Peanut Butter & Apple Boats with vanilla Greek Yogurt & Frosted Mini Wheats!

Peanut Butter & Apple Boats with vanilla Greek Yogurt & Frosted Mini Wheats!

Peanut Butter & Apple Boats with vanilla Greek Yogurt & Frosted Mini Wheats!

Fun little breakfast that I made for Dylan! I used a little black food coloring on the frosted mini wheats for faces and then added some blue food coloring to the yogurt!

Caramel Apple Yogurt Bowl!

Caramel Apple Yogurt Bowl!

Caramel Apple Yogurt Bowl!

Caramel Apple Yogurt Bowl for my little guy!

1 Green apple
1 container of fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1tbsp store bought caramel apple dip
Chopped Nut of choice

Cut the top off of the apple and then core it out using a melon baller. Dip the rim into caramel and then into the chopped nuts. Fill with fat free vanilla greek yogurt.

Quick & Simple lightened up Chicken Salad Wrap with Quinoa, Grapes, Pecans & Feta – yummy!

Quick & Simple lightened up Chicken Salad Wrap with Quinoa, Grapes, Pecans & Feta - yummy!

Quick & Simple lightened up Chicken Salad Wrap with Quinoa, Grapes, Pecans & Feta – yummy!

1 Ole Xtreme low carb wrap
3oz store bought rotisserie chicken – shredded
1/4cup precooked tricolor quinoa
7 red grapes – halved
7grams crumbled feta cheese
5grams chopped pecans
2tbsp fat free greek yogurt – plain or vanilla (I used vanilla because I like the extra sweetness)
1tsp fresh lemon juice
1tsp olive oil
1/2tsp vinegar (I used pomegranate)
Fresh ground pepper
Handful of spring mix

In a small bowl mix together the yogurt, oil, vinegar & lemon juice until well combined – add fresh ground pepper to taste. In a separate bowl mix together the chicken, grapes, pecans and quinoa. Pour the sauce over the chicken mixture and stir until evenly coated. Season with some more pepper or salt if you choose. You’ve probably noticed by now that I RARELY add salt to dishes, it’s just a personal preference. Lay the tortilla flat & layer with the spring mix, chicken mix & then feta cheese. Roll up tightly and cut!

Peach & Oat PROTEIN superfood Smoothie!

Peach & Oat PROTEIN superfood Smoothie!

Peach & Oat PROTEIN superfood Smoothie!

Maca powder is the secret ingredient in this little powerhouse smoothie. Maca is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. It serves as a boost to your libido & increases athletic performance. If you find yourself tired most of the time, experiment with maca to see if it helps. Just a small amount could be exactly what you need for a boost!

1cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
20grams oats (quick or rolled)
1scoop Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1/2cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1 frozen peach (I cut up & placed in freezer the night before)
1/2 frozen banana
2tsp TruVibe Organics Maca Powder
1 stevia packet

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend!

I use a Ninja Blender for all of my smoothies & I am extremely happy with it!

Mediterranean stuffed Chicken Breasts!

Mediterranean stuffed Chicken Breasts!

Mediterranean stuffed Chicken Breasts!

Serves 2

Marinade:
4tbsp plain greek yogurt
1tsp olive oil
Zest/juice from half a lemon
1tsp oregano
1tsp minced garlic
1/2tsp paprika
1/4tsp black pepper
1/4tsp red pepper flakes
Dash of cumin & cinnamon

Chicken:
2 (6oz) raw chicken breasts pounded flat
1oz feta cheese
1/2 zucchini
1/4 red bell pepper
2 sun dried tomatoes in oil
4 kalamata olives
Salt/Pepper
Flat leaf parsley

In a small bowl mix together all of the marinade ingredients and set aside.

Place chicken breasts between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound flat. Season both sides of chicken with salt & fresh ground pepper. Place chicken breasts in a zip lock bag with the marinade, turn to coat and refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut zucchini, red pepper & sun dried tomatoes into strips. Toss the zucchini & red pepper with a little olive oil and salt/pepper. Quarter the olives. Lay chicken breasts flat add cheese, olives, tomatoes and then the vegetables and fold up each side of chicken. Secure the top shut with tooth picks. Bake for 20-22 minutes on a foil lined baking sheet or until chicken is cooked through. Top with some chopped flat leaf parsley.

Quick & Simple 175 calorie ‘Tropical’ stuffed French Toast! Who said eating low calorie had to suck?!

Quick & Simple 175 calorie 'Tropical' stuffed French Toast! Who said eating low calorie had to suck?!

Quick & Simple 175 calorie ‘Tropical’ stuffed French Toast! Who said eating low calorie had to suck?!

Ingredients:

2 slices Sara Lee 45 calorie wheat bread
70grams Dannon Light & Fit fat free vanilla greek yogurt
50grams fresh strawberries – cut up
1 egg white
1oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk
SPECIAL INGREDIENT – 1/4tsp Pineapple Coconut Dasani Flavor Enhancer Drops
1/4tsp cinnamon
1/4tsp Better Body Foods organic pure vanilla extract
1.5-2grams reduced fat shredded coconut (I got mine at Whole Foods)
1 packet of stevia

Mix the greek yogurt with the 1/4tsp Dasani drops & half of the shredded coconut – set aside.

In a small bowl whisk together the egg white, milk, cinnamon & vanilla. Dip each piece of bread in the egg mixture and cook over medium heat for 2-2:30 minutes per side. While the French toast is cooking, mix the strawberries together with a packet of stevia. Cut toast diagonally and layer with yogurt & cut up fresh strawberries. Top with the remaining shredded coconut!

Mango & Berry PROTEIN Smoothie!

Mango & Berry PROTEIN Smoothie!

Mango & Berry PROTEIN Smoothie!

Mango Layer
15grams Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 fresh mango
1/2cup of orange juice
1/4cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1/2packet stevia
Optional: 1/8tsp xanthan gum

Berry Layer:
15grams Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2cup fresh raspberries
1/2cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1/2 packet stevia
Optional: 1/8tsp xanthan gum

Blend all of the berry ingredients together and pour into a glass. Rinse out blender & blend together all of the mango ingredients. Pour mango smoothie on top of the berry layer & enjoy!

I use a Ninja Blender for all of my smoothies & I am extremely happy with it!

Gluten Free Coconut Flour Chocolate & Raspberry Crepes! The perfect weekend morning breakfast!

Gluten Free Coconut Flour Chocolate & Raspberry Crepes! The perfect weekend morning breakfast!

Gluten Free Coconut Flour Chocolate & Raspberry Crepes! The perfect weekend morning breakfast!

Makes 2 servings
Dry ingredients:
2tbsp of Better Body Foods coconut flour
1tbsp TruVibe Organics cacao powder
1/4tsp ground flaxseed
1/4tsp baking powder

Wet Ingredients:
5.5oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk
3 large egg whites – room temperature
1tbsp Better Body Foods agave nectar
1tbsp melted Better Body Foods coconut oil

Filling:
4 large fresh raspberries
1tsp water
1 packet of stevia
33grams fat free Philadelphia cream cheese
50grams Dannon Light & Fit fat free vanilla greek yogurt
Topping: additional raspberries & sugar free chocolate sauce

Crack 3 egg whites into a bowl and allow to reach room temperature. In a separate bowl add the milk with the agave nectar and microwave for 20 seconds. (this will keep the melted coconut oil from hardening when added). Once milk & egg whites are room temperature, add in the egg whites & coconut oil. Mix together all of the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl and then whisk in the wet ingredients. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes so the coconut flour can soak up some of the liquid and thicken. Batter will still be runnier than pancake batter.

While the batter is resting, make your crème filling! Place the 4 raspberries, packet of stevia and teaspoon of water in a small bowl and microwave for 25 seconds. Next stir in the cream cheese until smooth and then add in the greek yogurt. Set aside.

Cook 1/8 of a cups worth of batter in a small skillet over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, without flipping and then slide out of pan onto a plate. While the next one is cooking, add 1tbsp of filling to crepe and roll up. Repeat with remaining batter/filling. Top with some more fresh raspberries & sugar free chocolate sauce.

Dark Chocolate “Superfoods” overnight PROTEIN oats! These oats are PACKED with nutrients from chia seeds, maca powder & cacao powder – see below for their great health benefits if you’re not already consuming them!

Dark Chocolate "Superfoods" overnight PROTEIN oats! These oats are PACKED with nutrients from chia seeds, maca powder & cacao powder - see below for their great health benefits if you're not already consuming them.

Dark Chocolate “Superfoods” overnight PROTEIN oats! These oats are PACKED with nutrients from chia seeds, maca powder & cacao powder – see below for their great health benefits if you’re not already consuming them.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 scoop of Plant Fusion chocolate protein powder
3/4cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1tbsp TruVibe Organics chia seeds
1tbsp TruVibe Organics cacao powder
1tsp TruVibe Organics maca powder
1/4tsp vanilla extract
2 packets of stevia
Sugar free chocolate sauce
Banana for garnish

Mix together all ingredients (except chocolate sauce & banana) in a bowl or a jar with a spoon. Cover and refrigerate until ready to eat! Super simple!

 

Chia seeds can help with weight loss & reduce food cravings by preventing some of the food that you eat from getting absorbed into your system. They can also help your diet by making you feel full. This is because they absorb 10 times their weight in water, forming a bulky gel. They are also great for athletes because the “chia gel” can hydrate the body. There’s evidence to suggest they can reduce blood pressure. They are the richest plant source of Omega-3 (the vital fats that protect against inflammation—such as arthritis—and heart disease). In fact, they contain more Omega-3 than salmon!

Maca powder is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids. It serves as a boost to your libido & increases endurance. At the same time it balances your hormones and increases fertility. If you find yourself overcome with anxiety, stress, depression or mood swings, maca may help alleviate these symptoms! Maca relieves menstrual issues and menopause. It alleviates cramps, body pain, hot flashes, anxiety, mood swings, and depression.

Cacao has more antioxidant flavonoids than any food tested so far, including blueberries, red wine, and black and green teas. In fact, it has up to four times the quantity of antioxidants found in green tea. The cacao bean is also rich in magnesium, an energy mineral and vital electrolyte. This super-food is also a good source of sulfur. Sulfur is associated with strong nails, shiny hair and a healthy liver and pancreas.

Cinnamon & Sugar Tortilla Bowls filled with Strawberry Greek Yogurt & fresh Fruit!

Cinnamon & Sugar Tortilla Bowls filled with Strawberry Greek Yogurt & fresh Fruit!

Cinnamon & Sugar Tortilla Bowls filled with Strawberry Greek Yogurt & fresh Fruit!

Breakfast for my little guy!

1 Ole Xtreme low carb tortilla
1tsp Paleo Butter (stay tuned for a new product spotlight, it’s amazing!)
2tbsp stevia
1tsp cinnamon
1 container of fat free strawberry Greek yogurt
Fresh fruit of choice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut two smaller circles out of the tortilla. Mix together the cinnamon and stevia on a small paper plate. Melt the Paleo Butter (@paleobutter) in the microwave for 25 seconds. Brush both sides of the tortillas with the butter and then dip them into the cinnamon sugar. Place in ramekins that have been sprayed with cooking spray and bake for 20 minutes or until crispy. Fill each cup with yogurt and top with fruit!