Thursday, January 13, 2022

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins







     If you are looking for a perfect morning grab and go, then put these on your list of must haves.  These are great for pre/post work out fueling as well, not to mention if you are just looking for a little pick me up!  The macros are pretty friendly also, each of the 12 are only 178 calories, 21.8g carbs, 4.4g fiber, .7g sugar alcohol, 16.7g net carbs, 11.2g protein and 5.6g fat.  These come together quickly, and will last in the fridge all week, you can’t go wrong with these on hand!  

Ingredients for 12 Muffins~

2 ripe smashed Bananas

3 cups Oats

2 scoops Quest Vanilla Protein Powder

3/4 cup Egg Whites

2 Extra Large Eggs

1/4 cup Peanut Butter, sub with favorite Nut Butter, I prefer crunchy

1/4 cup Lily’s Stevia Sweetened Dark Chocolate Chips

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

Dash Cinnamon

Dash Vanilla

     Add Banana to mixing bowl, beat til smooth, blend in rest of ingredients, drop by rounded 1/4 cup into silpat lined muffin tins, bake at 375 for 18 minutes.  Enjoy. ;)


Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Squares








     How fun is it to involve kids in the kitchen!?  I love letting them help and feel like a part of the team, which also encourages healthy eating, and getting comfortable with the process.  These Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Squares are so easy to make, it is the perfect recipe to invite children into the mix.  Each of these 4 servings are only 267 calories, 37.5g carbs, 9.3g fiber, and 2g sugar alcohol, 26.2g net carbs, 8.1g protein and 11.1g of fat.  Enjoy how fast these whip together, and can be in your mouth in under an hour.  This one is a definite winner all the way around!  ;)

Ingredients for 4 servings~

2 medium ripe Bananas, mashed

1 cup Oats

1/4 cup Peanut Butter, I prefer chunky 

1/4 cup Lily’s Stevia Sweetened Dark Chocolate Chips

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

Dash Cinnamon

Dash Vanilla

Dash Salt (optional)

     Add Bananas to mixing bowl, beat til smooth, blend each of the remaining ingredients til fully incorporated.  Pour into parchment line loaf pan, bake at 350 for 25 minutes.  Enjoy. :)


Saturday, January 1, 2022

Divine Potatoes





     My husband follows a low sodium diet, and is always in a quest for the delicious…(in salt free form).  With his Divine Potatoes, he really knocked it outta the park.  This is great as a side, or even your main…it’s just that good.  I had mine on a salad solo, and devoured every single bite, shockingly filling.  If you want to add salt to yours feel free, but if you are cutting back you won’t miss a thing.  This is so fancy, you could build an entire dinner party around this centerpiece!  This was adapted from The No-Salt Cookbook.

Ingredients~

1 pound small red or mixed Baby Potatoes, cut in half or quarters

1 Tablespoon Butter, unsalted if watching soldium

1 large chopped Onion

2 teaspoons Sugar, or sub with Lakanto Monk Fruit and use code Paige20 for discount at checkout if you are eliminating Sugar in your diet

2 Tablespoons chopped Parsley

1 Tablespoon chopped Basil

Pepper to taste

     Add Potatoes to pot of water, simmer 20-30 minutes or til fork tender, drain and set aside.  Meanwhile, add Butter and Onions to skillet til golden brown, stir in Sugar and continue cooking 5 more minutes, then stir in Potatoes and Seasoning til warmed through.  Enjoy  :)

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Chocolate Chip Walnut Bread

 




     This is a simple recipe for a complex set of flavors all in one bite.  Have I got your attention yet!?  Of course I have.  Follow along and see how this whips together fast and easy, and best of all sugar free!!!  For a 1/4 of the recipe it is only 335 calories, 29g carbs, 6g fiber, 23g net carbs, 25g protein and 13g fat.  A perfect pre/post work out, or end of day deliciousness.  A no guilt treat never felt so good!

Ingredients for 4 servings~

2 medium ripe Banana’s, mashed

2 Extra Large Eggs

1/2 cup Egg Whites

2 scoops Quest Vanilla Protein Powder

1/2 cup Almond Flour

1/2 cup Oats

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

Dash Vanilla 

Dash Cinnamon

2 Tablespoons crushed Walnuts

2 Tablespoons Lily’s Stevia Sweetened Dark Chocolate Chips

     Add Banana’s to mixing bowl, beat til softened, blend in Eggs, then remaining ingredients one at a time, reserve a few Nuts and Chips for garnish if desired.  Bake at 350 in parchment lined loaf pan for 35 minutes.  Enjoy. :)

Egg White Protein Bread

 





     Do you miss bread?  If you are a low carb eater, it is a sad day when we have to say good buy to Sandwiches.  HOWEVER, it’s time to turn that frown upside down and smile that frown away!  I have stumbled upon a Egg White Protein Bread that is simple and fits the bill for any lunch time favorite.  For a 1/5 of the loaf it is only 168 calories, 1g carbs, zero fiber, 1g net carbs, 31g protein and zero fat.  How’s that for low carb and high protein!  I had mine with a little Ham and Mustard, but the possibilities are endless….what would you do with Egg White Protein Bread!?  Thank you to Maria Emmerich for the wonderful recipe, she is definitely one to follow at @mariaemmerich.

Ingredients for 5 servings, 2 slices per serving~

1.5 cups Egg White Protein Powder

1.5 cups Water

1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar

1/2 teaspoon Salt

     Add all ingredients to stand up mixer and beat til stiff peaks form, you can do this with a hand beater but may take up to 30 minutes.  Pour into parchment lined loaf pan, bake at 325 for 30 minutes.  Enjoy  :)

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Bread

 





     Are you looking for something that looks fancy but is secretly easy!?  Whelp, I have an idea.  This Raspberry Chocolate Chip Bread is one for the record books.  So elegant, yet perfect for the common day. Each of these 4 servings are only 341 calories, 37g carbs, 11g fiber, 2g sugar alcohol, 24g net carbs, 22g protein and 12.5g fat.  Can you believe these macros, this recipe has it all!?

Ingredients for 4 servings~

2 medium ripe Banana’s 

2 Extra Large Eggs

2 scoops Vanilla Quest Protein Powder

1/2 cup Oats

1/2 cup Almond Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

Dash Cinnamon

Dash Vanilla

1/4 cup Lily’s Stevia Sweetened Dark Chocolate Chips

6oz container fresh Raspberries 

     Add Bananas to mixing bowl, beat til smooth, continue to incorporate remaining ingredients, except for Raspberries, stir in the Raspberries gently at the end, reserve a few to sprinkle on top, pour into parchment lined loaf pan, bake at 350 for 40 minutes.  Enjoy :)

Vegan Cauliflower Bean Soup








    I have to say…this is absolutely delicious…if I do say so myself…and I do say so!!!  This is great for a large crowd, OR follow my lead and make these into individual 2 cup servings for lunch all week, plus 5 more servings to put in the freezer for another week.  And that’s how you use your noodle people.  I have started meal prepping for two weeks at a time, one week to eat and the other week in the freezer, great help with time in the kitchen.  Each of these 2 cup servings are only 293 calories, 40.6g carbs, 8.5g fiber, 32.1g net carbs, 13.4g protein, and 9.6g fat.  Serve this with a side salad, or over a small baked potato.  This has become my new favorite soup hands down!

Ingredients for 10~two cup servings~

3/4 cup DRY Pinto Beans (sub with favorite dry Bean)

1 cup DRY Garbanzo Beans (sub with favorite dry Bean)

1 cup DRY Lentils (sub with favorite dry Bean or Legume)

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

1 medium chopped Onion

1 Tablespoon chopped Garlic

13.5oz can Full Fat Coconut Milk

8 cups Vegetable or Chicken Broth

1 large head (approx 1.5 pounds) chopped Cauliflower

5 medium (about 14oz total) cleaned and diced Carrots

2 Tablespoons Curry Powder

1 Tablespoon Cumin

1 teaspoon Ginger

Dash Cinnamon

      Add DRY Beans to pot, cover with water, soak overnight, in the morning drain and cover with water again, simmer for 2 hours or til tender.  Meanwhile, add chopped Onion and Garlic to stock pot with Olive Oil til golden brown, then add Coconut Milk and Broth, along with Cauliflower and Carrots, simmer for 30 minutes or til tender, then stir in cooked Beans.  Enjoy :)