NEW VIDEO: Welcome to the TIU Kitchen! Healthy Bites for the BIKINI SERIES!

The weekend is almost here, #TIUTeam!

Katrina and I have recently discovered a healthy, sweet flavored treat that’s all natural and protein-packed! It’s called Elli Quark and as many of you may have seen, they’re gifting 5 of you each week during the entire BIKINI SERIES!

Today we’re sharing 5 of our favorite healthy bites featuring this delicious treat! Not only is it wonderful on its own, but Elli Quark also works to elevate some of your favorite Tone It Up approved recipes.

Guess what!? Elli Quark is offering a TIU Exclusive of 10% OFF on All Online Orders with Coupon Code: TONEITUP when you order HERE! 
Coupon Code expires at the end of the Bikini Series (June 7th, 2015)

LEMON-HERB RANCH DRESSING

Drizzle & Dip: This creamy, tangy, herb-filled delight makes an amazing dressing for any salad or a tasty dip for veggies. Its cool, ‘ranch’ like flavor also works well as a sauce for grilled chicken or fish.

  • 2 Tbs Lemon Juice
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup of plain Elli Quark
  • 2 Tbs of fresh herbs (such as parsley, oregano, chives, thyme) OR 1 tsp of dried herbs
  • 2 Tbs of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • pinch of salt & pepper, to taste

Whisk together lemon juice & garlic. Allow to sit for a few minutes, this mellows the garlic out a bit, before folding in Elli Quark. Next, drizzle in olive oil while whisking rapidly. Lastly, add herbs and season with salt and pepper.

BANANA NUT PROTEIN MUFFINS

Sweet, slimming snack: These muffins offer a wonderful, nutritious start to the day! We also love them on-the-go for or an easy, breezy snack throughout the day. The best part!? These unbelievably moist muffins contain not oil or butter!

  • 2/3 cup of oat flour
  • 1 scoop of Vanilla Perfect Fit Protein
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 2 small to medium very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup of Plain or Banana flavored Elli Quark
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of crushed walnuts

Preheat oven to 400° degrees F and spray a 12 cup muffin tin with organic cooking spray, or grease well with coconut oil. In a medium bowl whisk together oat flour, Perfect Fit Protein, baking powder and cinnamon. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix mashed banana, apple sauce, Elli Quark, egg whites and vanilla together until well combined and smooth. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined. Allow batter to sit for 2 minutes in order to thicken. Divide evenly into 12 muffin cups and top with crushed walnuts. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

CUCUMBER RAFTS

featured from the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan

Party snacks: Cucumber rafts are a healthy entertaining must! This is one of our favorite appetizer platters to whip up for a visually impressive, yet ultra simple dish. And what’s more, everyone from kids to hubbies & gal pals loves them!

cucumber-rafts

  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Container of Plain Elli Quark
  • 1 Container of Strawberries
  • 1 Cup of Dried Coconut Flakes, Unsweetened

Gently wash strawberries and cucumber, and pat dry. Slice both strawberries and cucumber into 1/4″ thick slices. Arrange cucumber slices onto serving platter, drop a spoonful of Elli Quark on top, finishing with a strawberry. We also love adding a sprinkle of dried coconut too!

SHOW US YOUR PINTEREST WORTHY PANCAKES!

Upload your beautiful, artful Perfect Fit Pancake images to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest with the hashtag #BIKINISERIES for a chance to win…

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The much anticipated, 8 Week BIKINI PROGRAM is HERE!

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ALRIGHT GORGEOUS… as you know, we have the Tone It Up Nutrition Program and we send out new editions… WELL…. this one takes the CAKE!!!! (The TIU approved cake that is ;)

We’re flippin’ out… this is so HUGE!   We’re so excited to finally release this INCREDIBLE new edition of theTone It Up Nutrition Plan! This AMAZING new program is designed to go along with this year’s BIKINI SERIES and together, they will get your ready to look and feel like a total bombshell come summer! Your sexy, toned bikini bod is just 8 weeks away. Are you ready!?

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Remember, members of the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan receive all updates like this for FREE! Yup! Just because we love you ;)

 

COMMENTS 26

  1. Lauren Shaber says:

    Love when you girls host these little competitions! Keep an eye out on my insta (@laurenliveshealthy) for an entry ;)

  2. karli_tonesup says:

    Yum! I seriously want to make every single recipe right now!

  3. I love the protein muffins! I’ve also really missed your cooking videos! :)

  4. Christie says:

    I am loving the weekly planner for this years Bikini Series. Logging my food and workouts daily makes me stay accountable. I was wondering you were would be selling theses logs after the Bikini Series is over. I know I would love to keep buying them.

      1. Jennifer Wolfe says:

        This is great news! I’m so excited to hear that!!

  5. Stefania Rodriguez says:

    Is it TIU approved to eat quark just by its self as a snack for M2 or M3?

  6. Ashley Anne Schjoneman says:

    Any TIU approved pasta dishes?! That would be amazing!

  7. Jessica says:

    Any suggestions of Elli Quark replacements? Looks like they aren’t sold anywhere near

  8. That looks amazing! I wish I could try it and enter but my body doesn’t like dairy. :/ Any suggestions on dairy-free yogurt – what brand you like and recommend? This TIU girl misses her yogurt!

  9. April says:

    obsessed with Kats dress! anyone know where to get it?!

  10. I would love to try it! is it available in Italy as well? Unfortunately it is so hard for me to follow ur recipes since I cant buy Perfect Fit from Italy either! I soo would love to try it!!! xoxo Cyclistblondie

  11. Can you please tell us what the backsplash in that kitchen is? Every time you do a video there, all I can think about is how much I want my kitchen to look like that! Thank you :D

  12. M says:

    Just watched this vid and loved it! Can anyone shed some light on something for me, though? I love the little stack of medium sized pancakes with the fresh strawberries, but does anyone actually yield that with the recipe? In my experience, you’d have to at least double the amount of ingredients to get that many stacks (the stacks they show arent even small, but are medium!).

    I’m also a bit confused as to whether a stack counts as a M1. In the plan the recipe is enough for one med-large pancake or 2 small-med pancakes. Wouldn’t a stack this size (with all the extras they use) be almost double what is recommended for a serving size in the nutrition plan?

    Wish we had EQ around here, looks so good!

    x

  13. Michelle says:

    could you replace the yoghurt with coconut yoghurt or goats milk yoghurt? I can’t have greek yoghurt or any dairy…

    1. Lauren Bell says:

      I made them with coconut yogurt and they turned out great!

  14. Heather A says:

    You ladies are beyond motivating, I’m lovin the bikiniseries. I love sweets, TIUapproved of course, it’d be great to see a special sweet treat for after dinner or for M4 during the series. Love you guys!

  15. Nic says:

    Where is the recipe for the blueberry oat bars found I can’t seem to find it

  16. ashley says:

    Can we replace an ingredient in the PFP with elli quark? Which one? I’m thinking instead of bananas use it?

  17. Sarah Canape says:

    What does elli quark taste like? Is it more like a yogurt or a cheese?

  18. Jenny Angeli says:

    They don’t sell Elli Quark near me. Does anyone know a good substitute so I can still make the recipies?

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