Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Spicy and Crispy Garbanzo Beans

1 can Garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed and dried
1/2 to 1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp paprika
1/2 tbsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayanne pepper
1/2 tsp salt

Mix all together then put on a baking sheet sprayed with Cooking spray.  Roast in 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes, giving them a shake every 8 to 10 minutes.

SO GOOD!!! much better than popcorn to snack on at the movie theater!



Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Paleoful Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

So this Recipe Wednesday is not necessarily a homemade recipe but I wanted to feature a product I tried out a couple weeks ago when I was craving something sweet and absolutely loved it!  I saw it on instagram, checked out their website and figured hey why not try it.

Paleoful is the company and they have several different mixes:
-Chewy chocolate chip cookie mix
-Chocolate chip cookie mix
-Brownie mix

Paleo friendly, gluten free, grain free, vegan, egg free, soy free, non GMO.

Seriously thought it was going to taste nasty as some other paleo products I have tried have been pretty gross.  And yes, normally I do not get anything out of a box but figured again I wanted to give it a try.  The ingredient list was safe and the cookies....well they were AMAZING!!! If you are in a pinch, definitely check these out!!  They have nothing but amazing reviews!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Protein Bites - Take 2!

Mix together:

1 cup oats

1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup almond meal
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter (or any nut butter)
1/3 cup maple syrup (or honey)
handful of raisins (or mini chocolate chips)
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla

1 Tbsp cinnamon
Dash of Nutmeg

handful of crushed up almonds (if you wish...sometimes I do walnuts!)

Roll into bites or use a cookie scoop! 
Put them in the freezer and enjoy whenever you want!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Cookie Dough Bites

Mix together:
1 cup almond flour
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond mil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
pinch of salt
several dairy free chocolate chips

Roll into bite size balls and freeze (put on a plate covered in foil)

you can enjoy right out of the freezer OR melt a little chocolate after they have been frozen and make them chocolate covered bites!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Conquering the month of MAY!

Have to start of the month of May on the right foot and get meal planning going.  I have the tendency to fall off the wagon when I do not have a plan.  I somewhat plan meals, somewhat keep track of what I need to eat as far as how many proteins, veggies, carbs..etc.  But usually do not stay on track because I am literally just grabbing anything I have and getting on with my day.

Starting off this month right with a MEAL PLAN!!  

For those who have not done the 21 day fix (beachbody workout and nutrition program)...
JUST DO IT!!  

I can not say it enough because it just makes meal planning so so easy!  As you can see above I have highlighted my colors in how many types of food in each category.  Now I may tweak it here and there to add additional calories, if needed, from doing some days of double workouts.  But other than that, meal planning REALLY helps planning the grocery list so that I do not over buy food and end up wasting.  I will be integrating a hybrid workout program of insanity max 30 / 21 day fix extreme / and running.  

Time to conquer the month of May!!