homemade oatmeal cream pies
1 1/4 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup Bob's Red Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla 1/8 tsp salt 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce 2 tbsp coconut oil 1/2 cup coconut crystals 1/4 cup Stevia for Baking (NOT the packets!) 1/2 tsp baking soda
filling: 4 tbsp light cream cheese (room temperature) 4 tbsp sugar-free cool whip (optional) 2 heaping tbsp greek yogurt 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 packet stevia
combine wet with wet and dry with dry; mix well. in a large mixing bowl, combine the two mixtures until incorporated. for filling- whip everything together until smooth and chill in a large mixing bowl. make sure the cookies have cooled completely before you make the sammiches! bake 16 cookies for 10-12 min on 350 deg.
thank you guys for the IG love concerning these pies!!! @mrs_meka_l tagged me just last night after she whipped up a batch, yum. thanks hun! love the comparison pic ;)
nutritional stats per cookie sammich: 184 calores, 6 g fat, 27 g carbs, 147mg sd, 3g fiber, 8g sugar, 4g protein!
makes 8 (one top cookie, one bottom + 2 heaping tbsp of filling)
super boring lunch today, but this is why i love having prepped food ready to go. convenience! i threw this all in my tupperware and hit the streets for a few hours running errands.
the tilapia was sautéed in about 2 tbsp of Bragg Liquid Aminos + about 1/4 - 1/2 cup of water, and sprinkled with Sicilian Mc Cormick Perfect Pinch seasoning on top. you can use low sodium chicken broth too if ya got it. i paired it with cilantro-lime brown rice, some avocado and a couple of almonds for good fat.
this is one of my absolute fave pre and/or post workout snacks right here..
it's all over my IG feed, i know. toasted 100% whole grain whole wheat bread slathered with honey roasted peanut butter and fruit (usually strawberries or bananas).
my goodness that looks so dreamy, right!?!?!?! gaaaaaah. why do i consume this before (and sometimes after) a workout?
this snack is a winner because it gives a healthy balance of protein (from the peanut butter) and carbs (from the fruit and bread). this combo ensures your energy levels stay high throughout your workout. for post-workout, similar deal. the protein and carbs in this snack helps to replenish and repair glycogen levels after breaking down your muscles from your hardcore workout. other pre-workout suggestions:
- pear and pistachios
- coffee (especially for my early risers)
- low-fat chocolate milk
- apple, hardboiled egg, string cheese
- raw coconut water
- low-fat cheese on toast
- protein shake with banana