Monthly Archives: June 2012

A Baking Kind of Night

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Oh my lordy lordy lordy…..last night I made the most amazing cookies in da worllddd!

Remember that itch I had to bake the other night? Well check out these bad boys…

Holla at the iPhone pic!

I knew I wanted to use cranberries and white chocolate chops, so I started researching to good ol’ blog recipe pages to see what I could find! When I saw Courtney’s Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chunk Cookies! I altered her recipe a wee bit, and the end product was delicious!

Beauties!

This plate of cookies may have disappeared already….and I am not ashamed!

They ended up being a real hit with Diego and at my office. I am the type of person who will eat and eat and eat cookies if they are in my apartment, so I took a big bag of them to my coworkers for them to enjoy! It was a good decision because the ones left on the plate were dominated!

Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cranberries Cookies
adapted from Sweet Tooth Sweet Life’s recipe! 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, melted (I used Earthbalance)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg + 1 egg white
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup all purpose flower
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
dash of salt
1 tbsp chia seeds (for some added nutrients!)
1 cup unsweetened cranberries
3/4 cup white chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. In a bowl, mix sugar, eggs, butter, and vanilla.
3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, baking power, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Once mixed together, add to the wet mixture.
4. Drop large spoonfuls of batter onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper at least 2 inches apart.
5. Bake for 11-12 minutes.
6. NOM on these beautiful rounds of joy.

***Thank you Courtney for the delicious recipe inspiration! I didn’t alter it much, and it ended up being amazing!!

I hope everyone’s night has been glorious! I am off to bed, early workout in the morning!

What is your favorite cookie combination?

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Busy Busy Tuesday

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Good afternoon everyone! I hope you are staying cool, because god knows its hot here in Texas. Its 102 right now and its only supposed to get hotter!

Remember those cookies I was going to bake last night? Well sadly, I didn’t end up baking them (hopefully I will tonight!), and instead, I cooked Diego this bad boy:

This little concoction turned out a LOT better than I had expected. Into the mix went a package of 99% fat free ground turkey, Muir Glen Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, fresh spinach, salt free seasoning, and a little bit of organic ketchup.

I ended up serving it with some steamed asparagus.

This meal definitely hit the spot, but how could we pass up celebratory fro-yo!? First day of a new job = reason to get frozen yogurt! I got tart and coconut yogurt, topped with coconut, strawberries, and chocolate covered caramels. I would show you a picture of the amazing-ness I call froyo, but I downed it before I could even pull out my camera. Oopsie!

Breakfast

I woke up early this morning with full intentions of going for a morning run. I guess my body had other plans for me, because I was not feeling an outdoor run when I rolled out of bed. I was however, feeling an iced coffee run:

Coconut Iced Coffee with Almond Milk and Stevia. 

While sipping on my iced coffee delicious-ness, I whipped up some oatmeal and an egg white omelette. Nothing too fancy today! This protein filled breakfast is my go-to when I’m pressed for time in the morning. Its easy and yummy!

Lunch

My lunch was leftovers from last nights dinner but served in a tupperware. I enjoyed it with a green apple on the side!

Snack

When I got home from my internship today and running around Austin like a chicken with my head cut off, I was starving. I whipped up one of my favorite summer treats (and one of Lauren‘s favorites too!), a yogurt bowl!

Into my bowl went 2/3 cup Greek yogurt, strawberries, chia seeds, and blackberries.

Tuesday nights are one of my favorite nights of the week because I have kickboxing! My apartment complex offers 4 different fitness classes each week, two yoga classes, a kickboxing class, and a zumba class. I started going to the kickboxing class a few months ago and absolutely fell in love with it. The workout always leaves me DRENCHED and the teacher is great! We always have a great time sweatin’ it up together!

I’m off to take a quick nap before my workout! I definitely need it after todays running-around craziness. Tootaloo!

Iced Coffee Obsession

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Happy Monday everyone! We have officially (almost) gotten through my least favorite day of the week!

I started the day off with a handful of fresh strawberries. Diego and I did a big grocery trip and I couldn’t say no to these beauties.

Sweat Sesh

Despite being sore from yesterday’s trail run (sore, as in my legs and hands hurt because I tripped on a tree root and face planted, yeah, I’m elegant), I dragged myself to the gym this morning to get in a quick workout before I had to sit in front of a computer all day.

I wasn’t feeling a super hardcore workout this morning, but I wanted to get in a quick sweat-sesh. I ended up hopping on the elliptical for 20 minutes, then doing a variation of the 1000 rep workout Julie posted a couple days ago! (Hi Julie!)

I ended up running out of time, so it ended up being a “700” rep workout. Regardless, I definitely walked out of the gym feeling great!

My 700 Rep Workout (adapted from Julie’s Workout at Peanut Butter Fingers)
50 Squats (w/ 25lb dumbells resting on shoulders)
50 Deadlifts (50 lbs)
50 Mountain Climbers
50 Lunges
50 Bicycle Crunches
50 Supermans
50 Squat Jumps
50 Reverse Crunches
50 Sumo Squats (25 lbs)
50 Jumping Jacks
50 sec. Plank
50 Pushups
50 sec. Wall Sit
50 sec. High Knees

Breakfast

All I could think about during my workout was the delicious breakfast I was going to have when I got home. I ended up having my breakfast staple: scrambled egg whites and oatmeal.

Into my oatmeal went:
– 1/3 cup oats
– 1/2 tbsp chia seeds (I like to soak my chia seeds in a little water for a few minutes so they get nice and thick – it adds a nice texture to my oatmeal!)
– 1/2 cup almond milk
– cinnamon
– pumpkin pie spice
– stevia

I had plans of topping it with a sliced banana, but I was so hungry that by the time I remembered the banana, the oatmeal was all gone. Oops!

With the weather getting into the triple digits in Texas, I’ve currently on an iced coffee kick. This morning I made some homemade iced coffee with a little almond milk, coconut milk creamer, and stevia. Nom nom nom!

Lunch

I am currently working as a marketing intern at a company this summer. Since I am usually there most of the day, I have to pack up a bunch of goodies to take with me to eat while I’m there! Today I packed my handy dandy cooler with a tofu and egg scramble, leftover sauteed squash, zucchini, and brussels sprouts, a green apple, and greek yogurt with berries, chia seeds, and stevia.

Today was Diego’s first day at his new job, so I have some ideas brewing in my head of baking up some cookies later! Hopefully I can get through some last minute work I have so I can mix up some delicious treats. 🙂

Have a great evening everyone!

First Post! Woot Woot!

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Hello everyone! Welcome to One Fit Pig, my very first food and fitness blog!

After thinking about it for months, I finally decided to take the plunge and write my own blog! I absolutely love reading health and fitness blogs, and I have been doing so for the past year or so. I am SO excited to share my passion for food, fitness, and the craziness I call my life with the blog world! On my blog you will find anything from my daily eats, to fun workouts, to interesting health articles, to pictures of my life (and my kitties!).

Before I start postin’ away, here are a few things you should know about the girl behind One Fit Pig:

1. I LOVE oatmeal. As in, this girl eats it almost every. single. day. That is, unless I’m eating my second favorite breakfast food, pancakes!

Yes, I eat my pancakes from the inside out. It’s the ONLY way to eat a pancake in my opinion!

2. I love to run – outdoors or indoors, but preferably outdoors. My love for running is followed close by my recent love for weight training. I will share more on this journey later!

3. I love to bake and will usually find any excuse to do so. My oven is constantly baking up cookies, cupcakes, breads, and everything between.

4. I am extremely passionate about exercise and health. I am always creating new workouts, searching workouts online, reading about health, and looking up fun recipes (thank god for Pinterest).

5. I believe balance and moderation are keys to a happy, healthy life. So have a glass a wine on a Friday night (or Monday night, or Wednesday night….see a pattern here?), and eat a cupcake, because we only live once!

6. I am on a journey to find out what I am meant to do in my life, so I may share some of my ramblings about it! I find myself one step closer every day to finding what it is I want to do.

That’s about it for now! One Fit Pig has officially begun, so I hope you hang around long enough to learn more!! 🙂 Ciao!