Monthly Archives: June 2014

Homemade | Grain Free | Bounty Bars

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For these grain free and vegetarian coconut bars all you will need is:

•1 + 1/2 cups of un-sweetened shredded coconut
•3 egg whites
•1/4 cup sugar
•2 large tbsp coconut flour
•Dash of salt or two

•1/2 cup chocolate of your choice (set aside)

Method:

•Preheat oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit
•Add all ingredients in a bowl – except the chocolate
•Mix well
•Cover pan with parchment paper
•Using a tablespoon, scoop 9-12 servings of mix onto pan
*Form into a rectangle and smooth down or leave them round!
(Don’t worry if they are runny, you can cut around the melted area after bars are cooled off)
•Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown
•Let cool
•Freeze for 20 minutes
•Melt chocolate in microwave, 30 seconds at a time
•Dip coconut bars into chocolate, cover evenly
•Freeze for 30 minutes
•Serve and enjoy!

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A few of my favorite things!

Clean eating to me is all about real food! Colorful, tasty, and fresh ingredients!

Eating for your health, a better, happier you, is so easy! Just eat real food! Clean eating can be expensive, but these simple tips, like buying frozen fruits and vegetables, fresh potatoes, beans and making smart shopping choices… really is the same price as eating out at a fast food restaurant.

Think about it, if you we’re to buy a combo at McDonalds, you are spending approx. $10 for one meal with no nutritional value.

When you can go to the grocery store, or the bulk barn – buy a few peaches, 4 apples, bananas, a grain, can of beans, potatoes, and a small carton of eggs for $10-$15. That’s about 2-3 meals worth of food.

$10-$15 worth of real food with no preservatives, or chemicals. Just good old vitamins! Food that is nourishing your body, and keeps your energy up! For a better, healthier you!

Below is a quick, simple, clean dinner.

Couscous, cucumber, chickpeas, olives, red pepper, lemon juice, parsley and pepper.

This meal cost me less than $10 and makes about 5 meals!

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Falafal Mix: Baked not fried

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If your a falafel addict like myself, you’ve probably eyed a falafel mix in the grocery store a few times!

Though it calls to be prepared in a deep fryer, I decided to purchase a mix and bake them in the oven!

•Heat oven to 375 Fahrenheit
•Prepare mix as directed on package
•Size: Scoop a heaping tablespoon of mix and form into a ball and flatten
•Place on parchment paper and brush falafel with olive oil
•Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning at 10minutes

Serve with tahini or hummus!

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Epicure’s Pesto Pasta!

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I recently purchased Epicures Pesto Mix, and I’m in love with it!

It’s gluten free, contains no added MSG and its low in sodium!
This bottle will last me for at least a year and my pesto will always be fresh!

•I added 1tbsp of olive oil and 1 tbsp of pesto mix per serving of pasta!

•Sauté some peppers, zucchini and parsnips in olive oil to top it off!

•Want protein?
Vegetarians: Cut up an avocado or add chickpeas
Meat eaters: A chicken breast cut into strips should compliment this dish well

Enjoy!

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Fun With Guacamole!

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Dress up your sandwich with roasted red peppers, a poached egg and avocado!

Guacamole:

Guacamole is so easy to make!
My version uses a very ripe avocado, lemon juice and pepper.

Roasted red peppers:

Brush your peppers with melted coconut oil, and sprinkle a dry
pesto seasoning on top.

Poached egg:

Poaching eggs usually ends in a disaster. For me anyways!
My quick and simple trick, is ez pz!

•Fill a coffee cup with 1 cup of hot water
•Crack egg and slowly pour into cup
•Microwave for 90 seconds or until cooked
•Pat egg dry with a paper towel

Healthy and exciting dinners don’t have to be difficult. Just add your own touches, your favorite veggies and you can’t go wrong!

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Chilled Green Tea!

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Cool off this summer with a refreshing chilled green tea!

Green tea has so many health benefits and I personally think it tastes amazing! I like to sweeten my tea with honey, and for this chilled version, I also topped it with raspberries!

All you need to do is:

•Boil water
•Steep green tea of your choice until desired
•Add ice cubes to tea
•Let cool
•Refrigerate for 15 mins
•Sweeten with honey
•Add more ice cubes and top with raspberries or lemon

Clean, healthy and delicious!

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Chickpea Stir Fry!

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This 15 minute dish is packed with protein, vegan and so easy to make! It serves two. Just double the ingredients if you’re meal prepping or have a few mouths to feed!

What you’ll need:

•1 cup of chick peas
•1 large turnip
•1 red pepper
•3 carrots
•1 small eggplant
•1 avocado
•Coconut oil
•1/2 tbsp Roasted garlic

Method:

•Melt coconut oil in a medium-large sized frying pan on medium heat
•Add roasted garlic to pan – simmer for 1 minute
•Peel and cut vegetables
•Add turnips, carrots, red pepper and eggplant to pan
•Stirring often for 8-10 minutes
•Add chickpeas to pan and cook everything together for an additional 3-5 minutes

Garnish with avocado and your favorite sauce. Pairs well with soya sauce, Asian Sesame Sauce or balsamic glaze!

Enjoy!

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