WIAW Stuft to the Brim

Yup, I have a blog crush on Stuft Mama.  Her recipes all look great, she’s got a sweet tooth AND loves spicy foods … and if there’s a slight chance in hell I can eat like her and get the massive biceps she has … I’ll take it!

Thanks Jenn for hosting this weekly party and thanks Stuft Mama for inspiring most of my high-carb day eats!

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Roasted broccoli slaw – next time I’ll leave it in longer to make it burnt nice and crispy!

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J put some roasted coleslaw on a sandwich and I made a bowl of mine with egg whites & ‘shrooms!

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Pumpkin protein cookie dough with wheat bran instead of oatmeal

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Dark Chocolate Frosting made with maltitol instead of sugar free maple syrup

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A version of her Protein Float with Root Beer and a thick vanilla protein smoothie.

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Ever made a protein float?  I’m hooked – fizzy, cool, creamy!

Ever roast your slaw vegetables?  I say, bring the burnt crisps on!

OhSheBlows my mind

Angela continually inspires me with her beautiful and interesting recipes.  I’ve posted about her recipes before and today you get a double dose with my adaptation of her Buttery Apple Streusel Oat Bars and her Pota’ Dough Dip!!!038

1.  Cook down 3 chopped & peeled granny smith apples with 3 Tbsp apple butter, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp nutmeg until soft

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2.  Mix together 1/2 cup PB Crave Coco Bananas & 3 Tbsp apple butter

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3.  Un-veganize the recipe by adding an egg (can use a chia/flax egg but I didn’t want to share my chia seeds, I never said I wasn’t selfish)

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4.  Stir 1.5 cups oats, 1/2 cup coconut flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 cup raw sugar

5.  Mix together with pb mixture & press into an 8×8 baking dish – reserve 1/2 cup

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6.  Pour apples over crust

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7.  Mix together reserved 1/2 oat mixture with 1 Tbsp PB Crave Coco Bananas, 2 Tbsp coconut flour, 1 Tbsp apple butter

8.  Sprinkle streusel topping over apples and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes

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This was my take on the Pota’ Dough Dip except I used a nuked apple instead of the potato – soooo good!!!

And don’t forget, you have till tonight to enter the PB Crave Giveaway!!!  Winner will be announced tomorrow!

Winning with PB Crave Giveaway!!!

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I have a confession to make …

I’ve never really understood the blogger obsession with eating peanut butter by the spoonful.  Oh sure, I enjoy nut butters and they often find their way into recipes of mine, but I haven’t ever planned a meal/snack around a nut butter and I’ve never emptied out a jar just to use the (almost) empty container for oats in a jar.

However, I kept reading raving reviews about this mysterious PB Crave and I knew I had to get my hands on some. 

Brandon at PB Crave graciously provided me with a 4 jar variety pack of their line: 

Choco Choco, Razzle Dazzle, Cookie Nookie, and Coco Bananas. 

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Holey Moly I am in LOVE!!! 

I’ve managed to eat it every day for the past week and I am seriously contemplating empting out a jar to make some oats!  Although, at the rate, I’m going, one will be empty soon anyway!

And it gets even better!  PB Crave also helps to raise money for Project Peanut Butter – a cause I support and an extremely worthwhile endeavor!

Choco Choco

The Choco Choco is like jazz:  smooth and creamy with a dark chocolate flavor – not too sweet or overpowering.  So good topping my morning oats & egg whites!!

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Razzle Dazzle

The Razzle Dazzle is like a Broadway show tune:  the flavor pops and the bits of white chocolate make me want to do “jazz” hands.  So good poured on top of some chopped apples!

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nookie

Cookie Nookie is like your favorite childhood song:  it brings back memories of fresh cookies straight from the oven and makes me want to curl up under a blanket with a Stephen King novel … wait, not all 3rd graders read Stephen King?  So good on top of a kettle corn popcorn!

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Coco Banana

Coco Bananas is like a pop song:  it makes you want to tap your feet and bob your head.  It’s catchy and addicting and you find yourself craving it when you least expect it!  So good as a sandwich layer cake (J was extremely happy with this).

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And guess what?  You all have a chance to bring some music into your own lives!

One reader will win the Choco Choco Variety Pack (Choco Choco, Razzle Dazzle, and Cookie Nookie)

Choco Choco Variety Pack

– a $20.97 value plus it will be delivered to your doorstep!!!

Comment below to enter the giveaway:

1.  What’s your favorite oats in a jar combination?

For extra entries and leave a separate comment for each:

The giveaway is available to US residents and will run until Monday, June 4. 

Good Luck!!!

One thing led to another

I went to Target and spotted caramel bits …

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and one thing led to another …

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and then another …

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That’s what I get for wandering around Target with inspiration … perhaps I should have walked down the hand lotion aisle …

I came home fully prepared for some Healthy Bite action … (by the way, you NEED to order this e-book – it’s awesome!)

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and then one thing led to another and I ended up with Caramel Apple Pecan Pie Bites

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WIAW Low Carb Day

Hey friends, I thought I’d join Jenn’s party today and drop in with a little WIAW, low-carb style.

I’ve been cycling low, medium, and high carb days with about 50, 90, and 150 grams of rotating carbs.  I’m actually loving it!  I’ve been eating tons of fear foods – seeking out coconut oil, peanut butter, egg yolks on the low-carb days and eating …gasp … bread on the high-carb days!

This diet is actually less restrictive than I was eating before AND I’m noticing body composition changes!!!

So here’s a peek into a low-carb day (not all the eats, but all the eats I remembered to photo).

 

1/2 cup of egg whites and 2 whole eggs topped with spinach & salsa

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Ground turkey with ‘shrooms and salsa

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Canned salmon salad

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Dipping my toe into the paleo world with these AWESOME cinnamon sliders I first saw on Christina’s blog and got the recipe from Paleomg.  So Good!

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Served with sautéed mushrooms and bell peppers.

I was meat’d out after consuming approximately 1/2 a pork tenderloin while prepping food for the week. (note to self, eating the food you cook does NOT equal food prep) so I only ate 2-3 sliders.  J ate ALL of the rest – I think that means he liked them!

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I also made a meatza from Paleomg after spying it on Juliet’s blog – yup, that was awesome, too!

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Topped off with a little yogurt for dessert.  Un-dipping my toe from the paleo world.

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Ever tried meatza?  Have you jumped onto the Paleo bandwagon?

Unleash the power of the slurpee

It’s been super hot lately and I’ve been a smoothie/slushy making machine!  For the slushies, I put drink mix and ice in my food processor.  Sometimes (when I plan ahead of time) I’ll freeze the prepared drink as ice cubes and process the ice cubes.

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For the smoothies, I put protein powder, ice, guar gum, xantham gum, and frozen spinach or frozen pumpkin puree (depending if I’m on a high-carb or low-carb day) and throw it all in my vita-mix.

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Any other smoothie/slushy makers out there?  Any suggestions for making these extra awesome? Smile