Matcha Pancakes

breakfast Nov 21, 2018

These matcha pancakes are filled with vitamins, minerals, and a little caffeine! We all could use a little of that right!? Easy, quick, and delicious! 


INGREDIENTS:
1/3 cup oats
1 tablespoon Isagenix vanilla protein powder
1/2 ripe banana
1 egg white
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon Pure Leaf  matcha powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 inch ginger, peeled (optional)
Splash of unsweetened almond milk


DIRECTIONS:
Combine everything in a blender until smooth.
Spray pan or griddle with coconut or canola oil and place batter on hot pan until done. Flip to cook on each side. Top with pb, banana or berries of choice! Enjoy!

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Homemade Garlic Hummus

sides vegetarian Nov 21, 2018

If we could jump into a pool full of hummus, we probably would, which is why we made an extra batch today! Full of healthy fats and fiber to fill you up! Use 2 TBS as a dip with veggies, a spread on sandwiches or even a dressing for salads! So versatile and so good! 



INGREDIENTS:

1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon)
1/4 cup tahini
1 small garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt to taste
2 to 3 tablespoons water
Dash ground paprika, for serving



DIRECTIONS:

Place ingredients in food processor and blend until desired consistency! Drizzle with olive oil and top with paprika! Enjoy!

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Sheet Pan Roasted Veggies and Chicken Sausage

dinner Nov 21, 2018

As busy moms, sometimes life gets a little crazy! That is why we like to make meals quick, easy, and most importantly, delicious. This sheet pan meal combines crispy Brussel sprouts, onion, sweet potato, apple, and chicken sausage to create a simple, and tasty meal in a hurry!


Ingredients:

1 cup Brussels sprouts cut in 1/2
1/2 medium purple onion, sliced into thin strips
1 zucchini, sliced
1 sweet potato, sliced
1 small Granny Smith Apple, sliced
Chicken sausage, cut
Avocado oil
Garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste



Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Slice all veggies and chicken sausage. Drizzle with avocado oil until lightly coated. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Place veggies and sausage on cookie sheet with parchment paper and bake for 25-30 minutes. Enjoy!

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Citrus Mint Infused Water

drinks Nov 21, 2018

Ever get sick of plain old water!? Try infusing your water with fruit and herbs! Infusing helps take your water to the next level, plus, provides natural electrolytes! Our favorite combination is sliced oranges, mint, and cucumber! You also don’t need an infuser like this. Simply slice 1 orange, 1/2 cucumber, and throw in a few whole mint leaves into a pitcher, add water and let sit for a few hours! Enjoy!

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad

lunch vegetarian Nov 21, 2018

Coming at you with another high protein pasta dish. Who said you couldn't eat pasta!? Thanks to Banza pasta, you can now enjoy pasta that is made of chickpeas and contains 25 grams of protein! This mediterranean veggie pasta salad is made with cucumbers, red and orange bell peppers, red onion, feta cheese, and a red wine vinegar dressing! Enjoy! 



INGREDIENTS:

1 box Banza penne chickpea pasta
1 red bell pepper
1 orange bell pepper
1/2 cucumber
1/4 of large red onion
1/4 cup feta cheese
Drizzle of olive oil
Drizzle of red wine vinegar
Dash of salt
Dash of pepper
Dash of oregano
Dash of garlic powder



DIRECTIONS:

Cook pasta according to directions.
Chop vegetables and mix with pasta, olive oil, spices, red wine vinegar and feta.
 

 
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Red Lentil Tacos

dinner vegetarian Nov 21, 2018

very now and then, we like to have a meatless-Monday to get more plant-based proteins in our diets. Lentils are high in fiber and protein and make for a wonderful meat-substitute. This is a recipe your family will love! (Recipe modified from TheFitchen.com)


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup dry red lentils
  • 1/2 cup black beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder

Toppings

  • avocado
  • green onions
  • tomato

DIRECTIONS:

Heat oil on medium heat in a large pot. Add the onion and sautè for 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and green pepper and sauté for another 3-5 minutes or until soft. Set aside.

Rinse the lentils in a strainer.

In a separate pot, combine...

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Baked "Fried" Chicken

dinner Nov 21, 2018

We are from the midwest so comfort food is definitely something we love! Baked “fried” chicken, mashed potatoes with a little cauliflower and country style green beans flavored with onion and turkey bacon! It doesn't get much better than this! 




INGREDIENTS:
6 medium bone-in skinless drumsticks
2 1/2 cups bran flakes
3 tsp kosher salt, less if you are using normal salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp fresh black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Oil spray



DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with foil and set a rack above. Spray rack with oil. 
Crush cereal in a food processor or chopper. In a bowl mix crushed cereal with salt, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Place in a shallow dish or ziplock bag. 
Using a cooking brush, brush Dijon mustard onto chicken then coat chicken with crushed cereal mixture. Place chicken on wire rack and spray with oil. Bake 35-40 minutes. (Chicken should be...

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Superfood Dark Chocolate Bark

dessert Nov 21, 2018

Like most people, we love sweets and believe there is a place for them in our diet in moderation. This superfood dark chocolate bark satisfies that sweet tooth and can be done in a matter of minutes! The perfect sweet and salty combination, we are sure this will become a favorite in your home!


Ingredients: 
1/2 cup sliced almonds
10 ounces dark chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon ground coffee
1/4 cup goji berries
2teaspoons chia seeds
1/4 teaspoon sea salt




Directions: 
Preheat your oven to 250 F.
Place the almonds on a baking sheet and toast in oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Once lightly toasted, remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
Place chocolate chips on a baking sheet lined with parchment, sprinkle over coffee grounds. Set in oven for 2-4 minutes. As soon as the chocolate has softened, remove it from the oven.
Using a spatula, spread the chocolate out until about inch thick.
Sprinkle on toasted almonds, goji berries, chia seeds, and sea salt.
Slide the chocolate with the...

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Red Enchiladas

dinner Nov 21, 2018

If you haven’t tried Siete Foods almond flour tortillas...you are missing out! We actually prefer them to corn or wheat tortillas! They made these red enchiladas soooo good! This will be a staple and family favorite for sure! Recipe below!



INGREDIENTS
1 lb. lean ground beef or tofu crumbles
1 small onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 TBS. salsa
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
20 oz. red enchilada sauce, divided
1/4 cup olive or avocado oil 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour or gluten-free flour
1/4 cup whipping cream
1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 packages Siete Foods almond flour tortillas


DIRECTIONS
Cook ground beef until almost done, add onion and garlic. Cook until done, drain any excess grease. Add salsa, 1 cup cheese, and 2 TBS red enchilada sauce. Mix well and set aside. 


In saucepan add olive oil, and flour, mix and let bubble about 3 minutes. Add remaining chili sauce, cumin and whipping cream. Cook about 5 minutes until thick. Pour 1 cup in a 13x9 inch baking...

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Almond Butter Brownie Thins

desserts Nov 21, 2018

This modified recipe of fudgy almond-butter brownie thins came from a fellow dietitian @bitesbymi, check her out on Instagram! They are made with all- natural ingredients and grain-free too! A great alternative to the processed, high-sugar brownies we all crave from time to time. Believe us when we say, they are JUST as addicting. Enjoy!


INGREDIENTS:

¼ cup natural, unsalted creamy almond butter
½ cup almond flour
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
¼ cup Truvia or honey
¾ cup cacoa powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
2 eggs, whisked
 3/4 cup mini dark chocolate chips
Optional: sliced strawberries for topping


DIRECTIONS: 

1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together almond butter, trivia or honey, and coconut oil until well combined. 
3. Add cacoa powder in ¼ cup increments, whisking until well mixed.
4. Whisk in vanilla, salt and eggs, until...

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