Recently I have started up a fitness Facebook group called The Lemon Frog Fitness Group to try and help motivate people and create an online helpful community. I wanted to create it for people going through the same journey and struggling with similar things, this way we can all help encourage each other. A popular topic of struggles that came up seemed to be healthy snack ideas, it was great timing as one of my clients had bought me a protein snack book for Christmas.
These last two weeks I have found myself baking on the weekends trying out healthy but good tasting snacks and in all honesty I am enjoying the baking side. So, I thought id put this blog together to help out anyone else who struggles with snacks.
Now these were meant to turn out like bars but were more like bread but still very tasty. Now I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but a a few people have tried them who are and they have given it their stamp of approval. Give them a go and see what you think.
1 Medium Banana
1 Scoop of Vanilla or Banana Whey Protein
1/2 Cup of Rolled Oats
1/4 Cup of Flaked Almonds
2 Tablespoons of Coconut Flour
6-8 Tablespoons of Almond Milk
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon (optional for more flavour)
Preheat oven to 160 degrees.
Blend together all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Spread the batter into a small pan. (i used a non stick loaf pan)
4. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
This will produce 6 servings.
6.3g of Protein
10.8g of Carbs
3g of Sugar
3.3g of Fat
Peanut Butter Cookies
The following weekend I took to the kitchen and apron again, this time to make peanut butter cookies. Now if like me you love peanut butter and you get excited for everything that involves peanut butter these are for you.
2 Heaped Tablespoons of Peanut Butter.
2.5 Tablespoons of Ground Almonds.
1/4 Cup of Almond Milk.
1.5 Scoops of Vanilla Whey Protein.
Pre heat oven to 160 degrees
Mix ingredients into a bowl until dough like texture
Place mixture into cookie shapes on a baking tray
Cook for 10 minutes and voila they are done.
This will produce 7 cookies.
Nutritional value per 1 cookie:
6g of Protein
1.8g of Carbs
0.7g of Sugar
8g of Fat
Chocolate Coated Protein Bars
This weekend I have taken to bake some chocolate crunch protein bars. Now I know a lot of people will not like this next comment but I’m not a huge fan chocolate things, brownies, cakes, trifle you name it I don’t like it haha. Unless it is Lindt or Reece’s pieces then I am a lover, anyway I know most people love chocolate so here is this recipe.
3/4 Cup of Egg Whites
1/2 Cup of Goji Berries
1/2 Cup of Protein Powder
3 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
1/2 Cup of Almond Milk
2 Tablespoon of Cocoa Powder
1/4 Cup of Almond Milk
1 Teaspoon of Honey
Preheat oven to 160 degrees
Blend all the base ingredients together until you form a batter
In a separate bowl mix the toppings together
Flatten the base batter in a small pan and then spread the topping evenly across the top.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
This will produce 6 bars:
Nutritional value per bar:
11.3 of Protein
13.1g of Carbs
1.5g of Sugar
2g of Fat
And there you have it guys 3 great healthy low calorie snacks you can bake, now these are healthy so wont taste like a donut or chocolate bar but do taste pretty damn good. They will help curve your sweet tooth but help you reach your fitness goals, give them a go and let me know what you think.
Thanks for reading, and happy baking :D