Chinese Chicken Spring Rolls with a spicy Peanut Sauce for dipping!

Chinese Chicken Spring Rolls with a spicy Peanut Sauce for dipping!

Chinese Chicken Spring Rolls with a spicy Peanut Sauce for dipping!

Chicken w/marinade:
4oz raw chicken breast
1tbsp soy sauce
1tbsp water
1tbsp Better Body Foods agave nectar
1tsp sesame oil
1/4tsp minced garlic
Fresh ground pepper

Peanut Sauce:
2tbsp Better Body Foods PB Fit powdered peanut butter
1tbsp soy sauce
1.5tbsp water
1tsp Better Body Foods agave nectar
1/4tsp sriracha
1/8tsp sesame oil
1/8tsp garlic powder

1 piece of rice paper
1 slice of red cabbage – chopped
1 slice of green cabbage – chopped
Shredded carrots

Mix together all of the chicken marinade ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. Season the chicken with some fresh ground pepper and place in a zip lock bag. Pour the marinade into the bag, turn to coat and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake chicken on a foil lined baking sheet for 15-20 minutes depending on breast thickness. While chicken is cooking mix together all of the peanut sauce ingredients. Once chicken is done, allow to slightly cool and then cut into strips. Dip the rice paper in some warm water for about 5-10 seconds and place on a plate. Next layer the chicken with the cabbage & carrots. Carefully roll up the spring roll and cut in half.

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Sweet & Spicy Lime Chicken Skewers – Quick & Simple

Sweet & Spicy Lime Chicken Skewers - Quick & Simple

Sweet & Spicy Lime Chicken Skewers – Quick & Simple

It never ceases to AMAZE me what my 4 year old will eat. I thought for sure he would take one bite of these and say ‘too spicy mom’ but I was wrong, he LOVED them! Granted, his did not have any red pepper flakes on them but they still had the sriracha! Score 1 for mom 😉

Ingredients:

2 (6oz) chicken breasts
2tbsp soy sauce
1tbsp Better Body Foods Agave Nectar
1tsp Sriracha sauce
1tbsp fresh cilantro
1/2tsp olive oil
1/2tsp minced garlic
1 lime
Optional: Red pepper flakes

In a small bowl mix together the soy sauce, agave, sriracha, cilantro, olive oil, garlic and juice from one lime – reserve 1tbsp of marinade for basting later. Cut up the chicken into chunks and place in a zip lock bag. Pour the marinade into the bag, turn to coat and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Thread chicken chunks onto skewers and grill 6-8 minutes per side, or until chicken is cooked through. Serve with limes wedges & red pepper flakes!

 

‘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*

Quick & Simple Grilled Steak Kabobs!

Quick & Simple Grilled Steak Kabobs!

Quick & Simple Grilled Steak Kabobs!

8oz raw sliced flank steak

3tbsp balsamic vinegar

1tbsp Better Body Foods agave nectar

1tbsp olive oil

1tsp minced garlic

Grilling vegetables of choice (I used red/green bell pepper, zucchini, yellow squash, red onion, mushrooms)

Salt/Pepper

 

In a small bowl mix together the vinegar, agave nectar, olive oil & garlic. Season the steak with a little salt & pepper and place in a zip lock bag with the cut up vegetables. Pour marinade into bag, turn to coat and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Thread steak & vegetables onto skewers (if using wooden, make sure to soak for 30 minutes in water prior to use so they don’t burn). Grill kebabs for 8 or so minutes per side or until steak has reached desired temperature.

Gluten Free Banana Bread Cookies with Walnuts & Tri-Color Quinoa!

Gluten Free Banana Bread Cookies with Walnuts and tri-color quinoa!

Gluten Free Banana Bread Cookies with Walnuts and tri-color quinoa!

Wet Ingredients

1 Banana

2 Eggs

1/2cup Better Body Foods Agave Nectar

2tsp Better Body Foods Organic Pure Vanilla Extract

2tbsp Better Body Foods Coconut Oil

 

Dry Ingredients:

3/4cup uncooked Better Body Foods tri-color Quinoa (cook with 1.5 cups of water)

1cup of gluten free all purpose baking mix

1/2cup of ground flax seed

1tsp cinnamon

<Optional: 1oz chopped walnuts & additional banana for the tops of the cookies>

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*THIS CAN ALSO BE MADE AS A BREAD – SEE PICTURE BELOW. I BAKED THIS SAME DOUGH IN MINI LOAF PANS AT 350 DEGREES FOR 30 MIUNTES*

 

Combine quinoa & water in a small saucepan. Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove lid, fluff with a fork and set aside.

Once the quinoa has mostly cooled, measure out 1.5 cups and add it into a large mixing bowl with the flour, flax seed & cinnamon.

In a small bowl mash the banana with a fork until it becomes like a paste. Add in the oil, eggs, vanilla & agave and stir until well combined.

Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture until well combined and then fold in the walnuts if you choose. The dough will be slightly wet so allow it to rest in the refrigerator for about 30-60 minutes and it will firm up.

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Place heaping tablespoons of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Form into desired shape as they will not change shape/size while cooking. Top with some additional banana if you choose, and bake in the oven for about 22 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before removing to a cooling rack as they will be very soft until they have cooled.

Same recipe baked in a mini loaf pan at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Same recipe baked in a mini loaf pan at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

 

 

Cakey Double Chocolate Brownies with only 5tbsp’s of flour & no beans!

Cakey Double Chocolate Brownies with only 5tbsp's of flour & no beans!

Cakey Double Chocolate Brownies with only 5tbsp’s of flour & no beans!

Cakey Double Chocolate Brownies with only 5tbsp’s of flour & no beans! Did I mention, kid approved!

Ingredients:

5tbsp oat flour (regular oats ground into a flour, make sure to measure after they’ve been ground)

1/4cup cocoa powder

1/2tsp baking powder

1/4tsp baking soda

2tbsp Better Body Foods Agave Nectar

3tbsp Better Body Foods Coconut Palm Sugar

1tsp Better Body Foods Pure Vanilla Extract

1/2cup of creamy peanut butter

1/2cup of unsweetened applesauce

1 whole egg

1/2 cup of chocolate chips (dark or milk chocolate) – divided

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. Don’t attempt to make this without the parchment paper. It WILL STICK even with cooking spray, ask me how I know! Let’s just say that picture is of my second batch! Hence the mini chocolate chips! I used all of my regular ones on my first attempt! HA

In a medium size bowl add the oat flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and then set aside. In a large bowl combine the sugar, peanut butter, vanilla, agave and applesauce. Beat wet mixture using a hand mixer. I originally tried doing this with a spoon and it just wasn’t working. The hand mixer was perfect! After the mixture is smooth add the egg and beat lightly until combined. Add the wet mixture into the oat mixture and stir just until combined making sure not to over mix. Fold in all but a small handful of the chocolate chips and pour into the pan with parchment paper. Top with the remaining chocolate chips and bake about 20 minutes making sure not to over cook. I took mine out at 20 minutes and they were perfectly cakey!

 

 

 

New Products Spotlight – Better Body Foods

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Ok, so I might have gotten a little carried away with Better Body Foods…but I seriously can’t wait to try all of these! Today was my first day EVER using Coconut Palm Sugar. I used it to make the Candied Bacon in my pancake entry. And I’m planning to use the vanilla & agave tomorrow for some homemade granola & roasted nuts. Yum! And a brownie recipe in the works with the PB fit! I’m a total sucker for new products. I may have a ‘small’ online shopping problem.

All of these products can be purchased here: http://www.betterbodyfoods.com/ or at my favorite – AMAZON.com