Posts tagged ‘almonds’

August 7, 2013

Heart Healthy Foods

July 11, 2013

Travel Snacks

I am sure a lot of you are going on trips for the summer and looking for a good travel snack that prevents you from eating the junk on planes! Here is my go to list of things to pack that hold up incredibly and don’t need any refrigeration but give you the most bang for your buck! This is directed mostly towards my US readers because I am not sure of the international laws when it comes to international flights!

Short Flights and within the US (less than 3 hours). The ones with asterisks are good for long flights as well.

Reduced fat cheeses, string and Babybel

Fruit, bananas, apples, oranges

Dried kale chips, dehydrated is the best*

Sweet potato chips

Beet chips

Hummus, less than 3 oz



Dried figs*

Celery Sticks

Small containers of peanut butter/any nut butter*



Flax crackers, brown rice crackers*

Pita rounds/bread*

July 9, 2013

Berry Salad with Red Quinoa and Raw Honey

This Berry Salad has the power punch of quinoa to keep you feeling fuller, longer. I love this in the morning as well, since you can serve the quinoa warm and add the berries for a delicious sweet punch on top.


Serves 1

1/4 cup uncooked quinoa

1 cup unsweetened almond milk or rice milk

Pink Himalayan salt, about 1/2 teaspoon

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup assorted berries, I used raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries

1/2 tablespoon raw honey


In a saucepan on medium heat, simmer almond/rice milk. Add rinsed and dried uncooked red quinoa to milk and cook until quinoa is tender, about 12 minutes on medium heat. Keep an eye on it so that it does not spill over. Add cinnamon and salt and mix well. Drain remaining milk after quinoa has cooked. Chill quinoa if you would like a cold salad. Top with raw honey and berries.



April 9, 2013

Green Raspberry Almond Blast

Presoaked almonds make this one an easy to digest breeze, so give it a try!


1/2 cup almonds, presoaked, overnight

1 cup baby spinach leaves

1 cup soy milk

2 tablespoons green tea

1 cup frozen raspberries or fresh

1 teaspoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon almond butter or coconut water


Blend and love.



March 27, 2013

The Black Swan

This one is inspired by a cocktail, but hey this is the most antioxidant filled juice I have come up with in a while. There’s a smoothie version to for all of you guys that like smoothies over juices or for those who don’t have a juicer!


2 cups fresh blackberries

1 wedge or 2 wedges lemon, depending on how much you love lemon

1 beet, skin removed, washed 

1 apple


JUICE ME. Best when you drink this as soon as possible after it’s made but put in a mason jar filled to the top if you want to keep it for a day. I would drink this within 24 hours.


1 1/2 cups coconut water

3 tablespoons almond milk, unsweetened

5 almonds

1 cup frozen blackberries

1 tablespoon coconut oil. melted

1/2 cup pineapple chunks


Blend me.



March 21, 2013

Black Quinoa Trail Mix with Dark Chocolate Chunks

Awesome work/school/outdoors snack, and it’s a party in your mouth. And as you can see from this awesome list, there are some nutritional superstars in this vegan mix. Not to mention it keeps fresh for a pretty long time in an airtight container!


2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut

1/4 black/red/regular quinoa, uncooked and unwashed

1 teaspoon agave

3 tablespoons sliced almonds, or whole raw almonds

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 dark chocolate bar, roughly chopped

1/4 cup steel cut oats

2 teaspoons sunflower seeds, unsalted

The smallest pinch of pink himalyan sea salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

Dried unsweetened cranberries (optional, add at the end of baking if using)

1/8 cup chopped dried figs (optional, add at the end of baking if using)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix everything in a mixing bowl except the dark chocolate pieces. Toast dry quinoa, coconut, chia seeds, oats, and sunflower seed mixture on a baking pan sprayed with PAM or another nonstick cooking spray. This should only take about 12 minutes, keep an eye on this as it can burn easily depending on your oven! Cook completely and add dark chocolate pieces to mixture. Keeps well in a ziplock bag or airtight container for two weeks.




March 5, 2013

Sensitive or allergic to gluten? Great snack for everyone!

March 1, 2013

3 Ingredient Energy Bars from the Kitchn

December 13, 2012

Apple Fig Spinach Salad

A refreshing salad that I like taking to work! Sweet and savory! Needless to say, it is hard to get sick of.


2/3 apple, cored and sliced thinly

2 dried figs, sliced

1 cup spinach

Goat cheese, 1 oz

2 tablespoons sliced almonds

Balsamic vinegar, to taste


Assemble all ingredients together, and add the dressing last!