What I ate Today x2

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

My usual egg white oats with almond butter, smashed strawberries/blueberries heated with a little sweetener & crushed peanuts.
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!

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!
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!
For dessert I had blueberries/strawberries mixed with a little sweetener and topped with whip cream.

What did you eat today?

HEALTHY Maple-Apple-Bacon-Chocolate Oatmeal

Sweet Maple Bacon Oatmeal!

Yes, you read that right. I dared to do the insane and put the words “healthy, chocolate & bacon” all in one sentence. Actually I put them all in one bowl of super awesome oatmeal. If you are just crazy enough to try this recipe, I guarantee you will be in for a great surprise. This oatmeal packs wonderful salty and sweet flavour and will leave you wanting more. Don’t be fooled by the ingredients, this oatmeal is actually surprisingly healthy too! Take me to the recipe!

Healthy Snacks & Breakfasts

Hey! Been gone for awhile yet again..school is keeping me busy but I am still trying to post lots of the weekends so these are just some pictures to catch you up on some of what I’ve been eating during the week. I am pretty boring for meals during school because it’s hard to find time to make really creative recipes, so most of these foods are simple and clean 🙂

Banana Baked Oatmeal 2 Baked Banana Oatmeal1

For breakfast one day I made baked banana oatmeal with mini enjoy life chocolate chips and walnuts..yummy! Ignore the messy pan. I so brilliantly forgot to grease it or spray it with pam so it was just a joy to clean out afterwards! But still completely worth the mess.

Strawberry Shortcake

Also during the week I made a funny looking microwave protein “strawberry shortcake” from a recipe I altered a bit. It was pretty tasty! I love my strawberry-rhubarb jam in just about anything though so that could be why it tasted so good. I could eat that stuff on cardboard and still enjoy it!

Snack Time Hummus

best protein bar 3

I also had a few really great snacks, I eat these pretty often because of convenience but they are actually so good. Sometimes simple really is best.

In the first photos/ first snack I had chipotle spicy hummus (from costco) with lots of carrots and cauliflower. I really recommend you try this hummus if you like spicy like I do! I have been through 3 hummus’ now trying to find one that was actually spicy enough for my liking and finally I think I found one! But I still threw in a few extra chili pepper flakes just cuz. 😉 I usually eat this with a side of red velvet cake tea from David’s tea and one of “The Best Homemade Protein Bars Ever”.

Fruit Bowl

Another snack I loveeeee to eat either right when I wake up or immediately following a workout is a bowl of fresh fruit. Thankfully I have an awesome Mom who makes a giant fruit bowl of mixed fruits every week so all I have to do is grab some!

Bedtime Post-Workout Snack

Bedtime snacks for me are usually high protein/high fat, low carb. But on this particular night I ran out of my awesome 2% cottage cheese (yes I LOVE plain cottage cheese, I know I’m weird.) and natural peanut butter which I usually just eat 1-2 tbsp of straight from the container haha. So instead since I did a really late workout I had some carbs/protein which included 3/4 cup 0% plain greek yogurt with mixed berries, a dash of stevia/vanilla extract/cinnamon & some low-sugar syrup.

P.S, “like” for my winnie the pooh spoon?

Ham english muffin

Another breakfast I randomly decided to take a picture of is actually one of my favourites even though it looks extremely boring. I just hadn’t gotten around to putting the jam on yet because it was early and I wasn’t really thinking about my photography skills, I just wanted to eat, haha. But it’s basically just a whole-wheat muffin with sugar-free natural strawberry/rhubarb jam and 2 pieces of Canadian Bacon. This breakfast contains 18g of protein so it’s really great! But even better is when I make a sunny-side up egg, 1 piece of bacon and the english muffin, half for dipping in the egg and half for spreading with jam..perfection!


Some of my Meals…

Paleo Breakfast Sweet Potatoes
Breakfast: Mashed Sweet Potatoes with cayenne, paprika, salt & pepper topped with a sunny-side up egg, eaten with 2 pieces of costco ham bacon(my new favourite bacon).
Coconut Lime Shrimp Curry
Dinner: Coconut-lime shrimp curry, a recipe I followed but change a little by adding red pepper flakes, spicy thai sauce and serving over fried cauliflower rice!
Paleo Snack Pistachios and Ham
Snack: My usual bowl of assorted nuts(I took the picture after they were already partly eaten, there were almonds, woops!) & 2oz black forest ham with mustard of course.

Lately my meals have been pretty simple and I eat the same thing quite often because exams are coming up and I need all the time I can to study! haha. 🙂

Traditional Breakfast Paleo Style (gluten-free, grain-free)

Paleo Savoury Waffle and Egg BreakfastHey everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while..I have been making some big changes in the way I eat! & Yes you read right, this recipe is paleo! I am going Paleo! 🙂 I finally  chose to jump on the band wagon after much debating. I never thought I could eat Paleo because of my intense love for everything bread related as well as my beloved oatmeal & rice. But I figured you know what? It’s a challenge! & I love a good challenge, plus you can create some pretty delicious food on Paleo. Although I am calling myself Paleo, many pure Paleo’s may not consider me 100% because I have continued to include small amounts of cottage cheese & goat cheese in my diet as well as peanuts/peanut butter along with a few additional ingredients(small amounts of sugar-free syrup, stevia sweetener etc.). But this works for me and I think you should never follow a diet outline exactly the way it’s layed out, change it if you don’t like something! Just follow the basics :). Anyways let’s get to this awesome recipe! Continue reading

Eggs and Bacon for Breakfast :)

Eggs & Bacon

Of course this is not traditional bacon on the side..but it’s a great substitute! It’s actually ham bacon and 97% fat-free! Only 1g of fat per slice & 4g protein each! I personally think it tastes much better than turkey bacon…especially topped with a little sugar-free syrup 😉

This breakfast is loaded with healthy protein and fats 🙂 *Recommended for anyone trying to eat low-carb