Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana breakfast Quinoa – Kid approved!

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana breakfast Quinoa - Kid approved!

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana breakfast Quinoa – Kid approved!

Ingredients

60grams precooked Better Body Foods quinoa
1 Banana
1.5tsp of TruVibe Organics cacao powder
1tbsp peanut butter
1/4tsp Better Body Foods organic pure vanilla extract
1/2packet stevia

Mash the banana & peanut butter together in a bowl with a fork. Next add in the cacao powder, vanilla & stevia and stir until well combined. Finally mix the cooked quinoa into the banana mixture & enjoy!

Quinoa Fruit Salad – only 175 calories!

Quinoa Fruit Salad - only 175 calories!

Quinoa Fruit Salad – only 175 calories!

This is currently the ONLY way that I can get my 4 year old to eat Quinoa, but it’s a start!

Quinoa Fruit Salad – only 175 calories!

60grams precooked Better Body Foods tricolor quinoa

50grams pineapple

50grams strawberry

50grams blueberry

1tsp Better Body Foods agave nectar

Juice from half a lemon

In a small bowl combine the agave nectar & lemon juice. Cut up all of the fruit and mix together with the precooked quinoa and top with the lemon dressing!

Strawberries & Cream Ice Cream Sandwich Sundae with only 150 calories!

Strawberries & Cream Ice Cream Sandwich Sundae with only 150 calories!

Strawberries & Cream Ice Cream Sandwich Sundae with only 150 calories!

Thank you Enlightened Ice Cream (@eatenlightened) for existing! Without you, this would not have happened tonight!

Ingredients:
1 Enlightened vanilla ice cream sandwich (only 100 calories!)
50grams of fresh strawberries – cut up
2tbsp(18grams) of fat free Cool whip
Drizzle of sugar free chocolate sauce

Layer the ice cream sandwich with Cool Whip & cut up strawberries. Top with a little sugar free chocolate sauce!

Mini Frozen Cheesecake Cups with only 50 calories each! Perfect treat to have in the freezer at all times – quick & simple to make!

Mini Frozen Cheesecake Cups with only 50 calories each! Perfect treat to have in the freezer at all times - quick & simple to make!

Mini Frozen Cheesecake Cups with only 50 calories each! Perfect treat to have in the freezer at all times – quick & simple to make!

Yields 6 Cups:
6 Athens mini phyllo shells(from the freezer section that come prebaked)
75grams fat free cream cheese
50grams fat free Cool Whip
1/4tsp Better Body Foods pure vanilla extract
2 packets stevia
1 Amber Lyn Chocolates sugar free dark chocolate bites
6 fresh/frozen raspberries

Melt the dark chocolate square for about 20 seconds in the microwave in a small dish. Dip the tops of the phyllo shells in the chocolate and place in the freezer to set. Mix together the cream cheese, cool whip, stevia & vanilla in a small bowl until well combined. Spoon into cups and place back in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Enjoy!

Stuffed Chicken Parmesan with pesto zucchini noodles! Quick, Simple & Low Carb with only 320 calories! Ready in less than 30 minutes.

Stuffed Chicken Parmesan with pesto zucchini noodles! Quick, Simple & Low Carb with only 320 calories! Ready in less than 30 minutes.

Stuffed Chicken Parmesan with pesto zucchini noodles! Quick, Simple & Low Carb with only 320 calories! Ready in less than 30 minutes.

Marcros: 320cal/9carb/16fat/37pro

5oz raw chicken breast
2tbsp of store bought pasta sauce – any flavor (I used a garlic infused pasta sauce)
(You could make your own w/2tbsp plain tomato sauce, 1/4tsp Italian seasoning/1/8tsp minced garlic)
14grams of reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese
5grams grated parmesan cheese
1tbsp jarred pesto sauce
5oz of zucchini – spiralized with the Paderno Spiralizer
2 fresh basil leaves – chopped
1/8tsp Italian seasoning mix
Salt/Pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together the pasta sauce, mozzarella cheese and 1 chopped basil leaf. Season the chicken with fresh ground pepper & a little salt. Cut a slit in the chicken lengthwise being careful not to cut through. Carefully stuff the chicken with the pasta sauce/cheese mixture. Top the chicken with parmesan cheese & Italian seasoning mix and bake on a foiled lined baking sheet for about 20 minutes or until cooked through. Time may vary due to thickness of chicken breast. While chicken is cooking use a spiralizer to make the zucchini noodles (my FAVORITE is the Paderno Spiralizer – worth every penny I paid for it!). When there is about 5 minutes left on the chicken heat the tbsp of pesto in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Once the pesto has warmed and become more oily, quickly sauté the noodles for about 1-2 minutes. Serve chicken topped with the remaining chopped basil leaf. Super easy with very simple ingredients you probably already have laying around!

 

French Toast Cannoli’s – Only 295 calories for all 3!

French Toast Cannoli's! Only 295 calories for all 3! YUM

French Toast Cannoli’s! Only 295 calories for all 3! YUM

French Toast:
3 pieces of Sara Lee 45 calorie bread
1 egg white
1/2oz unsweetened almond milk
1/4tsp Better Body Foods Organic pure vanilla extract
1/4tsp cinnamon
Sugar free chocolate sauce/powdered sugar for topping

Filling:
21grams mascarpone cheese
50grams of skim Ricotta cheese (could reduce macros more with fat free)
6grams of TruVibe Organics cacao nibs
2packets of stevia
1/4tsp Better Body Foods Organic pure vanilla extract
Pinch of cinnamon

Mix together all of the filling ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. In a separate small bowl mix the egg white, milk, vanilla & cinnamon together and lightly beat with a fork. Using a rolling pin, flatten each piece of bread and cut out a circle. Dip each circle into the egg mixture and cook over medium heat for 2 or so minutes per side. Stuff each piece of toast with the filling (I secured mine with a tooth pick) and top with a little sugar free chocolate sauce & powdered sugar!

*NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – Enlightened The Good-For-You Ice Cream*

 

*NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – Enlightened The Good-For-You Ice Cream*

*NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – Enlightened The Good-For-You Ice Cream*

*NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – Enlightened The Good-For-You Ice Cream*

http://www.eatenlightened.com/

I picked these up late last night at my local Sprouts and of course I had already blown all of my macros for the day so I was dying all night having to wait until today to try these!

All I had to see was 70 calorie Fudge Bars & 100 calorie Ice Cream Sandwiches and I was SOLD! Did a little more research on them via their website and I’m highly impressed! They are all packed with protein, fiber and light on calories, fat, and sugar. And the best part….THEY TASTE GREAT!

They currently offer 5 flavors of ice cream bars (fudge, coffee, orange cream, peanut butter & toasted almond) and 2 flavors of ice cream sandwiches (vanilla bean & mint).

Full products macros are as follows:

ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream Fudge, Coffee, Orange Cream, and Toasted Almond bars contain 70 calories, 8 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fiber. They contain only 3 grams of sugar and 2 grams of fat.

ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream Peanut Butter bars contain 80 calories, 9 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fiber. They contain only 3 grams of sugar and 2.5 grams of fat.

ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream sandwiches contain 100 calories, 7 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fiber. Our sandwiches contain only 2 grams of sugar and 2.5 grams of fat.

I highly encourage you to check them out. This link will show you where they are sold in your area: http://www.eatenlightened.com/store-locator/

‘Guilt Free’ Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough PROTEIN Dip! Quick & simple!

'Guilt Free' Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough PROTEIN Dip! Quick & simple!

‘Guilt Free’ Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough PROTEIN Dip! Quick & simple!

Makes multiple servings:

1 can of cannellini beans

1/3cup Better Body Foods agave nectar

1 scoop Plant Fusion vanilla protein powder

1oz TruVibe organics cocao nibs – yum!

1tbsp Better Body Foods coconut oil

1tsp Better Body Foods organic pure vanilla extract

1/8tsp cinnamon

 

Drain and rinse the beans well under running water. Place beans & agave nectar in food processor and blend until smooth. Next add in the protein powder, coconut oil, cinnamon & vanilla and continue to process until smooth – using a spatula to scrape down the sides. Transfer dough into a medium sized bowl and stir in cocao nibs. Eat right away or chill in the refrigerator. *Note: sweetness may differ with different protein powders. Adjust to taste*

*NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – Mina Harissa*

*NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – Mina Harissa*

*NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – Mina Harissa*

*NEW PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – Mina Harissa*

http://www.casablancafoods.com/

Let me just start off by saying that I am SO EXCITED to finally have my hands on this. I had looked everywhere for this; multiple Sprouts, Whole Foods, numerous grocery stores and come to find out it has been at AJ’s Fine Foods this whole time! I read about this sauce in one of the cooking magazines that I get and I was instantly intrigued by it.

It is a traditional Moroccan red pepper sauce, blended using only 6 simple all natural ingredients; red chili pepper, red bell pepper, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, salt. The smell when you first open the jar is AMAZING! I knew what it was going to taste like even before putting it in my mouth!

I can’t wait to start messing around with this in the kitchen. I’m definitely a sucker for the Harissa Spicy, so good!

I highly encourage you to check it out! http://www.casablancafoods.com/

Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Sandwich! Super easy to make, with simple ingredients but tastes amazing!

Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Sandwich! Super easy to make, with simple ingredients but tastes amazing!

Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Sandwich! Super easy to make, with simple ingredients but tastes amazing!

1tbsp soy sauce
1tbsp pineapple juice
1/2tbsp ketchup
1tsp Better Body Foods coconut palm sugar
1/8tsp minced garlic
1 slice of pineapple
1-2 red onion slices
1/4-1/2 of red bell pepper (optional)
1 Nature’s Own whole wheat sandwich round
Few pieces of baby spinach or arugula
Fresh ground pepper

Better Body Foods can be purchased here: http://www.betterbodyfoods.com/

Mix together soy sauce, pineapple juice, ketchup, sugar & garlic together in a small bowl until sugar is dissolved. Reserve 2 teaspoons of marinade in a small bowl and set aside for basting later. Season both sides of chicken with fresh ground pepper and place chicken, red pepper & onion in zip lock bag. Pour remaining marinade into bag, turn to coat and then refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat and grill chicken 6-8 minutes per side or until cooked through depending on breast thickness basting occasionally with remaining marinade. I added the red pepper to the grill at the same time as the chicken and then I added the onion/pineapple to the grill after I flipped the chicken. Serve on a whole wheat sandwich round with a few pieces of spinach!