3 medium ripe bananas, (the riper the better) sliced into 1/2″ pieces
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tbsp raw honey
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 cup uncooked quick oats
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
1 cup fat free milk (I use Fat Free Fair Life Milk)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 375° F. Lightly spray a 8 x 8″ or 9 x 9″ baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
Arrange the banana slices in a single layer on the bottom of the dish.
Sprinkle 1/4 tsp of the cinnamon, honey and cover with foil. Bake 15 minutes, until the bananas get soft.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the oats, half of nuts, baking powder, remaining cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg and salt; stir together.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, light brown sugar, milk, egg, and vanilla extract.
Remove the bananas from the oven, then pour the oat mixture over the bananas.
Pour the pumpkin mixture over the oats, making sure to distribute the mixture as evenly as possible. Sprinkle the remaining nuts over the the top.
Bake the oatmeal for about 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal has set. Serve warm and ENJOY!!
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2cupsbaby spinach – roughly choppedmeasured/packed before chopping
1 cup diced baby tomatoes
4 links of chicken sausage (I get from Aldi) chopped into small pieces
6 egg whites
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a muffin pan with cooking spray.
In a small pan, set to medium on stove and add olive oil. Add ingredients listed 2-5 and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently while cooking.
In a large mixing bowl, add ingredients listed above 6-12 along with cooked ingredients (2-5). Stir together.
Pour the egg/veggie mixture evenly into the muffin pan. You’ll have enough for all 12 muffin slots!
Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes or until tops are slightly firm to touch. Let cool before eating and enjoy!!
This is a perfect breakfast that you can meal prep and even the kids can enjoy! The portion size is done for you as I will eat 2-3 per meal! You get your protein (red container) along with your veggies (1/2 green container) if you are following the 21 Day Fix meal plan!
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So over the holiday, I made a few new recipes and I must say, I’m super proud of my cooking skills!!!
I am really excited to start sharing some of these as a big goal I have in my near future is publishing a cookbook.. so I want to share some that I will be incorporating in my book (of course with better images)!
So lets start with these amazing breakfast Quiche recipes!! I have made quiche maybe once or twice in my life?? But since my boyfriend is here visiting and it was his Birthday, I wanted to make him something special and he suggested a healthy quiche!! Well I went healthy for the most part, but the one (Apple Gouda) was kinda hard to make completely clean since I don’t think there is such thing as clean gouda!! Haha!!
Lets start with….
Greek Special Quiche
1 whole wheat pie crust (I got a pillsbury and used half dough and spread thin for crust)
4 egg whites, 2 whole eggs
1 cup almond milk (unsweetened vanilla)
1/4 cup chopped onion (I used Sweet onion)
1 tbsp olive oil (I use extra virgin olive oil)
1 tsp fresh minced garlic
1/2 cup fresh chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup raw chopped spinach
1/4 cup kalamata olives
1/4 cup low fat feta cheese
3 tbsp chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped artichokes
1/2 tsp Himalayan salt (or sea salt)
1/2 tsp pepper
Spray pam or Olive oil spray
Pre heat oven to 350 F.
Spray pie pan with Pam spray or olive oil spray (your preference) and place pie crust on pan, covering entire bottom on pie pan.
In a small pan, add Olive oil and onion and cook on medium for 3 minutes, mixing occasionally.
Add garlic to pan and cook for another minute. Then set aside to cool.
In a separate small/medium bowl, add eggs, egg whites, almond milk, salt, and pepper and mix. Set aside.
Add chopped mushrooms, spinach, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, chopped artichokes on top of pie crust in pan.
Add egg mixture on top of other ingredients (the eggs do not have to cover all ingredients. It will cook through).
Add feta cheese to top it off!
Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until slightly brown on top!
Let cool before digging in!!
Apple and Gouda Quiche
1 Pie crust (I used whole wheat pillsbury and used half crust to make thin)
2 red apples chopped (save 4 slices lengthwise for top of pie)
1/2 cup shredded Gouda cheese
4 egg whites, 2 whole eggs
1 cup almond milk (I use unsweetened)
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 cup chopped purple onion
1 tbsp fresh minced garlic
1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
1/2 tsp pepper
spray pam/olive oil spray
Pre heat oven to 350 F.
Spray pie pan with Pam or olive oil spray and spread 1/2 pie crust over pie pan, covering bottom of pan (it will be a think crust).
In a small pan, add olive oil and onion. Cook for 3 min.
Add minced garlic and cook for another min. Set aside to cool.
In a small/medium bowl, add eggs, egg whites, milk, nutmeg, chili powder, salt and pepper. Set aside
Add chopped apple and gouda to pie pan on top of crust.
Add egg mixture on top of apples and gouda. Its ok if it doesn’t cover everything, it will cook through.
Top off with 4 slices of apple.
Cook for 45-50 minutes, or until lightly brown on top!
Let cool before digging in!!
Ok… now that you got the breakfast recipes which by the way are PERFECT for holiday family get togethers, I want to share with you my new and improved, PUMPKIN SKINNY CHEESECAKE!!!
Pumpkin Skinny Cheesecake
1 low fat graham cracker pie crust
12 oz pumpkin puree
8 oz plain greek yogurt
8 oz vanilla greek yogurt
8 oz soften light cream cheese
2 whole eggs, 2 egg whites
1 packet vanilla protein powder (I use Shakeology since it has more nutrients and superfoods)
1/2 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees
Mix all ingredients together (except pumpkin puree) using a hand mixer. Make sure filling is smooth.
Fill bottom of pie crust with pumpkin puree, covering entire bottom of pie crust.
Add egg and yogurt mix to 8 inch pie pan.
Bake for 30 minutes at 250.
Then turn up to 325 and cook for 20 minutes.
Then turn back down to 250 and cook for 20 more minutes. Total cook time is 70 minutes.
Let cool. Top off with Cinnamon and even some light whipped cream and enjoy!
So there you have it!! Now, instead of devouring all the unhealthy treats that are surrounding you during the holidays, or even on a normal day, you can create healthy alternatives that still taste great and help those cravings for whatever you are in the mood for… even cheesecake!!
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This entire meal was pretty darn good!! A little breakfast for dinner!! So I have made poached eggs 1 time in my life and I kicked butt on making them again!!
2 tsp White Vinegar
1 tsp Himalayan salt or Sea salt
Fill pan 2-3 inches deep with water and bring to a boil
Add salt and vinegar
Crack egg and put in pan to cook until white around egg
SWEET POTATO FRIES: (1 per serving)
1 sweet potato
1/2 tsp Himalayan Salt (or Sea Salt)
1 tsp ground Cinnamon
Pre Heat oven to 425 F.
Rinse of Sweet potato and cut vertical (I get about 7-10 slices for each potato).
Place on cookie/baking sheet after spraying olive oil on bottom. Be sure the potatoes are spread apart and not touching each other.
Sprinkle salt and cinnamon on top of potatoes.
Bake for 25 min or until softened.
This is a meal that is also a part of the Whole 30 plan! Feel free to use this as your breakfast, lunch, or dinner!! But it’s a perfect way to get your protein, good carbs, and fibrous veggies all in one!!
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So before I ate this meal, I looked at these pancakes and thought.. uhhh they are green.. They probably don’t taste good lol… I was WRONG! They are amazing!! Thanks to my best friend Kaileigh for introducing me to these healthy Green Clean Protein Pancakes!!!
Something sweet… taste like no bake cookie and brownie batter.. here it is!! My slight sweet tooth was getting to me, so a friend in my challenge group posted a recipe similar to this and I wanted to make it my own.. partly because almost every recipe I make needs to have peanut butter as an ingredient! 🙂
So I am not sure if I should even be posting… GAHH please tell me WHY I decided to do the Ultimate Reset during a holiday… I mean really.. 4th of July?? LOL.. So last week Im coming clean.. A total of 2 ok 3 cheat meals! Now, they are considered cheats because this reset is vegan.. Yea, I totally ate a lean burger… I am NOT meant to be Vegan! I want my chicken and my Shakeology back.. like NOW!! So after my 3 cheats, I have had no gain and no loss.. thats a good thing for me because its good to know when I go back to normal food, all the weight will not come right on.
My Salad with Avocado, pumpkin seeds, and home made Greek Dressing!
During the days I had cheats, I did do workouts.. I miss those too 🙁 I have done Insanity Max 30, 21 Day Fix Extreme, and the upcoming release CIZE! Oh how I miss getting a good sweat on!
So yea, in a way I feel like a failure, but I also think doing it during a holiday was a BAD idea!! Especially since grilling is my favorite and I grill meat, not Tofu lol!
My Friday Breakfast.. the start of my holiday!
My 4th of July Breakfast I made for my family… that no one ate… seriously? My neighbors love me and the fact that my family does not eat my food, cuz they get it!
My 4th of July lunch… Greek Salad and Pinto beans and rice
OK, so today starts my LAST week on this Reset…I am not going to lie, Im pretty excited for it to be over. The absolute hardest part for me is not eating meat or having my regular Chocolate SHAKEOLOGY. Like I don’t even want the bad food.. I just want my normal food back!
Do I regret doing this??
Absolutely NOT!! I came into this with an extra 15-20 pounds of weight that I gained over a 4 week period out of no where.. Retaining water, having blood work and no answers. Join pain and just feeling terrible.
Since being in my second week, I have lost 15 of those extra pounds and my joint pain is GONE.. literally, gone at this point. Will it come back when I start working out? Maybe.. but what I got was the ability to rest my body from the workouts and try to get myself back to some kind of normalcy. As I get back into my workouts and into a normal routine, I will be very cautious of what I eat and how I workout because I want to maintain what I have gotten out of the Reset to help me with my issues.
GOAL for this week: 5 more pounds gone for good and just continue feeling better!! My sleep schedule to continue how it is because it is much better than what it has been! Finally, a good sleep without waking up 5 times!
I got my meals prepped and ready to rock!! Sweet potatoes, veggie stir-fry, Fruit salads, apples and blueberries, and salads!! Simple and sweet!!
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3 cups of your FAVORITE fresh berries! I used blueberries and raspberries.
1 tsp Pure maple syrup
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, apple sauce, oil, and vanilla.
Beat in whole wheat and all-purpose flour, wheat germ until mixture is smooth.
Preheat waffle iron and spray with PAM or EVOO cooking spray. Pour batter in waffle maker and cook until golden brown on top (or until light says ready lol) 😛
Once waffle is done, place on plate and add your favorite fresh berries (1/2 cup per serving of waffle- 2 triangles)
Drizzle pure maple syrup on top for some extra sweetness! ENJOY!
*If you are following the 21 DAY FIXmeal plan, the containers for each serving (2 triangles or a half of waffle):
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As I am in need of some new recipes, Im searching and searching for something simple to just throw in the oven and walk away!! Something easy where I can throw ingredients together and not have a big mess… I mean I have kids and taking care of their mess is enough for me!!
As Im prepping for my NPC Figure competition, I am trying to think of ingredients I can also incorporate in my diet for now.
As I am looking around my kitchen, I notice my bananas are going bad, my Quinoa is almost gone, and I have a baggie of almonds sitting on my counter beside my bananas…. And this is what I came up with!!!
BREAKFAST BANANA BREAD QUINOA
1/2 cup uncooked Quinoa
1/2 cup almond milk
1 cup water
1/4 cup raw almonds (sliced)
1/8 cup raisins
1 tbsp light brown sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
Take 3/4 of banana and mush with spoon in small bowl and set aside.
Mix all other ingredients together and pour into no stick dish (I used a medium rectangle dish)
Take mushed banana and combine into mixture
Bake for 35 min
Let cool for 5 min before eating
Top off with rest of banana sliced
Since I am currently doing the home fitness programs INSANITY MAX 30 as my morning cardio and my weight training is BODY BEAST, I am giving myself a little leeway with having the 1/2 banana and small amount of raisins and brown sugar.. After 2 weeks, I will cut out all fruit and most sugar 🙂
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I love oatmeal, but sometimes its nice to switch up how you make it to change it up a little! I decided to bake it and add some apples, cinnamon and vanilla to it and it tasted amazing!! The kids inhaled it too, so this is a perfect recipe to use that you can make to have a few days worth instead of cooking every day!!
Ingredients: (4 servings)
2 cups uncooked quick oats
1 cup almond milk
1 cup water
2 apples cut into bite size pieces
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and put into a round baking pan sprayed with Pam.
Cook for 40 min uncovered.
I am using this recipe while I am doing the BODY BEASTprogram.
I also have used this recipe for the 21 day fix and use a yellow and purple container. I do use only water with the recipe for 21 day fix since milk counts as a yellow container.
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