Easy peasy guilt-Free french toast

Easy does it on a drizzly Sunday morning. 90% of the time, I find it quite nice to make an elaborate breakfast, but sometimes it’s also good to have it on the table within 5 measly minutes. I say on the table, but what I really mean is on the bed. Even though I’ve been single for a while, I find breakfast in bed to be super romantic: some quality time with me, myself and I. When I’m having my quality me-time, I tend to prefer french toast over banana pancakes. After doing this recipe, I bet that you’ll also be choosing them over pancakes from now on. They are easier to make and have less calories and carbs!

Ingredients

  • Slices of whole wheat bread (as many as you wish)
  • 1 or 2 eggs, beaten
  • Cinnamon flavor drops
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Coconut oil (or use a non-stick pan)

Directions

  1. Heat the coconut oil in the pan. Beat the eggs in a bowl and add some drops of the cinnamon flavor. Mix the flavoring and the eggs well.
  2. Dip the sliced bread into the egg mixture on both sides and let the excess egg drip.  Place the bread in the pan and fry on both sides till they are golden brown!
  3. Cut the bread in half and top it off with some cinnamon powder. It’s going to be a party in your mouth if you eat this with fresh fruit! Or in the winter with baked apples and raisins. Or with quark.. or really anything; they’re all delicious!

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5 Easy and delicious mealprep recipes

Mealprepping. The saving grace for many Fit Girls dealing with the chaos of everyday life. Once a week, all the pots and pans are being taken out of the cupboard to prepare a multitude of Tupperware cases filled with chicken, rice and veggies for the days to come. This is ideal, because you’ll be ensured healthy food for an entire week! But, there is only one little issue: it’s not that easy or sustainable to eat the same meal twice a day.  But, no worries! Especially for you, I’ve gathered my 5 favorite mealprep recipes.  Say bye bye to the rut and hello to healthy and delicious meals!

Tuna for the win!

Tuna is easy, fast, macro-friendly, and most of all, a tasty source of protein; that’s already reason enough to try out this salad!

For this meal you need: 1 handful of mâche (salad), 1/2 can tuna (in water), 50g olives, 10 sundried tomatoes, 100g cherry tomatoes, 100g cucumber (get rid of the seeds), 15g roasted pine nuts, 1/2 red onion, 100g cooked brown rice, fresh parsley and fresh chive. Cut all the ingredients into parts and mix them well: tadaa, a lovely fresh tuna salad.

(431 calories. 49 carbs/13 fat/26 protein)

 

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Oh my Thai!

A meal with beef, do I need to say more!? Watch out that you don’t eat your Tupperware too! 😉

For this meal you need: about 100g beef, 100g cooked rice noodles, a handful of mâche, 1/2 red onion, 15g roasted cashews, 50g shortly cooked bean sprouts, 100g steamed green beans, 1/2 red pepper, fresh coriander, 50g corn and for the marinade 2 tblsp sweet soy sauce, garlic powder and chili powder. Marinade the beef and leave it in a bowl while you cut and prepare the other ingredients. Grill the beef as you prefer. Mix all the ingredients and you’re DONE!

(622 calories. 61 carbs/19 fat/48 protein)

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Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

A meal with chicken, but then with a twist!

For this meal you need: 80g cooked quinoa, 100g diced chicken filet, 100g cucumber (get rid of the seeds), 50g corn, 50g olives, 10 sundried tomatoes, 1/2 red onion, 50g red bell pepper, fresh parsley, fresh basil, 15g grated parmesan cheese, and 25g spicy chicken spices. Mix it together and done!

(617 calories. 54 carbs/18 fat/47 protein)

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For the love of PASTA!

Zuchetti, the perfect calorie-friendly solution for pasta-loving Fit Girls. You can vary endlessly with this meal: you can make it with tuna, soy meat or make a pasta pesto! Make the strands of zucchini, sweet potato, cucumber or carrot – that way you can save some calories for dessert.

What do you need to make the meal in the picture? 2 cloves of garlic, 1 big red onion, 6 big tomatoes, 1 bell pepper, 150g minced chicken, 1/2 zucchini, 15g grated Parmesan cheese, 15g roasted pine nuts, Italian spices, sea salt, pepper, and fresh basil.

First make the sauce. Briefly cook the garlic and onion and in the meantime, cut the tomatoes and bell pepper into big pieces. Add these, together with some Italian spices, to the pan and cook until they become a bit softer. Add some water so it can simmer for a bit. If you want a thinner sauce, you could puree it with a mixer. Add some salt and pepper to taste. Put the sauce aside and cook the minced chicken. When it’s done, add the sauce and let it all simmer for a bit. In the meantime, make the zucchini strand with the Spirelli (a must-have kitchen tool for every Fit Girl) and put these in your mealprep box. Let the cooked mixture cool down a bit and then put it on the zucchini strands in the box. Top it off with some Parmesan cheese and pine nuts and your Italian meal is done!

(430 calories. 23 carbs/12 fat/32 protein)

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An oldie but a goodie: Ceasar salad!

We all know this old-timer: the Caesar salad. Macro-friendly, super fast and always delicious!

This is what you need: 100g smoked chicken, a handful of salad, 100g cucumber (get rid of the seeds), 50g cherry tomatoes, 50g corn, 50g croutons, 1 cooked egg, fresh chive and parsley. Cut and mix all the ingredients and your mealprep is done!

(291 calories. 19 carbs/9 fat/32 protein)

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Vegan chocolate cookies with peanut butter and dates

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Photo credit: Our Holistic Kitchen

INGREDIENTS

For biscuits (4 pieces):

Date cream centre:

For the coating:

  • half a bar of dark chocolate, melted

PREPARATION

  1. Knead the ingredients for the cookies until a sticky dough and roll into four balls then flatten with your hand.
  2. Place the cookies on a tray of baking paper in the freezer for about 15 minutes so that the coconut oil can solidify.
  3. Blend the dates with water until a smooth cream and add a pinch of cinnamon.
  4. Remove the cookies from the freezer and spread a layer of the date cream onto each biscuit.
  5. Place the cookies back in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate au-bain-marie.
  6. After 30 minutes, when the cookies are well frozen dip them in the melted chocolate.
  7. Place the cookies on backing paper and place them in the refrigerator to set the chocolate. Once the chocolate has hardened, they are ready to go.

WARNING: serious risk that you will want to put all four in your mouth one after another!

These cakes are almost entirely free of refined sugars and are vegan if you use the vegan chocolate. Make them just once for your friends, colleagues, family and / or parents and you are sure to score big points! Are you going to make them? Tag #FITGIRLCODE so that we can enjoy your creations with you.

Kickstart your winterdays with these breakfast bars!

Sleeping. It’s one of my favourite things to do after a killer work-out. I really love long and cosy nights in my warm bed, especially now it’s getting colder outside! As soon as the warm sunrays of summer make place for cold winter storms I start to get ‘just ten more minutes issues’.  That’s a serious problem, cause like almost every other Fit Girl I reaaaaaally love breakfast too. Can you feel the dilemma? Mealprep to the rescue: problem solved! These delicious breakfast bars will make it able for me to give in to my ‘turn over-urge’ AND have a super fancy, filling and yummy breakfast: a win-win if you ask me!

The recipe

For the dough (8 bars):

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 100 gr oats
  • 2 tbsp honey (optional)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Possible fillings:

Be creative :)!

Mix it up!

The bars are reaaaaaally easy to make, actually the blender or kitchenmachine does all of the work. Preheat the oven at 180 degrees. Put the banana, oats, honey (optional), coconut oil, cinnamon (optional) and baking soda in the blender or kitchen machine and mix it up untill you get a nice and creamy dough. Add the fillings of your choice and stirr them through the dough untill everything is covered. Pour the mixture on to a baking tray and place it in the oven for about 20-30 minutes untill golden brown.

Let it cool down before you slice bars out of it.

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Now you can easily turn over for ten more minutes ánd have your fancy, filling and delicious breakfast: happy mornings! These bars are freezer-proof too so you’ll always have a awesome breaky to-go. Are you baking with us? Tag #FITGIRLCODE and Fit Girl Lotte so we can drool with you!