Strawberry cheesecake protein shake.


For two shakes-

  1. 1 cup strawberries
  2. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  3. 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  4. 2 oz of cream cheese
  5. 2 scoops of muscle milk 100.
  6. 1-2 cups of ice depending on preference.

Around 9 carbs. Very creamy and good!

   
 

Pumpkin cheesecake ice cream!


What I use for 2 servings of PCI- Sweetener about 1 tbsp, 3 tbsp of full fat cream cheese, 1/2 cup of pumpkin, 1/4 cup of heavy cream, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin spice. 1 cup of ice.
What I use for 2 servings of PCI- Sweetener about 1 tbsp, 3 tbsp of full fat cream cheese, 1/2 cup of pumpkin, 1/4 cup of heavy cream, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin spice. 1 cup of ice.
Measure out ingredients. 1/2 cup pumpkin, 1-2 tbsp's sweetener of choice, 3 tbsp of cream cheese, 1/4 cup of heavy cream. Add to blender. Add 1 cup or so of ice. Add spices. I just do a few shakes of each. Blend in blender. Mixture will be thick because of the whipping cream. Keep adding ice until you get your desired texture.
Measure out ingredients. 1/2 cup pumpkin, 1-2 tbsp’s sweetener of choice, 3 tbsp of cream cheese, 1/4 cup of heavy cream. Add to blender. Add 1 cup or so of ice. Add spices. I just do a few shakes of each. Blend in blender. Mixture will be thick because of the whipping cream. Keep adding ice until you get your desired texture.
 Around 7 carbs and such a wonderful treat if you are on a low carb diet. Tastes delish!
Around 7 carbs and such a wonderful treat if you are on a low carb diet. Tastes delish!

 

 

 

Cedarlane Omelet Review!


  • I never know what to make for breakfast. About 4 years ago, I went on a smoothie binge and literally drank a smoothie every single day for a year. That kind of died out. I am always looking for other options. http://www.cedarlanefoods.com/ asked me to try out their omelets. They are a 30 plus year natural company with healthy but still super convenient choices. With 20 grams of protein per omelet I knew this would make a good breakfast for when all I had time for was to pop something in the microwave. They sent me four flavors.
  • Spinach and mushroom
  • Garden vegetable with mozzarella.
  • Turkey bacon, vegetable and cheese.
  • Green Chile, cheese, and ranchero sauce.

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IMG_7117.JPGThe spinach and mushroom omelette left me super full! I always love the combination of spinach and mushroom so this was a win.

IMG_7034.JPGThe turkey bacon omelette was good too! My only complaint? Needs more bacon. Everything needs more bacon 😉

IMG_7036.JPGThe veggie omelet was my least favorite of the bunch. It wasn’t bad, but it just wasn’t amazing. A little bland. I added some hot sauce and that helped.

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Is it cheaper just to make your own egg white omelet for breakfast? Absolutely. Do you always have the time to chop up your veggies, get your protein together, and cook. Oh and not screw up the flip part of the omelet?! Ha. No you probably don’t. These are great in a cinch. Left me full for 3-4 hours.

Check out their facebook! They have a ton of other products ranging from tamales to enchiladas.

https://www.facebook.com/cedarlanefoods

Hard boiled eggs made simple.


A friend shared this tip with me yesterday. Use a steamer basket to make your hard boiled eggs! 12 minutes is all it takes. So get a pan of boiling water, add your steamer basket with eggs (I did 7 or 8) and cover for 12 minutes. Immediately after, soak eggs in a super ice cold bath. This makes peeling so easy! It only took me a few minutes to peel these bad boys. The taste? Amazing. Soft bright yellow yolk. Not too soft. Not too hard. Just perfect. So easy!

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Pizza Omelet.


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This was fun! I took one egg, and 1/4 cup of eggwhites and beat them together. I added some garlic powder and oregano as well.

Preheat oven to 375.

Cook egg mixture on top of stove like you would a normal omelet. Do not flip it though. Just cook it through until the egg patty for the “Crust” is solid enough to transfer.

Carefully transfer egg patty to a non stick bake sheet. Add toppings. I added–

2 tbsp of sauce or use marina, a few turkey pepperoni, and 1/4 cup of mozzarella.

I baked it for about 5 minutes until cheese was melted. Around 230 calories.

 

Bacon Donuts/fritters. Seriously.


baconI found this recipe and had to try it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tErB92jXccE

BACON DONUTS?!!?! I know right. This is a low carber’s dream.

Stats – 320 calories, 26 grams of fat, 2.4 carbs, 0.3 fiber, 21.3 protein.

This is not an every single day recipe. Perfect for a special breakfast or if you are just craving a damn donut! No guilt.

So what you need for 2 servings-

  • 4 tbsp of butter
  • 2 or 3 tbsp of coconut oil or olive oil
  • 3-4 slices of bacon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3rd cup of vanilla or plain whey protein
  • 1 oz sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 small mini bell peppers

 

  1. Precook bacon in a non stick pan. This is very important. You do not want to use a non stick pan. My first batch stuck right to the bottom in a regular pan!
  2. Melt butter on stovetop or in microwave.
  3.  After bacon is drained and cooled, chop into small pieces.
  4. Chop peppers into mini pieces.
  5. Add chopped bacon, peppers, melted butter, 1 egg, 1/3rd cup of vanilla protein powder (or plain), and sharp cheddar cheese to bowl.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Heat the coconut or olive oil in your pan on medium high heat.
  8. Spoon mixture gently into oil. It should sizzle. If it’s too hot it will pop, be careful and adjust your temperature.
  9. Spoon oil over top of donut while it’s cooking.
  10. Once the bottom starts turning golden brown, GENTLY flip it over with a metal spatula.
  11. Cook for another few minutes until other side is golden brown.
  12. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel.
  13. Repeat!

That’s it. You can make 6 mini donuts, or 4 large fritter/donuts. To make it sweet you could add a bit of sugar free syrup and a little butter. OR keep it savory and add some sour cream and salsa.

I was really impressed with these little donuts. They have that great fritter taste, bacon bits, sweet, and savory all at once. Try this for sure!!

 

Crustless Quiche. Low carb and easy!


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Quiche!
What you need-

  • 5 eggs
  • 6 oz of fresh spinach cut into ribbons
  • garlic powder to taste
  • 1 tbsp of chopped onions
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 2.5 cups cheese of choice
  • optional- a few ounces of cooked meat like sausage, bacon, ham. I would precook it before adding to quiche.
  1. Heat oven to 375.
  2. Grease a pie pan.
  3. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  4. Add to pie pan.
  5. Cook for 25-30 minutes until it turns golden brown.

1.5-3 carbs per serving depending on what you use  DELISH. Tons of leftovers. Perfect for on the go.

Easy homemade turkey sausage.


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Stop spending money on pre-made sausage patties. Make them at home!!
Per serving-
4 oz of ground turkey. I used 93/7.
A little bit of sea salt.
Cracked pepper.
At least 1 heaping tablespoon of sage.

Mix together. Form patties. Fry in a nonstick pan about 4 minutes a side. Delish!

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Smoothie


My first pumpkin of the year. Uhm it was amazing!

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What you need-
1/2 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup milk of choice
Cinnamon
Nutmeg
Allspice
Or pumpkin pie spice instead
2 sweeteners packages of choice
4 oz of plain greek yogurt
1 oz of cream cheese of choice ff,
1/3rd whatever.
1 cup or so of ice depending how icy you like it.

Add all ingredients. Play with the spices, I don’t measure. Usually just a bit of nutmeg and allspice plus a ton of cinnamon.

Blend and enjoy! So good 🙂

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Food Prep for the week!


I made 1 pound of 97% fat free ground turkey with Mrs. Dash no salt garlic flavor. This will be for salads and whatever.8:25prep1

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I also made 97% fat free turkey sausage links for breakfast. The recipe is easy. One pound of ground turkey, a ton of sage, some sea salt, onion powder, chili powder, and pepper. I never measure. Just make sure you put a lot of sage! Ps- links are hard to make and come out lumpy shaped. I will stick to little patties next time 🙂8:25prep3

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I got 2.25 lbs of chicken grilled with the no salt garlic Mrs. Dash. This will be for salads, dinner protein, or a snack. 8:25prep5

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Tons of tri colored peppers for salads and snacks.

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Onions for salads.

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1 batch of cooked freekeh for salads or quick carb. So good!

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For breakfast I made my friend Cathy’s oatmeal muffins. I used oats, banana, zucchini, coconut, cashews, and a few dark chocolate chips. Perfection! The recipe made 12 muffins so that is basically breakfast all week for two people! Going to pair the muffin with a turkey sausage link for the perfect breakfast.

It makes life so much easier prepping. I feel in control and excited to have a week of healthy eats!