You know this whole weight loss, I want to be healthy and feel sexy, and wash my clothes on my stomach type of journey.
Thus, on this journey, we need to eat clean. No dieting (I loathe that word) - but healthy, clean eating 85% of the time. And I think as human nature, it's imperative to enjoy what we eat. I know that I for one, always fell off the bandwagon when I detested the food I was eating. I mean how many times can you eat grilled chicken and broccoli?
One of my missions has been to create healthy alternatives to the foods we already love. It takes a lot of time and a lot of trial and error. When I start to create my new recipes, it looks like this:
I purchased "coconut flour" and I was really excited to create all of these fun new recipes. But I am not too confident yet.
First, my protein pancakes. They were delicious Sunday morning when they were hot and fresh. Now, not so much. They are extremely grainy and I think if I put it in front of a starving dog, he would choose to try and consume air instead. I made enough pancakes for my breakfast this week, and it's hard to eat them. I am revamping that recipe. I believe I know what I need to switch up and try.
Second, my zucchini and feta cakes. I have not tried them yet. I was going to have one for lunch yesterday, but I am fighting a cold (...again) and felt awful yesterday so I opted for chicken soup. But I am not positive about them. They were heavier than normal, I don't think they cooked thoroughly, and I am afraid the coconut taste may not be masked enough. I don't think the recipe will be a winner, but there is still a tiny bit of hope.
Third, protein cookies. OK people, finally. We have a winner. These were delicious. I am excited to share the recipe with you all.
What you need:
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 12-14 packs Stevia
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce
- 1 scoop protein powder (I use vanilla)
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1/4 cup of PB2 (peanut powder - do not use peanut butter, much higher in fat and calories)
- Optional: 1/4 dark chocolate chips
- Optional: 1/2 cup plain walnuts
- Preheat over to 350 degrees
- Coat cookie sheet thoroughly with nonstick spray
- All all of the ingredients in a medium to large size mixing bowl - you will not when it is thorughly mixed as the texture will be very creamy and not overly thick
- Take a spoon and place batter on on cookie sheet - this recipe yields 10 cookies. The cookies were fairly large "circles". I use the word circles in quotations because I am not in the business of food having to look perfect.
- Bake at 350 from 12-15 minutes.
- Let cool for however long you want and enjoy.
Super easy. Super delish.
- *This can vary based upon specific brands used, different variations, etc.
- Serving size: 2 cookies (yay)
- Servings: 5
- Calories: 100
- Fat: 3.5g
- Protein: 9g
- Carbs: 3g