One fun thing about eating clean is you get to find new ways to use foods, and healthier recipes for things you love but probably shouldn’t be eating.
This weekend I made two new recipes using healthy ingredients that are yummy alternatives to non-diet friendly foods.
These zucchini chips were super easy. I made them just like I do kale chips. Be sure to slice the zucchini very thin so they get crispy. Spray lightly with olive oil cooking spray (be sure to spray tray as well) and I seasoned with Mrs. Dash. Cook at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until they are mostly crispy. We had a little hummus on the side. Delish!
Sunday is a low carb day for me since it is technically a rest day. But when it was time to eat my last meal before bed I put my macros in and I was way low on calories and protein for the day. So I whipped up this little pancake!
I added a scoop of chocolate whey (I used Optimum Nutrition 100% Natural) to 4 egg whites, a dash of almond milk and stevia and cooked in a pan. For the frosting on top I mixed one tablespoon PB2 with one tablespoon Dymatize Iso-100 whey (vanilla), a little stevia and enough almond milk to make it creamy (it doesn’t take much.) I topped the whole thing with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
This was so yummy and filling. Using protein powder will make the frosting a little sticky, but that’s a small price to pay to save on sugar and calories. In all this had about 250 calories, four grams of fat, ten grams of carbs, and 45 grams of protein.
A perfect Pre-comp meal that fit my macros and won’t sabotage my goals!