Well I’ve been busy living life and I haven’t updated you all in a few days. So here’s what’s been going on.
I previously mentioned that I signed up for Beach Body On Demand. I am making good use of this program this time around. My son loves martial arts but they are expensive and with three kids it just wasn’t going to fit in the budget. But thanks to Beach Body me and the littles are doing the Core De Force program and loving it. I love that we can do this workout in our pj’s and all of us together.
The other really cool thing I did with the family this weekend was have a Harry Potter day. We are currently reading thru the books with the kids and watching the movies as we got. But this weekend we took it to a whole new level. We decide to to watch the third movie but also make our own wands and theme all our food after magic/ Harry Potter. For breakfast the kids had Cheri Owl( Cheerios) Pixie Puffs ( corn pops) and oatmeal. I had a banana bread breakfast bake since sugary cereal doesn’t agree with me and I wasn’t feeling in the mood for oatmeal. Lunch we had deconstructed pizza casserole. Then supper was suppose to be roast beef, Yorkshire puddings, roasted veggies and gravy but we ran out of time. So instead the kids had ham crackers and cheese and I had some donair chicken meat. We also made some Butter Beer and Rock Cakes!
On the other days here’s a list of foods we ate
double chocolate breakfast bakes
chicken parmesan wrap
chicken cordon blue wraps
home made pizza bagels and pigs in a blanket
roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and roasted potatoes and carrots and Gravy ( this is a small side plate by the way and I made the Yorkshire puddings mini)
and lots more that I can’t remember at the moment.
We are working our way slowly but surely thru the food that we have in our freezers. But I can tell you for sure that you can eat healthy and have fun themed days without worrying about it. I tried a sip of the butter beer on Saturday which wasn’t good for me since it had carbonation and I did have a rock cake.
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As I mentioned in my last post I want to arm you with some recipes that are healthy and tasty this holiday season. I know I really should start with the main course or the veggies but I’m going to break the rules and go straight to dessert.
A few months after my weight loss surgery I rediscovered protein balls. These delicious little balls packed with flavour and meeting my nutritional requirements while allowing me to feel like I was have a treat. So today I am going to share with you a recipe for Cherry Cheesecake protein balls. I made these ones cherry but you can you a mixture of dried fruit of mango if you prefer.
This recipe will make 8 servings of 2 protein balls per guest. I didn’t fancy these ones up as I really like the flavour of them as they are.
Here’s what you need
1 cup quick oats
1/4 cup dried cherries ( I used unsweetened)
3 tbsp ground flaxseed
1.5 scoops of vanilla protein powder ( I used GNC Iso burst French Vanilla)
3 tbsp light cream cheese
1 tbsp all natural almond butter
3 tbsp of milk
In a food processor add oats, cherries, protein powder and flax seed. Process by pulsing until it’s crumbly. In a small bowl combine the cream cheese and the almond butter once combined add to the food processor along with the milk and pulse till it starts to come together in clumps. Using a 1 tbsp measuring spoon, scoop out the mixture into your hand and roll. Refrigerate or freeze and pull out when needed to entertain or just a quick snack while shopping for the holidays.
Here’s a little secret with these delicious Cherry Cheesecake balls you can eat them year round! you can have them for breakfast, snack or a dessert that doesn’t require ustencils.
Just in case you were curious here’s the nutritional information for two protein balls(1 serving) I used MFP to calculate the nutrition.
Carbs 14 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 8 g
I hope you enjoy this recipe and I look forward to sharing some more tasty ideas with all of you.
So it’s been a little bit since my last post but I’m here to update you all. In my last post I talked about picking a plan and sticking to it. Well I am proud to say that I have been on plan with counting my WW points for five days and I am going strong. I can’t weight myself to see if I have made any progress but that’s probably a good thing for me. You see the number on the scale tends to set my mood and if I can’t weight myself (the scale battery died and I keep forgetting to buy one) then I just have to keep eating healthy and exercising. I think not constantly getting on the scale has also made me focus on what’s important.
I will have my weekly weight in on Wednesday/Thursday mornings at my Weight Watchers meeting.
I’ve noticed another trend since getting back on track with my eating. everything seems to be falling into place. We are on a good cleaning schedule with the house, we are on track with the homeschooling and we are a lot less stressed. Life is just very calm and peaceful this past week. I’m going to attempt to get onto a workout routine this week. I always find it easier to first get on track with my eating then add workouts in. I have been keeping active going for walks this week but I now want to add in weight lifting.
I also want to share a link to a chocolate pudding and chocolate ice cream I have started eating as my treats.
Here’s the salted caramel chocolate pudding link: http://vahuntergatherers.com/2014/08/13/salted-caramel-chocolate-pudding/#more-3004
Here’s the recipe for the chocolate ice cream. Sadly I can’t find the webpage I got it from so please let me know if you know where it came from.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
- 2 Frozen Bananas
- 1 – 1 1/2 Tbsp Cocoa
- 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter
- Almond milk
Cut banana into small chunks and put in a food processor or blender. Add peanut butter and cocoa. Add a little almond milk. Blend and add almond milk to you get a thick consistency.