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Cola-Glazed Chicken Wings

These are definitely not the healthiest, but they’re super simple, take maybe…5 minutes of prep time, and fall off the bone! :D I had em’ with a small portion of brown rice (and didn’t eat the skin …or drink the sauce, so there’s that). The picture looks a little funky because they’re hanging out in a clear tupperware. I made these mid-finals week, so I couldn’t be bothered to plate them/make em’ look pretty. I never buy soda, but my school provides that a lot during the free lunches we sometimes have, so I swiped a can specifically for this purpose.

Cola-Glazed Chicken Wings

Ingredients:
-6 chicken wings
-1 can Coca Cola
-1 cup ketchup
-1 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
-pepper, to taste
-4 cloves garlic, minced

Instructions:
1) Mix everything (except the chicken wings) together and transfer to a crockpot.
2) Add the chicken wings and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Protein Balls

I happened to have all the ingredients to make this last weekend, so here we are! Recipe was taken from here! This made me 10 protein balls (only 8 are pictured because the plate couldn’t fit any more). I took the picture right after I scooped em’ onto the plate because I figured I’d likely forget to in the morning. :O

Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Protein Balls

Ingredients:
-1/2 cup oatmeal
-1/4 cup almond butter
-1/3 cup pumpkin puree
-1 scoop Designer Whey vanilla protein powder
-1 handful cinnamon chips

Instructions:
1) Mix everything together and form into little balls.
2) Chill for at least 4 hours (or overnight)!

Coconut Date Protein Shake

Once upon a time, Kroger decided to mark down a whole bunch of their Liberte coconut yogurt (25 cents each! :O!). I’m a huge fan of sales and yogurt, so I bought a bunch of em’. :x Ever since, I’ve been trying to figure out ways to incorporate them into recipes (I’d like to try making curry with it, but I’m still in contemplation on whether or not that would turn out well). Since I’m still on my grocery ban (I really, really need to finish off the stuff in my apartment so there’s less to pack when I move to Kentucky), I figured I might as well continue with this whole eat-everything-in-my-apartment crusade. I need to start actually contributing to church potlucks. :O

I discovered the concept of date shakes from Lappert’s Ice Cream in Sausalito, California, but could not justify spending $5 on a drink, so I decided to make my own!

For the record, unless myfitnesspal is lying (which I don’t think it is, since I checked the labels), this thing is a frighteningly deceiving calorie-bomb and should probably be used as a meal replacement or post-workout recovery drink. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. :O (At least they’re good fats?)

Coconut Date Protein Shake

~553 calories, 77g CHO’s, 17g fats, 28g protein, 5g fiber, 322mg sodium.

Ingredients:
-7 dates, pitted + coarsely chopped
-4/5 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
-6 oz. coconut yogurt
-1 scoop Designer Whey vanilla protein powder

Instructions:
1) Chop dates and put in container with milk and protein powder. Refrigerate for ~10 minutes.
2) Scoop in the coconut yogurt.
3) Blend until smooth.
4) Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Apple Coco-Almond Cottage Cheese

I’m still on a mission to convince myself to like cottage cheese, but have come across the sad realization that it’s a really terrible idea to be eating it while you’re studying STD’s (C. albicans, I’m lookin’ at you >:[ ). Urgh.

Anyway, I’ve discovered that dressing up cottage cheese works wonders on tricking me into liking it, so hooray!

Apple Coco-Almond Cottage Cheese

~270 calories, 34g CHO’s, 10g fat, 20g protein, 6g fiber, 397mg sodium!

Ingredients:
-1/2 cup nonfat, small curd cottage cheese
-1/2 banana, sliced
-3 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
-1 tbsp almond butter
-1 tsp toasted coconut
-1 dash cinnamon

Instructions:
1) Combine everything together, mix and consume!

Hungarian Goulash

This was very much adapted from here, based on what wasn’t on sale at Kroger/my ambitions to use up things I already had. I think traditionally, you add sour cream at the end and serve it with noodles, but these days, I’m all for proteining it up, so I just ate it as is. This made approximately 8 servings of goodness. :]

Hungarian Goulash

216 calories, 21g CHO’s, 8g fat, 15g protein, 3g fiber, 331mg sodium!

Ingredients:
-2 lb. ground veal
-1 yellow bell pepper, diced
-1 orange bell pepper, diced
-4 small potatoes, peeled + thinly sliced
-1 3/4 cups cacciatore Italian-inspired simmer sauce
-1 tbsp dried onions
-1 tbsp dried paprika
-sea salt
-freshly ground black pepper
-1 Kroger 100% whole wheat hot dog bun, crumbled into breadcrumbs
-2 eggs

Instructions:
1) Chop up everything that needs chopping. Mix all ingredients other than the potatoes together.
2) Peel + slice potatoes and put them at the bottom of the crockpot.
3) Add all other ingredients.
4) Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.