Happy Wednesday loves!

Today is a big day for me! I take my VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Examination) test today. It’s basically what RN’s have to take to become licensed nurses, but in the veterinary world.  You’re actually not required to have it in Arizona to work as a veterinary technician, but I obviously just wouldn’t be a certified veterinary technician. It is required by law in other states and some clinics will also pay more if you have your license.  My school actually pays for the exam, so it doesn’t hurt me to take it and I may need it in the future. So wish me luck!

But before I go and do that I of course have to participate in What I Ate Wednesday. I have some tasty treats to share with you.

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No surprise I have some delish breakfasts to share with you.

Even though I don’t have a lot of time in the morning, it tends to be the meal I put most of my effort into. Not only do I need to make sure it has enough staying power to get me through my day, but I even try and make it a bit presentable even though it tends to end up in a portable container anyways.

Overnight TVP/prOATS have made a come back into my breakfast rotation.

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This simple bowl of cinnamon vanilla prOATs was topped with Love Grown Raisin Almond Crunch granola and a splash of Silk vanilla almond milk. I seriously forgot how good oats swimming in almond milk was.

I also finally decided to try another recipe from the beautiful Meg that I had been eying from her Instagram pictures.

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Since I had such great success with her protein sweet potato smoothie, I decided to make a version of the chia puddings she had been making.

Mine of course was of a chocolate variety, topped with shredded coconut and a local seed mix.

Simple, but satisfying and filling. I love chia.

(let me know if you want the recipe)

I then decided to combine the two.

I wanted oats, but also had some leftover chia pudding.

The only normal thing to do is combine them.

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I was actually out of frozen banana (blasphemy!) so I topped my prOATs with chocolate chia pudding, slices of frozen grapes, a granola sprinkle and of course some cinnamon love.

This bowl was pretty amazing.

The next delicious-ness that I have to share with you is another thing I have been drooling over on Instagram.

Healthy Pop Tarts.

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They have been sweeping the Instagram-land and for some reason I never made them.

It’s kind of like all of my Pinterest boards. I totally have the intention of making the dish, but when it comes around to it, I just always fall back to my routine meals. I need to get out of that habit, and add some variety to my meals.

Well I finally did that and decided to switch up my breakfast.

Thus my healthy pop tart was born.

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Healthy Pop Tart with Marshmallow Protein Frosting

Healthy Pop Tart with Marshmallow Protein Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • 2 tbsp oat flour (ground from raw oats)
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder (I used Plant Fusion Vanilla Bean )
  • 2-3 tbsp almond milk
  • 5-7 drops liquid vanilla stevia

Instructions

  1. Grind oats into flour
  2. Mix together oat flour, coconut flour, and protein powder
  3. Add almond milk and stevia and mix - add more milk to desired consistency
  4. Place in the middle of tortilla and fold all four sides like a pop tart
  5. Place on heated panini press and cook until warm and toasted
http://accidentlydelish.com/2013/12/healthy-pop-tarts/

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Sometimes I kick myself for waiting so long to make certain recipes. This was one of them.

To make the protein frosting, I just took plain Greek yogurt (I use Chobani) and I added 2 drops of Capella Marshmallow drops.

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I really loved how dense the filling was, but coconut flour is amazing for that. It is defiantly an ingredient I don’t cook/bake with enough.  Another thing I love about these pop tarts are there are endless possibilities for flavors with not only the filling, but the toppings. You guys know me and my love for protein frosting.

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Well loves I must leave you and I am off to take my exam!

Ahh wish me luck!!

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How often you actually make recipes you pin from Pinterest or see on Instagram?