Monthly Archives: April 2016

Rainbow Roasted Vegitables

This week’s post is dedicated to that food we could all use a little more of in our lives! It’s the good ol’ veggies. Although you may not be craving them on a daily basis like you may be craving those donuts, they are so good for you! After you taste THESE rainbow veggies you may have a new craving to distract you from those bad eating habits. The vegetables used in this recipe were red bell peppers, carrots, yellow bell peppers, zucchini, broccoli florets, and last but not least red onions. You can add or get rid of any of the ingredients that you may not like. I think that red potatoes would be really good in this dish as long as you are not worried about the carbs. I love these because they are not only delicious but they look quite beautiful altogether. You may think it’s impossible to roast veggies without oil but think again! In the recipe it says you can use either balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, tamari, or lemon or lime juice as a substitute to oil. When i made them i used balsamic vinegar and it was to die for. My family loved these when i made them for dinner to accompany some chicken. This healthy veggie assortment was also super easy. It took about 30 minutes to make this magic happen. Cutting vegetables is one of my favorite things to do in the kitchen so i think there is a very big chance i will be making this often. If you have kids this is a fun way to get them to eat their veggies because they look so yummy and different from regular old boring vegetables. I hope you get the chance to try out this recipe for yourself and taste the rainbow!

Oil Free Rainbow Roasted Vegetables

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Blackberry Honey Walnut Salad

Hello! So this week i made something really simple and that is a little unlike me. Yes, i made a salad. I know i may seem like i am anti-salad based on my previous posts, but i actually do think salads are good i just don’t like being confined to them when on a health kick! Salads like these aren’t just boring old lettuce, this salad is fun and light yet still filling! You can eat this for lunch, snack and dinner. There are so many different flavors and textures that just explode in your mouth in every bite. This salad is sweet, tangy, crunchy, and smooth all at the same time. There is so much more than just lettuce to this salad. There are apples, blackberries, mangoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, and feta cheese. I added avocado because you can never go wrong with avocado. My food judges (my family) all approved! They aren’t usually salad fans but they all went back for seconds so that tells you something. Making this dish was super duper easy. It only took about 20 minutes. To cut back on time you can buy already honey roasted almonds, but in my opinion they taste 20 times better when you make them on your own. The dressing that goes perfectly with it is included with the recipe and you can make it depending on if you like it more tangy, or more sweet. I would definitely recommend this food for anyone looking for a quick easy and delectable meal. My one recommendation is to put te dressing on the salad right before you eat it so tat it doesn’t make the salad soggy if you have any left overs. I have attached the link onto the page so please check it out and make it! I have also posted a picture that will taste through your screen.

http://www.carlsbadcravings.com/blackberry-honey-walnut-salad-easy-blackberry-balsamic-vinaigrette/

Healthy Pizza

For this week i decided to go with a food that is loved by everyone who is anyone. I experimented with a cauliflower crust pizza. This dish is a great way to get that junk food satisfaction without it actually being too bad for you. I don’t know about you guys but carbs like pizza are my weakness, so when i found this wonderful substitute for my favorite food, it was the solution to all my problems. When i made this recipe i did a couple different flavors of pizza. I made a typical pepperoni pizza, a buffalo pizza, and a margarita pizza. This was a lot of fun because there are so many different twists you can add to it. My personal favorite was the regular pepperoni pizza because you can never go wrong with a nice slice of the good ol original. The process of making it was really fun and pretty easy. We, as a family, like to make a batch of cauliflower crust and then give each person their own personal pizza to make their own shapes and toppings. In total it probably took about about 30 to 40 minutes. I would definitely recommend this dish if you’re feeling like you wanna have some fun and get creative with your family and friends. Even just for a simple day by yourself. My family loved making this and eating it. Next time we are going to try even more flavors and varieties. I have attached a picture that will make your mouth water. I also have attached the link that has the recipe and ingredients. I hope you all have the chance to try out this healthy and delicious meal alternative to an everyday food. Don’t be afraid to get crazy and have fun with your pizza flavors.

http://www.eatagreatdeal.com/2015/01/the-best-cauliflower-crust-pizza.htmlThe BEST Cauliflower Crust Pizza! | firstyum:

Flourless Chocolate Muffins

For this week’s experiment i decided to go with a food that almost everybody loves! Which is chocolate muffins! However these muffins will not break the diet. You can take them on the go for breakfast, as a snack to take to work or school, and even as a little after dinner dessert. Not to mention, these muffins can be eaten by anyone, they are gluten free and even dairy free. Just to make you wanna try these muffins even more, they are only made of four simple ingredients. All you do is take your bananas, peanut butter, maple syrup, and cocoa powder and mix them all up in the blender. Then you simply put them in a baking pan, throw them in the oven and you are set! It took me about 20 minutes total for. I am definitely going to have to make these bad boys again. they were so moist and peanut buttery and chocolaty that you could stop yourself from eating way too many. Who needs a cheat meal when you can have foods like this to fill your cravings and are healthy at the same time. If you feel like adding a little crunch you can sprinkle crushed hazelnuts, as almonds on the stop of the muffins. My family and i ate them so fast because of how mouth watering they were. I would recommend this dish to anyone looking for a healthy alternative to foods that are not so healthy, or even maybe just heavy i the carbs. This recipe has no flour, no oil, and no refined sugar. Like always, i left the link below that includes the recipe, ingredients, and pictures. I hope that you get a chance to try out these muffins for yourself and see how amazing and easy they are.

Healthy Flourless Chocolate Muffins

Flourless Chocolate Muffins. Super healthy muffin recipe with only 4 ingredients! NO flour, NO oil and NO refined sugar. Make them in minutes with no mixer!: