We figured we'd start sharing our workout outfits with y'all. We decided we'll share weather factors and what workout we were doing so maybe you could get an idea of things you could wear. You don't need special gear to workout. So for this workout, we ran 5 miles. It started out about 50 degrees but the sun set half-way through our run. If the sun weren't going to be setting, we'd wear short sleeves. It wasn't windy outside so our outfits were pretty simple- pants and lightweight long sleeve shirts. If I could've found a clean long-sleeved t-shirt, I would've worn it but they were all dirty so... here it is.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
Allow us to introduce you to the greatest thing, almost, ever. It's called PB2 a.k.a. powdered peanut butter. You may think... "What the heck is that?" You may hear "Powdered Peanut Butter" and think "That sounds like the nastiest thing ever." But guess what? You'd be wrong. It's the GREATEST thing ever. They figured out a way to take the fat out of peanut butter!! It's stinkin' crazy and a miracle. We had heard of this through the internet and didn't really understand what it was. Why is it powdered? What is it's purpose? Doesn't matter. All you do is mix 1 Tbs of PB2 with 2 Tbs water and you've got peanut butter- minus most of the fat! Or mix it with 2 Tbs of Almond Milk and add a little Truvia. Or don't- it's great on it's own. Switch up the measurements to thicken or thin out the mixture. Add it to your cookie mix, put it on your toast, put it in a smoothie, the options are limitless. Also, PB2 has only 3 ingredients- Peanuts, Sugar and Salt. 2 Tbs. of PB2 is only 1 Weight Watchers + Point, whereas traditional peanut butter has 5 points for the same serving. THAT'S A BIG DIFFERENCE. Anyways, if you can't tell.... we really like PB2. It's crazy. Really, really crazy.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Gluten Free PB2 Cookies
2/3 Cup Gluten Free Cookie Mix
2 Tbs. Greek Vanilla Yogurt
1 Tbs. Egg Whites
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 Tbs. PB2
2 Tbs. Vanilla Almond Milk (Sweetened)
1 Truvia Packet
1. Mix cookie mix and PB2 together.
2. Blend in the yogurt.
3. Add egg whites, vanilla and almond milk and beat until completely blended.
4. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
5. Flatten the balls of dough with a fork.
6. Bake at 350 for 14-15 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned.
7. Lightly sprinkle cookies with Truvia for added sweetness.
Makes 4 servings
Serving Size: 2 Cookies
Points+: 3 points
Saturday, February 23, 2013
BBQ Chicken Pizza
1 Tortilla (We used gluten-free tortillas)
2 Tbs BBQ Sauce
1/4 Cup Shredded Cooked Chicken (We used this recipe)
1/4 Cup Shredded Cheese
Chopped Red Onions (Optional)
1. Spread BBQ Sauce on tortilla.
2. Sprinkle chicken and onions around on the tortilla.
3. Sprinkle cheese on top.
4. Bake in oven at 475 for 5-7 minutes, or until tortilla is a little crispy.
Makes 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 Tortilla
Points+: 9 points (with gluten-free tortilla)
Friday, February 22, 2013
(Adapted from Spicy Texan)
Canola Oil Spray
1 Lb. Chicken Boneless-Skinless Chicken Breast
1/4 Cup Cornstarch
1 Tbs. Minced Garlic
1/2 tsp. Minced Ginger
2 Large Green Onions
1/2 Cup Soy Sauce (We used Gluten-Free)
1/2 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Splenda Brown Sugar Mix
1. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. In a bag or bowl, coat chicken with cornstarch.
2. Warm up a non-stick skillet to medium heat. Spray the skillet with canola oil spray and add the ginger, garlic, soy sauce and water to the pan.
3. Dissolve the Splenda brown sugar mix in the sauce and bring the sauce to a boil 2-3 minutes or until sauce thickens.
4. Pour sauce into a separate bowl.
5. Coat the skillet again with Canola Oil Spray and add chicken. Try to keep the chicken pieces in one even layer- making sure each piece is touching the skillet.
6. After 2-3 minutes, turn the chicken pieces over to finish cooking.
7. Once the chicken is cooked all the way through, add the sauce back into the skillet and simmer for one minute.
8. Add the green onions into the mixture.
9. Serve the chicken on rice or quinoa.
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Points+: 8 points (without rice or quinoa)
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Well... I realize it has been a while since we have posted anything on here but we are back. The past few months have been super busy espsecially with our first blog- Oh So Pretty the Diaries. We had our one year blog anniversary last month! Yay! Anyways, we have many things in store for our weightloss journey- we are training for the half marathon and we got a juicer! We will be sure to share with you the details of both very soon. And for our first post of the year, we give you a smoothie recipe. This recipe is the best recipe because it creates such a smooth smoothie. Seriously. The recipe above is super basic meaning, you could change flavors and fruit to be whatever you want. My smoothie is 20 oz. and in only 3 WW+ points. Holler! Here's exactly what I did...
1- 5.3 oz. container of Yoplait Fat Free Greek Vanilla Yogurt (2 points)
1 1/2 Cups Strawberries (0 points)
1 Banana (0 points)
1/2 Cup V8 Splash Juice- Tropical Blend (1 point)
Throw it all in your blender and mix it up really well. If you don't like banana, (cough, cough, Casey) you don't have to put it in there. I find that the banana combined with the yogurt creates the smoothest smoothie ever. But you can still make a smoothie without the banana. You could use a combination of fruit and milk instead of juice. It's your smoothie, do what you will like. And let me tell you, 20 oz. of smoothie will really fill you up.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
So we made these cupcakes not too long ago and they were gone pretty quickly. This is why we don't bake very much- we eat it all too fast. Anyways, I'm sure you've all heard the recipe- it's so easy and point friendly. All you do is mix one box of cake mix with 12 oz. of diet soda. We used a gluten-free Yellow cake mix and Diet Sprite. Follow the bake time and temperature instructions that are on the box. It's just that easy! We frosted the cupcakes with Cool Whip frosting (not just plain Cool Whip) and these ended up only being 3 points a piece! Not too bad! Have you tried this recipe before?