High Protein/Fibre Chocolate Strawberry Banana Filled Crepes

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Okay so the first time I tried crepes, I didn’t like them. Why? They served them plain with no sauce or fruit! That’s like serving PB & J without the PB & J!! So when I went to Mexico and saw the had a crepe booth, I was a bit skeptical of how they would taste. But oh my lord, these were amazing! They had a warm chocolatey filling served atop a sweet strawberry sauce with chopped bananas, strawberries & powdered sugar on top of the crepe itself. Word’s cannot describe how amazing these were. When I got back I forgot about my amazing crepes for awhile..that is until this morning when I had this crazy craving for crepes! Knowing I could not deny this craving, I created my own version of those memorable crepes. The result?? They are awesome! The filling is sweet and delicious, I could just eat it off a spoon! & The chocolate Sauce? OMG heaven. The crepe was done french toast style so it’s light cinnamon sugar flavour just adds to the awesomeness of this dish.

Ingredients:

-1 multigrain Flat Out Wrap (these are great, high fibre, high protein, low-fat)

-1/3 cup egg whites

-1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

-1 tbsp homemade SF Chocolate Syrup.fr_2103_size880

-3/4 cup frozen strawberries(110g)

-1/3 a ripe banana mashed

-1 tsp sweetener of choice(I used splenda)

-1/4 tsp vanilla extract

-1/8 tsp salt

-1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon(depending on how much you like!)

-1/2 tsp Truvia(or another sweetener to taste)

-Olive oil or Cooking Spray

Directions: Heat a large pan over medium-low heat. Spray generously with cooking oil(up the sides as well). In a large flat bowl, combine egg whites, almond milk, vanilla, salt, truvia and cinnamon with a fork. Meanwhile place the frozen strawberries in a small microwavable bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes or until they are easy to mash. Stir in your banana and sweetener and sweeten to your liking. Microwave for another 20 seconds until hot. Now dredge your flatout wrap in the egg white mixture on both sides until well coated. You may have some extra batter that you can use up in my French Toast egg whites recipe! Now place the wrap in the hot pan and cook until browned on one side. Flip and cook for a bit on the other side. Now place half of your filling over one side of the wrap and fold. Cook for a few more minutes then take off the heat, top with extra strawberry-banana sauce and a dollop of chocolate sauce. Sprinkle some extra cinnamon and eat up! :). Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts for entire recipe: 285 calories, 5g fat, 41g carbs, 18g protein, 13g fibre

Homemade 13 Calorie Peanut Chocolate Sauce!

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Do you miss chocolate? Do you miss topping your sundaes and desserts with globs of delicious, sweet chocolately goodness? Do you love peanut butter? Well look no further..I’m here to help you out! (Sorry that sounded like a terrible attempt at an advertisement ploy). But anywhooo, this perfect sauce goes great with any fruit, pancakes, frozen yogurt, oatmeal, greek yogurt, cardboard…basically anything you’d like it to go on! It’s just awesome. So if you love chocolate like me and you secretly eat peanut butter by the spoonful, this one’s for you.

Serves 8:

Ingredients:

-1/4 cup water

-1/4 cup cocoa powder

-1 tbsp PB2 (powdered peanut butter)

-3 tbsp Truvia sweetener(or another sweetener to taste!)

-optional: stevia or splenda to taste(adds a different flavour of sweetness)

-1/8 tsp salt

-1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Directions: Whisk all ingredients in a small small bowl until thick and smooth. Store in the fridge and use as needed! 🙂 Enjoy!

***Peanut Free Option: leave out the PB2 and boil all ingredients for about 3 minutes or until thickened to your liking!***

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 13 calories, 0.3g fat, 0.3g carbs, 0.8g protein, 1.1g fibre

Quest Bar Review-White Chocolate Raspberry

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Hey all! So if you’ve seen my other flavour reviews, you probably already know that I am a huge fan of Quest and their products. They have the best nutrition profile of any bars and all of their products taste amazing and deliver quality protein and fibre. Their customer service is also amazing and overall they are just a great company. So I’ve tried pretty much every flavour of their protein bar line including the Quest Craving PB Cups (which by the way are awesome!) but I had yet to try their new flavour White Chocolate Raspberry. While at my local nutrition store yesterday I noticed they just got them in and excitedly I bought 3 bars to try( I was sure I would like them!) And man was I right!! This bar is so delicious! I felt like I was eating dessert for breakfast. I love the new soft texture to all their bars. The white chocolate chunks and raspberry were throughout the entire bar. No fake raspberry taste here! It tasted almost like raspberry cheesecake or a raspberry muffin when heated up. I love how the sweetness from the white chocolate compliments the tanginess from the berries. When I finished the bar I had to restrain myself from eating another one! They are that good! & It’s hard to believe but this flavour almost tops my past favourite, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough or at least ties. Seriously if I could I would go buy a full box of just this flavour alone. I highly recommend you try it out and heat it up for about 15 sec. in the microwave for best results! That way all the white chocolate melts and makes it even more amazing :).

Rating: 10/10  Nice work Quest! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

To purchase: http://www.questproteinbar.com/

 

What I ate Today x2

Hey! Today I had some sweet snacks and found some new favourites. Here’s my day in pictures…

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My usual egg white oats with almond butter, smashed strawberries/blueberries heated with a little sweetener & crushed peanuts.
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Finger foods for lunch! I had some crackers with cream cheese and bruschetta, a slice of black forest ham along with shrimp and cocktail sauce. Yum!

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I had some amazing treats today. I went out to the new froyo place called “Chill” where they use all organic/natural ingredients (they use greek yogurt). Their yogurt was different then the typical places, it was thicker and more creamy, the toppings there were outrageous with everything from skor bits to full brownies and real cheesecake! The staff was also awesome and let us choose any free drink. I tried this zero calorie flavoured/carbonated water which was really good! I also got super lucky and found out Popeyes was selling the new white chocolate raspberry quest bars so I picked up a few that I can’t wait to try along with some other favourites of mine. I also bought PB2 which I have been dying to try!
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For dinner I had 2 easy over eggs with rye bread & chicken bacon(along with some carrots not pictured above). This bacon is by far closest to the real thing as you can get without all the extra calories. It got super crispy, just how I like it!
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For dessert I had blueberries/strawberries mixed with a little sweetener and topped with whip cream.

What did you eat today?

What I ate Today!

Hey guys, sorry I have been gone for a while but again it’s summer and it’s hard to keep up the blog when I’m on vacation! If you didn’t already see, I have posted multiple pictures of the delicious ice cream and other desserts I ate while at my cottage. They were all amazing and it was fine to eat them in moderation since I was getting more exercise at the cottage then I do normally at home. I kept up my workouts as well as biked & went for long walk/runs on the beach almost everyday. I love it there but now that I’m home I’ve bumped up the intensity of my workouts as well as the amount of food I am consuming. I’m ready to go all in again! Care to join me?

Some random eats from today…

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My current favourite breakfast..egg white oats(recipe in index) with warm blueberries, almond butter, crushed almonds, flax, cinnamon, vanilla, salt & a dash of almond milk.
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A snack of Chocolate Chai Tea, red pepper, carrots, 2 kinds of spicy hummus along with additional chili pepper flakes(can never have too much spice!) & scrambled egg whites with dill & other spices. I ended up only eating half of the hummus!
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Lunch was a banana with 3oz. of lemon dijon chicken. This is actually one of my favourite lunches though I typically eat an apple instead of a banana but my Dad stole the last one this morning…

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I also tried this new s’mores Luna bar. I also just tried the chocolate nut brownie one as well but I definitely prefer this one! Reminds me a lot of a typical granola bar but much healthier and with 9g of protein, it keeps you feeling fuller longer!
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For dinner I had this amazing lasagna my Mom makes on occasion, it’s made with cottage cheese(don’t be turned off by this..it’s what makes it awesome), low-fat mozzarella, parmesan & extra-lean ground beef. It’s honestly the best lasagna you will ever taste, haha not being biased or anything. I also ate these perfect cucumber slices as a side with my dinner. They were straight from my garden and tasted amazing! (I didn’t take a picture but I also had a cucumber with my Luna bar as well)
I also had dessert today! I had a little bowl of fresh blueberries and strawberries topped with light cool whip…one of my favourite desserts!..the other? Pudding with cool whip!
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I got my workout in today, it only took me 30 minutes to complete. I worked back & abs, here is just an updated picture of my arm muscles. I plan on working on them more but they are okay for now!
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Almond Butter, Blueberry Egg White Oats & Sushi!

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Today I had some amazing oats, recipe idea curtsey of Nutritionist in the Kitch. I changed it up a bit by using almond butter and blueberries for topping but kept the base the same. This recipe is simple and delicious and you can easily customize it to your own tastes! It is also high protein and very filling! Perfect for an active day ahead!  The oats are so creamy and delicious, you would never know their are egg whites in there!

Serves 1:

Ingredients:

-3/4 cup water (add more or less based on the consistency you like)

-1/2 tsp cinnamon

-1/4 tsp salt

-1 tsp flax seed (optional)

-1/3 cup large flake oats(not quick cooking  or instant!)

-1/4 cup egg whites

-2-3 drops stevia sweetener (or another sweetener to taste)

-1/4 tsp vanilla extract

-1 tbsp almond butter

-1/4 cup frozen blueberries mixed with 1/2 tsp sweetener heated in a microwave until hot

-Additional cinnamon for topping

-2 tbsp Almond milk (again optional but recommended!)

Directions: In a small pot bring first four ingredients to a boil. Once boiling, stir in 1/3 cup of oats, cover and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 5-7 minutes and stir occasionally until oats have soaked up a little more than half the water. Next pour in your egg whites and whisk quickly, cooking for 3-4 minutes until oats begin to thicken and mixture becomes creamy. Take off the heat, stir in sweetener/vanilla and top with your almond butter and blueberries, add a drizzle of almond milk and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy!

Nutrition: 294 calories, 17g protein, 12g fat, 36g carbs, 8g fibre

Today I also went out for sushi with friends! I took pictures of some of the things we ate..it was a fun experience, haha.

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I’m sorry our tasty little friends!…
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My friend’s seafood soup.

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Dragon Roll

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A slice of crab sushi pizza with spicy sauce..yum!

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Crab Sushi

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Giant Cookies, Cheesecake and The Best Fajitas

Ah, the title says it all. It was a good day for food!  I babysat this a little boy all day and he helped me bake and decorate this giant cookie chocolate chip cookie! I am surprised at how good it turned out! We called it our cookie pizza and cut it into slices. I am pretty sure he ate half by myself.

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Yum!
Later I went out with friends to a festival and had this delicious chicken fajita on naan bread. I have never had naan bread before, can you believe it? I absolutely loved it! I just wanted to eat the bread alone haha but the sign said “The Best Fajitas” and I have to agree they were pretty awesome!

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Later  I had the last slice of my decadent healthy Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake with a heaping tablespoon of natural peanut butter. The perfect way to end an awesome day.
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Breakfast & Dinner Today

Today I had a colourful breakfast and dinner which were just as beautiful to look at as they were delicious to eat!

Breakfast..I had my usual plain greek yogurt mixed with 2 drops of stevia and a little vanilla extract topped with fresh local berries, crushed almonds, and a dash of extra granular sweetener. Served with a drizzle of low-sugar syrup. (Plus, of course, a side of my favourite chocolate chai tea).
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After spending all day in the pool it was nice to have this amazing dinner waiting for us!- with 3 different salads, Mediterranean pasta salad, greek potato & quinoa with toasted sunflower seeds, spinach, tomato etc. with a homemade dressing. I also had the best barbecue chicken made with our favourite KC Masterpiece sauce topped with light miracle whip and a slice of tomato. Oh and delicious hot bean salad as well! This meal was all my Mom’s doing, did I ever mention she’s an even better cook then me?

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Anyways, I hope you are all enjoying your summer! What is your favourite summer time meal? Please share!

Quest Protein Bars & PB Cups-Review

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Hey guys! Today I thought I’d do something a little different and do a review! I would like to do more review posts so I was thinking, what better way to start off then with these AMAZING quest bars that I already love! Each bar contains roughly 20-21g of protein and is 200 cals or under so I will be doing a very basic reviewing each of these flavours individually just based on flavour/texture as well as other flavours not shown in the pictures. Plus I will do a quick review of Quest Cravings PB Cups, okay here it goes…

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Peanut Butter & Jelly: This one had a bit of a dry texture out of the package and wasn’t as soft as some of the others, it was more peanut butter flavour then jelly. After heating it in the microwave for a few seconds it was definitely better and easier to eat! Overall I give it a 7/10.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter: MMMM.. When I opened this, the smell of chocolate peanut butter just wafted up! It made me want to bite into it right away! The soft texture of this bar was also a nice change from the peanut butter and jelly. It was less crumbly and more smooth, with little peanut pieces throughout. It was almost like a softer version of a tootsie roll! When heated up this bar was even better! Warm and goey..yum! I give this 9.5/10

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Coconut Cashew: When I opened this it definitely smelt like coconut! & When I bit in it was also a softer texture, maybe a bit less soft then the Chocolate Peanut Butter but still great! It had little bits of coconut throughout it and pieces of cashew. I think this bar is more coconut flavour then cashew but really I didn’t mind! (I love coconut). I never tried this one heated up but I am sure it’s even better. Overall I give this bar 8.5/10

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: This is one of quest’s newest releases and for sure one of their best…I received these as a prize for winning their photo contest!(Thanks Quest!) Sadly they don’t sell this flavour where I live. Onto the review.. The smell when I first opened the bar was pretty good! Maybe not as good as Chocolate PB but that’s just because I am a peanut butter fanatic. The texture is soft again which seems to be a trend with all of the most recent bars-with chocolate pieces scattered throughout. Anyways after tasting it on it’s own, to be completely honest I thought it was really good but not as good as I would have expected after all the hype about it. But then…I put in in the microwave for 17 seconds and it was a whole other story. It melted beautifully with chocolate everywhere! The texture was very resemblent to real cookie dough and the taste was amazing! If you get these, definitely heat them up in the microwave! Or do as I did in the last picture, bake them for 5 min. in a 375* oven until slightly golden! Overall I give this bar a 9.5/10.

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Chocolate Brownie: This is actually the first quest bar I ever tried so we go wayyy back, haha. This bar is denser then some of the other newer ones and a little more chewy but still quite good. It’s more of a dark chocolate flavour with a very slight salty aftertaste. I actually liked how this bar isn’t too sweet but those of you who are hoping for the usual brownie taste may be slightly disappointed. But with that said, many people love the Chocolate Brownie bar and I do have to agree that it has a very brownie-like texture when heated up! 🙂 I would give this bar an 8/10.

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Mixed Berry Bliss: I actually bought this bar only because I could choose one more to fill my box. I really didn’t have very high expectations since normally I am a chocolate person and I had heard a lot of mixed reviews about it. But this bar truly surprised me! It was thicker then some of the other quest bars which was a big plus for me! It also had a softer texture then some of the bars but not quite as soft as the newer ones. It has little berry pieces throughout the bar as well as…almonds! This is what really made the bar for me. The crunch of the almonds was awesome! I also love the fact that this bar is good eaten just as is or heated up. Overall I give this bar a 8.5/10 (Note that I am a harsh critic, haha most people might give this at least a 9!).

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Banana Nut Muffin: This bar is slightly thinner then the other bars(compare with mixed berry). Although it’s thinner it is still just as filling and very tasty! For once I actually preferred this bar eaten as is rather then heated up. This is probably because I found this bar to be extra sticky when hot! I almost couldn’t get it off the plate, haha. But with that said, it was a delicious bar with walnut pieces throughout and a REAL banana flavour, not that fake laffy taffy flavour we all know. It really did taste like a banana nut muffin to me. Overall I give this bar 9/10.
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Now for the bars I didn’t review above, I have also tried apple pie, strawberry cheesecake and cinnamon roll. I found all three off these bars to be more dense and chewier then the ones listed above and they were not my top picks but some people love them so it’s all personal preference! I still think they taste good but quest has so many other options that I would choose others first! 🙂

My Ranking From Best to Least Favourite Quest Bars:
1.Tie:Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Chocolate Peanut Butter
2.Banana Nut Muffin
3.Mixed Berry Bliss(both coconut/mixed berry could also be second depending on my mood,haha)
4.Coconut Cashew
5.Chocolate Brownie
6.PB & J
7.Cinnamon Roll
8.Apple Pie
9.Strawberry Cheesecake

Quest Cravings PB Cups: I kept these in the fridge and placed them in the freezer for about 5 min. before eating because I’d heard that they tasted better this way..Well I guess it worked. These were delicious! They really do taste like PB Cups. They may not be as creamy in the middle(the middle was slightly more dry) but they have the taste down perfectly and the chocolate coating is sweet and melty..These were also super filling! I could barely finish two of them. If you like PB Cups you should for sure try these out!

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If you are interested in any of their bars you can find out more on the facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/QuestNutrition?fref=ts
Or order from their site:
http://www.questproteinbar.com/

P.S I hear they have a new white chocolate raspberry flavour coming out which I am sure will be amazing!

**I was not paid/asked to do this review, my opinions are all my own!**

I’m Back!! New Recipes, New Meals, Get Fit w/Me This Summer!

Hey everyone!!! I am finally back!! It feels like it’s been forever since I did my last recipe post on MouthwateringMotivation! I was so busy with school and final exams that I had no time for my beloved healthy food blog! But no fear, this summer new high protein and healthy recipes will be on the way! I will also be posting workouts and pictures of what I’m eating! I actually just finished up high school now and I was accepted to university for Food and Nutrition ! I can’t wait to start and work with a group of people interested in the same things that I am! It was a bittersweet end to highschool as many of my friends will be leaving me next year..but at the same time I am ready for a fresh start. So without further ado, let’s kick-off my re-starting of my poor neglected blog with a few delicious food pics to catch you all up!

Chocolate Vanilla(Homemade) Swirl Greek Yogurt With Dark Chocolate and Berries

Honey Coconut French Toast!

Vanilla(Stevia/vanilla extract)greek yogurt with berries, pecans, shredded coconut and a drizzle of sugar-free syrup.

One of my typical giant salads!

Homemade Healthy Thin Crust Greek Chicken Pizza

One of my favourite light desserts…Fresh local berries mixed with a dash of sweetener and topped with light cool whip!