Posts tagged ‘eat clean’

January 11, 2013

Try some of these Kale Chip Recipes!

Great technique and it’s easy!

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October 7, 2012

Cocoa Banana Breakfast Quinoa

Deliciously chocolatey and banana flavored. And it’s great for you.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

1 banana, diced

1/4 uncooked quinoa

1 cup almond milk, unsweetened

Agave

Cinnamon

Directions

Cook quinoa in almond milk. Add water if the texture becomes too thick. Take half of the banana and mash it with the hot quinoa. Lower heat. Add cinnamon and cocoa. Add agave to taste. Serve garnished with banana slices!

Cheers!

October 4, 2012

Banana Pineapple Smoothie

Ingredients

1/2 banana

3 pineapple rings from a can, freeze the rest

1 cup soymilk, unsweetened

1 tablespoon cocoa

1/4 cup plain greek yogurt

Directions
Blend and enjoy!

October 4, 2012

Basil Spinach Kale Strawberry Smoothie

Ingredients

1/2 cup chopped strawberries

1/2 banana (freeze the other half)

1 cup greek yogurt, strawberry or plain

Agave, if you need extra sweetness

1/2 cup soy milk, unsweetened

1/2 cup chopped fresh baby spinach

1/2 cup kale, cleaned, stems removed and chopped

Basil

Directions

Blend and enjoy! Add more soymilk if there is trouble blending.

 

September 24, 2012

Peanut Butter Honey Oatmeal

Easy, fast, and keeps you full for hours! Who doesn’t want that out of their brekky?

Ingredients

1 tablespoon natural peanut butter (I love Bettr’n)

1 packet instant oatmeal, plain

2 tablespoons soy or nut milk, unsweetened

1 tablespoon chia seeds

Honey if desired

Directions

Prepare oatmeal according to package directions. Stir in milk and peanut butter and honey. Top with chia seeds. Serve immediately.

Cheers! Happy Monday!

September 20, 2012

Squash Lasagna

Veggies and cheese are the best combination. It’s a no carb version of an awesome dish. Let me know how you guys like it if you try it!

Ingredients

2 yellow squash, sliced and steamed

2 zucchini, sliced and steamed

1/4 cup cottage cheese

1 teaspoon garlic

1 cup marinara sauce or your favorite red sauce

Pepper

2 cups spinach or kale

1/4 cup greek plain nonfat yogurt

1/3 cup part skim mozzarella

3 tomato slices, if desired

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray a baking dish with Pam. An easy way to not soak your dish in Pam is to spray it on a paper towel and cover the glass pan that way. Layer the sliced steamed squash and zucchini in a layer. Doctor your marinara or red sauce with pepper and garlic. Add the plain greek yogurt. Pour the red sauce on top of the squash and zucchini layer. Add a thin layer of cottage cheese and the spinach or kale. Add another layer of the squash and zucchini. Repeat. On the top layer add the mozzarella on top for a brown crust. Add tomato slices on top for garnish if desired.

Serve with a whole wheat baguette since you are saving carbs by not using the pasta for the lasagna. Or serve with a crisp mesclun salad with fresh cucumber and a rice vinegar dressing with tomatoes.

Cheers!

 

XX

Reth

 

September 20, 2012

Kale Tofu Patties

Green, soft, and delicious.

Ingredients

1/2 block firm tofu

2 cups kale, chopped and rinsed

1 teaspoon minced garlic in water

Pepper

1 egg, plus 2 teaspoons water, lightly whisked

2 artichokes, minced

2 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs or whole wheat bread crumbs

1/4 cup parmesan, grated

1 teaspoon olive oil

Nonstick Pam

 

Directions

Chop the firm tofu finely and add to kale. Add the pepper and the artichokes, the breadcrumbs and the egg, all mixing well as you go. Add parmesan. Add olive oil and work the mixture until it is all finely mixed. In a nonstick pan, spray with Pam, and shape mixture into patties.Fry one minute on each side until egg cooks through and keeps patty together. This may take some practice, but it is a great recipe to know because you can adapt it into so many different ways.

August 14, 2012

Avocado Chicken Salad in Red Bell Pepper Cups

Hey everyone! Another low carb dinner or lunch option! Hope you enjoy!

I love how luscious avocado makes a dish. The richness of the avocado adds the best flavor.

Ingredients

Makes 4 red bell pepper cups

2 red bell peppers

2 chicken breasts, steamed

1 avocado

1 lime

1 lemon

1/2 cup tomatoes, diced

1/8 cup diced red onion

 

Directions

Shred the chicken with two forks and set aside. Mash the avocado with the juice of the lime and lemon. Add tomatoes and red onion and combine with the shredded chicken. Wash and halve the red bell peppers, remove the seeds and the stems. Spoon the avocado chicken mixture into the red bell pepper cups.

Enjoy!

Let me know what you think when you try it!

Healthy dishes,

Reth

August 12, 2012

The Pineapple Paradise Smoothie

I am on a smoothie kick my friends and this is my favorite after workout smoothie! I love the flavor of peanut butter and pineapple together! This smoothie is sweet so it satisfies those dessert cravings too! I cut out a lot of sugar in my life ever since I became serious about eating healthy. When I was in college, there was not easy access to a blender and I didn’t always have time to run back to my dorm after a gym session to repair my muscles properly. Oh beautiful muscles I am so sorry for what I have done these last four years. Anyway, those days are over and I read more and more about nutrition everyday. In a short amount of time, I have changed my eating habits and my body feels so much better. My skin looks better and I am getting much more sleep. The college lifestyle of friends and Wawa did not do me any favors. These changes take time and it wasn’t easy but I did not know how delicious nutritious foods can be. And how easy they are to access. This one promotes muscle growth because pineapple is a great after workout food, you should drink it within an hour of working out!

Here you are my friends!

Ingredients

1/2 cup almond milk (I love Almond Breeze! Vanilla soy milk or regular soymilk is fine too!)

3 pineapple rings

1/2 banana

1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 cup greek nonfat plain yogurt or honey vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt

1 generous tablespoon natural peanut butter

2 ice cubes

Directions

Blend all together and enjoy! It should be frothy and fabulous!

This is also great frozen in popsicle molds!

xx,

Reth

Let me know what you guys think!

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August 12, 2012

Green Paradise Smoothie

I love green smoothies and so should you! You can barely taste any greens that you throw in and it is a great way to get your servings of fruits and veggies everyday! I have grown addicted to making new combinations and I try to try something new every morning. Smoothies are all blended so it is easier on your stomach to digest! I try ot start my morning with a green smoothie everyday. This one is one of my favorite combinations and I keep coming back to it so I wanted to share it with all of you!

Ingredients

1 cup spinach

2 pineapple rings (I love Dole or Libby’s)

3 tablespoons almond milk

1/2 cup honey vanilla greek yogurt

1/2 banana

1 teaspoon chia seeds

1/2 cup berries (I used blueberries for their high antioxidant levels!)

Directions

Blend all ingredients together in a blender and add a couple tablespoons of filtered water if it does not lend smoothly!

Healthy wishes and dishes loves!

Reth

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