Archive | March, 2013

Favorite Exercise Links

27 Mar

Favorite Exercise Links

For a killer workout. When they got to the end and said repeat three more times I might have wimpered a bit.

The lady on this pilates website is very motivational and super cute:



Banana Protein Pancakes (no flour!)

27 Mar

I saw this recipe originally on blogalaties and have since seen variations on Pinterest and other sites and thought since they were naturally gluten free I would try them out on our four picky boys. Needless to say they were a huge success and there were no leftovers. This batch was big enough to feed my four boys.

3 large bananas
6 eggs
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
6 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter

You can mix this up in a blender or I like to use my hand held stick blender, either way mix until smooth. Use 1/8 C. to measure out dollar-sized pancakes on lightly sprayed preheated nonstick pan, cook on medium low heat.
I served these with a scoop of sugar free whipped topping and a scattering of chocolate chips. You could also use applesauce and cinnamon or your favorite topping.



GF, sugar free, fat free apple crisp cupcakes

4 Mar

Apple Filling:
6-7 tart apples
3/4 C. Splenda or Stevia sweetener
2 Tbsp. gluten free all purpose flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
Dash nutmeg
Dash salt
Pare apples, slice. Combine sweetener, flour, spices and salt; mix with apples. Cook in sauce pan medium heat until sugar dissolves and mixture thickens. Take off stove let cool. I like to make ahead of time and store filling in quart sized bags and freeze. I take one quart bag out and let thaw or defrost in microwave to make apple crisp.

Crisp Crust:
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 C. Warm water
1 C. + 4 Tbsp. oat flour (I make my own by putting it in the blender. Use GF oats if making GF.)
1/2 C. Oatmeal ( use GF if making GF)
1/2 C. Splenda brown sugar (or other zero calorie brown sugar)
Next time I make this I’ll probably add a couple drops of butter extract flavoring. Mix well.

Line cupcake pan with foil cupcake liners. Fill little over half with apple filling. Spread crisp crust topping over apples, evenly. Should make 12 cupcakes. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Can serve with a bit of fat free whipped topping. Very tasty treat. It also freezes very well, I put them in ziplock gallon bag, can take one out at a time, take foil wrapper off and put in microwave on defrost for short period of time.