Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Getting Prepared for the Week!

Hey guys! I made this little video to show you some of the meals I like to prepare for the week. I think it's so important to have your meals nice and ready for you so that you don't have to stress about it during the week. I know I feel so much better when I come home and I don't have to worry about boiling something, or soaking something, etc. Just take it out of the fridge and heat it up in your pan (or microwave if you're in a time crunch). Being prepared just makes eating healthy so much easier.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Healthy Vegan & Gluten Free Pizza

Hey guys! I have a delicious pizza recipe for you and it's completely gluten free. I got the recipe from Damy Health. It's a cauliflower pizza crust, using just a few simple ingredients. Amy, the owner of the site, makes wonderful clean and healthy recipes, and most of them are vegan and gluten free. The original recipe isn't vegan, but you know that has never stopped me from making a dish. So, I made some tweaks. If you click the link it will take you to the site to show you how to prepare the cauliflower and the crust:

To make it vegan I used 1/4 cup of ground flax seed and 2-3 tablespoons of water instead of eggs. I used daiya cheese instead of mozzarella cheese to mix in with the crust and I used teese cheese on top of the pizza.
Here is the finished product:

This is definitely a yummy dish. I was surprised at how well the cauliflower turned out. I will have to make some more tweaks though. Next time I'll bake the crust without the daiya cheese. It took too long to melt, so the crust came out gooeyer than I wanted and I think I'll shred the teese cheese instead of slicing pieces. But, overall I really enjoyed this pizza and I will be making this again soon! Give it a try and let me know what you think. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Healthy Snack before a workout!

Hey guys! What do you usually have for a snack before or after your workout? My typical snack is a protein shake. I add some fruit, veggies, protein powder, and recently I've started adding some Amazing Grass Green Super food in as well. I wanted to try something new today, so I was happy when I checked out Freshly Served's facebook page, and saw this great snack idea. 

Brown rice cake w/hummus, spinach, tomato, pepper, and a splash of lemon. 
You can mix it up with the rice cake. I sometimes add chia seed jam to mine. You can also try nut butter, kale or lettuce instead of spinach, avocado instead of hummus...get creative! :-) 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kale Chips Part 2

Hey guys! I've posted on here before about making kale chips and how yummy they are. Now I'm posting a video of the simple process of putting together this delicious snack. I know you guys prefer when I post exact measurements for ingredients, so I did my best. You will find though, that for this recipe you will probably add more or less of something depending on your own taste buds. Enjoy!

1 1/2 cup of soaked cashews
1/4 red bell pepper
1 whole lemon squeezed
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
3-4 tbs of water
Blend until creamy and then pour over you rinsed and cut up pieces of kale. Dehydrate for about 10-14 hours (depending on your dehydrator).

Update: This batch didn't turn out as good as previous ones. So, I might try and use the leftover sauce to make some more.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Yummy BLT

Over the weekend I made this scrumptious BLT sandwich. I haven't had a BLT in a long time so I don't know why I randomly started craving for one. Anyway, this sandwich was bangin and if you get a chance you should definitely try and make it sometime. First, I made some tempeh the recipe from the lunch box blog. After I made the bacon, I set it aside and moved on to the rest of the sandwich. I used baguette bread, sliced it in half, and baked in a 425 degree oven for about 3-4 minutes. I spread a little soy free vegenaise on each bread slice, added some sliced tomatoes, avocado, and I used spinach instead of lettuce...oh, and some pepper on top. Yum! You can add a little organic ketchup and hot sauce, like I did, or you can leave it alone and munch away. Nom nom good! :-)


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