Monday, October 8, 2012

Recipes. Recipes. Recipes.

Happy Motivational Monday!

I made a few interesting recipes this weekend and wanted to share. The first one is from Chocolate Covered Katie with a few variations. It’s HEALTHY “Cookie Dough”! It was delish, filling and satisfied my sweet tooth!

¾ tsp Baking Powder
1/8 tsp Baking Soda
Stevia (desired amount)
½ TBSP LorAnn Almond Extract
4 TBSP Ground Flax
½ cup of Trader Joe’s Unsweetened Applesauce
1 can Trader Joe’s Organic Northern Beans (white)
**optional – Chocolate Chips

In food processor, blend all ingredients, except chocolate chips. If you choose to add chocolate chips, add them after blending. Refrigerate until chilled. THAT’S IT! Super delicious!

Total Nutrition Facts:
Total Calories – 530
Carbs – 180 grams
Fat – 9 grams
Protein – 31 grams
Next up – C’s Crock Pot Carrot Pumpkin Pies

2 cups Farmer’s Market Organic Canned Pumpkin
1 pound of Baby Carrots
1 cup Egg Whites
1 TBSP Cinnamon (or more if you love Cinnamon!)
1 TBSP Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 cup Zucchini
½ cup of Organic Millet Flour
Cooking Spray
**optional – If you want to increase the healthy fat content, feel free to add some coconut oil, avocado or chop your choice of nuts and add them in the mix.

Spray crock pot with cooking spray and turn on HIGH. Blend all ingredients in food processor and pour in to crock pot. Cook until edges are golden brown – approximately 5-6 hours. These take about 60 minutes in the oven, so the crock pot is significantly longer. My goal was to not be in the kitchen for a long period of time yesterday. Mission: ACCOMPLISHED.

Nutrition Facts per Serving:
(Recipe yields 4 servings)
Calories – 191
Carbs – 35 grams
Fat – 1 gram
Protein – 10 grams

Just a few health facts – pumpkin is an anti-inflammatory, contains carotenoids which help prevent premature aging and the seeds are high in protein and essential fatty acids. I also just found out that the seeds contribute to kidney health in the prevention of calcium oxalate stones which my body has a habit of producing! Definitely will start consuming 5-10 grams of the seeds every single day, along with my cranberry pills.

‘Tis the season for PUMPKIN!
With health,

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh these look so good!!! My mouth is watering!