Spicy chick pea snack

Want an easy healthy snacking alternative? Well you’re in luck! This is a super easy and healthy to boot!

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What you’ll need:
1 can of chick peas
A splash of Lime juice
A dash of cumin
1.5 tsp of chili powder
Salt

Preheat oven to 400.

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl, make sure to thoroughly drain the chick peas so the spices stick.

Place chickpeas in a single layer and bake for 30 mins.

Enjoy!

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Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie

So I’m obsessed with Blenders’ “The Peanut Butter” smoothie with whey for after my workouts, but its expensive and unfortunately filled with “ice milk” which we all know is just ice cream.  So I resolved to make my own healthier version.  YUM

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What You’ll Need:

1 scoop vanilla whey

1/2 banana

1 big tbs peanut butter (trader joe’s is healthy and yummy!)

1 tray of ice

1/2 cup of almond milk (add more for desired thickness)

First, Add ingredients to blender

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Next, Blend.

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Finally, DRINK UP

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Welsh Leek Potato Soup

Soup! It’s leek season at all the farmer’s markets and since I’ve never made anything with leeks before and my mom took me to the farmer’s market with her last weekend I decided to give them a try.  I found a leek and potato soup recipe in a new soup cookbook from World Market, aptly named Soup.  However, as this recipe is Welsh, it is like most British food it is a bit bland for my taste, so I added a little bit of cumin just to add something to the flavor profile.  So enjoy!

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What You’ll Need:

1 1/2 Tbs Butter

3 Leeks, sliced

2 large Potatoes, peeled and chopped

3/4 large Onion, chopped

4 cups Chicken Broth

1 cup Cream

1/4 tsp ground Nutmeg

salt and pepper

1 tbs chopped Parsley (I used freeze dried)

1/4-1/2 tsp cumin

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First melt your butter in a large pot.  Next add the veggies and cook over low heat until the onion is transparent.

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Add broth, cover and simmer gently for 20 mins or until potato is tender.

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Blend the veggies with some or all of the stock depending on the desired consistency preferred.

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Stir in the cream and seasonings.

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ENJOY!!

 

 

 

 

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Delicious veggie egg sandwich

Want an easy and delicious healthy lunch idea? Of course you do! Enter this sandwich, I’ve dubbed it the “Dorsa”.

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What you’ll need:
While wheat toast

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A bunch of spinach
3 button mushrooms
A small amount of onion

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Two eggs
Two slices of tomato
A fistfull of sprouts
Some avocado (which I tragically forgot)

First sautee the onions, mushrooms, and spinach. Feel free to use lots of spinach!

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Then fry your eggs, try not to break the yolks.

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Finally, start layering!

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Yum yum yum

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Easy Coconut Macaroons

Hello again! This recipe is for those with a sweet tooth and a hankering for coconut.  These macaroons are so yummy and so EASY.  Seriously, I ate two in about 5 mins.  I got the recipe out of the latest Real Simple magazine and halved it, but I’ll post the full version.  So here we go!

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

3 Large Egg Whites

1/2 Cup Sugar

1/2 Tbs Vanilla Extract ( I used homemade extract that a friend gave me for x-mas, YUM)

1/4 Tsp salt

14 Ounces of Sweetened Shredded Coconut

 

First, Preheat the oven to 325 and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.

Then, mix together the sugar, eggs, salt, and vanilla until the sugar is almost dissolved.

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Next, fold in the coconut until mixed evenly.

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Then, spoon the mix in about 2 tbs sized balls onto baking trays.

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Then, bake the macaroons for 15 mins, turn the tray, and bake again for 10 minutes until golden brown.

Enjoy!

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Sublemon Dinner

     So I decided to try to buy my roommates’ love with food. I made a lemon themed dinner, hence the pun in the title. Main dish was lemon and rosemary chicken. Side dish was greek orzo salad. And for dessert lemon bundt cake with cranberry syrup. Let’s just say it worked 😉

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Lemon rosemary chicken:

Here’s what you’ll need:
7 chicken breasts
1/3 cup of lemon juice
1tbs lemon zest
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp chopped rosemary
2 tbs melted butter

First, in alarge Ziploc bag (or a bunch of little ones like me) mix together the juice, zest, garlic, and rosemary.

Then add the chicken and mush the bags to coat chicken, put in the fridge to marinate for an hour or two.

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When the marinating process is done preheat your oven to 400.
Coat the bottom of a glass baking tray with a thin layer of butter and place your chicken into the tray. Reserve the rest of the marinade.

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Pour the melted butter over your chicken, and pave in the oven for 15 mins.

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Pour the rest of the marinade over the chicken and bake for another 10-15 mins.
Cover with foil for 10 mins before serving, or a baking pan if you don’t have any foil.

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I used lemon slices to dress the plate, they also taste good with the chicken.

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Greek Orzo Salad:

Half a box of orzo
2 zucchini
A bunch of cherry tomatoes
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup of lemon juice
1 tbs of lemon zest
2 tbs balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup feta cheese

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First cook your orzo as it directs on the box.

While it cooks chop your zucchini into half inch medallions and then in half. Half the tomatoes.

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Pour the veggies into a bowl and add the seasoning, lemons, and vinegar. Mix thoroughly.

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Add the mixture to the orzo and toss to mix.

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Add the feta right before serving.

Lemon cake:

I used a box cake and added a bunch of lemon zest for freshness.

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Cranberry syrup:
I’ll post this recipe soon!

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Easy jalapeno lime turkey burgers

Now that I’m back at school, I’m back on my health kick and on my never-ending quest for healthy food that tastes good. So for dinner tonight I made turkey burgers that have a bit of a kick and are super healthy and easy!

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What you’ll need:
Lean ground turkey
1 jalapeno, unseeded and chopped
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tbs soy sauce
1 tbs lime juice
1 clove of garlic, pressed
1 roma tomato
1/2 avocado
Seasoning of choice (I used Morton’s seasoning and Italian seasoning mix)
Whole wheat toast

First, saute the onions and garlic.

Then, mix together the turkey, onions, garlic, lime juice, soy sauce, jalapeno, and seasonings.

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Next, make patties that are thin so they will cook quickly and evenly, and put them into a heated pan, until browned on both sides and cooked completely through.

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Today the bread and cover one slice with mashed avocado and salt, put sliced tomatoes on the other half.

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I melted parmesan cheese on my patty for a little extra zing.

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When the patty is ready, put your sandwich together and enjoy!

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