20/ 03/ 17

Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Pasta

Pumpkin pasta is by far one of my favorite recipes! It fulfills pasta cravings without overwhelming my diet with carbs. It took me a couple of tries to finally get it right, but with a little tweaking of multiple recipes that I’ve read online, I think I got it down pat!

Ingredients: (for about 3 servings)

  • 1 can of 100% pure pumpkin
  • 1/3 box of cooked rigatoni
  • 1/4 can of Light coconut milk
  • 3 oz Goat Cheese
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Pepper
  • Sprinkle of Onion powder
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 4 leaves of basil
  • 1 tbsp of butter

Directions: 

  1. Dice garlic and basil.
  2. Add garlic, basil, and butter into a saucepan on medium heat.
  3. Add can of pumpkin and stir well.
  4. Add salt, pepper, onion powder, and goat cheese. Stir until goat cheese is completely melted.
  5. Add Pasta and fold until evenly coated.
  6. Serve! (opt: garnish with crumbled goat cheese and basil leaves.)

This recipe is so so so yummy and perfect for a healthy, low-carb dinner! I hope that you guys try this recipe and fall as in love with it as I am!

Stay fit, fab, and faithful!

xoxo, Abbey

 

 

 


09/ 03/ 17

What I Eat in a Day

Lately many people have been asking what I normally eat in a day in order to lose weight. The weight loss diet plan that I’ve been following is Weight Watchers. It is both the easiest and healthiest way to lose weight, like ever!! You get to eat whatever you want, just in way smaller portions than you would be used to. (DISCLAIMER: you do NOT have to be on this diet plan in order get some ideas from my list of meal ideas!) However, before I get into what I eat on this plan, I HAVE to tell you about the key to weight loss and health in general…. WATER. I know you’ve heard it a million times but it is so important that you drink half of your body weight in ounces every single day! (For example, if you weigh 150lbs, you should be drinking at least 75oz in water daily) Failure to do this will dramatically slow down, if not, halt weight loss. According to WomensHealthMag.com, plentiful consumption of H2O fuels your workouts, increases your metabolism, holds off hunger kicks (aka delays any hangriness, LOL), boosts energy levels, and keeps us from drinking ‘poisonous’ drinks such as sodas, and sugary coffees.

Now, onto the good stuff! What I eat in a day!!

When it comes to breakfast, I prepare it the night before and make sure that it is something quick and convenient for a busy morning. The three things that I normally rotate for breakfast are as follows:

  • 2 Quakers chocolate rice cakes with a tablespoon of almond butter and sliced bananas
  • 2 eggs (Either scrambled or sunny-side up)
  • Protein shake (My go-to shakes are Muscle milk, they are dairy free and I try to limit dairy as much as possible)

For lunch I again, try to make it as simple, yet filling, as possible. This is what an average lunch in a day in my life looks like:

  • A handful of spinach with a tablespoon of Robert Rothschild Roasted Pineapple and Habanero sauce and two boiled eggs
  • Pure Protein Crunch Peanut Butter Bites
  • Fruit!! (You should eat any fruits before 4 p.m. to burn off the sugars they produce. While they are healthy sugars, it is still important to rid your body of them, especially when it comes to weight loss)

Dinner is when I try to eat my serving of carbs for the day. I make sure to keep a balance of protein, vegetables and healthy carbs. My normal dinner looks often looks like this:

  • 3-4oz of wild caught salmon (hint hint: salmon has a high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids which work wonders on your skin!), 1/2  of a cup of quinoa, and 1 cup of baked zucchini (all you have to do to cook the zucchini is set your oven to 350°, chop them up into either disks or spears, season it with any spices your heart desires, drizzle with about a tablespoon of olive oil, and bake them for 20 minutes)

Oh my goodness am I a snacker! I will be the first to admit that I eat sometimes just because I’m bored! This is okay as long as you snack on the right things…. No candy or chips!! Things I often grab when I get the munchies are:

  • Honey Roasted Almonds (These are seriously like crack! SO addicting!)
  • Grapes cut in half and sprinkled with a tiny bit of Berry Blue Jell-O powder (you WON’T regret this one, the closest thing  you can get to Sour Patch Kids on a diet. LOL)
  • Boiled eggs (Can you tell I love eggs yet?!)
  • Ginger tea (This is my fav! I’m in love with spicy teas and the ginger helps with digestion which can improve your metabolism! Yay, yay, and YAY!!)

I hope this post gave you guys some ideas for breakfasts, lunches, and dinners! I know the variety isn’t huge but I’m probably the most boring eater of all time, hahaha! Thank you so much for reading, until the next post!

Stay Fit, Fab, and Faithful!

xoxo, Abbey


01/ 02/ 17

Super Simple Banana Icecream!

This 3-ingredient banana icecream is incredibly easy to make. All you need is a blender, some bananas, almond milk, and Splenda brown sugar!

Not only is it super effortless to whip up, it is so yummy!

Ingredients:

  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 3/4 cup of almond milk (regular or unsweetened works)
  • 2-3 tbsp Splenda brown sugar blend

Optional toppings

  • honey
  • nut butter
  • cinnamon
  • granola
  • mixed berries
  • whatever else your heart desires!

Directions:

Blend frozen bananas, almond milk, and brown sugar blend together on high for 30-45 seconds….. and you’re all done. Yep, it’s that easy! (Note: You might want to freeze the icecream overnight to let it harden, but it’s super yummy right out of the blender as more of a soft serve as well) However, what’s icecream without toppings? My favorite toppings are almond butter and honey but you can literally top it with whatever you please.

 

This painless dessert is so healthy, yet kicks my sweets craving to the dust! Try at your own discretion: It is SUPER addicting!

 



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