Caprese Egg Sandwich!

Caprese Egg Sandwich!

Caprese Egg Sandwich!

Ingredients:

1 Thomas’ light whole wheat English muffin
1 large egg
2 roma tomato slices
1 slice of fresh mozzarella cheese
1tsp olive oil
1tsp balsamic vinegar
2 fresh basil leaves – chopped
1/2tsp Paleo Butter (@paleobutter)
Fresh ground pepper
Optional: balsamic glaze

Place sliced tomatoes in a small bowl with olive oil/balsamic vinegar, basil and top with some fresh ground pepper – set aside and allow to marinate while you prepare everything else. Heat the Paleo Butter in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Once hot, carefully crack the egg into the butter and place the muffin in the toaster. Allow the egg to cook for about 2 minutes and then flip and top with the cheese slice. Cover with a lid and cook for an additional minute. Remove from the heat but leave the pan covered to allow the cheese to melt. Layer the English muffin with the egg/cheese, marinated tomatoes and top with a dash of pepper and balsamic glaze.

Turkey Pesto Panini – melted cheese makes me happy!

Turkey Pesto Panini - melted cheese makes me happy!

Turkey Pesto Panini – melted cheese makes me happy!

Ingredients:

2 slices of Mahler’s low carb flax & soy bread – it’s the best!
2 slices of reduced sodium deli turkey
1tbsp jarred pesto sauce
4 thin slices of roma tomato
2 slices of reduced fat mozzarella
Few pieces of spinach

Preheat panini grill (you could also use 2 skillets to press sandwich). Layer the bottom piece of bread with turkey, spinach, tomato and the cheese. Spread the pesto sauce on the top piece of bread and place pesto side down on sandwich. Press in a panini maker until cheese is melted & bubbling!

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I used the little cookie cutters to cut out apple pieces and then stuck them inside the quick pop make prior to adding the juice with the provided spatula. Super simple and he was even able to help me do it! Now my mind is racing with all of the recipes I plan on making with it in the future. I want to try yogurt pops next!

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Peach & Oat PROTEIN superfood Smoothie!

Peach & Oat PROTEIN superfood Smoothie!

Peach & Oat PROTEIN superfood Smoothie!

Maca powder is the secret ingredient in this little powerhouse smoothie. Maca is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. It serves as a boost to your libido & increases athletic performance. If you find yourself tired most of the time, experiment with maca to see if it helps. Just a small amount could be exactly what you need for a boost!

1cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
20grams oats (quick or rolled)
1scoop Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1/2cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1 frozen peach (I cut up & placed in freezer the night before)
1/2 frozen banana
2tsp TruVibe Organics Maca Powder
1 stevia packet

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend!

I use a Ninja Blender for all of my smoothies & I am extremely happy with it!

Triple Chocolate frozen Cheesecake with only 140 calories – perfect low calorie summer time treat!

Triple Chocolate frozen Cheesecake with only 140 calories - perfect low calorie summer time treat!

Triple Chocolate frozen Cheesecake with only 140 calories – perfect low calorie summer time treat!

Triple Chocolate frozen Cheesecake with only 140 calories – perfect clean cheat!

33grams fat free Philadelphia Cream Cheese
18grams fat free Cool Whip
3/4tsp TruVibe Organics Cacao Powder
1 packet of stevia
1/2oz Amber Lyn Chocolates Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Chunks
Sugar Free Chocolate Sauce

Place chocolate in an unsealed zip lock back and melt in the microwave for 45-60 seconds or until melted. Once melted, snip off the corner of the bag and squeeze into the bottom of a silicone muffin cup. Place in freezer to allow chocolate to set.

In a small bowl mix together the cream cheese and cool whip until well combined. Next add in the cacao powder & stevia and stir until smooth. Add to the muffin cup on top of the chocolate and place back in freezer for at least 2 hours. Enjoy with some sugar free chocolate sauce. Perfect low calorie summer time treat!

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!

Mango & Berry PROTEIN Smoothie!

Mango & Berry PROTEIN Smoothie!

Mango & Berry PROTEIN Smoothie!

Mango Layer
15grams Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 fresh mango
1/2cup of orange juice
1/4cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1/2packet stevia
Optional: 1/8tsp xanthan gum

Berry Layer:
15grams Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2cup fresh raspberries
1/2cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1/2 packet stevia
Optional: 1/8tsp xanthan gum

Blend all of the berry ingredients together and pour into a glass. Rinse out blender & blend together all of the mango ingredients. Pour mango smoothie on top of the berry layer & enjoy!

I use a Ninja Blender for all of my smoothies & I am extremely happy with it!

‘Goji Goodness’ Protein Smoothie! You may not be familiar with Goji Berries but let me tell you why you should be! See below for how awesome these little berries are!

'Goji Goodness' Protein Smoothie! You may not be familiar with Goji Berries but let me tell you why you should be! See below for how awesome these little berries are!

‘Goji Goodness’ Protein Smoothie! You may not be familiar with Goji Berries but let me tell you why you should be! See below for how awesome these little berries are!

Ingredients:

2tbsp (14grams) TruVibe Organics Goji Berries
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 scoop Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1/4tsp cinnamon
1 packet of stevia
Optional: 1/4tsp xanthan gum (makes it so creamy!)

Blend all ingredients in a blender & ENJOY!

Goji Berries are the most nutritionally dense fruit on Earth because they contain all essential amino acids and have the highest concentration of protein of any fruit. They are also loaded with vitamin C, contain more carotenoids than any other food, have twenty-one trace minerals, and are high in fiber. Boasting 15 times the amount of iron found in spinach, as well as calcium, zinc, selenium and many other important trace minerals. This amazing little superfruit also contains natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds. Their powerful antioxidant properties and polysaccharides help to boost the immune system.

I use a Ninja Blender for all of my smoothies & I am extremely happy with it!

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Frozen Cheesecake – single serving with only 115 calories!

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Frozen Cheesecake - single serving with only 115 calories!

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Frozen Cheesecake – single serving with only 115 calories!

Ingredients:

30grams fat free cream cheese
18grams fat free Cool Whip
1tsp Better Body Foods PB Fit powdered peanut butter
7grams Quaker Mini Chocolate Rice cakes
1/2tsp honey
1/2 packet of stevia
Sugar Free Chocolate sauce

In a small bowl mix together the cream cheese, cool whip, PB Fit & half a packet of stevia until smooth.

Break up the rice cakes into small pieces in another bowl and mix together with 1/2tsp of honey.

Depending on the shape that you would like you can make these 2 ways in a muffin tin.

The quickest way is to place the rice cake crumbles in the bottom of a muffin tin (I lined mine with a silicone muffin cup to make removal easy) and smash down with the bottom of a small glass (I used a shot glass). Next pour in the cream cheese mixture and freeze for 2 hours.

To make the shape seen in the picture: pour the cream cheese mixture into the bottom of the silicon muffin cup and freeze for 2 hours. Remove from the freezer and pour the rice cake crumbles on top of the frozen cheesecake and smash down with a small glass. Return to the freezer for another 30 or so minutes.