Egg White Pizza

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Such a simple but delicious low-carb meal! You can easily customize this recipe with whatever toppings you like, here’s my favourite version!

Serves 1

Ingredients:

-1 cup liquid egg whites

-1/4 tsp basil

-1/4 tsp oregano

-pepper

-dash of salt

-15g low-fat cheddar or marble cheese –>shredded

-27g green pepper chopped and steamed for about 1:00min with a little water covered in the microwave (pour off excess water afterwards!)

-50g tomato sliced thinly

-1 tbsp chopped whole or pizza style green olives (15g)

-90mL (just under 1/3 cup) pizza sauce or pasta tomato sauce (I used Unico pizza sauce) (cover and heat in the microwave for 30sec. before topping eggs)

-additional basil/oregano for topping

-Pam cooking spray

 

Directions: Spray a medium-sized frying pan with pam. Heat over medium-low. Pour in the egg whites and add spices. Cook until egg just starts turning white, sprinkle your toppings over the eggs. Continue to cook over low enough heat as not to brown the egg too much while cooking it almost through. Then carefully flip the eggs like a huge pancake and cook on the other side just until set! Take off the heat and top with your warm pizza or marinara sauce and a few extra spices. Slice with a pizza cutter and dig in! You may not be able to hold this like a regular pizza but it will definitely still taste delicious!

Nutrition: 6g fat, 13g carbs, 34g protein & 5g fibre

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Healthy Spicy Jambalaya!

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If you’ve ever had good Jambalaya then you know how amazing it can be! I mean what is better than shrimp, sausage and chicken all in one bowl? Uh..nothing. These are 3 of my favourite things so when I went out for dinner the other night I knew what I was ordering! Plus I love everything spicy..so that was just the cherry on top of the cake. After devouring my delicious meal, I knew I had to try and re-create this awesome dish at home..because well, let’s just say the restaurant version could not exactly be considered “healthy”. So I went to work in the kitchen and created this little masterpiece! And although it took a little more work, it was totally worth it and turned out better than I had expected! I hope you enjoy this dinner for one as much as I did!

Ingredients:

-1/2 tbsp olive oil

-5 Jumbo shrimp, cooked, peeled, deveined and thawed

-1 cooked sweet italian turkey sausage or spicy italian turkey sausage sliced (I used the maple leaf sweet italian brand)

-1.5 ounces of barbecue or blacked chicken chopped into bite sized pieces (or you could sub regular plain chicken!)

-1/4 of a large green pepper sliced thinly

-1/4 of large onion sliced thinly

-1/8-1/4 tsp  garlic powder

-1/4-1/2 tsp paprika

-1/8 tsp thyme

-1 tsp fresh oregano(could sub 1/4-1/2 tsp dried)

-salt/pepper to taste

-1/4 tsp chili pepper flakes(or to taste)

-sprinkle of cayenne pepper(More or less based on how spicy you want it)

(All amount of spices can be changed to fit your own taste!)

-1/4 cup brown rice uncooked=1/3 cup cooked (cook as directed, I cooked it with just a dash of salt)

-1/4 cup prego pasta sauce or another tomato/marinara sauce

-Optional: Grated or dry parmesan cheese and additional oregano for topping.

Directions: Cook your rice. Heat a pan over medium-low heat. Add olive oil and rotate pan to coat it. Add your garlic powder. Once hot, toss in onions to cook for a minute or two, using a little water and a lid to help steam them.(make sure not to burn them!) Then add peppers, stir for a bit until cooked to your liking, then add meats and all other seasonings expect fresh oregano (if using dry then just add it now). Next add your rice and sauce. Stir it all a bit more to combine everything and warm the entire dish. Now add your oregano and pour your Jambalaya into a bowl. Top with optional (but recommended!) parmesan cheese, additional fresh oregano and  dig in. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts(using homemade BBQ chicken): 387calories 14g fat, 38g carbs, 29g protein, 5g fibre

Simple Lemon Garlic Tilapia

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This recipe is easy to prepare, high in protein and very low in fat. It’s perfect with a side of your favourite vegetable and rice. I really enjoyed this as a quick lunch and I will definitely be making it on multiple occasions!

Serves  1:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tilapia filet
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp fresh lemon juice (or as much as you’d like)
  • 1 small clove of garlic crushed
  • salt/pepper
  • Fresh Parsley(could sub dried if you don’t have any but fresh makes it taste amazing!)

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 375*. Grab a small baking tray(optional) and a piece of tinfoil. Place your filet on the tinfoil and using a brush or your fingers, spread olive oil over both sides of the filet. Next, squeeze your lemon juice over the filet and season both sides with salt & pepper. Lastly sprinkle fresh parsley over top and wrap up the filet in the tinfoil. Place in the oven for 12-15min. (Until the fish is white and flaky). Serve!

Nutrition Facts per filet: 140 calories, 0g carbs, 5g fat, 20g protein

 

 

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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Vegetarian Open-Faced Avocado Chickpea Sandwich

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Ahh..Summer, the perfect time for swimming, camp fires, long walks and delicious food. Looking for the perfect summer lunch? Try my Open-Faced Avocado Chickpea Sandwich. I love avocado and chickpeas so I thought why not combine them in a beautiful sandwich rather than my typical salad. It turned out super delicious, packed with protein and the perfect meal for vegetarians!

Ingredients:
Salad:

  • 1 piece of thick cut whole wheat bread or crustini (I used vitality country harvest, 90cals/slice)
  • 1/5 of a large avocado
  • 1/4 cup of rinsed and drained chickpeas
  • 1/2 tbsp  green onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 3-4 chopped cherry tomatoes or 1 slice of tomato chopped
  • juice from 1 small wedge of lime (to taste!)
  • salt/pepper(to taste)

Spinach Layer

  • a few leaves of fresh spinach

Egg Layer:

  • 1 sliced hardboiled egg
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili pepper flakes
  • salt/pepper (to taste)

Directions: In a small bowl, mash together the avocado and chickpeas.(optional-I left out a few chickpeas to add back in later for extra texture). Once combined add in the other salad ingredients and finish-off with salt/pepper & lime until it’s seasoned to your liking. Next either toast your bread or leave it as is. Spread the salad mixture on top of the bread then place spinach leaves on top and your egg layer on top of that sprinkled with spices & additional salt/pepper. Now grab a fork and knife or use your hands and dig in! Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts(using vitality bread): 29o calories, 35g carbs, 12g fat, 16g protein, 9g fibre

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P.S, My perfect side to this sandwich is a serving of large frozen shrimp thawed and deveined with cocktail sauce…amazing!

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Summer Eats For Today

Just thought I’d share, let me know if you like these “What I’m eating” posts.

These summer meals were all enjoyed outside by the pool while soaking up the awesome summer heat…
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My protein Frosty Recipe with half a banana added!

1Salad

AMAZING barbecue chicken salad with fresh herbs from the garden and italian dressing!

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So simple but so delicious, peas, lemon dijon chicken, garlic and olive oil wild rice.

Dessert1

Ah dessert..the best meal of the day. And who can believe this is actually healthy? One of my homemade double chocolate coconut protein bars heated up with light cool whip and fresh berries. Perfection.

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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!

Eats For Yesterday…

High Fibre Oats 2
Breakfast: Super High Fibre amazinggg oatmeal! Recipe will follow :)(had this with some scrambled egg whites)
HBarbeque Chicken Salad w:kidney beans
Lunch: A delicious BBQ chicken salad w/kidney beans, herbed goat cheese, italian dressing & spices.
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Subway assorted sub! (This was a treat!) with subsauce, mustard, lettuce and cheddar cheese!
Homemade Oat Cookies 2
For dessert I made oatmeal raisin cookies! I managed not to eat the batter haha but I made sure to have one after they were baked! They were really, really good!
Homemade Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

During this day I also had half a fig whole wheat bar from costco (really tasty!) and 3/4 cup greek yogurt with a little fruit on top as well as cottage cheese with one tbsp peanut butter before bed!

*Following IIFYM for life!*

What did you eat today?

My Eats Yesterday…

Hey everyone, so as requested here are my eats for yesterday..I am not very exciting during the week so many of my meals are pretty repetitive. I wasn’t (and am not still) feeling very well towards the end of yesterday so my food choices are a little different then usual. I think I may post again to show you what I eat about 75% of the time(when I am not sick haha) if you would like..?(yes I am pretty boring actually..lol).  But because I took these semi-attractive photos to say the least I thought I might as well go ahead and share yesterdays eats with you. Maybe it will help to give you some alternate ideas to what you’d normally eat too…

Messy Counter..
My counter is never clean when I go to make a smoothie! haha. This one was peanut-butter banana since my freezer is overflowing with ripe frozen bananas. Not sure why I had the stevia out, this smoothie was plenty sweet enough on it’s own.
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Here’s the protein powder I use for smoothies, I took a picture as I scraped out my last scoop! Love this stuff! I highly recommend it.
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And..the final product.
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For lunch I had one of my typical giant salads consisting of a ton of romaine lettuce, red pepper, green pepper, green/red onion, carrots, kidney beans, herbed goat cheese, black forest ham, 1 hard boiled egg, a little salt, pepper, basil & oregano topped with light italian dressing.

Snack Time Protein Bar!
For a snack this is also a bit different for me because I had a new protein bar I bought as a treat. I’d heard they were really good…
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…and they are. Like eating an OH Henry bar! This one was Caramel Chocolate. I also had some usual carrots with 2 types of hummus(supremely spicy/roasted red pepper) and a cup of chia tea plus a cup of water!
Ribs
For dinner(note this is when I started to feel a little sick), I picked at 2 ribs my Mom made, they were good but sadly I could only eat a little.
sBeans I also had only about a spoonful of these amazing beans(again I wish I could have brought myself to eat more!).
smacaroni Lastly I also had a small bowl of my Mom’s delicious macaroni tuna salad.

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Later being a little hungry still due to my small dinner I stupidly had a strawberry healthy choice greek yogurt bar. It tasted great! But my stomach wasn’t too pleased with me later!
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Before bed I usually have a big snack so instead I just had a small piece of my favourite whole wheat toast, some natural peanut butter and banana and a couple strawberries and carrots. Perfect comfort food to me!

So that’s my yesterday in a nutshell! Everything I ate was fit into my macros, although I think I may have eaten slightly less than normal due to my upset stomach. I also was not able to complete my workout but it’s best to listen to your body so I am not going to lose sleep over it..Anyways, hopefully I can share more of my meals with you and include some more exciting foods haha, but that’s it for now! 🙂

~Sam~