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Healthy Banana, Oaty Chocolate Chip cookies 🍪

REALLY SIMPLE RECIPE
(Makes 6)
Only 70 calories per cookie, all natural sugar, suitable for vegetarians and vegans

Ingredients:
½ cup of oats (50g)
¼ cup of chocolate chips (25g)
½ of a banana
1tbsp honey (optional)

Method:
1) Mash banana into oats (+add honey, if you wish)
2) Add chocolate chips
3) Scoop mixture into 6 even servings and flatten onto baking tray using spoon
4) Bake at gas mark 6 for 20 minutes
5) Allow cookies to cool slightly before serving :)

Quick and Easy! (I’ll be using this one at Uni)

Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes

INGREDIENTS

2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup soy yogurt (plain or vanilla)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ginger
1 cup finely grated carrots
¼ cup chopped walnuts
¼ cup raisins

For icing:
¼ cup Earth Balance margarine, softened
¼ cup vegan cream cheese, softened
1 ¼ cups confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line muffin tin with paper liners or lightly coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together sugar, vegetable oil, yogurt, and vanilla. Sift the dry ingredients together, then add to the wet ingredients, mixing until smooth. Fold in carrots, walnuts, and raisins.
  3. Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 26 to 28 minutes.
  4. While the cupcakes are baking, beat margarine and cream cheese together with an electric mixer until just combined.
  5. Continue to beat while adding the confectioners sugar in small batches. Mix until smooth and creamy, then beat in the vanilla.
  6. Once cupcakes are completely cooled, pipe or spread on cream cheese frosting, and garnish with chopped walnuts.

Makes 12 cupcakes.

External image

http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Vegan-Carrot-Cake-Cupcake-Recipe-28857520

anonymous asked:

Can you give advice on loosing weight? Ive been struggling with my weight for a long time now, and i just want to do soemthing about it but not sure where to start

I know it’s boring but drink lots of water, try to be healthier in your food choices, pick up a sport of fitness routine that you actually enjoy.
I hula hoop in front of the telly and I got a cheap exercise bike. WALK EVERYWHERE! I try to allocate a little more time to get to places and walk instead of getting the train. Download a podcast, listen to music or daydream the shit out of your fav book characters, just something to distract yourself!
Have a look on Pinterest for some healthier recipe ideas, substitutes for sweet treats. I’m going to try making banana, Greek yoghurt, peanut butter and dark choc chip ice cream (??)
AND BE KIND TO YOURSELF!

Easy Healthy Pita Bread Pizzas

The other day Garrick and I were craving pizza but we didn’t want to ruin how good we had been eating for the day so we decided to make our own healthy version. 

I found this pita bread and I thought it would work perfect to make the pizzas.

You will need:

  • Pita bread
  • any low sugar pizza sauce
  • spinach
  • turkey pepperoni 
  • mozzarella cheese I do part skim
  • and a dash of parsley 

Preheat your oven to 350 and I like to cover my baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spray your pan with coconut oil and place the pita bread on your sheet. 

Next I put a tablespoon of sauce one each pita and then chopped up some spinach really fine, this is optional I just choose to to add some veggies when I want more of a classic pizza. 

Add the cheese, pepperoni, and parsley and bake for 7-10 minutes depending on how you want the crust to be. 

These pizzas were delicious. You could also use these as a healthy alternative for your kids lunches. You could make them a healthy pizza “lunchable”. Just put all the ingredients in separate containers and they could put them together just like lunchables but this option would be so much healthier and cheaper!

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm a big fan of eating healthy but I really don't know what to cook anymore. Can u give me some lunch ideas ? Or some links where i can find recipes

i personally am not great at trying new recipes because i am not a very skilled cook :/ i usually eat something basic for lunch like soup with some toast, a sandwich, rice with veggies & tofu, a bagel with avocado, or a tofu scramble. but there are lots of wonderful vegan blogs out there with more exciting and healthier recipes than i usually make! check out elephantsarevegan, garden-of-vegan, and just google “healthy vegan meal ideas” and i’m sure thousands of results will come up! good luck :)

DIY Beard Oil Recipe

 The carrier and essential oils in this blend will help beards grow thicker & faster, soften & nourish the skin, and create a woodsy fresh aroma for them to inhale everywhere they go! It’s like a walk through the forest! The blend of oils create a relaxing fragrance that will reduce stress and anxiety all day. 

Ingredients: 

  • ½ Castor Oil 
  • ½ Argan Oil 
  • 20 drops Frankincense EO 
  • 20 drops Cedarwood EO

Tips and Suggestions: Be sure to tell your man friends to shake the bottle before every use. Feel free to switch up the essentials oils if the individual you are making it for prefers a less-earthy aroma. The measurements for this recipe are for a 2oz bottle. This recipe is also great for woman to use on their hair to help maintain a healthier look.

anonymous asked:

Hey so I'm like, a super duper picky eater. And I hate it. And I want to start eating healthier, but all the recipes I can find all have stuff I completely despise like avocado, or tomatoes, or shrimp, etc. So uh...help?

Make a big ‘ol list of the things you DO like - Any veggies, fruits, grains, soups, meats, etc. 
Make a list of the things you’re meh about but could eat if its mixed with things u like. 

Make a list of things you CRAZY CANT STAND FUCK THAT NONSENSE. 

Keep expanding the list in the days to come when u think of more things you like/dislike. 

http://www.supercook.com/#/recipes

^ Have fun with this tool. 

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Banana Oatmeal Cookies (vegan)

I made these little numbers tonight and they tasted like delicious treat, but kept me from going for the more unhealthy things. Here’s the quick recipe so you can make them for yourself!

Recipe (8 servings)

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

¼ tsp. sea salt

2 ripe medium bananas, mashed

¼ cup raisins

¼ cup chopped raw walnuts.

1. preheat oven to 350 F

2. Lightly coat baking sheet with spray and set aside

3. Combine oats, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl; mix well.

4. Add bananas, raisins, and walnuts; mix well.

5. Drop by heaping Tbsp. onto the baking sheet; flatten cookies with a spatula.

6. Bake for 14-15 minutes or until firm.

And VOLA! Enjoy! It makes 8 servings, 2 cookies per serving. I’ve calculated that each serving is about 113 cals (56 per cookie) :)

searching-for-our-freedom  asked:

*You take your time to look through the items and decide to buy the potion. Maybe Alphys would be interested in this? ~Frisk

* woas!!!
* no 1s evr bought dat b4!!!!!

{* Temmie turns, reaching up to retrieve the Thesis Potion. The glowing bottle gives off a sweet aroma, and the scent alone is enough to make anyone feel healthier.}

* tem get recip fr this from cat lady!!!!!
* v v health
* an onli 5 golds!!!!

anonymous asked:

How did you get Down to 135??? Can you post more workout and food things????

I have no idea when I got this question so sorry anon lol.

So my heaviest weight was at 160 lbs during my senior year of high school. I started lifting my brother’s weights in the garage after school and although I certainly felt a difference, my weight didn’t change much. It wasn’t until I moved out after high school that I started to lose more weight. I was able to control my diet better, more than just eating whatever my mom made for dinner. I started to eat more plant-based meals (big bowls of veggies and about 4-5 oz. of meat) rather than the southern cooking and Mexican food that my mom would always make. I’m not saying to completely cut your favorite food out forever, just find healthier alternatives/recipes for the things you love!

Fast forward to 3 years after high school, where I’m at now. I weigh 135 lbs and am 5'5". I typically run 2 miles 2 times a week, lift moderately heavy weights about 3 times a week, and track (most of) my meals in the fitbit app. Oh yeah, having a fitbit rocks! Totally encourage everyone to get some sort of step tracking device/app.

This information really isn’t much different from other people who have lost weight. I started eating more fruits and veggies, drinking more water while cutting out soda, and became active. It’s all about finding balance and doing things that you love! I wouldn’t lift weights if I didn’t enjoy it. Make goals for yourself, whether it’s to track more of your meals, reach a daily step goal, lift heavier, etc. And don’t forget to have fun along the way.

Healthy Chicken Haleem

South Asian food often gets a bad rep as being greasy and unhealthy but I think that’s complete nonsense. The first suggestion most diet gurus make is to increase flavour in food to not miss the fat that is cut out. Flavour is what South Asian food is all about. It already has all the flavours, so the fat is completely in your control. When people think haleem they think, ghee, creamy porridge and tonnes of shredded red meat…mmm. Once in a while if one were to indulge in ghee dripping haleem, that’s completely fine, but if done routinely like eating it every day in Ramadan, we’ve got a problem on our hands. There are several cultures that eat haleem regularly for iftar (the meal eaten at sunset to break fast). Ghee everyday can add up quick! This is why healthier recipes of comfort foods are always great to have on hand, guilt free indulgence as often as you like! So here is one such recipe, zero compromise on flavour but drastically reduced fat. Try it out and thank me later :D. Happy eating!

Ingredients: (Yields 4 - 6 servings)
2 pieces chicken thigh and leg (no skin, bone in, fat trimmed)*
2 tbsp yoghurt
Salt, as needed
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp oil (any oil works, I prefer sesame)
2 medium onions, sliced
1 tbsp garlic paste
½ tbsp ginger paste
½ cup chopped coriander
¼ cup chopped mint
4-7 green chillies  (as needed)
½ tsp rose essence
A pinch of saffron strands
9 cups water

Haleem Powder:**
1 tbsp channa dhaal
1 tbsp masoor dhaal
1 tbsp Toor dhal
1 tbsp barley
2 tbsp oats
2 tbsp urid dhaal
¼ cup broken wheat (cracked wheat)
1 tsp cumin seeds,
1 tsp black cumin seeds
½ tsp peppercorns,
½ tsp coriander seeds
3 elaichi
1 inch piece cinnamon stick
4-5 cloves
1 tsp sesame seeds
3-4 whole almond (optional)

Toppings:
Chopped coriander
Oven dried onions (recipe below)
Chopped green chillies
Julienned ginger
Toasted almond slivers***
Lemon wedges

Place all the ingredients listed under haleem powder in a mixer and grind till it is a coarse powder (should have the consistency of corn meal) and set aside

In a large bowl marinate the chicken with yoghurt, salt and chilli powder and set aside

In a pressure cooker**** over medium heat add the oil and let it warm up

Once the oil is warm add the onion and mix intermittently and let it cook till it is golden brown (around 15 minutes)

Once the onions are golden add the ginger paste and garlic paste and cook for about a minute. (I highly recommend using fresh ginger and garlic and quickly blending it in a mixer or with a mortar and pestle)

Add the chicken along with all the yoghurt and mix well and let it cook for about three minutes

Add 5 cups of water, coriander, mint, green chillies, rose essence and saffron strands and mix well

Once the mixture is warm, add the haleem powder that you had set aside and stir vigorously to avoid clumps

Bring the mixture to a boil, now increase the temperature to medium high and lock the pressure cooker lid in place trapping all the steam in

Cook at this temperature for about five to seven minutes and then reduce the heat to medium low and continue to cook for 30 minutes

After 30 minutes, turn the heat off and leave the pressure cooker for about 20 minutes for it to depressurize naturally

When depressurized, remove the lid and stir the mixture vigorously. The chicken should disintegrate as you stir.

Remove the chicken bones out and using a potato masher, mash the chicken into the mixture.

Add 3 more cups of water, mix well and on medium low heat let it simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes until it has a wonderful porridge consistency

Ladle out some haleem into a bowl and top with the dehydrated onions, chillies, ginger and coriander.

Squeeze a bit of lemon on top and the haleem is now officially ready to be eaten :)

Notes:

*If you decide to use boneless chicken, make sure to replace 2 cups of the water with chicken stock to simulate the flavour the bones impart into the haleem

**If you want to change and experiment with the lentils you put in, please do, it will be super fun and this recipe is so forgiving you probably wont make it terrible

***toasted almond slivers add more crunch and are a great alternative to cashews which haleem is usually topped with

****You can make the entire thing in a pot instead of a pressure cooker but you will probably have to cook it over medium heat mixing intermittently for about 2 to 2.5 hours.

Oven dried onion recipe:

Ingredients:
2 medium onions sliced
½ tsp salt (optional)
1 tbsp oil

Preheat the oven to 150 F

Add the onion and oil (and salt if using) toss and then place on a wire rack on a cookie sheet or parchment lined cookie tray

Leave in the oven for about 4 to 4.5 hours and voila crispy goodness

anonymous asked:

Hello~ Can you give me tips on how to lose weight? I'm not really fat but more chubby but it's so hard to lose weight because of stress. I keep buying snacks. I do drink a lot of water but if I drink tea, i'd also tend to put a lot of sugar in it. I dislike the sweets a lot

I’m totally not a professional, but from my experiences, I’ve cut out junk food, often reaching out for some healthier snack options like fruit instead! Recently, I’ve been trying out healthier recipes from youtube for my meals too and exercising every now and then (gotta make sure I still fit in my prom dress you know LOL)! As for drinks, I never drink soda and I tend to just drink a lot of water, because I know that I might end up adding too much sugar to my tea or coffee if I drink that too often. Oh and I’ve been making a lot of smoothies as my breakfast or lunch too! I’m not really too focused on losing weight, but just trying to live a healthier lifestyle! Hope this helps xx

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So some of you fuckbuckets are probably scrolling through this blog, and you come across this post are you’re either like,

“the fuck is all this trash doing here? Where the fuck’s all the anime food?”

or

“omg the mod took another selfie”

Well I’m here to clear some shit up and reveal some fuckin magic to all of you.

First off, while these look really similar to my selfies, they are not my selfies, they are actually just really shitty pictures of what my kitchen looks like right now.

Second off, I tried cooking shit today and I can say with a whole lot of certainty that I totally fucking failed. And the reason I’m telling you losers all of this is because I want to let you all know that It is okay to fail.

It’s okay if you try and make a recipe healthier by replacing veggie shortening with butter, but ending up with a weird, flaky goofest instead of tortilla dough.

It’s okay if you try and make frosting and it comes out all grainy and weird, despite you following all the directions.

It’s okay if you’ve tried to get your bread to rise, but each time you make a batch the yeast just never decides to do it’s fucking job.

It’s okay to fail. It happens to everyone at some point. And this picture is supposed to prove that even though some of y'all think I’m this Top Chef coolkid, I can also fail. Like, hardcore fail. Like attempt to make the dough 4 times in 4 different ways and still fail. 

So next time you decide to make one of the recipes on this blog, or any sort of recipe really, and you try it the first time and some shit goes wrong, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don’t stop trying.

Because let me tell you, it may take a few tries, maybe 4 bags of flour and infinite sticks of butter, but you will get it right. And when you finally, after countless attempts, take that first delicious fucking bite of whatever the fuck you decided to make.

Holy shit. It’s the best feeling in the world. 

© Matthew Hranek

Healthy Monday: For this healthier, grilled version of fish tacos, chef Kerry Simon enriches the guacamole with low-fat sour cream and adds lots of flavor with sliced jalapeños, red onion and cilantro. The crispy, tangy slaw is made by simply tossing cabbage with an instant lime vinaigrette.

Recipe: Fish Tacos with Creamy Lime Guacamole and Cabbage Slaw

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CLICK HERE FOR THE EXOFITNESS BLOG!

Note: The making of ice cream base will be the same as the last time, the only differences are the toppings and flavors. If you already know how to make the base, skip to the flavoring section. If not, read on!

Update: You can skip putting sweetened condensed milk and just put 3-4 tbsp of sugar for a slightly less sweet taste!

Click “Read More” below to read the recipe! Good luck and have fun!

★ HOW TO MAKE ICE CREAM BASE WITH STORE BOUGHT INGREDIENTS ★

Ice cream base ingredients:

✔ 2 cups (16oz / 450 ml) heavy whipping cream

Note: DO NOT BUY COOLWHIP, REDDIWHIP or any other premade whipped cream. The technique in this recipe is to make FRESH whipped cream from heavy whipping cream.

What I found in the grocery store:

✔ 14 oz (1 can / 400ml) sweetened condensed milk

What I found in my grocery store:

 

How to make ingredients of the ice cream base at home (cost-effective):

Want to make these ingredients at home instead of buying them at a store? No problem! What if you can’t eat dairy? Don’t you worry! We have alternatives for you! Click on the recipe videos below!

▶ How to make sweetened condensed milk at home

▶ How to make sweetened condensed milk with almond milk (dairy-free, with nuts)

▶ How to make sweetened condensed milk with coconut milk (dairy free, nutfree)

How to make vegan whipped cream using coconut milk (dairy free)

Another heavy whipped cream alternative: egg whites (beat until you have stiff peaks - look at procedure below)

Utensils needed to make ice cream base:

  • Stainless steel or glass mixing bowl (do not use plastic)
  • Balloon whisk or a fork (for people like me who don’t have a fancy appliance like a stand mixer or a handheld mixer or beater)

Ice cream base procedure:

  1. Have all your ingredients (sweetened condensed milk and heavy whipping cream) and utensils (whisk/fork/etc and bowl) COLD. Put them in the fridge before starting the recipe! It will make everything easier and faster to whip up stuff.
  2. Once everything is cold, take them all out.
  3. Put your heavy whipping cream in the mixing bowl. With your fork or balloon whisk, mix your cream until it becomes dense and fluffy. You’re putting in air in the cream! PLUS, you’re getting your arm exercise LOL. If you have a stand mixer or handheld mixer, feel free to use that~ But the whisk or fork should do the trick. I mean, look at this video. The girl is whipping cream with a fork while watching TV and she made it into butter. YOU DO NOT NEED EXPENSIVE STUFF FOR THIS! YOU JUST NEED HARD WORK AND PATIENCE! But please do not turn your cream into butter…this is not the goal here.
  4. While you’re mixing, look for soft peaks….what are soft peaks? It’s when you lift your whisk or fork and the cream falls over (but it’s fluffy and soft..does that make sense?) Here is a picture of a soft peak cream:

  5. When you’re at the soft peak stage, then put in your condensed milk. Then, mix a little more to get to the stiff peaks. NOW WHAT ARE STIFF PEAKS? It’s when the cream clings onto the fork or whisk, just like so: 

  6. Important note: DO NOT OVER WHIP your heavy cream…or it will turn to butter! Once it forms stiff peaks, stop mixing. 
  7. You’re done with your ice cream base! How easy was that? Taste it! ~

Estimated time for mixing with a stand mixer or handheld mixer: 5-7 minutes

Estimated time for mixing with a whisk: 7-10 minutes

Estimated time for mixing with a fork: 10 - 15 minutes.

Be patient with making your whipped cream! If you want, put on some EXO songs like Growl and Overdose and just jam to them while mixing your heavy cream. It’s a great workout!

★ HOW TO PUT TOPPINGS AND FLAVORS WITH THE ICE CREAM BASE ★

Once you’re done with your base, it’s time to put stuff in it!

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate / dark chocolate
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk (almond, whole, or low-fat)
  • fudge to top the ice cream (buy from store or click here for home made version)

Procedure:

  1. Put your semisweet or dark chocolate in a metal bowl with a saucepan with boiling water under it. 
  2. Melt the chocolate. Set aside.
  3. In a sauce pan, put your one cup of milk and ¼ cup cocoa powder. Mix until the mixture boils. Set aside and chill in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Make your ice cream base. Then when the base has soft peaks, put in your melted chocolate and chilled cocoa mixture.
  5. Whisk your ice cream base until you get stiff peaks.
  6. Store your ice cream in an airtight container.
  7. Once ready to serve, top it with your store-bought fudge or the homemade fudge chocolate sauce.

Ingredients:

  • brownies! you can use the boxed ones but they are not that healthy….click the link here for a healthier recipe or search online for other alternatives that fit your best interests!

Procedure:

  1. Make your ice cream base as normal.
  2. Put in bite-sized pieces of your brownies once you get to stiff peaks. Mix.
  3. Store your ice cream in an airtight container.

Note: You can also make a chocolate version of this recipe! Just follow the “luhcious fudge choco” recipe and then add the brownies at stiff peaks.

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I hope you guys enjoy them! Take pictures so we can see your masterpieces too!

Next set of flavours:

  • Camprefire Suh-‘mores
  • Xiumint Chocolate Chip

-Alyssa