Curried, chicken, garbanzo beans and Sweet Potato stew…

I like a good curry and I found this recipe on Pinterest, and the pictures just looked really delicous. And when I asked my family if they wanted curry my husband and daughter both said yes. So this is what happened, cause I didn’t have all the ingredients and I do like Carrots in my curry.
Also I try not to eat potatoes, rice, pasta and fruits after 3pm, but this is an exception today.

Nutrition:
298 Calories, 9gr fat, 35gr Carbohydrates, 8gr fiber, 6 sugar, 20gr Protein

This makes about 5 servings:

Ingredients:
1 small yellow onion
1 tablespoon Olive oil
3 cloves garlic
2 Teaspoons of yellow curry powder you can always add more.
Salt, to taste
1 teaspoon ginger powder
2 Carrots peeled and cut into rounds
1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
1 can (15 oz) chickpeas
1 large sweet potato peeled and diced into 1″ chuncks
1 can (15 oz) light coconut milk
10oz. of cooked Chicken Breast
brown rice, for serving

Instructions:
In a large skilled or wok heat the olive oil, and add the onion. Cook for a couple of minutes until the onion has a glazed look, then add the garlic, ginger and Curry Powder, cook for a couple of minutes this will develop the flavors. You can always add more spice later.
Now add all the other ingredients (except for the rice), I rinsed the coconut milk can with some water and added that to the pot as well, so that everything is covered. Then bring to a simmer and cook for at least 30 minutes, even better if you can let it simmer for 50minutes.

At the last minute you can add some parsley to it and serve it over rice.

Bon apetit

2016 Here we go…

Wow, what a start into the new year.

I am proud to say that since November 1st I am down 20lb. I managed to loose weight over the toughest part of the year. But with planning it all paid off and I am more determined than ever to keep going.

I also am toying with the idea of becoming NASM certified again as I do miss being a Trainer. I loved being a personal Trainer and helping others to achieve their goals. But first I must loose a little bit more weight and I would like to learn more from my Trainer Gabriel at Holy Fit in Austin.
He is amazing and I love his support and how he is always there for me. I do online training with him. I think he has spidey senses, cause he always knows when I need a pick me up message.

At the beginning of the year people always make resolutions, I am a bit weary about them since I never seem to be able to actually do them, so I made a list of things I would like to accomplish this year.

  • Spend more time with my kids and husband
  • Loose 80 more lb and fit into my size 10 clothes again
  • Run and finish the Texas Ren Fair Mud Run
    • I signed up for this, now I just need to train on climbing, running and crawling
  • Save enough money to go to the Supernatural Convention in Vancouver in August
I think these are all very obtainable things, I don’t want to set myself up for failure. I know I am doing the right things. I am eating cleaner and better then I ever have, I found my passion for working out again, my depression is manageable, it rears it’s ugly head every so often (like today) but the good days out weigh the bad by miles. 
I am so blessed to have such an amazing support system, my family and friends are amazing. The anger I have towards myself, for letting myself become what I had become is lessening a lot. So this year I wanna make as positive as possible. I want to love myself again no matter what size I am, you know why? I am healthy. I may not be able to run 5K (yet) but I walk it under an hour. And I probably can out last some of the snobby meat heads at the gym easily, since I do 4 rounds of 15-20 reps with my weights. 
I think I am on the right path to find true happiness this year. 
Much love and light
Claudia

Chocolate Protein Pancakes…

I woke up this morning having a craving for Pancakes. So off to Pinterest I went and searched for Protein Pancakes. I found a recipe that sounded great. When I went to my fridge, I noticed my cottage cheese was not so fresh anymore, but I had unopened Ricotta in there so that is what I substituted. Also I reduced the eggwhites, cause the first batch was terrible and landed in the disposal. So here we go:

This makes 4 big pancakes:

2 egg whites
1/2 cup low fat Ricotta
1/2 cup oats
1/2 scoop of Protein powder (I used Cellu-Cor Molten Chocolate)

Put in blender and mix.

Then prepare like regular pancakes, medium heat. I put some cooking spray on my griddle.

Nutrtion:
385 Calories, 37 Carbs, 9 fat, 42 protein, 6 sugar

Spaghetti Squash with Chicken Marinara Sauce

I love easy recipes… so here it goes…

2 Chickenbreasts
1 Jar Marinara Sauce ( I use Central Market organic)
1 Spaghetthi Squash
Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper, basil and oregano

Preheat oven at 350F.

Cut Spaghetti Squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Then put face down on a cookie sheet. I put foil on the sheet. Bake for 40 mins or until fork tender.

Sauce,

Heat about a tsp of olive oil, cut the chicken breast into half inch pieces and cook in the heated olive oil. Once cooked thru, add Marinara Sauce. Season with salt and peper and Basil and Oregano to your liking. Simmer for 15-20mins.

Serve with Parmesan Cheese.
This is low carb, low fat.

Sunday Breakfast Fritatta…

I love cooking and I love breakfast, so finding yummy healthy breakfast foods is always a plus. I found this recipe years ago when I lost weight the first time. Yeah, I’ve done the yo yo thing.

This is a family favorite at my house and it also great if you serve it at a brunch…

Fritatta Recipe:
8lg eggs (you can do this with egg whites)
2 ripe tomatoes
1/2 cup of Italian Cheese grated
fresh basil, salt & pepper to taste
1tbsp Avocado Oil
1tbsp of milk

Heat the Avocado oil in a frying pan that can go in the oven.
Crack the eggs, season with salt & pepper, mix in the milk and whisk. Slice the tomatoes and basil leaves.
Pour in half of the egg mix into the pan and then layer the tomatoes, basil and cheese, pour the rest of the eggs on top. Then turn on the broiler and put you pan in. A little higher than the middle rack. Leave it for 7mins. Take it out and slice it.

1/4 Fritatta Nutrition:
230 Calories, 17.1gr of fat, 5.5gr. sat fat, 3.7gr carbs, 16.7gr of protein.

On the side I served a bowl of berries, drizzled with raw honey and a dollop of Greek yogurt.

Bon Apetit

Easy yummy Breakfast for on the go…

I love being able to grab something really fast out of the fridge if I need to head out. So this Chia Pudding is amazing and yummy. I prep like 4 of them at a time, I got these awesome screw lid tupper wares and they are perfect for this.

Chia Breakfast Pudding:
2 1/2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds ( I got mine in the health food section)
3/4cup vanilla Almond milk
1/2 scoop of Protein Powder
Mix all put in fridge after 30mins mix again, so it doesn’t clump and you get all the seeds from the bottom as well. This is IMPORTANT… if you don’t do this it gets clumpy and just not really good.

Then close up an fridgerate. I put berries on top when I eat it.

Nutrition:
239 Calories, 9.3gr fat, 0.8gr sat. Fat, 23gr carbs, 15.1gr protein.

Enjoy!!!!