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My objective to making healthy recipes is to keep it easy, fast and tasty. I cook with whats available in my house. I make all my recipes cohesive to each other through out the week, so I don’t have to waste food or keep running back to the grocery store. For teens who want to learn how to make quick healthy recipes this site is for you. For college kids running low on equipment and money this site is for you. For moms trying to please their kids taste buds and keep it healthy this site is for you. For anyone wanting to lose weight and eat great this site is for you. I’m not a professional chef but I can whip up some healthy and delicious meals in 10 minutes! I like to take the sugar and fat out of recipes and make them taste just as great. Bring out those aprons, your inner chef and get to cooking!
Baked Chocolate Chip Banana Donuts: No Flour, Eggs, Butter, Salt, Oils, Dairy or Extra Added Sugar
Malt-O-Meal, All Dolled Up!
Light French Toast With: Fried Bananas, Dark Chocolate Chips & Chopped Pecans.
Greek Yogurt With: Almonds, Fruit, Chia, Flax
Sweet N Syrup Hard Boiled Eggs
Cinnamon Banana Breakfast Toast
Fiber One and Berry Cereal With Almond Milk
Healthy Banana Pumpkin Bread
Healthy Fresh Cranberry & Orange Bread
Cereal Bars To Go!
Cocoa Oat Breakfast Muffins
52 Calorie Honey Oatmeal Cranberry Breakfast Cookies
Strawberry Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (no eggs, flour, butter, oil, salt, milk, or sugar)
Egg White French Toast W/ Cinnamon Green Apple Slices
Berry French Toast Skewers!
Coconut Banana Granola Bars W/Chocolate Chips
Sweet Brown Sugared Grapefruit
Magic Muffin Mix : Blueberry, Poppy, Banana and Chocolate
Energy Mix: Dried Fruit, Raw Almonds n Grapes
Mini Toast With :Cream Cheese, Jam, Berries and Banana
Coconut Almond Greek Yogurt
· · Eggtastic in a Basket!
· · Banana Syrup Toast
· · Grilled Sunny Side Up Eggs!
· · Whole Grain Blueberry Biscotti
· · Blackberry Jelly Walnut Toast With Honey Cinnamon Bananas
I think I have this disorder thing where I can’t go a day without eating chocolate. It’s real. And it can’t be treated. There is no cure besides chocolate.
Luckily, at some point in my life, I turned into a snob who only eats dark chocolate. Sixty percent cacao MINIMUM. You know how it is. At least dark chocolate can pass as healthy on some levels – when consumed in moderation. So at least there’s that.
Thank the Internet and the universe and all things good in my life that I found this super simple recipe over at Undressed Skeleton for two-ingredient Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Energy Bites. Major shout out to this girl for putting two and two together like my simple mind probably would’ve never thought of. I think the French eat these. Shout out to France too because these things are glorious.
Melting and stirring the chocolate takes about 60-90 seconds. Placing the chocolate on the wax paper requires a minimal bit of finesse, but still takes less than 5 minutes. I spent a ridiculous amount of time arranging perfect bites of trail mix onto each melty chocolate drop, but a regular person who isn’t me could do it in seconds. They chill in less than 30 minutes. All I’m trying to say is that these delicious little chocolate fixes take less than 10 active minutes to put together. And they come right off the wax paper.
But, I for real had a tough time getting 8 droplets out of the amount of chocolate I melted. I did it, but it was a stretch. I’d suggest maybe using more than 3 tablespoons of chocolate – but that affects the calories and WW points. It’s whatever.
Also, I only made of 8 of these things to keep myself from gobbling down an entire batch in one sitting. I’d suggest making more while you have the ingredients out. They keep really well in the fridge.
That’s all I have to say. I think I plan to have these on hand at all times: weekdays, weekends, parties, vacation, staycation, cheat days, happy days, sad days, holidays, ALL THE DAYS.
Okay I am coming up on week 2! Woop (doing my lil victory dance!). Over the course of these (almost) two weeks I have learned so much about my body and my mind! So let me create my top tips for making it through the first 2 weeks!
1. Hydrate Hydrate, Hydrate! I cannot say this enough! Your body is going through withdrawals and its detoxifying itself. You need to keep drinking water all day to stay healthy and happy! I always make sure to have a reusable water bottle on me so I can refill, refill, refill :)!
2. Breakfast is a MUST! There is no, I’m in a rush so let’s forget about breakfast. You think you feel like crap now? Wait till you skip breakfast, you’ll feel sluggish as hell! So do your body a favor and grab a banana and a yogurt on the go or an apple and a smoothie! Just get something in there!
3. Catch some MAJOR Zzzzz's Sleep is essential in helping the body repair itself. It also helps give you a ton of energy for when you wake up in the morning! So get at least 8-10 hours of sleep a night and you’ll be jumping out of bed in no time.
4. Snack Attack! Alright now don’t take this the wrong way, I am not telling you to go and grab all the oreos you want (yes they are vegan!) and gorge yourself on the them. On the contrary! Since I’ve been eating vegan and nourishing my body I have been so hungry! It’s because your body is using all the nutrients and vitamins up instead of them sitting in your stomach all day. So grab that apple, some broccoli, kale chips, carrots, whatever you fancy! You’re going to need it!
5. Let’s Meditate! I have definitely learned that working a 9-6 job requires tons of energy and tends to lead to some stress! I’m a definite Yoga Advocate and I love the inner peace it gives me. A new lifestyle can add more stress (you have to change so much! It can become overwhelming.), so take a few minutes every day and say buh bye to stress!
6. Still have your favorites, Just a bit different! I remember as a kid how much a nice warm soup would lift my spirits when I was feeling sick or down especially on cold days! So when I decided to become vegan, I decided to make all my favorite soups but vegan friendly! So even though I can’t have creamy tomato soup, I can still red pepper tomato soup with vegan grilled cheese! Yes it’s different but it still elicits those good feelings I remember having when I was a little girl. So head to your kitchen and make your favorite meal!
7. Forums & Blogs are your BFFs! I would not have made it as far as I did without The Kind Life website and tumblr! They provided me with SO much advice and recipes I felt like I had my own personal cheering squad rooting me on! A support system is key to success and you can find one anywhere! In a blog, website, forum, or a friend/relative. Get your butt out there and ask for help because I have learned that there are people who really care.
8. Cravings can kiss my ass! It’s okay to have cravings! Your body is so used to all the dairy and meat you have been eating that when you take it away, cravings can kick your ass! So kiss those cravings goodbye , and grab a vegan alternative! Your body will become accustomed to your new diet in no time, and the next thing you know, you’ll be craving all the yummy vegan treats out there!
9. Hold onto your support system! You’re gonna need it! My bf is a major carnivore, but despite his love for steak and burgers, he has been my biggest supporter out there. He’s stood by me when family and friends doubted my lifestyle. He even has a 75% vegan lifestyle! For the most part he eats whatever I cook! He’s been essential in my success, without him I might have succumbed to the naysayers or the mac&cheese calling my name! Find someone who will support you, even if they aren’t vegan themselves, they’ll be able to pull you back up when you need it most!
I hope these tips have been helpful! They’ve definitely been the key factors in my success! As I continue on my journey I’m sure I will be learning so much more, and I definitely plan on helping you guys as much as I can.
I’ve been following this cutie for a few months now and I think she’s so inspirational! Her name is Taralynn and she went on an incredible journey to become thin - I’ll bet you anything, you would’ve seen ‘Before and After’ pics of her on Tumblr before. But if not, then go check out her blog, you will love it ^_^
I’m always hungry. I’m the hungriest person I know.
That being said, I’ve been even hungrier lately. It finally dawned on me that I probably need to eat more to compensate for how much I’ve been working out lately. Basic.
I’m running or biking or swimming or doing yoga almost everyday. Sometimes twice a day. I need more food in my life.
I saw the recipe for these bars circulating everywhere around Tumblr, so I decided to make them! The original recipe for these bars is at Undressed Skeleton and I’ve seen it all over the place, but I hadn’t seen anyone try it and post about it. I truthfully didn’t look hard. Whatever.
I used most of the same ingredients as called for in the original recipe. My protein powder is unflavored (read: IT SERIOUSLY TASTES ENTIRELY LIKE SAWDUST) because I’m too cheap to splurge on bougie vanilla protein at this point in my life. So, I just added a little extra vanilla to my batch.
This recipe was super easy and really doesn’t take too long to put together, but I did notice a few things that might be helpful.
It’s important to stir the almond milk constantly. It’ll burn on you in a second. I almost burnt mine because I was sampling carob chips and trying to remember the name of the cereal that the puffed kamut reminded me of. I still haven’t remembered. Golden something or other, I think.
Mini marshmallows are key. I can’t imagine having to stir jumbo marshmallows into the hot almond milk and vanilla. Definitely spring for the minis.
These bars are SO STICKY. I don’t know what I was expecting from a recipe with two bags of marshmallows in it – but yeah. Wow. I think even my keyboard is sticky and these bars are in the FREEZER at least 20 feet away. And I’ve washed my hands dozens of times. Ugh. To maybe minimize the stickiness and make them easier to handle, I’d suggest freezing them for 45 minutes to an hour. Or longer. I only froze my bars for about 30 minutes because I was eager to eat them. Mine were definitely crumbly and sticky. And they’re hard to cut and handle when they’re falling apart and sticking to your fingers. I probably ate a bar worth of displaced kamut in the process of cutting, wrapping and bagging these.
I wrapped mine in little sheets of wax paper, because as cute as the labels are, I don’t have the time or skill to pull that off. I’d recommend cutting the wax paper, or whatever you want to store it in, before you take the bars out of the freezer. Once they’re sitting out and start warming up, they get stickier and stickier. The wax paper also helped them keep their shape in the big freezer bags I’m storing these in.
The main takeaway here is that these things are SO GOOD. I want to eat them all right now. But I won’t. Maybe. Hopefully. These come out to 2pp per bar, or about 80 calories. I spent maybe $25 on the ingredients for these and it made 32 bars! Can’t wait to snack on these at work. All the noms.
The good news is that the salad is mostly organic. The cashews, feta and grapes are not.
Ian was very interested in the food, asking what it was, loving the colors, and he wanted his own salad. I was making it at 7:30 or so in the morning, so gave him a little bowl full of grapes for breakfast–he didn’t even ask for his normal Nutri-grain bar!
“Fresh Friday Salad"
Calories-95, Fat-2, Protein-7, Carbs-13
1 cup spinach
¼ cup sliced bell peppers
3 sliced grapes
1 tablespoon feta
1 tablespoon sliced almonds
*I added a spoon of real bacon pieces for the hubby-25 extra calories, 1.5 g fat, 7 g protein, 0 carbs.
FOLLOW UP: It was REALLY GOOD. Jeremy loved it and said it didn’t need the bacon pieces at all. It didn’t need any dressing. The fruit made it moist enough and the feta made it textured/flavored and sort of "coated” enough to not need dressing.
I loved mine. Next time, I will leave out the 3 cashews b/c…yeah, there were only 3 and it didn’t make enough difference.
Keep in mind, this is a small/side-salad, so if you’re hungry, you might want to pair it with half a sandwich or some soup. You could make it bigger, or you could just eat it for a light lunch or snack. Jeremy ate it with a few pretzels, a banana and an apple.
I just made Taralynn’s Shamrock Shake and OMG it is so delicious, I didn’t think I was going to like it but it is sooo good:D It’s should taste like the one from McDonald’s (idk, i never tried that one) but it is a lot healthier! It has Vanilla Protein Powder, Spinach, Mint, Vanilla Extract, Truvia, Ice & Water! <3
An optional step is to top it with Fat Free whipped topping! :)
For the full recipe and nutrition facts go here! :
Made Undressed Skeleton’s recipe of 3-ingredient pancakes for breakfast!
Please don’t judge my pancakes, I am a horrible pancake flipper! Haha.
However, these pancakes were only made with 3 ingredients!
Also, I added a dash of cinnamon to give it more flavor. They are SO good! I thought they would taste like a banana omelet, but they didn’t! Definitely a favorite recipe of mine! :)
Remove papery outer layer from garlic, leaving skins around the cloves intact. Slice off the top of the garlic head, ¼ - ½ inch, exposing the tops of the cloves. Place garlic on a piece of foil, drizzle with oil, and use your fingers to coat. Wrap foil tightly around garlic, enclosing it completely. Place in a baking pan.
Bake garlic in the oven for about 40 minutes, until soft enough to mash. Set aside to slightly cool.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil on the stove. While waiting for the water to boil, peel and cube the potato. Add potato and cauliflower to boiling water. Return to a boil, and then reduce heat to medium. Cook until potato and cauliflower are very tender, 15 - 20 minutes.
Drain water and transfer potato and cauliflower to a large bowl; set aside. Once foil-wrapped garlic is cool enough to handle, unwrap garlic and remove cloves; discard skin. Add the soft cloves to the large bowl.
To the bowl, add half & half, butter, and salt. Mash it all together with a potato masher, until completely blended. If you like, season to taste with pepper and additional salt. If needed, bring to desired temperature in the microwave or oven. Top with chopped chives, if you like, and enjoy!
MAKES 5 SERVINGS
Serving Size: about ¾ cup (1/5th of recipe)
Protein: 4g PointsPlus® value 3*
This is a great recipe, but if you want to cut down your calories even more, you can just use cauliflower and instead of butter, cook your cauliflower mashed potatoes in fat free broth. See below:
Cut off large stems of cauliflower and chop up the remaining pieces
Mash the garlic cloves.
Boil cauliflower and garlic in broth for 40 minutes (or until fork tender)
Drain remaining broth after removing from stove.
Place cauliflower in an electric mixer and blend until completely mashed.
Top with pepper
To save even more time, I like to buy frozen cauliflower if I’m in a rush. Then you cook the cauliflower in the microwave so it becomes really soft. I put the cauliflower in a food processor and it takes on the consistency of mashed potatoes in about 30 seconds. Voila!
Doesn’t the sound of that just make your mouth water? Mine did too when I came across a recipe I’ve adapted from Undressed Skeleton- you can follow her on Tumblr, too (undressedskeleton.tumblr.com) Please do! She’s inspirational.
Curried- Pineapple Chicken Bites
1 Tbs brown sugar
½ cup pineapple juice
4 oz chicken breast, boneless
½ tsp garlic powder
½ Tbs EVOO
1 tsp curry powder
pinch of salt
Cut your chicken breast into bite sized morsels.
In a mixing bowl, combine curry, garlic powder, pineapple juice, brown sugar, and salt.
Warm a skillet to medium and coat with your EVOO.
Cook chicken for about ten minutes, stirring frequently.
You want to let your pineapple juice brown into the meat, so towards the end of your time you can turn the heat down and let it simmer a bit.
I added this to a bed of spinach with tomatoes, carrots, and “fried” chickpeas. Heavenly.