Homemade No Bake Protein Bars

Due to my crazy, non-stop, always on the run work schedule (I spend 7.25 out of 8 hours treating patients with appointments stacked back-to-back through lunch), I am always on the lookout for quick, healthy, and cheap snacks. Also, with being a breastfeeding mother, and not always having time to warm up a meal while pumping at work, anything quick that can be eaten with one hand is a “win” in my books. I have found that protein bars help keep me satisfied throughout the day, but the price adds…

EZ Protein Apple Crisp Mix

Don’t let the name fool you, there is no actual baking for this recipe, but it tastes like a rich apple crisp dessert after being in the fridge without the hassle, or calories!  I started making this treat over a year ago, and haven’t stopped. Ingredients 1 container Yoplait Greek 100 Calorie Apple Pie Yogurt ½ tsp (1g) ground cinnamon ¼ tsp (1g) Stevia (or Truvia) ½ scoop (16.5g) Vanilla Whey Protein (Body Fortress brand) ½ cup (40g) old fashioned oats (uncooked) Directions Empty container of yogurt into larger bowl…

Protein Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Due to being a breastfeeding mom, I try to eat oatmeal as much as I can (and my macros allow) throughout the day to keep my milk supply up. I started getting tired of plain oatmeal, so I decided to mix things up!  My favorite parts about this recipe are it’s very easy to make, and the amount of each of the three ingredients can be altered depending on what your macro goals are for the day (and it tastes delicious any way it’s mixed).  I use the baseline of…

Why Is My Weight Fluctuating?

Every step on the scale in the morning and return later to find it being 3-7 pounds higher? Try not to let it freak you out too much. Your body can fluctuate several pounds throughout the day depending on what you’ve had to eat, how much water you’ve had, your activity level and many other factors. Don’t believe me? Weigh yourself first thing in the morning as soon as you wake up. When you’re done, go to the bathroom and weigh yourself immediately after. You’ll be a little lighter. After…

Healthy S’mores

After having an amazing night out at HuHot for Valentine’s Day with a plate LOADED with veggies, I had a craving for s’mores tonight (it probably didn’t help that Brice gave me a Valentine’s Day card with s’mores on it). With only 35 carbs remaining for the day, I wanted to make a quick snack that fit my macros and curbed my s’mores craving. Ingredients 1 Full Cracker Sheet Cinnamon Graham cracker 1 Tbsp (15g) Walden Farms Marshmallow Cream ¼ scoop (8g) Vanilla Whey Protein ½ Tbsp (7g) Dark Chocolate…

Am I really hungry?

Ever have those days where you eat just because you want to eat? The munchies happen from time to time. What if you find yourself having the munchies every day? Are you really hungry? Is it just a case of the chronic munchies or an underlying problem? What can you do about it? The culprit is usually some form of emotional eating. What is emotional eating? It is a type of eating that usually occurs in response to an emotional trigger such as stress, anger or sadness. What makes this type…

Lactation Protein Shake

Don’t let the name fool you, this isn’t just for nursing mothers who are looking to increase their milk supply, this recipe is for anyone; it serves as a bonus for mamas who are looking to stay fit while nursing their little ones!  I have been meaning to post this, but have been putting it off since I eat everything I make and this is a milk-boosting recipe for a breastfeeding mama (I don’t get time to pump at work, so I know I will be miserable tomorrow!).  The ingredients…

Biggest Loser Pancakes

I could eat breakfast food for any meal of the day, but my favorite is breakfast for supper. I came across this recipe over a year ago while browsing Pinterest for healthy pancake recipes, but was skeptical on using cottage cheese for the batter. I initially made these for Brice, but ended up giving them a try (like I said, I eat everything I make), and fell in love with them! I had to make a second batch they were so delicious! No syrup is required for these due to…

Oreo Protein Fluff

I started out searching for a healthy Oreo dessert on Pinterest because 1) who doesn’t love Oreos and 2) who can stop at just one, so I figured if I found a recipe to help get the taste for some Oreos but stick to my macros, it would be a win-win! I typed in “Healthy Oreo Dessert” into Pinterest, and a couple recipes caught my fancy, so I browed some websites and decided to make the “Oreo Fluff” which appeared to be perfect. The website stated this recipe called for…

Low Carb Pizza Wrap

If you’re anything like me, you probably stand with the fridge door open staring at all of the groceries you just bought thinking to yourself, “I have nothing to eat!” That’s when one of two things can happen: 1) you make the most delicious meal, and it becomes a new “go to” or 2) you start to question how you ever thought that would be a good combination and leave hungry, rummaging the cabinets for a later snack. I lucked out with the first! Since I love tortillas and anything…