The not so unhealthy Oatmeal Cookie

healthy-oatmeal-cookieI have a weakness.  A weakness for oatmeal cookies.  I felt horrible eating them, until I discovered this gem of a recipe for the “NOT so unhealthy Oatmeal cookie”! Who would think you could get in a serving of protein while indulging in a tasty treat!

These cookies are so moist!  I also like to add in some raisins and nuts on occasion.    I hope you enjoy every morsel as much as I do. I think I’ll go bake right now:)

What do I need?

4 cups of oats
1/2 cup  of egg whites
3 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
8 tsp vanilla Whey protein powder
2 tsp olive oil
½ cup grated coconut and almonds, each
2 tbsp cinnamon 

Now what do I do?

  1. Take all ingredients and mix well
  2. Take one tbsp measurement for each cookie
  3. In preheated oven, bake for approx. 20 minutes.
  4. Take out and let cool.
  5. ENJOY every delicious bite

Quest Nutrition…Oh so good!

quest bar pumpkin

By now you have all heard of Quest Bars.  They are the most amazing protein bars you will ever try.  It is said to be the “#1 Protein Bar” available.  And I am inclined to believe so.  Not only is it simply delicious but it is packed full of very impressive nutrtional numbers.

Lets take a look at the newest badass bar for fall “Pumpkin Pie”.  As for the taste they do not disappoint.  They are a bit different then the other quest bars as they have a glazed coating.  When you bite into this delicious fall treat you will taste the chunks of graham cracker bites that are mixed in.  This bar definitely hits the spot when having a sweet craving!   There is a whooping 21 grams of protein, 12 grams of fiber and only 4 net carbs.  Not to mention less than 1 gram of sugar and gluten free. All of the Quest Bars have pretty comparable numbers.

They are also all made with minimal ingredients and the ingredients that are in them are natural.  NATURAL is very important!  Here are the ingredients in most of the bars:

Whey and milk protein isolate

Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber) (100% natural)

All natural almond or peanut butter

Almond, peanuts, or cashews

Sea salt, natural flavors

Lo Han Guo (a natural herb/sweetener)

Stevia

Sucralose

 Not much else goes into these bars making them a great choice for people who are concerned with having a more natural bar. quest bars

Another reason I LOVE these bars is because there is so much you can do with them besides eat them straight from the wrapper (I personally love them that way the best).  There are so many different recipes.  Below is one of my favorites:

 Quest Rice Crispy Treats……15 second recipe!

 

 

 

Flourless Pumpkin Pancakes

pumpkin pancakeFall is here and you know what that means….Pumpkin everything!  How about a delicious, fast and guilt free Pumpkin pancake recipe to start your day off.

 

What do you need:

1/2 cup of pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling, this is not the same thing)
2 large eggs
1 tbsp of ground flax seed (make sure it is ground and not whole seeds)
1/2 tsp of baking soda or baking powder (this will help your pancakes to fluff up)
1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
1 packet of stevia (if you are going to be putting honey on as your topping then you probably do not need this)
1/4-1/2 tsp. of all spice (optional)

Now What:

  • heat a greased griddle or skillet over medium heat
  • stir all the ingredients together in a medium bowl until smooth
  • pour 2-3 tbsp. of batter for each pancake
  • When the air bubbles on the top of the pancake pop its time to flip

*This recipe is for 1 person.  Double or triple if you want to feed your family as well*

Nutritional info:
1 serving= 214 calories, Fat=12.4g, Carbs=11.8, Fiber=7. Sugars=4.4, Protein=16.1

 

 

USPlabs Modern Protein Packed Cinnamon Rolls

USPlabs Cinnamon Rolls

One of the best things that I miss from my childhood was waking up to the smell of fresh cinnamon rolls. They were always so warm and the icing was always delicious! Fortunately, I have found a way to continue to enjoy these without all of the extra sugar and carbohydrates. These cinnamon rolls are so easy to make, and there are only five ingredients! USPlabs Vanilla protein helps to create the perfect icing. The perfect gift idea for the food lover!

Ingredients

Dough:

– 1.5 Scoops USPlabs Vanilla Protein

– 2 Tsp. Cinnamon

– ¼ Cup Egg Whites

– ½ Cup Oat Flour

– Pre-bake Glaze

– 1 Tbsp. almond oil (can use any type of nut oil here)

– 1 Tsp. cinnamon

Frosting:

– 1 Scoop USPlabs Vanilla Protein

– 1/8 Cup Egg Whites

– 1 Tbsp. Almond Milk

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. Put all ingredients into food processer until a ball forms

3. Pull apart small sections of dough ball and roll into long strips like a snake

4. Coil the dough in a circle, stacking the dough to create the roll

5. Place rolls into greased pan

6. Mix pre-bake glaze and paint over cinnamon rolls

7. Bake 8 minutes and let cool for 10 minutes

8. Generously add icing over the fresh rolls and enjoy!

Nutrition:

Makes 8 Rolls | Serving Size: 4 Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 339
Fat: 13g
Carbs: 19g
Protein: 37g

 

MET-Rx Pancake Mix Grilled Pizza Recipe

MET-Rx Pancake Mix Grilled Pizza

Two of the greatest things ever created in my life: grilling and pizza. Making your own pizza is so good for your health because you know all of the ingredients going in the dough, and you can choose your toppings without paying what pizza shops charge for them. For this recipe, I chose spinach, chicken, prosciutto and mushrooms. In my house, we like to load up our pizzas! If you are wondering if I forgot tomato sauce, the answer is “no!” Using olive oil ensures the pizza will not end up dry. This healthy fat makes the pizza savory and juicy. MET-Rx Pancake Mix works perfectly to increase the protein in this recipe along with adding a subtle sweetness to the dough.

Prep and Prepare Time:  25 minutes

Ingredients:

– Pizza Dough

– ¼ Cup (2 Scoops) Met-Rx Pancake Mix

– 1 Cup Brown Rice Flour

– ¼  Cup Egg Whites

– ¼ Cup Mozzarella Cheese

– ¼ Cup Asiago Cheese

– 2 Tbsp. Garlic Powder

– 1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning

– 1 Tbsp. Red Pepper Flakes

– 1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

– 3 Garlic Cloves

Directions:

1. Mix all ingredients except olive oil and garlic cloves in a food processor until dough forms. If the dough does not create a ball, slowly add teaspoons of water until a dough ball forms. However, if your dough is too wet and looks a thick dip; add teaspoons of brown rice flour until you get the ball to form. 2. Grease a large piece of aluminum foil with ½ tablespoon of the olive oil on a pizza stone/serving tray.
 3. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough. Roll until dough starts to crack around the edges and use your fingers to push edges in ¼ of an inch around the outside.
4. Chop the garlic cloves and paint the rest of the olive oil onto the flattened dough. Use a knife to spread out chopped garlic on top.
5. Add toppings of your choice, place foil and pizza on grill on medium heat and cook for 6 minutes (be sure to shut the grill to help the pizza cook evenly)

Nutrition:
Servings: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 484
Protein: 21g
Carbohydrates: 57g
Fat: 21g