Posts tagged ‘snacks’

September 17, 2013

How to Make Hummus – Cheat Sheet

July 24, 2013

Mango Green Smoothie

Will keep you full for hours, and is a great recovery smoothie because it has potassium from the banana. Feel free to add some greek yogurt for more protein or if you are not worried about keeping it vegan!


1 cup frozen mango chunks

1 banana, sliced

2 cups baby spinach leaves or 1 cup frozen

1/2 cup chia gel (chia seeds soaked in water or coconut water for a couple hours in a glass jar, lasts for a week and adds awesome protein to your smoothies)

1 tsp cinnamon


Blend and love!



May 16, 2013

Kale Chips with Truffle Oil

Truffle oil is a drizzling oil, so even though it is cut with olive oil which has some unhealthy monosaturated fats, you don’t eat much of it. Truffles are gold, and I love truffle on dishes, even though it can add up and be ridiculously expensive. This was a bottle I found on sale and I am just splashing it on everything. These are your basic kale chip recipe in paper and with a smidgen of truffle oil on top.


1 bunch kale, ripped from tough stems, washed and dried thoroughly

1 tablespoon olive oil, high quality if you can manage it or any brand will do

1 sheet parchment paper

Cooking twine/white string

1 teaspoon truffle oil, or more if desired

Pepper and salt to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Massage washed kale with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Place in parchment paper and tie with string. Place in oven and bake for 45-50 minutes or less, depending on your oven. Top with some truffle oil, fresh out of the oven, and you have the perfect crispy appetizer.



March 6, 2013

Great rule to follow. Snacking rocks.

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February 28, 2013

Black Honey Quinoa Granola Clusters

I need to work on a shorter title. This post is inspired from Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth’s quinoa granola recipe! I love her posts so if you guys have not checked her out yet, you really should! She has great recipes and I think that what she is doing is absolutely amazing. She is honest about her struggle with living healthy and has found such great ways to cook. I have never used a weight loss program like Nutrisystem or premade meals, but I have always had a passion for cooking. After reading her posts, I have checked out the same documentaries and read up on the food I put into my body. She has taught me so much about juicing, vegan recipes, and how to make sweet vegan treats! It is actually because of her and after I read about Joe Cross that I made the investment into buying a juicer and experimenting with juice recipes! Hands down one of the best decisions I have made in my drinking life. I cannot wait to read what the future holds for her! She’s gotten the attention of Chobani, Dole, Joe Cross, and a bunch of other fitness and health bloggers with her beautiful photography and sincere attitude towards helping people! She wrote this awesome granola recipe and I adapted it to my tastes, so here is the completed recipe that I stash in my office drawer for a quick pick me up snack.


Serves 4

1/2 cup uncooked black quinoa, unwashed (you can use regular and you can also do red)

1 tablespoon chia seeds

2 tablespoons sliced almonds

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons honey or agave

1/8 cup golden raisins or dried fruit of your choice


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking pan with nonstick spray (I used Baking PAM). Mix all ingredients except the golden raisins or dried fruit and the almonds, and set aside. You will add the almonds and the dried fruit when the quinoa clusters have cooled down. Spread the quinoa mixture evenly onto the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until the granola is golden brown and amazing. This may vary depending on your oven so keep an eye on it! When the mixture has cooled, you can break it into little chunks and add the dried fruit and almonds for a delicious snack or satisfying breakfast with some nice greek yogurt and some fruit!



Good additions would also be some walnuts or macadamia nuts if you are not a fan of almonds.



February 11, 2013

Zucchini Ideas

January 11, 2013

Try some of these Kale Chip Recipes!

Great technique and it’s easy!

January 10, 2013

Chia Cinnamon Greek Yogurt

If you are going to eat nonfat Greek yogurt and really get the most out of it, you should buy the plain containers and then add your own mix ins and toppings to it. This is one of my favorite combinations!


1 container nonfat Greek yogurt, I like FAGE

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon honey


Mix well and enjoy! Add dried figs and sliced almonds if you are really feeling saucy today.



December 25, 2012

Kale Chips

There are tons of recipes for kale chips out there, and most of them are pretty much the same. My standard go to kale chip is the olive oil sea salt and peppered kind but I do want to experiment. Here is a starter recipe.


5 heavily leafed kale bunches

2 tablespoons olive oil




Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Wash and dry kale. Cut up kale bunches and remove the heavy stems. Cut up the kale into bite sized pieces. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and place on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray or butter spread with flaxseed oil. Toast kale chips for about six to seven minutes. Keep an eye on these as they can burn quite easily!




December 20, 2012

Low Carb Avocado Portobello Melt

Continuing with the avocado trend my friends. Sorry for my December absence, so much has been happening and I haven’t really made a good routine for myself yet. When things slow down, there will be more steady posts coming your way! This is a really flavorful recipe that is great if you are not feeling carbs lately! We have all had those days or phases. Or at least most of the health driven. I love a good crusty bread now and again but I don’t make it a regular thing.


1 portobello mushroom, sauteed with one teaspoon of the oil of your choice

1/2 avocado, mashed with lemon juice, salt and pepper

Diced tomatoes, if desired



Spread portobello mushroom with the avocado and top with the diced tomatoes if desired!