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I love peanut butter, avocado and oatmeal. Not together of course, but nearly any recipe that calls for these ingredients I'll probably enjoy. I have the misfortune of living with some food sensitivities but the extreme fortune of knowing what those sensitivities are - gluten (only mild, thank goodness), nightshades, lactose, and refined sugar. I'm not a formally trained chef, but I love cooking (and eating!) delicious, guilt-free food. I'm a fitness model, certified nutrition coach, trainer and an IFBB pro bikini athlete... and I eat 6 times a day. When I'm not in the kitchen preparing something extraordinary, I'm - in the gym, rushing off to an audition, at a photo shoot, studying nutrition, or planning a vacation. Hope you enjoy my site! For nutrition consultations or more information on training, contact me at summerwhitefitness@gmail.com

Soul Dog and Gluten-free Peach Cobbler Baked Oatmeal

I’m proud to report, I killed it yesterday! The call-back went phenomenally and my abs were on point! I knew that most of the time I’d be working out and showing my strength and endurance. I brought along a protein shake and my jug of water to replenish and rehydrate after my 24 hour carb and water depletion.

As I was driving home two signs caught my eye. The first said Kangen Water, the second said Soul Dog. Being the ultimate water snob and a lover of alkaline water, I decided to pull over and see how much they were selling the water for. I needed to fill up my empty jug. After talking to the owner for a while, I decided to pop into Soul Dog to see what they were all about.

Let me just say, I can’t understand why this place isn’t listed as one of the top soul food joints in LA! Not only do they serve chicken and waffles, they have gluten free and vegetarian options galore! I stared at the menu for nearly five minutes until a friendly employee asked if it was my first time. I’m sure he could see me salivating and dreaming of food porn as I took in the intoxicating aroma of candied yams, black eyed peas, and collard greens.

I settled with their signature, nitrate-free turkey Soul Dog, complete with collard green cucumber relish and sweet potato puree, served naked (without the bun). ┬áLike, are you really serious right now? To top it off, I ordered a side of sweet potato fries (that they serve with sweet potato puree dipping sauce) and a piece of cornbread (that I’d save for a later meal). I was in a veritable soul food heaven! Everything was cooked to perfection, and they didn’t overly salt or oil the food.

The taste of these Southern specialities made me crave one of my family favorites, peach cobbler. It’s been some time since I’ve enjoyed its old-fashioned sweetness, so I decided to cook it for breakfast, the Fun Fit Travel Girl way.

*Bikini girls: you can substitute the almond milk for your favorite vanilla protein powder (whey tastes best and I recommend Dymatize Iso-100) and water. Just make sure you only use 1/2 scoop protein and 1/2 cup water. Blend well before adding to egg mixture.

Gluten-free Peach Cobbler Baked Oatmeal
Serves 1

3 fresh thin peach slices
1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 – 2 packets stevia
pinch sea salt
1/2 cup almond milk
1 egg white
1/4 cup fresh diced peaches

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray a small glass baking dish (I used my Ziplock Versaglass) or single-serve ramekin with non-stick spray (I used olive oil spray). Line the bottom of baking dish with the sliced peaches.

In a bowl, combine oats, baking powder, cinnamon, stevia, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together almond milk and egg. Pour half the liquid mixture into the dry, stir well, then pour over sliced peaches. Pour remaining liquid into the baking dish and top with diced peaches and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Bake for 20 minutes or until oatmeal turns light golden brown on top. Let cool before serving.



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