Tuesday, 17 January 2017 07:39

PB & J SMOOTHIE

Who doesn’t love peanut butter and jelly? This simple smoothie will take you right back to your favorite childhood sandwich, but one full of nutritious ingredients such as fresh berries and creamy nut butter. One sip and you’ll feel like a kid again.

 

Published in Smoothies
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 13:29

Chocolate Decadence Cookies

This scrumptious Chocolate Decadence Cookies recipe is from Elana's pantry (elanaspantry.com). I've been making these cookies for a few years now and they are a hit with my family.

 

Published in Desserts
Monday, 14 November 2016 13:33

Stuffed Sweet Potato

While watching your starchy carbs, when it comes to eating a healthy diet, sweet potatoes can be an asset to your health. Ranking lower in glycemic load then regular potatoes and containing a high density of nutrients, sweet potatoes have an impressive nutritional profile. The delicious dressing utilizes Tahini, an ingredient made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds that are rich in minerals such as phosphorus, lecithin, magnesium, potassium and iron. It’s a good source of methionine, which aids in liver detoxification and helps to promote healthy cell growth.

Published in Vegetables
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 15:24

Lemony Cashew Parsley Dip

This awesome recipe is adapted from HEMSLEY + HEMSLEY. They recently released their second cookbook – which is available worldwide.  For anyone who lives on hummus and needs a change, this recipe is for you! This creamy dip makes a great snack or starter served with plenty of fresh vegetables or scooped into crisp lettuce leaves. It’s perfect as part of a mezze-style platter or thin it out with extra oil and lemon juice to toss through salads and drizzle over baked fish and roast chicken. Parsley and lemon are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, while protein and fat rich cashews make this dip deliciously filling. Stick to unroasted and unsalted cashews and soak for at least a couple of hours to make them not only easier to blend but easier to digest.

Published in Vegetables
Thursday, 23 June 2016 07:34

GRILLED STEAK LETTUCE TACOS

Grilled sirloin steaktacos uses lettuce instead of tortillas! The steak is seasoned with cumin and spices, then grilled and sliced thin, along with guacamole and pico de gallo – low-carb and super delicious!


Recipe adapted from skinnytaste.com

INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE GUAC:

  • 1 small avocado
  • 1/4 cup diced tomato
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • fresh black pepper, to taste

FOR THE PICO DE GALLO:

  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp minced jalapeno
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

FOR THE STEAK:

  • 1 lb thin organic sirloin steaks
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • pinch fresh ground pepper
  • 8 lettuce shells preferably  from large green or red leaf lettuce leaf

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine the salt, cumin, garlic powder, oregano and black pepper. Rub over the steak. 
  2. Mash the avocado in a small bowl with the tomato, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt, pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. Combine the pico de gallo ingredients; set aside.
  4. Heat a grill over high heat. Clean grates and spray with oil. Cook the steaks over high heat 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until the steak is cooked to your liking. Set aside on a cutting board to rest 5 minutes before slicing. Slice into thin strips.
  5. To serve, fill each lettuce cups with 1 1/2 tbsp guacamole and top with steak and pico de gallo.
Published in Main Meals
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 15:42

Peanut Butter and Chia Pudding

This recipe by the Minimalist Baker, is simple, requiring just 7 basic ingredients and 30 minutes prep time (plus chilling). The magic happens in the fridge where it gels up and turns into a pudding-like consistency.

Published in Desserts

These Chocolate Cookies are the perfect alternative to your favorite nutty treat with a chocolate twist. The combination of antioxidant-rich raw cacao with creamy cashew butter is a great satisfying treat. The high protein and healthy fat content found in these cookies will even keep you full, so you won’t find yourself emptying the cookie jar anytime soon.

Published in Desserts
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 07:11

Healthy Nutella

This smooth and dreamy Healthy indulgence is my newest obsession! Soon to be your newest obsession.

Super-rich and creamy, this homemade Nutella rivals the decadence of that famous spread you find at grocery stores.This version is much lower in sugar (or it can even be sugar free!), is suitable for vegans or those with dairy allergies, and it’s high in Vitamin E, B vitamins, and healthy fats!

My homemade healthy Nutella version also has just half the calories of store-bought Nutella, and the surprise ingredient: black beans, which are loaded with protein and good for you fibre

Published in Desserts
Friday, 08 April 2016 14:00

Chocolate Chia Pudding

This Chocolate Chia Pudding has only six ingredients –chia seeds, cacao powder, coconut milk, vanilla stevia, water, and salt.  Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients.

This recipe uses stevia rather than maple syrup or honey to cut down on sugar. If you are not a fan of stevia feel free to use maple syrup or honey instead. And for cool, nostalgic look to the dinner table, scoop your pudding in tiny mason jars. Their small size, also pack well in lunches. 

Published in Desserts
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 08:28

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

A chocolate treat that makes all your dessert guilt slip away!

Full of antioxidants, cocoa fights inflammation, helping ward disease.  Cocoa also helps improve your memory and improve brain health by increasing blood flow, while supporting cardiovascular health.. Avocado is loaded with heart-healthy good fats and contains more potassium than bananas. You can’t taste the avocado, it just adds a really nice creaminess. Dessert without the guilt.

Published in Desserts
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