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Low-Carb Protein Jello

Since today is a low carb day we can’t eat anything that is high in carbs. So again we decided to take a dessert recipe from this guy on Youtube. You can check him out using this linkย http://www.youtube.com/user/leanbodylifestyle.

So the ingredients are pretty easy to get (once you’re into bodybuilding etc)

INGREDIENTS

  • Fat free Strawberry Jello (We got ours at Peppercorns)
  • 1 Scoop of Protein Powder ( We used French Vanilla Whey protein)

DIRECTIONS

  • Bring two(2) cups of water to a boil
  • Add Jello mix to the boiling water
  • Stir until Jello mix is fully dissolved
  • In a shaker bottle, add two(2) cups of cold water
  • Add Protein Powder and shake until there are no more clumps of protein
  • Pour the 2 cups of protein into the jello mixture
  • Refrigerate for 4 hours
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We topped it with some Fat Free Whipped Cream

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Parmesan-Dijon Crusted Pork Chops with Chive Cauliflower Mash

Today is our high fat low carb day. I was at a loss at first as to what to cook today, until I remembered my husband Wayne always checking out a site called Peace, Love and Low Carb. I instantly went to the page he already had opened and found these recipes. I must say it came out better than I expected it too. Enjoy!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Parmesan-Dijon Crusted Pork Chopsย 

INGREDIENTS

  • Boneless Pork Loin Chops (I didn’t get these so I used the one with the bone)
  • 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese – Grated
  • 4 Tbs. Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tbs. Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 2 Tbs. Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. Dried Basil
  • 1/2 tsp. Thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400 Degrees
  • Season the pork chops on both sides with a little salt and pepper
  • In a shallow mixing bowl combine all of the seasoning, mustard,ย  and olive oil.
  • Coat both sides of the pork chops in the mustard mixture
  • Coat the mustard covered pork with Parmesan cheese on both sides
  • Bake at 400 Degrees for 20 minutes. If the top isn’t golden brown or crispy you can broil it on the top rack until it is crispy or golden brown

Chive Cauliflower Mash

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Medium Head of Cauliflower
  • 3 Green Onions
  • 1/2 Cup of Parmesan – Grated
  • 2 Tbs. Butter
  • 2 Tbs. Horseradish
  • 1/3 Cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Tbs. Minced Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper

DIRECTIONS

  • Steam cauliflower in a covered pot in 1-2 inches of water – Steam until fork tender – About 15 minutes
  • Drain the water and leave the cauliflower in the hot pot.
  • Fork mash the cauliflower, add the rest of the ingredients, and mash until they are the consistency of mashed potatoes
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Ready to eat!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope you guys give this recipe a try, it was AWESOME!

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Chicken Strips (Late Dinner)

So…about 4 hours after we ate the Low Fat Chicken fettuccine, I decided to make some Chicken Strips. This recipe taken from a guy who does bodybuilding recipes on Youtube. ย All of these recipes are simple! If you don’t like cooking these recipes are for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

INGREDIENTS

8oz. chicken tenderloins (I used chicken Breasts)- Chicken Tenderloins are usually already cut into strips however, you can get the same effect from just cutting the chicken breasts into thin strips as well.

1/2 cup of oats

Various spices (garlic powder, chili powder, smoked paprica, ground cumin, pepper) or whatever you prefer.

DIRECTIONS

1) Take a Ziploc bag, empty 1/2 cup of oats.

2) Add your various spices to the oats, close bag and mix together.

3) Add Chicken Strips into Ziploc bag. Close bag and mix together until all the strips are covered in the mixture.

4) Cover a baking dish in foil and put chicken strips

5) Preheat over to 350 degrees F and Bake for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes it’s done and ready to eat!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

We ate this with some steamed broccoli and used some Mustard and BBQ sauce as a dip.

Hope you guys enjoy!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Low-Fat Fettuccine Chicken Alfredo “Linner” (Lunch+Dinner)

Yesterday we fasted our usual 16 hours…the fast ended at 4 pm since we finished eating at around 12 am on Wednesday night.

I decided to make some Low-Fat Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo since yesterday was a high carb day. I found this recipe on the internet and only had the opportunity to try it out once. This time it came out a lot differently than I had hoped. It needed a bit more salt and black pepper. My husband loved it though, which is always good ๐Ÿ™‚

Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures because we cannot find the cord to upload the pics…*covers eyes* So today is just the recipe. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1 cup low fat (2% milk)—(I used fat free milk)
Salt
2 tablespoons Neufchtel or low-fat cream cheese (I used fat free cream cheese)
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
12 ounces fresh fettuccine
Freshly ground pepper

DIRECTIONS

To make the sauce: Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and lemon zest and cook until the garlic is slightly soft, about 1 minute. Add in the flour and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon,1 minute. Whisk in the milk and 3/4 teaspoon salt and cook, whisking constantly, until just thickened, about 3 minutes. Add the Cream cheese and parmesan cheese; whisk until melted, about 1 minute. Stir in the chopped parsley.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fettuccine and cook until al dente(Cooked so as to be still firm when bitten), 2 to 3 minutes. Reserve 1 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta and return to the pot.

Add the sauce and 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking water to the pasta and gently toss to combine, adding more cooking water as needed to loosen. Season with salt. Divide among bowls and top with Parmesan and pepper.

The recipe is just for the pasta and sauce I did the chicken on my own. I boiled two chicken breasts in some chicken stock for about 15 minutes. When it was done, I simply cut the both of them into thin slices and then I added it to the sauce.

And there you have it a SIMPLE fettuccine Alfredo recipe. It’s also pretty healthy compared to the normal Alfredo.

Hope you can give it a try sometime and enjoy it as much as we did ๐Ÿ™‚

A new beginning…

Hey all!

My name is Stephanie, I am a wife, Lover of God and generally a person that loves good, clean fun. This is my first attempt at Blogging.

I decided to start Blogging because, My husband and I are Currently trying out the If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) diet plan with Intermittent fasting, as well as the Reverse Pyramid Training programme. I really wanted to do share what we’ve been doing and the progress we’ve made. Most importantly, the recipes!ย 

A lot of our friends and family see our food and tell us “Is that really healthy?” Lol. My wish is to encourage others and help them see that dieting can be fun!ย 

Starting from next week, I’ll be sharing the recipes we use (with pictures of course)ย 

I look forward to sharing with you and appreciate any questions and feedback ๐Ÿ™‚

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In case you don’t know about the Diet, Fasting or Training plan here’s some links to educate you a bit more!ย 

http://www.iifym.com/pages/1.-introduction-to-iifym

http://rippedbody.jp/reverse-pyramid-training/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermittent_fasting