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The Magic of Confidence

14 May

Started cardiology rotation last week and I absolutely love it!! I’ve started putting cannulas in and I did my first injection – I’m really getting my confidence up and it’s fantastic!! Unfortunately we only have 2 weeks of cardiology but I’m going to make the most of it this week ๐Ÿ™‚

 

ImageIt’s incredible – as soon as I put my cannula in I felt my confidence just sky rocket – it was like a turning point for me. I took a deep breath and did something that I was so nervous about, and it turns out I had totally over-thought it and it wasn’t that bad ๐Ÿ˜€ it’s suprising how often that happens to me… I need to learn not to think to much about something! Just do it ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Motivational pic for this week:

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Oh and happy mothers day to all those mums out there!! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Meal 1/Breakfast:

As usual I’m having my blueberry pancakes, but over the w/e my boyfriend didn’t have all of the ingredients at this place so I changed the recipe a bit and it was delicious!! Here it is:

Sweet Nutty Protein Pancakes

1/3 cup oats – ground

1/2 cup egg whites

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla essence

Splash of sugar-free maple syrup

Splash of almond milk

Peanut butter

1. Blend ingredients (except peanut butter)

2. Cook on frying pan (making 2-3 depending on how big they are)

3. Once cooked smear a little peanut butter onย top, roll/fold, and enjoy!!

I think I’m going to leave these as a treat for when I’m at my boyfriend house because I can’t actually keep peanut butter at mine – I can’t resist it!!

 

Meal 2:

Ok so i’ve been wanting to try baking with beetroot for a while… and these were a bit of a disappointment haha. Maybe it was because I put too much beetroot in? I’m not sure.. but anyway here’s the recipe that I tried – it might be better if I added sugar-free maple syrup to them… this is from proteinpow.com

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Whey Protein Muffins – the Pink Version

Serves 7

250g cottage cheese

2 cooked beetroots

1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder

1 whole egg

2 egg whites

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup instant buckwheat (I subbed this for oat flour)

1 tbsp vanilla essence

1 tbsp toffee flavdrops (I subbed this for an extra 1 tbsp vanilla essence but maybe next time I’ll put in maple syrup? I can’t find these toffee flavdrops anywhere!)

1 tsp baking powder

1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth

2. Bake until 160 degrees for about 35 minutes

3. Apparently these are nice with butter on them whilst warm, but I don’t eat butter… I tried with peanut butter but I still didn’t really like them… I don’t know haha

 

Meal 4/Lunch:

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Jamie Eason’s Meatloaf Muffins – I have posted this recipe before and have tried them with kangaroo mince, but I’ve decided I prefer the turkey version ๐Ÿ™‚ I love these in a psyllium crepe (5g psyllium husks + 55g egg whites, cooked like a pancake) with salsa + spinache + Greek yoghurt – YUM!

 

Meal 5:

Chocolate andย coconut protein bars – my boyfriend tried these the other day and he loves them too, so it shows that they’re actually nice ๐Ÿ™‚ love them with a cup of sugar-free hot chocolate!

 

Meal 6/Dinner:

Tried a new recipe and it’s pretty yummy! I altered it slightly to make it lower in carbs and it’s delicious! Different… but yum! This is my version of the recipe that I found on busybuthealthy.com

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Texan Ranch Chicken Casserole

Serves 4

1 onion

2-3 stalks of celery – chopped

1 red capsicum

1 green capsicum

2 garlic cloves – minced

600g chicken breast – diced and cooked

1 tbsp chilli powder

2 tbsp butter (I left this out and just sprayed the pan with a little canola oil)

6 tbsp oat flour

1 cup low sodium chicken stock

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

450g can diced tomatoes

Sprinkle of parmesan cheese

(I also added 1/3 eggplant and 1/3 zucchini)

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees

2. Cook vegies in a frying pan until crisp

3. Add garlic and chilli powder and cook for 1 minute – remove veggies from pan

4. Cook flour for 1 minute, add chicken stock and almond and stir until thickened

5. Add in the cooked chicken, tomatoes and vegies

6. Pour mixture into a 9×13 pan and top with cheese

7. Bake for 25-30 minutes until bubbly and browned

 

Meal 6:

Chocolate Protein Mousse ๐Ÿ™‚

 

New Snack!! Full of antioxidants and super yummy! These are fantastic but I’ll struggle to refrain from eating them all…

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