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Friday, October 24, 2014

High Protein French Toast

High Protein French Toast

First of all, I would like to say thank you to my swolesista Rachel Bielmeier for introducing me to this awesome bread by Pepperidge Farm which is just 45 calories per slice!  It's low fat, a good source of fiber, cholesterol free, and made with whole whole grains.

Light Style Soft Wheat Bread

Nutrition Facts*
Amount per Serving (serving size) = 3 slices
  • Calories 130
  • Fat Calories 10
  • Total Fat 1g
  • Sat. Fat 0g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsat. Fat 0.5g
  • Monounsat. Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 220mg
  • Total Carb. 25g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 8g

Secondly, let's get down to business!  I really wanted french toast this morning so... I made it!  But, I wanted more protein so what did I do?  I used my VPX Sports Zero Carb Whey Protein Powder! You can use my discount code: CANDY20 for 20% off of your order and Free Shipping.

- 2 slices of Soft Wheat Bread
- 2 Egg Whites
- 1/3 scoop VPX SRO Whey Protein Powder (I used Vanilla)
- Dash of Apple Pie Spice
- Splash of Vanilla Extract
- Splash of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk

- Banana Slices
- Walden Farms Pancake Syrup
- Fat Free Redi Whip

- 2 slices of Jennie-O Turkey Bacon

- Whisk all of the ingredients together in a bowl and soak bread slices in mixture.
- Cook each side of the bread in a sprayed or greased pan on medium-high until golden brown.
- While the french toast is cooking in the pan I cooked my bacon in the microwave for about 2 minutes.
- When the french toast is done, place on a plate and add toppings.
- Enjoy!

In total, this took about 10 minutes to make and it is all less than 250 calories! :)

Nutritional Information 
(For the entire breakfast, including the bacon!)
241 Calories, 7g Fat, 22 Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 4g Sugars, 27g Protein

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mind Over Munch - Fall Seasonal Recipes eBook Review

Mind Over Munch - Fall Seasonal Recipes eBook Review!

Hi #fitfam! It has been quite a while since I have last posted on my blog.  I have been swamped with preparing for my 4th NPC show, going to school, and starting a new job!  But now that I’m fairly settled, I think it’s about time I start sharing again!  This time around, in addition to posting my healthy recipes, I will be trying other people’s recipes, reviewing eBooks, and even rating restaurants!

So, since it is October 1st and we are officially in the beautiful Autumn season, I’d like to start off by writing my review on my friend and fellow fittie, Alyssia Sheikh’s very first eBook entitled Fall Seasonal Recipes!  Alyssia is the creator of Mind Over Munch, which began as her personal challenge to eat clean for 100 days on Instagram and has quickly grown into a journey of sharing recipes, fitness tips and general advice for living a healthy lifestyle.  Mind Over Munch can be found online through all social media outlets and I have included links to each one at the bottom of the page so you can check them out when you’re finished reading my review of her new eBook!

For starters, I LOVE FALL and everything that comes with the season.  I also love that this eBook includes an easy to read list of in season produce.  These are the fruits and vegetables you will want to purchase due to the fact that they are at their peak of freshness during the fall.  She also gives you a guide on what foods you should consider buying organic due to pesticide usage.  I was glad to know that two of my favorite foods; avocados and sweet potatoes, are part of the “Clean Fifteen”, which will certainly save me some money the next time I go to the grocery store!

Speaking of going to the grocery store… I am going to need to stock up after seeing all the delicious looking dishes included in the Fall Seasonal Recipes eBook!  Alyssia hasn't left a thing out when sharing these recipes.  Not only does she include the ingredients (in cups AND in grams), the instructions, and the serving size, but she also puts the estimated time it takes to prepare and cook the dish and the level of difficulty.  Not to mention, every single recipe has the nutritional content given so if you follow a specific macronutrient, or if you are vegan or gluten free, you know exactly which recipe will work for you and your diet!

As a bonus, the Fall Seasonal Recipes eBook includes numerous nutritional and fitness tips!  From 5 Easy Ways to Cook Squash, to Homemade Pumpkin Puree, you are sure to have a fit and fantastic fall when you read this eBook.

With 25 recipes in total which includes 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners, 5 snacks, and 5 desserts, you have a variety of fall recipes that will soon become your favorites.  My mouth is watering just looking at them all!  I cannot wait to try the Sweet Potato Waffle and the Pumpkin Pull-Apart Bread!  I will probably make both this weekend, and when I do, I’ll be sure to post! ;)

If you’d like to purchase the Mind Over Munch - Fall Seasonal Recipes eBook you can do so at the link below:

Use the coupon code– "candyscleancooking" – and you will receive $1 off of the $5.99 original price!  This code will be active now through the end of 2014.

Mind Over Munch:

Please Note: I was not paid to endorse this eBook nor do I receive any of the monies generate from it's sales.  My friend has graciously given the eBook to me so I may try the recipes and asked me if I would write my personal and honest opinion, which, I obviously think it is wonderful!