So I made a fun breakfast recipe on Sunday that I want to share with you. Its healthy, easy and low carb!
It’s actually a healified replica of a breakfast I had in Hawaii.
I loved it and knew I was going to make it at home. The ingredient that makes this dish so awesome is the dinner sausage. It is a total game changer & gives a different breakfast taste dynamic.
The second ingredient that changes the dynamic is rice. In Hawaii they eat rice with everything including breakfast. I LOVED the taste of the dinner sausage and rice with the eggs. Even though I didn’t use a lot of rice (look at those mounds in the picture – good thing I was on vacation!) in this recipe – it still worked. You can also try cauliflower rice for an even lower carb option but I like to keep my breakfast over 20carbs.
1 Chicken apple sausage (I used Trader Joe’s) (120cals/7carbs)
1/2oz. Shredded Mozzerella (50cals)
1oz Avocado (45cals/4carbs)
1oz White onions (11cals/3carbs)
3 Egg Whites (75cals)
1/4 Cups White rice (50cals/10carbs)
I cooked the sausage + onions in one pan and the egg whites + cheese in another pan. Then I threw everything on the white rice.
Meal Total: 351cals/24carbs
Me and my husband both loved this. I will definitely make it again!
Last week in my WIAW post I promised a recipe for my Mint Matcha Protein Power Shake – I added the word “Power” to it because my shakes are no joke. I use a lot of ingredients so it takes an extra minute or two to prep BUT you are getting a big dose of nutrient dense awesomeness! Who doesn’t want that? I hope you enjoy ?
Vanilla Protein Powder (I used Shakeology, If you use low crab protein powder can add half a banana for some carbs) (130cals, 14carbs)
Almond Milk // 1 Cup // (50cals, 1carb)
Heavy Cream //1 TBSP // (50cals,0carbs)
Matcha Powder // 2tsp // (20cals, 4carbs)
Cacao Nibs // 6g // (40cals, 2carbs)
Walnuts // 8g // (50cals, 1carb)
Hemp Seed //1TBSP // (50cals, 1carb)
Handful of Mint, Handful of Spinach (10cals, 1carb)
Bee pollen // 1/2tsp // (10cal, 1carb)
Meal Total: 410cals, 25carbs
I love fresh mint, its amazing how much flavor it adds.
Having Monday off and letting loose over Labor day weekend made me feel a little weird when I woke up so I was eager to get right back on track. This was the prefect breakfast to do that and I felt great immediately after I drank it ?
Now I am ready to face the week! Have an awesomely fantastic Tuesday!
I am SOOOOO happy it is Friday! I fully intend to enjoy every moment of this weekend because it turns out next week is going to be another busy one.
This morning started with a 150 blood sugar- better than yesterday but so not where I want to be. Then I did this workout again. I love it – its short, works everything and you get sweaty!
Next I made the best protein shake ever lol. Seriously this is one of my fav’s – and I make a lot of protein shakes. It was sweet, creamy, cake batter awesomeness.
What made it so special? I used Figs to sweeten it instead of the same old banana. I was lucky enough to have some figs left over from a frozen bag I bought from Trader Joe’s a while back. Unfortunately they discontinued them though. However, since it is the season for figs just buy them, wait till they are soft and rip then freeze them. They make your shake so sweet and delicious. It will taste like cake batter. I asked Brian to taste to make sure it wasn’t just me and he agreed – it tastes like cake batter – so yummy! Here is the recipe I used:
Fig Cake Batter Protein Shake
1 Cup Almond or Coconut Milk
1 Scoop Protein Powder (I use Tera’s)
1 TBSP Heavy Cream
2 TBSP Cookie dough Torani syrup (or sweetener of choice, I had this on hand and it gives it more of a desert, cake taste)
1 TBSP Walnuts
1/2 TBSP Chia Seeds
2 Large Figs
My total was: 360cals/29carbs
I also had a huge spoonful of Peanut Butter with it ?
Try Figs in your shake today! and enjoy!
Hey, hey! Glad its Friday??? I am!
Today started out OK – to be honest my blood sugar was high this morning. I went to bed at 9:30 and woke up at 10:30 shaking. I cannot think of why which is so annoying. I ate a banana and of course I had to add peanut butter because middle of the night lows = no inhibitions. So I woke up mad that I ate too much, full and high.
I got my sorry butt out of bed and did this workout. I don’t have much time in the mornings these days so I love these fast 20 minute workouts.
Next up was breakfast:
Today I had my low carb Mediterranean omelet. The only thing missing was spinach – I was totally out. My favorite part was the bagel flat with BUTTER. Usually I go with cream cheese but I had a major craving for it.
I am so excited to tell you about last nights easy Thai food dinner. It’s so awesome – I am definitely going to make it again next week.
I cooked the chicken in coconut oil. Then I tossed it with cooked green beans, curry sauce and cilantro. On the side was the scallion pancake (I can’t begin to tell you how much I love the scallion pancake). I also used the curry as a dipping sauce for the pancake. So good, so easy and so fast. This was a winner – thank you Trader Joe’s!
Chicken (120) /// Beans (25cals, 6carbs) /// Curry Sauce (80cals, 7carbs) /// Scallion Pancake (160cals, 21carbs)
400cals/34carbs (I added in some extra cals to account for the coconut oil I cooked with)
Cant wait to start the weekend!! Any plans? Its still around 80 degrees here in NY so I will be on the boat!