Strawberry ‘Cheesecake’ Stuffed French Toast – only 265 calories!
2 slices of Mahler’s low carb/high protein bread
100g fresh strawberries – diced
45g fat free plain cream cheese
1 egg white
1oz unsweetened almond milk
1/2tsp pure vanilla extract
1 stevia packet
Optional: sugar free maple syrup
In small microwave safe bowl mix together 35g of the diced strawberries with the stevia packet & water. Microwave for 25-30 seconds and then mash with a fork. Mix in the cream cheese until well combined – set aside. Whisk the egg, milk, cinnamon & vanilla together in a small bowl. Dip each piece of bread in the egg mixture and cook over medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side. Spread the cream cheese on one piece of the French toast, top with strawberries and the remaining piece of toast. Serve with sugar free maple syrup.
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Do you have what it takes to be our next #FingerFoodConnoisseur?
This weeks theme is – CARAMEL! And we have a special guest host this week – @truvibeorganics! I’ve been on such a ‘superfood’ kick lately that I wanted to share these great products with all of you! My newest addiction has been Maca Powder which has a distinct CARAMEL type flavor – hence this weeks theme! One lucky winner this week will not only get a package of their Maca Powder, but they are also throwing in their Cacao Powder & Chia Seed! The contest is open to entries worldwide however the prize is only eligible for US residents due to shipping.
Theme: CARAMEL- used in any creative way you see fit as a ‘finger food’. Submissions begin on Friday, August 15th and end the same night at 11:59GMT – the entry must be a NEW post.
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Peanut Butter & Apple Boats with vanilla Greek Yogurt & Frosted Mini Wheats!
Fun little breakfast that I made for Dylan! I used a little black food coloring on the frosted mini wheats for faces and then added some blue food coloring to the yogurt!
Quick & Simple Grilled Salmon – with a Sweet Glaze!
5oz raw salmon fillet
1tbsp soy sauce
1/2tbsp lemon juice
1/2tbsp olive oil
1tbsp Better Body Foods coconut palm sugar (sub brown sugar)
1/4tsp minced garlic
Fresh Ground Pepper
In a small bowl mix together the soy sauce, water, lemon juice, olive oil, sugar & garlic until the sugar is dissolved. Season the salmon with some fresh ground pepper and place in a zip lock bag. Pour the marinade into bag, turn to coat and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
Preheat grill to medium. While grill is heating up, pour marinade out of the zip lock bag into a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer until sauce slightly thickens – about 3-4 minutes. Set aside. Grill salmon on an oiled grate for about 4 minutes each side or until cooked to desired temperature. Pour glaze over salmon & enjoy!
Caramel Apple Yogurt Bowl!
Caramel Apple Yogurt Bowl for my little guy!
1 Green apple
1 container of fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1tbsp store bought caramel apple dip
Chopped Nut of choice
Cut the top off of the apple and then core it out using a melon baller. Dip the rim into caramel and then into the chopped nuts. Fill with fat free vanilla greek yogurt.
Quick & Simple Smoked Salmon BLT!
2 slices of Mahler’s Low Carb/High Protein Flax & Soy bread
2oz smoked salmon
2 pieces turkey bacon
1 roma tomato – sliced
Handful of spinach
Preheat broiler to high. Broil bacon on a foil lined baking sheet until crispy – flipping once or twice. While bacon is cooking toast the bread in a toaster. Spread the mustard on one or both pieces of toast and layer with spinach, smoked salmon, tomato & bacon.
Mocha & Banana ‘Superfoods’ Overnight Oats – change the way you eat to feel better!
In case you can’t tell, I’m on a total superfoods kick right now. I started adding them into my diet a few months ago and I have noticed HUGE changes in my overall mood & energy level. I am now eating them every morning and sometimes also in the afternoon if I’m feeling sluggish!
1/2cup uncooked old fashioned oats
1/2cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2tbsp TruVibe Organics chia seeds
1tsp instant dark roast coffee
1/2tsp TruVibe Organics cacao powder
1 stevia packet
1tsp TruVibe Organics hemp seed
1/2tsp TruVibe Organics cacao nibs
Mash half of the banana in a bowl with a fork and then mix in the milk. Add in the oatmeal, coffee, chia seeds, cacao powder and stevia. Refrigerate overnight. Serve in the morning with the remaining banana and add on the hemp seed/cacao nibs!
Oreo Cocoa Krispy Truffles – Super simple, with just a few ingredients!
Oreo Cocoa Krispy Truffles – The little guy and I made some treats! This kid is Oreo OBSESSED but then again, who isn’t?!!
1/2cup cocoa krispies
5 MEGA stuff Oreos (anything less is for sissy’s!)
32 grams fat free cream cheese
CandiQuik (@candiquik) white melting chocolate (best stuff EVER)
This is a good one to get the kids involved with but it can be messy! Fun, but definitely messy. Place 4 of the Oreos in a zip lock bag and crush them either by hand or with a mallet. Dylan chose to beat them senseless! Mix the crushed Oreos, cocoa krispies & cream cheese together in a bowl until well combined – and this is where it gets messy. We found it easiest to do it by hand vs. using a spoon! Once well combined, roll into 6 even sized balls and set on wax paper. Place the balls in the freezer for 30-60 minutes to harden before dipping in chocolate. Melt chocolate in a small dish for about 60 seconds, stirring at the 30 second mark. Insert a tooth pick into the top of the ball and dip in chocolate. Set back on wax paper and repeat with the remaining 5. Place back into the refrigerator/freezer until the chocolate has set. Take the last Oreo and remove the filling. Crush the 2 cookie pieces in a small bowl. Spread some of the white filling on top of each truffle and then dip into crushed cookie. Store covered in the refrigerator.
Spicy Sriracha Shrimp & Zucchini Noodles – Quick and Simple!
5oz zucchini noodles (I use the Paderno Spiralizer & love it)
6-7 raw large shrimp – peeled & deveined
2tbsp soy sauce
1tbsp balsamic vinegar
1tsp lime juice
1/2 tsp sriracha sauce
1/2tsp olive oil
1/2tsp minced garlic
1/4 a red bell pepper – diced
1 green onion stalk -diced
Fresh Ground Pepper
Mix together the soy, balsamic vinegar & lime juice in a small bowl and set aside. Heat a small skillet over medium heat with 1tsp of olive oil. Season the raw shrimp with some fresh ground pepper. When the oil is hot, add in the garlic and quickly sauté for 30-60 seconds. Add in the sauce and allow to bubble for a few minutes and thicken. Once the sauce has thickened, add in the red pepper and shrimp and cook 2-3 minutes until completely pink on both sides and cooked through. Stir in the noodles and remove from heat. Serve garnished with the green onion.
Iced Dark Chocolate & Caramel PROTEIN Coffee – with Maca Powder!
Iced Dark Chocolate & Caramel PROTEIN Coffee! Not only is this a great source of protein but it also gets its ‘caramel’ flavor from an amazing superfood – MACA POWDER! Which is known to increase libido, athletic endurance, regulate mood and is full of vitamins & minerals!
1cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1scoop Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1tsp instant dark coffee
1.5tsp TruVibe Organics cacao powder
1tsp TruVibe Organics maca powder
1 stevia packet
1cup of ice
Optional: 1/4tsp xanthan gum (makes it extra thick & creamy)
Hershey’s sugar free chocolate syrup
Walden Farm’s Caramel Syrup
TruVibe Organics cacao nibs
Place everything minus the topping ingredients in a blender and blend!