Strawberry & Chocolate Fruit ‘Nachos’ – 150 calories! Another day, another quick & simple rice cake treat!

Strawberry & Chocolate Fruit 'Nachos' - 150 calories! Another day, another quick & simple rice cake treat!

Strawberry & Chocolate Fruit ‘Nachos’ – 150 calories! Another day, another quick & simple rice cake treat!

Another day, another quick & simple rice cake treat!

Ingredients:
20grams Quaker Mini Chocolate Rice Cakes
75grams fat free vanilla Greek yogurt
80grams fresh strawberries
Sugar free chocolate sauce

Cut up strawberries & layer with greek yogurt on top of the chocolate rice cakes. Drizzle with sugar free chocolate sauce.

‘No Bake’ German Chocolate PROTEIN Bites – Quick & Simple!

'No Bake' German Chocolate PROTEIN Bites - Quick & Simple!

‘No Bake’ German Chocolate PROTEIN Bites – Quick & Simple!

I whipped these up today in honor of #FingerFoodFriday’s COCONUT theme!

6 pitted medjool dates (soaked in water for an hour)
1 scoop(30grams) Plant Fusion chocolate protein powder
1/4cup + (1tbsp for topping) of reduced fat unsweetened coconut – divided
1/4cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2tbsp Better Body Foods coconut oil
Amber Lyn Chocolates SUGAR FREE dark chocolate bite

Place all ingredients into a food processor and mix until well combined. A spatula will be your best friend with this recipe! Keep scraping down the sides until the dates are all chopped up. Roll into balls and then lightly flatten into squares. Place the tablespoon of shredded coconut in a small bowl and dip the tops of the squares into it. Place the chocolate square in a zip lock bag and microwave for about 30-45 seconds until melted. Snip off the corner of the bag & squeeze onto bites! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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.

Strawberries & Cream Ice Cream Sandwich Sundae with only 150 calories!

Strawberries & Cream Ice Cream Sandwich Sundae with only 150 calories!

Strawberries & Cream Ice Cream Sandwich Sundae with only 150 calories!

Thank you Enlightened Ice Cream (@eatenlightened) for existing! Without you, this would not have happened tonight!

Ingredients:
1 Enlightened vanilla ice cream sandwich (only 100 calories!)
50grams of fresh strawberries – cut up
2tbsp(18grams) of fat free Cool whip
Drizzle of sugar free chocolate sauce

Layer the ice cream sandwich with Cool Whip & cut up strawberries. Top with a little sugar free chocolate sauce!

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!

*NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – Enlightened The Good-For-You Ice Cream*

 

*NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – Enlightened The Good-For-You Ice Cream*

*NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – Enlightened The Good-For-You Ice Cream*

*NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – Enlightened The Good-For-You Ice Cream*

http://www.eatenlightened.com/

I picked these up late last night at my local Sprouts and of course I had already blown all of my macros for the day so I was dying all night having to wait until today to try these!

All I had to see was 70 calorie Fudge Bars & 100 calorie Ice Cream Sandwiches and I was SOLD! Did a little more research on them via their website and I’m highly impressed! They are all packed with protein, fiber and light on calories, fat, and sugar. And the best part….THEY TASTE GREAT!

They currently offer 5 flavors of ice cream bars (fudge, coffee, orange cream, peanut butter & toasted almond) and 2 flavors of ice cream sandwiches (vanilla bean & mint).

Full products macros are as follows:

ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream Fudge, Coffee, Orange Cream, and Toasted Almond bars contain 70 calories, 8 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fiber. They contain only 3 grams of sugar and 2 grams of fat.

ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream Peanut Butter bars contain 80 calories, 9 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fiber. They contain only 3 grams of sugar and 2.5 grams of fat.

ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream sandwiches contain 100 calories, 7 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fiber. Our sandwiches contain only 2 grams of sugar and 2.5 grams of fat.

I highly encourage you to check them out. This link will show you where they are sold in your area: http://www.eatenlightened.com/store-locator/

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*

‘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!

 

 

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!