Bell Pepper Pizza Bites

As soon as I made the decision to try timed nutrition I was excited and also really scared because as you know I am a foodie of all foodies and YES I want results but I also need to eat food that I absolutely enjoy because if I don't ... well, I will just fall off the wagon.

This new program that I am trying out tells you exactly how to place your foods through the day and when I saw that my blue container was placed with a veggie I was instantly heartbroken. This meant no more tortilla pizzas on Friday night so I GOT TO WORK and THIS recipe was born and my oh my and I so happy I came up with this one! 

It is like having pizza with zero guilt and ALL of the results and it is AMAZING oh and it reheats really well! I am sharing all of my time nutrition meals in my IG stories so if you would like to follow along check it out at Lisa_m_Hauck 

I am gonna give you the recipe to make 1 servings and you can double or triple this as you need too! 

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INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 green bell pepper. with 4 sides cut off to leave a little divet to add sauce and cheese into ( you can use any color you like, I prefer green)
  • 2 tablespoons of a clean Marinara sauce ( no added sugar) 
  • 1 oz of fresh mozzarella cut into small chunks 
  • A pinch of dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring a small pan of salted water to a boil,  add the bell peppers and boil for 2-3 min just until slightly tender. ( do not overcook these or they will be too soggy)
  2. On a paper towel place cooked bell pepper and pat dry, salt and pepper as desired
  3.  Preheat oven to broil and get out a sheet pan placing the bell peppers right on the pan
  4. Add marinara sauce, cheese, oregano and pepper to the bell pepper pizzas
  5. Place under broiler just until cheese is bubbly and brown about 3 min. ( keep a close eye on these and do not walk away)

If you are making more than 1 serving ( I always do) then place them in a shallow storage dish and allow to cool. Place in the fridge and reheat in the microwave until warmed through and ENJOY!  

 

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! 

Almond Butter Banana Oat Bars

I have been on the hunt for a good on the go bar in the mornings when life gets crazy and this one is a winner, trust me I have tried many. This one takes the cake! 

Yields 6 bars Containers 1 bar = 1 Yellow 1/2 Purple 2 teaspoons 

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1/4 cup almond meal/flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour 
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder ( sweetened with stevia) this can be omitted if you do not have any it is just for flavor and a bit of Protein
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 ripe bananas  
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons of PB or Almond butter 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees,  spray 8X8 dish with coconut oil or olive oil spray.
  2. In a small bowl mix oats, salt, cinnamon, flax and almond meal along with protein powder if using, set aside
  3. In a bigger bowl combine mashed banana, applesauce, Almond butter or PB and vanilla mix until combined. 
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix until combined, pour into baking dish
  5. Bake for about 25 min or until firm and toothpick comes out dry
  6. Allow to cool for about 10 min, cut into 6 even bars wrapping them in parchment paper after completely cooled. Store in fridge.
  7. When ready to eat heat for 20-30 seconds and slather almond butter on top and enjoy!

These can also be enjoyed cold but I love them a bit warm which helps the almond butter to melt over in nicely! These are an amazing quick go to! Recipe adapted from Joy Food Sunshine. 

Protein Packed Lemon Fluff

That moment you are scrolling Pinterest and you see lemon cheesecake stuffed strawberries! First though? Yummmm. Second thought? Not healthy. Third thought? Way too hard to make. Fourth thought? Make my own healthy version for the busy mom! YESSSSS 

Meet Protein packed Lemon Fluff because I had no idea what else to call it! HA

All I am gonna say is do not let the ingredients scare you into leaving this page thinking I am crazy. I do not like Cottage cheese I have texture issues, I can only eat it with a perfectly ripe seasonal peach or fresh cut pineapple! What me, picky? noooooo ;) I have used cottage cheese to blend it up for savory dishes like my Lasagna and sweet like this one. I love it so much so just try it! 

Prep time 5 minutes  Serves 3-4 container count 1 Red 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups of cottage cheese ( 2 or 4%, no fat-free here please)
  • 1 tablespoon 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1 packet of stevia
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla ( without HFCS)

DIRECTIONS

1. Place all of the above ingredients into a high powered blender or food processor and blend until smooth. 

2. taste and add more stevia if needed. I like the tartness of the lemon but you may like it a bit sweeter

3. Keep in the fridge for 10-14 days & ENJOY

Side note: I serve this with berries on top and I think it would be fantastic between some pancakes or even on top of a waffle! Maybe even with a sliced Fuji apple! 

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