• bread pudding

    Peach Bread Pudding with Maple “whipped cream”

    Enjoy this bread pudding for breakfast! Yes! You heard me right…. this makes a perfect breakfast option that is fueled with fiber and protein and part of my mindset nutrition program. Make sure to tag me on social when you make it! @alesharose








    • Nonstick cooking spray
    • 6 large eggs
    • 2 egg whites (approx. ¼ cup)
    • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
    • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
    • 4 slices whole-grain bread, cubed
    • 2 medium peaches, chopped
    • 1 tsp. liquid monk fruit sweetener (or equivalent; optional)
    • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
    • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
    • ¾ cup reduced-fat (0 or 2%) plain Greek yogurt
    • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. pure maple syrup



    1. Lightly coat 8 x 8-inch baking dish with spray; set aside.

    2. Add eggs, egg whites, almond milk, and extract to a large mixing bowl; whisk to combine. Add bread, peaches, sweetener (if desired), cinnamon, and nutmeg; mix to combine. Pour bread pudding mixture into prepared baking dish. Let sit for at least 30 minutes for bread to absorb liquid, or cover and refrigerate overnight.

    3. Preheat oven to 350° F. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until no liquid is visible on the surface.

    4. While bread pudding bakes, add yogurt and maple syrup to a small mixing bowl; stir to combine.

    5. Cut bread pudding into four equal pieces; top evenly with yogurt mixture. Serve immediately

  • Don’t feel guilty about the treats!

    I don’t have to restrict food groups. that’s miserable and not sustainable to never have a cinnamon roll ever again. ?. or fries.. or mashed potatoes…or REAL bread!

    Your choices come from empowerment and enjoyment, not deprivation or hating yourself after (and moving more into the dieting mentality). In my mindset nutrition program, its all about sticking to a positive mindset, tracking, and moving forward with no guilt. how powerful is that to never feel guilty about having a treat?!

    The biggest secret though to weight loss? It’s about staying the course and that 80% healthy eating and having the 20% for treats, other than the other way around. But our mindsets to being in the 80% is where the change happens. Sure you can eat the treat. But do you want it? Are you going to feel guilty when eating it? Are you wanting it because of an emotional, stress, or boredom reason? When you really start to see your patterns for when you eat those silly treats and HOW you THINK and FEEL during and after you eat them, that is where the difference comes in.

    For example, with this cinnamon roll, I just think, “Oh man this is delicious! That satisfied my taste buds.I’ll drink some water and have some cherry tomatoes before I want to grab another.”

    Now the old me thought, “Man this is so goood, I need MORE. But I am going to have to workout even harder today. I am going to have to not eat any carbs for the rest of the day because I ate this. Man I just ruined all my results I worked hard for this week with this one cheat meal.”

    See the difference? One is thinking that was good and moves on, the other has all these negative emotions towards eating it and has a dieting mentality towards food.

    If you are in my virtual bootcamp, this week we are going over all about mindset and our self talk towards food and weight loss so you can start dropping and reaching your goals WHILE having foods you love!

    And if you want to join us in the bootcamp, fill out this form!