Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Fronch Toast!

I was going to make this for dinner last night, but Clancy wasn't hungry when he got up for work (3am).  That means I had breakfast all prepped and ready to go for me!  =D  I was impatient and didn't let them soak long enough before frying them though, so they turned out more chewy than last nights test run.  Boo!

I'm guessing that there is probably 400 calories in this meal (with my morning coffee), but I'm not sure because I don't feel like loading everything into myfitnesspal.  It's mostly carbs, and that's what I need this morning; raw fuel!  Now to hit the ground running!

Here are the original ingredients, from theppk.com:
Loaf of Italian or French bread, baguette shaped, preferably stale
1/2 cup soy creamer (rice or soy milk would make a good substitute, preferably rice)
1/2 cup rice milk or plain soy milk
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/4 cup chickpea flower
Several tablespoons canola or vegetable oil

But in my infinite wisdom, I had to make several substitutions due to my poor planning.  I only had whole wheat flour in the house, and no non-dairy creamer at all (I just used a full cup of vanilla soy milk).

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Easy Cupcakes with Protein Icing

1 box of vegan cake mix (I used a chocolate fudge cake mix)
1 15 oz can of pumpkin puree
30-35g (one serving) of protein powder*

Mix your cake mix & pumpkin together and bake according to box directions.  Cool completely before you try to ice them.

For the icing, mix one serving of protein powder with 3-6+ tablespoons of water.  You will have to adjust this according to what type of protein powder you have.  Flavored protein powder is best - they tend to already have a zero calorie sweetener in them, and don't usually taste too.. grain-y.

Makes 24 cupcakes.
91 calories each.  16 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein (80:10:10).

Testing tonight's dinner.

Can you even see the baked potato under that mountain of crock pot vegan chili? The only way this could get better is with vegan cheese!

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ice cream for dinner?!

These are my micros so far today... I already logged my lunch and dinner. So this means I can have ice cream for dinner!? Hahaha, I'm kidding.. Though a coconut based ice cream would have some good fats in it...

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Easy meal idea.

This is actually combined leftover elements from last night's meal. This is a hearty serving of barley and veggies (trader joe's organic foursome); only 320 calories and barley is a slow burning carb.. Supposedly. Ha. I'm reading a lot about carb and proteins and.. there is so much conflicting information.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

You know you're vegan when...

You eat greens straight out of the bag like they're popcorn or chips. Normal?

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Mail Time: Conscious Box January!

This is the second month in a row that I was sent the wrong Conscious Box.  Total bummer, as a couple of the things I was excited to try aren't vegan.  I passed them along to a good home, but it still bummed me out.  Oh well, I've decided to cancel after this month anyways.

This month's box was curated by famous fitness trainer Joel Harper.  You can learn about him on his website, JoelHarperFitness.com.  The nice thing about a fitness trainer curating the box?  Lots of healthy snacks that I don't feel guilty eating!