Grain free garlic bread will be your new favorite healthy side dish along with a plate of zucchini pasta or pizza!
Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I had this crazy idea of posting a healthy recipe roundup. I know –> a Healthy Recipe Round up in the New Year? Who does that? (That’s sarcasm) But, as I was typing this out something kind of bugged me. That word. Healthy. Feel like it’s been used and abused. Well, that is unless you’re referring to Healthy Bites. Ha ha.
Anyway, that word. It’s used quite loosely these days, which can be good and bad. Why? Because Healthy to you is probably different to me. Wouldn’t you say?
For instance, I think a glass of wine a night is healthy. You may not.
I think snacking from multiple Nuttzo packets each day is healthy, you may not eat peanut butter and all.
I think giving your body we can rest is healthy. You may not think that many days off is.
But you see, that’s okay. No one should force another ones “healthy” on you. You have to find what’s makes you feel good yourself. And sometimes that takes a of trial and error.
Today my healthy is what makes me feel GOOD! Eating gluten-free makes me feel good because it helps me absorb more nutrients and it helps heal my gut, obviously. So that’s what I’m going to post about. That’s my “healthy” round up. The GOOD for YOU and Gluten Free kind. Or maybe i should say GOOD for ME. Whatever floats your boat.
Some of the recipes above might be just what you’re looking for to make you feel good too. Let me know what you think. Oh and don’t forget my recipe below. It’s a new favorite and definitely a good for you gluten free kind.
GF/DF Protein Garlic Bread
1 cup Unsweetened Protein powder (I used Growing Naturals Original Pea Protein)
5 eggs separated (save the yolk)
1 ¼ cup egg whites
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon black pepper and sea salt
2-3 tablespoon Nutritional Yeast (optional)
Coconut oil or Spray
Combine all your egg whites (and the ones separated) into a large bowl. Beat for about 2 minutes or until fluffy.
Slowly fold in your protein and mix again with hand or mixer. Fold in your egg yolk. Last, stir in your seasoning.
Pour batter into an oiled (I used coconut spray) bread pan. Bake at 325F for 30 minutes or so. Remove let it cool before slicing or touching.
Notes: You can use any type of protein. If you are vegan, try using flax egg or chia egg. I haven’t tried that yet but it could work.
Goes great with cream cheese! Although that does not make it dairy free anymore.
What’s your healthy? Or what’s your “good for you” lifestyle?
Healthy can be a difficult concept.
The best part about your GF/DF Protein Garlic Bread is I understand all the ingredients.
Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A.
All these recipes looks awesome but I’m most excited about your protein. I’m a carb-o-holic so I love the idea of getting your protein out of something that mimics real bread 🙂
So happy this recipe is so simple! I have no excuses not to make this. Will buy extra eggs this weekend 😉
Love the ‘good for you’ concept, it’s kind of why I went for my blog name – ‘Insert your name’ Food is Good For You!
I JUST heard an advert on the radio. It basically stated: ‘we’ll all be healthy, if we just pick the low fat/fat free options at the supermarket'<- Uhhhh no! No no no.
I like my avocados , fatty nut butters & oily cuts of fish faaar too much for that:).
Yes. I totally agree that 'healthy' is such an individual thing. Also , what might be healthy for an individual, at one point, may not be a couple of years down the line.
I feel like our health is always evolving ( if that makes any sense,lol).
Definitely with you on the eating out of a NuttZo jar and rest and wine. Everything actually. HUGS!!!!!
Amanda @ fridaylovesong
I love this!! I agree that “healthy” is different and so personal to everyone. <3 A great minds must think alike, I just picked up some pea protein to make my husband some protein bread!! 🙂
nice! let me know whatcha think of the bread!
Carly @ Snack Therapy
Yep, healthy is different for all of us! MY healthy includes cheese and tons of fruit and plenty of “rest” days. That bread looks awesome! I can’t believe how bread-y this bread looks. It’d be amazing broiled with some extra butter and garlic on top. Mmm :).
For what it’s worth I totally think a glass of wine at night is healthy. 🙂
ahh good. I knew you would agree.
Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com
You are so right – what works for one might not work for another – the challenge lies in finding what works!
While I am not gluten intolerant, I do feel better when I don’t eat some form of gluten at every meal – so thank you for this round up!
oh good! let me know if you try any shashi
Tara | Treble in the Kitchen
You are SOOO right…healthy is different for everyone and that is OK! For me healthy is listening to your body, feeling good, and being happy 🙂
that is VERY important to health! well said friend
I’ll test that recipe out with chia or flax eggs and get back to you on that!! 🙂
What is healthy to me? yikes! that’s a tough question for me right now.
ohhh let me know how it turns out!
Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
I feel like my GF Pinterest board should just be called the Cotter recipe book, that is totally what it is right now:) As always they look great.
oh i need and wnat to make a book! gah… another TO DO DREAM. <3
its Annie from IG. (libertybelle)
oh I missed your face lady! your site is adorable. I just found it thumbing thru my favorites… had not realized I must have linked over once upon a time and saved it.
how are you???
and my healthy…right now…is moving all the leftover office holiday cookies and candy that I have to stare at all day long (so over it)
I left a note where it could be found and boy did I cause a ruckus!
im blogging again…slowly getting back into internet life.
oh i have missed you!!! how are you!?!! where are you?!
I am great! busy with projects (about to get my motorcycles lisc!!!) Im still living at same place, life just needed to be dealt with … so I kicked it’s ass!
That bread recipe looks awesome. Brilliant use of protein powder! I can eat this v bread.
yay! let let me know if you try it!
Arman @ thebigmansworld
Good for you can be good for health or good for the soul. For you it’s wine, for me it’s probably not…wine is so gross. 🙂 Still friends?
What’s not gross? That garlic bread… GARLIC BREAD. You genius, you.
we have vegemite in common so it makes up for the wine. P.S. vegemite is awesome on this recipe
You are right! I mean. I knew that different people have different needs and what works for them, but I never thought of the actual word healthy as something that is relative or not.
Now I know why my Dr used to recommend me drink milkshakes every night. That is not healthy but when I weighed what I did… it would have been healthy for me.
yes, or not eating veggies to heal a gut. ya know?
Good for me must include coffee, nut butter (preferable Nuttzo, but that is usually a special treat!), and wine. I fill the rest in as I go along ;). And healthy means daily quiet times, a good sweat, lots of time outside, and family snuggles. A good book is a bonus. Oh, and friends!!!! Love your distinction between healthy and good for you…such TRUTH!! Xoxo
She Rocks Fitness
A day without any sort of nut butter is a sad day in Kookie Katie’s world…It was a sad day when I finished that Nuttzo jar yesterday for breakfast…SIGH…Hope you’re having a fabulous Hump Day Crazy Cotter! XO
Melissa @ Treats With a Twist
Healthy to me is keeping things generally simple and eating what looks fresh and GOOD. Sometimes cookies happen to be fresh and good, so I eat those too 😉 It’s about balance for sure
amen to that sista! or i mean.. martha!
Agreed. We make our healthy what it is. No one’s healthy is the same, and we should all do what feels best for us, and our bodies.
I don’t like the word diet. When I think diet, I think food I eat. Not, restrictions. We all follow different diets, specific to our needs 🙂
Love the recipe!
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)
You know I LOVE flatbread, especially when it’s loaded with protein!!! This looks so good!
this is a sarena inspired recipe! for sure!
Beth @ Miles and Trials
Great point that what is healthy for one person may be different for another. The bread recipe looks yummy, I’ve been trying to bake more using protein powder (I just got a bunch from Klean Athlete and want to use it in different ways), so this recipe is perfect timing.
GiGi Eats Celebrities
OH I CAN EASILY swap in some chia or flax eggs!! NO PROB BOB! I totally want to MAKE THIS! Does your DUDE like it? Maybe Whitney and I will make it for one of our Dude Food recipes! BOOM – However, I DO WISH YOU WOULD COME ON OVER so we could MAKE IT TOGETHER so I could really commend you for this luscious LOAF of LOVE!
my dude does love it with a slab of butter. haha, butter me up. 😉
Morganne @ Nut Butter Runner
YUM! Definitely going to make this!
Heather @ Better With Veggies
Oh I WANT this – you have been making up so many some delicious creations recently! 🙂 And I love your thoughts on healthy, you’re right that it can be very different to everyone. I admit that I sometimes miss my nightly glass of wine (or beer)!!
You are so balanced. 🙂 I just appreciate your perspective and approach to fitness and life (aside from the recipes and healthy food thoughts – that goes without saying). 😉
everyone has their own opinions on healthy, right?
this bread sounds great!
Kristi @ Sweetly Fit
yum!!! Sounds like an absolute winner Lindsay!
true winner indeed friend! p.s. how are you?
Kristi @ Sweetly Fit
Sorry for the late reply, but I am doing great! Still doing supplements, a lot from Premiere Labs…i know you like them, too! Good stuff. Thanks for asking Lindsay! 🙂
yay!! that makes me happy
I love that you brought up that what one of us think is healthy another might not – so true that different things work for all of us!!
BTW – I’m with you on the glass of wine at night – definitely part of my health plan!!!
I love this, friend (I feel like I say that always, but it is true!!). Our own definition of healthy may be slightly different, but whatever it is, it has to work for YOU to work, you can’t follow an approach you don’t believe in or force fit something. Though I do agree with you that rest, wine and balance are really REALLY good things for the mind, body and soul 🙂 and can you please make me this bread 🙂 XOXO
Krysten Siba Bishop (@darwinianfail)
THIS BREAD LOOK AMAZING!! And i bet it pairs perfectly with red wine 🙂
Lindsay @ Lindsay Weighs In
LOVE that you promote doing what’s healthy for YOU know what seems healthy for everyone else!
Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries
Ah yes, I love your definition of “healthy” and what you’re saying here! My “healthy” is everything in moderation – kind of an 80/20 approach, but some days it may be a 90/10 approach while other days it’s a 60/40 approach. I just do my best to feel good and treat my body well.
I love this idea–our own healthy! Yes to that. Mine is like Katie’s above…a healthy dose of fats and real food.
Recipe sounds yummy!
Heather (Where's the Beach)
It can be sooooo hard trying to be healthy when one day something is good for you and the next it’s not. I try to do things in moderation. I try to eat whole foods. I try to eat mostly unprocessed foods as well. And wine has to be healthy right? I mean, it’s from grapes.
My healthy is a daily dose of FATS! Yes… I love fat 🙂 (Nut Butters, Coconut Oil, Beans & Avocado) My body runs best this way. I tried the whole “Low-Fat” diet thing..I had the worst cravings & wanted sugar all the time. My good for me lifestyle… lots of plant foods, moderate intake of meats & kombucha drinking a few times a week!
Sarah Kay Hoffman
I enjoy “good for you!” Great set of 3 words.
I am so stoked I just found out that I can buy Growing Naturals here. Like HERE. In Basel, my hometown. Switzerland. Woohooo!
And I want to eat from your nuttzo jar!
Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
Love this recipe!! Honestly I am still trying to find my healthy..some days I think I am doing a great job then other days not so much. I think it is about listening to your body and being good to yourself. To eat foods that are going to help you and fuel you while also enjoying the sweet things in life 🙂
I want to try the garlic bread! Yum!
Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat
Great recipe round-up Lindsay! That garlic bread sounds so intriguing! I love that the main ingredient is protein powder. It looks so moist and yummy!
Jody - Fit at 56
Love this post Lindsay!!! I agree, certain words mean different things to different people! AND that recipe looks delish! I could use my regular ole whey protein & put Nuttzo on it!!!! 🙂
Healthy to me is what is right for me.. 🙂
This looks delicious!! But I’m of the belief that anything with nooch is going to be superior to anything without nooch. I could eat it all day long.
I don’t snack from the nut butter jar. I straight up EAT from it. Makes up probably 1/2 of my daily calories. I wish that were an exaggeration. Wait, no I don’t.
Laura @ Mommy Run Fast
That bread looks awesome! And I love the “good for you” change of terms… yes, we should eat what our bodies love and crave and what makes us feel amazing!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
I would eat from your Nuttzo jar!!!
I’m also trying this as soon as I get my next Growing Naturals shipment! Looks delish. 🙂
THIS LOOKS SO GOOD! I love garlic bread and I never would have thought to make a protein bread version of it!
you must try! i think you will love!
Oh no, I just used the word ‘healthy’ in a recipe — yup, there it is right there below . Kidding aside, your protein garlic bread looks yummy
Danica @ It's Progression
You’re right – I think that “healthy” looks different for everyone. We’re all different, after all!
I was just having this internal debate about what is “healthy” and how different people define what is healthy to them. Also, thinking about how much judgement and shaming is around food even if it is “healthy” food. Either someone is feeling lesser because they see you making healthy choices and they internalize to mean something negative about them or other “healthy” people question your definition of “healthy”. It’s been bothering me lately and I haven’t quite figured out why this is important to me yet. OK, whoa…I will stop philosophizing in your comment section! Maybe one day we will have a healthy glass of wine and chat about it 🙂
A little wine is healthy for me too! Sharing this with my GF buddy. 🙂
Linz @ Itz Linz
WANT WANT WANT!! can you just come live in my kitchen (ok my house) and bake/cook for me?? 🙂 🙂 or maybe at least come visit…. lol
same as yours :-0
and ILL SHARE!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Eating peanut butter is definitely not healthy for me. Almond butter, on the other hand? In and on everything. That and chocolate — it’s all about getting those antioxidants in 😉
oh yes, true true. I want to keep you alive and kicking so no peanuts!
GF is SO MUCH EASIER than people think and it makes eating FUN again to me!
Yum!! Can’t wait to go through the collection! And yay! Some bread! I miss bread! Not sure what to eat before my hard runs right now instead of a bagel and animal crackers, but I’m slowly figuring it out 🙂 thanks for sharing friend! My running hasn’t really change at all!
have you checked out GF oatmeal for whole foods? Or udis GF bagels? Email them and they might send you samples! or coupons!
Meg @ A Dash of Meg
awesome awesome recipe love!!!!!!! i would love to make this but would have to grab some unsweetened pp!
try using regular protein and don’t add garlic.