Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Red Velvet "Cake" Recipe

Get Excited! This is AMAZING... 
Red Velvet "Cake" Recipe
Servings: 3
Ingredients:
1 cup Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Soy Flour (35% Protein)
9 ounces of Shredded Baby Carrots
3 TBSP of Cocoa
3 packets of Stevia
3 Egg Whites
3 ramekins
Cooking Spray

Optional: Fage Greek Yogurt

Instructions:
Spray ramekins with cooking spray and set aside.

Combine Soy Flour, Carrots, Cocoa, Stevia, Red Velvet Emulsion, and Egg Whites in blender (I use the Ninja). Blend well. 

(1) Evenly distribute the batter between the 3 ramekins and microwave for 5 minutes. (2) Wait approximately 30 seconds and microwave again for 2 minutes. Keep repeating step #2 until cake is cooked throughout. Depending on the microwave and ramekin, cooking times may vary.

Let cool in fridge and serve. Option to serve with Greek yogurt as "frosting". 

Nutritional Content:
Calories - 152
Carbs - 17g
Fat - 5g
Protein - 12

This recipe is pretty much amazing! As my boyfriend, Palani, says, "Quit tooting your own horn! We got it. It's good!" HA! :)

In health,
-C


Monday, June 25, 2012

Total - $29.99

Current Cost of Competing = $29.99


I am keeping a grand total of how much it is costing me to compete. In the past, I was quoted by numerous individuals to expect to pay thousands. I beg to differ. 

Just purchased my shoes this morning and they are in the mail. I have to eat to live, so food does not add any expense.

Checking this bad boy off my bucket list! So excited. I have learned so much about my body, cooking, how my body responds to different stimulus with training and nutrition, and am LOVING the journey!

-C

Friday, June 22, 2012

Soy Carrot Avo Dessert and Iced Coffee on the Go Recipes


Soy Carrot Avo Dessert Recipe


Ingredients:
¼ cup of Defatted/Low Fat Soy Flour
3 oz. of Shredded/Baby Carrots
2 oz. of Avocado
1 packet of Stevia
1 cup of Water
Cooking Spray
Small ramekin dish or tin
Optional: Greek Yogurt and/or Peanut Butter (I use Unsalted Peanut Butter as the regular PB tastes like a salt packet to me!)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and spray dish/tin. Just an FYI, I make A LOT of these at one time so the cooking time may vary slightly if you are baking only one.

Combine all ingredients in blender (I use the Ninja, its amazing!) and blend until carrots are finely chopped and ingredients are blended well.

Pour mixture into baking dish and place in oven for 30-40 minutes. Again, baking time may vary.

Iced Coffee on the Go Recipe

Ingredients:
2/3 cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk
12 oz. Coffee
1 tsp Maple Extract
½ TBSP Sugar Free French Vanilla Instant Coffee
Desired amount of Ice Cubes

Combine all ingredients and ENJOY! I am on a kick of recycling old jars for just about everything. Feel free to do the same, as shown in the picture above.

Have a happy and healthy day!
-C


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Diet In Detail.

Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone’s week is off to a great start.

I was recently asked about my nutrition, in detail, from day to day. Due to my work and workout schedule, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are similar in diet and Tuesdays and Thursdays are similar in diet. With that said, here goes:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays:
5:30am – On the way to work, 1 Kroger Carbmaster Yogurt.
WORKOUT/CLASS
8:00am – 1/8 cup Soy Flour, 1 TBSP Chia Seeds, 1 TBSP Flax, and 1 cup of Water cooked in microwave for about 3 minutes. Top this “cake” with Fage Greek Yogurt. Sometimes I have ¼ scoop of chocolate protein powder because it is SUPER SWEET.
WORKOUT/CLASS
1:00pm – Same as above for 8:00am.
4:00pm – This one varies a bit, but recently it has been Trader Joe’s Egg White Salad with 1 cucumber and 1 C’s Pumpkin “Pie” topped with Fage yogurt.
7:00pm – Kroger Frozen Italian Blend Vegetables with 6 Egg Whites and Mrs. Dash Seasoning, Nutritional Yeast and Pepper Jack Mayo. For “dessert” (this week), I made ¼ cup Soy Flour, small amount of avocado, and shredded carrot “cake”. I top this with a little sweetener and, of course, Fage yogurt. Do not judge me for the mayo. I used to eat most of my meal as a side dish to ketchup, so this is a HUGE step. ;)

Tuesdays/Thursdays:
6:30am – Overnight Oats – 1/8 c. of Oats, 1 TBSP Chia Seeds, 1TBSP Flax, ½ cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk, Cinnamon, and ¾ cup of Water. This soaks overnight and I add Fage Yogurt in the morning.

WORKOUT/CLASS
10:00am – 1 Fage Yogurt
CLASS
1:00pm - 1/8 cup Soy Flour, 1 TBSP Chia Seeds, 1 TBSP Flax, and 1 cup of Water cooked in microwave for about 3 minutes. Top this “cake” with Fage Greek Yogurt. Sometimes I have ¼ scoop of chocolate protein powder because it is SUPER SWEET (Same “cake” as above from Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays).
3:00pm – C’s Pumpkin Pie with 2 TBSP Trader Joe’s Unsalted Crunchy Peanut Butter OR Fage Yogurt. Can you tell I love my yogurt?!
WORKOUT
6:00pm – Cocoa Carrot Protein Pancake – 1 serving of shredded carrots, 6 egg whites, organic cocoa, sweetener, cinnamon, and some flavored extract.
8:30pm – Same dinner as above. Kroger Frozen Italian Blend Vegetables with 6 Egg Whites and Mrs. Dash Seasoning, Nutritional Yeast and Pepper Jack Mayo. For “dessert” (this week), I made ¼ cup Soy Flour, small amount of avocado, and shredded carrot “cake”. I top this with a little sweetener and, of course, Fage yogurt.

Saturdays vary because I allow myself a little more freedom. I eat similar foods, just in a different order and then we have our cheat meal (or a more technical term – refeed). This dinner “refeeds” the body AND mind. We go out for sushi and I eat the all vegetable rolls.

Sundays are very similar to Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays except I do not work out. It is my rest day!

Just a reminder that what works for one person may not work for another. I have used myself as an experiment and have morphed different recipes in to foods that I like. So, beware, you may not like what I eat. Find what works for you!

Friday, June 8, 2012

June 8, 2012 Progress Report

Happy Fitness Friday!
Progress Pic.
Total Spent for Competition Prep = $0
Still need to buy swimsuit and heels but I need to eat and train, regardless, hence the $0.
In health,
C