Well it looks like I may very well be taking things seriously this time around. This time around hopefully also being the last time.
I’ve been doing exercise of some description everyday this week, that’s right people i’ve done some form of physical activity for a whole 4 days straight, say it isn’t so.
I’ve also started eating better as well. Case in point I just had oats for lunch. I mean who has oats for lunch? Well I do! They are healthy, nutritious & fingers crossed they are going to help stave off the dreaded 3pm-itis aka must eat copious amounts of something sugary before I lapse into a coma.
And it may not seem like much, but if you jump in a time machine with me & travel back 12 months, hell even 6 months, lunch would have consisted of something along the lines of a loaf of white bread, lashings of butter, a can of coke & a block of chocolate chaser.
When it comes to food preparation i’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the greatest, I find it boring & somewhat monotonous, add to that the annoyance of trying to figure out what a healthy portion size is & I’m pretty much over it before i’ve even started. That’s why most nights you’ll find me over near the microwave waiting for it to ping.
So if like me, you think a portion of meat should be roughly half the size of your forearm & a serve of pasta is like oh you know as much as you can fit into a bowl, then you might find this quite handy the next time you’re cooking up a storm in the kitchen –
Whoever has the time to not only pre-prepare but ziplock & label such healthy little morsels of goodness deserves an award or a ticker tape parade with a standing ovation awards ceremony afterwards. I mean really, who on earth is that organised?
My daily routine basically consists of throwing a bunch of random (not so healthy) things in a lunchbox like a frenzied mad woman & hoping for the best.
Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bread
Makes 16 squares 1 square = 55 calories, 1 g fat, 8 g carbs, 5 g protein
- Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8 X 8 inch Pyrex dish with non-stick spray.
- In small bowl combine: (set aside)
- 1/3 cup Ideal (Xylitol)
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- In a large bowl combine: (whisk together)
- 1 1/2 cups oat flour + 2 scoops vanilla whey protein
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup Ideal (Xylitol) or ¼ cup Stevia in the Raw
- In a medium bowl combine: (whisk together & add to lrg bowl)
- 2 egg whites
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (Almond Breeze)
- 1/3 cup or 1 4oz jar of baby food applesauce and ¼ cup low sugar vanilla yogurt (optional)
- Pour a shallow layer of batter into the loaf pan (about 1/4 of the batter).
- Sprinkle heavily with half of the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Repeat with remaining batter & cinnamon/sugar on top.
- Draw a knife through the batter to marble. Bake for 24 to 28 min. Let cool for 10 min. Bread will be dense.
No Added Sugar Cookies / Biscuits
- 3 mashed bananas (ripe)
- 1/3 cup apple sauce
- 2 cups oats
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup raisins/sultanas (optional)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Bake at 350 deg for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown