Friday, July 31, 2009

Low Carb Cinnamon Pancakes

Note: This was my second attempt at low carb pancakes. I recommend using two egg whites with protein powder and cottage cheese. These were sooo good.

Ingredients:
- 1 scoop Lean Dessert (BSN) cinnamon roll
- 1/4 cup cottage cheese
- lots of cinnamon
- equal/stevia

Directions: blend in magic bullet and cook on skillet.







Protein Spread

Note: Easy and quick to make, but you definitely have to like the taste of your protein powder. I used "all the whey" cake batter and it tasted AWESOME.

Ingredients:
- slice of cinnamon ezekiel raisin bread
- scoop protein powder
- 1- 2 tablespoons water

Directions: mix water and protein powder until it is "spreadable." Toast bread and spread protein powder mix on it.




Cinnamon Cottage Cheese

Note: I love mixing cottage cheese with cinnamon and stevia/splenda. This morning, I mixed it ans spread it on my cinnamon raisin ezekiel toast. Soo good! Such a sweet treat post workout.

Ingredients:
- cottage cheese (1/2 cup)
- cinnamon (lots!)
- stevia/splenda

Directions:
Mix and spread on toasted cinnamon raisin ezekiel bread. Awesome plain too! Very low carb if you omit the bread!





Homemade Raisin Bread

Note: I got this recipe from Mr. Breakfast and like tripled the amount of raisins :) It was on a day I wasn't counting calories, I think the holidays. Calories don't count on holidays, right??

To be completely honest, I loved it... my family- not so much :) I think it's because we had a huge brunch and they had other better options- like muffins, pancaekes, donuts, bagels.

Anyways, I put some peanut butter on mine and it was so good.

http://mrbreakfast.com/superdisplay.asp?recipeid=1494

- 1 cup quick oatmeal
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 cup All-Bran cereal (I used fiber one)
- 1/2 cup sugar or Splenda (splenda)
- 1 egg or 2 egg whites (I used whites)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 1 cup skim milk
- 1 cup raisins boiled in 1 cup water (I used like 3 cups, haha. I love my raisins. I used golden and regular)

Directions: Boil raisins for about 5 mins. Mix all other ingredients together. Add raisins & water. Stir well. Pour batter into greased bread pan (9x13). Bake for 1 hour @ 350.


Sushi Date

Note: OK, so I had a sushi date today and took pictures. I thought I would share my thoughts on sushi. Anyone who knows me knows I am a huuuuuge sushi fan. If I am doing the low-carb thing, I am ALL about sashimi (this is the pieces of fish without the rice). If I am doing a re-feed, then I eat sushi (sush is the piece of fish on top of rice).

If you order the right stuff, you can get a high protein meal. Salmon, tuna, shrimp and yellow tail are my favorites. I also love edamame. I avoid the crazy spider rolls and tempura since they are fried. A lot of places allow you to have brown rice instead of white rice.

Well, today I ordered some salmon sashimi and tuna sushi.

SOOO GOOD :)




Thursday, July 30, 2009

Low Carb Pancakes

Note: This was AWESOME. Made it for dinner tonight. Next time I will definitely use two instead of 3 eggs whites.

Ingredients:
- 1 scoop protein powder (I used dymatize cookies and cream)
- 1/4 cup cottage cheese
- 3 egg whites (I recommend 2 though, these were a bit too runny)
- stevia/ splenda

Directions: Mix ingredients and cook on a skillet.







Choc PB Mush

Note: OK, I am not going to lie... it looks like a big bowl of mush. I started to add more wheat bran to my diet to get more fiber. This was a good bowl of mush, though. Although I am not going to be making it until the winter, since I had it after my 80 degree run and was sweating!

Ingredients:
- 1/3 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup wheat bran
- 1 scoop choc pb protein powder (I used "all the whey")
- 1/2- 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 tablespoon Better 'n Peanut Butter
- 1/4 tablespoon cocoa powder
- stevia/splenda

directions: Mix oatmeal, wheat bran, protein powder, splenda, water and cocoa powder. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Drizzle peanut butter over it and eat.












nutraplanet.com

OK, since I know a lot of you eat protein powders, I am now going to be posting deals that I see.

http://www.nutraplanet.com/product/all-the-whey/whey-protein-blend-5-lb.html

Nutra Planet is selling "All the Whey" protein powder for $24.99 (plus free shipping! on orders greater than $75)

I recommend Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup and Cupcake Batter.

I haven't tried any others.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

No Bake Protein Cookie! Part 2

Note: I made a second attempt at the protein cookie, but added more wheat bran and less oatmeal. I also sprinkled it with some sugar free maple syrup. I liked it, but it definitely tasted more "healthier" if you know what I mean. Also, it didn't stick together, I ate it with a fork off the plate. (This is a recipe I tweaked from this blogger: http://www.fitnessista.com/search/label/Recipes?updated-max=2009-02-02T19%3A23%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=20)

Ingredients:
- 50 calories of oatmeal
- 1/2 cup wheat bran
- 1 tablespoon of better 'n peanut butter
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond breeze
- 1 scoop all the whey cake batter
- tablespoon of sugar free maple syrup


Directions: Mix all ingredients together. Line on a plate and refridgerate overnight.






Almond Butter Chicken Burger

Note: I got this idea from watching a burger contest on food network. Someone had peanut butter on their burger. Seeing as I love peanut butter and almond butters, and don't eat red meat often, almond butter on a purdue chicken burger sounds good to me!

Ingredients:
- chicken burger
- teaspoon (or more) almond butter



Myoplex Carb Control Bars

Note: OK, so last night I got home from my run late and was too lazy to make my meals for the next day. And then in the morning I overslept... therefore, I had to bring a couple of bars to work. These myoplex bars are AWESOME!

I had chocolate peanut butter and cookies n cream. I generally am obsessed with chocolate peanut butter anything, but I liked the cookies and cream better. Either way, they were a nice sweet treat.



Barlean's Omega Swirl

Note: Are you anything like me and hate taking pills? Do you take either flax or fish oils for the omega-3 benefits?

Well, I got these samples in the mail and I absolutely love them! They are called Barlean's and are flax "smoothies." The flavors I received are strawberry-banana flax and lemon fish oil.

http://www.barleans.com/omega_swirl.asp


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

No Bake Protein Cookie!

Note: OK, I said to myself, "one of these days I am going to come up with a recipe and become addicted to it..." this might be one. I got inspired by the recipe here from the Fitnessista, but switched it up a bit http://www.fitnessista.com/search/label/Recipes?updated-max=2009-02-02T19%3A23%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=20 By the way, this girls blog is pretty cool.

Ingredients:
- 1 scoop all the whey protein "cupcake batter"
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/4 cup wheat bran (I decided to add this in later)
- 1/8 cup almond breeze
- 1 tablespoon better 'n peanut butter
- splenda


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Monday, July 27, 2009

Tuna and Parmesan Cheese

Note: I am starting to question my taste buds, but I thought I would try this. It was ok. Needed soy sauce, so I added some, and it tasted pretty good. I have the feeling the average person would find this appalling and would pass on it... in fact, I debated posting it, haha.

Ingredients:
- 6 oz tuna
- 2 tablespoons fat free parmesan cheese
-sprinkle of soy sauce (or could use mustard).









Chicken Patties - a few ways

Note: I got chicken patties again. Perdue. They are so good. I cook all four on the foreman and freeze them, having one a day for the week.

Here are two ways below:

- I made a bread-less sandwich. I wrapped the patty with lettuce and topped with sliced tomato pickles and mustard.

- I cut it up in pieces and added it to my cabbage, broccoli and pepper stir-fry.
















Low Carb Blueberry Ice Cream

Note: Holy sh*t, this was good, especially for low carb. Take my word for it.


Directions:
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup unsweeteened almond milk
- 1/8 package of sugar free/fat free cheesecake pudding mix
-1/2 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon xantham gum
-stevia/splenda
- 2 tablespoons sugar free jelly
- ice cubes

Directions: Mix in blender, pour in bowl and freeze.









High Protein Pancakes

Note: These were absolutely awesome.

Ingredients:
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (or teaspoon vanilla sugarfree torani syrup). I used the syrup.
- 2 splenda

toppings include: sugar free maple syrup or sugar free jelly.

Directions:
Blend ingredients in blender. Cook on skillet. Makes one big pancake or two smaller ones.












Failed Flax Wrap Attempt

Note: OK, I made an attempt at flax wrap, and it turned into a pancake. I think I needed to make it thinner. I will try again. I ended up mixing this pancake with some tuna and brought it with me to work. It did taste good, but definitely was no wrap :)

Ingredients:
- 2 egg whites
- 2 tablespoons flax seed
-Pam

Directions:
mix ingredients and cook on a skillet.







Sunday, July 26, 2009

PB Banana Ice Milk

Note: This is a nice treat in the summer. I may have made something similar somewhere. It tastes more like ice milk than ice cream.

Ingredients:
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon nut butter
- 8 grams sugar free/fat free pudding (I used banana)
- stevia/splenda
- ice cubes

Directions: Blend all ingredients in blender and freeze or put in fridge.