Big Fat Flop(s)

 Breakfast #1   

Last night I was apparently in the mood to try 3,000 new concoctions.  I found this recipe for Protein Cakes the other day.  They are super simple to make and work out to less than 100 calories each (before you add toppings) so I decided to make two different kinds to try out for breakfast #1.   

Protein Cake #1   

  • 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 packet truvia
  • 1 tbsp sugar free applesauce
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp choc chips

    

Protein Cake #2   

  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 drops vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 packet truvia
  • 1 tbsp sugar free applesauce
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries

    

They only take 1 minute to cook in the microwave!   

Cakes in the mugs:   

   

Check out the height on the chocolate cake:   

   

As you can see, one of these cakes is not like the other.  One of these cakes just doesn’t belong…   

   

Apparently the blueberries had a negative effect on the vanilla protein cake.  BUMMER!  (PS, that one got tossed, it was just gross looking).   

BIG FAT FLOP #1.   

    

This morning, I was really excited to try the surviving chocolate cake. I heated it up in the microwave for about 15 seconds, and took a big ole bite.  I guess since they have “cake” in the title, I was expecting something moist and delicious.  But this was super dry and not very tasty.  I put some blackberry preserves on top, but still ended up throwing most of it away.   

   

BIG FAT FLOP #2.   

    

Because I’m such a smarty pants, I had planned ahead for such a catastrophe by bringing a Peanut Butter Cookie Lara Bar.  This is the first time I had tried a Lara Bar.  What really intrigued me was the mere 3 ingredients:    

   

Gotta be honest, I wasn’t super happy with it.  If it weren’t for the ingredients list, I probably wouldn’t buy it again.  Maybe some of the other flavors I picked up will be better–but as of now I’m not sure when I’ll be trying them.   

Any of you prefer Lara Bars to Luna Bars?  Looks like I’m a Luna girl…   

BIG FAT FLOP #3.   

    

OVERNIGHT OATS!!!  YAY! 😀 😀 😀    

No let downs here!  My oats today consisted of:   

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup almond breeze unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 packet stevia
  • 1 tbsp PB2
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • fresh strawberries

   

 These were coldy, creamy, and delicious, as usual!   

Stats on the oats:  219 calories, 36g carbs, 7g fat, 9g protien, 8g fiber 

    

Lunch   

After the flops I had for Breakfast #1, I was kind of anxious for lunch.  I have always really enjoyed chicken salad with grapes in it, so last night I decided to whip up my own healthified chicken salad using Oikos plain greek yogurt:   

  • 3 oz shredded chicken breast (grilled up last week with McCormick’s Montreal Chicken Seasoning)
  • 2 tbsp Plain Oikos greek yogurt
  • 1 small green onion, minced
  • 1/2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp chopped cilantro
  • Sprinkling of S&P, cumin, cayenne pepper, celery seed
  • 1/3 cup grapes, halved

I put the chicken salad in a Joseph’s Low Carb Pita.   

chicken salad with greek yogurt and grapes

 

SUCCESSS!!!!!!  This was really yummy!  Hooray!   

Stats on the chicken salad:  215 calories, 14g carbs, 5g fat, 25g protein, 4g fiber

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7 Comments

  1. Hi!! I just came across your blog and I absolutely love it. So adorable- your recipes look fantastic!!

    When you make overnight oats…do you cook them first before placing in the fridge?? I know odd question….

    Have a great day!
    Michelle

    1. Thank you! 🙂

      And no cooking of the oats is required! That’s another reason why I absolutely love them! I’ve been using instant oats, but I think I’ll try rolled oats next and see how that switches up the texture.