Good Morning Monday. I am off today, and maybe you are too if you are still getting show days!
Are you an A, B, Or C? Today I am a C – which back in school would be a bad thing, but today a C is totally acceptable!
Yesterday I went to crossfit and we did a pretty fun workout, minus the part of my smashing my finger while doing tire flips….It still hurts!
I did 95# back squats for 5 sets of 5 (not our max)
I could almost do dips without the band, but I used the tiny band and worked myself up to adding 5 lbs. My sister and I worked our triceps on Saturday not knowing we were going to do dips so my arms were already a little bit sore! O well.
Tire Flips: 4 sets- I think I smashed my finger on the second set, awesome!
Side Bangers- We basically just beat the crap out of the tire with a sledge-hammer looking thing 🙂
So my score was 7+16= 23
After crossfit I braved going to Kroger on a Sunday afternoon, bad idea…I was in a hurry and I might have run over a few people!
I got WAY MORE than what was on my grocery list, which is what I always do! Does this happen to anyone else??
I got some important items to make a few things for the week including:
This time I only used 1 cup of oats instead of 2
4 tbsp flaxseed meal instead of 2 tbsp
Added in: 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1/2 cup applesauce (no sugar added), chopped almonds (prob about 1/4 cup)
Subtracted: Honey (I was out)
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl
Roll into balls…This batch made 12
I also made another protein snack….
- 1 cup oat flour
- 2 scoops vanilla whey protein
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp allspice
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 4 egg whites
- 3/4 cup Splenda, Truvia, or Ideal
- 8 oz baby food carrots
- 4 oz water
I didn’t use the sweetener that she used. I used 1 tbs of Stevia Blend, which has 12 grams of sugar alcohol, which isn’t bad for the whole batch!
I also only used about 1-2 oz. of water.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix flour, whey protein, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, baking soda and salt together in a bowl.
- Mix egg whites, Sweetener, baby food carrots and water (optional) in a bowl.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together.
- Spray glass pyrex dish with non-stick butter spray.
- Pour ingredients into dish.
- Bake 20 minutes.
- Makes 16 squares
So for dinner I had leftover corn casserole, a veggie salad, and one of these lovely carrot cake protein squares!
For dessert I ended my night with a scoop of almond butter and a protein power ball to wash it down!
Have a good week everyone!
Are you an A, B, Or C Today?
Have you ever made anything with baby food? (This is a first for me)
How is everyone’s Monday going??
Here is another protein snack recipe that I think you guys will love! Pretty quick and easy!
Prep time: About 15 min. No baking required 🙂
Am I a fan of balls or what?
There are a lot of ingredients( good ones at that) in these snacks so feel free to eliminate or add anything you want!
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup oat bran
- 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut
- 4 pitted dates
- 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla
- 1 tsbp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/4 cup applesauce- no added sugar
- 1/4 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup crunchy flax with Chia
- chop almonds and dates in food processor
- Add in remaining ingredients
- Form into balls (Mine made 19)
- Refrigerate and enjoy!
Nutritional info: (one ball)
- 90 calories
- 1.5 g fat
- 9 g carbs
- 1.6 g fiber
- 3.4 g sugar
- 6 g protein
You can add or subtract any ingredients that you want with these protein balls, that’s why I love making them!
Give em a go and let me know how they turn out!