Thanks for the comments on my introducing solids post. The next one will also cover my fears as far as “eating habits.” I don’t want her to be a picky eater and I have so many other fears surrounding that so hopefully we can get a discussion going when I get that post out. I know many of you couldn’t be less interested in that stuff…wish I could do a separate page but have no idea how. On the other hand I have lots of amazing mommy’s that read my blog too and value all the feedback.I learn so much from you all 🙂
Hope you all are well.
So, it’s no secret that I barely have time for me anymore. I may still spend most of my free time up and down the aisles of Whole Foods between clients…but by the time I get home I have limited time to prep my meals. I’ve been choosing things that are quick and easy to make. Luckily, Ella naps at around 2pm every day…which is usually my lunch time. I do my breakfast before work, then a mid-morning shake n’ go Vega smoothie, or some nuts…then I usually do a salad of sorts.
Also…something has happened that I thought I was in the clear on<–I’ve become ravenous. Many of you said it happens while nursing. It hasn’t been the case with me. But as Ella grows and eats more…apparently my body wants me to do the same.
Last week I was low on grocery’s. And time. I was starving. I literally ate a bowl of chopped organic cherry tomatoes with microgreens, spinach and the tiny bit of leftover pumpkin cheese sauce I had in the fridge for lunch. Appetizing, huh? It actually wasn’t bad
or I’m just weird 😉
Well, bad or not…it wasn’t enough. I was still hungry and craving something more sweet and comfort-like. I had a good workout…and needed to re-fuel. 6 cherry tomatoes and a handful of spinach and microgreens wasn’t doing the job.
I had 1 1/2 ripe bananas, oatmeal, and some nuts….I was starving so wanted to make something QUICK. I know microwaving foods is not the healthiest…but I’m a mom, and if I can make healthier versions of food and need to use the micro every now and then, hopefully, it won’t kill me 😉
I used a large ramekin I have…it’s a little bigger than the standard sized ramekin.
You could probably use 2 small regular sized ones [filled half way] and just keep an eye on the time; or use a large mug/mini bowl.
Vegan Banana Nut Protein Cake
© The Fitness Dish
The gooey individual sized mini-cake will satisfy your tummy during breakfast, post-workout or a mid-afternoon pick me up! I use blackstrap molasses for it’s many health benefits including the iron content;and some protein to sustain your hunger!
Prep/Cook Time: 5 minutes
3 Tablespoons oat flour (GF oat flour [see note] or whole wheat pastry flour also works)
1 Tablespoon vanilla protein powder (of choice)
1 Tablespoon organic unsweetened apple sauce (or 1 T solid coconut oil, melted)
1 Tablespoon almond milk [or dairy-free milk of choice]
1/2 Tablespoon hemp seeds (optional)
1/2 Tablespoon black-strap molasses [or omit and add a few more drops of stevia]
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I use alcohol-free)
2-3 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 flax egg [(see note)-or one large egg]
few dashes of cinnamon
1 large handful of chopped walnuts
1 medium ripe banana [half mashed, half sliced]
1 handful of vegan mini-chocolate chips (optional)
To make oat flour grind up oatmeal in a food processor until it’s a flour-like consistency.To make flax egg take 1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds and 3 Tablespoons of warm water and mix together.
Combine all the dry ingredients [excluding chocolate chips and walnuts] and stir in ramekin. Add wet ingredients into a small bolw and mix. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Fold in walnuts and chocolate chips and slice up the other half of the banana and fold it in. Microwave on high for 2 minutes [my microwave took two but depending on what you use and your microwave the cooking time may vary.] Enjoy!
Question…what do you make when you have no grocery’s in the house from pantry items?
Fall premiers<—–what’s your favorites?
“Up All Night” was cute but I am foaming at the mouth for Dexter to start!
Oh..and I have Gossip Girl taping. SO excited 😀