This is a delicious new recipe I created over the holiday break! Gluten-free and full of protein and fiber to keep you full for hours. Enjoy!
This tempeh was so delicious! After returning from Vietnam, I had a renewed love for Bok Choy. This vegetable is chock-full of Vitamin K, vitamin A, and vitamin C, as well as antioxidants and fiber! I designed this recipe as a high protein plant-based savory meal. The tempeh adds delectable crunch while the bell peppers add sweetness. Enjoy my recipe!
I have been searching for the perfect protein pancake recipe for so long that isn't too sweet, but also isn't too oily, and can come out fluffy! After trying to look for different recipes online, I was never satisfied with the ratios and always ended up making pancakes that were too dense or too chocolatey. I finally tweaked my recipe and have found something that works well! I also have included some tips for making "pretty" (circular) pancakes, because sometimes it can be hard when working with gluten-free batter. Enjoy!
This breakfast muesli is great after a workout and protein-filled! I got inspired to make it after returning from Australia where this is a standard breakfast option. For those of you who don't know what muesli is, it's basically soaked (usually the night before) Raw oats eaten cold with a variety of toppings. It's great for someone on the go and also during hot summers.
Although I make a smoothie pretty much every day for breakfast or a snack in the summer, I am devoting Sundays to my smoothie recipe day. And maybe Saturdays too. It depends on how creative I get. Anyways here is my recipe for today:
1. 1 bunch unpackaged spinach (this will be more fresh and will be loaded with more nutrients than the packaged kind which has to go through a longer travel time from the picker to the eater)
2. 4 leaves swiss chard
3. 1 banana
4. 1 cup strawberries
5. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (you can either make your own or use Silk's-- the sweetened version has sketchy ingredients and it isn't necessary for a smoothie).
6. 1 cup ice
7. Your choice of protein powder
8. A sprinkle of cinnamon
Blend and enjoy your green smoothie!
This is a super simple and delicious recipe I've been meaning to post for awhile.
-1 leaf swiss chard
-A few slices of roasted turkey (or chicken)
-1 tbsp gluten-free tomato
-1 slice tomato
1. Rip the swiss chard leaf away from the stalk so you have one long leaf.
2. Place the ingredients on top, roll up, and eat! Feel free to add more ingredients or leaves for nutrients or integrity of the wrap.
PS- this is totally unrelated, but I have a Greek gluten-free Spanokopita recipe coming soon. I am still tuning the exact ingredients and measurements so hold on to your seat for a bit!
A delicious and easy side dish. The more onions the better! Also tastes great in omelets the next day so be sure to try that!
Hungry for a delicious breakfast? Want pancakes, but don't want the carbs?Have no fear, a super pancake recipe is here! Pancake recipes are pretty easy to make gluten-free, one just needs a binder, filler, and some eggs (and delicious toppings of course). Here's what I threw together with a over-ripe banana that would've otherwise been thrown away!
I know, I know what you all are thinking. Paleo bread? Isn't that a paradox? Sure, call it what you will, but I finally made my own nut free paleo bread that my brother can eat! The consistency is scarily close to the real stuff and my family loves it. I am not going to lie that it is a bit denser than real bread, but with this batch I was able to cut it without it crumbling and make thin slices that are perfect for toasting or for sandwich building. I am super excited that it is nut free too because all the paleo bread recipes I have ever seen called for a nut flour or an ingredient that wasn't really paleo (like xantham gum...). But this recipe has it all-- a great nutrition profile with an adequate amount of protein (from the eggs), good fats (from the coconut oil), and a safe source of carbs! I really like how easy it is to just pack a ziploc bag of the bread and eat a couple slices as a post-workout meal. Delicious! Anyways, I will keep perfecting my recipe to get it as airy and bread-like as possible, but for now here is what I have got! If you are allergic to nuts or don't want to cook with them for your fear of omega-6 PUFA oxidation then check out the recipe and enjoy...
The recipe may seem tricky, but as long as you have pre-made the bread, this actually does not take much time at all and is totally delicious. I enjoyed this as a great post-workout meal and was very surprised by the way this recipe actually tasted very much like real french toast, except I was happy it was "clean". Sprinkled with some maple syrup or raw honey, this recipe really is a great clean eating indulgence. Here's the recipe...
This egg scramble was extremely easy, tasty, and inventive. Basically, I just look for a good vegetable, carb, and any of my favorite spices and throw them all together and hope it turns out well. Most of the time it does :)! I just picked up these pasture-raised eggs yesterday at the grocery store so I was dying to use them in my omelet. Buying good eggs makes such a difference nutritionally and I also think it is important to support the farmers that grow their animals fairly and sustainably in their natural environment. I used to eat eggs a lot, but then I had a bad experience when I was served a bad batch so it has taken some time to get adjusted to them. Unless I prepare them and spice them properly, I have a hard time eating them because restaurants usually make them bland, too oily, or don't add enough of my favorite veggies! Anyways, if you are running out of egg ideas in the morning, give this one a try. Eggs are a simple and great protein-rich way to start off your morning and stay satiated long until your next meal (instead of those sugary processed cereals)...
Here comes round 2! My first recipe post on my blog were the famous pancakes I loved so dearly. Well it has been over a year and the recipe has been modified to become even tastier and healthier. What did I change? Well my brother is nut-free due to an allergy so using almond butter or flour isn't convenient and can burn the pancakes really easily. Plus, we all have this new found love for coconut flour and its delicious taste, so what better way than to incorporate it into this pancake recipe (and ditch the omega-6s from almonds). The sweet potato is a good glucose source so perfect for post-workout (whereas my previous recipe used apple sauce and bananas-- OK choices, although the apples are full of fructose and will not go to replenish muscle glycogen). So maybe you don't want the science, you just want a delicious dish? Well you get both!
Here is my recipe...
During thanksgiving, I really wanted to make some pumpkin pie quickly and never had the patience to make the crust and the filling and then wait for it to bake (although I will be doing this next weekend and hopefully posting a successful recipe!). So after searching around on the internet for a quick pumpkin pie, I became inspired to make my own microwavable version! Click below for my recipe...