#FoodieFriday: My Go-To Starbucks Drinks

Happy Friday All!

I am a HUGE coffee fan! Whether I am drinking my coffee black, creamy, warm, or cold, if I have coffee in my head, I am pleased with life! Here is a list of my current favorite drinks from Starbucks:

Almond Milk Flat White 

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100 calories, 6g fat, 9g carbs, 3g protein

Flat whites has a sweet flavor and frothy texture to the coffee. I started ordering these about six months ago, and I am completely addicted! Plus, it’s pretty low calorie and easy to fit into my daily calories.

Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

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110 Calories, 6g fat, 14g carbs, 1g protein

I ended up ordering this drink out of the blue. I didn’t know what I wanted other than a cold drink because it was 90 degrees outside! I saw the low calories next to the drink and ordered. Luckily, it was delicious! The drink is a bit more on the sweeter side, so I don’t order it often. However, it’s a great way to cure my sweet tooth early in the morning!

Iced Unsweetened Coffee with 2 pumps SF Vanilla

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Typically, I’m not a huge iced coffee fan, but I do like this drink! It is slightly bitter, though, so keep that in mind if you like your coffee sweeter!

5 Calories, 0 fat, 0 Carb, 0 Protein

What’s you favorite splurge coffee order?

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#FoodieFriday: Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Happy Friday All!

I recently purchased Pamcakes’ Pumpkin Spice High Protein Pancake Mix. After making this mix a few times, I decided I wanted my pancakes to be extra pumpkin-y and created this recipe! Try it out below:

What You Need:

1/2 Scoop Peanut Butter Flavored Protein (Vanilla would work well, too!)

1/3 Cup Pamcakes Pancake Pumpkin Spice Mix (Kodiak Cakes will do!)

1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

1/4 Cup Liquid Egg Whites

2 TBS Pumpkin Puree

1 TBS Peanut Butter

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What You Do:

Add 1/3 cup of pancake mix into a bowl. Then, add in the 1/2 of a scoop of protein and teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to the mix.

Now, add in your egg whites and pumpkin.  Mix ingredients together.

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Add a splash of water to get the right consistency.

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Turn on the stove top, and start flipping pancakes!

In the mean time, put your peanut butter in a small bowl, and microwave it in intervals of 20 seconds until you obtain a liquid consistency. Drizzle over pancakes instead of using syrup.

Enjoy a protein packed breakfast!

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Calories: 316 Carbs: 22 Fat: 10 Protein: 37

What’s your favorite type of pancakes?

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#FoodieFriday: Pumpkin Pie Oats for One

Hello Pumpkin Spice Season!

I hope you all are having a great Friday so far. Since it is finally October and the leaves are starting to change color, I wanted to share one of my favorite ways to spice up my morning oats. See below!

What You Need:

1/2 Cup Old Fashioned Oats

1/4 Cup Pumpkin Puree

1 tsp Pumpkin Spice Seasoning

1/2 Cup Egg Whites

2 tbs Sugar Free Mable Syrup

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What You Do:

Combine your oatmeal and egg whites. Add in your pumpkin and pumpkin spice seasoning.

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Add in your maple syrup (or other sweetener of choice!).

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Mix together. Add a splash of water to cover oats completely.

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Microwave oats for 90 seconds. Take out of microwave and stir. Place back in microwave for another 30-40 seconds.

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Enjoy a fall inspired breakfast!

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255 Calories, 3g Fat, 35g Carbs, 19g Protein

What’s your favorite pumpkin-spice recipe?

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#FoodieFriday: Zucchini, Peppers, and Beef

Happy Friday All!

For this Foodie Friday, I wanted to share a low carb dish with a decent amount of protein. I found a beef and “zoodle”recipe on Pinterest and manipulated it by adding in peppers versus just onion and garlic! When I make this dish again, I am going to use 2 packages of Green Giants Zucchini Spirals versus just one. Other than that, I give this recipe a ten out of ten!

FullSizeRender-3.jpgI love simple recipes that contain minimal ingredients and are quick to make. Even with cutting the peppers, it took me about thirty minutes to make a 4 serving dinner. It’s a perfect option if you are hungry and looking for a quick healthy meal or if you have a busy night ahead of you. All you need is 1.2 lbs of 93% lean ground beef, 2 poblano peppers, 2 red bell peppers, and a packet (or two!) of zucchini spirals. (I used PAM to spray my skillet to make the clean up a little easier!)

 

First, you will want to brown the beef on medium to high heat. I seasoned the meat with just salt and pepper. While it was browning, I chopped up the peppers and cooked the zucchini for 5 minutes in the microwave. I then added the peppers, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder to the skillet once the beef was cooked all the way through. Let the peppers and meat continue to cook until the peppers are soft.

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Finally, drain your zucchini noodles and toss them in the pan. I merely stirred the “zoodles” in with the meat and peppers and turned off the heat. Add a little more pepper and you have a healthy dinner option!

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1 serving: 8 carbs, 6 fat, 19 protein

What’s your favorite quick dish to make?

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#FoodieFriday – Breakfast Style

Happy Friday All!

Getting back into the grind of healthy eating can be challenging, especially after Labor Day barbecues and birthday dinners. I’ve noticed that starting the morning off with a higher protein, higher fat meal sets me up for a successful day.

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What I use:

2 whole eggs*

1 Thompson’s English Muffin

1 slice of Sargento Natural Munster Cheese**

2 slices of Oscar Meyer Deli Chicken Meat

1 Handful of Spinach

Pepper to taste

*Substitute egg whites to reduce fat content.

** Can go without or use reduced fat cheese to lower fat content.

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How:

I let the lunch meat and spinach cook in a skillet for a minute or so first, and then, I add the eggs, cheese, and a little pepper. Afterwards, I flip the omelet and let it brown slightly on the top. This adds a little more texture to the eggs. Finally, throw the omelet on a toasted english muffin, and you have a savory breakfast!

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28 Carbs, 17 Fat, 25 Protein

What is your go to breakfast?

Talk soon!

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