Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Panini with ONLY 350 calories!

Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Panini with ONLY 350 calories!

Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Panini with ONLY 350 calories!

Best breakfast EVER – just look at that amazing ooey, gooey chocolate!

2 slices of Mahler’s low carb/high protein Flax & Soy bread (my favorite)
12grams Better Body Foods PB Fit + 1.5tbsp water
1/2 banana – sliced
14grams Amber Lyn sugar free dark chocolate bites

Mix the powdered peanut butter with the 1.5tbsp of water and spread onto a piece of bread. Layer with the sliced banana and then the dark chocolate chunks. Top with the remaining slice of bread and press in a Panini maker (or between to heated skillets) until the chocolate is melted and bubbling!

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Chinese Chicken Spring Rolls with a spicy Peanut Sauce for dipping!

Chinese Chicken Spring Rolls with a spicy Peanut Sauce for dipping!

Chinese Chicken Spring Rolls with a spicy Peanut Sauce for dipping!

Chicken w/marinade:
4oz raw chicken breast
1tbsp soy sauce
1tbsp water
1tbsp Better Body Foods agave nectar
1tsp sesame oil
1/4tsp minced garlic
Fresh ground pepper

Peanut Sauce:
2tbsp Better Body Foods PB Fit powdered peanut butter
1tbsp soy sauce
1.5tbsp water
1tsp Better Body Foods agave nectar
1/4tsp sriracha
1/8tsp sesame oil
1/8tsp garlic powder

1 piece of rice paper
1 slice of red cabbage – chopped
1 slice of green cabbage – chopped
Shredded carrots

Mix together all of the chicken marinade ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. Season the chicken with some fresh ground pepper and place in a zip lock bag. Pour the marinade into the bag, turn to coat and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake chicken on a foil lined baking sheet for 15-20 minutes depending on breast thickness. While chicken is cooking mix together all of the peanut sauce ingredients. Once chicken is done, allow to slightly cool and then cut into strips. Dip the rice paper in some warm water for about 5-10 seconds and place on a plate. Next layer the chicken with the cabbage & carrots. Carefully roll up the spring roll and cut in half.

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.

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!

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!

New Products Spotlight – Better Body Foods

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Ok, so I might have gotten a little carried away with Better Body Foods…but I seriously can’t wait to try all of these! Today was my first day EVER using Coconut Palm Sugar. I used it to make the Candied Bacon in my pancake entry. And I’m planning to use the vanilla & agave tomorrow for some homemade granola & roasted nuts. Yum! And a brownie recipe in the works with the PB fit! I’m a total sucker for new products. I may have a ‘small’ online shopping problem.

All of these products can be purchased here: http://www.betterbodyfoods.com/ or at my favorite – AMAZON.com