Quick & Simple 175 calorie ‘Tropical’ stuffed French Toast! Who said eating low calorie had to suck?!

Quick & Simple 175 calorie 'Tropical' stuffed French Toast! Who said eating low calorie had to suck?!

Quick & Simple 175 calorie ‘Tropical’ stuffed French Toast! Who said eating low calorie had to suck?!

Ingredients:

2 slices Sara Lee 45 calorie wheat bread
70grams Dannon Light & Fit fat free vanilla greek yogurt
50grams fresh strawberries – cut up
1 egg white
1oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk
SPECIAL INGREDIENT – 1/4tsp Pineapple Coconut Dasani Flavor Enhancer Drops
1/4tsp cinnamon
1/4tsp Better Body Foods organic pure vanilla extract
1.5-2grams reduced fat shredded coconut (I got mine at Whole Foods)
1 packet of stevia

Mix the greek yogurt with the 1/4tsp Dasani drops & half of the shredded coconut – set aside.

In a small bowl whisk together the egg white, milk, cinnamon & vanilla. Dip each piece of bread in the egg mixture and cook over medium heat for 2-2:30 minutes per side. While the French toast is cooking, mix the strawberries together with a packet of stevia. Cut toast diagonally and layer with yogurt & cut up fresh strawberries. Top with the remaining shredded coconut!

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana breakfast Quinoa – Kid approved!

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana breakfast Quinoa - Kid approved!

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana breakfast Quinoa – Kid approved!

Ingredients

60grams precooked Better Body Foods quinoa
1 Banana
1.5tsp of TruVibe Organics cacao powder
1tbsp peanut butter
1/4tsp Better Body Foods organic pure vanilla extract
1/2packet stevia

Mash the banana & peanut butter together in a bowl with a fork. Next add in the cacao powder, vanilla & stevia and stir until well combined. Finally mix the cooked quinoa into the banana mixture & enjoy!

Mini Frozen Cheesecake Cups with only 50 calories each! Perfect treat to have in the freezer at all times – quick & simple to make!

Mini Frozen Cheesecake Cups with only 50 calories each! Perfect treat to have in the freezer at all times - quick & simple to make!

Mini Frozen Cheesecake Cups with only 50 calories each! Perfect treat to have in the freezer at all times – quick & simple to make!

Yields 6 Cups:
6 Athens mini phyllo shells(from the freezer section that come prebaked)
75grams fat free cream cheese
50grams fat free Cool Whip
1/4tsp Better Body Foods pure vanilla extract
2 packets stevia
1 Amber Lyn Chocolates sugar free dark chocolate bites
6 fresh/frozen raspberries

Melt the dark chocolate square for about 20 seconds in the microwave in a small dish. Dip the tops of the phyllo shells in the chocolate and place in the freezer to set. Mix together the cream cheese, cool whip, stevia & vanilla in a small bowl until well combined. Spoon into cups and place back in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Enjoy!

French Toast Cannoli’s – Only 295 calories for all 3!

French Toast Cannoli's! Only 295 calories for all 3! YUM

French Toast Cannoli’s! Only 295 calories for all 3! YUM

French Toast:
3 pieces of Sara Lee 45 calorie bread
1 egg white
1/2oz unsweetened almond milk
1/4tsp Better Body Foods Organic pure vanilla extract
1/4tsp cinnamon
Sugar free chocolate sauce/powdered sugar for topping

Filling:
21grams mascarpone cheese
50grams of skim Ricotta cheese (could reduce macros more with fat free)
6grams of TruVibe Organics cacao nibs
2packets of stevia
1/4tsp Better Body Foods Organic pure vanilla extract
Pinch of cinnamon

Mix together all of the filling ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. In a separate small bowl mix the egg white, milk, vanilla & cinnamon together and lightly beat with a fork. Using a rolling pin, flatten each piece of bread and cut out a circle. Dip each circle into the egg mixture and cook over medium heat for 2 or so minutes per side. Stuff each piece of toast with the filling (I secured mine with a tooth pick) and top with a little sugar free chocolate sauce & powdered sugar!

‘Guilt Free’ Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough PROTEIN Dip! Quick & simple!

'Guilt Free' Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough PROTEIN Dip! Quick & simple!

‘Guilt Free’ Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough PROTEIN Dip! Quick & simple!

Makes multiple servings:

1 can of cannellini beans

1/3cup Better Body Foods agave nectar

1 scoop Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder

1oz TruVibe organics cocao nibs – yum!

1tbsp Better Body Foods coconut oil

1tsp Better Body Foods organic pure vanilla extract

1/8tsp cinnamon

 

Drain and rinse the beans well under running water. Place beans & agave nectar in food processor and blend until smooth. Next add in the protein powder, coconut oil, cinnamon & vanilla and continue to process until smooth – using a spatula to scrape down the sides. Transfer dough into a medium sized bowl and stir in cocao nibs. Eat right away or chill in the refrigerator. *Note: sweetness may differ with different protein powders. Adjust to taste*

Nutella & Strawberry ‘Sweet’ Omelette!

Nutella & Strawberry 'Sweet' Omelette!

Nutella & Strawberry ‘Sweet’ Omelette!

Nutella & Strawberry ‘Sweet’ Omelette for my little guy! He had no clue he was eating eggs!

1 whole egg

1 egg white

1/4tsp Better Body Foods organic pure vanilla extract

1/4tsp stevia

Pinch of cinnamon

3 strawberries – cut up

Nutella

Better Body Foods can be purchased here: http://www.betterbodyfoods.com/

 

Lightly beat eggs, vanilla, stevia & cinnamon with a fork in a small bowl. Cook over medium heat like a regular omelette. Once cooked, smear with a little Nutella, add some cut up strawberries and fold over!

Reduced fat/calorie Peanut Butter PROTEIN Brownies – Gluten Free!

Reduced fat/calorie Peanut Butter PROTEIN Brownies!

Reduced fat/calorie Peanut Butter PROTEIN Brownies!

 

I was able to significantly reduce the calories/fat in these brownies by using Better Body Foods PB Fit powdered peanut butter instead of regular peanut butter! Another way I kept the calories down was by using TruVibe Organics pure CACAO powder instead of regular cocoa powder. The depth of the dark chocolate flavor is so much stronger than regular cocoa powder that I was able to eliminate using chocolate chips! These come out to 81 calories per brownie/1300 for entire 8×8 pan.

Ingredients:

105grams of Better Body Foods PB Fit (mixed with 1/2cup + 1 tbsp water)

5tbsp of ground oats (measure after grinding oats – use gluten free oats if necessary)

1/4cup of TruVibe Organics pure cocao powder (http://truvibeorganics.com/)

1 scoop Plant Fusion chocolate protein powder

1/2tsp baking powder

1/4tsp baking soda

3tbsp Better Body Foods agave nectar

2tbsp Better Body Foods coconut palm sugar

2tbsp stevia in the raw

1tsp Better Body Foods pure vanilla extract

3/4cup unsweetened applesauce

1 large egg

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. Don’t attempt to make these without the parchment paper. They WILL STICK even with cooking spray!

In a medium size bowl add the oat flour, cocao, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda and then set aside.

In a small bowl mix the powdered peanut butter with the water(1/2cup + 1tbsp) until well mixed. Measure out 1/2 cup of the peanut butter (save the rest to swirl on the top) and place it in a large bowl with the coconut palm sugar, stevia, vanilla, agave and applesauce. Beat wet mixture using a hand mixer. After the mixture is smooth add the egg and beat lightly until combined. Add the wet mixture into the oat mixture and stir just until combined making sure not to over mix. Pour into 8×8 baking dish and swirl the remaining peanut butter into the top. Bake for about 22-24 minutes making sure not to over cook. I took mine out at 22 minutes and they were perfectly cakey/fudgy!

‘No bake/Gluten Free’ Pumpkin & Chocolate Chip PROTEIN Bites!

'No bake/Gluten Free' Pumpkin & Chocolate Chip PROTEIN Bites!

‘No bake/Gluten Free’ Pumpkin & Chocolate Chip PROTEIN Bites!

WARNING these are super easy to make & highly addictive! I’ll give you a little tip on one of my favorite ways to eat this dough. I like to roll it into really small almost marble sized balls and eat it in a small bowl with 1/2 a cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk. So good & kid approved!

1 cup of old fashioned oats (gluten free oats if needed)
2 scoops of Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup of canned pure pumpkin purée
1/3 cup Better Body Foods agave nectar
1tsp Better Body Foods pure vanilla extract
1/2tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2tsp cinnamon
1/8 cup mini chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl (I typically use my hands and work it like a dough) & then roll into desired sized balls! Store balls in an air tight container in the refrigerator. Preferably in the back where you can’t see them or I promise you will eat one every time you open the refrigerator door!

 

 

Maca & Goji Chocolate Avocado PROTEIN Truffles!

Maca & Goji Chocolate Avocado PROTEIN Truffles!

Maca & Goji Chocolate Avocado PROTEIN Truffles!

I feel like all I really need to say about these is ‘CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES’, those 2 words alone would have me! But these aren’t just any chocolate truffles….these are Avocado chocolate truffles! I rolled half of them in ground up TruVibe Organics Goji berries and the other half have been rolled in TruVibe Organics Maca powder & then topped with Cocao Nibs, AMAZING! I promise you!

Ingredients:
1 large avocado (mine weighed in at 125grams out of skin)
110grams of semi sweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
30grams of Plant Fusion chocolate protein powder (1 scoop)
1tsp of Better Body Foods organic pure vanilla extract
Topping:
1/4cup of TruVibe Goji berries (+1/2tbsp of flour of choice)
2tbsp TruVibe Maca powder
1/2tbsp TruVibe Organic Cocao nibs (+1/2tsp agave nectar)

TruVibe Organics Superfood products can be purchased here: http://truvibeorganics.com/

 

Place avocado in a food processor and blend until smooth. Next add in the protein powder and vanilla extract and continue to blend until well mixed. It will be pretty thick & dry at this point. Remove from food processor and place the mixture into a medium sized bowl.

Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish in the microwave for 1-1.5 minutes, stirring every 20 or so seconds. It took me just over a minute in my microwave to melt the chocolate. Pour melted chocolate on top of the avocado mixture and stir until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours to firm up.

Add the goji berries with about 1/2tbsp of flour(to keep from sticking together – I used gluten free oat flour) and blend until a fine powder. Remove dough from the refrigerator and roll into balls of desired size, placing on parchment paper. Add the maca powder & goji powder into two shallow dishes/plates and roll balls into them, using your fingers to smooth all over the outer surface. Take the maca powder balls & dip the very top part into a little agave nectar and then into the cocao nibs. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip PROTEIN Blondies – no beans!

Gluten Free Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip PROTEIN Blondies - no beans!

Gluten Free Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip PROTEIN Blondies – no beans!

Gluten Free Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip PROTEIN Blondies  with only 5tbsp’s of gluten free oat flour & no beans! Did I mention, kid approved!

Ingredients:

5tbsp oat flour (regular oats ground into a flour, make sure to measure after they’ve been ground)

30grams of Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder

1/2tsp baking powder

1/4tsp baking soda

1/4tsp Cinnamon

2tbsp Better Body Foods Agave Nectar

3tbsp Better Body Foods Coconut Palm Sugar

1tsp Better Body Foods Pure Vanilla Extract

1/2cup of creamy peanut butter

1/2cup of unsweetened applesauce

1 whole egg

1/3-1/2 cup of chocolate chips (dark or milk chocolate) – divided

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. Don’t attempt to make this without the parchment paper. It WILL STICK even with cooking spray, ask me how I know!

In a medium size bowl add the oat flour, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda and then set aside. In a large bowl combine the sugar, peanut butter, vanilla, agave and applesauce. Beat wet mixture using a hand mixer. I originally tried doing this with a spoon and it just wasn’t working. The hand mixer was perfect! After the mixture is smooth add the egg and beat lightly until combined. Add the wet mixture into the oat mixture and stir just until combined making sure not to over mix. Fold in all but a small handful of the chocolate chips and pour into the pan with parchment paper. Top with the remaining chocolate chips and bake about 20 minutes making sure not to over cook. I took mine out at 20 minutes and they were perfectly cakey!