Yummy Recipe Ideas

4 Nov

I have come across some websites with great recipes & healthy eating ideas 🙂

Thought I would share them with you….

Breakfast Ideas

sixtwelveplace.blogspot.com

  • Apple with PB & raisins as a sandwich
  • Whole grain waffle with peanut butter, cinnamon & apple slices
  • Regular oatmeal with fruit and honey
  • Fresh fruit
  • Grapefruit with whole wheat toast and low-sugar almond butter
  • 0% Greek Yogurt with honey and cinnamon

Oatmeal From the Crockpot!!

This I found from a really good blog called www.skinnycrockpot.com

Nutrition Data (Makes approximately 2 cups)
Serving Size: 1/2 cup Calories: 129 Total Fat: 6 g Saturated Fat 4 g Trans Fat 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg Sodium 72 mg Total Carbohydrate: 14 g Dietary Fiber: 3 g Sugars: 0 g Protein: 5 g

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup light coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 2 tsp. dry coconut flakes, unsweetened, low fat
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup almonds (optional)

Directions

  1. In your crock pot, combine the oats, coconut milk, almond milk, coconut flakes and cocoa powder and whisk until the cocoa powder is well incorporated into the milk.
  2. Cook on low for 4-5 hours, or until liquid is completely soaked up by the oats.
  3. When finished, stir in the almonds (optional), allow to cool and serve.

Lunch Ideas

I love a good Sandwich for Lunch! ♥

Chicken and Feta

2 slices seven-grain bread, toasted
2 oz grilled chicken, sliced
1/4 avocado, sliced
2 Tbsp crumbled feta
4 Kalamata olives, pitted
1/2 cup mache

Top one slice of toast with chicken, avocado, feta, olives, and mache. Top with the second slice.

Per serving: 469 cal; 19 g fat (5 g sat fat); 65 mg cholesterol; 47 g carbs; 877 mg sodium; 28 g protein; 8 g fiber

Read more at Wholeliving.com: Super Sandwich Combinations

Tuna and Quinoa Wrap

1/2 cup 2 percent Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 6-inch whole-wheat wrap
1/4 cup tuna in olive oil, drained
1/4 cup cooked quinoa
1 tsp capers
Zest of 1/2 lemon

Mix yogurt, herbs, and garlic in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Spread 2 Tbsp of yogurt mixture on wrap. Top with tuna, quinoa, capers, and lemon zest. Fold wrap to seal.

Per serving: 167 cal; 5 g fat (1 g sat fat); 21 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbs; 428 mg sodium; 21 g protein; 2 g fiber

Read more at Wholeliving.com: Super Sandwich Combinations

Dinner Ideas

  • Lettuce Wraps with ground turkey or lean ground beef
  • Shrimp and vegetables on Kabob
  • Grilled chicken breast with roasted or steamed veggies

Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Potatoes

I am definately going to have to try this recipe next week from pickyin.blogspot.com

  • 3 tablespoons regular olive oil
  • 12 chicken thighs (bone in, with skin)
  • 750 grams chorizo sausages, whole if baby ones, or cut into 4-cm chunks if regular-sized
  • 1 kilogram baby potatoes, half the larger ones
  • 2 red onions, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • grated zest of one orange
  • salt to taste

Preheat the oven to 220°C/gas mark 7 and place 2 wire racks on the upper and lower thirds. Put the oil in the bottom of 2 shallow roasting tins (I used jelly roll baking trays), about 1 1/2 tablespoons in each. Rub the skin of the chicken in the oil, season with salt accordingly, then turn them skin-side up, 6 pieces in each tin. Divide the chorizo sausages and the new potatoes between the 2 tins.

Sprinkle the onion and the oregano over, then grate the orange zest over the arranged contents of the 2 tins. Cook for 30 minutes, then swap the top tray with the bottom tray in the oven and baste the contents with the orange-colored juices. Continue cooking for about 30 minutes or till chicken is done.

Happy Healthy Eating ♥

ps. My next post will have to be about Desserts! 🙂
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