Chewy Goowey Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate-chip-cookies This is one of the most amazing cookies you will ever eat. So chewy and soft. I’ve made thousands of these over the past 10 years. No joke. My son used to have a cookie stand at the end of our drive way and I would make at least 200 of these each time. My co-workers love these cookies as well. Everyone runs for the cookie jar when I bring it in just so they don’t miss out. Get Recipe for these super Chewy Goowey Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Healthy Meal Planning

Since starting Muay Thai in September, I thought I was eating clean and healthy, but recently sat with a friend who showed me I could be doing so much more.
My friend has educated hundreds of people on the Weight Watchers program and she was happy to give me a few tips to get me started. I created a chart that I use daily to track my food intake.

food chart

I was told that due to my level of activity (working out 3-4 times a week), I need to eat 3 proteins a day. Normally, I should only eat 2.
Here are some examples for serving sizes:

HealthDiet_headerProteins
2 eggs
5 oz chicken/fish
4 oz beef/pork
½ can tuna
1 c up cottage cheese

Starch
1 pc bread
2 pc diet bread
1 6” wrap
½ English muffin
¼ cup rolled oats
½ cup cereal (sugar free)
¼ cup dry rice
½ potato
3 cups popcorn

Vegetables
1 cup green vegetables
½ cup coloured vegetables

Fruit
½ banana
½ cup blueberries
1 cup red berries
1 cup grapes
medium apple, orange
½ cup melon

Dairy
½ cup milk
6 oz yougurt
1 oz cheese
½ cup cottage cheese

Fat
½ oz nuts
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp oil/margarine

Xchange (100 calories)
Beer
4 oz wine
snack bar
salad dressing

These are some great guidelines to start with. Each week I will be posting a new menu plan so check back often!

50 Pre and Post Workout Snacks

I’ve been trying to get to the gym as often as I can and sometimes that means not even going home for supper before I hit the gym. But before I go, I need to fuel my body. Here are some great ideas for snacks to have before you go!

Workout snacks

Some of my favorite snack ideas are:

Fruit and Cottage: Top ½ cup cottage cheese — a low calorie and higher protein option — with ½ cup fresh pineapple, berries, or melon. And voila!

PB Apple: For a quick carb fuel-up, slice 1 medium apple and serve with 2 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter.

Chunky Monkey shake: Monkey around with 1 medium banana, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, and 1 cup low-fat chocolate milk blended with ice.

Tuna crackers: Mix up a batch of light tuna salad for a quick bite. Add two heaping spoonfuls to a handful of whole grain crackers, and chomp away.

Dressed up oats: Load up on carbohydrates for a longer workout with ½ cup cooked steel-cut oats topped with 1 tablespoon dried fruit and 1 tablespoon shaved almonds.

Check out the complete list of 50 Awesome Pre and Post-Workout Snacks.