Annessa_of_Flourish

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years ago
Maple-Orange Chicken - This should become one of your "emergency meals" because it's only 5 ingredients   and you could easily have everything on hand that you need! Maybe not the parsley...but he's ok...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 2 months ago
Question of the Week...Nutrition Facts, Please! - Question of the Week:   Annessa,  Do you have the nutrition facts of your Cheesalicious Chicken Enchiladas & the Chocolate Entice Cream??  Would love to know how to count these...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 2 months ago
Fighting Childhood Unhealthiness Tip#1: Do Not Be - So the next few posts will be dedicated to fighting the cause of childhood unhealthiness.  What I've learned as a (relatively) new mom:  I am outraged at the junk that exists in ki...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 2 months ago
The Supplement Jungle in San Diego... - Today I'm speaking at Pacific Bariatric Reunion in San Diego....this year I decided to do a presentation I'm calling "The Supplement Jungle..."    It is very eye-opening (and was f...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 2 months ago
Cheesalicious Chicken Enchiladas - Posted from Facebook because it was requested so often... Enjoy! These enchiladas have two secret ingredients: yogurt and beans. Believe me, I've tried this out on the pickiest ...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 2 months ago
Pumpkin Granola - This was one of the great pumpkin recipes I was somehow able to preform at my Farmer's Market Cooking Demonstration despite the fact that there was no pumpkin in sight two weeks ...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 2 months ago
Question of the Week...Wheat Germ???? - A question many of us might be wondering:  Hi Annessa! What is toasted wheat germ and what does it do for you? I'm wanting to include it in my intake but have no idea how, nor w...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 2 months ago
Chocolate entICE CREAM! - I adapted this recipe from a Whole Foods version.  Did you realize that when you slightly process (in blender) frozen bananas they taste just like ice cream??  Ice cream is my vi...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 3 months ago
Question of the Week... - Since starting my website and joining the OH team, I've gotten MANY questions each week. Most of them are so good, I decided to post one each week (anonymously), since many times w...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 3 months ago
Bariatric Energy Bars - While I typically don't recommend protein bars for my patients (I prefer they eat real food!), I know sometimes we need a quick on-the-go option.  Also, those a protein bar can hav...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 3 months ago
Headed to Cincy and Power Pancakes are Served! -  I'm headed to good ol' Cincinnati in the morning....to speak at the OH conference!   Thankfully, Cincy is just a drive away from me.   It will be my first time speaking to our OH ...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 4 months ago
The Banana Boat Protein Shake - The Banana Boat   8 ounces milk, skim, 1%, soymilk or almond milk  6 ounces light banana cream pie yogurt  1 scoop vanilla protein powder  1 Tablespoon sugar-free pudding mix,...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 4 months ago
The Coconut Cream Dream... - Protein shake # 3....The Coconut Cream Dream!  If you love coconut, this shake is for you. It will transport you to the islands in an instant!  I tried to mimic a coconut cream pie...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 4 months ago
The Chocolate-Almond Shake! -  And the second promised shake-- it's amazing what a teeny-isty drop of almond extract will do.  It's delicious.  Anywhere from 28 - 30 grams of protein in this little guy.  Rememb...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 4 months ago
The Vanilla Peanut-Butter Cloud - Here's the first Shake from "The Making of a Great Protein Shake" Cooking Class!   More exact nutrition facts are on their way, but for now know that this shake would total between...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 4 months ago
We Have a Winner! Plus the Protein Shake Line Up.. - Congratulations to pjrowley for being the first to answer correctly my silly (yet interesting) nutritional inquiry (BTW, PJ does get a cookbook/video prize, and everyone had awesom...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 4 months ago
Protein Shake Attack! - Hey everyone, I'm just about protein-ed out (if I could use "protein" as a verb for a minute:)!  I've been testing new protein shake recipes for a protein shake cooking class I...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 4 months ago
What Messages Are Making Their Way to YOUR Brain?? -  Practically from the minute we wake up, messages are making their way to our brain.   And so many of them???  Around FOOD.  Turn on the TV, what do you see?  Commercials for food....

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 4 months ago
Pineapple Coleslaw - This is a new twist on an old favorite.  Use this base recipe and make your own coleslaw creations by adding cilantro, chopped jalapeno, or toasted sesame seeds or almonds.  Let me...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 5 months ago
The Ultimate Energy Granola - I can't believe I'm already sharing this one with you....let's just say it means we're close.  This was one of the very first recipes I created and tested out when I began my first...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 5 months ago
Toasty Zucchini Sticks - If you're like me, you need more tasty veggie recipes that the whole family will love. ---that works as a great side dish to your ever-faithful protein.  Vegetables ARE the best si...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 5 months ago
Chili Chicken Salad (switch it up!) - It’s Summer!  …but do you miss your chili?  I’ve got a chicken salad that will knock your socks off! It’s so good you don’t even need bread (butter l...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 5 months ago
Recipe Alert! Straight from the Farmer's Market... - This morning I had two cooking demos at the Farmer's Market.  I LOVE Farmer's Markets because they take me back in time. My husband likes to tease me because I am anything but a fa...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 5 months ago
Chocolate-Peanut Butter (sugar-free of course:) Tr - How are YOU celebrating America's birthday?  (If you don't live in the USA, have a nice weekend anyway).  I always like to bring some light and delicious dishes that can be enjoyed...

Annessa_of_Flourish wrote a blog post 9 years, 5 months ago
Are You Sporting the "Plateaued" Look? - "I'm 3 months out, and I'm plateauing!!!"   So often is what I would here when walking into a room with a patient.   (Can you hear the scary music in the back?)  A plateau is a wor...
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