Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frozen Yogurt

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As a child, when mom was baking chocolate chip cookies, it meant one thing and one thing only…

Cookie. Dough. Batter. Consumption.

I remember being a little girl helping my mom make chocolate chip cookies, and just waiting for her to leave the kitchen for just one moment so I could sneak a few bites from the bowl. After all, I think we can all agree that the batter is better than the actual cooked cookie.  I think we can all also relate to when mom caught us eating the dough, getting the whole “don’t eat the dough because your tummy will get upset from the raw eggs” spiel. But did that ever stop us? Nope! Our love for cookie dough batter outweighed all risks. And if we did happen to get a belly ache, it was totally worth it.

Now, I don’t know about you all, but I am still very fond of chocolate chip cookie dough; but, if I ate it in it’s true form every time I get a craving, things wouldn’t be pretty. While there is nothing like the real deal, I do try to find  healthier ways to enjoy the same cookie dough flavor.  This recipe is one of many ways that you can welcome “cookie dough” back into your life, without the risk of a belly ache or sacrificing your clean eating efforts 🙂

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And it’s in frozen yogurt form! How cool is that?!

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UHH…YUM! I had this for a snack today. SO good! And it’s super easy too! All you need is these four ingredients and you’re set!

Cookie Dough Frozen Yogurt

Serves 1

Ingredients:
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (either a blend of whey and casein, like MetRx or casein)
2 oz plain greek yogurt (I like Chobani)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp (15 g) 70% dark chocolate chips/chunks
water

Directions:
1. Mix vanilla protein powder, greek yogurt and a little water together with a spoon until a smooth consistency is reached.
2. Add vanilla extract and stir.
3. Add chocolate chips and stir.
4. Put mixture in the freezer for at least 30 minutes for a soft serve consistency. You can leave it in for less or more time depending on how soft you want the texture to be.

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 206

Fat: 5.2 g (3.5 g Saturated)
Carbohydrates: 11.8 g (2g Fiber, 7.3 g Sugar)
Protein: 30 g

No guilt. Just Froyo…yo! Enjoy 😉

My Absolute Favorite High Protein Oatmeal and Eggs Breakfast

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Let me tell you about my love for this oatmeal…for starters, I eat it just about everyday for breakfast and I never get tired of it. Ever.  I feel like I’m cheating on it on days that I choose to eat something else. After I finish eating this bowl of heaven I think to myself how I would be completely okay with eating the exact same thing as my next meal. Actually, not just completely okay; I would want very badly to eat it as my next meal. In fact, nutritional needs aside, I would eat this oatmeal for every meal of the day if I could. This is no exaggeration.

How are my persuasion skills working right now? Are you dying, waiting for me to share the recipe with you yet, or shall I tantalize you some more?

Here’s a picture of some yummy eggs.
A very delicious addition to the oatmeal.

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Okay, okay, enough with the torture! Here is the recipe:

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High Protein Oatmeal (with scrambled eggs)

Serves 1

Ingredients:

1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup almond milk (I like So Delicious Almond Plus Protein Unsweetened)
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (I like Metrx Protein Plus)
cinnamon
2 eggs
1.5 tbsp liquid egg whites

Directions:

1. Place oats and water in a bowl. Microwave for 1 min 30 sec.
2. Add half of the 1/4 cup of almond milk, stir, and microwave again for 30 sec.
3. Set aside to cool.
4. While the oatmeal is cooling, beat the 2 eggs and 1.5 tbsp of egg whites together. Season with salt and pepper if you wish.
5. Heat a small pan on low and spray with PAM or another olive oil spray.
6. Once the pan is warm, add the egg mixture and cook to your liking.
7. After the oatmeal has cooled a bit, add half of the protein powder and the rest of the almond milk and stir (the reason I don’t add all of the protein powder is because its too much to stir all at once)
8. Add the other half of protein powder. Depending on how thin or thick your protein powder is, you may need to add a bit of water.
9. Top your oatmeal with a sprinkle of cinnamon, stir it up, and you’re all set!

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 369
Fat: 14 g (5 g saturated, 3 g polyunsaturated, 5 g monounsaturated)
Sodium: 237 mg
Carbs: 32 g (5 g fiber, 2 g sugar)
Protein: 32 g

How awesome are those nutrition facts? Such a great way to start out your day and it keeps you full for hours!
Your belly will thank me 🙂