Monday, October 8, 2012

Day 9 - Lots of Baking!

Breakfast: a bowl of dry multigrain cheerios
Snack: honey vanilla greek yogurt and a grannysmith apple
Lunch: turkey & cheese (thin colby jack) sandwhich on whole wheat bread with spicy chili hummus, string cheese, celery & peanut butter
Snack: blackberries and an oatmeal pumpkin muffin (recipe below) --SO DELICIOUS!
Dinner: broiled garlic crusted chicken with roasted sweet potatoes (recipe below)
Snack: healthy homemade peanut butter ice cream

My Dinner!
Exercise: Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit, :45 elbow planks (regular & side), & stability ball ab workout

Making Smoothies!

Today was another slow day at work where I pinned many recipes on Pinterest.  In case you didn't know, I am a graphic designer at a printing company & I work from 6am to 2:30pm Monday through Friday.  I am not a morning person by any means but I LOVE having the afternoons to myself. It gives me time to get my workout done & do some baking (as I did today) and clean every now & again... :D Today I also made some smoothies that I froze for breakfast this week! (photo above) I put frozen fruit, whey protein, vanilla yogurt, almond milk, raspberries, & strawberries in them. Nmmm 

Well...Hope you all had a slightly more exciting Monday!! Check out the recipes! The Muffins are to die for!! Tomorrow I will share my Energy Bites recipe!! YUM YUM!

{ Oatmeal Pumpkin Muffins! }

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
3 tablespoons canola oil
one large egg
one large egg white
1/4 cup lowfat milk
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line muffin tin with muffin cups.
  2. Whisk dry ingredients and spices together in a large bowl.
  3. Add pumpkin, oil, milk, and egg and egg white to a medium size bowl and mix thoroughly. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredient and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
  4. Fill muffin cases evenly and bake for 18 to 25 minutes
Makes 14 muffins.

Recipe from

{ Garlic-Crusted Chicken }


2 skinless, chicken breasts
2 garlic cloves, pressed with garlic press or garlic powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon fresh pepper
½ teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges for garnish
-In a small dish, combine the garlic, sea salt, pepper, paprika, lemon zest and juice and olive oil, and whisk with a fork to combine; place the chicken breasts onto one of the lined baking sheets, and rub the garlic-oil mixture evenly onto each breast; set aside to marinate for 35 minutes, then broil for 8-9 minutes until moist.
{ Roasted Sweet Potatoes }

2 lbs sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs honey
4- 6 sprigs fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly-ground black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400ยบ.
2. Place sweet potatoes in a flat layer on a 9-by-13-inch baking pan or rimmed baking sheet. Place rosemary sprigs on top of sweet potatoes. Drizzle with olive oil and honey. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
3. Roast, stirring occasionally for 35 to 45 minutes or until sweet potatoes are fork tender. Serve hot.
recipe from

sorry for the crappy quality...I took it with my webcam. Here's to being STRONG!!!

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