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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Curry. Butternut Squash Lasagna. Frozen Greek Yogurt Banana Slices. These frozen yogurt banana poppers might just take the award for the best snack in your pantry, fridge, freezer, backpack or wherever else you stash your daily munchables. After one batch, I was completely hooked. These little delights take on an ice cream-like effect once they are frozen, so they taste like an indulgence while still being super-healthy for you. Not to mention, they also make the perfect smoothie starters. So whip up a batch and try them out for yourself—you’ll be thanking me later. Easy Prep Time: 10 minutesFreeze Time: 1 hourTotal Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes Ingredients: BananasGreek yogurt (any flavor) nike air max basketball shoes Directions: 1. 4.

This recipe was inspired by Homemade Banana Peanut Butter Granola Bars. A good granola bar is a true savior to stop an embarrassing stomach-grumbling moment in the middle of class. Despite being a convenient and surefire way to quiet a loud belly, at around $2 a bar, this midday snack can become a pricey habit. Moreover, store-bought granola bars are often made with a lot of added sugar to create candy bar-esque flavors. By making granola bars at home, you can choose simple ingredients and save cash without compromising on health or taste.

All the ingredients that went into making these bars came out to about $15 at Whole Foods, so the cost of each bar was less than a dollar. The best part of this recipe is that you can change up the types of nuts, seeds and fruit to your liking. Variations of this recipe could include cashews, sunflower seeds, raisins, dried blueberries, shredded coconut or even dark chocolate chunks (just add them in at the same time as the dried fruit so that they don’t melt too much).

Advanced Course Servings: 18 bars Directions: 1. 3. Parmesan Spinach Scramble. 3 Refreshing DIY Ice Pop Recipes. Asparagus Pea Pasta Bowl. The Insanely Easy Breakfasts Food Bloggers Eat All the Time (But Don't Think Are Worth Posting) 5 Protein-Packed Breakfasts Under 500 Calories. Peanut Butter, Banana, and Flax Smoothies Recipe. No Bake Energy Bites. No-Bake Energy Bites This no bake energy bites recipe is super simple to make, made with healthier ingredients, and they taste like no bake cookies! Be sure to click around on the site for more delicious and healthy recipes ideas. Hip hip for no bake energy bites! I’ll admit, a few years ago when I first posted this recipe, I had never even heard of no bake energy “bites”. But now, after zillions of pageviews on this posts, countless batches of them made in my kitchen, and more new variations of them popping up each day online, I think it’s safe to say that no bake energy bites are now officially a “thing”.

And I hope that they are deliciously here to stay. Because I don’t know about you, but I love these little guys. Ever since my friend Courtney first introduced me to them on a ski trip in Breckenridge a few years ago, this no bake energy bites recipe has been on regular rotation in my house. I have to say that the original recipe for these No Bake Energy Bites is still my fav. Coconut Sugar Caramelized Plantains. It’s not often that I eat dinner solo these days, but one recent evening when John was away I walked down to our local Whole Foods and went straight for the hot food and salad bar. Have you ever been there? That place is like magic! It was there that I fell in love with caramelized plantains. Oh mama. One bite in and I immediately knew I had to recreate them for the blog. I’m not sure what fats or sugars are used in their version, but I wanted to clean things up and infuse some extra flavor.

More flavor is always better in my opinion. Instead of relying on brown or cane sugar, I went with coconut sugar – a more natural sugar extracted from sap of cut flower buds on the coconut palm. A lot of you guys have been asking me if I ever use it and have also been subbing it in a lot of our recipes for cane sugar, and it got me curious. I haven’t done much baking with it yet (recommendations / tips welcome), but what I do know is it works fabulously for caramelizing. What happens next is pure magic. Sun-dried Tomato Basil Pinwheels. This recipe was originally going to be vegan calzones. But friends, it’s too dang hot to turn on the oven right now. So, simple, heat-free summer appetizers it is! This recipe is simple, requiring just 8 ingredients and 15 minutes to prepare! Just stir filling ingredients, spread into a tortilla, roll and slice! And the flavors? Sun-dried tomatoes pair with fresh basil, while fresh garlic and vegan parmesan cheese pack a serious punch to the vegan cream cheese base.

So what do they taste like? Creamy Savory Fresh Basil-infused Rich in sun-dried tomato goodness & Seriously satisfying Plus, that color? Where would one bring these pinwheels to, you ask? If you give this recipe a try, we’d love to know what you thought! Don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels Amazing, flavorful Sun-dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels that come together in 15 minutes with 8 ingredients.

Author: Minimalist Baker Recipe type: Appetizer Cuisine: Vegan. Peanut Butter Cup Energy Bites. Sometimes, “real” food sounds exhausting and you just want something quick and easy to throw in your purse and call “lunch” without anyone judging you. Well, consider this a judgment free zone. And if today is one of those days, here is my solution: Energy bites! 5 ingredients 15 minutes Naturally sweetened Tastes like a peanut butter cup Get on board.

I’m kind of into quick and easy right now. Warmer weather has meant more adventuring for us and I love having snacky things on hand for sporadic activities. So, energy bites! Dates Peanut butter Chia seeds Oats Dairy-free dark chocolate The good news about these little gems is they’re totally customizable! This is basically hippie cookie dough. Or reach down in there and roll the batter into little portable energy bites. Your friends are gonna be so happy to see what’s in your mom purse. These guys are so good it’s dangerous! Tender Peanut butter-y Crunchy from the chia seeds Naturally sweetened Chocolate-studded Wholesome Seriously delicious. Cooking for One: 29 Insanely Easy, Healthy Meals You Can Make in Minutes. In the kitchen, one can be the loneliest number. The fear of leftover fatigue or doing the math to modify recipes for a single serving (why do so many recipes make so much at once?)

Can drive anyone to order out or eat a sad bowl of cereal rather than cooking. After all, spending time making a dish that requires pans and utensils isn’t worth it when you’re dining alone, right? You might also like Cooking for One: Here's Everything You Need to Actually Make It Happen READ We call BS. Not only can cooking healthy recipes for yourself provide some much-needed alone time, but a healthy, home-cooked dinner (or breakfast, or lunch) can help you feel accomplished and energized for whatever life throws your way. We’ve gathered some of the healthiest, tastiest meals for one (or for one meal and just enough left over for lunch the next day) from around the web to inspire you to get in the kitchen (Yes, even if you don’t think you can cook). Breakfast Who said burrito bowls are just for dinner? 2. 29 Insanely Easy, Healthy Meals You Can Make In Minutes. Kale & Sun Dried Tomatoes Stuffed Chicken. Chicken & Brussels Sprouts with Mustard Sauce.

Oatmeal Pancakes. Here’s an interesting and healthy way to add oats to your morning meal: oatmeal pancakes by Cooking Light. Each stack of 4 pancakes is under 300 calories and provides you with 9 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber. This recipe is part of our 30 Healthy Log It Now Recipes e-cookbook! Download your free copy here. Oatmeal Pancakes Ingredients 1.1 ounces all-purpose flour (1/4 cup)1 cup quick-cooking oats1 tablespoon sugar1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/8 teaspoon salt1 cup nonfat buttermilk2 tablespoons butter, melted1 large egg Directions Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine buttermilk, butter, and egg in a small bowl. Heat a nonstick griddle over medium heat. Nutrition Information Serves: 3 | Serving Size: 4 pancakes Per serving: Calories: 263; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 85mg; Sodium: 492mg; Carbohydrate: 30g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 10g.

Healthy fettuccine alfredo with cauliflower sauce and sweet peas. When I first saw the recipe for healthy fettuccine alfredo with cauliflower sauce by Pinch of Yum on Foodgawker, I immediately fell in love with the idea of making a perfectly healthy alternative to my favorite alfredo sauce. Plus, seeing this sauce immediately brought back the memories of a few years back, during Atkins diet craze, when I used to make “fake” mashed potatoes using cauliflower and how much I enjoyed it!

Making this healthy alfredo sauce has long been on my mind but what stopped me from making it was simple logistics: I would forget to buy cauliflower at the store! Finally, here we are – with several cauliflower florets in the refrigerator, I was ready to go! I made several adjustments to the recipe to bring it closer to the true fettuccine alfredo: 1) I sauteed shallots and garlic in a little bit of butter which added a really nice subtle flavor. 2) I added 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese to the sauce – you are, of course, free to add more if you like.

Total time: 1 hour. Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff Recipe - Clean Eating. Classic beef Stroganoff is a Russian dish made by simmering strips of beef in a stew and swirling in velvety sour cream. Our slow-cooker version has all the flavor of the original recipe but with less fuss. Serve over whole-grain broad noodles or brown rice. Photo: Gibson & Smith By Marianne Wren Serves: 6Hands-on Time: 20 minutesTotal Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes 1 1/2 lb beef rump roast (aka bottom round), trimmed and thinly sliced into 2-inch strips1 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper1/2 tsp sea salt2 tsp safflower oil1 yellow onion, thinly sliced2 cloves garlic, minced1/2 cup dry white wine3/4 cup low-sodium beef broth, divided3 tbsp white whole-wheat flour2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce8 oz white mushrooms, sliced2 bay leaves1 star anise1/2 cup sour cream (NOTE: Nonfat will not work for this use; TRY: Green Valley Organics Lactose-Free Sour Cream) Season beef with pepper and salt, tossing to coat.

Biscuits and Gravy | Classics Made Clean - Clean Eating. We transformed biscuits & sausage gravy from guilty pleasure to breakfast of champions. Photo: Laura Wright By Julie O'Hara Serves: 8Hands-on Time: 40 minutesTotal Time: 40 minutes 5 tbsp cold organic unsalted butter3 1/2 cups whole milk, divided1 tbsp white or apple cider vinegar1 3/4 cups plus ⁄ cup white whole-wheat flour, divided, plus additional for dusting1/2 cup stone-ground yellow cornmeal1 1/2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda (TRY: Bob’s Red Mill Baking Soda)1/4 plus ⁄ tsp sea salt, divided4 scallions, light green and green parts only, sliced3 piquillo peppers, patted dry and finely choppedOlive oil cooking spray2 all-natural lean Italian turkey sausages (about 3 1/2 oz each), casings removed6 oz lean ground turkey breast1/2 tsp dried thyme1 tsp fresh ground black pepper8 eggs (over easy, sunny-side up or poached), optional1 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh chives Preheat oven to 425°F.

Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Greek-Style-Skillet-Supper. For a taste of Greece, this one-dish complete meal is sure to be a hit. Feta cheese accents the authentic flavor. Makes 6 servings. Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes 1 pound ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 teaspoons McCormick® Oregano Leaves 1 teaspoon McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) reduced sodium beef broth 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta 1 1/2 cups frozen leaf spinach cut green beans, thawed 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese, divided 1. 2. 3. Per serving Calories: 333 Fat: 13 g Carbohydrates: 31 g Cholesterol: 61 mg Sodium: 625 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 23 g Printer Friendly Versions Print Full Page | Print 4x6 | Print 3x5.

Buttermilk roast chicken. Without a doubt, the very best part of fried chicken is the battered, seasoned, gold-tinged and impossibly crisp exterior. But, as far as I’m concerned, the tender chicken within is no distant second. The best fried chicken recipes have you soak the uncooked chicken in a salty/sweet brine of buttermilk and seasonings for at least day, resulting in meat that’s decadent long before it hits the fryer. Wouldn’t it be great if the insides could garner the same gushing their pretty skins do?

This is what I was thinking of when I stumbled on an old Nigella recipe for buttermilk roasted chicken. Of course, that was four weeks ago and for three of them, I sat at a table piled with eraser dust and red pencil overlooking the avenue below, editing away dreaming mostly of the buttermilk chicken I would finally make when I was done. Buttermilk Roast Chicken This recipe was inspired by Nigella Lawson’s version. When ready to roast, preheat oven to 425 degrees. Crispy sweet potato roast. I have a complicated relationship with sweet potatoes. I think they’re one of these wonder vegetables — impossible to mess up cooking, pretty consistently delicious whether you buy them freshly-dug from the farmers market or from a grocery chain, aglow with vitamins A and C and chock full of fiber.

[Which I mostly think about because I’m the mother of a sweet potato junkie.] I like them in cake, sweet biscuits and pie. I like them with goat cheese and a light vinaigrette, gratin-ed with a tangle of chard, with a strange-but-addictive mix of spices and roasted in wedges, and one-bowl-meal-ed with roasted broccoli, black rice and miso sauce. But I also have all sorts of quibbles with them. Which means that it was only a matter of time before I took this pretty-pretty crispy potato roast from the archives and tried to put a Thanksgiving spin on it. I went a step further with something of a Thanksgiving salsa verde, or perhaps a Simon and Garfunkel salsa verde? Heat oven to 375°F (190°C).

Sneaky Vanilla Pudding for School Lunches/Snacks. Kids — and adults — have been back in school for a couple of weeks now and you may be running out of ideas for healthy snacks and lunches. I think this recipe is a great way to sneak avocado and banana into the diet of any willful child or picky adult. Here is the vegan Vanilla Avocado Banana Pudding recipe… Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado 1/2 frozen banana 1 tablespoons vanilla extract 3/4 cup almond milk 1/4 cup vegan powdered sugar or other sweetener (optional) Directions: In a food processor, blend together the meat of the avocado and the banana until few chunks remain. Turn off the blades and scrape down the sides. Continue to blend until completely smooth. Enjoy. 29 Insanely Easy, Healthy Meals You Can Make In Minutes.

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