Friday, November 16, 2012

Pumpkin Protein Balls

Quick and simple recipe! Great for a pre-workout snack. :-)

1/4 cup pure pumpkin
1 scoop vanilla or cinnamon protein powder
2 tablespoons oat flour
1-2 tablespoons coconut flour
1 tablespoons flaxseed meal
1/2 tsp cinnamon, and extra cinnamon for coating
1/2 tsp truvia
1/4 cup crushed walnuts

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Add a 1-2 tablespoons water (SLOWLY!) until the mix becomes pasty enough to roll into ball. Roll mixture into balls (size is your choice). Then, roll the balls in the crushed walnuts AND/OR cinnamon!I put mine in the freezer for about 1-2 hours. You can also keep in the fridge overnight.

Nutrition Facts for the whole mixture:
approximately: 358 cals, 32g carbs, 14g fat, 33g protein

ENJOY!! :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Spicy {Pepper Jack Cheese Stuffed} Chicken Muffins

Here is a new and healthy way to enjoy ground chicken! I served this with brown rice seasoned with garlic, cumin and mexican saffron. :-)

1lb ground chicken breast
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1/4 cup egg whites
1 8oz can of natural, no salt added tomato sauce
1 small can chopped green chilis
2 tsp Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy seasoning
3/4 small yellow onion - chopped
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1/3 block (10oz block) of pepper jack cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Cut the cheese (ha ha) into 12 even blocks. Combine everything in a bowl except cheese. Fill each muffin cup halfway with chicken mixture. Add a block of cheese in each cup. Add rest of the mixture on top of each each muffin cup. Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts:
1 muffin - 123 calories, 5g carbs, 7g fat, 11g protein