Clean Eating in a Flash (3)

Before we get started with the recipes I wanted to tell you about a FREEZER PREP WORKSHOP that im hosting on AUGUST 8th!! It will be a week long and we will meet in a closed Facebook Group and im this group I will be giving you different freezer friendly recipes and different techniques for utilizing your freezer to get you prepped and ready to go for meal time! Utilizing your freezer will save you TIME, ENERGY and MONEY!!!! I will provide you with a meal plan and a grocery list and we will even discuss an efficient strategy for completing the meals!!

Follow the link HERE to join the groupFreezer Meal Workshop

Sometimes you just need something scrumptious!

Whether you are just starting you fitness or clean eating journey or you are a veteran there is one thing that we all have in common….CRAVINGS! We are all human and we all have something even if its not chocolate or peanut butter or pizza or french toast or barbecue….(there are more but ill stop there) We all have something!

I will let you in on a little secret! Actually its a not so much a small secret as it is a BIG TIP!

**don’t wait until you crave it to eat it!!!***

For example before you are craving pizza so bad that you can stand it, that if you were around on that you would eat a whole large, adapt a new recipe that will satisfy you with out derailing you!

Flatout pizza

  • Flat out wrap
  • 2 Tbsp Marinara sauce
  • 2 Tbps shredded cheese
  • all the veggies you want.
  • *optional – protein (i like turkey pepperoni)

directions: Saute veggies if desired, turn oven to broil, lay flat out on cooling rack on cookie sheet (the wrap will sweat and it wont toast as well, i have done it both ways though and it works) layer marinara sauce then veggies, optional protein, then cheese and toast to desired toasty-ness!

serves 1: 1 yellow 1/4 purple 1/2 green 1/2 orange *optional red depending on amt used

So i made this Saturday night before i could take the pictures….I ATE IT bahahaha!! Like scarfed it down!

Aiden loves these but i make his on a wrap because its a little sturdier for him! i flip mine in half like a calzone or roll it up into a burrito either was its soooo good!!!

I love oatmeal. Well, traditional oatmeal i like but I’m particular about how its fixed! It has to be smooth and warm and too far into thick and cold and i WONT touch it. Oatmeal cookies, oatmeal bars, granola, energy balls! yum yum yum and more yum! I have been looking for a baked oatmeal recipe so that i can have my beloved oatmeal at work with out having to cart the oats the milk and the toppings. Also the toppings can get a little calorie expensive if your not careful. I am going to be adapting chocolate into this recipe somehow but for now i just stuck with it the way it is.

Apple peanut butter baked oatmeal

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cups milk (i used almond)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tbsps unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cups diced apple

directions: preheat oven to 350°, lightly grease a 8×8 pan. The directions to the original recipe had to separate the wet and dry ingredients but I’m famous for not reading directions until its too late so i mixed all the ingredients in a big bowl, mixed well and then poured it in the pan. It all worked out so not all is lost! pop it in the oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

serves 8: 1 yellow treat exchange

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This was really good and it was perfect for me to pair with my Shakeology Shake in the morning so that i had good health protein and carbs too! Russ liked it I liked it Aiden liked it! it was a win in our book and I plan on making it again and revamping it a little to make it sweeter (just a tad)

Tuesday will mark the end of the 7th week of Piyo. I have not been perfect but i have been pretty good. We love desserts and sweet in my house (**cough cough Russ) and the worst thing that i think i have made in the last 7 weeks is chocolate chip 21 Day Fix pancakes. Needless to say we are a little due for some yummy stuff!!

I knew that i wanted yesterday to be not a cheat day but kinda a relaxed day. A day where i didn’t eat junk but i wasn’t strict either. So I introduce to you Pumpkin Brownies!!! I wasn’t sure about them with the can pumpkin and i had never cooked with coconut flour before but i knew that I REALLY needed some brownies in my life quick, fast and in a hurry!

Pumpkin Brownies

  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 4 eggs

directions: preheat over to 350°, lightly grease a 9×9 pan.  Combine the coconut flour and the cocoa powder and then add in the other ingredients. **i did not melt the coconut oil before adding it, it had a few little lumps and that turned out to be fine! Pour batter in to the greased pan and bake about 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Serves 16: 1 yellow 1 treat swap

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These were sooo yummy! They were a little more dense than regular brownies but that didn’t stop me and Russ from inhaling them 🙂 

Here is the grocery list for this week. In case you missed the last two weeks here are Week 1 and Week 2 Clean Eating in a Flash posts. We only have one more week and Im already coming up with what we will make next week! I hope you enjoy all the recipes, make sure to let me know in the comments and ask away if you have any questions!!! See yall next week!

Ashley

 

 

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