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Polly Wants Some Peanut Butter

For the past two nights, I have been craving two of my favorite things in the world.. Chocolate and Peanut Butter. 

These two bad boys called out to me, Trader Joe’s 100 Calorie Chocolate Graham Toucan and 1 tbs of Natural Peanut Butter.

Simple and delicious.  Eating this reminds me of when I was a little kid.  For a treat, we would have JIF peanut butter and sheets upon sheets of chocolate graham crackers.  Ah, to be young and naive about calories 😉

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Mini Banana Oat Muffins!

Our baking bananas were starting to get really ripe so I decided to use them up and make some delicious muffins!

Mini Banana Oat Muffins

Ingredients

  • 124 g (1 cup) Whole Wheat Flour
  • 40 g (1/2 cup) Quick-Cooking oats
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbs milled flax seeds + 3 tbs water
  • 248 g (3 large) ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup Splenda For Baking**
  • 1/3 cup Applesauce
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. 
  3. Line mini muffin pan with tins and lightly spray each with PAM.
  4. Fill up tins about 3/4 of the way.  I used 1 tbs for each muffin
  5. Bake for 9-11 minutes- check if done by inserting a toothpick.

Yields 30 Mini Muffins

  • Calories- 35.5 g
  • Fat- .33 g
  • Carbs- 7.5 g
  • Fiber- .43 g
  • Protein- .83

These muffins are so moist and are a great way to use up extra bananas!

** I usually hate splenda but I’ve had a sample of Baking Splenda forever and decided to cut down the sugar.  If you want to use normal sugar, replace the splenda with 1/2 cup sugar.

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Summer Yellow Smoothie

It feels so foreign to be typing this post!  I can’t lie, I’ve missed you guys!

Today’s post is just a quick smoothie I whipped up today.  Also, try to spot something that doesn’t belong in the picture 😛

Banana Mango Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 100 g Banana or a Medium Banana
  • 90 g frozen mango chunks (thawed) or about a Handful of Mango Chunks
  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • Sweetener (optional)

Directions

  • Cut up your banana into medium slices and toss into your blender.
  • Pour in your almond milk and blend for 1-2 seconds, enough to break up the banana.
  • Add thawed mango.  I use thawed mango here because my blender will not break up frozen chunks, it just makes a lot of loud noises!  Blend until the mango is incorporated.
  • Add crushed ice and if your using a sweetener throw it in here and then blend until smooth.

I was going to add some Vanilla Protein Powder to mine to jazz it up but I checked the pantry and I am completely out.  This isn’t a surprise since I haven’t had protein powder since last September!

My smoothie was 170 calories, 2 grams of protein, and 4 grams of fiber. It’s a tasty base so you can definitely add some more nutritious add ins.

Since it’s so light, this is a great drink for a Summer Lunch or even Dinner!  The banana and mango go great together and it’s so pretty to eat!

I’ll be posting a lot more often guys, this past week was pretty loco!

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Busy Baking

Whew, I just got done with baking my Vegan Staples!  It’s been awhile since I had to make them and I sort of forgot the work that goes into it!  I made Chickpea Cutlets and Black Bean Burgers from Veganomicon. 

chickpea cutlets.  I made them smaller this time around so I can put them into burgers and sandwiches. 

Black Bean Burgers.  I omitted the onions this time and added a squirt of lime juice to jazz things up.  They look really great, I can’t wait to try one!

After baking, I had Trader Joe’s lightly salted Apple Chips with some of my Pumpkin Hummus.

305 calories, 5 grams of protein, and 6 grams of fiber.

Aww man, It just started to pour down rain 😦

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Sleeping the Day Away

So I had thought I had enough sleep last night to pull off a cycle class but I was wrong!!  I crawled in bed a little bit before dinner just to rest my eyes and the next thing I know, it’s 12:30 AM!  I woke up to a growling stomach so I asked my mom if I should eat…

Spinach and Bell Peppers

Ezekiel bread, smart deli ham, mustard, .25 tbs Woodstock dressing, spinach, and avocado.

341 calories, 24 grams protein, and 12 grams of fiber.

Before I fell asleep, I had an afternoon snack of Pumpkin Hummus, Carrots, and Trader Joe’s High Fiber O’s.

309 calories, 9 grams of protein, and 13 grams of fiber.

I’ve really messed myself up!!

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Eggplant-Polenta Stack

For snack this afternoon, I had some Sour Dough with Natural Peanut Butter.

215 calories, 7 grams of protein, and 2 grams of fiber.

I wanted to create something unique for dinner so I decided on using two of my favorite ingredients: eggplant and polenta! 

Eggplant Stack with Polenta and Earth Fare Marinara on Top.

With a side of Baked Zucchini and Canned Cut Green Beans.

and Crispy Pan ‘Fried’ Tempeh.

After dinner, my stomach was a little upset so I had a handful or two of Trader Joe’s High Fiber O’s.  My pain medicine has really hurt my stomach all day, I am calling the Doctor tomorrow to get a new kind.

Including the O’s, Dinner was 517 calories, 23 grams of protein, and 23 grams of fiber!  It’s funny how my protein and fiber numbers match up a lot of the time!

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Lazy Leftovers and A Tasty Afternoon Snack

As you guys are aware, I was up pretty late last night!  So, I threw together a simple lunch using some leftover soup.  Not the greatest lunch in the world but it worked for this weird occasion!

Carrots.

Cantaloupe, Kiwi, and Grapes.

And Leftover Chickpea-Lentil Soup.

Lunch was only 250 calories, 10 grams of protein, and 14 grams of fiber so i’m going to have a bigger snack!  I’m starving!

edit:  Snack Time!

For snack I had some grapes and warmed Sour Dough bread with Creamy Natural Peanut Butter!

243 calories, 7 grams of protein, and 7 grams of fiber!

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