Lovin’ These Links

There have been some great links that I have been into lately.. I thought I would share them with you!  There’s a mish-mash of recipes, workouts, tips, and health ideas 🙂  Enjoy!

Keeping those stinkin’ allergens away! All About Allergens

Why didn’t I think of this recipe? Hummus Stuffed Chicken

Yes, please! Peanut Protein Cookies

Shoulders buggin’ ya? Shoulder Savers

Junk Food Cravings? Kick ’em to the curb!

Really??  Celine Dion??!  Best Baby Makin’ Songs

I can say yes to quite a few (9, 10, 28, 29, 37, 39, 50) … whoops! Signs You’re Obsessed with CrossFit

Need to follow this Pull-Up Power Program 

Not the number on the scale What is Your Health Marker?

Gotta try these Raw Banana Nut Bars

What is exercise NOT good for? Exercise Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

Trying the Protein Crepe ASAP Five Competition Prep Breakfasts

xoxo, Haley

Question: Any new links you’re loving lately??  Do share!

Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Shake

I scream.
You scream.
We all scream for ICE CREAM (for breakfast).

Who wants ice cream for breakfast? EVERYONE.

I have solved the world’s problem…AND it has over 30 grams of protein!

20130321-155732.jpg

Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Shake
-1 cup almond milk
-1/2 cup cottage cheese (I use lowfat)
-handful of spinach (optional–but get in your greens, people!!)
-1 scoop chocolate protein powder
-1T cocoa powder
-1/2t mint extract
-1/2t vanilla extract
-6 ice cubes
-1/2t guar gum (opt-thickening)
-7 dark chocolate chips + 3 for topping

1.Put milk, cottage cheese,spinach, protein, cocoa, mint, and vanilla in the blender. Turn on high.
2. Blend until spinach is fully chopped.
3. Add in guar gum and ice. Blend until ice is chopped.
4. Blend some more. (I blend like crazy..it adds fluffiness.)
5. Throw in 7 dark chocolate chips. Blend until they are broken down.
6. Pour into a glass & freeze to chill.
7. Top with 3 more chips (trust me).

*deliciousness…

As you can see, you will lose the chocolate chips…

20130321-160054.jpg

And throughout your yummy journey, you will stumble upon a few stragglers…

20130321-155801.jpg

But the destination is the BEST… Remember the lost chips?  You meet up with them again…

20130321-160114.jpg

And all is right in the world.

Go make yourself some ice cream for breakfast.  I give you my permission.

xoxo, Haley

Question: What’s your favorite ice cream flavor??

Mine: Chocolate Malted Crunch from Thrifty/Rite Aid 🙂

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Have a second?  Click this link and hit LIKE for the one painted like a bunny.  My dad painted the egg and needs LIKES to WIN!  Thanks 🙂

Strange but Good: Cheezy-Eggy Oats

I was lying in bed on Monday night.. and had a vision.  A vision of cheesy oatmeal goodness with a runny egg full of #yolkporn.

#foodieproblems

So, Tuesday morning I wake up and the recipe pulls itself together.

I have only ever made sweet oatmeal, so making a SAVORY was almost out of my league.

I went with the flow…and was delighted!!

Adding vegetables to oatmeal? STRANGE.

Adding salt and pepper to oatmeal? STRANGE.

Adding nutritional yeast to oatmeal? STRANGE.

Putting an egg on top of oatmeal? STRANGE.

All of this together? GOOD!

Head over to Sprint2theTable to check out what Laura has cooked up this week.. She never disappoints!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup water
  • salt/pepper
  • leftover coleslaw cabbage & broccoli (any veggies would work)
  • 1 T nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1 egg

    Image

    what ya need… minus oats, water

How To:

  1. Start boiling oatmeal.  (I used slightly less than a half of a cup because I was adding in so many extras).
  2. Sprinkle in salt and pepper to add flavor to the oats.
  3. Once oats have started to plump, stir in veggies.
  4. Once cabbage has wilted & warmed, stir in nutritional yeast.
  5. Stream in egg whites while stirring to prevent clumps.
  6. Meanwhile, cook egg sunnyside up (or personal choice)..
  7. Oats done? Serve ’em up with egg on top.
  8. EAT: you will not be disappointed!!

A few memories of this cheezy, yolky goodness…

Image

eat your veggies!!

Image

dreamy & creamy

Image

#yolkporn

Image

final result::oscar nominated

 

Seriously people.. if anyone is out there, get to it!  The oatmeal was satisfying and kept me full until lunch with the healthy fat, fiber, and protein.  Enjoy!

xoxo, Haley

Question: Have you ever made SAVORY oatmeal?

I was a savory oat virgin until this recipe!  I am sad I waited so long to try them..