Pin It Party #5

I mentioned before that I’m going to be working at Truve, a pretty awesome new private wellness center, as a trainer [if you’re looking for a trainer, hit me up!]. The building has been under construction but the keys were finally handed over and yesterday some of the team got together to put together the brand new pilates equipment!

I’m bummed I was already working and couldn’t be there, but we’ll be all moved in soon enough! I can already tell it’s going to be a fun place to work. In the meantime, if you’re in the bay area, there are free Saturday classes by the columns at Lake Merrit every week until we open.

Truve Community Classes Oakland Lake Merritt

Another thing to be excited about is Lindsay’s Pin It Party! It’s been a few months since she hosted the last one and I can’t wait to look through all of the fun posts from the other bloggers. If you missed the last 4 that I participated in, get yourself up to date!

Pin It Party #1
Pin It Party #2
Pin It Party #3
Pin It Party #4

And if you’re not following me on Pinterest, what are you waiting for?! Without further adieu..

This last recipe is a current fave. I made it the other night with chicken instead of beef and lots of extra broccoli! The carrot dressing is what really makes it [so I made lots extra!] Hope you enjoy the pins 🙂

Food for Thought

What kind of recipes or workouts do you want to see more of on the blog?
Any big plans for the weekend?

Foodie Friday: Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway!

It’s always nice when you find a product that you love and the company turns out to be just as good as the product. Bob’s Red Mill is definitely one of my top favorite companies out there; their customer service is top notch and they have such a huge variety of products that I use on a daily basis.

Coco-Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes

The new go-to pancake around here.

Peanut Butter Jelly PB&J Yogurt Bobs Red Mill Granola Blue Diamond Blueberry Almonds

PB&J Yogurt Parfait

Apple Pie Protein Bites

These guys didn’t last long!

Daisy Cottage Cheese Oats

A little twist on my morning oats.

Banana Bread Granola

This didn’t stand a chance here either.

I think you get where I’m going with this.. so you’ll be pleased to know that I have yet another giveaway from my wonderful friends at Bob’s Red Mill!

Bobs Red Mill Honey Oat Apple Blueberry Granola Scottish Oatmeal

I really enjoyed changing up my oatmeal with these Scottish oats; they have a finer texture than rolled so it gave the oatmeal a much creamier consistency. I also really loved both of the granolas, but I think the honey oat was the favorite here. Sometimes simpler is better! And I always love when there are big and little chunks in my granola 😉

Want a chance to win your own package of oatmeal and granola?

Click here to enter!

Easy peasy 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend!

Sprint 2 the Table

Food for Thought

Which of these products are you most excited to try?

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary shipment of these Bob’s Red Mill products. All thoughts and opinions of the product are my own.

Foodie Friday: Apple Pie Protein Bites

Since making Lindsay’s PB coconut trail mix healthy bites a while back, I’ve loved keeping them in the freezer and popping a couple in the morning before my workout or throughout the day if I need a little something sweet. I’m not a fan of eating a full breakfast before a workout; something light does the trick when my stomach is grumbling! And even though they lasted a while, I recently ran out. The worst.

I loved them so much that I decided I’d try my own take on the recipe with some different ingredients I had in my pantry this time around. Musselman’s big cups and apple walnut granola? Boom. These babies were born!

Apple Pie Protein Bites

Makes 32 bites
Adapted from Peanut Butter Coconut Trail Mix Healthy Bites

Apple Pie Protein Bites
Ingredients
– 1/3 cup coconut flour* [I used Bob’s Red Mill]
– 1/3 cup almond meal*
– 1 scoop vanilla protein powder* [I used About Time Whey]
– 1/3 cup nut butter [I used PB&Co.’s The Bees Knees]
– 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce [I used Musselman’s]
– 1 tsp ground cinnamon
– 1/2 tsp sea salt
– 1/4 cup Love Grown Foods Apple Walnut Delight granola

Directions
In a large bowl, add all ingredients except the granola. Mix until everything is almost full incorporated and then add the granola. Continue mixing until the granola is evenly distributed throughout. Depending on the protein powder and nut butter you use, you may want to add a little more applesauce as you’re mixing.

Using a 1/2 tbsp measuring spoon, measure out your bites and roll into balls. Place in an airtight container in the freezer.

*Note: you can use all coconut flour or almond meal but start with 1/4 cup applesauce and add more slowly. I wouldn’t use 100% protein powder as the texture will be off.

*These ingredients can be found on iHerb.com. Use code ZAF482 to receive $5 off of your first order.

 

Apple Pie Protein Bites Love Grown Foods Granola

Nutritional Information
Per 1/2 tbsp bite

32 Calories / 2g Fat / 3g Carbs / 1g Fiber / 1g Sugar / 2g Protein

You should also note that Nathan not only told me he like these bites but thought they were “really tasty!” To which I said “great! Now that you like them, I’ll let you know there’s protein powder in ’em.” Ha. Got him! 😉

Sprint 2 the Table

Food for Thought

What is your favorite flavor combination?

What I Ate Wednesday #90: Homemades

There have been a lot of delicious things going down in the kitchen lately. Protein bites, more nut butter, and some bread [that needs a little work] to name a few. I also have a recipe for a new chia pudding for you today; it was the perfect snack. You know, between all of the almond butter I had.

Pre-Workout
Apple pie protein bite. It’s my latest bite creation and I will definitely be sharing the recipe soon!

Breakfast
Bobs Red Mill Scottish Oats
I’m back on the oatmeal train! I used up the rest of my coconut cashew butter with this batch of oats but while they were cooking, I also whipped up my first batch of almond butter. It came out pretty darn perfectly!

Morning Snack
Homemade Nut Butter
This is pretty how it goes down after every new batch of nut butter. I wouldn’t want a drop to go to waste so the Vitamix comes to the computer with me as I figure out how to get every last bit out of there. Without cutting my fingers 😉

Lunch
Kabocha Tuna Almond Butter Sriracha
I also have a problem when I make a new nut butter that I need to eat it multiple times that first day. Actually, it’s not a problem at all. This kabocha and tuna with almond sriracha sauce was perfect.

Afternoon Snack
Chocolate Almond Chia Pudding Love Grown Foods Apple Walnut Granola
Chocolate almond chia pudding. It finally occurred to me that while I’m not a fan of the texture of chia pudding, using milled chia might be more favorable. Success!

Ingredients
– 2 tbsp milled chia seed
– 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
– 1 tbsp almond butter
– 1 tbsp cocoa powder
– 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
– 7 drops liquid stevia

Directions
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well until everything is fully incorporated. Let set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Top with your favorite fruit, granola, or more nut butter! I used Love Grown Foods Apple Walnut Delight.

We also had some baking adventures yesterday. We’re still learning and this was our second roll of the night. It definitely turned out better than the first but still very dense.
White Whole Wheat Roll

White Whole Wheat Roll Cut
Kierston is my bread inspiration so I might be calling on her soon for tips!

Dinner
Honey Ginger Chicken Veggie Stir Fry Pinch of Yum
I adjusted Lindsay’s honey ginger tofu stir fry to make it with chicken instead since I have a non-tofu eater over here. I had a couple leftover cauliflower rolls so I crumbled one up in the bottom of the bowl and used it as rice. It came out great and we have lots of leftovers. Always a good thing!

Dessert
Apple Almond Butter

I told you. Multiple times a day. I couldn’t not have more almond butter with my apple!

Food for Thought

Are you a fan of chia pudding?