Tuesday, April 29, 2014

McGriddle Madness

So I can't take credit for this bundle of wonderful that will excite your tastebuds and make you scream for more, but I got the pancake recipe from @christina17_ on Instagram. Thank you so much Christina for this recipe/inspiration. It was so delicious and I just had to share it!

Pancakes:




Ingredients: 

Ideal Protein Crispy Cereal
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp of vanilla extract (or almond)
2 egg whites 

What to do: 
  1. Whisk the egg whites in a bowl until frothy. 
  2. Crush up the Ideal Protein Crispy Cereal into fine pieces. Mine was powdery consistency. 
  3. Add in the baking powder, extract and crispy cereal. 
  4. Heat up the skillet and pour the batter. I made two pancakes.
  5. Make these pancakes like regular pancakes!   

McGriddle:



Ingredients:

4 oz of turkey bacon 
1 egg 
Walden Farms syrup

What to do:
  1. Heat 4 oz. of turkey bacon on a skillet. 
  2. Scramble one egg. Add salt and pepper.
  3. Remove the turkey bacon and place on one side of the pancake. 
  4. Cook the scrambled eggs on the same skillet. 
  5. Place the eggs on top of the turkey bacon. 
  6. Add Walden Farms syrup on top and place the other pancake on top of everything like a sandwich. 
  7. Enjoy this delicious meal and smile. 
Happy dieting! 

-E


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs...more like angel eggs... because they don't add to your waist line! :)


The first thing to go at family get-togethers, especially Easter lunch, is the deviled eggs. They are so delicious and you can't eat just one. My mom usually makes these and adds mustard, mayo, salt and pepper. She doesn't really keep a recipe, she just adds and tastes. I think that is the best way to do deviled eggs. 

For this Easter lunch, I took charge of making the deviled eggs...ideal protein style. 

Ingredients: 

6 hard-boiled eggs
Regular mustard
Dijon mustard 
Walden Farms mayo 
Sea Salt 
Pepper
Paprika (for garnish)

Directions: 
  1. Fill a pot containing the eggs with water. 
  2. Bring the water to a boil. After the water is boiling, set a timer for 10 minutes. 
  3. Take the eggs out of the water and peel the shell. I run my eggs under cold water while I do this. 
  4. Slice the eggs lengthways and scoop the yolk out into a bowl. 
  5. Mush the yolks into small pieces with the back of a fork.
  6. Add in the mustard, dijon mustard, mayo, salt and pepper to taste. For a more creamy egg filling, add more mayo. 
  7. Fill the egg whites with the egg filling. 
  8. Garnish with Paprika. 
This recipe tastes exactly like regular deviled eggs. Add a little lemon juice if the walden farms mayo is too sweet for your taste (old trick from my mom).

Enjoy! Happy Easter! 

-E 


Saturday, April 19, 2014

French "Toast"

Two confessions. I love dessert. I also love eating dessert for breakfast.

I found this recipe on Pinterest and it has appeased my sweet tooth. It doesn't have a toast texture, it's more of an egg texture, but even still, it's delicious. 



Ingredients: 

1 regular omelet packet
5 ounces of water
1 tsp of vanilla
1/2 tsp of cinnamon 
2 packets of stevia (I added this because the omelet mix is so salty)

Directions: 
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Spray a loaf sized pyrex pan with non-stick spray. 
  3. In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients. 
  4. Pour the mixture in the pyrex pan. 
  5. Bake for 10 minutes. 
  6. Enjoy. 
You can experiment with different extracts and add stuff to make it taste the way you want. I've thought about adding lemon juice, but I have yet to try that! 

Happy dieting! 

-E

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Turnt UP Fries

Turn down for what?

Turnip Fries are my new favorite obsession. My roommates call them "turnt up fries" after the DJ Shake and Lil Jon song, Turn Down for What.  If you are confused by this phrase, please feel free to look it up in the Urban Dictionary. (I'm usually clueless to these phrases, so this website helps out a lot :)).

Even though my roommates aren't on the diet, they have made "turnt up fries" several times with their meals in replacement of regular potato fries. Needless to say, they love them and turnip fries are the new trend at my house.


 

Here is how you make these bad boys:

Ingredients: 

2 cups of Turnips (266 g)
Olive Oil 
Garlic Powder 
Ideal Salt 

Directions: 
  1. Preheat the Oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Cut the turnips into fry shapes. The larger the fry, the less crispy it will be. 
  3. Drizzle the cut turnips with olive oil and sprinkle salt and garlic powder to taste. 
  4. Stir the fries to make sure that the turnips are completely covered in olive oil and spices. 
  5. Line a baking sheet with foil and place the turnips on the baking sheet. The more spread out they are, the crispier they are. Also I have found cooking it on stone bakeware works for crispyness too and no need to put foil on it! 
  6. Bake for 20 minutes and flip. 
  7. Bake for 15-20 more minutes until desired crispiness is achieved. I'm a weirdo and like mine a little burned...:) 
I use reduced sugar Heinz ketchup because I tried the Walden Farms ketchup and could not stand it. My coach said the reduced sugar is okay until I start gaining weight, then she will cut me off. So far, that hasn't happened so I think it's perfectly fine! 

Enjoy your Turnt Up Turnip fries!

- E





Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waffles in Da House

I've been trying to create ideal protein pudding mix waffles for a week and a half now. I have used different recipes that are on my Ideal Protein pinterest board. My attempts have pretty much sucked  been unsuccessful, but today I finally made the perfect fluffy waffle!

I adapted a few recipes from the posts on my pinterest, but here is what I did and they turned out amazingly.




Ingredients:

1 Ideal Protein Vanilla pudding packet (Chocolate is also yummy)
1 whole egg
1/4 cup of water
1 packet of stevia
1/4 tsp. of Baking powder
A pinch of ideal salt or sea salt
 A dash of cinnamon 
A splash of vanilla 

Directions: 
  1. Preheat waffle iron and spray with non-stick spray. My waffle iron has different time settings and I put my time to the highest setting. 
  2. Whisk 1 whole egg in a bowl until fully beaten. I whisked vigorously for about 30 seconds.  
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl. 
  4. Pour the mixture in the center of the waffle iron. 
  5. When the timer goes off take the waffle out and enjoy!

*I put Walden Farms syrup on mine, but it was sweet enough without it! I ate half of it while I was making my coffee without the syrup. :)

-E