Peanut butter Oat bitesย 


A quick and easy treat to keep handy ๐Ÿ™‚ I do these up and keep them in a container in the freezer. Healthy and a great grab for a zap of energy ๐Ÿ™‚ 

2 cups of oats 

1 mashed banana

1/2 cup of peanut butter 

1/3 cup of honey

1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp salt

Mix it all up good and chill for 10-15 min then form into 1 inch balls ( it makes anywheres from 30-40 balls ) It’s very sticky so they don’t have to roll perfectly ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment and put the pan in the freezer. Freeze for 30 min or so and then put in a container ( put parchment paper in between layers of them so they don’t stick ) and place back in freezer – take them out as ya “need” them ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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A Great Breakfast to try!ย 

My daughter asked for this today. We had a big storm so we had a slower morning as we didn’t have school. After having avacado on toast with poached eggs, when we were in Montreal this summer, she wanted that again but with my hollandaise sauce ๐Ÿ™‚ amazing FYI


Soooo toast an English muffin ( the Ezekiel ones are great )

Mash an avacado and add a splash of lime juice and a pinch of sea salt. Spread that all over ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Poach an egg ( soft is best! )

Top with Hollandaise sauce ๐Ÿ™‚ here is my recipe that I adapted from the Fixate cookbook

1/4 cup of plain Greek Yogurt 

1 egg yolk

2 TBSP lemon juice 

Stir and cook in a double boiler ( I actually just use a pot fit tightly on top of another pot) for 6-7 min ( until creamy ) and I add a dash of sea salt and fresh ground pepper.

Remove from stove and add 2 TBSP of butter 

Let it sit for 2 mins then drizzle some on your eggs 
Soooo goooooddddd and good for ya ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Healthy chocolate peanut butter cups

For when you have that crazy urg ya just can’t fight


1/2 cup coconut oil ( got mine at Costco )


1/2 cup cacao powder ( got this online but you could use unsweetened cocoa powder


2-3 TBsp maple syrup ( Briggs is from Moncton ) 


Melt and pour 1 TBsp into each of 12 mini muffin tins – lined with papers ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Chill in the freezer for 10 min

Top with 1 TBsp of melted natural peanut butter (1/3 cup should be enough)

I got this kind at the Superstore 


Top with another TBsp of the chocolate mixture and sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt 

Chill in freezer and keep cool ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Shrimp Tacos!

So we’ve been trying to make sure we have some form of seafood 2-3 times a week and cut down on our red meat to twice a week. It’s nice to stumble upon a twist of the standard taco ๐Ÿ™‚ 

We tried shrimp tacos tonight and LOVED them ๐Ÿ™‚

  
The only recipe you need is for the seasoning for the shrimp… The rest is really up to you. We use corn tortillas and didn’t use any sauce but you could mash up some avocado and throw a little line juice in there… Yum! We had fresh romaine and onions and tomatoes from our local grocery box and had some Bew Brunswick old cheddar so that was on ours this time but topping possibilities are endless! 

Shrimp we had 3 cups of large strip – deveined and tails off… That was enough for 6 tacos with approx 4-5 shrimp per taco…

Seasoning is 

1/2 tsp. Cumin

1/2 tsp. Garlic powder

1/2 tsp. Onion powder

1/4 tsp. Cayenne powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp parprika – we used a smoked kind

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

Mix it all up and toss the shrimp in and get them evenly coated

Stir fry them up in 1 1/2 Tbsp of coconut oil and voila! 

So so so good! We will be making these again! 

Baked peaches and Pecans

I’m actually not a big dessert lover but when the mood strikes – look out! 

Peaches are cheap right now – I got a big basket of Ontario peaches for 2.97!!! So I needed to figure out something yummy to do with them other than eating them with the juice dripping off my chin- frig I love peaches…

So this got invented!!! OMG yum!!!!!

So this is for two servings which I baked in little mini soufflรฉ dishes ( that I got from the dollar store! )

In each dish slice up a peach…… Yes one in each dish…. Geesh! 

For the topping mix together

1/4 cup of maple sugar

2 TBSP of oat flour

1/3 cup of crushed pecans

1 tsp vanilla extract

divide it on top of each dessert

Bake for 30 min at 350…. It’s that easy peeps
  

Chicken Ceasar Salad

Best ever! Modified a bit from the Fixate Cookbook which is an amazing cookbook that can be used with the 21 day fix portion control program or just for some great clean eating recipes ๐Ÿ™‚  

 

It’s the dressing that makes it! 

Dressing

1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt – I use the 2% Kirkland brAnd – it’s our go to 

3 TBSP lemon juice

1/3 cup Parmesan cheese – shredded

2 cloves of minced garlic

2 anchovies – I get these in a tin in the seafood section of the grocery store – way cheaper than paste and way better.

1/3 cup of olive oil

1/2 tsp black pepper – always better when it’s freshly ground so I eyeball the amount and probably put in more like a full tsp cause I love pepper.

1 shake of sea salt – I never use a ton – just enough to bring out the flavor. 2-3 grinds from a mill if that makes sense ๐Ÿ˜

Put’er all in a food processor or blender or magic bullet or whatever the hell yA have and blend baby!!! 

Salad 

It calls for 4 cups of romaine lettuce but that’s a friggin ton of lettuce! Seriously! I go with 2 cups approx. 

3/4 cup of grilled chicken – I just grill in with a dash of salt and pepper

1 slice of whole grain bread cubes and toasted – I use about a 1/2 tsp of olive oil and a dash of pepper and toast them at 400 for about 5-7 min depending on your oven.

  
Add 2 tBSP of dressing – toss and munch!

Optional – 2 tBSP of Parmasean cheese and a tsp of capers. 

  
This will be packed for many school lunches AND

The dressing is good tossed with baked new potatoes !!!! Mmmmmm

Sorry for the delays!!!

Ok so summer hasn’t been my best friend for keeping up with my blogging. I was so good at it when school was it but it all went ta hell since vacation kicked in. And it’s not like I’ve been layin around doing nothing! I haven’t stopped since school was out! I took on a masters course (#7) on creativity, I took on a fundraiser with Mike (good thing I love him cause it’s been a pain in my ass) and we’ve had family visiting for awhile…still getting ready to head to Cape Breton on Friday and I just wrote a 10 page paper….gahhhh….

Oh and this happened ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Keeping up with workouts has been going pretty good and eating clean is always top on my list…but ohhhhhh the wine has been flowing…summer … is ….hard. BUT I haven’t gained any of my weight back and I am determined to reign everything in! I just started a new challenge group for myself doing the new CIZE beachbody program. I LOVE IT!!!!!

I’m a complete nut and love to do this in the privacy of my own home…as you can see why!!!

 

Hehehehehehe

Seriously though if you are interested in this program – message me!!! We have lots of challenge groups you can join!! It’s a ton of fun and the eating plan is the same as 21 day fix! The best ever!!!

Kay so here are some recipes ya’ll…cause I know thats why your here lol

  A Taco Turkey Burger with fresh homemade salsa

Salsa 

4 Roma tomatoes – seeds removed and diced

1/2 red onion

1 jalapeรฑo pepper

2 tap minced garlic

1/2 cup cilantro leaves – chopped

1 lime – juiced

Salt & Pepper

Directions- mix it up – duh

Taco Turkey Burger

1 pound of ground turkey

1 Tblsp minced garlic

1/8 cup southwest seasoning – in the 21 day fix book

Seasoning mix

1 Tbsp chili powder

2 tsp. Ground cumin

1 tap coriander

1/2 tsp. Onion powder

1/2 tsp. Garlic powder

1/2 tsp. Dried oregano 

1/2 tsp. Smoked parprika

1 tsp. Sea salt

I make big batches of this as we use it a lot! 
Mix er up and into parties and BBq away!!

Containers are 1 yellow for the bun, 1 red for the meat and 1/4-1/2 of a green for the salsa! 
  
Kay so 21 day fix Nachoes are soooo easy!!!

I take 2 corn tortillas and cut them into triangles with a pizza cutter – toast them in the oven at 350 till toasty 

Top with Turkey meat that’s been seasoned with the Southwest Seasoning 

Then add chopped veggies of your choice and some salsa

I add a little hot sauce ๐Ÿ™‚ and a blue container of some cheese – Feta is really good ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Containers – 1 yellow, 1 red, 1 green and 1 blue