Happy Monday everyone!
Hope you all had a happy and safe new years! Here’s to kicking of the new year with a great start!
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The other day was this one’s birthday!
So we made her a healthier spice cake to enjoy!
Pumpkin Spice Cake
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 (15oz.) can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
- 3/4 cup egg substitute
- 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
We made a honey apple cinnamon cream cheese frosting inspired by this recipe
the frosting:-4oz- reduced fat cream cheese – 2 tbsp honey apple butter – 1 tsp cinnamon – 1/2 cup powdered sugar mix all together, add powdered sugar to taste
It turned out pretty well. Its definitely a more dense cake because of the pumpkin, and the whole wheat flour but still tasty!
Patrisha was pretty excited too 🙂
Last night was the first Warriors game of the preseason… and we won! Woohoo! 🙂
2 egg whites 1 half egg yolk, refried beans, mixed spring mix, tomatoes, salsa verde, feta cheese
Do you ever see spaghetti squash in the grocery store and think well what they heck am I supposed to do wit this? Well, you can treat it as if it was regular spaghetti and then you add your favorite toppings and you’ll have a delicious lower carbohydrate alternative.
attempt chop that sucker in half
Step 2: scoop the seeds out
Step 3: cook for 30 minutes at 450 degrees with the skin up
Step 3: let cool, or use a towel to handle
Step 4: scrape the insides out with a fork
Step 5: add your favorite sauce or spaghetti recipe and enjoy!
Nice and easy!
Something to do:
Last week Julie posted about a little boy Max, who is fighting Lukeimea and wont be able to make it home for Christmas. But he has an awesome Chirstmas wish that we can all help with. He hopes to receive 1,000,000 Christmas cards! If you feel like participating here is his address:Max c/o Hailey Remish 417 jones st Belle Vernon, PA 15012
We can make a big difference in his life in a small way 🙂
Something to read:
A lucky group of 10 warrior girls (myself included) were selected to go Bismarck, North Dakota for our newly acquired D-league affiliate team the Wizards! Were visiting for the opening weekend, and get to perform and participate in the fan fest! Be sure to check back for more updates 🙂
breakfast: 430 am! Oatmeal with peanut butter and banana
Snack #1: clif bar fruit rope and a cutie!
Snack #2: egg sandwich
Snackage on popcips
Lunch: Salad with salmon
THANKSGIVING DINNER: A la cracker barrel
How to stay healthy while traveling
Today was a very long day filled with waking up at 4:00am, a three hour lay over, and two plane rides, it gets hard to eat healthy while in the airport
Last night I planned ahead and packed a few snacks along with a salad and egg sandwhich which made it so I didnt have to buy anything while waiting in the airport. Here are a few other tips to chose healthy option
1) pack snacks the night before: fruit, bars or a sandwich
2) drink pleanty of water
3) find a food option with lean proteins
4) if no other options are available focus on lean meats, whole grains and fresh vegetables
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, check ya later! 😉