Summer is coming and it means fresh berries, cool drinks and light desserts. I’ve had a trifle recipe on my mind for quite a while now. Just need the berry season to arrive. I also was looking for a basic vanilla cake recipe to use instead of traditional sponge cake. I spent many evenings in my bed thinking how to make it. And thought why not to take my protein chocolate cake and make it a vanilla one with some adjustments.
Crunchy iceberg lettuce, shredded carrot, sweet corn, cherry tomatoes & hydrating cucumber…Those are the vegetables. Easy vegetables…That’s cool! What makes this spring salad super awesome are these Baked Roasted Almond Chicken Strips & this new light blue cheese dressing I made. Aaaaand only 230 calories & 6 WW points+, and you are full! Well, maybe 1.5 times that because it’s really delicious. On the days I work out, it might take me triple that…
I love one meal salads. This Thai Chicken, Kale & Mango Salad is one of them. Traditional Thai flavours meet superfood – kale. Raw kale, fresh mango, lean chicken breast & roasted unsalted peanuts drizzled with Lime Chili Vinaigrette, make this salad a complete healthy meal. Only 324 calories and 8 WW points+ for 2 cups.
Yes, pasta salad can be healthy…No white pasta drowning in mayo in this healthy pasta salad recipe. Only fresh and good for you ingredients: whole wheat pasta, ripe tomatoes, reduced fat feta cheese, fresh dill, fragrant garlic and…coconut oil. The taste is exquisite! And it’s a pasta salad!
Hydrating protein smoothie full of electrolytes and potassium, makes a great post-workout recovery drink. Made with fresh coconut water, bananas, light coconut milk and organic brown rice protein. In the past year or two, coconut water became extremely popular among elite athletes and celebrity personal trainers. Coconut water health benefits include low in calories, fat free and has more potassium than four bananas.
Healthy stir fry is a no brainer. Just combine some protein, vegetables and healthy noodles, and you are good to go. Soba noodles are quick to cook, usually made of a whole grain like buckwheat, which means they provide more fiber than wheat or rice noodles. Stir frying these noodles with a bunch of kale and other vegetables is a huge benefit. Also if you can find organic soba noodles like I did that would be great. I paid only $0.80 per package.
If you are a fan of pesto then you will like this recipe. I find pesto belongs to “love or hate it” foods. This pesto sauce is super healthy. Made with spinach, barely any oil and sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts. Sunflower seeds are lower in calories, fat and higher in protein than traditionally used pine nuts. That’s why I chose them.
I have been craving some cheesy and hot spinach dip for a while now…Over 5 years I would say. Generally, any spinach dip recipe calls for a lot of mayo and/or cream cheese. So I have been avoiding it and honestly was super scared to make it. See, I’m not an appetizer girl because growing up we never served them and if we did, they were all made with mayo, cheese & fatty canned meats. I have very little experience baking appetizers…
I told you I was going to have a Meatless Monday and 1 vegan day a week. Yep, here we go… I made these vegan, vegetarian and gluten free Peanut Butter & Quinoa Protein Balls the other day. Yum and made with yams… I also made Pesto No Pasta Spaghetti the same day and will post the recipe shortly. Alex tried it, said it’s healthy and proceeded with his Thai takeout. LOL. He is not as much of a health nut like me, but still super healthy.
Yes, my super Healthy Fruit Salad and 100 pictures of it. My hands literally got glued to the camera as soon as I saw this… and there was no one to stop me. I took 80 shots of this delicious heaven food…