Archive for Quick Bites

Mocha Peanut Butter Love Cake!

STEP ONE: What you need:
~ 4 tbsp of Coconut Oil.
~ Few drops PURE Coffee Extract
~ 2 tbsp of Peanut Butter Non – GMO / No Canola Oil
Check the back of the labels under ingredients and it should just say PEANUTS! Nothing else! Don’t let their “ALL NATURAL” labels fool you.)
– Packet or scoop of Chocolate (or Chocolate Vegan) Shakeology.

STEP TWO:
a.) Melt 2 tbsp of coconut oil for 15 seconds.
b.) Add in 1/2 scoop of Shakeology and mix together. (
C.) Few drops PURE Coffee Extract
d.) Pour mix into desired containers (ramekin or mini muffin pan)
e.) Put in freezer for 5 minutes.
f.) Take out and spread even amount of PB over frozen chocolate.
g.) Melt 2 tbsp of coconut oil for 15 seconds.
h.) Add in 1/2 scoop of Shakeology and mix together.
i.) Pour overtop the PB to cover completely.
j.) Freeze for 15 minutes.
k.) Take out of container.
l.) ENJOY!!!
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Recipe makes approx 4 servings depending on what type of container you use!

Cherry Crunch Snack

I have literally had this the last five days in a row for an afternoon snack! SOOO GOOOD!

Cacao Nibs are a Chocolate Treat & Crunchy Antioxidant for Pick-Me-Up. Cherries are low in calories, high in fiber and packed full of nutrients.

So Delicious dairy free cultured coconut milk is made with six live active cultures, making it the perfect alternatives to dairy yogurt.

Mix them all up & you have a healthy, satisfying treat that will fill you up for hours. ENJOY!

To busy to make breakfast?!

If you cut up all your veggies for the week, once a week, you can just pull them out when you want them. This is one of my favorite quick meals.

Snack Better

I get it & I am not above it. We are gonna snack…. so let’s just make better decisions while we do it.

Whipped Peanut Butter & Celery ~ It has 25% less calories & fat than regular Jif peanut butter. It has 140 calories per two tablespoons. Sometimes if I get hungry real late this is my go to snack. One spoonful.

Ostrich Jerky ~ 80 Calories, 14g Protein. So good & easy for an on the go snack that actually fills you up!!!

Carrots & Hummus ~ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends hummus for just this purpose. It’s low in calories & high in dietary fiber. 2 tablespoons of hummus is about 46 calories and has 2 g of dietary fiber. Tufts University recommends hummus as a convenient snacking food. Combine raw vegetables such as bell peppers slices, broccoli or baby carrots with hummus for a low-calorie snack.

Dried fruit & nuts ~ They come in super handy when you’re ON-THE-GO! Nuts provide a great source of protein & good fat while the fruit will give you an energy boosting source of carbs (perfect for replenishing muscle tissue).

Vanilla Energy Cookies!

The Fresh Green Goddess Sandwich

Green Goddess Mayonnaise (makes enough for 4-6 sandwiches):Green Godess 3

1/3 cup packed basil leaves

1/3 cup packed chopped chives

zest and juice of 1/2 a lemon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup mayonnaise (Spectrum’s olive oil mayonnaise)

 

Pickled spring onions (makes enough for 4-6 sandwiches):

½ red onion chopped

1/2 cup white wine vinegar

1 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon fine sea salt

1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns, lightly crushed

 

Per sandwich:Fresh Green Godess 2

2 slices bread or bun or gluten free wraps

1/2 ripe avocado, sliced

A few thin slices fresh brie

A few thin slices cucumber

several slices pickled onion

 

Make the mayonnaise:

In the food processor, combine all ingredients except for the lemon juice (i.e., the basil, lemon zest, salt, and mayonnaise). Puree smooth, about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Blend in the lemon juice. Chill until needed.

 

Pickle the onions:

In a flat baking dish or tupperware, combine the onions slices, vinegar, sugar, salt, and peppercorns. Put a lid on and let sit for at least 10 minutes, shaking a few times to dissolve the salt and sugar. Use immediately or refrigerate until needed, up to 1 week.

 

Assemble the sandwiches:

Spread both slices of bread with a thick layer of the mayonnaise. Top with the avocado, brie cucumber, pickled onion, and lettuce. Optionally wrap the sandwich in parchment or secure with two toothpicks, and slice in half with a sharp serrated bread knife or chef’s knife.

 

*~* Additional Options *~*

Add a handful of sprouts (such as broccoli sprouts), rinsed and dried

Add a few small lettuce leaves (butter or romaine), rinsed and dried

Toast the bread

The pickled onion & mayonnaiseare an extra step you won’t wan to skip!!! If you prepare them on your food prep day, all the ingredients will last up to a week in the fridge. Then you can assemble the sandwich quickly when you’re ready. SOOO GOOD, LIGHT & FRESH!

 

Teriyaki Salmon Bites

Flourless Espresso Brownies

Sweet Potatoe Salad

Total Time: 1 hour 15 min.

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cooking Time: 30 min.

Yield: 2 servings

 

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1½ tsp. red wine vinegar

1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

½ tsp. raw honey (or pure maple syrup)

1 dash Himalayan salt (or sea salt)

1 tsp. chopped fresh herbs (like basil, oregano or parsley) (to taste; optional)

Preparation:

1. Combine oil, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt, and herbs (if desired) in a medium bowl; whisk to blend. Set aside.

2. Combine sweet potato, apple, bell pepper, onion, and cilantro in a large bowl; mix well.

3. Drizzle dressing over sweet potato mixture; toss gently to blend.

4. Place even amounts of arugula on two serving plates; top each with sweet potato mixture and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.

Tip: Bake fork-pierced sweet potato at 450° F for 30 to 40 minutes or until just tender. Do not over bake; cool.

 

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 236

Fat: 11 g

Saturated Fat: 2 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 194 mg

Carbohydrate: 32 g

Fiber: 6 g

Sugar: 16 g

Protein: 5 g

 

P90X/P90X2 Portions (per serving)

1 vegetable

½ carb/legume & tuber

½ fat

½ fruit

 

Body Beast Portions (per serving)

1 starch

2 vegetable

1 fruit

1 fat

 

One of the great things about Beachbody is they take the guess work out of meal planning & options. They give you limitless options.

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Spiced Cucumbers

This one is so easy & so good! OH….. & NO SUGAR!!!

Peel half the cucumber for added decoration. Cut in circles. Douse with lime juice & chili powder. You can also use Old Bay seasoning.

YUMM!!!!

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