Banana Rhubarb Protein Bread Pudding

banana rhubarb puddingThis was a dessert I created so I could still eat banana bread after having my wisdom teeth removed! Haha. If you would like regular banana bread then feel free to only use 1/4 cup almond milk and fully cook the bread. But I have to tell you, this pudding version was quite delicious and I might make it again even when my mouth has healed! Rhubarb is also optional but highly recommended! We grow it in our garden so this was the perfect opportunity for me to use it but chocolate chips would be great too.

The pudding serves 6 and comes in at a modest: 4F/20C/11P & 7.5g fibre per serving.

Made with my new favourite ingredient Vitafiber, a high fibre, calorie syrup substitute for sugar. You can also purchase the powdered form of Vitafiber, which is amazing for use as a flour or sugar substitute in baking specifically.

I’ll link to where you can purchase it if you are interested! 🙂

http://www.amazon.com/Vitafiber-Basic-Syrup-1-2-kg/dp/B00TIX50OQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430239060&sr=8-1&keywords=vitafiber

Now onto the recipe…

Preheat oven to 325*

Whisk together all wet ingredients in a large bowl:

1 whole egg

45g egg whites

1/2 tbsp greek yogurt

200g mashed ripe banana

1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 tbsp(12g) brown sugar

Combine all dry ingredients in a separate bowl.

3 tbsp(21g) coconut flour

1 tbsp(10g) vital wheat gluten

1 1/2 scoops cellucor PB Marshmallow whey

30g vitafiber powder

2 tbsp skim milk powder

2 tbsp splenda (more or less to taste!)

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

optional: cinnamon

Fold the dry ingredients gently into the wet along with 1 tbsp(15g) melted butter until JUST combined.

Fold in 1/2 cup diced rhubarb and scrape the mixture into a small loaf pan sprayed with pam. Bake for 35-40min or until the edges have browned slightly and a toothpick comes out JUST barely clean but the center is still moist(don’t overbake!). Cool before slicing and serving! Enjoy!

Heavenly Banana Bread Oatmeal

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Why did the banana go out with the prune? Because he couldn’t find a date. Get it?? Okay I admit that was awful…, but this Banana Bread Oatmeal sure isn’t! I couldn’t wait to dig into this after taking the pictures. I don’t know anyone who actually dislikes banana bread. If you do then..you should just leave immediately (just kidding! maybe..) Banana bread is like a staple in my diet and I can only go so long without it. So after making some Healthy Banana Bread for dessert, I decided, why can’t I make it a part of my breakfast too? And thus, the Banana Bread Oatmeal was created. Take me to the recipe!

Healthy Breakfast, Awesome School Lunch, Snack & Dinner

Coconut Oatmeal

Good evening! A little late for a post but I wanted to get it in before the day was over! So to start things off, I wanted to let you guys know I will be doing a series of posts on different variations of oatmeal! I know it’s a common food that lots of people have on hand and I figure the recipes may come in handy if you need to spice up your usual breakfast 🙂 With that being said..here was today’s oatmeal.
The add-ins: 1/2 tsp coconut oil, 2/3 cup almond milk, 2 drops stevia sweetener, dash of salt, 1/8 tsp vanilla extract, mini “enjoy life” chocolate chips, small piece of chopped banana, blueberries, 1/2 tsp cinnamon mixed into the oats plus more for topping, sprinkle of shredded coconut, 6 or 7 almonds crushed, light sprinkle of stevia granular. I went a little crazy with ingredients but this creative mix was really great and satisfied my sweet tooth!.

School Lunch Salad
For lunch, I wanted to share with you my absolute favourite thing to eat that I have pretty much every single day! It’s perfect to pack in a cooler/lunch pail for on the go!
My super-filling and very healthy/delicious salad(I’m hesitant to even call it a salad since it is so much more!) includes:
-about 1 cup chopped romaine
-1/4 tomato chopped
-2 large baby carrots or 4 small chopped finely
-1 small chunk of cucumber sliced into 4th’s
-1 chunk of red pepper & 1 chunk of green pepper chopped
-1-2 tbsp minced/finely chopped red onion
-1/2 a piece of black forest ham ripped into smaller pieces
-1/4 cup shredded plain chicken mixed with salt & pepper(mixing it with quite a bit helps to season the whole salad, I prefer canned chicken breast for salads since it’s moist and shreds easily!)
-1 small handful of dried chickpeas
-1/2-1tbsp pecans sprinkled on top
-1/4 of a large avocado or 1/2 of a small one, sprinkle with a little salt before adding for best results!(BEST PART!!)
-20g (about 1-1.5cm thick slice) of chevre or goat cheese.( I buy the one with herbs/spices which really makes a difference!)

Dressing:
-kraft fat-free italian dressing (I love this dressing!!)
-also try olive oil feta dressing

And that’s it! Some days I replace the chickpeas with kidney or black beans and replace the shredded chicken with tuna, yum!!!

Either way I guarantee you will love my outrageous salad. I will include the recipe in a separate post for easier access since this is one of my favourite dishes i’ve ever come up with!

Protein Hummus Snack
My snack today was the last of my protein crunch bars. It was OK. Not amazing but better then others I’ve had! I still love the yogurt one of the same brand though. I think that’s the only one I would buy again! I also ate today, spicy hummus with carrots/cauliflowers(one of my favourite snacks!) and a little fruit salad just because!
Swiss Chalet Chicken

Dinner tonight is not very pretty to look at but I just wanted to get something to show you guys because this is honestly one of the best dinners EVER. It doesn’t look like much but this is the exact replica of Swiss Chalet Chicken with actual Swiss Chalet Sauce you can make at home. So so so good!! This is my new favourite way to eat chicken. On the side, not included in the picture I had peas and some brown rice with soya sauce.
Oh! I also had a little piece of homemade healthy banana bread for dessert…forgot to take a picture.
Later before bed, after my late workout I had some cottage cheese and a tbsp or so of peanut butter.

That’s all for today! I will post more tomorrow, looks like it could be a snow day, fingers crossed! 🙂

~Sam~

P.S would you guys be interested in a workout page? I realized I post so much about my eating but I never post how I stay in shape! Let me know what you think by commenting on this post!

Dinner!

Dinner Stuffed Pepper

Dinner! Tonight I had a delicious stuffed pepper. My Mom made them and as she was serving mine it kind of fell apart…lol. But it still tasted so good! I was full so I didn’t finish all of it but still made room for a little piece of my healthy banana bread for dessert :).

What did you have for dinner tonight?

Overnight Cinnabun Oats and Healthy Banana Bread!

Overnight Cinnabun Oats

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So like I said I would, I tested out my awesome new Cinnabun Trutein Protein Powder. It worked really well in my overnight proats . I found it’s very similar to the vanilla trutein though, not that that’s a bad thing!

Later that same day I didn’t have much of an actual lunch since I ended up going to a gym for the first time in my life! I found that I actually still prefer working out at home. I think I just feel like everyone is staring at me at the gym haha. But I do have to admit they have some pretty awesome high-tech treadmills that make mine at home look like a dinosaur.
After my workout I had a protein bar & later had a hard boiled egg with lots of hummus and veggies. I also made…BANANA BREAD! I have been dying to make this ever since I saw we had 3 super ripe bananas. Perfect! This banana bread is so healthy and delicious! I substituted mini choco. chips for the walnuts in the original recipe and left out the water and just added 1/2 tsp baking soda + a little less than 1 tsp baking powder. I also used 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg. I can’t believe this stuff is healthy! But nope no artificial sweetener or sugars added, only honey :).

Banana Bread

mmmm… you know you want a piece…