Saturday, October 27, 2018

80--- High Protein Pumpkin Overnight Oatmeal

I love a high protein, high fiber breakfast.  The sustainable energy keeps me motivated all morning!

This quick and easy breakfast recipe is an easy meal prep that will give you THREE mornings of pumpkin pie deliciousness.

Pro tip: stir in the oats the evening prior to your planned breakfast to keep them from getting "gummy".

High Protein Pumpkin Overnight Oatmeal
Serves 3

1 can pumpkin puree
12 oz plain Greek yogurt (I used nonfat, but feel free to use whatever you like)
2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup (4 scoops) vanilla protein powder (link to my favorite herewhey is great, but you can also use plant-based if you like)
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats (rolled oats)
3 Tbsp roasted pumpkin seeds

In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine all ingredients EXCEPT for oats and pumpkin seeds.  Whisk until combined.

Pour mixture evenly into three storage containers.  Cover and refrigerate until the night before eating.  

Stir in 1/2 cup oats into each serving 8-12 hours prior to eating.

Just prior to eating, top each serving with 1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds.  

Nutrition info per 1 serving: 405 calories, 8 g fat, 35 g protein, 55 g carbohydrates, 9 g fiber

Monday, October 15, 2018

80--- Apple Pie Protein Bites {Macro- Friendly, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut Butter-Free, No Added Sugar}

Tis the season.....for fall flavors, celebrations with friends and family, and for overindulging.  A high protein snack can help curb your cravings and help you control portions at your next meal!

Apple Pie Protein Bites to the rescue. Keep these on hand in your freezer as a quick grab and go snack, made with healthy ingredients and no fillers!

Apple Pie Protein Bites
Makes 18

2 cups old fashioned oats
2/3 cup vanilla whey protein powder (I like Tera's Whey)
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1 cup applesauce (alternatively, if you have a freezer stash of homemade apple pie filling, give it a whirl in your food processor)
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl.  Add in applesauce and mix well.  

Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Roll mixture into balls (golf ball sized) and refrigerate.

Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days OR place on a plate and freeze, then transfer frozen balls to a ziplock bag for freezer storage.

Nutrition info per 1 ball: 89 calories, 1.4 g fat, 8 g protein, 12 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber

Thursday, October 11, 2018

FALL in love with breakfast

Fall is a busy time in our household.  With the start of kindergarten for our daughter, some fun family adventures, and three out of four of our birthdays in September and October, I haven't had a ton of time to devote to recipe development.

But the one thing I always make time for? Breakfast!  I will have a new pumpkin breakfast recipe coming at you soon, as well as some seasonal protein bites.

Until then, here are a few of my favorite fall breakfast recipes..... seasonal and the perfect way to start your day!