Carrot Cake Collagen Balls

We get asked a lot if sweets are something that we incorporate into our diet and the answer is OF COURSE! We love to have a sweet here and there, especially ones that are made of clean ingredients like these carrot cake collagen balls! Packed with protein, healthy fats, and veggies! Perfect for a quick snack or after dinner treat! Recipe below!


INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup pitted medjool dates
1/4 cup oats or almond flour
1 medium carrot, peeled and grated
2 TBS peanut or almond butter
1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1 scoop @vitalproteins collagen peptides
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Dash of cinnamon
Dash of ginger
Sprinkle of salt 



DIRECTIONS:
Blend ingredients in food processor and use a tablespoon to roll dough into balls. Roll in unsweetened coconut and put in the refrigerator until firm. Enjoy!

Serving Size: 2

1 healthy fat

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Cold Brew Cocoa Almond Butter Cups

The title explains it all... COLD BREW COCOA ALMOND BUTTER CUPS! Perfect for when you need that little bit of sweet in your life!am so happy with how these turned out! @starbucks cold brew coffee with @revivalfoodco coco love almond butter... a match made in heaven! Recipe dEATS below


INGREDIENTS:
3/4 cup melted coconut oil
2 Tablespoons cold brew coffee
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2-4 tablespoons pure maple syrup ~3/4 cup @revivalfoodco coco love almond butter
Paper muffin cups
Sea salt for topping 



DIRECTIONS:
Melt coconut oil and add in cold brew coffee, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt while oil is hot. Whisk until well combined. Pour 1-2 TBS of mixture into paper cups in a muffin tin. Drop a small spoonful of almond butter, then add remaining chocolate mixture to cover each cup. Sprinkle sea salt on top and freeze overnight! Enjoy!

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Curry Chicken Salad

Coach Bailey is very picky when it comes to chicken salad.  She doesn't don’t like it too creamy, too dry, but jussstttt right! (This is starting to sound like an old-time fairy tale). Which is why this is her go-to chicken salad recipe! She swaps plain Greek yogurt in place of mayo and adds in a little curry powder for some extra flavor! Recipe below!


INGREDIENTS:
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 teaspoons water
1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
3/4 cup golden delicious apple
1/3 cup diced celery
3 tablespoons golden raisins
1/4 cup red grapes, sliced
2 green onions, optional
1/8 teaspoon salt


DIRECTIONS:
Combine Greek yogurt, curry powder, and water in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Add the chicken, chopped apple, celery, raisins, grapes and salt; stir mixture well to combine. Cover and chill. Enjoy!

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Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

We love a good casserole here at Fit Mama In 30 especially when it contains quinoa, cheese, and oh yeah... crispy broccoli with panko bread crumb topping! This is a family favorite, and hopefully one at your home as well! It is a little longer than 30 minutes but totally worth it! * Add shredded rotisserie chicken for more protein! 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth or water
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed under running water in a mesh sieve for a minute and drained
  • 16 ounces broccoli florets, either pre-packaged or sliced from 2 large bunches of broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • few twists freshly ground black pepper 
  • *optional ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 8 ounces (about 2 ½ cups) freshly grated cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  •  1 cup whole wheat parmesan panko bread crumbs (enough to top casserole)

DIRECTIONS:

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper...
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Spinach Orzo Salad

banza lunch orzo sald side spinach Mar 11, 2019

One of coach Bailey's favorite salads to purchase at Whole Foods is the spinach orzo salad ! However, it can get pricy if purchased in large quantities, so we decided to try and make it on our own using the new @eatbanza rice (can use orzo too)! It turned out soo well and is completely addicting! Recipe below



INGREDIENTS:
2 cups @eatbanza Rice
5 tbsp Olive Oil Seperated
Red Onion Chopped Finely
¼ cup Kalamata Olives
1 celery stalk, diced.
2 cups Spinach Chopped
5 Basil Leaves Chopped
Sprinkle of garlic powder or to taste
cup Rice Vinegar
¼ cup Feta Cheese Crumbles
Splash of balsamic vinegar
Salt & Pepper To Taste



DIRECTIONS:
Cook @eatbanza rice according to the package directions then drain and rinse using cold water. Add @eatbanza rice to a large bowl and stir in 3 TBS olive oil to prevent clumping.

Heat 2 TBS olive oil over medium-high heat in a saucepan and cook spinach and basil leaves until wilted. About 2-3 minutes. Let cool a minute and add to bowl.

Coarsly chop...

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Cauliflower Rice Risotto

If you are looking for a way to add more vegetables to your diet then this dish is a must make!! We used Green Giant's Cauliflower Risotto Medley to make this creamy mushroom risotto. It comes with riced cauliflower, bits of asparagus and mushrooms. We added peas as well! Be sure to look for it in the freezer aisle at your next grocery visit! 


INGREDIENTS:
2 TBS olive oil
1 cup chicken broth
1-2 shallots diced
1 garlic clove
1 bag Green Giant Cauliflower Risotto Medley
1/4 cup peas, frozen
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup dry white wine
Salt to taste
Ground black pepper to taste
Fresh parsley, chopped
*tip-add a little milk or whipping cream do make more creamy


DIRECTIONS:
Heat olive oil in a pan and sauté shallots and garlic. Add in broth and white wine. Let simmer until shallot is translucent. Add in cauliflower risotto medley, salt, pepper and cook until some of the water is evaporated. Add in grated Parmesan and peas. Stir until well combined and creamy about 5...

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Roasted Veggie Quinoa Bowl

Let's be real.... quinoa by itself can be a little bland and well... boring. However, when you add roasted vegetables,  garlic tahini and spices... it is taken to another level! We have this one on repeat and we hope you do too! Feel free to add your favorite protein as well!



INGREDIENTS:
1 tbsp olive oil
1 butternut squash (or 2 medium sweet potatoes) cubed
1 large head of cauliflower cut into small florets
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground turmeric
A pinch of salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup cooked edamame
1 cup kale chopped with stalks removed)
1 cup spinach leaves
2 TBS pepitas.

FOR THE TAHINI GARLIC DRESSING:
4 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
4 tbsp boiled water
1/2 tsp garlic powder
(optional) 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
(optional) 1 tsp miso paste
...

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Stuffed Pepper Soup

It’s warming up in the Midwest for a short time and we aren’t complaining! Speaking of warming up... we are loving this stuffed pepper soup! So easy and can be made on the stove or in the instant pot! Recipe below!



INGREDIENTS:
3 cups cooked brown rice (we use Uncle Bens 90 second rice)
1 lb 95% lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup finely diced onion
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 can (14.5 oz) cans petite diced tomatoes
1 jar @Classico_sauce ( we use Classico Rustico)
2 cups reduced sodium, fat-free chicken broth
1/2 tsp dried marjoram
1 bay leaf
salt and fresh pepper to taste



DIRECTIONS:
In a large pot brown ground meat on high heat and season with salt.


Drain fat if any, reduce heat to medium-low, then add peppers, onions and garlic.

Cook about 5 minutes on low heat.
Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, marjoram, bay leaf and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

 With the Super Bowl being less than a week away, we felt like it was time to share this buffalo cauliflower bite recipe! Sooo good, easy and husband approved!! *The coating can also be used for chicken bites as well!



INGREDIENTS:
4 cups cauliflower florets (~1 medium head)
1 cup @bobsredmill superfine almond meal
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 large eggs
1/2 cup Franks Hot Sauce


DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 400ºF and spray a baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray.
Prep cauliflower, but cutting into “wing-sized” pieces. Set aside.
Make rub my mixing together almond flour, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Transfer into a gallon-sized bag.
Then, crack 2 eggs in a bowl and whisk.
Dip cauliflower into the egg mixture and thoroughly coat. Then transfer into gallon-sized bag. Repeat with all pieces of cauliflower.
Shake bag so that the cauliflower gets coated with rub.
Transfer cauliflower onto...

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5- Ingredient Almond Butter Cookie Dough Bites

dessert snack sweet treat Jan 26, 2019

 

These 5 -ingredient Almond Butter Cookie Dough Balls are perfect for your sweet tooth! Quick, simple, vegan and gluten-free! What is YOUR favorite dessert you would like to see “lightened” up!? 


INGREDIENTS:
1 cup almond butter or nut butter of choice
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup @bobsredmill almond flour
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup @enjoylifefoods mini chocolate chips


DIRECTIONS:

Mix together almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until combined, then add in almond flour and chocolate chips, mix. Use a teaspoon to scoop out dough and roll into a ball using your hands. Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper and place in fridge covered with plastic wrap over night... or eat right away! Enjoy!

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