Raw Cookie Dough Bites

I sure do love finding new recipes on the Internet, either from food blogs or Pinterest. I found this recipe last week, and decided to make them last night after my workout. They only took 5 min to make and were a nice little treat. The recipe is in the photo ;) . I love finding healthy treats!!

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Cauli “fried” rice

I forget I had this cookbook “The Low Carb Gourmet” and trust me when I say I’m not on a low carb diet. There are a few good recipes in here though, Like this cauli “fried” rice. It’s basically cauliflower grated and pan fried with garlic and butter, it looks and sort of tastes like rice. It was a nice change from brown rice, I ate this with cooked beets and purple kale chips. I wasn’t that full from my veggie dinner, guess I should had some protein. So after dinner I made my yogurt and chocolate chip dessert ;) yummy.

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Overnight oats

I have been reading about overnight oats on blogs for the last 2 years, but have never actually made them. I decided to see what all the fuss was about, now I know, they are the creamiest, most delicious oatmeal I have ever had. I am now a convert! ;) They are great for saving time in the mornings, before bed put 1/2 cup slow cooking oats, 1cup coconut or almond milk, cinnamon and chia seeds, cover and refrigerate. In the morning add honey or maple syrup and heat up, and enjoy.

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This weeks snack

So I’m really loving that I am finding these healthy gluten free, dairy free snacks that taste yummy. I used to have laughing cow wedges and wasa crisp crackers in the afternoons when I was hungry but these seaweed brown rice cakes with almond cashew butter were so delicious!! ;) Eating healthy seems to be getting easier for me, and the few pounds I’ve lost have been an extra motivator ;) .

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Roasted cumin and lime carrots and Mediterranean spaghetti squash “pasta”

I have been meaning to try spaghetti squash for quite a while now, today I finally took the plunge. They take a bit of time to bake but then it’s easy! I tossed the squash in a pan with pesto, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, tomato, garlic and Parmesan cheese. It was soooooo good. :) I’m definitely making it again. The carrots I roasted with olive oil, cumin, salt and lime juice. They were pretty good too.

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Asian shiitake Mushroom and lentil Tacos

Do you think I love tacos?! Haha. Yes I do love tacos, and most Mexican food for that matter! :) I have to say that I thought giving up cheese would deprive me of some of my favorite foods, but these new twists on “taco” recipes are really helping me satisfy my cravings. This recipe I have made once before a year or more ago and I remember them being delicious. They were just as good as I remember, they just take a bit of time to make. The sauce is the best part, it’s made of fresh basil, cilantro, miso paste, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, honey, orange juice and garlic. The taco is layered with lentils and mushrooms cooked in coconut oil and apple cider vinegar, the special sauce, smashed avocado, grated carrot, and sprouts. Yum

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Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Crema

Happy hump day everyone! :) I have used this recipe from a fellow blogger before but I used halibut for the tacos the last time, I thought I would switch it up and try shrimp. I used he same seasoning which was garlic, lime juice, paprika, cumin and cayenne. Then pan fried them in olive oil, soooo good! I also made this sauce that I substituted yogurt for sour cream as I am avoiding all dairy except yogurt. It turned out great. It has yogurt, lime juice, lime zest, salt, paprika, garlic, cilantro. You layer the tacos with purple cabbage, salsa and fresh avocado. Delicious ;)

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Super Salad

So I am mastering the art of salad making!! This is one of my best yet :) . It consisted of: spinach, mixed greens, roasted chick peas, artichoke hearts, sprouts, craisens, pine nuts, avocado, cucumber, hemp hearts, balsamic fig vinaigrette! Yum yum ;)

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