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This page is very new so not all the recipes are listed here yet! Make sure to check out the side menu for more options! I plan on building this along the way to help your navigation on this site!:) Hope this helps! <3 Taralynn

 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! 


Breakfast!

  • 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

·       ·  Breakfast Egg White Sandwich

·       ·  Veggie Egg White Scramble

·       ·  Vegetable Feta Egg White Omelet

·       ·  Ocean Swirl Cereal

·       ·  Cantaloupe and Syrup Cottage Cheese 

·       ·  12 Lighter Homemade Pop-Tarts

·       ·  Jello Mixed Chobani Yogurt With: Flax, Almonds and Mixed Berries

·       ·  The Balanced Breakfast : Eggs, Flax, Nuts, Berries and Toast

·       ·  Sun Kiss Egg Scramble

·       ·  Morning Star Breakfast Burrito

·       ·  Energetic Parfait

·       ·  Spinach n Veggie Eggstastic Bombelet! 

·       ·  Almond Butter N Peach Toast

·       ·  Multi Task Breakfast - Blueberry Almond Banana Greek Yogurt

·       ·  Homemade Dried Fruit W/Fiber Cereal

·       ·  Leftover Dinner Omelet

·       ·  Vegetable Scramble

·       ·  Peanut Butter and Jelly Breakfast Cupcake For One

·       ·  Egg White French Toast W/ Cinnamon Apple Slices


OATMEAL

  • Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal W/Hazelnuts & Flax
  • Coconut Almond Joy Oatmeal
  • Who Wants S’more Oatmeal?
  • Healthy Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal : Hello Fall!
  • Read Me With Oatmeal
  • Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal W/Hazelnuts & Flax
  • Coconut Peach Oatmeal
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberry Oatmeal
  • Island Oasis Oatmeal
  • Creamy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal
  • Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal
  • Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal
  • White Chocolate Pistachio Almond Oatmeal
  • 5 Minute Strawberry Almond Oatmeal


PANCAKES

  • 4 Ingredient Peach Banana Chia Pancakes
  • Fiber Whipped Grapefruit Pancakes
  • A Berry Breakfast : Fruitastic Protein Pancakes
  • Pistachio Almond Pancake
  • White Chocolate Pancakes
  • JC’s Peanut Butter Banana Protein Pancakes
  • 65 Calorie Blueberry Banana Pancakes (3 Ingredients)
  • Cranberry Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes W/Flax


LUNCHES

·  Shrimp Tacos, Dried Fruit and Cottage Cheese Fruit Salad

·  After Bike Ride Lunch 

·  Strawberry & Cream Sandwich

·  Sunday Spaghetti Squash

·  Shrimp Taco Salad In Mini Tortilla Bowl

·  28 Calorie Healthy Egg Salad

·  Sweet Turkey Salad : Thanksgiving Leftover Fix

·  Tropical Raspberry Nut Tortilla 

·  Grilled Cheese and Drained Soup

·  Green Apple Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

·  Roast Beef Sandwich W/Cucumber, Feta, Spinach and Cucumber Slices

·  Tuna and Fruit Toast

·  Chicken Caesar Pocket

·  Pb2 & Jelly Sandwich W/Cottage Cheese Salad

·  Fruit Rice Cake Salad, Mixed Lentils and Dried Fruit Pudding

·  Cantaloupe Bowl W/ Greek Yogurt

·  Sweet Chinese Broccoli Salad, Trail Mix Yogurt and Salsa Snacks

·  Morning Star Not-so-Chicken Patties

·  Easy From The Can Soup

·  Cheesy Turkey Banana Sandwich

·  Pizza Bread & Peas W/ Apples and Greek Yogurt

·  Honey Fruit Spring Roll

·  Shrimp Sandwich Poppers

·  Fresh Lunch Filled W/Fruit and Cinnamon Apple Wraps

·  Wraps and Fruit Lunch Tuesday

·  Fiber Rich Pizza Roll Wrap

·  Turkey and Cheese Roll Ups W/Feta Spinach Salad

·  Cheesy Broccoli Rice W/Tossed Salad & Chocolate Apple Graham Crackers

·  Caesar Salad, Eggs and Bisccotti 

·  Breakfast and Green Beans

·  Omelet Whipped Salad W/Fruit Almonds and Chobani

·  Mixed Berry Avocado Wrap

·  All Day I Dream Of Falafel

·  Asparagus n Squash

·  PB2 N Jelly Squares

·  Rainy Day Remedy-Soup n Salad

·  Citrus Sesame Wraps

·  Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich

·  Microwaved Pita Pizza Poppers (A College Kid)

·  Pineapple Berry Sandwich W/Nutritious Sides

·  Little Lunch Wednesday

·  Shrimp, Fruit Yogurt and Salad

·  Contained Caesar Berry Salad

·  Little Lunch Monday Spring Roll Leftovers

·  The Fo Turkey Flax Flat Out Wrap

·  Cucumber and Avocado Cream Cheese Toast

DINNER

  • Baked Whole Grain Chicken Nuggets
  • Shrimp Fajita Skillet 
  • 1 Comment and 1 Reaction
  • Sweet Grilled Shrimp Stir Fry W/Potatoes!
  • Spinach and Cauliflower Pizza Crust
  • Flat Out Fiber Pizza
  • Cheesy Vegetable Shrimp Fajitas 
  • 7 Minute Cheesy Ravioli 
  • Pecan Spaghetti Squash W/ Feta and Chickpeas
  • Creamy Garlic Butternut Squash Soup
  • Grilled Hawaiian Pineapple Quesadilla
  • Lazy Monday’s Parmesan Spaghetti Squash Pasta W/Shrimp
  • Improvising Night 
  • Fajita Lettuce Wraps
  • 5 Minute Shrimp Spinach Shirataki Parmesan
  • Shrimp Paella
  • Low Calorie Sloppy Joe Turkey Burgers W/Sweet Grilled Onions On Grilled Sesame Buns
  • Grilled Hawaiian Cheesy Stuffed Chicken
  • Shrimp Shirataki Noodles
  • Grilled Corn From A Bag
  • Bell Pepper Pasta - Noodle Replacement
  • Stuffed Seafood Peppers
  • Multi-Grain Stone Baked Pizza 
  • Grilled Veggie Burgers W/Grilled Avocado
  • Pineapple Chicken Bites
  • Mini Whole Grain Pizza Pitas
  • On The Grill: Shrimp, Asparagus, Sweet Potatoes and Squash
  • Pepper & Squash Parmesan (Goodbye Carboverload)
  • Spinach and Feta Salmon Burger
  • Healthy Chinese Shrimp Spring Rolls
  • Cajun Shrimp Kabobs Served On Grilled Parmesan Sqaush 
  • Baked Garlic Chili Shrimp W/Whole Grain Breading
  • Pepper & Squash Parmesan
  • Hawaiian Pineapple Cod Stir Fry
  • Picnic Pizza Pretzels 
  • Spaghetti Squash Pasta - No More Noodles!
  • Baked Honey Coconut Shrimp
  • Personal Pan Pizza
  • Grilled Cheese Pretzel Buns
  • Onion Glazed Vegetable Stir Fry
  • Vegetable Shrimp Potato Soup
  • Light Dinner: Steamed Veggies, Shrimp, Almonds & Savory Cakes
  • Brown Sugar Teriyaki Glazed Salmon
  • The Man’s Choice Pizza Flat
  • Light Mini Seafood Fajitas 
  • Chicken and Steak Stir Fry
  • Healthy Dinner On The Holiday Grill
  • Pepper Pasta
  • Chicken Fajita Wrap - Skip The Unhealthy Restaurant Versions!
  • Healthy Shrimp Stir Fry
  • All Natural Vegetable Soup
  • Chickpea Tacos W/Peach Salsa

SHRIMP

  • Baked Honey Coconut Shrimp
  • Shrimp Wreck Salad
  • Light Dinner: Steamed Veggies, Shrimp, Almonds & Savory Cakes
  • On The Grill: Shrimp, Asparagus, Sweet Potatoes and Squash
  • Lazy Monday’s Parmesan Spaghetti Squash Pasta W/Shrimp
  • Shrimp Shirataki Noodles
  • Vegetable Shrimp Potato Soup
  • Healthy Chinese Shrimp Spring Rolls
  • Cajun Shrimp Kabobs Served On Grilled Parmesan Sqaush 
  • Baked Garlic Chili Shrimp W/Whole Grain Breading
  • Pico Pineapple Salad With: Shrimp, Avocado and Limed
  • Sesame Shrimp Salad
  • Shrimp Tacos, Dried Fruit and Cottage Cheese Fruit Salad
  • Shrimp Taco Salad In Mini Tortilla Bowl
  • Healthy Shrimp Stir Fry
  • Shrimp Sandwich Poppers
  • Shrimp, Fruit Yogurt and Salad
  • Shrimp Fajita Skillet 
  • 5 Minute Shrimp Spinach Shirataki Parmesan
  • Shrimp Paella
  • Sweet Grilled Shrimp Stir Fry W/Potatoes!
  • Cheesy Vegetable Shrimp Fajitas 

VEGGIES AND SIDES

  • Baked Seasoned Taco Fries W/Sweet and Russet Potatoes
  • Sweet Sesame Snapped Green Beans
  • Healthy Fried Fiesta Tomatoes
  • Parmesan Flax Onion Rings
  • Light Deviled Eggs
  • Sweet Potato Hash W/ Vegetarian Sausage
  • Mashed Grilled Sweet Potatoes W/ Rhubarb Cream Topping
  • Side Salad & Roasted Vegetables
  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Grilled Sesame Teriyaki Veggies
  • 100 Calorie Crescent Rolls Made With Greek Yogurt & Avocado
  • Parmesan Zucchini
  • Baked and Seasoned Baked Carrot Fries
  • Honey Glazed Vegetables
  • Low Calorie Cauliflower Mash
  • Baked and Cajun Seasoned Sweet Potato Strips
  • Sesame Ginger Broccoli
  • Saturday Spring Salad
  • Sesame Oil Grilled Asparagus
  • Veggie Fry With: Broccoli, Asparagus, Bell Pepper and Onion
  • Cheesy Jalepeno Popper Kabobs
  • Baked Seasoned Broccoli 

SALADS

  • Tomato Basil Salad With Cottage Cheese and Almonds
  • A Light Dinner Salad With A Fruity Twist
  • Salad for a Week - Eating for One!
  • The Fresh Starter Salad
  • Caesar Salad With Light Dressing
  • Sacramento Salad
  • Family Dinner Salad
  • Poppin Poppy Seed Salad
  • Carrot Crunch Salad
  • Zip-Loc Salad - Take it to Go!
  • Sand Bar Beach Salad
  • Salad: Romaine, croutons, mixed berries, crab & honey mustard
  • Contained Caesar Craisin Salad
  • Big Pink Bowl Salad
  • Cous Cous Pepper Salad
  • Sweet & Savory Salad
  • Summer Salmon Salad
  • Razzle Dazzle Salad
  • Amagansett Salad
  • Blueberry Lemon Oat Salad
  • Seattle Spritzer Salad
  • Egg Light Salad
  • Don’t Throw Out The Leftovers Salad

·       ·  Summers Most Colorful Salad

·       ·  Hamburger Salad

·       ·  Appetizer Saladizer Wedges

·       ·  Sweet Grilled Salad - Hawaiian Grilled Peaches, Strawberries, Asparagus, Onions on a Bed of Romaine Lettuce Tossed In Asian Sesame Dressing Topped With Homemade Whole Grain Croutons

·       ·  Lunchtime Salad : Crab & Cottage Cheese!

·       ·  Mr Grumples Garden Salad W/Sweet Fruit

·       ·  Chinese Broccoli Slaw Salad

·       ·  Crunchy Cin-Apple Salad

·       ·  Honey Fruit Pasta Salad

·       ·  Graveyard Garden Salad

·       ·  The 7 Day Salad

·       ·  3 In-GREEN-dient Salad

·       ·  Sweet Talk Salad

·       ·  Garlic Heart Croutons 

·       ·  Late Lunch Salad

·       ·  Taste The Rainbow Salad

·       ·  Pitettes Whole Wheat Croutons

·       ·  Big Bowl Party Salad For All

·       ·  3 Tear Salad

·       ·  Cheerio Crouton Crunch

·       ·  Speedy Quick Salad

·       ·  Farmers Market Salad

·       ·  Snap Snap Salad

·       ·  The Perfect Pear Salad

·       ·  Tropical Amazon Salad

·       ·  Pauly D Pizza Salad

·       ·  The Situation Beefy Salad

·       ·  Citrus Sag Harbor Salad

·       ·  Shrimp Wreck Salad

·  Salad of the Week

·  Sesame Street Fruit Salad

·  Pepperoni Pizza Salad with Feta and Spinach

·  Pico Pineapple Salad With: Shrimp, Avocado and Limed Jicama

·  Waikiki Skillet Salad

·  St. Patty’s Green Salad

·  Fresh N Fit Friday Salad

·  Quick Fix Salad With: Onions, Peppers, Lettuce, Croutons and Cottage Cheese Dressing

·  Sesame Shrimp Salad

·  Strawberry September Salad

·  Tropical Jungle Salad

·  Sun-dried Evening Salad

·  Cozy Salad

·       ·  Pineapple Glazed Chicken Salad

DESSERTS

  • The Banana Split That Won’t Split Your Pants
  • Skinny Scotcharoos
  • GoodNight Light S’more
  • Healthy Blueberry Pie With Banana Graham Cracker Crust
  • Vanilla Chocolate Chip Fro-Yo
  • Turtle Cheesecake Graham Crackers
  • Cherry Meringue Pie for a Healthy Holiday Treat
  •  Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
  • Cinnamon Apple Pie With Banana Graham Cracker Crust
  • 52 Calorie Honey Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
  • Almond Butter Cookies!
  • 20 Calorie Football Brownies
  • Honey Banana Brownies
  • Chewy PB2 Cookies
  • Pumpkin Pie Parfait
  • Dark Chocolate Chips & Strawberries
  • Frozen Goji Berry Chocolate Pops
  • Watermelon Cake With Greek Yogurt Frosting
  • Skinny Mini Brownie Muffins
  • Red Velvet Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Watergate Salad Ice Cream Cones
  • Fruit and Balsamic
  • Sugar Free Sprinkles
  • Dark Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies (78 Calories)

·       ·  5 Calorie Sugar Free Vanilla Meringues

·       ·  My Momma’s Low Calorie Watergate Salad

·       ·  Heart Healthy & Low Calorie Puppy Chow

·       ·  100 Calorie Caramel Marshmallow Cake Melt

·       ·  75 Calorie Pumpkin Cream Cupcakes

·       ·  Peppermint Chocolate Cookie Cake

·       ·  White Chocolate Watermelon Bites

·       ·  Chocolate Cherry Pie Pudding

·       ·  Dalis Connell’s Healthy Ice Cream

·       ·  Frosted Sprinkle Lemon Cookies

·       ·  100 Calorie Frosted Angel Food Cake Slices

·       ·  Butter Scotch Pudding

·       ·  Banana Walnut Ice Cream

·       ·  Honey Cocoa Berry FroYo!

·       ·  Frozen Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt

·       ·  Sugar Free Snicker-Doodle Cookies

·       ·  Surprisingly Sweet - Figs

·       ·  Baby Latte Biscotti

·       ·  Frozen Coconut Truffles

·       ·  Grandpas Gumdrop Cookies

·       ·  Reduced Sugar Carrot Cake Cupcakes

·       ·  Pistachio Almond Squares

·       ·  60 Calorie Apple Pie Muffins

·       ·  85 Calorie Twinkie Cupcake For One!

·       ·  Chocolate Chip Cookies

·       ·  Strawberry Banana Cupcakes W/Greek Yogurt Frosting

COOKIES

  • Dark Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies (78 Calories) Vegan
  • Taralynn’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Frosted Sprinkle Lemon Cookies
  • 52 Calorie Honey Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
  • Almond Butter Cookies!
  • Toasted Coconut Banana Paleo Cookies
  • Sugar Free Snicker-Doodle Cookies
  • Frosted Oatmeal Cookies
  • Chewy PB2 Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Grandpas Gumdrop Cookies
  • 52 Calorie Toasted Coconut Banana Paleo Cookies

SNACKS

  • 95 Calorie, PB2 N Jelly ThinCakes
  • Christmasy Fruit N Yogurt
  • Banana Spinach Protein Bars
  • Radishes N Cream With Garlic and Dill Crackers
  • Fruit & Yogurt Bowl With Chia Seeds And Almonds
  • Healthy Cinnamon Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • PB2 Popcorn!—Peanut Butter Addicts
  • Mixed Berries
  • Road Trip : Cherries
  • Raspberry Chobani With: Almonds, Walnuts and Blueberries
  • Road Trip Snack : Dried Fruit, Almonds, Popcorn, Craisins
  • Banana, Berries & Greek Yogurt
  • Bananas, Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices
  • Watermelon Jello Slices
  • Appletini Greek Yogurt
  • 15 Favorite Winter Snacks
  • Crispy Fiesta Zucchini Chips
  • Roasted Apple Pie Pumpkin Seeds
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Snacker Crackers
  • Baked Chili Chips With Fiesta Greek Yogurt Dip
  • Juicy Grapefruit
  • Candy Apples
  • Itty Bitty Turkey Crackers
  • Sweet Granola Grapefruit
  • Maple Granola Egg Bites
  • Pizza Snacker Crackers
  • Vanilla Grape Pops

·       ·  Fall Popcorn Mix

·       ·  Pre Workout Fuel : Oat Squares, Raisin, Mixed Nuts and Pear

·       ·  Sweet Cucumbers

·       ·  Overnight Chia Seed Pudding

·       ·  Orange Carrot Jello Jiggler

·       ·  Italian Gaeta Toast

·       ·  Best Combo: Pretzel & Mustard

·       ·  Bowl of Antioxidants, Fiber, Vitamins and Manganese

·       ·  Chocolate Raspberry Greek Yogurt

·       ·  Pumpkin Spice Popcorn

·       ·  Greek Yogurt & Jello

·       ·  Cucumber Jello 

·       ·  45 Calorie Chocolate & Peanut Butter Alternative

·       ·  Fruity Lemonade Popsicles

·       ·  Fruit n Jello Bowl

·       ·  Fruit Plate For Fitness

·       ·  Peanut Butter Banana Oat Flat

·       ·  Granola Crunch W/ Fresh Fruit

·       ·  Fruit Punch Parfait

·       ·  Silly Rabbit, Trix Are For Kids!

·       ·  Hearty Pizza Flats

·       ·  Frozen to Dried Fruit

·       ·  Chocolate Banana Football Bites

·       ·  Banana Flax Crackers

·       ·  Pineapple Blueberry Yogurt

·       ·  Post Workout Protein Snack

·       ·  Crunchy Taco Chickpeas

·       ·  Green Pepper Chips to Dip

·       ·  Fruit N Yogurt Rice Cake

·       ·  Almond Butter Crunch Cake

·       ·  Flat Out Cheesy Pepper Chip

·  Marshmallow Chex Cup

·  Protein Snack

·  Melon Berry Parfait

·  Greek Yogurt W/Pear

·  Celery With Almond Butter And Raw Almonds

·  Tropical Fresh Fruit Bowl W/ Greek Yogurt

·  Seasonal Berry Bowl

·  Chobani Citrus Splash

·  Chobani Tropical Spring Explosion 

·  Jello Candied Carrots

·  Summer Sweet and Savory Tiny Toast

·  Dark Chocolate Mouse Strawberry Toast on Whole Grain

·  Vanilla Greek Yogurt W/ Lime Jello and Fruit

·       ·  Candy Tinted Fruit

DRINKS

  • 30 Calorie French Vanilla Frappuccino
  • 82 Calorie Strawberry Banana Cocoa Smoothie
  • Light Banana Frappe 
  • Pineapple Berry Banana Smoothie
  • Chocolate Strawberry Almond Oat Shake
  • Blueberry Banana Almond Smoothie With Flax Seeds
  • 60 Calorie Chai Tea Frappuccino 
  • Spring Smoothies
  • Late Night Latte
  • Flavor Your Coffee and Keep It Healthy
  • Honey Almond Fruit Smoothie
  • 30 Calorie Mocha Frappuccino
  • 35 Calorie Hot Almond Chai
  • Mocha Ice Madness
  • 35 Calorie Chocolate Shake
  • Cream On Ice
  • French Vanilla Iced Coffee With Coffee Cubes
  • 30 Calorie Iced Chai Latte
  • Midnight Fruit Smoothie
  • Green Apple Berry Banana Smoothie

DIPS AND SAUCES

  • Tomato Basil Hummus
  • Pearsauce With Nutmeg
  • Banana Bread Dip
  • Pumpkin Cake Batter Dip - 25 Calories Per Serving
  • Sweet Bean And Avocado Salsa
  • Low Calorie Guacamole Dip
  • Low Calorie Spinach & Artichoke Dip
  • Healthy Football Cheese Ball For All You Low Carbers!
  • Strawberry Banana Cream Cheese W/ Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Fiesta Greek Yogurt Dip
  • Lemon Garlic Hummus
  • Guilt Free Chobani Ranch Dip
  • Caramel Apple Dip
  • Pink Chickpea Hummus 
  • White Chocolate Vanilla Fruit Dip
  • Greek Yogurt Taco Dip

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What I Ate Today: Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Energy Bites from Undressed Skeleton

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 ^_^ 

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What I Ate Today: Emergency Protein Bars from Undressed Skeleton


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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 

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The kid and I made this salad from Undressed Skeleton’s blog http://undressedskeleton.tumblr.com/

We looked on the salad page:

http://undressedskeleton.tumblr.com/strikingsalads

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

Ingredients:

1 cup spinach

¼ cup sliced bell peppers

10 blueberries

3 sliced grapes

1 tablespoon feta

3 cashews

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.

Healthy Shamrock Shake

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! :

 http://undressedskeleton.tumblr.com/post/44873951897

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!
-Medium Banana
-1 egg
-Blueberries

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! :)

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes!

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Ingredients: 


1 head of garlic 


1 tsp. olive oil 


1 medium-sized russet potato (about 12 oz.) 


5 cups cauliflower florets (about 1 head) 


3 tbsp. fat-free half & half 


2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown) 


1/2 tsp. salt, or more to taste 


Optional: black pepper, chopped chives 




Directions: 


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

 

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) 


Calories: 120 


Fat: 3g 


Sodium: 315mg 


Carbs: 20.5g 


Fiber: 3.5g 


Sugars: 3.5g 


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:


Ingredients:

1 Large Cauliflower Head

2 Garlic Cloves

Black Pepper

3 Cups Low Sodium Vegetable Broth ( Chicken Broth Works Too)

 

 

Directions:

 

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!

Curried-Pineapple Chicken Bites

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.