Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Heathy Recipes !!!

Hey guys !! It's been a while since I posted about some amazing recipes to enhance your meals. Don't forget the secret to eating healthy is to make it taste amazing and still remain healthy !!! Many people start these "diets" causing them to think that chicken, brown rice, broccoli and oatmeal are ALL you eat. Sure that does sound boring and you won't want to stick to it long term. But what if I told you that you can cook with a variety of flavors, make it tasty and keep it healthy!!!
Below are a few new cooking ideas for you to enhance your already amazing kitchen skills !!!
Breakfast!!
~Chocolate Fudge Pancakes~
**Only 5 ingredients and super high protein and DELICIOUS. Not to mention its gluten and lactose FREE !
Ingredients:
-1 scoop chocolate protein powder (35g)
-1 TBS Bob’s Red Mill Brown Rice Flour (14g)
-1/3 cup pumpkin (77g) (NOT PIE FILLING)
-1/2 cup egg whites (120g)
-1 Lindt 70% dark chocolate square
Directions:
-Add all dry ingredients into a medium sized bowl
-Add the wet ingredients
-Cut dark chocolate square into small “chunks”
-Mix it all up!

**Pre-heat electric griddle to 300F or pan on medium
-Spray non-stick or spread coconut oil onto the griddle/pan
-Pour the pancake mix evenly onto the griddle/pan
-Flip the pancake, take it off when both sides are just lightly browned
Salad for Lunch !
~Blueberry Almond Orange Kale Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette and A side of chicken~
-1 bunch of kale, rinsed and torn
-1 handful of spinach
For the vinaigrette:
-1/2 cup blueberries
-1 tbsp. olive oil
-1 tbsp. balsamic vinaigrette
-1 tbsp. water
-2-3 drops liquid stevia
*Blend in blender and massage onto kale.
Top with:
-1/2 cup blueberries
-2 clementines
-a handful of slivered almonds
-4 oz. chicken
Snacks!
~Superfood Energy Bites~
Ingredients
-1/2 cup cacao powder
-1/4 cup hemp seeds
-2 tbsp. almond butter
-2 tbsp. coconut oil
-2 tbsp. spirulina powder
-2 tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes, plus more for rolling
-2 tbsp. raw honey
-a few dashes of cinnamon
-a pinch of sea salt
Instructions
-Mix all ingredients together, you can start with a spoon but you'll end up using your hands.
-Form into small balls and roll in coconut flakes.
-Set on a plate and refrigerate at least 1 hour to firm up.
-Store in the refrigerator or freeze
Dinner!
~Peanut Butter Bacon Carmelized Onion Pizza on Spinach Cauliflower Crust~
**makes 1 mini personal size pizza
For the dough:
-throw 1/2 head cauliflower &
-2 handfuls spinach in a food processor
-add 1 whisked egg
-3 tbsp oat flour
-1 garlic clove, minced
*spread on a sprayed cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 20 min.
Remove and spread with sauce & toppings. Broil a min or two until cheese is melted.
For the sauce:
-2 tbsp pb2
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-1/2 tbsp sf maple syrup
-1 tbsp water
Toppings:
-carmelized onions
-2 strips bacon, crumbled
-a tiny bit of white cheddar, shredded on top
Dessert!
~Chocolate Avocado Pudding~
Ingredients
-1 ripe avocado
-4 tbsp. cacao powder
-2 tbsp. raw honey
-1/4 cup canned coconut milk
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions
-Mash avocado with a fork.
-Add the rest of your ingredients, stir well and blend with an immersion blender to smooth out clumps.
-Refrigerate until ready to eat.
-Top with berries and enjoy!
***Feel free to flavor with other extracts like mint, orange or raspberry. I would start with 1/4 tsp. on those and taste first, adding more if needed.
I hope these give you some creative ideas to try for this upcoming week! It's always better to create HEALTHY and FLAVORFUL meals that you want to eat!!!

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