White Chocolate Caramel Cups

White Chocolate Caramel Cups

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Hey guys! Here’s the recipe I promised…This description will be short and sweet, just like this decadent mini treat. I have to warn you guys, these little things are addicting, thankfully you can eat more than one without feeling guilty.

Creamy white chocolate with a sweet caramel centre…what more could you ask for?

Ingredients:

Caramel filling:
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup splenda (could try another sweetener but I can’t personally vouch for the results!)
1 tsp molasses
2 tbsp coconut oil (or butter)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg yolk beaten

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil for about 1-1:30min or longer as needed, stirring constantly as it bubbles. Once everything is smooth and creamy and begins to thicken, take off the heat and set aside.

**NOTE*** The filling makes extra, in these macros I only used a little over half of the caramel I made. You can use the left overs on microwave cakes, pancakes etc.

Outer Shell:
1/2 cup cottage cheese (110g)
90g 0% Plain GY
1 tbsp white chocolate wonderful Peanut Butter
1/4 package (8g) white chocolate pudding mix
1/4 scoop cor-fetti protein powder (9g)  (LOVE this stuff, you can purchase it here, it’s an exclusive though! http://ca.bodybuilding.com/store/cellucor/cor-performance-whey.html?_requestid=1329152)
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2tsp-1 tbsp Truvia sweetener to taste

 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Spray a mini muffin tin with pam (or don’t, this is just habit for me, I’m sure they will still come out without it!). Fill each mold about half way and spread the mixture up the sides. Freeze until hardened (about an hour). (Store extra white chocolate mixture in the fridge during this time, caramel sauce can stay out). Next top each base with 1 tsp caramel sauce and then drop on top the leftover white chocolate mixture and smooth out the top slightly. Place in the freezer for another hour or longer until hardened. To eat, just pop each one out with a knife and store in the freezer in a ziplock bag for a quick easy snack! Enjoy!

Macros for 1/12 of recipe: 2g fat, 2g carbs, 3g protein

 

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Paleo 1 Minute Pumpkin Cake

Paleo 1 Minute Pumpkin Cake

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Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin! Yes that’s all you are hearing from me and you better not get tired of it because I’ve got another recipe on the way! But seriously guys, this little cake was such a tasty treat after my workout. 100% guilt-free and 100% satisfaction guaranteed! (Unless your not a pumpkin lover…in which case, why are you here?) Haha, I’m just kidding, possibly..This dessert is so cute and simple to make! It’s a great healthy halloween treat you can even put together with your kids. It also has a good dose of vitamin A thanks to the awesome pumpkin! Try it and let me know what you think! If you have instagram, post a picture and tag me in it! 🙂 (sammysamgirl)

1 Minute Pumpkin Cake

Serves 1 

Ingredients:

1/3 cup pureed,canned or fresh & drained  pumpkin(not pumpkin pie filling!)

2 tbsp almond flour

1/2 tbsp coconut oil*(low-fat option below)

2 tbsp egg whites

1/4 tsp cinnamon(or more to taste!)

1 tsp Truvia sweeter(or more to taste, could sub in another granulated sweetener)

1/8 tsp vanilla extract

1/8 tsp baking powder(add slightly more for a lighter cake)

1 tbsp raisins

optional: 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice, chopped pecans

*Feel free to leave this out and replace with 1/2 tbsp 0% greek yogurt for a low-fat option( or more pumpkin) I cannot personally vouch for the results but I have made similar desserts using greek yogurt and they were still quite delicious!

Directions: Spray a small mug or ramekin with oil. Mix all ingredients together leaving cinnamon and Truvia for last(to taste) & top mixture with raisins. Microwave on high for 1:30-1:40 (okay I lied, not 1min but I have the worst microwave ever, so yours may take less time. DO NOT OVERBAKE! Just keep an eye on it, It won’t rise a lot, that’s okay). Now take out of the microwave, top with light whip cream if you have any(we were out!) and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts Per Cake: 200 calories, 13g fat, 14g carbs, 7g protein

Bonus: 60% Vitamin A

…And yes, I’m one of those people who takes 100 photos of the same thing. Haha, here’s one more, just because.

 

 

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Even my cat loves pumpkin…

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Mint Chocolate-Chip Protein Cheesecake Bites

Mint Chocolate-Chip Protein Cheesecake Bites

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What are two of my favourite things..? Hmm..let’s see, chocolate and cheesecake! What’s my favourite flavour? Mint! Now put those three things together and you get this delicious cheesecake recipe! But of course we had to make it healthy to some degree so each bite packs a good 4g of protein! Talk about perfection. These are low-fat and low-carb and perfect for any time of the day! Just looking for something sweet to satisfy your cravings but trying to stay on track with your diet? No worries, have some cheesecake and feel good about it too! Enjoy!  Take me to the recipe!

Key Lime Pie Greek Yogurt Recipe

Key Lime Pie Greek Yogurt Recipe

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I decided to create this recipe after trying a really good key lime pie yogurt on vacation. You can’t get it where I live so I thought why not attempt to make my own? It turned out really good! I also wanted to create this healthy alternative since I know one of my best friend’s absolute favourite desserts is key lime pie ;). This may not be 100% the same but it definitely tastes pretty dang good for being healthy. Not to mention it’s super high in protein. Don’t believe me? Just give it a whirl.

Serves 1:
Ingredients:
-1 tbsp low-fat cream cheese
-1/2 cup greek yogurt
-1/4 tsp vanilla extract
-2-3 drops stevia sweetener (or another sweetener to taste, I would guess about 1 tsp of granular sweetener)
-1/2-1 tsp lime juice (depending on how strong you want it)
-1/4 tsp lime zest
-1 tsp honey graham cracker crumbs/crust

Directions: Stir or beat together cream cheese and yogurt until well combined. Mix in the stevia and vanilla then add the lime juice to taste. Top with freshly grated lime zest and graham cracker crumbs. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts: 110cals, 3g fat, 6g carbs, 13g protein

Healthy Simple Avocado-Banana Pudding

Healthy Simple Avocado-Banana Pudding

Avocado Banana Pudding

I recently have fallen in love with avocados, they are so rich and creamy. It’s hard to believe I didn’t like them the first time I tried one. I guess I just didn’t know how to eat it. But in avocado banana pudding I think anyone would find them delicious. I made this because I already love bananas and I thought why not combine the two? This recipe is so simple and can be prepared in less than 5 minutes for a quick healthy breakfast. Take me to the recipe!

Healthy Snacks

Cinnamon Banana Coconut Yogurt

Cinnamon Banana Yogurt
I made this snack as we have about a pound of ripe bananas that need using up so instead of another smoothie I decided to chop some banana over plain 0% greek yogurt(mixed with a drop of coconut extract, 1/8 tsp vanilla & a few drops of stevia) topped with cinnamon, pecans & unsweetened shredded coconut..mmmm.

Tuna Apple Snack I also had this great snack of tuna mixed with my usual dijon mustard, pepper, yellow mustard, green onion and 1 small dill pickle chopped and then I also ate 1/2 an apple with chopped almonds, a drizzle of sugar-free maple syrup and a few raisins.

Lettuce Wrap Snack
Another snack I put together was lettuce wraps with some spicy hummus, avocado, green/red onion, pinch of garlic/onion powder & cayenne wrapped in ham as well. I really love how versatile avocado is!
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Paleo, Gluten-free, Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Paleo, Gluten-free, Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins

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Do I ever have a treat for you…First, think back to all the failed muffin attempts you’ve had where they either end up like hard hockey pucks or puddles of mush. Or maybe they just don’t rise enough and your left with mini muffins when really, that wasn’t your goal. Now picture your perfect muffin. Soft,fluffy, warm, buttery, chocolatey and leaving you wanting more with every bite…Sorry am I making you hungry?? Haha, okay well these muffins are all of those things and more!

So I found the base of this recipe on an awesome blog called “fat girl trapped in a skinny girl’s body” that you should totally check out if you have time. I altered it slightly to my liking! These muffins are 100% better than any paleo muffin, make that any REGULAR MUFFIN that I have ever made! The original recipe was for banana bread but I didn’t have enough almond flour so I figured muffins would do. I threw in some broken up chocolate bar and BAM! Best muffins yet. So have I done enough convincing? Take me to the recipe!!