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ProteinBarGirl

DC Metro Area, Virginia
I'd rather read the latest issues of Women's Health or Shape than Vogue or Cosmo. I can't live without my favorite exercise DVDs and I can't walk out of Target without new workout clothes.What is a girl to do? Easy. Blog about it. So here I go. Occasionally I'll wander off the path to... Full Bio
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This Is What a Vegan Freezer Looks Like by ProteinBarGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Adopting a vegan diet takes planning. Gone are the days where I could grab a bowl of oatmeal and milk at my job's cafeteria for breakfast or buy a sandwich and a bowl of sou ... Read on »
Chickpea Flour? by ProteinBarGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living For the last month I've been trying to come up with a use for chickpea (garbanzo) flour. Yes, it is exactly what you think it is...chickpeas grounded up into a flour form. I ... Read on »
Monday Morning, Hear Me Roar by ProteinBarGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Sunday night I climbed into bed determined to wake up the next morning with a major attitude adjustment. For the last two week I've been a major slacker. My plans for 30 ... Read on »
Going Vegan: Three Weeks Later by ProteinBarGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Over the weekend I faced my biggest challenge since going on a vegan diet more three weeks ago. Saturday I met up with friends who were determined to spend the afternoon jum ... Read on »
How Many Vegan Books Do I Need? by ProteinBarGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I'm a building a small arsenal of vegan books/cookbooks. I already have Alicia Silverstone's The Kind Diet , Robin Robertson's Vegan on the Cheap , and the Complete Idiot's ... Read on »
Who Doesn't Love a Chickpea? by ProteinBarGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I have fallen in love with chickpeas. For the last ten days it feels like I've used chickpeas in every dish. From hummus to this delicious baked falafel recipie from the ... Read on »
What Can $48 Can Get You? by ProteinBarGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I typically make a big grocery run on a Saturday or a Sunday and pick up a few things here or there during the week after work. This afternoon I finally got around to totali ... Read on »
Vegan Diet on a Budget by ProteinBarGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living One of my concerns about going vegan was the hit my pocketbook would take. It's suppose to be an expensive diet, right? Don't all those fancy specialty good add up quickly? ... Read on »
30 Day Shred for 30 Days? by ProteinBarGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This morning I woke up a little late and had time only for a quick 20 minute workout with the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. As I was speeding through the rest of my morning ... Read on »
Mission: Get Off the Couch and Cook Meet Vegan Cookies by ProteinBarGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Friday afternoon I purchased Robin Robertson's Vegan on the Cheap. Going on a vegan diet requires quite a bit of cooking. As I head into my second week of being a vegan I'm ... Read on »
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sushi Restaurant by ProteinBarGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Last night was my second attempt to eat out as a vegan. A good friend graciously agreed to hit a vegan-friendly venue for dinner. My roommate suggested we go to a local Asia ... Read on »
Snacking Like a Vegan by ProteinBarGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living There's nothing quite like trying to eat a healthy lunch when the coworker on your right is eating a cheeseburger and the coworker to your left has chicken fingers. I'm not ... Read on »
"Laces are for my 12-year-old son, not the scholarship quarterbacks at Notre Dame," - Brian Kelly by ProteinBarGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The countdown for the start of the football season begins the moment the Vince Lombardi Trophy is trotted out. It's a long and dull six months till the preseason star ... Read on »
Vegan Redux by ProteinBarGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Inspired by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin's Skinny Bitch, my roommate decided last week that she would go vegan for 30 days. That's right...a whole month. Back in March I w ... Read on »
More from Mission: Get Off the Couch and Cook by ProteinBarGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I tried two more dishes from Ellie Krieger's So Easy this weekend with mixed results.  The recipes? Panzanella and tuna noodle casserole . With the weather getting warme ... Read on »
I just bought ... by ProteinBarGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I just bought my Bronco Tebow jersey last week and it looks like I missed the opportunity to get one with a rhinestone studded collar. Yes,  rhinestones ! ... Read on »
Changing the Subject by ProteinBarGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I've decided to change things up a bit. This afternoon I was inspired to start a second blog...one devoted to my thoughts and ramblings on football. I know there are quite a ... Read on »
Out With the Old and in With the New by ProteinBarGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This evening I loaded up my kitchen with a handful of new gadgets. After taking a survey of my kitchen this weekend I quickly discovered I needed an upgrade in a few areas. ... Read on »
Mission: Get Off the Couch and Cook by ProteinBarGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It all started earlier this week. During a rather slow Monday I took a detour during my lunch break and made a stop at Barnes & Noble in Union Station. My objective? My miss ... Read on »
So Not a Morning Girl by ProteinBarGirl Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I really hate the alarm on my Blackberry. First it vibrates and then lets out an annoying, pulsating buzz. Almost every morning I end up hitting the snooze or on some tough ... Read on »