Last night I revisited the “Tone It Up” nutrition guide in search of a healthy meal. I stumbled across their Blondie Muffins and I’m so glad I did. I was a bit hesitant to make these muffins knowing that the main ingredient is garbanzo beans but I went for it anyway. Let me tell you, they’re the perfect alternative to a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie or any dessert. I modified the recipe by adding chocolate chunks and ended up creating these Chickpea Blondie Chocolate Chunk Muffins….
Vegetable Lasagna is a combination of two of my favorite dishes, eggplant Parmesan and lasagna. If you’re craving an Italian meal but don’t want the food coma that comes with it, try this take on lasagna. It’s absolutely delicious but doesn’t contain all of the carbs that you’d find in pasta or fried eggplant. By substituting the noodles with eggplant and zucchini you’re sneaking in vegetables. At the same time, you’re packing your meal with protein by replacing the ricotta cheese with cottage.
Oh Kale Yeah! My Spicy Almond Butter Kale Salad is on fire and not because of the chili garlic sauce, but because of the amazing benefits! A single cup of raw kale contains so many health boosters. Kale is filled with Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and is titled one of the healthiest foods in the world….
Do you ever wonder why so many movies and T.V. shows have scenes where characters are eating Chinese takeout??? Whether it’s eating alone while coping with a breakup or indulging cross legged on the floor in an empty home, Chinese food is always there!
I found this Cashew Zoodles recipe in the Whole30 cook book and then modified it to make it my own. If you’re not into zoodles, I still recommend making this sauce because it’s amazing. I may or may not have been eating it by the spoonful… I loved it so much that I made it again the next day and used it as salad dressing over my spinach and kale salad. Even Erik loved it, so that’s a plus. Did I mention its Whole30 and Paleo approved with no added sugar?
Almond crusted chicken fingers are a healthy alternative to the childish chicken fingers and grilled cheese I still crave. …
My heart was set on making stuffed shells, I bought all the ingredients and was ready to cook and then Erik shot me down. He reminded me of how terrible we’ve been eating and I couldn’t argue. So what’s the next best thing to pasta? A vegetable that tastes like pasta! And honestly it’s just as good as the real thing! I stuffed my spaghetti squash with Italian sausage and ricotta cheese and then layered it with mozzarella for a perfect winter dish and a healthy pasta alternative….