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Three of our Favorite Healthy Snow Day Recipes | Ferguson Fitness

Three of our Favorite Healthy Snow Day Recipes

Three of our Favorite Healthy Snow Day Recipes

Feb 17, 2015

We are all settled in today watching it snow – our first significant snow fall in 2015 here in Roanoke, VA.  There is always a rush at the grocery store when the forecast calls for snow and its easy for most of us to veg out, watch movies and do some mindless eating.  Unfortunately, this can definitely sabatouge your efforts at fitness and losing weight especially since you are less active, burning fewer calories and taking in more food than you normally would.  Don’t worry though – we decided to share our favorite healthy snow day recipes to help you stay on track!

Baked Vanilla Oatmeal with Nutmeg

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Mix a few ingredients in seconds then put them in the oven. When you’re ready for work, your breakfast is ready to eat. And it’s delicious. Add a chopped apple for even more flavor, and delicious bites of fruit (this will change the nutritional profile).

Total Time: 50 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 40 min.
Yield: Makes 8 servings, about ⅔ cup each  21 Day Fix Containers: 2 yellow

Ingredients:
Nonstick cooking spray
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1½ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
3 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
2 Tbsp. raw honey

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
2. Lightly coat a 2-quart baking dish with spray.
3. Combine oats, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.
4. Combine almond milk, extract, eggs, applesauce, and honey in a large bowl; whisk to blend.
5. Add oat mixture to milk mixture; mix well.
6. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish.
7. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until top has browned.

 

Turkey Chili

21 Fix Extreme turkey chili

Makes 6 servings, 1 cup each.

21 Day Fix Container System: 1 red, 1/2 green, 1/2 yellow

Ingredients:

1 tsp olive oil

1 1/2 lbs. 93% lean ground turkey

1 medium onion, chopped

1 medium green bell pepper, chopped

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

1 Tbsp chili powder

1/2 tsp sea salt or Himalayan salt

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (to taste, optional)

2 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained, rinsed

1 (15 oz) can all-natural diced tomatoes, no sugar added

12 fresh cilantro sprigs, finely chopped (for garnish, optional)

 

Preparation

1. Heat oil large saucepan over medium-high heat.

2. Add turkey, onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook stirring occasionally.

3. Add cumin, chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper; cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute.

4. Add beans and tomatoes (with liquid).  Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes or until thickened.

5. Serve warm, sprinkled with cilantro.

 

 

And this one is to satisfy your sweet tooth that seems to come on strong when you are stuck at home!

Shakeology Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

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Total Time: 3 hrs., 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 8 servings, 1 bar each

Ingredients:
1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 scoop Beachbody Whey Protein Powder, Chocolate or Vanilla Flavor (or equivalent)
½ cup all-natural peanut butter
½ ripe medium banana, mashed
Nonstick cooking spray

Preparation:
1. Combine Shakeology, oats, and Whey Protein Powder in a large bowl; mix well.
2. Add peanut butter and banana; mix well with a spatula or clean hands.
3. Place in an 8 x 8-inch pan that is lightly coated with spray. Cover with plastic wrap and press down to flatten into pan. Freeze for 3 hours.
4. Cut into 8 bars.

 

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