Wednesday is FINALLY here! Wednesday is my new rest day and boy do I look forward to it. Although I am bit more limited on my eats, I still make it work incredibly well :)
Since this is what I ate yesterday (Tuesday), I left out my pre-and-post workout meals to show exactly what it is that I eat on a rest day!
MMMMM egg white oats :)
I am loving this new combo! I cooked on the stove top:
1/2 Cup Gluten Free Rolled Oats
1 Cup water
Then added 1/2 thinly sliced banana, 1 tbsp flax meal, 1/3 cup egg whites, and 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk. Of course, some ne BUTTER FLAVOR EXTRACT (get on it), vanilla extract, and some cinnamon mmmmm
Top with a dallop of greek yogurt and some blueberries.
I have also been starting my days with a new little “treat”.
Yes. Its a vanilla latte. But a latte that fits in my macros….
I have been biking to work and on my way, I stop by Starbucks. I bring my own mug (yayy environment) with 1/4 scoop vanilla protein powder, stevia, and 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk. And then for $2.15 I get a shot of espresso and ice. Umm hello new favorite thing. Thats one cheap latte ;)
For my mid-morning snack, I had an extraordinary creation….
Yes. That is a chocolate bar. And yes its homemade.
Foodporn at its finest. I am telling ya! I found this creation at Protein POW! which I mentioned the other day. Seriously - there are 1000s of recipes using any type of protein powder you can think of. Its like a protein bible.
I tweaked mine a bit to fit my likes, so here is what I did:
Pumpkin Coconut Dark Chocolate Protein Bar
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons of vanilla whey
1 1/2 tbsp of coconut flour
30 g of 100% dark chocolate (I use 100% cacao baking chocolate and added some liquid stevia to add a tad bit a of sweetness - I am definitely a milk chocolate kinda gal!)
4 tbsp unsweetened coconut (I used a reduced fat version I found at Whole Foods)
Mix together your whey, pumpkin, flour, and 3 tbsp of the coconut. She added a bit of water, but I didn’t need to. You want it to be pretty dry and not too sticky. Form into four rectangles.
Melt your chocolate and then coat your rectangles. This is the tricky part. I will be honest, I really only got one bar to look semi-normal haha (the one you see above). The others didn’t coat properly. She added almonds and more coconut to coat the pumpkin before dipping in chocolate so its less sticky (which was my problem) and I will be doing next time :)
Sprinkle with your last tbsp of coconut flakes and put in the freezer for 15ish minutes.
I dipped mine in a bit of greek yogurt. SO devilishly good tee hee….
Each bar comes to around 120 calories, 6.2 g of fat, 8.2 carbs, and 11 g of protein. Having a little dark chocolate in your diet is good - its a healthy fat (in moderation of course)
For lunch, I had a favorite of mine. 1 brown rice tortilla with 4 oz chicken and 1 oz of almond cheese to make a quesadilla. I know right. I could eat 10 of these.
Served up with some fresh veggies - cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and rice vinegar. Perfect little summa salad.
Mid-day, I finally go to try these Simply Bar Protein CHIPSSS in the herb flavor.
Umm these are magical. Seriously. Super crispy, light herb flavor, a little kick, a little sweet. And there are so many in a bag I feel like I am cheating on my rice cakes! GET THESE - www.thesimplybar.com. I am telling you, these are just so damn good.
I am dumb and didn’t take a pic of dinna but it was some roasted veggies (Brussels and broccoli) and my Lean Green Turkey Burgers.
And to finish my night is my go to every night. It never gets old. In fact, now Mitch has discovered its amazingness.
1 tbsp almond or peanut butter - freshly ground so no added salt :)
1/2 cup Lactaid Cottage Cheese