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Healthy&Fresh Dinner Salad

29 Jun

Sometimes, you just want a big salad for dinner.

The problem: salads don’t fill one up and satisfy as a meal in itself most times

The solution: a huge, fresh salad creation full of fiber filling ingredients, and topped with a protein to keep that stomach satisfied!

I made this salad for my mom the other night, and she loved it! She was completely satisfied the whole night..of course, until I made her my healthy chocolate protein mug cake(recipe on site)!

If you’re wanting a lighter meal, this is a great option. If you’re wanting a more filling, satisfying meal, this is still great, just add a big serving of protein on top! Grilled chicken, salmon, or even steak would be yummy.

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Dinner Salad
-Spring Lettuce Mix
-Arugula
-5 cherry tomatoes, chopped
-1/4 red pepper, diced
-1 mini cucumber (or about 1/4 cup chopped)
-about 10 baby carrots, chopped small
-1/2 avocado, sliced
-2T nutritional yeast
-1T chia seeds
-1T walnuts
-2T dried cherries or raisins
-2T feta cheese
-2T olive oil/coconut oil
-1T balsamic vinegar
-salt and pepper to taste
-optional: grilled chicken, salmon, or steak to top salad
Directions: cut up enough lettuce and arugula to fill plate. Cut up all veggies and place on salad mix. Sprinkle nutritional yeast, seeds, nuts, cheese, and dried fruit on top. Drizzle oil and vinegar over all. Top with protein if desired. Enjoy!

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Savory Chia Wrap (Single-Serving)

12 Jun

Chia seeds are so beneficial. Just 1 tablespoon, would be the nutritional equivalent of a smoothie made of the omega 3 filled salmon, iron rich spinach, calcium rich milk, and antioxidant filled blueberries (not saying you’d want a smoothie like that, but you get the comparison)!  So when I saw Chia flour, I knew I had to buy it! And of course, come up with a great way to use it.

There is nothing quite like a homemade wrap. Especially when it’s high in protein and very healthy! Last night I was wanting some kind of bread, but had run out of all my store-bought paleo loaf, so, I decided to create a wrap of my own. The best thing about this recipe, its for a single serving that you can make extremely quick! Or you can multiply the ingredients to make many. Either way, its a quick and healthy way to make your own wrap!

But what I did with with one of these wraps after making it was what became my dinner and was so absolutely delicious. I decided to toast it, and make a pizza, using this as my crust!

This recipe is so versatile. Use it in the morning with eggs, in the afternoon  as a turkey wrap, or at dinner like I did with making a pizza! No matter how you choose to make this, you will not be disappointed, because the wrap itself is so delicious. Did I mention, it’s only 4 ingredients?!

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The darker ones are made of all chia flour, the lighter ones are made of 1T each: peanut flour and chia flour :)

Savory Chia Wrap
-1T chia flour (no chia flour? substitute any other gluten free flour!)
-1T peanut flour
-1/2 cup egg whites
-1/8 tsp baking powder
-salt to taste

Directions: Heat a pan on the stove with a touch of oil. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, and mix until smooth and all clumps are gone. Pour “batter” into pan, and tip pan around to even out the batter around the entire bottom. Cook on low heat with lid on. When the wrap is set, flip on the other side to slightly brown. Remove from pan. Enjoy in any way you like! Feel free to multiple batter to make many like I did. Keep in refrigerator for up to a few days.

My Chia Wrap Pizza! I toasted the wrap until browned, and topped with cottage cheese and sauteed kale and bell peppers.

My Chia Wrap Pizza! I toasted the wrap until browned, and topped with cottage cheese, sauteed kale and bell peppers.

Creamy Tomato Basil Pizza on Cauliflower Crust

7 Jun

I bought two huge heads of cauliflower the other day. So what was the first thing I thought of to do? Make a cauliflower pizza. But this time, I wanted to change it up from the typical pizza. I was craving some creamy, yet still that same delicious tomato taste at the same time. What did that bring to mind? Creamy tomato basil soup.

So creamy tomato basil it was. But this sauce is not filled with your typical heavy whipping cream. No, this is made with the light yet still creamy texture of greek yogurt and cottage cheese. Mixed in some fresh tomato sauce and a couple other things, and there I had it, the taste I was craving, creamy, cheesy, and tomato-y (okay so I know that isn’t exactly a word, but you understand)! And of course, cauliflower crusts are delicious in themselves, now that I’ve perfected the recipe of it here.

Desiring a delicious and healthy spin on your typical pizza? You must try this!

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Tomato Basil Pizza
-1/2 fresh tomato sauce
-1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
-1/4 cup cottage cheese
-2T nutritional yeast
-1tsp dried basil
-1 tsp sea salt
-recipe for cauliflower crust, here
-fresh basil leaves
-optional: cooked chicken
Directions: Cook crust according to instructions. Place all ingredients above (except basil leaves) in food processor or high speed blender and blend until smooth. Spread onto pizza. Top with basil leaves and your choice of meat if desired. Enjoy!

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