Category Archives: Breakfast

How long does it take you to eat?

I’ve been asked by people that are contemplating weight loss surgery how long it takes me to eat. And there really isn’t a set time I can give you because it depends on the type of food that your eating and also if your new stomach is giving you pain. I can eat cloud bread in 5 minutes and not feel any pain but I can eat two bites of chicken and feel like my stomach is going to rip open. So today while I was eating my pancake I decided to take pics as I went along. I could not finish the pancake in one sitting it’s actually two meals for me. It’s the first time I’ve had pancakes since surgery and they were delicious but quite labor intensive to eat. This was my pancake. It’s not a regular pancake I used a high protein pancake mix to make these. But this would probably take someone 5 minutes to eat well it took me 45 minutes to get thru half lol.

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Here is 15 minutes into my eating adventure

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This is a very close picture of the size of pancake I can eat at a time

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This is 45 minutes in

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And this is an hour in when I decided to stop cause I was full

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So as you can tell by my pictures eating is quite the process for me these days. I also can’t drink while eating so that can suck at times.

Hope you enjoyed the visual of how long it takes to eat for me right now. Have a goodnight 🙂

 

 

Fajita Omelette

This recipe came together without really thinking about anything except I have some leftover beef fajitas that I cannot let go to waste. And I am glad that I took the time to make this omelette because it was amazing.

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So what do you need to make this delicious recipe?

leftover crockpot fajitas (recipe on this post)

4 eggs

a hand full of baby spinach

Whisk your eggs in a bowl with some water. Cook at medium high heat in a non stick pan. While eggs are setting ( I can’t flip an omelette for the life of me so here’s a trick put a lid on your pan and your eggs will cook without having to flip them) reheat leftovers in microwave or in another pan. Add baby spinach. Fold omelette in half and serve. This recipe made enough for two people. If you want to make it for one simple decrease the amount of eggs and fajitas mix your reheating 🙂

Banana nut oatmeal

I’ve decided to give oatmeal a try for the next 7 days.  I will be adding pictures later on this week to my posts but for now here’s the recipe! And I am posting pics on my facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/FastHealthyClean?ref=hl  if you can’t wait to see the pics 🙂

What you need (makes 2 servings)

1 cup water

1/2 cup oats

1 banana. sliced

1 tbsp walnuts ( I used chopped)

1 tsp cinnamon

 

Bring water and oatmeal to a boil reduce heat and cook until desired doneness. Separate oats in two bowls top each bowl with 1/2 banana, 1/2 tbsp walnuts and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon.  Serve and Enjoy!

Always read your labels

So this weekend I had plans of blogging, baking the kids some healthy snacks and cleaning the house. Well that didn’t happen. We had a wind storm on Saturday and it knocked out our power all weekend. In fact we never got power back till Monday around 7 am.

Since we didn’t have any power and everyone was out of ice we had to go to the store and rely on shelf stable foods. Let me tell you even if something is marked as healthy if it’s not a fruit or a vegetable their probably lying to some extent. And yes this even includes protein bars. Did you know that some protein bars have over 10 grams of sugar in them? And the amount of crap in some of them is ridiculous.

Anyway after browsing the store for awhile and giving up on looking at labels I decided to just get something that I could feed my family. I came across these Belvita cookies and I though how bad can they be  will check it out before I eat them. Well their basically just a bear paw in a grow up package. Don’t believe me check out the nutrition facts from bear paws that I bought the kid and my grown up cookies.

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Healthy pancakes!

As well as trying to make healthier choices for myself I am also trying to get the kids to eat healthier without having a huge battle at every meal. My oldest son is an extremely picky eater and has been eating cheerios as his breakfast since he was old enough to eat them. Now I don’t have anything against Cheerios but I wanted some protein into this little guy since he has always been slightly underweight. He is so picky he doesn’t like any of the typical breakfast foods like eggs or bacon. After a lot of trials I have found a protein pancake winner! The pictures shows pumpkin protein pancakes but my sons favourite are apple cinnamon. So I will post the recipe for the apple cinnamon and I hope your family enjoys them as much as we do.

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Apple Cinnamon pancakes

6 egg whites

1/2 cup apple sauce or cut apple(without the peel)

1/2 cup cottage cheese

1 cup oatmeal

1 tsp cinnamon

Put everything in the blender and mix. You might need to add some more oatmeal if you don’t find the batter thick enough. Cook pancakes in a non stick skillet on medium high until cooked thru.

 

* if you would like to make the pumpkin recipe remove applesauce and add 1/4 cup pumpkin puree and replace the cinnamon with pumpkin pie spice.

 

 

 

New to me recipes

As a trained chef trying to lose weight I am always looking for new recipes that as fast and healthy that my three little ones will enjoy.  Yesterday I got to try two recipes. The first one was a banana chia seed pudding(I will post the links at the end). Sadly I am the only one that liked this pudding but I will be trying it again. I think it’s a texture my kids aren’t use to but it was amazing to me. And the second recipe was a pumpkin chilli.  My youngest son liked this recipe but the older two weren’t huge fans. My husband and I loved it. We even have some in the freeze for a fast and healthy meal one night. I like this particular recipe cause it’s meatless but doesn’t have a ton of beans in it. I don’t mind eating beans but the little ones can be quite picky. So without further ado here are the recipes.

Banana Pudding

http://stupideasypaleo.com/2014/02/05/3-ingredient-banana-pudding/

While you are checking out this recipe on the stupideasypaleo.com website be sure you browse around there’s a ton of yummy recipes.

Pumpkin Chili

This recipe I actually found in my magazine but I was able to find the link to the online version. Again there are tons of yummy recipes on this site as well.

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipe/pumpkin-chili/