I haven’t posted much this week – I am thinking of cutting back to two or three times a week and mostly will be sharing fitness progress posts and recipes as I work in the kitchen. Christmas is coming up fast and I’m already getting into the spirit of the season. I’m going to finally release that Christmas album I’ve been talking about for years. Halloween season is here and this is the time of year I do a lot of baking and binge on scary movies. It’s been great.
I spent some time in the kitchen yesterday and whipped up a coffee cake – recipe now posted – and it was delicious. Every now and then you need to treat yourself to something sweet and savoury.
I also cooked a casserole last night but I don’t think I had the oven hot enough. Rule of thumb – cook casseroles at 375F or 400F for best results. Especially when it comes to frozen recipes. You want that golden brown colour on top. I think maybe I added too much milk as it was pretty runny. But sometimes recipes are just like that. I’m going to try this again tonight as I need to use up the deli chicken. I’ll add stuffing to the mix though and will share the recipe. Or you can use my Ham and Broccoli Casserole recipe and just substitute chicken for the ham.
Friday Food Fun!
Today, I’m going to whip up some protein fueled snacks. I’m back on my intermittent fasting schedule and it’s working pretty well. I can’t last the full 16 hours every. So, I am doing that every other day. My eating schedule goes something like this, it just depends on when I start my day. The schedule usually goes from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. Sometimes I’m super hungry when I get up early in the morning.
- Breakfast – between 9:00 am and 11:00 am
- Midday Meal – between 1:00 pm and 2;00 pm
- Dinner – between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sometimes I only have two meals and a snack later in the evening. I stocked my fridge up this morning with things like lettuce for lettuce and tuna wraps, fresh fruit and eggs. What I need to stop doing is eating past 10:00 pm at night. I also need to get my sleep schedule back on track.
What I will be doing today is using up some of the rolled oats I have in my pantry and other stuff like honey, and peanut butter. I’ll be making some protein bars and things I can just grab on the go with no fuss. These bars are great for midday snacks or you can eat them for breakfast in the morning. I’ll share pictures on instagram when they’re finished.
There are lots of great recipes on youtube for this – and the no bake ones are the best. It means less clean up in the end.
The great thing about the protein and energy bars is the recipes are so versatile. You can use different kinds of fruits, nuts, oats and even chocolate chips. The sky is the limit – let your creativity really soar with these amazing and healthy snacks.
Well, I better get started – it’s about lunch time again. And then time for my afternoon workout. I’m working out twice a day now. I do stretches during the day, and my cardio after dinner. It’s working out great .I feel good and am seeing slow progress as my body changes and drops more fat.
Thanks for reading – if you try any of my recipes please make sure to tag me on instagram or pintrest at mostlysingle. No spam please!