I just turned 25 last weekend, and when asked what I wanted for my birthday, I realized I didn't have a waffle maker! Obviously I needed a waffle maker, even though I will always be Team Pancakes no matter what...but it's nice to have a change of scenery every once in a while!
Anyways, Wednesdays I like to make breafkast for dinner, so with my leftover shredded zucchini from my Zoats, I decided to be creative and throw in some zucchini into the batter!
I am obsessed with Stack'd Nutrition pancake/waffle mixes, especially the lemon flavor. It has to be my favorite. Each serving is 230 calories with 25g of protein! All you have to do is add a little water and egg whites. Once I added those, I just threw in 1/2 cup of the shredded zucchini! Then just make your waffle like usual!
The zucchini definitely gave the batter some added volume, so some of the batter spilled over my waffle maker, oops! But the end result was delicious! Like expected, couldn't taste the zucchini at all, and it made the waffles really soft and moist!
Be sure to let your waffle cook a little longer than usual to make sure the zucchini gets soaked up enough!
Okay so I know at first when you hear "zucchini oatmeal" your first thought is probably "ew..." or you make some kind of disgusted face. BUT I promise you, you can't taste the zucchini AT ALL. Think about it, when you eat zucchini bread, do you actually taste the zucchini? No...! Same thing goes for these oats.
I used my typical overnight oats recipe and just added some shredded zucchini. It made the oatmeal super moist and actually sweet! It also gave it a lot of volume and made me full longer!
Definitely will be making my overnight oats like this from now on.
Also, I suggest topping it with some peanut butter, or fruit, more cinnamon, granola, etc. the next morning to give it an extra kick!
Single Serving Recipe:
Nutritional Facts (without peanut butter):
240 calories, 37C, 6F, 12P
With peanut butter:
330 calories, 40C, 12F, 19F
This is by far the best, most moist, most chocolatey, most delicious chocolate molten cake I have ever had. Oh and it's only 200 calories, 3g fat, 5g sugar, 14g carbs, and 30g protein. OH and it takes literally two minutes to make. No longer, that's a promise. You probably don't believe me...but I PROMISE YOU (again another promise!) it is AMAZING. Even my boyfriend loves it and he isn't a fan of "healthy desserts" and he eats this more than me now!! Of course I usually top mine off with some low fat vanilla ice-cream, Oreos, and chocolate chips...but that's me! I have also topped it with sliced banana, strawberries and cool whip for a lighter dessert.
*Note: This is not my recipe. Some amazing man from Instagram came up with it and they call it the #beltsanderbrownie
Who doesn't love a chocolate frosty or malt from Wendy's? Or a big ole chocolate milkshake from a diner? Although they are fine to have every once in awhile, having them every night may not be the best idea. So here's another way to satisfy your late night chocolate cravings!
What you need:
Carbs: 50g (30 from banana)
Sugar: 25g (17 from banana)
I absolutely love protein shakes. To me, they are such a treat! But a very healthy treat. I make my shakes in a way that they almost seem like they shouldn't be healthy for you. Craving a chocolate milkshake? No problem. Check out my Decadent Chocolate Malt recipe here!
Not a fan of chocolate? (Seriously...?) Then try a vanilla base! This shake tastes like Banana Bread and is so tasty you will make it more than once, guaranteed!
Protein shakes are a great way to kick off your morning, giving you a ton of protein to fuel your body and healthy carbs to keep you satisfied!
What you need:
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That old saying, "you can't have your cake and eat it too"...never really made sense to me. I mean, why can't you have your own cake and eat it? I guess it can mean a few different things, but all I know is everyone loves cake, and with this recipe, you can eat it too! I used Kim Hoeltje's recipe (yes again) but tweaked it just a little! This recipe serves 1 and makes FOUR cupcakes! Total calories for all 4 are only 280 and 4g fat, 30g carbs and 30g Protein! WOOHOO! And absolutely ridiculously easy to makeIngredients:
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This Thanksgiving weekend felt so long, and I loved it! I honestly did not do much, but I really needed a "lazy" weekend. It was nice not to have plans! Seen as how the month of December is extremely busy for me! So Saturday morning I woke up and decided to make something different for breakfast. This baked oatmeal was the most moist and delicious oatmeal I've ever had! It literally tasted like French Toast!! I will make this again very soon! Super simple to make, the only hard part is waiting for it to bake! But it's worth the wait! I drank some of my Caramel Swirl BrewLaLa coffee while I waited :)
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away"! Well good thing I eat an apple every. single. day. Okay maybe I miss ONE day a week, but 6/7 days is good for me! I just bought an apple corer, which by the way are SO COOL! I wanted to do something creative instead of my usual Greek yogurt with chopped up apple and granola snack. So I just cored an apple, stuffed some Vanilla Greek yogurt in it, and whala! Warning: Very messy to eat! I advise using a knife and fork to cut!
Fat free pumpkin fudge? How is that possible you ask? It's simple, just TWO ingredients! Yup, TWO! And let me tell you, these are delicious! My boyfriend eats them like it's his job. My family loved them, so pretty much, you have to make them for your next holiday party, or any occasion for that matter! It doesn't need to be the holidays to eat pumpkin!
Caution: Fudge porn below! (with some peanut butter!)
Eating healthy takes commitment, it's a lifestyle.
I love food, that's a given...but I also love to eat healthy. I try to workout three times a week, and eat a lot of protein. These are some snacks, meals, and desserts that are healthy, but also very good! Eating healthy doesn't have to be plain and boring!