You know those tub salads you can find at any grocery store?! Potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw salad, seafood salad etc. They make me cringe. Just their look – white carbs and starches, drenching in cups and cups of mayo, sitting in plastic container for days. Coleslaw is the worst one. Why is it so unnaturally green?! I think I tried that tub macaroni salad once.
I will be short and sweet today.:) Literally sweet because I rolled 32 of coconut protein balls today and was totally covered in coconut flakes and sticky dough. But I’m not complaining. It took only 20 minutes from start to finish. These coconut protein balls make great pre or post workout snack. Just like this Slimming Blueberry Protein Shake or Guilt-Free Chocolate Protein Shake. Or healthy-mommy-on-the-run-to-the-playground snack. Or busy-mommy-no-time-for-breakfast snack. Or no-time-to-eat-for-mommy-ever snack. Kidding.
No added sugar, vegan, gluten free and high in protein simple & quick pudding recipe with chia seeds. Prep time = 2 minutes, cooking time = 0 mins. Gotta love that! Chia seed is the new superfood that is sold in any grocery store and is recommended by many athletes and other health authorities. There is also a belief chia seeds help in weight loss but studies remain inconclusive. According to the USDA, a 1 oz serving of chia seeds contains 9 g of fat, 11 g of fiber and 4 g of protein.
This dessert combines 2 of my favourite foods ever – dark chocolate and Greek yogurt. In other words, it’s all about no bake, crustless, low carb, easy and healthy (ier) mini cheesecakes made with Greek yogurt, low fat cream cheese and dark chocolate. Dark chocolate has a special place in my diet and heart.:) I prefer it over the cake or ice cream. It tastes exquisite and is so good for you.
Healthy mango muffins made with wheat bran, protein powder, coconut oil and of course fresh chopped mango. No sugar or white flour here. Low in carbs, high in protein & loaded with good fats, these healthy muffin recipe scores at only 119 calories & 3 WW points+. Makes a great pre and post-workout snack, satisfies sweet tooth craving and even can replace breakfast. I’m a huge fan of protein powder. Unflavoured, without preservatives and artificial sweeteners. So far I have tried whey, brown rice and pumpkin seed. Protein…
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Healthy Banana Bread Muffins Recipe with coconut flakes and carob chips – healthy treat without sacrificing the flavour or moisture. I basically have transformed my Easy Whole Wheat Banana Bread into muffins with slight modifications, of course.:) The trick was to reduce sugar amount while still ending up with moist muffins. They turned out well. I like the crunch from coconut flakes and bursts of natural sweetness from carob chips.
Although this Radish, Cucumber & Egg Salad screams summer I decided to make it in the middle of January. I went to my local farmer’s market a couple of days ago and saw these cute little bunches of fresh and crisp radish at only 68c per bunch. I immediately grabbed 4. Should have taken a photo with my iPhone.
Another quinoa recipe. Yes, I’m on a quinoa roll this week. I already made High Protein Cilantro Lime Quinoa Salad, now this. Can’t help it. It just happens! I keep making quinoa. But wait, it gets even better! I made it actually 3 times. And that’s between Tuesday and Wednesday, so in 2 days. I was out of lime and avocado to make Cilantro Lime kind but already had cooked quinoa. I opened my fridge and it happened – Lemon Dill Quinoa Salad with sliced cherry tomatoes, crumbled…
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Quinoa salad with cherry tomatoes, fresh cucumber and ripe avocado…drizzled with freshly squeezed lime juice and sprinkled with freshly chopped cilantro. Screams summer in January to me! One of my favourite quinoa recipes of all times from the kitchen of iFOODreal. As always easy, quick & healthy.
Russian Chicken Rice Pilaf is called “plov”. It is basically chicken with rice, vegetables and spices. It is very popular in all former Soviet Union republics and is one of my favourite rice dishes. Traditionally it is made with lamb and comes from Uzbekistan. It has been adapted and made with chicken, pork and beef. I personally like it with chicken. It may seem hard to make but it’s not. Here are the rules for successful making of Russian Chicken Rice Pilaf: