Monday, May 12, 2014

Quest Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 'Pizza'!!

Recently, Chocolate Chip Cookies are my biggest guilty pleasure!! I just had to find a recipe to curb my cravings for them and I think this SIX INCH cookie did just the trick!!! 

- 1 Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bar

*Topping Ideas*
- Nut Butter
- Oatmeal
- Greek Yogurt
- Raw Cacao
- Chocolate Shakeology
- Chopped Nuts
- Shredded Coconut
- Cinnamon
- Granola
- Dark Chocolate Chips
- Quest Peanut Butter Cup (Chopped)

Here's how I made mine:
Preheat your oven to 400°F. Place the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Bar on a plate and microwave for 10 seconds. Use clean hands to fold the Quest Bar in half, and form into a circle. Your 'Pizza Dough' should be 5 to 6 inches in diameter. On a non stick cookies sheet, place your 'Pizza Dough' in the oven for 5 minutes. (I used non stick Reynolds wrap for easy clean up.) Remove the now 'Pizza Crust' from the oven and place on a plate! Careful, it's hot! 

Top it however you'd like. 

I used Peanut Butter and Co White Chocolate a Wonderful Peanut Butter, followed by a a little plain Greek yogurt mixed with a little Chocolate Shakeology. (I would prefer vanilla Greek yogurt but I used what I had. If you don't have Shakeology, Raw Cacao would work as well.) I sprinkled a generous amount of cinnamon on top of my 'pizza sauce' followed by a small handful of uncooked oatmeal! 

If you try this recipe, tag me in your post on Instagram! I'd love to see what you came up with!! I am totally going to be trying this pizza idea with other quest bars! Maybe the Peanut Butter and Jelly one with peanut butter and jelly on top?? Show me your healthy pizzas!!

Xoxo, Emma

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Healthy Tacos!!

It's no secret that I love Mexican food! But it's also no secret that it is very very bad for me!! Well, these tacos are virtually clean and very healthy and protein packed!! 

- 1.25 lbs Ground Turkey
- 1 Green Bell Pepper Diced (Red works too)
- 1 can Low Sodium Corn (Drained and rinsed)
- 1 can Low Sodium Black Beans
- 2 cloves Garlic Minced 
- Olive Oil
-1 Medium White Onion Diced 
- 1 Packet Low Sodium Taco Seasoning
- 1 Avocado Diced 
- Romaine Lettuce
- 2 Limes
- Greek Yogurt (Optional)
- Tortillas (Optional)

Over medium and high heat sauté the onions in 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil in a large at least 2 inch deep pan. After about 2 minutes add in corn and garlic and sauté for 2 more minutes. Add in the bell pepper. In a separate sauce pan warm up the black beans, turn off when a small simmer starts. Add in ground turkey and the taco seasoning packet to the onion, pepper, corn mixture. Stir and break up the turkey as it cooks. Cook for 5-7 minutes until a light simmer. Squeeze in the juice of 1 full lime. Strain the black beans and stir into turkey mixture. 

Assembly time! If you opted for tortillas warm them up in the microwave or on the stove top. If you want to skip the extra calories use cups of romaine as your tortilla. Fill the cups/tortillas with your taco mixture and top with lettuce(skip if using lettuce cups), avocado, and squeeze some lime on top! 

• Like sour cream on your tacos? Greek yogurt is a great option! You won't even know it's not sour cream!
• For an extra kick top with your favorite hot sauce! I used sriracha but Tabasco or any other is just fine! 
• I also added some chipotle inspired  brown rice with lime and chipotle inside my tacos. Very simple recipe: Cook brown rice in a rice cooker, once it's done chop up some cilantro and squeeze the juice of 1 whole lime and mix in! 

Xoxo, Emma

Monday, February 24, 2014

Simplest Overnight Oats!!

This is almost silly to post a blogpost about! Because it's that easy!! You can fancy it up however you'd please but this is my base oats! I use the small Nutribullet cup with the handle for easy eating and warm hands! I see lots of mason jars being used or bowls, but my hands would be too cold for that!!

- 3/4 cup rolled oats 
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp of cinnamon**

Combine all ingredients in your bowl or cup. Stir. Cover. Place in the fridge overnight! Seriously! It's that easy! 

** Cinnamon is optional, I put it in because it's a great metabolism booster! A great way to kick start your morning!!!

Too plain? Try these.
- Mix in a tablespoon of peanut butter.
- Mix in some blueberries and half a banana chopped up.
- Have a berry oat-fest! Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries!
- Use chocolate almond milk instead of regular almond milk! Add half a scoop of Chocolate Shakeology for extra healthy-ness!
- Throw in some vanilla bean for vanilla oats.
- Make a overnight oat superfood breakfast! Maca, Cacao, Chia seeds and  Acai are great options to add! 

The possibilities are endless with this overnight oat recipe!! What are your overnight oat add ins??

Xoxo, Emma

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Easy Oven Roasted Butternut Squash!

I've recently developed a love for butternut squash! It was in a salad I ordered from Purple Cafe (I believe it's a Seattle restaurant?) and I fell in love with the salad as well as the squash! Recipe for a inspired salad coming soon! It is a great side dish or salad topping!
Side note: Cutting this squash for the first time was terrifying! Turns out the amazing Byron Talbott has a super easy 'how to cut squash' video on YouTube! Look it up before you cut your fingers off! 

- 1 Butternut Squash peeled and cubed
- 2 tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- A pinch of salt
- Black pepper

Preheat your oven to 400° F. Mix the butternut squash, EVOO, and garlic in a medium bowl. Spread out squash evenly on a baking sheet (I covered mine in tin foil for easy cleanup but if you don't I'd use a little spray oil so it doesn't stick.) Sprinkle with cinnamon if you choose to use it. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, squash should be tender and lightly browned (And smell AMAZING!!) Grind up some pepper and you are done!! If eating as a side dish I highly reccomend putting a few chopped walnuts in there!

Another sidenote: Pepper can easily burn at high temperatures so always use it after the cooking process!

Xoxo, Emma

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding!

Another chocolate craving cure! This one is almost too easy! I opted for coconut cream because it's been in my pantry and I love coconut cream! But if you don't like coconut you could totally swap for almond milk! 

- 1 can coconut cream
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 5 tbs chia seeds 
- 1/2 to 2 tbs raw cacao powder
- 2 tsp agave nectar

Warm up coconut cream in a small sauce pan, mix in vanilla extract, cacao (in my picture I had only used 1/2 tbs cacao, it was really good but I want more chocolatey so just add how much you want!) and agave nectar. Once all combined take off heat and whisk in chia seeds. Stir until it starts to thicken. Then put in refrigerator over night! (If using almond milk you can skip the warming stage of this! Just put it in the refridgerator after well mixed.) Bam! Done, and it took 5 minutes! Also, you could totally serve it warm!

Xoxo, Emma

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Who says you can't have cake??

I'm not sure who said cake wasn't okay when eating clean or on a weightless journey, but I for one, think a little mug cake is totally okay! Especially when it's as clean as this one!! It's no secret (or maybe it is) that I do not like the vanilla shakeology.. Well it's getting close to aunt flows visit and I was just craving chocolate.... But I also was on my last scoop of chocolate shakeology (until my bag arrives this week). I found tons of chocolate shakeology mug cake recipes on Google, but I didn't have all the ingredients for any of them... So I kind of combined a few of them into my own recipe! 

- 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tbs raw cacao powder
- 1 egg white
- 3 tbs almond milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
- 1 tsp agave nectar
- 1 tbs dark chocolate chips
- 1 tsp peanut butter or almond butter
- 1/2 banana
- Spray coconut oil from Trader Joes

Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl with a fork. Add in all wet ingredients (except nut butter and banana) and mix thoroughly. Spray your mug with your coconut oil cooking spray. Pour half the "batter" into the mug. Spoon in 1 tsp of your nut butter and top with the rest of the batter. Put mug in the microwave for 90 seconds. Eat in the mug or plop it on a plate and decorate it.. Because the prettier the tastier right?? ;) I topped with 1/2 a banana and a few chocolate chips. (I also made a "frosting" with a little almond milk and powdered peanut butter from Just Great Things but I wouldn't put that on again). Enjoy this deliciousness of a mug cake!!

Xoxo, Emma

Monday, February 17, 2014

My Workout Mix!

Sometimes if you don't have the perfect workout songs to jump you up its hard to keep moving! I have spent a long time adding, deleting, and perfecting my workout playlist! I love songs with quick beats and fun lyrics to sing along to! The variety is all over the place, and here is my list! (They are in no order and always on shuffle, plus I will add to this list as songs release or as I add to my playlist!)


1. Happy - Pharell Williams
2. Work B*tch - Britney Spears
3. The Climb - Miley Cyrus
4. Where Them Girls At - David Guetta
5. Get Up Levantate - Pitbull
6. Stronger - Kelly Clarkson
7. Bon Bon - Pitbull 
8. S&M - Rihanna
9. I Like It Like That - Hot Chelle Rae
10. Blackout - Breath Carolina
11. Damaged - Danity Kane
12. Born This Way - Lady Gaga
13. You're Gonna Go Far Kid - The Offspring
14. Feedback - Janet Jackson
15. The Anthem - Pitbull
16. Wanted - Jessie James
17. Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus
18. The Motto - Drake
19. Paris - Jay Z
20. Castle - Macklemore
21. Boyfriend - Justin Bieber
22. Titanium - David Guetta
23. Take Me Home - Cash Cash
24. What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
25. Tonight Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae
26. Disturbia - Rihanna
27. Don't Stop Till You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
28. See You Again - Miley Cyrus 
29. American Boy - Estelle 
30. We Break The Dawn - Michelle Williams
31. Roar - Katy Perry
32. Girl on Fire - Alicia Keys
33. Cruise - Florida Georgia Line ft. Nelly
34. Pour It Up - Rihanna
35. Darkhorse - Katy Perry
36. Don't Stop The Music - Rihanna
37. Sexy Chick - David Guetta 
38. Do What U Want - Lady Gaga
39. Can't Remember To Forget You - Shakira
40. Turn Down For What - DJ Snake & Lil Jon
41. Talk Dirty To Me - Jason Derulo
42. Brave - Sarah Bar willies
43. Started From The Bottom - Drake 
44. Bass Down Low - Dev
45. Shawty Get Loose - Lil Mama
46. A Milli - Lil Wayne
47. Take You There - Donnie Klang
48. Girls Around The World - Llyod
49. Beautiful Liar - Beyoncé 
50. Stronger - Kanye West 
51. Bella's Finale - Pitch Perfect
52. Sugar Rush - Cash Cash
53. Party In The USA - Miley Cyrus
54. Check On It - Beyoncé 
55. Blue Jeans - Jessie James
56. Bye Bye Bye - N*Sync
57. Pool Mashup - Pitch Perfect 
58. The Sweet Escape - Gwen Stefani
59. On My Own - Miley Cyrus
60. Turn The Beat Around - Gloria Estefan
61. Unconditionally - Katy Perry
62. Riff Off - Pitch Perfect 
63. 4x4 - Miley Cyrus
64. Drunk In Love - Beyoncé 
65. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Miley Cyrus 
66. Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne
67. Miss Independent - Kelly Clarkson
68. Buttons - Pussycat Dolls
69. Crazy In Love - Beyoncé 
70. Fighter - Christina Aguilera
71. Life Is A Highway - Rascal Flatts
72. Cupid Shuffle - Cupid
73. Baby Got Back - Sir Mix A Lot
74. Lose Control - Missy Elliot
75. It's My Life - Bon Jovi
76. Beep - Pussycat Dolls
77. No Sleep Till Brooklyn - Beastie Boys
78. On The Floor - Jenifer Lopez
79. Better Together - Fifth Harmony
80. Who Says - Selena Gomez

Peppermint Mocha Shakeology!

- 2-6 ice cubes (depending on how frozen you want it, I used 4)
- 1.5 cups of almond milk
- 1 scoop chocolate shakeology
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

Combine all ingredients in a blender (my preference is the Nutribullet) and blend! Yum!

Xoxo, Emma

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Welcome to Frilly and Fit!!

Hi! My name is Emma, I'm a 23 year old waitress from Bellevue, Washington! In 2013 I lost 20 lbs with combined efforts from a 2 month vegan diet (I could eat whatever I wanted as long as it was vegan), getting in the kitchen more, eating cleaner options, going on long walks, starting focus t25, and drinking shakeology! My journey is just getting started! I am a bridesmaid in TWO July 2014 weddings and I am ready to feel amazing in my dresses at both of them! 

The easiest ways to reach me are:
Instagram: Frillyandfit

Xoxo, Emma