Friday, December 21, 2012

Sweet Potato Protein Rich Brownies

I've been a little quiet as of late, I know..... I've been busy, and thinking about my upcoming 2 year anniversary since I made my lifestyle change....  But here's a yummy recipe I had to try!!  The original was here and as is my normal style, I tweaked it a bit to fit what I want a bit better! 
Here we go:
1 large sweet potato - baked
2 large eggs & 1 egg white (2tbsp liquid egg whites)
1/4 cup coconut oil - melted
1tbsp stevia powder
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (I used Nestle Dark Chocolate Morsels)
3tbsp coconut flour
2tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 scoops Chocolate Protein Powder (I used Body Fortress)
Preheat oven to 350.
Spray 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, or grease with coconut oil.
Mash potato in a bowl.
Whisk together vanilla, eggs & egg white, & coconut oil.
Add to potato - mix well. 
Add in dry ingredients (stevia, cocoa powder, protein powder, baking powder, coconut flour, cinnamon) - Mix well.
Pour into baking dish & top with chocolate chips.
Bake 30 minutes.
Makes 24 servings.
80 calories
5g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Fiber
5g Protein
24mg Sodium

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Brussels sprouts with turkey bacon

I have seen brussels sprouts with bacon recipes floating around the internet..... and I've heard that they are delicious prepared with bacon.... but I hadn't ever tried it.  Today I found this recipe - and it looked too good not to try.
Here's what I did:
1 bag frozen brusels sprouts (I used PictSweet - there's about 24 sprouts in the bag)
3 slices low sodium turkey bacon (I used ButterBall)
1/3 small onion, chopped
1/2 tsp minced garlic
dash black pepper
dash nutmeg
dash salt (I use salt substitute)
non-stick cooking spray or olive oil
Boil Brussels Sprouts about 5-6 minutes until tender.
Saute Bacon - until done - then crumble or tear up if you like larger pieces.
Saute onion until tender. Cut brussels sprouts in half, then add to pan with onions.  Sautee until they start to brown up... Add in s&p, garlic & nutmeg.  Add in bacon.  Toss in the pan a couple times.  Remove from heat. Serve hot.
For me, this is only making 2 servings. 
150 calories
3g fat
21g carbs
8g fiber
10g protein
155mg Sodium

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Breakfast for dinner - check this out!

I love breakfast food, but I had been avoiding it for a long time - Until I discovered almond flour!!  Hot damn - it's amazing!
I already posted my recipe for pumpkin protein pancakes here, but I wanted you to see what my whole dinner looks like - and tonight I came up with something new and amazing!
So tonight, I had three slices of low sodium turkey bacon (25 calories a slice), 1/2 cup 100% liquid egg whites scrambled with 1 cup baby spinach and 3 medium mushrooms, and four pumpkin protein pancakes.  Oh I started making slightly smaller pancakes and got 9 out of tonight's batch (my previous recipe made 7) so now they are 91 calories and 11g protein each!
The topping for these pancakes is made of 1/4 cup canned pumpkin, dash vanilla extract, dash stevia, and 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt.  Mix it all up, and put it on top - and in between your pancakes if you so desire (that's what I did and it was like a cake!)
The stats for my dinner:
588 Calories
20g Fat
31g Carbs
8g Fiber
72g Protein
801mg Sodium
This is 588 calories of healthy good for you great tasting food - and breakfast for dinner?  Who doesn't like that?!