Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Almost Apple Pie!


This is so simple and so yummy! Really! It satisfies my sweet tooth.  My kids even love this and beg for it...they think they need dessert or some sort of treat every night after dinner and with this I am all for it.  Comptely healthy and no added sugar!! Yay!

Directions:

1 Tart Apple, peeled and sliced
Put in microwavable bowl with about 1 TBS water and microwave on high for about 3-4 minutes or until nice and tender. Drain any excess water and set aside.
In a seperate bowl melt 1 TBS coconut oil
Add ripe mashed banana. (If you have a small apple 1/2 banana will be enough) The riper the banana the better and sweeter....an easier to mash ;)
Mash banana and coconut oil together.
Add Vanilla extract or Vanilla Powder (my favorite!)
Add cinnamon to your little hearts desire, mix all together and pour banana mixture over your apple.
Add chopped pecans if desired and Enjoy!!
Really Yummy!

I'm sure this would be more of a great splurge if you wanted to add some pure maple syrup or honey or even a tiny bit of stevia or coconut sugar  But it really doesn't need it. 




Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Paleo Lemon Bars


I love anything Lemon!! These are pretty tasty! I really should have doubled the recipe, my family and I had them gone in about 2 minutes!! Seriously!

I just used this recipe as listed and used an 8x8 square baking dish.  If you doubled it use a 9x13 dish. 

Ingredients:
CRUST
 -1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour (I only had about 1 cup left of store bought almond flour, so I quickly ground up some raw almonds in my food processor to make some more almond flour.  It isn't quite as fine this way, but as a crust the cruchy, nuttiness was great!)
 -1/2 teaspoon sea salt
 -2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
 -1 tablespoons honey or pure maple syrup
 -1 tablespoons vanilla extract

FILLING
-1/4 cup grapeseed oil
-1/4 cup honey or pure maple syrup 
-3 large eggs
-1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions:
-Preheat the over to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 inch baking dish with grapeseed oil.  
-To make the crust, combine the almond flour and salt in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, whisk together the grapeseed oil, agave, and vanilla. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until thoroughly combined. Press the dough into the prepared baking dish.
- Bake for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden.

-Meanwhile, mix the ingredients for the filling together in a blender:  Grapeseed oil, honey (I used honey this time but I bet it would be super yummy with pure maple syrup), eggs and lemon juice. Mix until smooth.  
-When crust is done, let cook slightly and then pour your filling over the top, bake for 15-20 more minutes.  Let cool 20 minutes then completely cool in the fridge, cut into bars and enjoy!

Delicious! ........And I'd like to leave you with just a little thought for the day!! Love yourself and your body! Always Treat yourself with kindess! :)


Monday, March 3, 2014

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies


I've tried quite a few Paleo Chocolate Chip cookie recipes and experimented with my own and I think this is probably my favorite!!

Ingredients:
1 cup Almond Flour
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
3 TBS Coconut oil or Butter, melted (I used Coconut Oil)
2 TBS Honey or Pure Maple syrup (I used Pure Maple Syrup)
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla (I used Vanilla Powder- love this stuff)
1-3 tsp water (I only used 1)
2-4 TBS "Enjoy" dark chocolate chips (or other dark chocolate chunks)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350.  
Mix dry ingredients- almond flour, salt, baking powder, & cinnamon.
Add in Coconut oil/Butter, Honey/Syrup and vanilla. 
Add water to bring everything together. Then add your chocolate. 
Put on well oiled or parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10-11 mintues. 
Let sit for 5-10 minutes so they can firm up...important step!
Enjoy!!




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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

"Naked" Burger & Homemade Healthy Ketchup


Turkey Burger (or Lean Hamburger) seasoned with your favorite seasonings.  I like onion powder, garlic powder, salt & pepper.  Grill and lay on lettuce, with bacon, avocado, pickles, mustard and my homemade ketchup!! Put whatever you like on your burger.  I've also tried it with grilled pineapple....yummy!!



If  there is something that I want that doesn't have real healthy ingredients then I look at the label and see if I can make it myself. High Fructose Corn Syrup is one of the worst things for you and it's in almost every packaged food!! Look at your labels and see what you find. 

My Ketchup:
1 can 6 oz tomato paste
5 tsp distilled white vinegar
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp onion powder
dash of chili powder
Mix well.  Add less or more seasonings to your liking.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Zuchinni Spaghetti

I never would have tried anything like this over a year ago! Zuchinni!! Blah! What???!! I would have only wanted that in Zuchinni bread  But, it's one of my favorite meals now!!

Directions: 
Brown some Ground Turkey (or Hamburger)
season with salt, pepper, minced garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, onion flakes or onions while cooking. Drain fat then add 3 or 4 cans of plain tomato sauce. Then to your taste again add salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, minced garlic...also add Italian seasoning. Heat on low, Stir to mix well and taste to make sure it's just right 

Meanwhile- peel 1 or 2 zuchinni (I use 1 zuchinni per serving and I always want 2 servings to myself) :) Peel with a potato peeler, then continue to peel to make long "noodles" (or better yet use a veggie noodle maker thingy)  Saute in a pan with a little butter or coconut oil and all the same seasonings you used in the sauce. Saute until tender but not soggy! Top with sauce....yummy!! Easy!


My family will usually eat this on gluten free noodles and I'll have the zuchinni :)
What is your first impression of this meal?? Would you try it?

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Fit Mama Wannabe Challenge!!


I have come to realize that nobody is perfect in their eating! If you are a perfect eater then you are probably not being completely truthful. Usually when somebody wants to be perfect in their eating and they slip they feel major Guilt!! But, why?? Nobody is meant to be perfect.  The reason I get major guilt is because I really shouldn't eat some things and not only do I feel guilt but I feel Major sickness!!! Not only headache, stomache ache, dizziness, breathlessness, heart palpitations, but my acne prone sensitive face gets worse and that lasts for days, after the sickness settles, that is almost the worst part for me. I've been trying to clear up my skin for years and finally found the thing that does it.  The food I eat!!! If I had only known that years ago. :/ But, I'm still not ever going to be completely perfect with  my eating.  There are some things that are worth being sick for a couple days...haha.  It doesn't feel worth it when those consequences set in...LOL.  But, if feels worth it in the moment. Why not be able to enjoy things that you really love once in a while.  I'm not going to cause myself this sickness over random things.  They will be things that are more worth it to ME.  My moms homemade macoroni and cheese, banana cream pie, chocolate chip cookie dough oreos...haha...maybe! Those sound delicious :) It's all about the moment and if it's worth it at the time. 

I also know that when you focus 1 month on making the healthiest of habits you WILL feel the best you have ever felt and it CAN lead you to find the right path of healthy eating for YOU! You CAN do this for 1 month without cheats! If you do slip that is your choice, do it without guilt.  Make your focus about healthy food and this has the potential to help you find that balance for the rest of your life.  Detoxify your body, focus on healthier habits and move forward in health!! 

This is what I have decided to do for myself for February.  I need to tighten the reigns for myself again and get back on track.  I do plan on doing it all or nothing for February, beyond that it still is my focus because that's what works for me and my health.  But, if I slip every now and again after that it's ok, I'm not perfect, maybe that is MY Perfect!  If I ever need to tighten the reigns I'll just do it again.  

What do you say!! Are you ready to find YOUR perfect? Are you ready to challenge yourself to find your health?

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Healthy Cookie Dough Soft Serve "Ice Cream"


I made this yesterday it was pretty yummy! I have made Banana "ice cream" quite a few times. But, this "Cookie Dough Soft serve" recipe is pretty yummy! Since I am loving this Cookie dough almond/coconut butter from You Fresh Naturals I decided to give it a try.

What you need:
*1 frozen banana- when my bananas start to go brown I un peel them, slice them and put them in a baggie in the freezer. Great to use for smoothies or banana ice cream.
*Put a can of Coconut milk in the fridge overnight. This "Native Forest" is the best brand. It's organic and the can is BPA free. (I found this at my local grocer). When it sits in the fridge the cream on top will get thick. I only like to use about 1/2 of that thick part in my "ice cream." Can use the rest of the milk in smoothies or other recipes.
*2 TBS of Cookie Dough Almond Coconut butter from "You fresh Naturals." (You can also add any other ingredients that you like or just use what you have on hand. Natural Almond butter or other nut butter, other frozen fruits, etc. This Cookie dough nut butter just makes it "Cookie dough soft serve");) it's dreamy!

Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy! That's it. I ate some of it and then put the rest in a bowl in the fridge.  It kept its creamy texture fine in the fridge all day.  It's like a creamy yogurt. Yummy and Healthy!!

Do you make Banana "Ice cream." What's your favorite mixture?

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