|Posted on March 9, 2017 at 3:40 PM||comments (0)|
I have always been a fan of oriental food however hibachi style fried rice is on the top of my list of favorites. This week I came up with my own healthy version with a cauliflower base and it was amazing and full of veggies, protein and healthy fats! I hope you will give it a try!
|Posted on December 8, 2016 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
The other day after coming in from a walk on a chilly afternoon with my daughter it was time for her nap and I was craving a sweet and chocolaty treat! As usual, I set out to be creative and grab a few things out of my pantry and make something indulgent but healthy at the same time. (Experimenting in the kitchen is actually one of my favorite ways to unwind these days! I find it very fun and relaxing!) Needless to say, after browsing through my various pantry items I pulled these ingredients and came up with the most delicious and simple microwave brownie recipe! I have been making it about once or twice a week ever since...it is really THAT good! Did I mention it is gluten free, low sugar, and full of protein and all real, wholesome ingredients? Please try it out and leave a comment below with how you liked it!
•1/4 cup of almond flour
•1/8 tsp. of baking powder
•1 packed tbsp. of unsweetened cocoa powder
•1 ounce of good quality dark chocolate (I use two Ghirardelli squares)
•3 tbsp of egg whites
•2 packets of Stevia in the Raw
•3 tbsp of coconut milk
•1 tbsp of natural peanut butter (softened for 30 seconds in the microwave)
In your favorite Christmas mug combine the above ingredients. Then, swirl in the softened peanut butter on top and cook it in the microwave for two minutes. Then...ENJOY!
|Posted on September 22, 2016 at 3:50 PM||comments (0)|
I absolutely LOVE the Fall and everything that comes with it...especially anything to with pumpkin! This past weekend I was needing pumpkin bread in my life so I played around a bit and came up with this amazing, gluten, sugar and dairy free loaf! Did I mention that it is full of fiber and protein as well? I hope you will give this cozy recipe a try and love it as much as my family did!
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a small mixing bowl combine the above ingredients thoroughly. Spray a Pyrex loaf pan and fill it with the mixture. Bake the bread for 30-40 minutes...and ENJOY!
Note: This is GREAT with a cup of coffee!
|Posted on August 23, 2016 at 5:15 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on August 23, 2016 at 4:55 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on July 24, 2016 at 9:40 PM||comments (0)|
A few months ago I was experimenting in my kitchen with a few random ingredients. I was determined to come up with a simple batch of vegan muffins that would provide my family with protein, fiber, whole grains and a fruit group (without any added sugar). Boyyy, did I hit jackpot with these babies! They are seriously amazing you guys. We all need something quick and healthy to grab with us before we go out the door on those busy mornings. I personally always seem to be on the go and food prep on the weekends is essential for me in order to ensure that I'm eating clean throughout the week! I urge you all to please give these muffins a try! 30 seconds in the microwave and they taste like they are fresh from the oven! Pair them with a cup of hot coffee and you have the perfect, wholesome breakfast on the go! Enjoy friends!
Pre heat your oven to 375 degrees. Then, in a large bowl add the oats, cinnamon, stevia and chia seeds. In another small bowl combine the coconut oil and peanut butter and then cook the mixture in the microwave for 45 seconds. Then, in a food processor or blender, puree the bananas and berries together until it resembles an applesauce like texture. Lastly combine the fruit mixture and peanut butter and coconut oil with the dry ingredients. Then evenly dispense the batter into 10 paper muffin cups and bake for 15-20 minutes. Let the muffins cool and then ENJOY!
|Posted on July 23, 2016 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
I am all about quick, easy & nutritous breakfasts! I like to know I am eating well despite my busy schedule. Often times I make eggs and veggies but on mornings that I don't have the time then this is my go to! This amazing oatmeal recipe that I have come up with is full of healthy fats, omega 3's, fiber, whole grains, antioxidants and vitamins! Please try out my "Cinnamon and Blueberry Power Oats" recipe the next time you are in a pinch!
*2/3 cup of quick oats
*1 cup of water
*1 tbsp of coconut milk
*1 tbsp of coconut oil
*1 tsp of cinnamon
*1 tbsp of chia seeds
*1 packet of stevia
*1/2 cup of fresh blueberries
In a small bowl cook your quick oats for one minute. Then, add the rest of the ingredients and stir well...and that is it! Enjoy!
|Posted on July 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM||comments (0)|
"Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice"
Last night I decided that I really wanted fried rice but without all of the excess calories and simple carbohydrates! Instead, this recipe is what I came up with! It was delicious and full of protein, veggies and healthy fats! It totally hit the spot and I felt like I was eating fried rice! I hope you will try it out as well!
Add the sesame oil to a medium sized skillet and turn the stove top to medium heat. Then, after you have chopped your cauliflower, add it to the pan along with the veggies, scrambled egg, onion and shrimp. Then evenly coat the ingredients with the teriyaki sauce and black pepper. Stir every 3-5 minutes or so and cook for a total of 15-20 minutes. Then...enjoy!
(Note: this recipe makes 2 servings)
|Posted on February 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM||comments (0)|
In honor of February, the month of LOVE I wanted to share with you a few reasons on why I believe a daily indulgence in dark chocolate is not only acceptable but also necessary! I eat about one ounce daily and I enjoy it immensely!
*Here are some of the top health benefits of dark chocolate (and an amazing brownie recipe to follow...):
• It is FULL of antioxidants and flavanoids which help fight against cancer and diseases
• It boosts our happy hormones such as serotonin in our brains (acts as a natural antidepressant)
• It lowers the risk of heart attacks, strokes and diabetes
• It is much lower in sugar than milk chocolate
• It reduces cortisol within the body (the bodies stress hormone)
• It helps reduce cravings
Okay, so with that all said I want to share with you a new, tasty and nutritious Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Brownie Recipe. I came up with this yesterday while having fun in my kitchen during the snow storm =). It is gluten free and very low in refined sugar (I used other, natural alternatives) It really is simple and only takes a few minutes to prepare and bake! My little one and I loved them! Please try it out and let me know what you think!
-1 cup of gluten free baking flour
-1 bar of dark chocolate (at least 60% cocoa)
-8 packets of Stevia in the raw
-3/4 cup of organic, light agave nectar
-3/4 cup of water
-1/2 cup of coconut oil
-1 tsp of baking powder
-3 tbsp of cocoa powder
-1 cup of unsweetened apple sauce
-1/2 cup of crushed walnuts
In a small saucepan melt and mix the coconut oil and dark chocolate together. Then add the coconut oil and chocolate mixture to the remaining dry ingredients in a separate, large bowl. Pour the brownie mixture into a Pyrex dish and then top with the crushed walnuts and cook for 25 minutes at 375 degrees. Once the brownies are cooled, top and serve with a small scoop of your favorite natural gelato or ice cream and ENJOY!
**NOTE: I will say this dessert is not OVERLY sweet but just right for my taste! Feel free to add more Stevia or agave if you feel the need!
|Posted on January 28, 2016 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
There is no time like a cold, winter morning to dive into a cozy bowl of quinoa
packed with nutrients, antioxidants and protein to give you a boost for the day!
Here is a quick and easy recipe I came up with in my kitchen that I fell
in love with and hope you will try!
*Ingredients:-1/3 cup of organic quinoa
-1 tsp of cinnamon
-1 packet of stevia in the raw
-1 tbsp of chia seeds
-1 tbsp of coconut oil
-1/3 cup of fresh berries
Cook the quinoa as directed. Then stir in the following ingredients and cook
on low for another 3-5 minutes. Transfer the quinoa to a bowl and top
with fresh berries. Now...eat up and enjoy a wholesome, hearty breakfast!