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Stuffed French Toast

29 Dec

Pumpkin Cream Cheese

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  • 2 slices sprouted grain, 12 grain, or whole wheat bread
  • 1 tbs light or fat free cream cheese
  • 2 tbs pureed pumpkin
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tbs unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp stevia
  1. heat a non-stick pan to med-high heat
  2. melt the cream cheese in the microwave with 1/2 tsp of stevia
  3. mix pumpkin with 1/2 tsp stevia
  4. spread the cream cheese onto one slice of bread
  5. top with pumpkin mixure
  6. top with other slice of bread
  7. beat 2 egg whites with almond milk
  8. coat the sandwich in the egg mixture on both sides
  9. spray the non-stick pan with cooking spray and cook for about 4-5min on each side
  10. serve with sugar free syrup, maple, agave, honey etc

 

 

Blueberries & Cream

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  • 2 slices sprouted grain, 12 grain, or whole wheat bread
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 1 tbs light or fat free cream cheese
  • 2 tbs non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tbs unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp stevia
  1. heat a non-stick pan to med-high heat
  2. melt cream cheese in microwave with stevia
  3. add Greek yogurt to cream cheese and mix
  4. spread half of yogurt/cream cheese mixture onto one slice of bread
  5. top with 1/4 cup of blueberries
  6. top with other slice of bread
  7. beat 2 egg whites with almond milk in a bowl
  8. dip the sandwich into egg mixture and coat on both sides
  9. coat pan with cooking spray and cook on each side for about 4-5 min
  10. serve with remaining cream cheese mixture, blueberries, and syrup

 

Pumpkin Heaven

25 Oct

Pumpkin Paleo Oatmeal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 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!

Waffles!

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 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.

 

Pumpkin, Polar & Studies

6 Sep

Can you feel it? That slight chill in the air, pumpkin spice and everything nice…yes fall is near people! I just started my fall semester at my new school a couple weeks ago and I am more than confident in knowing that I picked the right major for me. Nutrition has become such a passion of mine these past few years and I truly love it! Some people underestimate the time, effort, and difficulty of the field and let me just say…it is ALOT of work.  It’s going to be hard but in the end it will be so worth it.    Not only has school started but another perk is that I got my brand new Polar ft40 watch a couple weeks back and I am in love with it!  It monitors my heart rate, calories burned, duration, and the percentage of fat burned during my workouts.  It’s awesome and I highly suggest checking out Polar watches on amazon if you’re into getting good sweat sessions in a few days a week and want to keep track of how much your’e burning.

Instagram has become such a great motivational community for those dedicated to nutrition, health and fitness and if you follow me on there I’m sure you’ve noticed a few of my recent foodie posts! One of them is pumpkin protein bars..so here’s the recipe for those babies!

Pumpkin Protein Bars

 

Ingredients

  • 1 (15oz can) pureed pumpkin
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup stevia or truvia
  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 1/2 scoops vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (optional)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  1. Spray a 13×9 inch baking dish and preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl and mix well
  3. Add remaining dry ingredients to a separate bowl and mix (not walnuts, cranberries, or seeds)
  4. Add wet ingredient mix to dry and mix well
  5. Now you can mix in the walnuts and cranberries if you have chosen to use them
  6. Spread the batter into the baking dish
  7. Evenly top with pumpkin seeds and bake for 35-40min
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for an hour
  9. Cut into 24 pieces and eat up!

These taste great with  a little almond butter or honey!

Tres Pancakes

25 Aug

Most of you who follow me on Instagram know I have been slacking with posting recipes.. especially my past few breakfast posts which are…pancakes obviously. So here are the three that I have recently come up with that are pretty bomb if you ask me!

 

Banana Chocolate Chip Quinoa Pancakes


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 2 tbs quinoa flour
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp stevia
  • 1/2 tbs mini dark chocolate chips
  1. Combine egg whites and almond milk in a small bowl and mix well
  2. Mash half of the ripe banana with fork and add to egg white mixture
  3. Combine remaining dry ingredients (not chocolate chips) in a small bowl
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well
  5. Heat a non-stick pan on med-high heat and coat with cooking spray
  6. Add half of chocolate chips to each pancake
  7. Cook pancakes on each side for about 3min
  8. Remove from pan and top with remaining half of banana and chips

I added some pb2 to mine..which brought everything together and tasted amazing! Obviously you can top these with whatever your little heart desires but I recommend pb2 or all natural peanut butter.

 

 

Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tbs unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tbs pureed pumpkin
  • 1 tbs ground flaxseed
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp stevia
  1. Add egg whites, almond milk and pumpkin to a small bowl and mix well
  2. Combine remaining dry ingredients in a small bowl
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well
  4. Heat a non-stick pan to med-high heat and coat with cooking spray
  5. Cook pancakes on each side for about 3min
  6. Remove from pan and pile on those toppings!

Topped mine with pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, pecan butter and Walden Farms calorie free syrup. Holy Yum!

 

 

Chocolate Almond Mocha Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 tbs unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tbs almond flour
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 tbs dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tbs ground coffee
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp stevia
  1. Add egg whites and almond milk to small bowl and mix well
  2. Combine remaining dry ingredients in small bowl
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix
  4. Heat non-stick pan to med-high heat and coat with cooking spray
  5. Cook pancakes on each side for about 3min
  6. Remove from pan and plate em up!

My pancakes are filled with “mocha cream” which is extremely easy that I came up with really quick. All it is is 1/4 cup of 1% milk fat whipped cottage cheese with a tablespoon of brewed coffee, 1 tsp of cocoa powder, and a dash of stevia. I topped them off with crushed cocoa roasted almonds and Walden Farms calorie free chocolate syrup. These literally tasted like dessert and heaven! Eating healthy does NOT have to be boring by any means and this proves it!

Have an awesome weekend everyone! 🙂