Gluten Free Chocolate Chia PROTEIN Bites – Quick & Easy!

Gluten Free Chocolate Chia PROTEIN Bites - Quick & Easy!

Gluten Free Chocolate Chia PROTEIN Bites – Quick & Easy!

Ingredients:

2 scoops (60grams) of Plant Fusion chocolate protein powder
1tbsp TruVibe Organics chia seeds
2tbsp Better Body Foods agave nectar
2tbsp of Better Body Foods coconut oil
1tbsp of TruVibe Organics cacao powder
2tbsp of nut butter of choice
4-5tbsp of milk of choice
1/4 reduced fat unsweetened finely shredded coconut

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl EXCEPT the coconut. I find it best to knead it like a dough with my hands as it will start out pretty crumbly. Slowly add the milk in as the amount needed will probably differ with different protein powders. Once you have formed one large dough ball, break off pieces and roll into desired size balls and place on a piece of wax/parchment paper. After you have all of your balls formed, place the coconut on a plate and roll each ball. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Quinoa Fruit Salad – only 175 calories!

Quinoa Fruit Salad - only 175 calories!

Quinoa Fruit Salad – only 175 calories!

This is currently the ONLY way that I can get my 4 year old to eat Quinoa, but it’s a start!

Quinoa Fruit Salad – only 175 calories!

60grams precooked Better Body Foods tricolor quinoa

50grams pineapple

50grams strawberry

50grams blueberry

1tsp Better Body Foods agave nectar

Juice from half a lemon

In a small bowl combine the agave nectar & lemon juice. Cut up all of the fruit and mix together with the precooked quinoa and top with the lemon dressing!

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!

Quick & Simple Caramel Apple Low Calorie Snack – 195 calories for both!

Quick & Simple Caramel Apple Low Calorie Snack - 195 calories for both!

Quick & Simple Caramel Apple Low Calorie Snack – 195 calories for both!

Saying that I LOVE caramel apples is an understatement. I wish that I could eat them every day! This 195 calorie version is how I like to trick my brain!

195 calories for both!

2 Caramel Quaker Rice Cakes

1/2 (86grams) Granny Smith Apple

4tbsp (56grams) Fat Free Vanilla Greek Yogurt – divided

3grams of nut topping

Drizzle of Walden Farms Caramel Sauce

Spread 2tbsp of yogurt on each rice cake, top with apple slices and then drizzle with caramel and sprinkle with nuts. Super simple & tasty!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough PROTEIN Truffles – half of them covered in Sugar Free Dark Chocolate! SOOOOO GOOD & Simple!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough PROTEIN Truffles - half of them covered in Sugar Free Dark Chocolate! SOOOOO GOOD & Simple!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough PROTEIN Truffles – half of them covered in Sugar Free Dark Chocolate! SOOOOO GOOD & Simple!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough PROTEIN Truffles – covered in Sugar Free Dark Chocolate!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough PROTEIN Truffles – covered in Sugar Free Dark Chocolate!

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough PROTEIN Truffles – half of them covered in Sugar Free Amber Lyn Dark Chocolate! SOOOOO GOOD & Simple!

Makes multiple servings:

1 can of cannellini beans

4tbsp quick oats

1/3cup Better Body Foods agave nectar or honey

1 scoop Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder

1oz TruVibe Organics cacao nibs – yum!

1tbsp Better Body Foods coconut oil

1tsp Better Body Foods organic pure vanilla extract

1/8tsp cinnamon

Handful of Amber Lyn sugar free dark chocolate bites

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 cacao nibs & quick oats. Refrigerate overnight to allow dough to firm up. Once firm, roll into desired sized balls. Place the balls that you plan on dipping into chocolate in the freezer for about 2 hours. Melt the chocolate squares in a microwave safe dish in the microwave for 30-45 seconds. Stirring every 15 or so seconds. Stick a tooth pick in the top of frozen dough ball and dip into chocolate. Place on wax paper until set and enjoy!

‘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*

Sugar free Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with only 175 calories for all 3!

Sugar free Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with only 175 calories for all 3!

Sugar free Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with only 175 calories for all 3!

Sugar free Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with only 175 calories for all 3!

Amber Lyn Chocolates sugar free dark chocolate bites

1tbsp Better Body Foods PB Fit (+1/2tbsp of water)

Wilton peanut butter cups plastic mold ($1.99 at Michael’s)

 

Mix the PB Fit with 1/2tbsp of water in a small bowl. Melt the 3 chocolate squares in microwave safe dish for 30-45 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds. Pour a little chocolate into 3 of the cups in the mold. Add peanut butter on top and then cover with remaining chocolate. Place in the freezer until ready to eat!

Homemade Cinnamon Apple Chips – so easy!

Homemade Cinnamon Apple Chips - so easy!

Homemade Cinnamon Apple Chips – so easy!

Super easy & fun for the kids!

1 Granny Smith apple

2tbsp Better Body Foods coconut palm sugar

1tbsp cinnamon

 

Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Wash & dry apple. Slice the apple as thin as possible using a mandolin slicer (you could try using a knife but it won’t be easy!). Mix together the coconut palm sugar and cinnamon on a plate. Let the little ones get involved by dipping each piece of apple lightly into the mixture on both sides. Place apple pieces on parchment lined baking sheets(2). Bake in the oven for 60 minutes, remove and flip apple slices. Place back in the oven for another 60 minutes, making sure to rotate the baking sheets so that the one that was on the bottom is now on the top.

Banana & Chocolate Pudding Cups! Perfect quick & low calorie treat with only 120 calories for all 4!

Banana & Chocolate Pudding Cups! Perfect quick & low calorie treat with only 120 calories for all 4!

Banana & Chocolate Pudding Cups! Perfect quick & low calorie treat with only 120 calories for all 4!

4 Athens mini phyllo shells(from the freezer section that come prebaked)

12grams of Jell-o fat free/sugar free chocolate pudding mix – unprepared

3oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1/2oz banana

 

Mix together the pudding mix & almond milk together in a small bowl and place in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to set. Once set, spoon into mini cups, top with some banana & enjoy!

*NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – Amber Lyn Sugar Free Belgian Chocolate*

*NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – Amber Lyn Sugar Free Belgian Chocolate*

*NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – Amber Lyn Sugar Free Belgian Chocolate*

It’s time for another new product spotlight! I’m always searching for that next great thing!

http://www.amberlynchocolates.com/

So I stumbled across this company on Google while searching for sugar free chocolates. I wanted to have some around the house for when I was having cravings! After clicking around through their website, I decided to give it a shot! It just arrived this morning and it is FABULOUS! The Chocolate truffles are to die for. I was a little skeptical of them shipping to Arizona because of how hot it is right now (108 degrees) but they were packaged really well with cold packs and everything was in perfect condition when it arrived. I had originally just planned on getting some chocolates but then I saw the almonds and I had to have those too! I stopped myself before getting their chocolate covered pretzels!

They are gluten free, sugar free, low carb & diabetic friendly. The company was started back in 1999 by a retired cop in Utah! If you’ve been following me for a while, you can probably tell that I love small US based companies!

Their website claimed that they strive to have the best ‘sugar free’ chocolates in the world and you know what, they probably do, or at least the best that I’ve ever had. I found there to be no strange after taste like others that I have had and they just completely melted in my mouth!

I highly encourage you to head on over and check them out! http://www.amberlynchocolates.com/