Strawberries and Creamy Dip

Desserts and snacks can be simple, healthy and beautiful. This easy to make strawberries and dip has only TWO ingredients! Call it strawberries and creamy dip, nobody will know the truth: it’s possibly the laziest dessert you can ever make.

Strawberries & Cream Recipe

It’s simple – wash you strawberries and arrange them in a circle. In the middle, 1 cup of lowfat or full fat plain yogurt – THAT’S IT! No cutting, no mixing, nothing but washing and arranging, which would be a task any toddler can do…

Strawberries and Creamy Dip

Strawberries and Creamy Dip
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
 
So simple it hurts, just arrange it pretty and give it a nice name!
Ingredients
  • Strawberries
  • Lowfat Yogurt
Instructions
  1. Wash your strawberries.
  2. Arrange them on a plate.
  3. Put about 1 cup of lowfat or full fat plain yogurt in the middle.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Be sure to provide a bowl or two for strawberry stems if guests won’t have anywhere to put the strawberry stems.

Quick and Healthy Side Dish: Roasted Veggies

Time, time, time . . . cooking takes time and you have none, right? This recipe, I’m here to show you, is one example of how you can have a healthy side dish in less time that it takes to decide what kind of toppings you want on a pizza. It’s great for those leftover nights where the leftovers are a bit too skimpy to make a main meal. If you don’t know how to roast veggies, you’re going to learn now!

Ingredients: Whatever veggies you have.

Instructions: Cut up veggies, douse them in olive oil, and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Bake for 375 or more depending on how quick you want them done and if you’re going to keep an eye on them. When they start to brown, they’re roasted! You can roast them at up to 500 degrees and still get good results, just keep in mind they can burn quicker.

Baked Veggies

 

10 minutes (about) in a hot oven and your healthy side dish is done!
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Strawberry Soup

For breakfast or for a snack, strawberry soup is a delicious treat. It’s high in vitamin C, has calcium, protein, potassium, Omega-3 and is pretty filling!

Ingredients:

1.5 cups frozen strawberries

1/2 cup milk

2 tbsp ground flax seeds

1 banana

1 oz walnuts, sprinkle of chia & decoration

Strawberry Soup

For a more ice-cream like experience, add more frozen strawberries to the mix. To reduce calories, use fat free milk, skip the banana and reduce the amount of walnuts.

Strawberry Soup
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Recipe type: Breakfast
 
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 banana
  • 1 oz walnuts
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
Instructions
  1. Blend the frozen strawberries, milk, flax and banana well.
  2. Top with walnuts & chia seeds and serve!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 500 grams Calories: 537 Fat: 33 Saturated fat: 3 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 60 Sugar: 34 Sodium: 58 Fiber: 21 Protein: 18 Cholesterol: 10

Strawberry Soup

Asian Chicken Meatballs Recipe

Ground chicken recipes aren’t easy to find and when I did find one, I didn’t like the fact that they were fried (probably dried out) and then dipped in uber-sweet peanut sauce. So, I made my own recipe for ground chicken and it was AMAZING. What else can a girl with ground up chicken thigh meat do other than get creative?

Chicken Meatball Burger Dinner

Instructions are in each photo.

Ingredients for 20 chicken burgers/meatballs:

BURGER MEATBALLS:

4 lbs (2.2 kg) ground chicken thighs

1 cup fresh parsley, 1 medium onion, 4 cloves garlic

Salt & pepper

1/2 cup chickpea flour (or breadcrumbs)

SIMMER SAUCE:

Oil – 4 tbsp olive oil (or other cooking oil), 1 tbsp sesame oil

4 tbsp honey

1 cup orange juice

Onion and Parsley and Garlic
Prep the parsley by cutting the bottoms off and then cutting it in half. Put it in the blender with the garlic and onion.
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Using the automatic pulse feature on medium strength, cut the onion, garlic & parsley until they are fine (as pictured).
Chicken Burger Mix
In a large bowl, combine the herb mix, one egg, the chicken, salt & pepper and the chickpea flour (or breadcrumbs if you like gluten!) Mix with your hands until well blended! Make burger meatballs and set on the side.
Chicken Burgers
Combine the simmer sauce and heat on medium until it boils and then reduce the heat.
Chicken Meatballs
Cook 12-15 minutes until the outside of the burger ball starts to brown and then gently flip over.
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There is is!

Blueberry Banana Peanut Butter Snack

It’s not often that we need more calories, but lots of people do for lots of reasons. Whether you’re preparing a snack for a kid who needs to gain weight, trying to keep up with calorie requirements for pregnant or breast feeding women or trying to recover from an intense work out, healthy high calorie snacks help! You can re-make this snack with fewer calories by replacing the dried blueberries with fresh and reducing the amount of peanut butter.

Blueberry Banana Snack

Blueberry Banana Peanut Butter Snack
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Recipe type: Snack
 
Need some protein? Skip the expensive bars and processed smoothies. Blueberry banana flavored snack, no thanks. Here's an all-year favorite for when you need some extra calories. It's now low in calories, but it's tasty, minimally processed and can restore your energy quickly.
Ingredients
  • 1 Ripe banana
  • 1 oz Dried (or fresh) blueberries
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Cut up the banana.
  2. Glob on the peanut butter.
  3. Sprinkle on the blueberries.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 snack Calories: 400 Fat: 16 Saturated fat: 3 Carbohydrates: 54 Sugar: 43 Fiber: 11 Protein: 10 Cholesterol: 0

Balsamic Cauliflower Recipe

Cauliflower recipes are tricky – some can add unwanted saturated fat, cholesterol, calories or gluten (ahhh!). Here is a recipe that’s 100% gluten free, adds extra calories only from healthy olive oil AND will get even the pickiest eaters to love cauliflower.

Balsamic Cauliflower

Ingredients:

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Cauliflower

Instructions:

Make or purchase your balsamic vinaigrette. Cut the cauliflower up into small pieces (see picture). Soak to remove pesticides (even organics should be soaked!). Rinse and place in a large container that has a close-able lid. Drizzle the balsamic on top of the cauliflower.

Balsamic Cauliflower Preparation

Shake vigorously!

Shake cauliflower

Spread out evenly on to the parchment paper and place in a pre-heated oven – 250 farenheit or 120 celcius.

Parchment

Bake until browned. If they are browning too quickly, turn the heat down:) The cook time depends on your own taste. You can have them barely cooked and crunchy or mushy and browned – your choice. It’s usually about 10 minutes to brown and cook each side well.

Browned Baked Cauliflower