Saturday, August 26, 2017

Pancake Tacos








     What if you could combine Pancakes and Tacos...!?  Whelp, now you can!  And what can you expect when two wonderful worlds collide...flavor, texture, aesthetics, and nutrition!  #universalappeal  So start your day right...(or end your day right) and add Pancake Tacos to your life for only 392 calories, 29g net carbs and 39g protein!  Pancake on people!  :)

Ingredients for three Tacos~
1 scoop Cinnamon Roll ABS Protein Pancake Powder
1/3 cup Egg Whites
1/2 cup Water or enough til desired consistency
1 small Banana, diced and equally divided into thirds
1 Tablespoon Lily's Stevia Sweetened Dark Chocolate Chips
1 Tablespoon Almond Milk
1 Tablespoon Pecan Chips

     Mix together first three ingredients til desired consistency for pancake batter, divide batter into three equal parts and fry in skillet on both sides til done, set aside.  Meanwhile, dice Banana and add down the center of each Pancake equally.  Add Chips and Milk to microwave safe bowl and heat for 20 seconds and stir til smooth, repeat if necessary, drizzle over Tacos and sprinkle with chopped Pecans.  Enjoy  :)  PS  Share or not to share, ...that is the question...


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Frozen Yogurt Blueberry Cheesecake








     Quest gave me the inspiration to create a Blueberry Cheesecake with their Blueberry Cobbler Hero Bar,... thanks guys!  Each of these 8 hearty pieces are 332 calories, 10g net carbs and 24g protein.  Whether you have this for breakfast, dessert or just a healthy snack it's all good man...I think the macros can support any time of day.  So try this fun little experiment the next time you are hankering for fruit filled fare!  :)

Ingredients for 8 large pieces~
5 Quest Hero Blueberry Cobbler Protein Bars
2oz (1/3 cup, 66) Almonds
Rounded 1/2 cup (3oz) Blueberries
1 1/2 cup Swerve Granular Erythritol
Dash Cinnamon
Heavy Dash Vanilla
14oz net weight Extra Firm Tofu
8oz reduced fat Cream Cheese, room temperature
8oz Light Sour Cream
7oz 2% Fage Greek Yogurt
1-4 Tablespoons Lemon Juice, if desired

     VERY CAREFULLY shave that Blueberry goo with the White Chocolate coating from each of the Hero Bars, set aside.  Add Almonds to food processor til powdered (be careful not to process to butter), then add the 5 protein bar portions of the Hero Bar til fully incorporated and crumbly.  Press into the bottom of Spring Form pan.  Meanwhile, add the 5 Goo toppings to saucepan along with Blueberries, 1/2 cup Erythritol, Cinnamon and Vanilla til melted together and thickening, smashing as many Blueberries as possible, set in fridge to cool for 10 minutes.  Finish up by add Tofu, Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Yogurt, Lemon Juice if desired, and last cup Erythritol to cleaned food processor and whip til smooth and creamy.  Pour on top of crust, and stir in cooled Blueberry mixture making a decorative pattern.  Chill in freezer til firm.  Enjoy  :)  PS  This freezes very firm, it took about an hour to thaw to easily cut, so I went ahead and cut all 8 pieces and put back in the freezer in individual containers...(I'm smart that way)

Good Earth Sweet & Spicy Caffeine Free Tea



Forget about naps—relaxation doesn’t need to be boring. Join Good Earth Tea on National Relaxation Day, August 15th, during three interactive Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/GoodEarthTea)events that are sure to help you create balance in your life. 

Good Earth’s new Sweet & Spicy “Good Night” Tea is a taste to behold– an exciting new twist on chamomile tea that’s perfect for National Relaxation Day. Good Earth has blended high-quality chamomile flowers with exotic dragon fruit and fiery cinnamon for a Sweet & Spicy taste that is anything but sleepy.  Sweet & Spicy Good Night is an entirely new experience in chamomile that can be enjoyed hot or iced! Won't you join me on National Relaxation Day and raise your mug to Sweet & Spicy Good Night Tea!  For more information and where to buy, visit www.goodearth.com. In good health, paige  :)

Edamame Pasta Pesto








     Who said you can't have Pasta to keep your low carb diet in check...not me, nope you did not hear that from me...quite the opposite actually!  With Explore Cuisine, you can have all the Edamame Pasta your belly can handle...and did I mention the phenomenal flavor!?  The macros are simply unbelievable as well, each of the 2oz are only 180 calories, 7g net carbs and 24g protein.  Pair this with a beautiful homemade Pesto and you have a meal that can't be beat...each rounded cup of Edamame Pesto Pasta is only 315 calories, 10g net carbs and 28g protein.  This green will make you lean!  For more information and where to buy Explore Cuisine Edamame Pasta, visit www.explorecuisine.com.

Ingredients for 4 hearty servings~
8oz Explore Cuisine Organic Edamame Spaghetti
5oz Baby Spinach Leaves
4oz container Basil, approx 2.5oz net weight of leaves, use less if you want a milder flavor
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan, (extra for garnish, not included in macros)
1 large ripe peeled Avocado (approx 4oz)
1oz (1/4 cup) chopped Walnuts
1 Tablespoon fresh chopped Garlic
2 Tablespoons Sriracha
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice, if desired
Salt to taste
Chopped Roma Tomato, for garnish if desired

     Prepare Pasta according to directions.  Meanwhile, add rest of ingredients (except for garnish) to food processor and blend til smooth.  Stir together with Pasta and garnish as desired.  I also served this over Grilled Chicken Breast and it was over the top delish!  Enjoy  :)