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! 

Guiltless Cookie Dough Dip

Are you kidding me! YES, Yes I want to eat cookie dough dip and not feel completely guilty and gross after! Oh and it's a bonus because I get to keep my abs after eating this! They say abs are made in the kitchen, let me tell you from my own experience this is 100% true! you can NOT outwork a poor diet. You can slay the gym all day and eat crap to get nowhere. 

But ladies!!!! we still need chocolate, we still need cookie dough! 

Well, here you go! You are welcome! 

I eat mine with sliced apples or when I am feeling really naughty my finger or a spoon if I am feeling civilized and the children are watching me ha! 

PS- DO NOT judge the ingredients or the process until you have tried it, if you X out and don't try this, you and your taste buds and waistline will be sorry!

Time - 10 min  Container- 1 blue container 2 teaspoons 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 15 oz can of Garbanzo beans with the skin pinched off. ( see note below)
  • 1/4 cup nut butter of choice 
  • 2 tablespoons 100% pure Maple syrup
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Vanilla
  • 1 Tbs Water
  • scant 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips preferably 70% cocoa

DIRECTIONS 

  1.  Blend all ingredients except the chocolate chips in food processor until smooth! 
  2.  Stir in chocolate chips and enjoy! 

Serve with apple slices for an amazing snack! The kids love this too with some graham crackers!

* If you pinch the garbanzo beans the skin comes off and leaves a VERY smooth and creamy cookie dough dip. If you are in a hurry and you need to skip this it is still very good just has a bit more texture to it but added fiber! 

Pecan Crusted Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

I was making up a new recipe for a clean eating Strawberry Popsicle when I realized these were 21 day fix approved! I quickly took the rest of the blended goodness and turned it into this amazing little treat! This recipe was adapted from 100 days of real food. 

The Pecan Crust is Salty and Nutty the perfect combination to the creamy Strawberry filling! 

The Pecan Crust is Salty and Nutty the perfect combination to the creamy Strawberry filling! 

If you like you could always turn these into a Popsicle too! I left the pecan mixture off for the kids becasue Colin is so picky he would have turned his nose up in  a second if he saw those nuts! Thank goodness for 1 good eater! 

The kids gobbled up the pops for an easy afternoon snack, I loved that these were easily made in the blender with no fuss! I think if you used Oikos Tripple Zero Greek Yogurt you could reduce the Maple Syrup to 1/4 cup or even just 2 tablespoons depending on your preference. I will try this and update the blog when I do! With spring right around the corner, I am sure I'll be whipping these up more often! 

Makes 12 Bites  Time: 10 Minutes  Serving 1 Bite is 1 Blue container 1 tsp

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt 
  • 8 oz cream cheese ( full fat or 2% not Fat-Free)
  • 1 cup Frozen Strawberries
  • 1/3 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Pecans
  • 3 tablespoons melted salt-free real butter 
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 12 silicone muffin liners 

DIRECTIONS 

  1. Blend the first 5 ingredients in a blender or a food processor until smooth
  2. Pulse the remaining ingredients in the food processor until it forms a crumbly mixture
  3. Press about 1 tablespoon of Pecan mixture into the muffin liner 
  4. Pour strawberry mixture into muffin cups until 3/4 full
  5. Top with additional nuts and place in freezer about 3-4 hours until frozen
  6. Take out of freezer and eat right away or allow it to sit for 5 min to get a bit softer and creamier! 
  7. Enjoy & Share 

Healthy Deviled Eggs

I love the ease of deviled eggs but they always seemed like a ton of work and the mayo alone could be devastating to my on track week! I have found a way to have them that fits my meal plan and my taste buds! I can not keep these in the house by Wednesday they are all gobbled up! 

Not to mention they are the easiest thing for me to throw in a container with other fresh veggies and fruit to make my own Bento Box! Especially when I am working from Starbucks it is always something that tempts me so now I just started bringing my own along with me! Perfect for when you know you'll be running errands and don't wanna end up in a drive though! I was the queen of a Mcdonalds visit but these days I go prepared and reap the rewards of meeting my goals and also saving money! Besides I can't go to McDonalds and not get fries legit I am pretty sure that is an impossible thing..... I mean right!?!?!? 

Time 15 min  Makes 12 eggs  Containers- 4 deviled eggs- 1 Red 1 Teaspoon

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 eggs ( I prefer organic when possible)

  • 1 cup of water 

  • 1 Bowl of ice water 

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 generous tablespoon Dijon Mustard

  • 3 Tablespoons Mayo ( I use Dukes because they are no sugar added)

  • 3 tablespoons of water

  • Sprinkle of Smoked Paprika ( regular is fine too) 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place rack in instant pot and pour 1 cup of water in, place eggs on rack in single layer

  2. Press Manual, low pressure 6 min

  3. Release steam when timer goes off and place eggs immediately into ice bath allow to cool 5-10 min then peel eggs. The shell will come of very easily! No More ugly eggs :)

  4. Place egg yokes in bowl, add mayo, water, mustard and salt and pepper to taste

  5. Mix with hand mixer on high to get a creamy texture, fill eggs with about 1 tablespoon of filling

  6. Sprinkle with smoked paprika and enjoy! 

* You can also make this if you do not have an instant pot by placing eggs in a pot with cold water bring to a boil allow to boil for 1 min then remove from heat cover and let stand for 10 min promoptly remove eggs so they do not over cook and turn green, add to an ice bath and allow to cool. 

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!