt)
  • Fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants from fruits
  • No added sugar
  • Per serving: 230 Calories, 4 grams Fat, 0 Saturated Fat, 50 mg Sodium, 36 grams Carbohydrates, 6 grams fiber, 18 grams sugar, 19 grams protein.

 

 

Rainbow Bright Flatbread

  • Fun dish for kids: Decorate whole grain pizza crust or naan with rainbow of vegetables
  • Add protein with shrimp or chicken in marinara sauce or with seasoning & paprika for color
  • Per serving: 130 Calories, 6 grams Fat, 1 gram Saturated Fat, 180 mg Sodium, 10 grams Carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 2 grams sugar, 8 grams protein.

 

 

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RECIPES by Lauren Hassan, Tulane Dietetic Intern with Ochsner Fitness Center | graduate of Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts

 

 

Classic Avocado Toast with a Sunny Side Up Egg

Makes 1 Serving

 Ingredients:

  • 1 slice thin whole wheat bread such as Dave’s Killer Whole Grain Bread
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ avocado
  • 2 slices jalapeno
  • 2 sprigs cilantro

Instructions:

Toast bread. Spray a pan over medium heat with pan spray, cook egg sunny side up. Slice avocado and place on toast, top with sunny side up egg, jalapeno, and cilantro.

 

Per serving: 210 Calories, 13 grams Fat, 2.5 grams Saturated Fat, 170 mg Sodium, 17 grams Carbohydrates,  7 grams fiber, 3 grams sugar, 10 grams protein.

 

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Mango Banana Smoothie bowl topped with Sliced Kiwi, Blackberries, Strawberries, and Pistachios

Makes 1 Serving

 Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • ¼ cup frozen banana
  • ¼ cup frozen mango
  • 3 slices kiwi
  • 1 sliced strawberry
  • 3 blackberries
  • 8 pistachios

Instructions:

Combine protein powder, banana, and mango in a blender, blend until smooth adding water as needed to create a thick consistency. Place mixture in a bowl and top with remaining ingredients.

 

Per serving: 230 Calories, 4 grams Fat, 0 Saturated Fat, 50 mg Sodium, 36 grams Carbohydrates, 6 grams fiber, 18 grams sugar, 19 grams protein.

 

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Rainbow Flatbread

Makes 5 Servings

 Ingredients:

  • 1 whole wheat naan bread
  • ¼ cup marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped basil
  • 4 ounces of grilled or baked skinless chicken breast
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced roasted golden beets
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red bell peppers
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place nann on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cover with marinara sauce, cheese, and basil.

 

Arrange remaining ingredients on top, you may choose to arrange lines of each ingredient to make a color gradient, or randomly scatter the ingredients. Bake until naan is crisp and vegetables are thoroughly cooked, about 15 minutes.

 

Per serving: 130 Calories, 6 grams Fat, 1 gram Saturated Fat, 180 mg Sodium, 10 grams Carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 2 grams sugar, 8 grams protein.

 

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