After climbing this morning I also whipped up some zucchini pizza boats (inspired by http://budgetbytes.blogspot.com/2011/04/zucchini-pizza-boats-792-recipe-132.html). Didn’t follow the exact recipe because I didn’t have bread crumbs or parmesan cheese. Thats okay though! Super easy.
Wash zucchini. Scoop out inside. Chop up. Mix with sauce, some cheese, some spices. Add mix back to zucchinis and sprinkle some cheese on top. Bake at 425 for around 20 minutes. Put in tupperware and take to work/put leftovers in fridge. Enjoy.
(I was super energized after working out.. could you tell? All this before 8am!!)
Sweet tooth hit while reading! 0% fat plain Fage, strawberries, blueberries, some almonds, shredded coconut, and some chocolate chips.
Also, reading the 3rd book in the Game of Thrones series. Can’t. Put. It. Down.
BUT I need to since I am going on an early morning hike with the two best girly friends tomorrow morning. Followed by some sprints!
89 Calorie Banana Oatmeal Muffins
Here ya go, unprotectedtexts!
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup oats (normal, just quaker oats)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 cup mashed ripe banana (I used two medium bananas I believe)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup applesauce (I used fat free cottage cheese)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and get your muffin pan ready (I used pam spray)
2) In one bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
3) In a separate bowl, beat the banana, sugar, egg, and vanilla together
4) Stir applesauce (or cottage cheese that has been blended in a blender) into banana mixture
5) Add flour mixture and banana mixture together
6) Pour batter til each cup is around 3/4 full
7) Bake for around 13-15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted
I got 10 muffins from this recipe. They were delightful. Pretty sure I froze a few too and they froze well.
When I play around with this tomorrow, I want to use more whole wheat flour and a different type of sugar or sweetener. I will report back as to how the modifications go of course!
Just makin dinner. Chicken, asparagus, carrot, bell pepper, and green bean stir fry with some wide rice noodles. With lots of sriracha. And a simple salad on the side. Plus lots of water!
Perfect (Taken with instagram)
Lets make a smoothie. (Taken with instagram)
SO FULL. Didn’t eat the peach and I only ate two of the strawberries. BUT IT WAS DELICIOUS! Since I didn’t eat breakfast, this was my brunch. Around 400 calories. Which is HUGE for a meal for me. But it was tasty :)
One tortilla with 1.7ish eggs (I scrambled 4 and put more in my husbands!), avocado, bell pepper, jalapeno, tomato, sriracha, and a spread of light swiss Laughing Cow cheese.
Oh. And a multivitamin.
Fueling my body. (My carrots aren’t actually that unhappy looking in real life)
Carrots and bell pepper + roasted pine nut hummus + half an Alexis Greek Pita (toasted!!)= 191 calories.
Take a spagetti squash and chop that sucker in half! Scrape out the pulp and seeds. If you want, save the seeds and roast them! I didn’t.. :(
When all scraped out, place in a preheated over at 350 degrees. I sprayed a light coat of Pam on mine. Not necessary. Let cook for around 40 minutes until you can scrape the insides into little threads with a fork.
This is how that will look:
When its finished, scrape it all out and dump it onto a plate!
I added marinara sauce and some parmesan cheese to mine. Add whatever you would like like you would for spagetti! Simple, filling, and low in calorie dinner!
I got about 2 cups of squash from half of a small squash. That plus the veggies, sauce and cheese= 190 calories! For dinner!!
Healthy tip of the day: When you get home from the grocery store, chop and store your fresh vegetables that you will be using for the next few days as soon as you can. I love to do this because when I know I have bell pepper strips, carrots, and broccoli already washed and cut up in the fridge, its easy to grab a handful of that instead of a handful of pita chips or something higher in calories.
Also makes cooking easier because then you have most of your prep work already done! This works great for fast stir fry’s and salads.