Photography by Shadi Garman
If you guys have been following Let’s Jess Up for a while you probably know that I am an avid F-Factor follower. If you want to read about my journey through weight loss after baby, you can check that out here. In summary, I was able to lose all the baby weight from the F-Factor program, and I have really subscribed to the lifestyle. I have never thought of myself as “on a diet” and F-factor has just become a new lifestyle for me.
So many of you have shown interest in what I eat and the foods that I always have stocked in my pantry. I figured I would put together a post sharing a list of my go-to recipes and products. If there is anything I don’t mention in this post, please leave a comment and I’ll make sure to answer!
My Pantry Must-haves:
- GG Crackers : These are ALWAYS in my pantry and a pack is always in my purse! These crackers really are incredible and somehow aided in my weight loss.
- PB2 : I love adding PB2 to my F-Factor shakes. My go-to shake recipe is 2 scoops of 20/20 f-factor powder, almond milk, a handful of ice and two tbsp of PB2. I use a Magic Bullet to make my shakes.
- 20/20 F-Factor Powder: This is a clear no-brainer. I am always stocked with F-factor powder. I use it for my banana bread, shakes, donuts, waffles, etc.
- Coconut Oil: I use this in a ton of different recipes and make sure to always have it on hand.
- Sukrin High fiber syrup: I use this syrup as a honey and syrup replacement. It has TONS of fiber in it and is low carb and calorie as well.
- Palmini Hearts of Palm Pasta: I love to make my favorite pasta dishes with this pasta. I am going to do a post on all of the different kinds of pasta meals I make using this as a pasta replacement. It’s so easy to cook with. You just rinse it with cold water, pat dry and add into your favorite pasta sauce.
- Hearts of Palm Lasagna noodles: I use this for my healthy low carb sausage lasagna.
- Califlower pizza crusts by Califlower foods: I asked Tanya which cauliflower pizza crust she recommended and this was the brand she prefers. I don’t have time to make my own pizza crust. I buy these in bulk and keep them in my freezer.
- LC Foods Bagels: The MOST delicious low carb bagels EVER.
- Pizza Sauce
- Chicken Sausage
- Bolthouse Dressings
- Lily’s Chocolate Chips: I use these chocolate chips in my F-factor step one approved banana bread
- Raw Rev Bars: A great snack or on-the go breakfast.
- No Cow Bars: These are also a great snack or on-the go breakfast. These keep me a little more full than the raw rev
- Frank’s Hot Buffalo Sauce
- Olive Oil Spray: I use this to roast veggies. Instead of using real oil, I spray my veggies or salmon etc. It saves tons of calories and fat.
- Coconut oil spray:I use his spray to make my waffles
- A flour basked baking spray: I use this to make my banana bread
F-Factor 20/20 Belgian waffles: I make these waffles a few times a week, and every Saturday and Sunday for the family. I LOVE these waffles and stay full for hours after. They taste delicious and I really can’t believe they are so good for you!
Healthy with Nedi’s Cheesy eggs: These are so delicious and filling.I love starting my day with this breakfast. I like to add chopped spinach and even sautéed mushrooms. The options are endless!
Low Carb everything bagel: I am so excited to have found these incredibly delicious low carb bagels. I buy them in bulk from amazon and keep them in my freezer. My favorite breakfast if I am feeling like something savory, is a toasted everything bagel covered in Greek cream cheese, sliced tomatoes and onion. These bagels have only 1.6 grams net carbs each and are DELISH!
Raw Rev Bar or No Cow Bar: During the week, I go into the office on Tuesday and Wednesdays. I always bring a Raw Rev bar or No Cow bar for breakfast on those days. They are easy to throw into my bag and have tons of fiber and protein keeping me surprisingly full until lunch.
20/20 Banana Bread: I bake this banana bread once or twice a week. Charlee and Matt both love it. I have it for breakfast or a snack.
Buffalo chicken GG Melts: I love making sandwiches for lunch using GG crackers. The options are really endless. Anything you would think to put on a sandwich, you can put on a GG! I love to make buffalo chicken GG melts. They are so yummy!
- Rotisserie chicken
- Franks red hot wings sauce
- Low moisture mozzarella cheese
- Bolthouse blue cheese dressing
- sliced red onion
- Take about 3 ounces of rotisserie chicken and shred it with a fork or with your hands.
- Saute the chicken in a pan with a few tablespoons of franks red hot wings sauce. You can use as much as you want or as little. The more you use, the spicier.
- Once the chicken is all mixed up with the hot sauce, evenly place on top of 4 gg crackers.
- Add a few slices of red onion
- Top with mozzarella cheese
- Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
- Serve with 2 TBSP of Bolthouse blue cheese dressing
*PS:I also love to enjoy a buffalo chicken wrap using Tumaro’s low carb wraps. Use the same steps from the directions above, but instead of baking in the oven, add the ingredients into the wrap. Wrap it up in a burrito-like roll and toast in a pan until the cheese is melted. Enjoy with a side of Bolthouse blue cheese dressing.
Turkey and cheese low carb wraps: I like to have wraps for lunch. I change it up with what’s inside the wrap but one of my go-to’s is turkey, light mayo and mustard with pickles.
Turkey and cheese melts on a low carb bagel: I made this yesterday for lunch and it was SO good. I put a little light mayo, mustard, sliced turkey and pickles on the low carb bagels. Then I added a slice of cheese and popped them in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. It was so good!
Turkey pepperoni pizza roll ups: I make these pizza roll ups either for lunch or my snack. They are SO easy to make. I spread pizza sauce on the low carb wraps and then add turkey pepperoni and low moisture mozzarella cheese. Then I just head them up on my griddle pan until the cheese is melted. I dip them into a tablespoon of bolthouse dressing. SO good.
Pizza: I love pizza and am so thrilled that I found a pizza crust that is guilt free. I have tried a ton of different variations of pizza recipes using these Califlour pizza crusts. One of my recent favorites is my Red Pepper, goat cheese and chicken sausage pizza. It’s SO delish you guys!
Chicken Enchiladas: I make this one a week! It’s a hit with the fam.
Low-carb and chip-less Nachos: Nachos are a must-eat for me to be a happy human. I love this recipe because all of the nacho flavors are there without the guilt!
Salmon: I make a lot of lean protein dishes for dinners. This is one of my favorite recipes. Another way I make salmon is in parchment paper. It’s so easy! You just place your salmon in a bed of spinach in parchment paper, top it with a little olive oil spray, tomatoes, sliced onion and salt and pepper. You wrap it in the parchment paper and place it on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes. I usually top it with light feta. Easy, delicious, simple and healthy!
Low-carb lasagna: Need I say more?! This recipe is insanely delicious and I make this at least once a week. It’s another crowd favorite in the Q household.
Roasted Carrots with goat cheese: I made these the other night and replaced the syrup with high fiber Sukrin syrup. It was SO good. I peeled a bunch of rainbow carrots, cut them into pieces, sprayed them with olive oil spray and salt and pepper. Then I roasted them in the oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Took them out of the oven, and put about a tablespoon of sukrin syrup on them. I made sure they were coated in the syrup and put them back in the oven until they were roasted. Once they were roasted, I put them all in a bowl and added a little bit of crumbled goat cheese and another little bit of the sukrin syrup. They were SO good!
I hope you all found this helpful. If I missed anything or you have any questions, please leave a message in the comments!