Pregnancy Smoothie

This powerful breakfast is perfect for moms on the go and your kids!

 

Ingredients
Serving 1 cup
1 cup juice of your choice (papaya or mango nectar base is smoother and less acidic; less thick juices are preferable)
1 small banana or 3/4 cup of your favorite berries
2 tbsp whey protein (I LOVE PEScience Protein the best)
1 tbsp flax, freshly ground (helps with constipation and provides omega-3s)
1 tbsp hemp seed nut, hemp protein, or psyllium husk (for fiber)
1 tbsp Salba or chia seeds (provide omega-3, calcium, magnesium and protein)
1 tbsp wheat germ (for B vitamins)
3 (200-milligram) fish oil capsules (break and use oil) 

Blend well and enjoy!

 

Fit Mommy - Lose the Baby Weight Recipe for Success

Good Morning Fit Mommies! =] I hope you guys had a great weekend. As soon as babies and kiddos enter your life it seems like life takes off at super speed and there's never enough time to get laundry done, get ready, pack the diaper bag AND eat! Here are a few of my favorite snacks for on-the-go that both you and the little ones will love. 

Mommy and Me Snacks: baked apple crisps, frozen Greek yogurt pops with agave nectar and Mommy's Trail Mix: whole-grain Cheerios, dried cranberries and sunflower seeds

PORTION CONRTOL - The Kid's Plate. Use a kid-sized plate to check your portion control. (Your meal should be 1/3 protein, 1/3 whole grain and 1/3 veggie.)

Lose the Baby Weight Checklist

Start your morning with protein and Omega 3s - you've all heard it before, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Don't skip breakfast - you're body will go into starvation mode and start saving the fat! Always get fueled up for the day ahead! 

Three snacks a day - never let hunger build! - Veggies and Fruit are AWESOME snacks. 

Maintain portion control for your dinner      

Good luck! YOU CAN DO THIS!! 

Skinny Snacks // Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies

Confession... I. Love. Cookies! But obviously eating cookies all the time won't allow me to be in shape. Why can't we have the best of both worlds? A yummy, chocolatey snack after lunch to satisfy your sweet tooth without completely ruining your healthy eating habits. DONE!

Feel free to substitute your favorites in this recipe, just make sure your batter in no more than 1/8 protein powder or they will have a weird rubbery, bread-like texture.

Ingredients:

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1 large 

egg

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1/2 cup of chocolate 

protein powder

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1/4 cup of oat flour (I make my oat flour at home by putting old-fashioned oats in the blender)

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1/2 tsp of 

baking soda

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1/4 cup of 

flaked coconut

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1/4 cup of almond

milk

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10 ground 

almonds

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1/8 cup 

sugar-free dark chocolate chips

Directions:

1.

Preheat oven to 340 F

2.

Mix together egg, protein powder, oat flour, baking soda, coconut,almond milk, and ground almonds.

3.

Once dough is formed, stir in chocolate chips.

4.

Using a spoon, divide mixture into 12 cookies and place on a sprayed cookie sheet.

5.

Put in oven for 15-20 minutes.

6.

Remove them from the oven as soon as they cook through. It's good if they're a bit soft in the center. Make sure you don't overcook them because they'll dry up and lose their charm if you do.

***To make lower-calorie and lower-fat cookies: use oats instead of flaked coconut and cocoa powder instead of chocolate chips.

Nutrition Facts - 

Per cookie

Calories

75.5

Total Fat

4.8g

Total Carbs

3.2g

Protein

3.8g

ENJOY!

Eat Clean // Meal Plan

The key to weight loss success is establishing a healthy lifestyle. I don't believe in fad diets - sure they work temporarily but diets aren't realistic, long term solutions. Your body has specific needs, especially when you're working out. 

Here's a good meal plan to get you started on a healthy path. Incorporate other healthy snacks and meals throughout the week and you won't just feel better, you'll look better too! 

For a more in depth breakdown of what proteins, carbs and fats to eat and when, check out my Clean Eating: Healthy Lifestyle Guide to Becoming Fit! 

Breakfast

1/2 cup of oatmeal with cinnamon 

4 egg whites

1 whole egg

3/4 cup of berries

Post Workout

1 Serving of Whey Isolate Protein 

5 oz. grilled chicken

4 oz. sweet potato

1 cup of vegetables 

Lunch

5 oz. grilled chicken

1 oz. almonds

1 cup of vegetables

Snack

1 cup of Fage 0% Greek Yogurt

3/4 cup of berries

Dinner

6 oz. grilled chicken 

2/3 cup of quinoa

1 cup of vegetables

Skinny Drinks // Hazelnut Macchiato

I'm cookoo for macchiato!! But a daily trip to Starbucks can get spendy. Make it at home for half the calories and a fraction of the cost. (Can you tell that I'm in sales?) =] 

Starbuck's drink contains espresso, freshly steamed milk with vanilla syrup and finished with hazelnut drizzle. This skinny version uses hazelnut coffee, sugar free vanilla syrup, fat-free steamed milk. I skipped the whip cream and chocolate syrup to spare some calories. Who wants to drink all their calories?! 

Each skinny drink has 55 calories and 1 gram of fat.

Don't worry, you won't need any spiffy equipment to make this tasty drink.  All you need is a blender or a whisk.

Ingredients for Coffee:



1 cup (8 oz) hazelnut coffee or decaf, You can use a K-cup or brew your favorite hazelnut coffee

½ cup fat-free milk

1 tablespoon Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup or Starbucks Sugar Free Syrup

Instructions

1. Brew coffee. 

2. In a saucepan, whisk together milk and vanilla syrup over medium heat, stirring until steaming. Remove from heat. Transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy. If you don’t have a blender just whisk the mixture continuously with a wire whisk until foamy.

3. Pour into a large mug. Add the hot coffee on top. 

4. Drink immediately. Enjoy!

It's delicious hot but if you're anything like me, you'll love it cold better! Throw (not literally =]) some ice cubes on top of your mixture and enjoy your cool refreshing beverage. =]

Have you tried Starbuck's Hazelnut Macchiato? 

Skinny Snacks // Apple Cinnamon Protein Bars

Ingredients

4 scoops 

vanilla whey protein powder

1/2 cup almond meal/flour

2 tsp 

baking powder

1/4 tsp 

salt

2 tsp 

cinnamon

1/4 tsp 

nutmeg

1/4 tsp 

allspice

egg whites

1/4 cup Splenda or Stevia

1/2 cup 

fat-free cottage cheese

1 tsp 

vanilla extract

medium apple

 - grated (large holes)

Directions

Spray an 8-by-8 inch glass dish with non-stick spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine protein powder, almond meal, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Whisk together and set aside.

In a smaller bowl, combine egg whites, splenda, cottage cheese and vanilla. Whisk until well incorporated and then add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix again.

Fold in grated apple and mix until combined.

Pour batter into the prepared dish and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Makes 16 squares

Quinoa Pizza Bites

Instead of a full on cheat day how about a mini cheat day? I made these quinoa pizza bites for the first time last night, I slightly tweaked the recipe of course (shown below) )to make it slightly healthier, but overall it’s a great little snack or appetizer to satisfy your carb craving. 

Ingredients:

1 cup uncooked quinoa

2 large eggs

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup fat free shredded mozzarella

1 tsp minced garlic

1 Tbs dried basil

1 tsp dried oregano

pinch

 of salt

pizza

 sauce for dipping

Directions:

1. Cook your quinoa! Boil the quinoa and 2 cups of 

water

and cover. Once boiling, reduce heat to low, and let it simmer for 15-20 minutes (until water is absorbed and quinoa is tender).

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of your ingredients (except the pizza sauce) in a mixing bowl until it is well mixed.

3. Lightly spray the bottom of a mini-muffin tin with olive oil spray. Using a Tablespoon, scoop - 1Tbs i

nto

 each muffin tin.

4. Bake them for 15-20 and let cool. 

5. Serve them warm with pizza sauce to dip in!

Skinny Snacks // Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Protein Bake

Ingredients 

Old Fashioned Rolled Oats

2 cups

Vanilla Protein Powder

4 scoops

Ground Flaxseed

 (Optional) 2 tbsp

Baking Powder

1 tsp

Salt

1/4 tsp

Cinnamon

1 tbsp

Stevia in the Raw

1/2 cup

Egg Whites

4

Unsweetened Almond Milk 1 1/2 cups

Plain Greek Yogurt

1/4 cup

Unsweetened Applesauce

4oz

Bananas

 2

Strawberries

 4 large

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a medium bowl mix together dry ingredients.

In another medium bowl mix together wet ingredients except fruit.

Spray an 8" or 8.5" round or square baking pan with non-stick spray.

Line the bottom of the round baking pan with one of the thinly-sliced bananas.

Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients - make sure it is distributed evenly.

Pour mixture on top the layer of sliced bananas.

Cover with remaining sliced banana and sliced strawberries.

Bake for 40-45 minutes until top is golden brown, or inserted knife comes out clean.