Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I challenge you all to 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week. or if your schedule is too hectic, to the math to see how many minutes that is..(150 for people who don't wanna think about it) and work it around your schedule. maybe its 15 one day, or 5 the other. It doesn't matter, but get it done!
earbuds in, running shoes on, shut out the world.
*you are only ONE exercise away from a good mood!*
2 cups rice krispies cereal
2 cups dry roasted peanuts
2 cups mini marshmellows
1 cup peanut butter
2 12 oz. packages of white chocolate chips. (OH MY YUM.)
In a large bowl, combine cereal, peanuts, and marshmallows. In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate on high for 1 minute & then in 30 second intervals until fully melted. (stir in between intervals) Then stir chocolate into cereal mixture. Let it set until firm, or if you are in a hurry, set it in the fridge or freezer. store in an airtight container.
*switch it up!* you could use regular chocolate chips to cover it, or even maybe the butterscotch chips that are also super delicious :)
Hope you've had a great day y'all!
post in the comments how you like it, or how you maybe personalized the recipe :)
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 large egg, slightly beaten
- 1/2 cup vanilla chobani greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup nonfat milk. (really, any milk you use at your house will be fine:)
-vegetable oil cooking spray
-whatever syrup you love
*optional mix-ins* I absolutely LOVE adding in some cinnamon, and you could add bananas too!
mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Whisk egg, chobani, & milk all together. Pour wet mix into dry, and whisk until smooth. Heat skillet over medium/high heat, and spray with cooking spray.
for each pancake, scoop 1/4 cake batter onto the skillet. Flip when bubbles appear at the top, and cook until golden brown. (about 1 minute)
you can make the pancakes whatever size you want, Im just saying 1/4 so you can follow the nutrition information im providing:)
nutrition information: (per pancake)
1g of fat
Have a blessed day you guys, more posts are coming! Hope you enjoy these, they are an excellent way to get your healthy day started.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
good luck on your journey, remember: It never gets easier, you just get better!
look out for more posts coming today, I've got plenty of recipes up my sleeve!
your journey may never get easy or easier, but don't give up! health is so worth it!
look out for more posts to come..
Monday, November 28, 2011
here's the recipe!
1 cup pumpkin (warning: NOT pumpkin pie filling. Actual cup of Pumpkin. I could only find it at target..so thats definitely the place to look!)
- 1 egg & 1 egg white
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup white wheat flour (could use all purpose if preferred)
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
*optional mix-ins* 1 cup pecans, walnuts, raisins, or chocolate chips :)
preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, mix pumpkin, eggs, vanilla until well combined. In a separate bowl combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, *optional mix-ins,* baking soda, and spices. whew! Then, combine wet & dry ingredients until just moistened. The mix is fairly dry, and it works best to finish combining everything by hand to get everything fully mixed. Drop onto baking sheets by spoonfuls about 2-3 inches apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
(cookies don't really spread while baking, so they'll come out the same size and shape as were put in)
*add a special glaze of your choice for an even sweeter treat. But if you're aiming for the most health conscious option, I'd do without!*
Hope you fall in love with this recipe like I did, Its definitely one to do often! Look out for more blog posts to come....
Sunday, November 27, 2011
PORTION SIZES, ladies and gentlemen. Now, everything in moderation is considered healthy. But for a standard meal, having an idea of what, and how much to eat, is helpful. Portion sizes are just a way for people to know a healthy amount of food to put on their plate. Now if you’re still hungry after eating whatever portion amount, than by all means, listen to your body. Here, let me say that again in case you weren’t listening the first time. Ahem… LISTEN TO YOUR BODY. That people, is the key to healthy living. when you’re tired, you sleep. (hopefully) when you know people are avoiding you because of your breath, you brush your teeth. Its common sense really, and the same should apply to your eating habits. Eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full. It is scientifically proven that people who listen to those signs remain at their desired weight within a pound. If you just lost 40 pounds and are worried about maintenance..don’t feel like you have to run for 2 hours at the Y every. Single. Agonizing. Day. Just listen to what you’re body is telling you.
sleep well, eat right, exercise. you'll be content and wake up/ go to bed a much happier and healthier person.
So without further ado, here is the recipe to creating these delicious blondies:
-1 1/2 cup chickpeas ..drained and rinsed (or you could sub any white bean for these)
-3 T nut butter
-3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1-2 tsp vanilla extract
-1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 table salt
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 T unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/4 ground flax (or flour :)
- 2 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend all the ingredients until smooth, and scoop into a greased (or tinfoil lined) 8x8 pan. bake for 35-40 minutes. You want the blondies to look a little under cooked when you take them out, because they will firm up as they cool.
nutrition info: I got this info from Katie's blog, so I'm taking her word for it! It does sound accurate.
for 3 blondies: