Showing posts from March, 2014

Honey Bran Pancakes/Donuts

This morning before Jack and I hit the gym to get our cardio in, I needed to feed  the kids. Nicholas has been asking for pancakes for the past couple days and I haven't had any on hand, so this morning I was on a mission and creative this yummy masterpiece. I did take a bite to make sure they were good and OMG! AMAZING!!!! It was like a Mimi's muffin in pancake and donut form.  I just used my mini donut maker to make donuts with half the batter and pancakes with the other half.  Ingredients: 3/4 cup brown rice flour 1 1/4 cups oat bran 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. cinnamon 3 egg whites 1 1/2 cups milk (I used an almond coconut blend) 4 tbs pure honey 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract Directions: Mix the milk, eggs, honey and vanilla and set aside. Whisk together the dry ingredients. Add the milk and egg mixture and whisk to combine.  In a medium sized skillet over medium-low heat, pour 1/4 cup batter and cook for 1-2 minutes until golden on one side. Flip p

Epic Meal Prep Extravaganza

        As most of you know, I feel strongly about healthy eating and nourishing our bodies with the proper nutrients and extracting fats that are not good for you.  A few of my Herbalife Family members and I wanted to give back to all of our clients to help them all be successful in business and in the kitchen, so we decided to help everyone with the gift of food and meal prep..... Last Sunday, we had our first meal prep party and it was a complete success.  To be successful with our meal plans, meal prepping is essential. Since this was such a great turn out, we decided to have them once a month.     Many of you learned things to watch out, some healthy alternatives, i.e. Walden Farms yummy goodness, liquid amino's, etc. For meal prepping for yourself, this is what your Tupperware should look like with your 1/2 cup rice, 1 cup veggie and 4 oz protein. Here are a few of the recipes from the meal prep party. Keep in mind, this was

Healthy Deviled Eggs

During football season, I always make deviled eggs, but eating mayonnaise doesn't really fit into my clean eating meal plan.  My girl Amber shared this recipe with me yesterday, so of course I had to try it this morning for my morning snack. She al.ways creates such amazing and unique meal prep meals and this was without a doubt... FANTASTIC!!!!! I don't know if I'll ever go back to regular deviled eggs again. For those of you who make deviled eggs, you know it's usually a combination of egg yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, relish, etc. Those ingredients are not on the healthy side, so that's when you need to modify. Egg yolks are actually high in cholesterol, so it's not healthy to eat a bunch of them. Lucky for my, I only like egg whites!!!  Ingredients: One dozen hard boiled eggs, halved and yolks extracted 2- 4oz cans light tuna in water, drained 1/4 cup minced green chilies  (or jalapenos if you want more heat) 3 tbs. roasted red pepper hummu

Homemade Granola

I absolutely love granola, however, most of the time when you buy granola at the store, it's loaded with sugar and a bunch of ingredients that I've never heard of, so I decided to make some granola of my own.   I decided to make a batch for myself and a batch for Jack. He wanted raisins and sunflower seeds and I wanted almonds and dried cranberries.   When making granola, you can pretty much put in it what you want.   Ingredients: 4 Cups Old Fashioned Oats 1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Chips 1 Tablespoon of your favorite spice like cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, or a mixture of cardamom, ginger, cinnamon and cloves for a gingerbread taste. 1 Cup of raw sliced almonds, chopped pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or a fun combination. 1/2 Cup of dried cranberries, raisins, chopped apricots, chopped cherries, etc. 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil 1/4 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Honey, or Agave. You could also try 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. 1 1/2 Teaspoons of vanilla, alm

Mini Turkey Meatloaf with Root Vegetables

This is such a wonderfully easy meal.  I love the personal portions that each person gets.  The original recipe came from the  Cook Yourself Thin  website but I made a couple of changes.  Of course the first thing Jack asked before he had even taken a bite was, "is there onions in this?" He kills me sometimes!!! I just don't do no onions in my meatloaf. The onions give it flavor... I even caramelized the onions first so that they would be soft rather than have any sort of crunch in the mini loaves. If you would like to make mini turkey meatloaf with roasted root veggies… Here’s what you need… 1 1/2 lbs. of ground turkey 1- 10 oz. package of baby spinach 1 medium onion, diced 1 slice whole wheat bread 1/2 cup of milk (I used almond) 1 large egg 2-3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese 1 tsp. of salt 1/2 tsp. of black pepper 1/8 tsp. of grated nutmeg 3 tablespoons of sugar free ketchup or tomato paste 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon of hot sauc

Turkey Tacos

  These tacos came out AMAZING!!!! Homemade Tacos are one of the easiest things to make, and I actually don't put salt in ours because we're watching our salt intake. Natural seasonings is all you need.   The kids are not too into eating tacos like this, so I made theirs quesadilla style with a little cheese.   For those of you wondering about these tortillas I used... I am in love!!!! Mission makes these wheat tortillas that are healthier than regular tortillas and I personally like these tortillas better than regular ones. These are the black bean tortillas. There are also flaxseed ones that is pretty good too. I prefer the black bean ones though.   So to make homemade tacos, instead of using packaged seasoning that's loaded with sodium, here's what you want to do....     Ingredients: 1 lb turkey cut into slices (you can use chicken as well) 4 tbs. chili powder 2 tbs. cumin 1 tsp. dried oregano 1 tsp. cayenne 1/4 cup water Tortilla