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!


Ingredients:
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

Instructions:
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
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Next up – C’s Crock Pot Carrot Pumpkin Pies

Ingredients:
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.

Instructions:
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,
C



1 comment:

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

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