Archive | October, 2012

Pumpkin Heaven

25 Oct

Pumpkin Paleo Oatmeal












  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup coconut  or unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbs coconut flour
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tbs chopped walnuts
  1. In a saucepan toast walnuts for a few minutes on med heat and set aside
  2. Add pumpkin, milk, and flour to a small pot cook over med heat
  3. Stir the mixture very well so the coconut flour incorporates smoothly
  4. Cook for about 1 mintue
  5. Add 3 egg white to the pot and stir until combined
  6. Add vanilla and spices and continue to cook for another 5 min
  7. Top with toasted walnuts, honey, agave, or sweetener or your choice

If your looking for something that reminds you of oatmeal but are trying to limit carbs try this out, you won’t be dissapointed!



Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes












  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 2 tbs coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp stevia extract (not paleo)
  1. Combine egg whites and pumpkin in a small bowl and whisk
  2. Add coconut flour and stir until smooth
  3. Add remaining ingredients
  4. Heat a non-stick pan with cooking spray
  5. Cook on med-high heat for 3min on each side
  6. Top with whatever you like!

I am not paleo but I wanted to try making a cleaner pancake that was lower in carbohydrates. I layered each pancake with non-fat greek yogurt combined with a little pureed pumpkin, spices, and stevia. Not paleo but it tasted amazinggg!

Carrot Cake Pancakes

8 Oct












  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 tbs unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder (sunwarrior is my favorite)
  • 3 tbs oat flour
  • handful of grated carrot
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of allspice
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp stevia extract

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 1 1/2 tbs low-fat or fat free cream cheese
  • 2 tbs Walden Farms syrup or any syrup you prefer
  1. Heat a non-stick pan to med/high heat
  2. Combine egg whites and almond milk in a small bowl
  3. Add remaining ingredients and milk well
  4. Spray pan with cooking spray
  5. Pour batter onto pan and cook for about 2-3 min on each side
  6. Heat cream cheese and syrup in a small microwavable dish
  7. Top pancakes with cream cheese icing and some extra carrot and dig in!

I was never a fan of carrot cake but these came out awesome! Great way to start the day on a chilly fall morning.


8 Oct

Autumn is here and my new obsession is waffles.  I think I have owned a waffle maker for a pretty long time now but I’ve always been terrified of using it for various reasons.  Lets just say the first time using it wasn’t very pretty.  My kitchen was covered in waffle batter and I spent close to an hour prying the stuff out of the maker.  Total and epic fail but that didn’t stop me from creating a good healthy waffle and I succeeded! Just a note these waffles are pretty dense and not like your typical waffle but here is the recipe..

Protein Flax Waffles






















  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tbs unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbs oat flour
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder ( i use sunwarrior)
  • 2 tbs ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp stevia extract
  1. Heat a waffle iron to medium heat
  2. Combine egg whites and almond milk in a bowl
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix very well (batter should be pretty thick)
  4. Spray your waffle iron and pour the batter into the center
  5. Cook and enjoy!











If you love pumpkin as much as I do you can sub the almond milk for a couple tablespoons of pureed pumpkin. Also don’t be afraid to get creative! I pile the toppings on and some of my favorites are nuts, seeds, hemp, chia seeds, fruit, coconut butter, almond butter, cranberries..the list goes on. If there’s one meal that should never be boring its breakfast.