Yummy Treat

Do you remember those yummy rice crispy treats you ate growing up or maybe you still do?  I loved those when I was pregnant with my 2nd daughter and one time I ate an entire pan.  OOPS!  Leave it to my mom to find a healthy alternative to those yummy treats.  She is a baker by profession and has been adapting recipes for me to fit into my healthy eating plan.  So I thought I would share this recipe.  It’s super easy and it has only 4 ingredients.  You could have it as a pre-workout snack or even dessert.  And my kids LOVED them too.  These would make a perfect lunch box snack.

Peanut Butter Protein Rice Cereal Treats

  • 5 Cups Crisp Rice Cereal (can use brown rice cereal)
  • 1/2 Cup Honey (adjust to your taste)
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter or other Nut Butter
  • 4 Scoops Vanilla Protein Powder (I use Orgain) (approx. 1/2 cup)

Melt the honey and peanut butter and stir together until creamy.  Add the cereal and protein powder and mix well.  Scoop into a pan.  I used coconut oil spray to make sure they didn’t stick.  Press down into the pan (9×9) and let sit.  Cut into squares.  I cut mine into about 19 small squares.  You could also use chocolate protein powder as well.

Here is the nutritional breakdown.  I entered it all in My Fitness Pal.  Your numbers may vary depending on the size of your squares and type of protein and nut butter used.

114 Calories Per Square    4 Grams Fat     17 Grams Carbs     4 Grams Protein 

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February Workouts: Buns, Guns and Abs

Today’s class at the gym was a killer class.  My legs are going to be SORE tomorrow.  Our class is called Insane Bootcamp and today was INSANE!  Here is what we did:

Dynamic Warm Up (3 Minutes)

  • Jog 30 Seconds
  • Jack 30 Seconds
  • Side Lunges 30 seconds each leg
  • Lunges with a reach (alternating) 30 seconds
  • Walk Outs with a push up 30 seconds

Round 1    Complete each exercise in the rounds for 30 seconds, repeat the round 3 times or more. 

  • Side Lunge Right (for higher intensity add a hop)
  • Side Lunge Left
  • Heel Touches
  • Goblet Squat with (10-25 pound weight)

Round 2  

  • Sumo Squat Pulses
  • 1 Burpee and 4 Mt. Climbers
  • Plank Jack
  • Hold Plank Position and do hamstring curls 15 right and 15 left

Round 3

  • Squat Jump into alternating lunge hops
  • Jacks
  • Squat Kicks (right and left)
  • Alternating Curtsy Lunges (with or without weights)

Round 4

  • Squat Jacks
  • High Knees
  • Walking Lunges (with weights or without)
  • Wall Sits

Cool Down and Stretch for 3-5 Minutes.

This workout will really get your heart pumping and will work your legs.  Approximate time is 45 minutes.