Sunday, January 6, 2013

Coconut Pumpkin noatmeal

I have been waiting to try this recipe for some time.  I copied this from the blogs out there, not even sure who to give credit to..

- 1/3 cup eggwhites
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- couple of spoonfuls pumpkin
- 1/4 cup coconut milk (unsweetened)
- lots of cinnamon
- dash of salt

Mix all together, microwave, and eat!

Cabbage Wraps


My new favorite new thing is savoy cabbage wraps...  I use the leaves as replacement for bread... 

Some examples:
- turkey with shredded cabbage, carrots and mustard
- scrambled egg and mustard


This one I added guacamole spread: 


Friday, January 4, 2013

Roasted Veggies

Roasted Veggies is my number one preferred method for cooking veggies: Here are two of my faves:

Roasted Cauliflower:  Wash, lay flat on pan and roast at 450 until tips are brown.  Easy. 


My two faves (topped with cinnamon and almond butter!) are roasted kabocha and butternut squash:

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Eggs, Eggs.... and More Eggs :)

My new obsession as of late has been eggs.  They are quick, easy to make (can't burn eggs!) and delicious.  They are low in calories (about 70-80 each, loaded with fats and protein, and no carbs!)

Packed in an omelet with tons of veggies (cheeseless):  I ordered this veggie omelet (egg beaters) from a restaurant (Deb's Diner in Salem, MA.  I highly recommend you try this place, the waitresses and owner are so nice!)


I made a spinach omelet at home that wasn't as delicious (more like scrambled eggs cooked with spinach).


Eggs with almond or other nut butters (I know I eat some pretty "weird" stuff, but I love this combo:
 

I also like making "egg pancakes."  I basically cook three whole eggs on a EVOO sprayed pan....  Cook on one side for a few minutes... once the eggs get hard, I flip it and then cook for another few minutes.  I keep them refrigerated and grab them on the go.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Low carb tortillas

Part of the reason I miss my carbs is because I am a sandwich girl.  I love my bread.  But also because it's more convenient to eat at work and doesn't smell as offensive as my salmon, tuna and eggs (which I DON'T bring to work or else my co-workers will hate me).

I now make these low carb tortillas.  There are two types and they only require two ingredients each, although I have been experimenting with other flavors.

Each tortilla is about only 100 calories each!


Almond flour:  I use this one for my sandwich breads. 

INGREDIENTS:
- 12 grams almonds (crush up in magic bullet or sub almond flour)
- 1/3 cup egg whites.

Blend ingredients in magic bullet.  Then cook in a pan like an omelet and flip.  I have been experimenting with seasonings like garlic, pepper, and sugar-free Debbie benson seasonings.  The seasonings make a difference! 


Tortilla with turkey, mustard, shredded cabbage/carrot mix:

 

Coconut flour:  I prefer to use these as a sweet treat, as opposed to sandwich bread (doesn't go well with turkey, I like it with chicken better).  I REALLY like it with almond butter on top or coconut butter. 

INGREDIENTS:
- 1.5 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1/3 cup egg whites

Blend in bullet and cook like pancake. 

You can experiment with cocoa powder, cinnamon, etc.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Homemade Coconut Butter

I love coconut butter, but it's hard to find... My local supermarket does not sell it and the nearest whole foods is about 3 miles from my house... (yes, I am THAT lazy)  Therefore, I make my own :)  It's very easy.  All you need is one ingredient, a blender and some patience (you have to stop every few minutes to scrape down the sides)...

Ingredients:
- bag of shredded unsweetened coconut
- magic bullet, vitamix (or blender)

throw a bunch of the shredded coconut into your blender of choice and blend...  you will need to scrape the sides every few minutes....

Voila...



Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Homemade Guacamole

Avocados have been my most favorite thing to eat lately...  I like making guacamole and using it as a "dressing" for my salad bowls.  This guacamole I made in a rush... but I definitely want to experiment more with flavors.  Literally, I blended three ingredients: an avocado, a tomato, and a slice of an onion.... in my magic bullet (blender)... came out pretty good!  

Monday, December 24, 2012

I'm baaaaaack (again) and some new updates

Hi, after another brief blogging break, I decided I missed it and am back...  I am still actively reading blogs, but have taken a break from blogging myself...

It's now almost 2013 (Merry Christmas Eve Everyone!!)

Some updates:

I decided to start off by sharing some of the restaurants in the area I have been going to:

Still loving my sushi.  I am a huge fan of sashimi!  (As you can tell from the pics below):

From Fuji Steakhouse in Needham (this was delicious!):


Super Fusion (Watertown): This is my favorite sushi place in Watertown.  If you are my facebook friend, you will know I am a regular here!


My family celebrated Christmas early this year and we went to Isaac's on the Waterfront in Plymouth.  I got steamed lobster, baked sweet potato and butternut squash:


My twin got the lobster special (I forget the name, but came with spaghetti, scallops, steamed mussels and shrimp)... I stole some of her shrimp and scallops :)


I am still a regular at ufood grill in Boston.  This is the plain grilled chicken and two sides of broccoli...  There is yummier food to order here, including burgers, wraps, and "healthy" french fries (called "unfries")...


And Fire and Ice...  This is a restaurant where you basically put a bunch of raw food (veggies, meats) on a plate, with some sauce, and cook it on a grill (they cook it for you)... each line represents a variety of veggies... 



At home, I am becoming a huge fan of making salad bowls for lunch:

 1.) Turkey Avocado broccoli-slaw: 3 ingredients only! Turkey, Avocado and broccoli-slaw mix.  For this, I used 100 calorie guacamole packs.


Another one: I substituted ham for turkey and regular coleslaw mix for the broccoli slaw mix.


2.) Another turkey/avocado bowl:  This time I used 1/2 avocado and had to cut up my own cabbage (red/green).

 3.) Spicy Chicken and almond Butter bowl: I actually cooked up the cabbage and topped with chicken, almond butter and franks red hot sauce.... and salt.

Made one for home:


Another one for work:


 1.) Chicken Avocado bowl: Chicken, Avocado and Veggies (red and green cabbage, broccoli, carrots).  I mixed some mustard in it as well.


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cabbage and Eggs- sunny side up :)

 I made stir fried cabbage (red and green) with 2 eggs and an egg white- sunny side up.  Delicious and filling!


Friday, May 4, 2012

Coconut chicken salad

Easy to make...  I chopped up some red and green cabbage, chicken and mixed it in a container with one tablespoon of coconut oil and some soy sauce. 

I brought it to work with me and right before I ate it, I heated it in the microwave for about 20 seconds so the coconut oil melted.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Peanut Butter Chicken Salad

The easiest recipe...  I cut up some red and green cabbage, 3 oz chopped chicken, and mixed it with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter as the dressing... and topped with soy sauce.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Coconut cinnamon Eggs

 Todays lunch.....  cooked 4 egg whites in 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil.  Once cooked, topped with cinnamon, salt, 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil... awesome.

With a salad on the side..... :)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

My favorite pre-workout snack

Ricecakes topped with protein powder spread...  (protein powder mixed with a bit of water).

Cinnamon Peanut Butter Eggs

Don't knock it until you rock it.... this has been one of my favorite go to meals lately.

I might want to try with sugar free jelly on top too...

I cooked 180 grams (Approximately 100 Calories) topped with one tablespoon all natural peanut butter and cinnamon... and salt.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wholly Guacamole Salad

Yesterday's lunch I mixed wholly guacamole with my salad and it was delicious!
In the mix: red and green cabbage, roasted yellow squash and zucchini, chiken, dressing (mustard, balsamic vinegar and one splenda).

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Coconut Flour Pancakes

 I made two different batches of coconut flour pancakes yesterday. 

First batch (plain for work): mixed 180 grams egg whites with 3 tablespoons coconut flour.  mixed in my magic bullet; cooked on a pan (made two large pancakes).  topped with cinnamon and sugar free maple syrup.


Second batch:  2 tablespoon coconut flour and 180 grams egg whites.  topped with one tablespoon of peanut butter, sugar free maple syrup and cinnamon.
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Batch 2: ate for Dinner Sunday


Batch 1: took to work with me






PB protein Shakes

 I love my PB protein shakes.  They are delicious, easy to make.  On Sunday I was out and about so I didnt have time to make big meals.  I made two shakes: one for now and one for later when I got back from errands.  I froze the second in the freezer to make an ice-creamy shake.

Peanut Butter Graham cracker shake:  Scoop of VPX graham cracker explosion, tabelspoon, PB, water and ice cubes.... so good!


Peanut Butter Cookies and Cream Shake:  One scoop, Isopure cookies and cream, tablespoon peanut butter, ice cubes, water.. Freeze!


Sunday, April 22, 2012

More PB chicken!

Last night's dinner consisted of the following:
- 1/2 bag brussel sprouts
-1/2 bag broccoli slaw
- 3 oz chicken
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- soy sauce

Avocado Eggs

2 recipe ingredient...  well, 3 if you count cooking spray! 

I used 1 cup of egg whites and cooked them in a pan with pam spray and topped with one serving of wholly guacamole.

PB Coconut chicken

Yesterdays lunch consisted of:
- 2 teaspoons PB
- 1 teaspoon coconut ooil
- 3 ounces chicken
- 1/2 bag of frozen brussel sprouts

- I cooked the veggies in the coconut oil; added cooked chicken and topped with peanut butter.