Archive for Quick Bites – Page 2

Apple Cinnamon Goodness

OK So I have no delusions that this is apple pie!….. BUT…… it gives you that warm apple pie feeling!

So good & so easy!

2 Honeycrisp Apples cored & chopped

2 tbsp Cinnamon

Bake in a greased casserole dish on 350͒  for 40 minutes.

 

You could add a nice coat of honey before you add the cinnamon if you like.

 

Day 12 – No Sugar

I have gotten several questions about Shakeology having sugar in it since I am on the no sugar journey. As most of you know I am a Beachbody Independent Coach & Shakeology is our top selling product. It is a dense daily superfood in the form of a shake.  There is no added sugar in Shakeology which is what I am steering clear of. There is Stevia & a non-GMO fructose from Australia.

The fructose in Shakeology is from Austria where they were able to find non-GMO fructose, of which works in synergy with the other ingredients. There is no outside testing in our country that takes that into account, they break down each ingredient separately instead. For example, they might say “Shakeology is high in sugar”, when really the way the fructose works in synergy with the other ingredients is why it tests so low on the glycemic index. You cannot pick apart each ingredient, you have to understand the whole product. Incase someone out there is wondering….. what does that mean exactly?!

Synergy is the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements, contributions, etc.

There are many articles out there on why meal replacements are sugary & bad for you. I will be honest, most of them are. You can not lump Shakeology into a category with everyone else just because it is called a meal replacement. The facts are indisputable. There are over 70….. yes 70 superfood in Shakeology. Oh, and by the way you can stop taking all the extra vitamins & probiotics that you spend $100s on each month. You know the ones you’re already confused about the absorption rates & what not.

This post is about me going sugar free so I will reel it back in here. Shakeology does not have added sugar. So if you are thinking about going on the sugar free journey, you can breath a sigh of relief now! You don’t have to give up your Shakeology!!!

I have included a few links below if you would like additional information on Shakeology. You can also check out the page I have dedicated to Shakeology on my blog.

Remember you have the power to design your own Destiny!

 

http://www.kellysbelly.com/posts/oh-my-what-i-found-out-about-shakeology/

Below is an article about Shakeology. It is one of the best articles I have seen. This gentleman is from outside the US so he can not receive a commission on the product & just truly loves writing honest reviews on products he enjoys.  –http://www.lifestyleupdated.com/shakeology-review/#Lifestyle

 

 

So DELICIOUS is right!

It’s summer time & I LOVE ICE CREAM! I grew up in Myrtle Beach where ice cream was a part of your daily meal plan.  When we moved to Cornelius NC the summer I turned 12, I remember the ice cream shop I would ride my bike to. I would always order the same thing. A two scoop cone with cookies & cream on the bottom & mint chocolate chip on the top.

As an adult I have learned some things & pay a little more attention to what I put in my body but I don’t want to sacrifice TASTE! If it tastes bad I WILL NOT EAT IT! Now I have a healthy alternative.

Erythritol is the sweetener used instead of sugar in coconut milk ice cream. It isn’t nearly as weird or bad as it sounds, and can be derived from non-GMO, ethically sourced plants. So Delicious made a “no sugar added” line right, and went with a safe, low-glycemic sweetener. SWEET!!!

There is no funny after taste….. this stuff is just good! YOUR WELCOME! ;p

 

Roasted Cauliflower

Bake at 350 for 10 – 15

1 Head Cauliflower
¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder
Salt & Pepper to taste

Cut cauliflower into florets. Toss all ingredients in a bowl until well coated. Place on greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 – 15 minutes until desired tenderness.

Protein Pancakes

 

¼ Cup Gluten Free Oats or Almond Flower

2 tbsp Ground Flax Seed

⅔ Cup Egg Whites

Topping….

2 tbsp Almond Butter

2 tbsp Honey

 

Combine all ingredients in a magic bullet/blender. This will make a pancake consistency batter. Fry up just as you would a pancake. Top with almond butter & honey.

Will make two good size pancakes.

 

Oatmeal Muffins

Bake 350͒  25 Minutes

 

5 Cups Old Fashioned Oats (Gluten Free)

1 Cup unsweetened Applesauce

½ Cup Honey

2 ½ Cups Coconut Milk (May use milk of your choice)

2 Eggs

1 tsp Salt

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

3 tsp Baking Powder

2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon

⅔ Cup Almond Slivers

Line two muffin tins with baking cups & coat with coconut cooking spray.

Mix all dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl mix all the wet ingredients.

Then combine all. Batter is very runny. Fill baking cups to the top. They will not boil over.

 

Additional Ingredient Options…..

Chocolate Chips

Butterscotch Chips

Apple Chunks

Blueberries

Nuts

Your imagination is the limit on this one. These will keep for 5 – 7 days in the refrigerator.  

Hummus Veggie Wrap

Hummus of your choice
Peas Sprouts
Cucumber
Sweet Red Peppers
Tortillas – Your choice
Combine all ingredients & enjoy!!! 

Gooey Waffle

This is a fantastic alternative to a traditional waffle breakfast. My kids love this any time of day. Also makes for a great after school snack they can make quick.

Spiced up Oatmeal

1 Cup Water

½ Cup Gluten Free Oats (Trader Joes)

¼ Cup Coconut Milk

¼ tsp Cinnamon

½ tbsp Honey

Follow traditional oat cooking instructions. Once cooked add honey & let melt. Then stir in milk & cinnamon. Top with craisins or fruit of your choice. Enjoy!

 

Chicken Chilies

I’m talking about OHMYGoodness in a bowl!!! Need something quick & easy for dinner tonight?!
My hubby whipped this up for us the other night in less than 20 minutes. (The rice had to cook)

1 Cup Rice – Prepared
1 Can of Chicken 
1 4oz Can Diced Green Chilies
½ Cup Shredded Sharpe Cheddar
2 Slices Havarti
½ tsp. Basil, Oregano, Thyme
Salt & Pepper to taste

In a bowl combine cooked rice, chicken, & all other ingredients EXCEPT the HAVARTI!
Mix well & transfer to a square, greased backing dish. Then top with Havarti. Cook on 350° until heated through. About 15 minutes. Makes 4 servings.