Hi my name is Trish and I’m 31 years old. I’ve been competing now for 5 years. I started competing after I had my first 2 kids who were 1 and 3 years old at the time. I was hooked after I did my first competition. I just took last year off to have another baby who is 10 months old and I’m planning on doing another competition May 7th. I love living a healthy lifestyle and I encourage my family to do the same. Healthy eating and being active plays a huge role in our everyday life.

   #1 Tip for Staying in Fit and Balancing Being a Mom: MOMMY TIME IS IMPORTANT TIME & SETS A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR YOUR CHILDREN

I balance my healthy lifestyle by making it a daily priority. I want to set a good example for my children.

Protein Pancakes

We love to eat these for breakfast – and so do our kids! They pack and travel great as a snack.

Ingredients (makes 10 pancakes):

3.5 Cups Oatmeal (you can adjust this to change the consistency/thickness)
16 Egg Whites (500g carton, you can pick these up at Wal Mart, Costco, etc.)
500 ml Cottage Cheese (1% or Fat Free)
1 tbsp. Vanilla (adjust this to your taste preference)
1 tbsp. Cinnamon (adjust this to your taste preference)
1 tbsp. Splenda Sweetener (adjust this to your taste preference)
Mix all ingredients together. (You can blend oatmeal, cottage cheese and egg whites for a more “smooth pancake look”). Cook at medium temp in a pan prepared with cooking spray. Portion using 1/2 cup measuring cup for accurate nutritional/calorie values. Lightly brown on both sides. (Approximately 2-3 minutes per side) Serving suggestions: Add sugar free syrup, jam, or sliced fruit.