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Month: March 2013

Homemade HEALTHY fried rice

Homemade HEALTHY fried rice

I have been talking to my cousin about fried rice for a while now! We are both obsessed with rice, let alone fried rice!! So I decided to whip up my own concoction, and see how it goes!!

It is a very simple and easy recipe! Also, I think most of the ingredients are stables in the home!

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin OliveOil

1 Teaspoon Toasted Sesame Oil

1 Egg

1 Cup Cooked Brown Rice

4-6 Baby Carrots- Chopped

4-6 Mushrooms – Chopped

Bragg Aminos- to taste

 

Method:

1. Turn heat on low-medium. Add oils to pan.

2. Add egg and cook until almost fully cooked

3. Add Carrots and Mushrooms to egg and Oil

4. Add Cooked Brown Rice

5. Cook until vegetables are soft!

6. Turn heat off and remove from heat, add Bragg Aminos

 

fried rice

Strawberry Protein Pancake Roll-Ups!

Strawberry Protein Pancake Roll-Ups!

I found this recipe on Pinterest, and I have been waiting for FOREVER to try it! I was waiting to get some protein powder hehe!

strawberry roll up

strawberry pancake

yogurt filling

Ingredients:

For Pancake Roll-ups:
1/4 cup Low fat plain greek yogurt (I used Chobani™)
1/2 scoop Plain or vanilla protein powder (my protein powder is 100 calories per 1/4 cup scoop)
1/2 tsp Baking powder
2 Egg whites
1/2 cup Oats (regular old fashioned oats, or gluten free if sensitive)
1/4 cup Strawberries, chopped (about 2 large strawberries)
1/8 cup Water
3-5 pkts Stevia (or sweetener to taste)
For Yogurt Filling:
1/2 cup Low fat Greek yogurt (I used Chobani™)1
2 tbs Low sugar strawberry jam
1-2 pkts Stevia (or sweetener to taste)

Nutrition Breakdown

2 Large Pancakes
131 Calories Per Pancake
28 g Carbohydrates
5 g Fiber
15 g Protein (w/out filling)
2 g Sugar

THE ESTIMATED TOTAL TIME TO MAKE THIS RECIPE IS 15-20 MINUTES.

1 ) Put all of the ingredients for the pancakes in a blender and blend until smooth!
2 ) Meanwhile, heat a nonstick griddle (or large nonstick skillet) coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Spoon 1/2 of the batter (if making 2 large pancakes) OR 1/4 of the batter (if making 4 smaller pancakes) onto pre-heated griddle. Turn pancakes over when tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Remove from griddle when both sides are cooked, and place pancakes on a serving plate.
3)  To make the filling, simply mix Greek yogurt (or cottage cheese puree) with jam (or diced/crushed strawberries) and sweetener in a small bowl. Divide filling between pancakes, and roll pancakes up around filling. Place roll-ups on plate seam-side down so they stay rolled, or secure with a toothpick! Serve with strawberries, low sugar jam, or low sugar maple syrup if desired! Enjoy!
Beachbody Ultimate Reset Review

Beachbody Ultimate Reset Review

So sorry I am a few weeks behind on this!! my computer decided it didn’t like to connect to the internet anymore 🙁 Oh well, I figured out a way to get it to work, so i am back in business!!

After thinking about it, I kind of like the fact that I didn’t write a review that day after I was done with the Reset. The reason being that now I had a chance to get back to my “normal” life and see how things have changed for me!

So as a total I lost 10.8 pounds! YUPP almost 11 pounds GONE! I was really surprised, because honestly I didn’t think I had THAT much to lose. However, the places that I was the most focused on losing the weight is where I saw the BEST results. It is almost like my body was like okay, lets keep a little of the fat here, lets lose A LOT here, and just a tad over there! I know that isn’t the way it works, but it fits! I was really hoping to see the most weight loss in my lower stomach, hips, and thighs. To my surprise, those are the EXACT areas that I think most of the 10.8 pounds came from.

M energy was super high, I was in an AMAZING mood almost all the time. I did get a cold during the third week. That put me down a little, but it was bound to happen when you babysit 5 kids and at least 2 were sick every time I babysat! It wasn’t a bad cold, just a little head one!!

I work wake up totally refreshed in the morning, and fall asleep at night with no issue at all. I have an incredibly busy schedule, so I think if I could pull this off, ANYONE can do it!

I think I would have been nice to do it with a buddy, if someone I lived with did it with me, I think it would have made things 100xs easier. You could take turns cooking, or at least not have everyone else eating something different than you! haha

Okay, I think I am ready to show my before and after pictures!!! I know the before pictures aren’t all that great 🙁 but they were the best I could do with awful college apartment lighting and no sun outside!! haha

results

Altogether I would say that this was an AMAZING experience. Over the past 6 months I have really gotten deep down in in tune with my body on all sorts of levels. Training and running a half marathon was my first experience. It taught my body how to not say no its itself and how to push past the “I can’t” voice in my head. It also made me so aware of how the body works, body, mind and soul. Doing the Ultimate reset was my last piece to totally understand my body. It made me realize how my body worked with the food I was providing for it. I was now aware of the feelings I got while digesting certain foods and the outcomes of those foods. I learned how to eat different foods I never thought I would ever try in a million years. This experience has also taught me that I DO have time to prepare healthy meals and lunches on the go. I was only making excuses before, now I know there aren’t any excuses big enough to interfere with a healthy lifestyle.

I did not keep eating vegan, however, I did cut back on my dairy. I am cautious of adding cheese to different healthy foods. There are a ton of recipes I still use, and LOVE THEM!! If you have any personal questions for me on my experience please don’t hesitate to e-mail me at nutritiousfitness2@gmail.com!!