Saturday, May 18, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cakes

 Those who know me know I have struggled staying on the Medifast plan for some time now. It isn't the plan itself, but rather my horrible habit of binge eating at night. I would do wonderful during the day, but when darkness falls... my inner cookie monster comes out! Although, I don't just crave cookies. Oh no! That would be too easy because if it were only cookies, my hubby could just hide them. I will pretty much eat anything that screams high fat, high calories, and high carbs! Rather it be a few hot dogs, some potato chips, cake, ice cream... you name it... I probably ate it during my late night binge sessions. I don't even have to be hungry because my stomach will make room. The good news is that I am going to get help for it. In the meantime, I am trying sooooo hard to stick to the plan. Here are some wonderful tips I was given during this difficult time until I can get help: 

Add an additional 2 to 3 ounces of extra protein to your day.

Split your lean and green meal into two meals so that you are eating 7 times a day, rather than 6.

And of course, drink your water!

If you can think of anything else, please leave me a comment and I will give it a shot! I officially re-started yesterday. I am not going to lie, it has been hard. We all know about those infamous first three days when trying to go back on plan. You know those pounding headaches, hunger pains, or fatigue as your body gets adjusted to the plan. Luckily, I didn't get the infamous headache, and this has been my second day so I will take that as good news. After three or four days, it does get easier as long as you don't cheat. I am trying and I have hope that I will succeed. One day at a time as they say and day two is just about done. On to day three! Hallelujah! 

But first, I have to share this yummy recipe with you! Cody Jo over at New Beautiful Me had this awesome recipe that I just had to try for Chocolate Chip Cakes . I have to say that this is one of my favorite "On the Go" recipe. You can make these in advance and stick them in a little plastic baggie to take along with you. The weekends get kind of hectic in our household, so these are perfect for me to make the night before. I usually make four at a time. Another great thing about these little cakes is that you can switch out some of the Medifast meals and use different types of pancake mixes with the brownie or chocolate chip soft bake. These are especially good with the light laughing cow cinnamon cream cheese! Oh my heavens! Delish! You could always eat these plain or with a bit of cream cheese too! Enjoy this versatile recipe!


Chocolate Chip Cakes
Slightly adapted from New Beautiful Me


 Ingredients:
1 packet Medifast Brownies OR 1 Chocolate Chip Soft Bake (1 Medifast Meal)
1 packet Chocolate Chip Pancakes OR 1 Spiced Pancakes OR Original Pancakes (1 Medifast Meal)
1/4 tsp baking powder (1/2 condiment)
1/4 cup water


Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the brownie OR chocolate chip soft bake mix with ONE of the pancake mixes. Add baking powder and water stirring until combined. Divide batter into two brownie trays or muffin tins and bake for 18 minutes or until done.

This makes a total of 2 servings, 1 cake per meal.

 Each meal has 1/4 Condiment and is 1 Medifast meal
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