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Quinoa Flour Pizza Crust

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Quinoa Flour Pizza Crust This crust has a crispy, pita bread consistently to it that is delicious. I used it for pizza but this can easily be made as a stand alone for dipping and complimenting other foods. Give this a try and let me know what you think.  Ingredients: 2 cups Mike’s Mix Quinoa Flour 3 […]

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A Delicious Protein, No Sugar Cookie

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Looking for a quick, easy and filling snack? This protein cookie is simple to make and delicious to eat. This recipe makes 5 cookies, approximately 151 calories each. Store any you don’t eat in the refrigerator to preserve and enjoy at a later date.  You can vary the recipe by making the cookies smaller, using […]

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There are no Health Foods

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by Michael Lohre, MS Contrasting advice on what constitutes healthy eating It is my perspective that an aura of confusion exists amongst dieters, the media, and even health care professionals as to what constitutes a healthy diet.  It seems a daily occurrence that I run across information touting the health benefits of a certain food […]

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A Protein Cost Comparison

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In recent years protein has become a very popular commodity, both domestically and abroad. Consequently, the cost of protein has increased dramatically and will most likely continue this upward trend. Much has been written about identifying foods that are high in protein, however this article is written for the prudent consumer searching for the best […]

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Flaxseed Recipe Ideas

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Flax seeds, with their high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, have been widely touted as a health food.  Because of the potential health benefits and their unique nutty flavor, Mike’s Mix has added finely ground flax seed to its product line.  Mike and I try daily to creatively include flax seed in our […]

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Avocado-Spinach Smoothie

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It’s like mission impossible in my house when trying to get my children to eat anything green, or vegetables of any color for that matter. Unfortunately, I’m often not the best role model and rely on Mike for the nutrition management of our household. Even though I know the health benefits of consuming vegetables, especially […]

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Strawberry and Tangerine Cream Smoothie

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My favorite smoothie recipes are simple, easy to prepare and taste great.  This one is no exception. It’s tart, sweet and creamy and is often my sole motivation for going on a run. An added bonus: The fruit provides considerable nutritional and health benefits. Ingredients: 2 scoops of Tangerine Cream (Mike’s Mix or Melissa’s Mix) […]

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Butternut Squash Soup with Flaxseed

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This fall our family was given a butternut squash. Unlike some vegetables, such as the eggplant I was given this summer, I have some experience with this squash and have previously prepared it by roasting it in the oven with a little butter.  Although I enjoy squash prepared this way, I wanted to try something […]

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Boundary Waters Foraging Trip: Day 2, A Decent Meal.

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  Anxious about finding breakfast, I wake at dawn and quickly head out to take advantage of prime fishing, or the short time before the sun gets too high in the horizon. One advantage of not having food is that I don’t have to take the time to make breakfast or even pack a snack […]

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Forager’s Journal: Day 1 (Mosquitoes 1000000, Fish 0)

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For those of you who haven’t followed the previous posts, I entered the Minnesota/Canada Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area and relied exclusively on foraged and hunted (fished) foods for the entirety of a 7 day trip. I was diligent about keeping a journal, documenting much of my experience and the foods that I ate.  The […]

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A simple, healthy, and easy sandwich: Garbanzo Bean and Avocado

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I enjoy cooking and experimenting with different foods with the caveat that recipes are not overly time intensive or too complicated.  Recipe books and cards handed down through families can be the source of quality recipes, but I find they often tend to use foods I’ve never heard of or consist of so many ingredients […]

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Pumpkin Spice Whey Protein Smoothie

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Another Mike’s Mix customer, Frank, sent us this tasty recipe just in time for the autumn season.  Frank says,  “Pumpkin Spice is a lot more than advertised!  It has a very creamy, milkshake like texture and if you have any customer or yourself who are big fans of either apple or pumpkin pie, this is […]

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The Forager Returns

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I have returned from my trip to the Boundary Waters and I am still alive and healthy. For those of you who haven’t followed the previous posts, I entered the Minnesota/Canada Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area and relied exclusively on foraged and hunted (fished) foods for the entirety of a 7 day trip. I was […]

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Preperation for Foraging Trip

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I begin my trip to the Boundary Waters, where I will rely on fishing and foraging for food, this coming Monday the 16th of July. I am accompanied by my longtime friend Jorma and this will be our 6th trip into canoe country together. Jorma is also excited about the prospect of foraging and fishing, […]

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Coffee Smoothie

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Also known as an Iced Mocha Recovery Drink!  This recipe was submitted by a Mike’s Mix user, Lisa, who is doing the P90X program along with her family.  Although trying to cut down on caffeine, they have allotted themselves this one treat.  In her words “No workout, no caffeine”.   Although it would be difficult to […]

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