I have lots of good new eats and recipes to share with you guys today! I’ve been experimenting with different protein mug muffins and fun desserts.
Check them out:
Pesto Chicken Burger
1 can chunk chicken – 1 tbsp basil pesto – 1/4 tsp garlic powder – salt and pepper – 1 tbsp coconut flour – 1 egg white
Mix, mix mix, and form into a patty. Heat Oil in a pan on medium heat. Place burger in the pan on the stove top and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side until a crispy crust forms!
Blueberry Mug Muffin
1 scoop vanilla protein powder – small handful of blueberries – liquid stevia (may omit) – water ( I never measure the water, I just add it until a smooth consistency forms) My guess it is about 3 tbsp. Fold in blueberries last! Microwave for 90 seconds. Top with crushed walnuts, or any other kind of nut that you prefer.
Healthy Broccoli Salad
1 bag fresh broccoli – 2-3 cups of grapes, cut in half – Slivered walnuts (prob 1/4 cup) – 1/4 cup dried cranberries – 1/4 cup sunflower seeds – 5 slices turkey bacon (cooked, cooled, and crumbled)
Dressing: 1 container (5.3 oz) plain greek yogurt – 3 packets stevia – 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar.
Mix dressing and pour over salad. Mix well.
Cut peaches in half – Grill on low heat for about 5 minutes on each side.
Sprinkles with cinnamon and honey.
Top with walnuts and whipped cream
I was inspired by this Recipe.
Brown 1 lb Laura’s lean ground beef in a pan with red onion and garlic. (1/4 red onion, 1 tbsp minced garlic)
Pour off grease, add in seasonings: oregano, thyme, salt, pepper, 1/2 cup pizza sauce, tops of bell peppers (chopped)
Scoop meat mixture into bell peppers and bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Top with mozzarella cheese and bake 3-5 more minutes until cheese is melted!
What have you been eating lately?
Fun Food Finds:
- I don’t know about you guys, but in the summer I crave ice cream and cold treats. Here are 5 Homemade Healthy Ice Cream Recipes
- I try to stay away from artificial sweeteners, although I do have a diet drink every once in a blue moon. I usually don’t drink pop and if I have iced tea I get unsweetened with a lemon 🙂 You see lots of hype about aspartame and sucralose, but Are Artificial Sweeteners Really Going To Kill Me?
- 5 Delicious Homemade Veggie Burgers
This past weekend I made another trip to Whole Foods. Oh boy, do I love and I mean LOVE this place. I think I spent an hour and a half wandering around. Then when I got to the hot food section the guy at the counter asked me what I wanted like 3 times and I just couldn’t make up my mind! I wanted it all.
So I went over to the juice bar and got a sensational smoothie instead. The Green Beet = Amazing!
Mango, Banana, Apple Juice, and Kale
I wrote about my last trip to Whole Foods, Whole Foods and Healthy Snacking, and told you guys about some healthy snacks that I got. If you missed it make sure you go check it out to see what I’ve been snacking on!
This time I got some of the same things but here are some new items that I found also!
Peanut Butter Puffins: This is a great cereal. One serving only has like 6-7 grams of sugar so just in case I am on a cereal kick I figure this is not such a bad option. My husband will probably eat it all before I get to it anyway!
Dates: These are great to have on hand to make fun paleo desserts, like this 3 Ingredient Macadamia Nut Cookie.
Unsweetened Coconut: I just started to like coconut this summer and now I use it in many recipes! It’s great to have on hand to throw into cookies, or to top your oatmeal with.
Almond Flour: This used to be so expensive at Whole Foods so I always bought it at Kroger but they have a new low price of 6.99! I was amazed.
Lara Bars: These are two flavors I haven’t tried yet. Chocolate Coconut Chew and Cashew Cookie. Lara Bars are awesome because the ingredient list is so clean!
Kind Bars: I buy the ones that have 4-5 grams of sugar per bar. I got the dark chocolate + sea salt, and a new to me flavor, Madagascar Vanilla Almond (4 grams sugar)
Coco Roons: These are a great Paleo dessert. Last time I got the Lemon Pie (I gave a lot to my sis) so this time I wanted to try the cacao Nib flavor. They are amazing by the way! Each bite only has 4 grams of sugar!!
Quest Bars: You can’t go wrong with ANY flavor of these. I love them all. Nuke them in the microwave for ten seconds and you are good to go!
Think Thin Crunch: I loved the chocolate coconut so much I had to buy another. I also go the chocolate dipped mixed nuts!
Double Feature Trail Mix: This stuff is like crack, seriously! I had to give some to my sister so I wouldn’t eat the whole bag. It is really hard to just eat one serving. It has almonds, cashews, chocolate peanut butter cups, and raisins, OMG! This is my treat at night 🙂
Sweet Potato Puffs: Let’s just leave it at that 😉
Pesto Parmesan Chicken Burgers: These are premade and all you have to do is heat them in the microwave for one minute. I took one for lunch yesterday and it was so juicy and filling!
Sweet Potato Fries: All you have to do is heat them up 🙂 Perfect and Simple!
Arctic Zero: I saw this on some other blogs and knew I had to try it. This flavor just tastes like chocolate to me and I don’t like chocolate ice cream. I know, I’m weird I don’t like chocolate pie, ice cream, or cake. I would rather have vanilla or carrot cake. Or some kind of chocolate concoction on top of my vanilla ice cream 🙂
Conclusion: The next day at Kroger I bought the Vanilla Maple 🙂 YUM.
Where do you like to shop? Is Whole Foods one of your favorites?
What are your go to healthy treats at night?