Friday, March 16, 2012

Get Ready for the 90 Day Challenge starting 4/1!!



Starting on April 1st, I am starting a 90 day health challenge!

What is your goal?
-Do you want to lose weight?
-Do you want to be able to run a 5k?
-Do you want to want to complete a program like Insanity or P90X?

Let's see what we can accomplish in 90 days!

My goal is to lose 25 lbs for the 90 day challenge.  I plan to do this by drinking a Body by Vi shake (they taste like cake batter, seriously good!), eating Kay's Naturals products for snacks and eating a lite & healthy lunch and dinner.

Will you join me in accomplishing a health goal in 90 days?


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Perfect Black Bean Banana Fudge Brownies

As you may know from my mom and I's new blog, I Refuse to Eat Cardboard, I am trying to use healthy foods in a new way.  I have wanted to make the perfect healthy brownies.  After 3 batches, these are perfect!!!





Ingredients


    3 cups black beans 
    3 bananas 
    2/3 c pure maple syrup 
    1/2 c unsweetened cocoa 
    2 tsp vanilla extract 
    1/2 c sugar 
    1/2 c oatmeal


Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease an 7x11" pan and set aside. Combine all ingredients except oats, in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, scrapping sides as needed. Stir in the oats and pour batter into the pan. Bake approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing.

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 137.8
  • Total Fat: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 2.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g


Friday, March 9, 2012

My Mom and I started a new recipe blog! Check it out!!

My mom and I started a new blog! We are taking 1 healthy ingredient each week and coming up with unexpected ways to use them! This week is Chickpeas! I made Cookie Dough Dip and Mom made a Chickpea Chocolate Cake!


Follow our new blog! http://irefusetoeatcardboard.blogspot.com/

Friday, March 2, 2012

Best Cauliflower Crust Ever.

I am a big fan of looking at ways to use cauliflower in a new way. Cauliflower is like the Swiss Army knife of a low carb diet.  I have done pizza crust many times, but I wanted to try something without cheese.

Here it is....the best cauliflower crust I have had to date.

1 head of cauliflower
1/2 cup Egg Beaters
3/4 cup Almond Flour


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Add cauliflower to a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower appears riced.

Transfer riced cauliflower to a large bowl, and add almond flour and egg beaters. Stir well. Using a silicone baking sheet or parchment paper, spread mixture on the pan using a spatula.

Bake crust for 25 minutes. When the crust is golden brown and crispy on the ends, remove from the oven.



Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 158.0
  • Total Fat: 9.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.3 mg
  • Sodium: 107.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 9.9 g