Happy Thanksgiving Eve Day friends! I love Thanksgiving! This year I’m bringing mini crab cakes and a healthy dessert- Good Dee’s Chocolate Chip Cookies. Our family dinners are always filled with the traditional pineapple bake, sweet potato casserole and potato filling. Carbs on carbs- plus calories do not count on Thanksgiving! It truly is my favorite holiday just for the meal and leftovers.
This week’s edition of What I Ate Wednesday is focused on some of my recent healthy treats and eats!
Without further ado, let’s talk food!
Breakfast: Over the weekend I whipped up some pumpkin pancakes using Pumpkin Spice Stack’D pancake mix and stuffed them with some cream cheese filling. Packed with over 30 grams of protein, I was full until lunchtime! Stack’D also just released it’s holiday flavors- Peppermint Mocha and a brand new one Gingerbread! Don’t forget to use my discount code irondiva10 to get 10% off your online purchase!
Morning Snack: Blissful Eats Maple Nut Crunch granola is a perfect on the go snack. I had part of a small bag left and used some on my greek yogurt. The Maple Nut flavor is truly amazing! Definitely try it!
Afternoon Snack: I love to bake! I was recently sent some Good Dee’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix from Deana, the founder. I was very excited to try this since all it calls for is the bag of the mix plus 1 egg and 1/4 cup of coconut oil. Good Dee’s is also gluten free, wheat free, grain free and sugar free!
Look at all of those glorious chocolate chips in the mix! Good Dee’s chocolate chip cookie mix is made with sunflower seed flour, erythritol, baking powder, Lily’s Sweets chocolate baking chips, stevia, and sea salt. With the holiday party season approaching, who would not appreciate a quick and healthy solution to baking. As an added health bonus, each cookie is 70 calories, 12 carbs (net carbs is 2) and 6 grams fat. Honestly, I could pass these cookies off as my own, they are just that good!
Look at how awesome these turned out! Good Dee’s mix gives you 12 perfect chocolate chip cookies. The key is to allow them to cool slightly so they get a slight crisp. I snagged one off the rack since I knew I had a really tasty treat in mind!
I took this opportunity to add my freshly baked chocolate chip cookie on top of some banana Froyo I had prepared earlier in the Vitamix. The cookies are delicious with the right amount of crispiness. The perfect afternoon treat. I promise you will not be disappointed.
Evening Snack: In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I made a pumpkin protein cheesecake. Protein cheesecake has the perfect combination of carbohydrates, protein and fat. My cheesecake is friendly on the waistline and would be perfect on your holiday table. This recipe is exclusive to my coaching clients. For those that subscribe to my newsletter, you may just get lucky and receive this!
I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving. If you are traveling, be safe!
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