Raspberry Lemon Greek Pops

I have been so ON POINT with my nutrition but I knew it was comming, my cycle! Yep I am not ashamed to talk about this! I LITERALLY NEED something sweet during this time and I am right in the middle of a 3 week rapids results program and I do not want to ruin my results with some bad choices just because of a hormone spike! 

So I went searching and found this recipe that I adapted to fit my needs and I had one of these suckers at 4:00 in the afternoon walking out to get the kids off the bus! I was a happy lady! It's no chocoalte but its yummy, sweet and got the job done... and MEAL PLAN APPROVED. YEP 

If following the Portion fix - 1 pop is 1/2  red 1/4 purple makes 4-6 pops

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Cups Okios vanilla Greek yogurt 
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 packet stevia
  • 2 tablespoons of water 
  • popsicle molds 

DIRECTIONS

  1.  Blend raspberries with water, lemon juice, and zest plus the stevia until it is a puree 
  2. Place the Greek yogurt in a bowl and add the raspberry mixture and swirl it around not fully combining it. 
  3. Pour mixture into molds, freeze for al least 2 hours or overnight! 

Protein Packed Lemon Stuffed Pancakes!

I feel like I hit the Jackpot on this one! I absolutely love lemon and pancakes, putting them together is a dream come true. I want to still stay on track and not make a super sugary lemon filling that will set back my progress and leave me feeling less than good about my choices. I have been experimenting with cottage cheese and let me tell you the results have been phenomenal. Hear me out, do not click the X just yet if you hate cottage cheese I get it! I am right there with you, I have texture issues and chewing or not chewing on mush is not my idea of appetizing!  I have used this is several other savory recipes that you can find on my page, I decided to try it with some sweetness and it was creamy, sweet and just the right amount of tart! I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! 

Make any pancakes that you like check out these amazing pancakes here or another easy option is Kodiak pancake mix which is higher in protien than many other ready to use pancake mixes.

For these I used 2 cups of Kodiak Mix, 2 eggs, 1 1/4 cup of milk follow directions as stated on he box. 

Containers- 2 pancakes 1 yellow (treat) 1 red 

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla ( no high fructose corn syrup added)
  • 1 packet of Stevia
  • 1 tablespoon 100% pure maple syrup 
  • 1 lemon zested & 1/2 lemon juiced 
  • optional fresh strawberries or blueberies 

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients ( except berries if using) into a blender or a food processor and blend until smooth
  2. place lemon mixture between pancakes and on top. Top with fruit and drizzle with a bit of extra syrup
  3. Enjoy! 

 

 

Healthier Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Healthier Banana Bread! I have tried my fair share of flops from not tasting good to being totally mushy in the middle BUT let me tell you this one was amazing!!! Had the perfect texture and taste, the house smelled amazing and the whole family loved it! Don't forget to Share!

 

Prep time 10 Min  Bake time 55 Min Containers- 1 slice is 1 yellow container for a treat swap

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 Cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of mashed banana ( about 2 1/2 -3 ripe bananas)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour ( or regular whole wheat)
  • Optional - 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips ( I like enjoy life brand)

Directions

 

1. Preheat oven to 325 and spray 9 x 5 loaf pan with coconut oil.

2. In a kitchen Aid or large bowl wisk honey and coconut oil, Add the eggs then that bananas and milk to until combined.

3. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

4. Add flour mixture slowly to the banana batter, until it is all incorporated, do not over mix. If using fold in chocolate chips or nuts gently

5. Pour into greased pan and bake for 55 min or until a toothpick comes out clean, allow to cool and ENJOY!

 

I sent this with the kids for afternoon snacks for school and they gobbled it up!

French Toast Pancakes

Sunday morning bliss!!!! These pancakes come together in a snap in the blender! Literally blend and pour, you can freeze them and have them whenever the craving for some pancakes hit while still staying on track. Let's face it, we all want to eat pancakes but the traditional pancake does nothing for us other than taste good. When I saw this recipe, I was VERY hesitant to try it, I mean look at the ingredient list. It does not scream, yummmmm! But hang on sister because they are so crazy good even the kids love them. 

Makes 8-10 pancakes, serving 3-4 pancakes Containers- 1.5 red 1 yellow .5 purple (optional for berries) 

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 cup egg whites 
  • 1 cup whole grain oats ( I used Trader Joe's Gluten Free Oats)
  • 1 cup cottage cheese 2 or 4%
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon 
  • 1 packet of stevia
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 
  • Optional berries of any kind 
  • 100% pure maple syrup
  • Coconut oil spray

DIRECTIONS

  1. Blend Oats, stevia, salt and cinnamon in blender until it looks like a flour
  2. Add Vanilla, eggs and cottage cheese and blend till smooth
  3. Pour batter onto a pre-heated griddle or pan sprayed with coconut oil spray, flipping after 2-3 min or until golden brown. 
  4. Serve immediately, top with berries and syrup
  5. If making multiple batches, freeze on a cookie sheet and transfer to a freezer baggie, heat in microwave for 20-30 seconds to reheat or pop in the toaster for a crispier pancake. 

* These are equally delish with some peanut butter spread on them after being toasted and eaten on the go for those busy mornings. The kids love them and they are getting a ton of protein and don't even know it!  ENJOY!