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Game Changing Eats! Are you ready for some HEALTHY? >

Chef Phil redefines Sunday Sports Snacks with these desirable HEALTHY eats. Cook them up and share them with your team!

Buffalo Dip
2 Cups Cooked Shredded Chicken
8 oz Neufchatel Cheese, softened
1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt
1/2 Cup Hot Sauce (our fave is Frank’s)
1/4 Cup Crumbled Blue Cheese
1/4 Cup Low Fat Mozzarella Cheese
1 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Parsley
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika
1/8 tsp Ground Celery Seed

-Preheat oven to 350F
-Mix together all

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5 Ways to Eat Pumpkin (That Aren’t Pie!) >

Thanksgiving is here and Pumpkin Pie is without a doubt the most popular dessert of the season! Did you know that over 50 million are made every year? In a previous blog post we highlighted some of the health benefits of pure pumpkin. Now let’s kick it up a notch; no one wants to end a massive meal with even more massive calories! Try out these new ways to

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World Vegan Month – Recipes! >

Rockstar Catering Sales Manager by day, vegan culinary queen by night – our very own Rachel has pulled together some of her favorite meat-free meals in honor of World Vegan Month! Happy cooking!

Breaded White Bean Cutlets

Makes 6 cutlets

1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
2 tsp olive oil
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1/2 cup vital wheat gluten
1/3 cup vegetable broth


Green Fest TODAY >

Join Chef Phil and the Protein Bar team TODAY September 21st for DC’s Green Festival! We’re prepping for a day celebrating all things green AND are pumped to be presenting a Cooking with Quinoa cooking demo. Chef Phil has dreamed up 3 new quinoa dishes, see the recipes below and get cooking!

Quinoa Tabouleh

Quinoa – 1 Cup (8 cups) —-20 cups cooked quinoa
Water – 1.5 Cups (12 cups)
Salt – 1.5 tsp


Green Festival 2013 >

Join Chef Phil and the Protein Bar team next Saturday, September 21st for DC’s Green Festival! We’re prepping for a day celebrating all things green AND are pumped to be presenting a Cooking with Quinoa cooking demo. Chef Phil has dreamed up 3 new quinoa dishes, all healthy AND all vegan! Click here to purchase tickets and get green with us! 

LABOR DAY closed

Focus on Flavor: Better-for-you BBQs >

Happy Labor Day superfans! Protein Bar’s culinary experts, Chef Phil, and our fabulous DC Sales & Marketing Manager, Rachel, have cooked up some amazing better-for-you BBQ recipes to try this holiday. Sit back, relax, and get your FLAVOR on!

Chef Phil’s BBQ Bests
Brined Grilled Chicken


8 Cups Water
1 Cup Tamari
1/2 Cup Coconut Aminos
3 T Kosher Salt
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
4 Garlic Cloves, minced
4 Bay Leaves, crushed
1 T Whole Black Peppercorns, crushed or coarsely ground

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Fourth of July…HEALTHIER >

Uncle Sam WANTS YOU to eat well and feel good this 4th of July! Our Commander-in-Chef Phil has created 4 new and amazing recipes for YOU to try at home this holiday. Happy eating!

BUFFALO BURGER with Crispy Kale Chips

Can you handle this buffalo on buffalo delight? Pair better-for-you bison meat with tangy buffalo sauce and crispy kale. 

“What so Proudly we Kale” Chips

5 oz Kale, de-ribbed and chopped into roughly 2″x2″ pieces
2 Tbsp Brown Rice Miso
2 Tbsp Tahini Paste
2 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp Water
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes

Blend in blender or food processor until smooth. Rub mix all over the surface of the kale.

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120 S. Riverside OPENING SOON! >

Protein Bar’s 12th restaurant is just 2 weeks away! Located at 120 S. Riverside (in the CDW building) this spot will serve hungry loop lunchers, train commuters, and more! Exciting photos, updates, and pre-opening contests coming soon!


Protein Bar SWEET 16 >

Meet our SWEET Sixteen! Below are some of our favorite (better-for-you) dessert recipes. What will you cook up first? Not feeling that ambitious? Stop into any of our restaurants and try a Wrigley Peeled/Federal A’Peel Blended Drink OR a Protein Bakery baked good to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Chocolate Avocado Mousse 
Blueberry Peach Cobbler 
Orange Spice Russian Tea Cakes
Chocolate Paleo Cupcakes with Avocado “Buttercream”
Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies 
Bourbon-Pecan Tart with Chocolate Drizzle
Chocolate Banana Bread Protein