Monday, July 29, 2013

Healthy Can Taste Like Your Cheating On Your Diet

Why is it sometimes hard to stick to eating clean all the time?  Right when you are starting to make some progress, someone has to bring in two dozen Krispy Kremes and leave them next to the microwave where you heat up your chicken and broccoli!  Ugh!

You then spend the afternoon in an epic inner battle over if you will or wont have a doughnut.  You sneak into the break room, even pick up a doughnut only to put it down in disgust!  Then finally after hours of that, you give in and shovel in 3 doughnuts as fast as you can with out even tasting them.  Afterwards you feel ashamed with yourself.  It wasn't even worth it!  "If only I was stronger" you say to yourself.  You then figure, "welp, I have ruined my diet today, might as well have a super sized combo from McDonald's.."

I have done this, I think we all have.  So WHAT can you do to beat the temptation?  Well for one don't deprive yourself! I find healthy alternatives to help me feel like I am eating sweets!  Here is one of my favorite recipes. It is for Healthy Protein Muffins.  My favorite is chocolate.  I feel like I am eating chocolate cake, and I am satisfied and keep the cravings at bay!

Mini Chocolate Cake
1/2 Cup Oats (ground extra fine like cake flour I use my coffee grinder)
1 Scoop Chocolate Whey
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 TBSP ground flax
1/8 Cup mini dark chocolate chips
1 sugar free pudding cup in chocolate
1/2 Cup egg substitute 1 tbsp coconut or caramel sugar free syrup (Torani or Da Vinci)

Preheat oven to 375. Spray muffin pan with Pam. Mix all dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Mix in the wet ingredients until smooth. Pour evenly into muffin pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until tooth pick comes clean. A serving is four mini cakes. Enjoy.

This is the most versatile recipe I have.  You can make pumpkin spice by using Vanilla Whey instead of chocolate, 1/2 cup pumpkin puree instead of the pudding cup and pumpkin pie spices.  So delicious

For blueberry muffins, use Vanilla Whey, 1/2 Cup Sugar Free Vanilla Yogurt, and 1/3 cup frozen Blueberries instead of Chocolate Chips.

Leave me a comment if you try them and tell me how you like them!