2 1/2 cups dry oatmeal
Single serving container of any type or flavor yogurt (I used banana/strawberry)
2 organic eggs
1/2 cup coconut sugar or regular sugar (coconut is best for health)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 ripe bananas
Use non-stick spray or grease with coconut oil (do not use paper muffin cups, they will stick to the paper).
Blend all the ingredients in blender on your highest setting until smooth. You may need to blend the oatmeal first if you do not have a high powered blender like a VitaMix and then add the remaining ingredients. If you do not have a high powered blender you will need to stir by hand in between blending to make sure all ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
Note: You can also add a cup of chocolate or peanut butter chips into the batter (mixed in by hand) the kids would love this!
Pour batter into muffin tins dividing equally
Bake in pre-heated 180/400F oven for 20-25 minutes until toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean.
Remove muffins carefully and let cool. Enjoy!
This recipe makes 10 – 12 Yummy muffins.
*Boneless, skinless chicken breast
*2 large eggs
*1/4 cup coconut milk-any milk will do
*1/2 cup gluten free flour (all purpose gf mix or any nut or bean flour)
*1 cup glutino gf bread crumbs
*1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
*1/2 tsp salt
*1/2 cup coconut oil
*Sweet Chili Sauce for dipping
Step 1: Cut chicken into strips, cutting diagonally so the ends are not too small.
Step 2: Prepare three separate bowls for breading your chicken
–1st: Combine flour and salt
–2nd: Whisk eggs and milk together
–3rd: Stir bread crumbs and coconut together
Step 3: Heat 1/4 c of coconute oil in large skillet over medium/high heat. It is hot enough when the flour sizzles and bubbles when it comes in contact with the oil.
Step 4: Coat chicken strips in the three bowls. Start with the flour combination, then the egg and milk, and end with the bowl containing the bread crumbs and coconut.
Step 5: Place some of your chicken strips in the hot oil with about an inch in between each strip (this helps prevent the oil from cooling down). I prefer to just fry the strips for until they are golden brown,, place them on a paper towel to drain, and once I’m done with all of them I bake them for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. (Cooking time may very depending on how thick your chicken is)
Last but not least serve immediately with your chili sauce,
You were probably losing weight successfully for the first few weeks after you joined a new diet program, only to be stuck to a certain point later. When people start a diet program they rapidly lose a few pounds, because most diet programs are created to offer you ‘instant weight loss’. Sadly enough, this ‘instant weight loss’ is more often than not ‘temporary’ weight loss.
You will lose weight very quickly for the first few weeks but after that, you will suddenly discover that the scale is not going down anymore! You are not losing any more weight than what you have lost already! You have hit a situation commonly known as weight loss plateau! In such situations, the only remedy is a complete overhaul of your lifestyle habits.
You have probably done the same sets of exercises as well as ate the same types of foods over and over again during those first few weeks when you were losing weight. As a result your body got accustomed to your diet and exercise routine. When that happened, your weight loss methods failed to bring any sustainable results!
If you want to go beyond this point, you need to change your diet and exercise regimen.
Here are two methods you need to follow to get out of the weight loss plateau.
1. Calorie-counting is not the way to go: When you count your calories, you basically limit the intake of calories to an abnormally low level. When you eat low calorie foods, there is no incentive for your body to increase your metabolic rate since it has to burn only a few calories. The result is that your metabolic rate always remains at a very low level. When your metabolic rate is low, you aren’t able to burn fat!
In order to burn fat and lose weight successfully, you need to forget about calorie counting and eat enough so that your body is forced to keep your metabolic rate at a high level. Your body needs fuel to burn fat, and it can get that fuel only from foods!
2. Exercise more: If you have been avoiding exercises altogether, or have been doing only light exercises, then you cannot lose weight. Weight loss is only possible if you perform high intensity workouts daily. Instead of being afraid of exercises, try to love them. Exercises are yet another powerful way of increasing your metabolic rate.
Follow these two methods and you will soon be able to acquire the slim body you desire.
Everyone knows that weight loss is all about modifying your lifestyle habits to a considerable extent. What many don’t realize that this cannot be done overnight! If you try to make significant changes in your lifestyle within a very short time, chances are that you will only be frustrated and disappointed with your weight loss efforts. Also, there is more to weight loss than just diet and exercise. In this article I will take you beyond the world of strict diets and rigorous exercise routines!
1. Avoid self-sabotaging thoughts: Self-sabotaging thoughts will do you more harm than fake diet pills. Just imagine, if you always think that you cannot do the things you need to do in order to lose weight, how can you ever achieve your weight loss goals? If you think that you cannot do sit-ups and push-ups, you are probably jumping to conclusions and being too self-analytical even before you have tried these workouts!
If you think that doing thirty push-ups is overwhelming for you, start small. Start with 10 push-ups, and thank yourself once you have done it successfully! Then try to add one or two extra push-ups every day to your routine until you reach your target of thirty. You see, when you start small, it becomes much easier to reach your goals!
Instead of thinking too much, just take action and DO it! The amount of time you spend on thinking and criticizing yourself, you may as well as spend it on some exercise. While the former will do you no good, the latter will help you burn fat and lose weight!
2. Get support: Proper support is essential in order to keep you determined and motivated. Without support, you won’t be able to lose weight successfully. That is why it is essential that you enlist the support of your friends and family who understand you and support your goals. It is also essential that you choose a weight loss program which offers support to its members in the form of a support group or forum. In a forum, you will get support and tips from your peers and experts alike!
Surround yourself with supportive people and stay away from the negative people who can only find faults with you!
If you follow these tips there is no reason why you won’t be able to lose weight! Remember that you can achieve whatever you believe in your mind. If you believe you can lose weight, you WILL! It does sound cliché but is very much true!
1/3 cup honey
2 large eggs
1 T. vanilla extract
1 cup cooked Quinoa, cooled
1/2 c. chocolate melts or chocolate chunks
1/4 c. shredded coconut (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking liners.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour mix, oats, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together coconut oil and Greek yogurt until combined. Stir in coconut sugar and honey until well-combined. Add eggs and vanilla, and stir in. Stir in quinoa until incorporated.
Add dry ingredients, and stir until just combined (it will be thick).
Stir in chocolate chunks and coconut, if using, until just combined.
Using a medium cookie scoop (1-1/2 tablespoon), drop scoops about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
Bake about 8-10 minutes, or until set and very lightly golden brown.
Let cookies cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet, and then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Makes 32 cookies.