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Apple & Cheddar Grilled Cheese!

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This weeks post is another featured recipe by my coworker, fitness guru & yoga teacher: Tina Fenninger! She keeps me so motivated with her healthy lifestyle and clean eating ideas. This meal is delicious, healthy and so easy to make!

“This apple and cheddar grilled cheese takes the popular comfort food favorite and gives it a healthy twist by using sweet, juicy apple slices. If you use with low-fat spread and reduced amount of cheese, it’s perfect for active people trying to eat well.”

•Easy to make, less than 15 mins

•Vegetarian

Ingredients:

•2 slices whole wheat bread

•2 teaspoons low-fat butter substitute

•2 thin slices sharp cheddar cheese

•½ green apple

Directions:

•Heat a frying pan over a medium-high heat and spread ½ teaspoon low-fat butter substitute on each side of the bread slices, covering all four sides.

•Place one thin slice of cheddar cheese on each slice of bread.

•Slice the apple into 4 thick slices and lay them all on top of one slice of cheese.

•Sandwich the two slices of bread together, making sure all the cheese and apple slices are kept tucked inside and place the sandwich into the hot frying pan.

•Press down on the sandwich with a spatula for a few seconds and leave to cook for around 5 minutes or until golden.

•Flip the sandwich over and press down on the top with a spatula for a couple of seconds again. Leave to cook for a further 5 minutes, or until the outsides are golden and the cheese is melted.

Yum!!

Recipe by: Tina Fenninger

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Vegan + Grain Free + Peanut Butter + Pumpkin Breakfast Bars!

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A quick recipe for a healthy breakfast or post workout snack! It’s on the go and it’s so easy to make! If you’re looking for a semi-clean protein packed bar that squashes all those sweet cravings, this is it!

Ingredients:

•1/2 cup pure pumpkin purée
•3/4 cups natural peanut butter
•4 tbsp honey or maple syrup
•1/2 tsp vanilla extract
•1/4 tsp salt
•4 tbsp coconut shredded coconut (set aside)

Method:

•Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
•In a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients except the coconut
•Mix until smooth
•Place parchment paper on a large baking pan
•Scoop one heaping tbsp of mix onto pan and shape into 7 bars or 14 small cookies
•Distribute coconut onto bars and press down with a spoon
•Bake for 14-17 minutes – check after 12 minutes
•Let pan and bars cool completely for 15 minutes to set

Breakfast for a week!

Tips:
•If you have a peanut allergy, use coconut or almond butter
•These bars are a soft texture, cook for an additional two minutes if desired
•Bars can be frozen to enjoy later!
•Add 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips to mix for the sweet tooth in you + an extra 2 tbsp of honey or syrup
•Add 1/4 cup of nuts or seeds + an extra 2 tbsp of honey or syrup to bind together

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Coconut Pancakes!

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I’ve been craving pancakes for far too long! So today I finally got all of my ingredients together and decided to whip of a little batch of delicious coconut pancakes!

What you’ll need:

•1 cup of coconut flour
•4 egg whites
•1 cup of Coconut Dream or coconut milk
•1 tbsp brown sugar
•1 tbsp honey
•1 tsp baking powder
•Pinch of salt
•Coconut oil or butter

Method:

•Heat coconut oil or butter in a frying pan at low-medium heat until it’s melted
•Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth
•Spoon 2 tbsp of batter into pan per pancake – turn up the heat slowly to medium
•Cook for 2-3 minutes per side until cooked
•Grease the pan for the second batch

Top with fruit, icing sugar, syrup or honey!

Makes 8 small/medium sized moist and fluffy pancakes!

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Easy, no mess granola!

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You really can’t go wrong when making granola! It’s basically just toasted oats. You can doctor your recipe with any nuts that you prefer, leave them whole, or chop them up. If you are looking for more protein, just add more almonds, walnuts or protein powder.
Pick your favorite dried fruits and you’ll have a yummy topping to your Greek yogurt or cereal for a week!

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Since I need to stay away from nuts, here’s what you’ll need for my recipe:

•3 cups of old fashioned rolled large oats
•1/2 cup of maple syrup (or brown rice syrup)
•3 tbsp of vegetable oil (or coconut oil)
•4 tbsp of brown sugar
•1/4 tsp cinnamon
•1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds – chopped
•1/4 cup of sunflower seeds
•1/2 cup dried cranberries
•1/4 cup dried goji berries
•1 cup of shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 325•F
In a large bowl mix maple syrup, vegetable oil, brown sugar and cinnamon together. Stir in oats and seeds until they are evenly coated with the wet mix.

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•Line deep baking sheet with parchment paper.
•Fold over granola mix onto sheet and press down firmly with a spatula
•Bake for 30minutes
•Cool for 45minutes, break up the granola and add in your coconut and dried fruit!

Makes 6 cups

Enjoy!!

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Egg & Avocado Bowl

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My BF sent me a post of this yummy idea the other day. I had to try, add my touch and of course, share it!

If you are looking for a protein boost, and want a delicious, healthy and no mess brunch, you must try this yummy egg baked in avocado recipe! You won’t regret it!

What you need:
Avocado
Free run egg
Pepper
Lime

Extra:
Parsley
Gluten free tomato & cheese crackers
1 cup of berries

How to make:
Preheat over to 450F
Clean and cut ripened avocado in half
Remove pit, then scoop out about another 1-2 tablespoons of avocado
Squeeze a little lime juice in center of avocado
Crack egg over top so the yolk fits
Sprinkle pepper
Bake for 10-12 minutes (until white, and yolk is runny)
Garnish with parsley!

Enjoy!

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Flax on flax off!

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Ground flax seeds play a very important role in anyone’s health, especially woman.

It can be hard to add flax seeds to your daily meals, but adding it to your baked goods, pasta sauces, cereals, smoothies or oatmeal makes it easy!

Flax seed is a super fiber! Is high in antioxidants, helps lower cholesterol, has been know to reduce hot flashes in woman, helps manage symptoms during HRT and during pre/post menopause, plus it’s high in Omega-3!

1-2 tablespoons of ground flax seed a day is sure to get you on your way!

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Avocado for breakfast, lunch or dinner

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I can’t say enough about this power fruit! I could literally eat it every day, and so should you!

Here’s why:
-Helps lower cholesterol
-Maintains healthy weight loss (makes you feel full)
-Protects against eye disease (Vitamin E)
-Tons of fibre
-Contains vitamin D, K & B6

Cheers to a quick, easy & delicious breakfast:

Avocado (half)
Rye toast
Organic honey (1/2 tbsp)
Goat cheese (Sprinkle)

Yum!!!

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