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Vegetarian Greek Potatoes

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Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 mins

What you’ll need:

•5 large white potatoes
•3 tablespoons of olive oil
•1/4 of a lemon (Squeeze juice into a small bowl, remove seeds)
•1 tablespoon of dry vegetable mix
OR 1/4 tsp of dry or fresh basil, parsley, pepper, garlic and salt

How to prepare:

•In a pot, bring water & salt to a boil on high heat
•Peel and cut potatoes into chunks
•Reduce heat to medium & boil for 15 minutes – or cook until soft and the potatoes fall off the fork
•Drain water
•In a large pan, on medium heat,
add oil, vegetable broth and lemon juice
•Simmer for 5 minutes
•Add potatoes, mix until they are covered in spices & oil
•Stirring often until golden brown & crispy, about 10-15 minutes

Serve with Eggplant Parmesan! (See ‘Older Posts’)

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So Good. So Simple: Protein

Whether you are a vegetarian or not, this quick veggie protein wrap will give you all the energy you need! For lunch, dinner, or a post work out snack!

Protein:

•Avocado
•Black beans
•Hummus (Chickpeas)

This meal was as quick to whip up as this post! No excuses! 🙂

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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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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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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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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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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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