Friday, May 19, 2017

{Life Update | Making Changes| Moving}

Hello cupcakes!

I wanted to dedicated a piece of today to writing a blog post for you!

Wednesday was my last day of work before moving back to Indiana. For my new readers, I moved to San Diego, California in August 2016 (right after graduating with my master's degree in counseling from Ball State University in Indiana). I love San Diego! It's beautiful, I love the hiking, I love the food, I love the ocean, I love so many things here. My boyfriend and I have made friends and many memories here. With that being said, my boyfriend was promoted within his company and it is allowing us to move back to Indiana. I have missed my family and friends so much!

My boyfriend and I will be starting our road trip back to Indiana in less than a week. It's been a little crazy over here getting things ready for the move: figuring out a new apartment, switching addresses, settling things in San Diego, applying to new jobs in Indianapolis, etc. I am excited to actually start our road trip so I can stop being so anxious about the move. Personally, I get really stressed with moving. It drives me crazy to not have things organized or in place. There is something refreshing about moving... getting rid of old things and re-organizing/decorating a new place. 

See this post for our last post about our road trip west: {Journey to Cali}

This road trip, we are planning on stopping at some different National Parks. We are definitely stopping at Zion National Park. I think we are also going to try to stop at the Sequioas and Yosemite. I still need to do some research to see if these places allow dogs. I can't wait to share pictures!

An update on my journey with Avatar Nutrition. I started with Avatar Nutrition in a slow fat loss program. I LOVED it! It wasn't terribly hard for me to cut. I love seeing progress both with my check ins and also with progress pictures. I lost about 6 lbs over the course of 6 weeks. 

To see my transformation picture, follow the link to my Instagram: @toriswholelife

At that time, I knew moving was going to be coming up, so I switched to conservative reverse. So far, I feel like the reverse is harder for me at the moment because I feel so hungry! My metabolism is working harder now. I have increased my carbs by about 30 g. which I am loving. I am planning on sticking to my macros the best I can during my road trip. I know it's not going to be perfect, but I know I have goals for myself. I will be bringing lots of snacks with me: tuna, lunch meat, bread, oatmeal, protein powder, peanut butter, protein bars, rice cakes, apples, green beans, granola bars, protein bagels, psyllium husk pancakes, and lots of water. I will be placing my Avatar Nutrition profile on "Vacation Mode" since I will not be able to weigh in. 

That's all I have for now, but I hope you all have a fantastic weekend. I'm sorry I don't have any pictures or recipes to share. 

Later Taters

"It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away." 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

{Macro Friendly Brownies}

Hello cupcakes!

I want to share a new recipe with you: 

Macro Friendly Brownies

2 eggs
30 g whole wheat flour
30 g Splenda Brown Sugar
100 g light Silk soy milk
22 g Jello sugar free, fat free pudding mix
1/2 tsp baking powder
10 g cocoa powder
30 g Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips


Mix ingredients together and pour into a greased baking dish. Bake at 325 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

Makes 9 brownies

Macros per brownie: 79 calories, 2.4 g fat, 9.5 g carbs, 2.6 g protein

Later Taters

"It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away." 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

{Healthy Brownie Cheesecake}

Hello cupcakes!

If you haven't noticed, I have a huge sweet tooth! With counting macros with Avatar Nutrition, I have to make "healthier" treats that can easily fit into my plan. I created this Protein Brownie Cheesecake and it is a huge hit with my boyfriend! 

{Healthy Brownie Cheesecake}

 Brownie Ingredients:
14 g. Challenge Life, Lactose Free butter
14 g Splenda Brown Sugar
10 g cocoa powder
30 g Anthony's Goods Peanut Flour
30 g egg whites
1 T almond milk

Cheesecake Ingredients:
25 g Nuzest Cappucino Protein Powder
10 g Splenda Brown Sugar
60 g Tofutti Cream Cheese 
1 container (5.3oz) Kite Hill Vanilla Yogurt (plain or vanilla would work)

Optional Topping:
10 g Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips

In a bowl, combine all ingredients for brownies. Stir until mixed together. Spread batter into a small greased baking dish. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until brownie is cooked through. 

Next, add ingredients for cheesecake to a bowl. Stir until combined. Once the brownie is done cooking, let it cool and then top with Cheesecake filling. *If you want the brownie to cool quicker, place them in the freezer* Next, top with chocolate chips & place container in the freezer to harden. Leave in for about 30 minutes-1 hour. Remove and slice into 6 pieces. 

Serves: 6

Macros: 1 piece= 131 calories, 5.9 g fat, 10.5 g carbs, 7.8 g protein

*This recipe is lactose free*

*Don't forget to use the code "Thesweetlife" for $ off your Nuzest Order.*

Later Taters 

"It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away." 

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