This week was my first week back to work from maternity leave.
Its safe to say this has been the most hectic week of my life..
Trying to balance making lunches, cooking supper and having bags packed on top of a new routine of needing to have the baby fed, changed and at the babysitters in time…
Well.. Lets just say we are tired.
To top it off I decided to also start working out again and I’m working on a more permanent blog..
So despite my lack of a clean eating Wednesday recipe I have been eating pretty clean this week!
However, I promised clean eating Wednesday but this week clean eating Thursday will have to do!
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Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers
All in all Aaryn is loving the babysitters where she gets to be with one of her best friends every day and work has been great so far!
Clearly I have been M.I.A these past few weeks.. between traveling every where and now preparing to head back to work I haven’t had much time for blogging!
I am working on a few new projects as well and an updated website.
This post is to invite all of you to join me in a ******FREE***** 12 WEEK PROGRAM (burn fat & build muscle) starting Monday, May 12!
I will be starting a facebook page to keep everyone motivated (including myself), supported, offer recipes, advice and make sure everyone kills their workouts!
This program does require a gym and all your workouts will be at your finger tips on an app on your phone!
I’m looking for people deticiated to making a change in their lives and really sticking to this program for 12 weeks! Find a friend or family member and get them to do the program with you!
You can live anywhere to complete this program! Lets get movtivated and moving.
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This clean eating wednesday is a little late. Last evening I tried to upload this recipe and it would not work! I couldn’t fight with it anymore so I decided to try again this morning and here we are!
Note to self: Do not leave until the evening to upload.
- 1c Flour
- 1c Oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 4 small-medium bananas
- 1/4c honey
- 1/2c semi sweet chocolate chips
Bake 350 for 60min- 1 hr 10 min
This Banana Bread is moist and sweet without all the added sugar. Next time I probably wouldn’t even add the honey.
And lets be real… Chocolate chips make everything amazing!
Another week passes which means another Clean Eating Wednesday!
These turkey burgers were so good and so simple! The recipe I am going to give you is just for the patty so you will have to add up your macros for the additional ingridents you put on your burger if you count. (Bun, condiments, etc.) If you don’t, just pick a healthy bun and ENJOY these super delicious and healthy burgers!
- 1 Package of Extra Lean Ground Turkey/Chicken
- 1 Large Egg
- 3 Tbsp Oats (ground or whole)
- Dash of salt, pepper and garlic powder (or seasonings of your choice)
Macros per one: 130 cal, P:14.3 C:2.8 F:6.2
These are very wet because I didn’t want to add a bunch of unnecessary carbs in the patty. I spooned equal amounts of the burger mixture in patty shapes on a parchment lined dish and froze until firm (only a couple minutes) so they were easier to cook and held together better!
I cooked these on the BBQ and they were amazing.
Top yours with toppings of your choice. I had one with a bun and one without both were good!
If I told you these tasted exactly like moist sugary chocolate brownies…
Well i’d be lying..
BUT I will say I love them! Yes, you can tell they are healthy and a little dry but they are chocolaty and kill that sweet craving.
Almond Chocolate GF Brownies
Yeild: 16 small brownies
- 4 tbsp ground flax mixed with 3 tbsp water (set aside)
- 1c whole almonds
- 3/4c oat flour or oats
- 1/2c cocoa powder
- 1/2c non dairy chocolate chips (I used enjoy life brand)
- 1/4c coconut oil (melted)
- 1/4c unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4c pitted dates
Preheat oven to 350. Throw everything except chocolate chips into food processor and process until desired texture. Fold in chocolate chips. Press into 9×9 or 9×11 lined with parchment baking dish. (I used 9×11)
Bake for 28-35min. Let brownies cool for 1-1.5hrs before removing from pan or they will crumble.
Note: This batter will be thick like a dough just press in pan & bake!
One serving: (Makes 16) Calories: 133, Carbs: 10g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 10g
HAPPY CLEAN EATING WEDNESDAY!!
I’m so excited to start making some of your favourite recipes meet your health and fitness goals!
By popular demand my first recipe is sweet and sour meatballs! I’ve been trying to make this recipe clean for longer than I can remember without compromising taste and I think I have finally done it! You be the judge, try out my recipes and tell me what you think and don’t forget to let me know! Tag me in your pictures/email me.
Now… Be pre-warned this recipe still invovles ketchup. I have TRIED to make this recipe without and I have yet to make it work and taste even remotely like sweet and sour meatballs. The only step further to go would be to make your own homemade ketchup.
But let’s be realistic, are you going to do that?
Sweet & Sour Chicken Meatballs
Makes 4 servings: (3 meatballs each)
- 1 Package Ex Lean Ground Chicken (mine was around 430g)
- 1 whole egg
- 1/3c Oats (ground or whole.. I used whole)
- 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (for cooking in pan)
Cook meatballs over medium heat until fully cooked through before adding sauce.
- 1 small container (single serve) of Unsweetened Apple Sauce (150ml)
- 2 tbsp soya sauce
- 1/2c Vinager
- 1/4c ketchup
- 1tbsp flour mixed with 2tbsp water
- Garlic Powder
Add sauce to pan and heat until sauce thickens up.
Serve with 1/2c cooked long grain brown rice.
One Serving: (including rice) calories: 388, carbs: 42g, protein: 24g, fat: 13g
Every Wednesday beginning TOMORROW I will start Clean Eating Wednesday where I will post a new clean recipe. I will post calories & macros for each recipe for those of you who count!
All of the recipes will also be linked to my Pinterest account so if you want to go through a list of clean eating wednesday recipes you can find them here:
Do you have a favourite recipe you’d like to keep eating without it affecting your health and fitness goals? Or would just like to eat a bit healthier? Send me the recipe you’d like to see cleaned up via:
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If I cant make them clean enough to feature I will still try and clean them up for you!