Sunday, April 29, 2012

Coconut cinnamon Eggs

 Todays lunch.....  cooked 4 egg whites in 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil.  Once cooked, topped with cinnamon, salt, 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil... awesome.

With a salad on the side..... :)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

My favorite pre-workout snack

Ricecakes topped with protein powder spread...  (protein powder mixed with a bit of water).

Cinnamon Peanut Butter Eggs

Don't knock it until you rock it.... this has been one of my favorite go to meals lately.

I might want to try with sugar free jelly on top too...

I cooked 180 grams (Approximately 100 Calories) topped with one tablespoon all natural peanut butter and cinnamon... and salt.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wholly Guacamole Salad

Yesterday's lunch I mixed wholly guacamole with my salad and it was delicious!
In the mix: red and green cabbage, roasted yellow squash and zucchini, chiken, dressing (mustard, balsamic vinegar and one splenda).

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Coconut Flour Pancakes

 I made two different batches of coconut flour pancakes yesterday. 

First batch (plain for work): mixed 180 grams egg whites with 3 tablespoons coconut flour.  mixed in my magic bullet; cooked on a pan (made two large pancakes).  topped with cinnamon and sugar free maple syrup.

Second batch:  2 tablespoon coconut flour and 180 grams egg whites.  topped with one tablespoon of peanut butter, sugar free maple syrup and cinnamon.

Batch 2: ate for Dinner Sunday

Batch 1: took to work with me

PB protein Shakes

 I love my PB protein shakes.  They are delicious, easy to make.  On Sunday I was out and about so I didnt have time to make big meals.  I made two shakes: one for now and one for later when I got back from errands.  I froze the second in the freezer to make an ice-creamy shake.

Peanut Butter Graham cracker shake:  Scoop of VPX graham cracker explosion, tabelspoon, PB, water and ice cubes.... so good!

Peanut Butter Cookies and Cream Shake:  One scoop, Isopure cookies and cream, tablespoon peanut butter, ice cubes, water.. Freeze!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

More PB chicken!

Last night's dinner consisted of the following:
- 1/2 bag brussel sprouts
-1/2 bag broccoli slaw
- 3 oz chicken
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- soy sauce

Avocado Eggs

2 recipe ingredient...  well, 3 if you count cooking spray! 

I used 1 cup of egg whites and cooked them in a pan with pam spray and topped with one serving of wholly guacamole.

PB Coconut chicken

Yesterdays lunch consisted of:
- 2 teaspoons PB
- 1 teaspoon coconut ooil
- 3 ounces chicken
- 1/2 bag of frozen brussel sprouts

- I cooked the veggies in the coconut oil; added cooked chicken and topped with peanut butter.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Retail Therapy

So, I went on an amazon shopping spree last week and these are some of the items I purchased:

Isopure Protein Powder - Cookies and Cream- this protein powder (and flavor!) was my best friends recommendation...  I haven't tried it but will definitely soon!  According to my friend, this is the "purest" forms of protein powder and mixes easily with water (which is apparently a big deal to some people)....  I just think of mixing as an arm workout :)  Just kidding. 

This is a top quality protein powder, so it's more expensive.  It's a whey protein isolate:

Nutrition info: 2 scoops (62 grams) has 210 calories, 1 gram fat, 0 grams carbs; 0 grams sugar and 50 grams protein.  

I will one use one scoop, or 31 grams, per serving. 

VPX Graham Cracker Protein Powder- This is MY FAVORITE protein powder of all time.  I never buy it because it's so expensive, though, and I am not training for any fitness shows.  One scoop has only 80 caories, No Carbs and 20 grams protein.  You can't beat those stats.  Plus, this tastes awesome too!!  As soon as you open the tub you smell graham cracker!  I have converted many people to this protein powder!

Coconut Flour: I bought a 4 pack of coconut flour from Bob's Red Mill.  This is a great lower carb flour to use in replacement of regular flour.

Nutrition Info: Two tablespoons have 60 calories, 1.5 grams fat, 10 grams carbs (6 of which are from dietary fiber); 0 grams sugar and 2 grams protein.

Be sure to check out the coconut flour recipes on my blog (there is a tag to the right)

Coconut Oil:   I bought Nutiva coconut oil.  I am HUGE, HUGE fan of coconut oil.  If you are dieting/low carb, this is a great source of fats for energy.  I feel my energy level increase when I take a tablespoon (or more!) daily.  I use this for cooking my chicken, eggs and veggies.  Be sure to check out my links to coconut oil recipes. 

NUTIVA Coconut oil is:
  • Certified organic and non-GMO
  • Made from fresh coconuts, not dried copra
  • Cold-processed under 104 degree's
  • Pressed within two hours of chopping
  • Unrefined and unfermented
  • Chemical-free
  • Unbleached, undeodorized, unhydrogenated
  • Pure white like fresh coconut, tastes like fresh coconut, and has fresh coconut fragrance

  • Coconut is one of the most healthy super foods in the world. Ideal as a high-heat cooking oil, a healthy substitute for shortening in baking, and a "better-than-butter" replacement on bread and veggies.

    Nutrition info: 1 tablespoon has 120 calories, 14 grams fat (12.5 g of saturated fat); no sugar; no carbs and no protein.

    Moroccan Oil:  This is for my hair :) Not for human consumption!    I highly recommend this if you want shinier hair.  Plus. it smells nice :)

    Wholly Guacamole Snack Packs (100 Calorie)

    Tonight I bought some wholly guacamole 100 calorie snack packs.  I am a huge fan of these snack packs since I normally buy avocados and dont eat all of it at once and then it turns into brown mush in my fridge :)  Plus, I make a mess when I cut them up and nearly half the time cut myself trying to cut these suckers up :)
    These are great little snack packs to take on the go or if you like portion control, they are great.  (When I make my mini- meals, I usually use about 100-120 calories of fat (tablespoon of coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, or peanut butter), so this is the perfect size.  Plus, 100 calorie packs seem to be the new "thing."  I would recommend avocado packs over any of those cookie 100 calorie packs....  people fear fat but there is no need to :) 

    You can top them on eggs, dip raw veggies in them, add on top of a salad,  on a sandwich, on top of ricecakes, mixed with tuna or chicken...  there are lots of possibilities.

    I actually checked out their website and they had a great idea.  Freeze a pack overnight and then use it as a mini ice pack in your lunch and let it defrost by lunch time....  good idea.

    NUTRITION FACTS: 100 Calories, 10 grams fat, 5 grams carbs (3 grams dietary fiber), 0 grams sugar, and 1 gram protein.

    INGREDIENTS: Hass Avocados, Jalapeno Puree (white vinegar, jalapeno peppers, salt), Dehydrated Onion, Salt, Granulated Garlic.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    Blue Diamond Almonds and More Purdue Chicken...

    I found these at the store tonight... I normally buy the regular unsalted... but these are made with sea salt... and I like my salt :) I usually grab these with a container of chobani non fat plain yogurt.

    Tonight I made some chicken and broccoli slaw.

    Monday, April 16, 2012

    Travelling this week.......

    I am travelling this week for work, so I apologize for the delay. I usually bring snacks on the road with me. I packed a baggies of almonds to snack on. I also brought some of my protein muffins (protein powder and squash mixed and microwaved for a minute).

    So, I am without an oven, stove, toaster or microwave for the week, but I do have a refridgerator!

    I tried a new product: these are great for when you don't have a kitchen to work with.

    The nutrition stats are great. Low carb and lots of protein.

    I bought some bagged broccoli and mustard and made lunch for the next two days... yes, I couldnt get creative without a kitchen! (you cant see the chicken, but it's on the bottom).

    Friday, April 13, 2012

    Dr. In The Kitchen Flackers

    Thanks to Dr. In the Kitchen for sending me their flackers to review. As the name implies, these are crackers made of flaxseeds, which are extremely healthy.

    Flackers are gluten free and raw and high in omega 3's. They are made in a nut and gluten free facility.

    Flackers come in three flavors:
    * Dill
    * Rosemary
    * Savory (My fave!)

    Nutrition for savory:

    3 flackers

    Calories: 100

    Fat: 7 grams

    carbs: 8 grams (of which 7grams are from fiber)

    Sugar: 0 grams

    Protein: 5 grams

    These are perfect right out of the box or topped with peanut butter or low fat cheese.

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    tuna coleslaw

    Lunch yesterday was a can of white tuna mixed with red/green cabbage and balsamic vinegar. I topped with some chili powder.

    Monday, April 9, 2012

    Chicken and zucchini/summer squash topped with PB

    For dinner a few nights ago, I cooked some summer squash and zucchini in a pan with soy sauce and topped with chicken and peanut butter.

    chiken + PB = awesomeness :)

    Saturday, April 7, 2012

    Peanut butter Protein "ice cream"

    Protein ice cream... low carb!

    I mixed a scoop of protein powder, 1 tablespoon peanut butter and a little bit of water in a tupperware container and froze it overnight... It was so yummy!

    Friday, April 6, 2012

    egg whites topped with Coconut butter and Avocado

    Last night's dinner: 3 egg whites topped with coconut oil and avocado... yum :)

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    Coconut Eggs

    Yummy meal... eggs topped with homemade coconut butter.

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012

    Salad topped with Avocado and Chicken

    Today's lunch included the following salad:

    - green and red cabbage
    - shredded chicken
    - avocado (diced and mashed)
    - dressing: balsamic vinegar mixed with mustard and splenda.

    Avocado Eggs

    I have a new love... avocado and eggs. I fried up two eggs in the pan and topped with avocado and frank's red hot sauce.