First, let me just get these recent meal photos out of the way.
My lunch on Tuesday…I apologize that this is slightly blurry, I wanted to EAT.
2 rice cakes smeared in tomato paste, salsa, and nooch (nutritional yeast, a non-active yeast that sort of tastes like parmesan cheese. It has seriously saved my ass since my lactose intolerance got worse!)
1 GIANT swiss chard wrap stuffed with 1/2 avocado, sliced roasted peppers, 2 tbsp chipotle hummus, crunchy sprouts
steamed green beans
I believe I had a pear as well. This sucker kept me full for HOURS.
And I’m currently noshing on this.
|fage 0% greek yogurt, strawberries, banana, 1 tsp coconut, 1 tsp chia seeds, 2 tbsp TJ’s peanut flour, cinnamon/nutmeg)|
Along with THIS. I put the rest of that banana (it was gigantic) into a high fiber wrap and slathered it with the rest of the serving of TJ’s peanut flour. I also added another 1tsp coconut, plus cinnamon, and a little bit of agave nectar. NUKE.
Now, this looks like an exorbitant amount of food but this feast is only around 530 calories. That’s a full 100 calories more than I usually eat for breakfast, and considering I didn’t REALLY count while I was making it (I logged it afterwards just to see how much so I could tell you guys about it), I’m pretty proud of myself for knowing exactly how much I should eat. I used to stop myself before even getting to 450 calories which would just make me hungry around 11:30 in the morning. Plus I’m planning on going for a 3 mile run plus a yoga class, so I need all the fuel I can get!
Now, for the amazing dessert I talked about on Tuesday night!
Okay. This will blow your mind. That whole pile of gooey awesome? Only about 160 calories. You heard me.
I adapted this from Smoothie Girl because hers was more of a protein muffin ‘snack’ and i wanted something you could confuse with a Bobby Flay dessert monster. I think I got it right.
2 eggwhites or 1/2 cup liquid eggwhites. You can also sub 2 flax eggs – 2 T flax meal, 6 T warm water, whisk and let sit until solid. I actually ran out of egg whites after 1/4 cup so I added a 1/4 cup coconut milk, the new release by Silk. Absolutely delicious stuff!
3 T applesauce
2 T coconut flour (this is KEY. Coconut flour is incredibly silky. I used Bob’s Red Mill)
1/2 tsp baking powder (i didn’t use this and the cake still worked, but feel free to use this!)
Stevia (I used 1 packet of Truvia)
1 T cocoa powder (i used Hershey Dark, BEST cocoa powder on the planet)
Mix all together in a microwave safe bowl sprayed or greased. Microwave for about 1 min 30. 🙂
Now, if you really want to get KA-RAY-ZAY…you can add the sauce. 1 tbsp cocoa powder mixed with water and sweetener of your choice until nice and glossy.
Microwave for longer if you want a cake with a bit more firmness but I wanted something that was extremely moist and fell apart at the fork’s touch. And that’s what I got. 🙂
Off to digest and PERHAPS go for a run if my back behaves! What a beautiful day today!