September 27, 2011

New oatmeal recipe...

I can't wait to try this!

Belly-Stuffing Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

September 26, 2011

Yummy healthy recipes...

Baked Ginger Pumpkin Oatmeal
Makes 1 serving

  1/4 cup pumpkin purée
  2 tbsp non-fat cottage cheese
  1 cup water
  1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  1/2 tsp baking powder
  Dash sea salt
  1 tsp cinnamon
  1/2 tsp allspice
  1 piece crystallized ginger, crushed

1.            Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
2.            Combine all wet ingredients in a large bowl.
3.            Place dry ingredients, except ginger, into a small bowl.  Mix.
4.            Mix dry ingredients with wet.  Stir in crystallized ginger.
5.            Bake in oven proof dish at 350 for 30 minutes.  Serve.

Calories 233, Total fats 3g, Saturated fats 0.5g, Trans fats 0g, Cholesterol 0g, Sodium 103mg, Tota carbohydrates 38g, Dietary fiber 6g, Sugars 9g, Protein 9g, Iron 2mg

 Chocolate Protein Bars


  • 1 cup Oat Flour
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 2 scoops Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
  • ½ cup Splenda, Truvia, or Ideal  (I don't add this.)
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 8oz Berry flavored Baby Food  (***  I didn't have any so I used 8oz applesauce and 3 tbls organic berry preserves.
  • 3 tbsp Baking Cocoa
  • 4oz Water
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix dry ingredients (oat flower, vanilla whey protein, baking soda, salt, baking cocoa) together in a large bowl.
  3. Mix wet ingredients (egg whites, Splenda, Truvia, or Ideal, Berry flavored Baby Food,Water) together in a medium sized bowl.
  4.  Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together.
  5. Spray cooking dish with a non stick butter spray and add batter to dish.
  6. Bake 20-30 minutes in oven.

Makes 16 squares, serving size=2 bars. Calories:  96, Fat:  1.4 grams, Carbs:  12 grams, Protein: 10 grams

I also made "Tuna" salad for sammies for lunch.

"Tuna" Salad
Makes 4 sandwiches

  • 1 - 15 oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 2 celery stalks, washed and minced
  • 1 to 2 tbsp pickle relish
  • 1/2 tsp onion flakes
  • 3 tbsp mayo
  • Black pepper, celery seed to taste
  1. Mash chickpeas with a fork until course and no whole beans are left.
  2. Mix all ingredients in bowl with mashed chickpeas.  Add extra mayo if desired.
Calories 125, Total fat .9g, Carbs 22.5g, Protein 7.1g

September 21, 2011

Healthy recipe... Vegetarian "Meat"Loaf Muffins

I was looking for a high-protein grab and go kind of meal and came across a couple vegetarian "meat"loaf recipes.  I combined the two taking out things I didn't like and adding things I did.  This is what I came up with:
Cute huh?
Todays lunch on top of baby spinach and arugula!

Vegetarian “Meat”Loaf Muffins

Makes approx. 19-20 meatloaf muffins

***  NOTE on vegetable – You can buy them pre-chopped in a container at the grocery store.  Usually the onion, celery & carrot are together.

·      6 cups vegetable stock
·      1 teaspoon salt
·      2 ½ cups green lentils
·      1 small onion, diced
·      2 carrots, diced
·      2 celery stalks, diced
·      8 ounces crimini mushrooms, diced
·      2 cups brown rice, cooked
·      5 egg whites
·      8 ounces tomato sauce
·      2 teaspoons garlic powder
·      2 teaspoon basil (dried or fresh)
·      2 teaspoon parsley (dried or fresh)
·      1 teaspoon seasoning salt
·      ½ teaspoon black pepper
·      1 teaspoon dried chipotle pepper powder

1.   Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
2.   Bring vegetable stock to a boil, add green lentils and cook until done according to package.
3.   Drain and partially mash lentils.
4.   Stir in onion, carrots, celery, mushrooms and brown rice.
5.   Add egg, tomato sauce, garlic, basil, parsley, seasoning salt, pepper and chipotle pepper.
6.   Mix well.
7.   Spray two muffin tin trays with non-stick cooking spray.  Fill them with meatloaf mix just below the top edge of the tin.
8.   Bake for 15 minutes, turn pan, bake for another 10-15 minutes.
9.   Remove and cool in pan for about 10 minutes.
10.        Run a sharp knife around each meatloaf muffin and gently remove.

Let me know if you make them!  Enjoy!

September 9, 2011

Getting' myself back into shape...

Not that I was really out of shape, I'm toning my business up!  A lot of people think I'm skinny... but skinny isn't good and I'm actually not.  :)  I'm back hitting the gym again and I loooooooooove it!  I wanna get back to this:
This was me a few years ago!
Weight training & cardio 5-6 days a week.
I wasn't really eating a clean diet then.  I ate almost what I wanted, but I was still a vegetarian.  I'm back to the gym 5-6 times a week, weights & cardio each day.  I'll share my routine tomorrow maybe.  I've been really trying to do some "clean eating".  Which is basically fresh foods free of bad fats, man-made sugars and processed foods.

"Strong is the new skinny!"