Monday, February 12, 2018

Flourless Protein Packed Double Chocolate Breakfast Muffins




I love chocolate. I somehow find a way to incorporate it into as many meals/foods as I can. So I'm constantly on a quest to find healthy chocolate fixes. These muffins are a winner in that department!

I used this recipe but added 3 scoops of chocolate peanut butter protein powder, and subbed the maple syrup for applesauce to eliminate some added sugar. For the chocolate chips I put exactly 5 chips on top of each muffin. Barely anything, but enough to seem decadent.

These are protein packed and fiber filled, and perfect for a healthy on-the-go breakfast or snack. The chocolate disguises them as being unhealthy, so they are a hit with the rest of the family as well. I love sneaking healthy foods into their day without them knowing.


On to my 2018 resolutions...

1. Read a minimum of 20 mins per day - 29 out of 42 days, not great

2. Read a minimum of 1 book per month -
January - The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
February - The Buddha and The Borderline

3. Drink 80oz of water per day - 12 out of 42 days...eek

4. Get in a minimum of 10,000 steps daily - 31 out of 42 days. Not bad, but there's room for improvement

5. Post on this blog weekly - so far so good

6. Lose the baby weight and get into the best shape of my life - This one has been going well. The past week or so of added stress has left me with minimal appetite so I"ll get back on track this week with eating healthy and at regular intervals.

7. Have 12 no spend weeks - This isn't going so well. I'll keep trying

8. Write for 30 mins per week - I was on track, but fell behind recently. I'm at an upsetting part of the "story" and didn't want the added stress. It's been very hard dealing with Shaf's death and surrounding issues, so I'll get back to it soon, just not yet.

9. Get rid of 52 things - also from the same website - what a great idea to get rid of things that have been accumulated over the years and just collect dust
1-6. Books given to my daughter's friend, they were duplicates that I didn't need to hang on to
7. Threw out some cleaning products and knick knacks that were under the kitchen sink
8. Got rid of some baby clothes that we had been given by a friend - they were all boys clothes
(since we thought we were having a boy) - I kept some neutral items and brought the rest to Once
Upon A Child for some cash
9. Got rid of all the old tupperware (and bought a new set - does that count? I'm going to say yes
because in the past I would have kept the old & the new)
10. Dumped all of the expired vitamins and medicine that we had (some dating as far back as 2010!!) - more on that below

10. Organize/clean 52 areas (that I wouldn't normally clean during my daily/weekly routines)
1. Organized my book shelves by giving away duplicate books, grouping the self-help novels together, grouping authors together that I have huge collections of, and alphabetizing the remaining books
2. Cleaned the area underneath the kitchen sink - it was a disaster. Now everything is organized
and accounted for
3. I cleaned the top of the hallway closet and threw out winter gear that had no matches along with
other little things that had no business being there (or anywhere). A small project, but a needed
one! (see pictures below)

Before
After
Before
After

4. I cleaned our "medicine cabinet" - we have a section of shelving in our kitchen where we keep vitamins and medicine. Most of the bottles were expired, and it was a mess up there. See before and after pics above. And yes, I am still taking prenatal vitamins. We plan on having one more baby so might as well stay healthy for that. To be honest I think I'll continue taking them indefinitely - they are great.

11. Email or call my Grandma weekly - Doing well with this one