I am not a big fan of cauliflower, but I have found that you can make some pretty awesome recipes out of cauliflower that taste really good and make it a lot healthier!! I never knew cauliflower can be a replacement for BREAD!!!
So as many of you are pizza fans just like me, I was looking for a healthier version of pizza where I do not feel guilty, but still enjoying the food I am eating!
So I am excited to give you a recipe for cauliflower pizza crust and you can really make the pizza any way you want it with your favorite toppings!! My personal favorite is Mediterranean, so this is the recipe you get from me!
2 1/2 cups grated or ground cauliflower (use a food processor)
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
1 tsp Himalayan salt
If you are making the Mediterranean Pizza you will also need:
1/8 cup Kalamata olives
1/4 cup feta cheese (I use fat-free)
2 cups fresh spinach leaves
2 medium size tomatoes
1/4 chopped onion
Preheat oven to 425.
Place cauliflower in a heat-safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap with a few holes to vent. icrowave for 4 minutes, remove plastic, and stir to cool it off a little. If there is any extra liquid in the bowl with cauliflower, use several paper towels and press down to absorb the liquid.
Place cauliflower in a bowl and fluff with a fork. Add basil, oregano, garlic, Parmesan, and mozzarella. Mix well and taste. Add salt.
Press mixture out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper that’s been sprayed with non-stick spray Press out to about 1/4 inch or slightly thicker. Keep mixture tight together and in an even layer. You can bake one large pizza or multiple smaller ones.5. Place pan in oven and bake until golden brown. Generally 15-20 minutes is a good time frame, and it should be starting to brown on top. Remove from oven and let cool.
6. Add 1/4 cup tomato sauce and spread evenly around crust (leaving about 1.4 inch around the edges uncovered)
7. Top with desired toppings, and return to oven to melt cheese, etc. Let rest for a couple of minutes and then slice and serve.
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So I recently bought an Instant since I keep hearing that it is the next best thing and I am pretty sure it has cut down meal prep time by a lot!
I have been craving Thai Chicken of some sort, but it usually takes too long, but I officially found this really good recipe that satisfied my Thai chicken cravings!!
1 – 2 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce (I use Braggs Liquid Aminos as a healthier option)
1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon corn starch
2 tablespoons water
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
green onions, chopped for garnish, optional
Add 1 tablespoon oil to the pressure cooker pot, select Browning. When oil is hot, brown the meat in small batches, do not crowd the pot. Set the browned chicken on a platter.
When all the chicken is browned, add chicken broth, peanut butter, soy sauce, and red pepper. Stir to combine.
Add the browned chicken to the pot, along with any juices that have collected on the platter. Cover pot and lock lid in place.
Select High Pressure and 9 minutes cook time. (It will take about 10 minutes to reach high pressure.)After 9 minutes cook time, turn off pressure cooker and use a quick pressure release. Remove chicken from the pot leaving the sauce.In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in 2 tablespoons water. Add cornstarch mixture to the sauce in the pot stirring constantly. Select Simmer and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. After sauce thickens, add chicken and coat with the sauce.Serve garnished with chopped peanuts and green onions.
Feel free to use this Thai Chicken over top of brown rice or whole wheat pasta with a side of green beans to get in your veggies too!
I am a HUGE fan of seasonings and condiments… I am not one to keep my food dry and not cook with anything, so I found a recipe that is PERFECT to add to your proteins to give it a great taste!!
This is from the 21 Day Fix recipe list!! So yes, for those who are using our famous home workout programs and following the healthy nutrition guide, this is APPROVED!!
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It doesn’t get any better than this!! My 4 FAVORITE ingredients (and maybe yours too) all in 1 recipe!?!? Yes, its going to be that simple!!!
So I’ve had Thai Chicken before (another recipe on my blog here), but this was just awesome, and I even took away the 1 ingredient that I didn’t want to use because its not “clean”. So I did a trial and error, and it turned out to be a success!!
Please comment below if you try it!! Would love to hear your thoughts!!!
THAI SHRIMP AND RICE NOODLES
Package of Rice Noodles (got in international section in grocery store)
12 oz Shrimp (peeled and cooked according to package)
1 Tbsp Natural Peanut Butter
2 Tbsp Sriracha Sauce
1 Tbsp Chili Sauce
1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
Cook Rice Noodles according to package on back, strain when cooked and placed back in pan on stove on low-medium
Cook shrimp according to directions on package
In separate bowl, add Peanut Butter and 1/2 tsp hot water and stir.
Add rest of ingredients (Sriracha, Chili, and garlic) to peanut butter mixture
Add mixture into noodles on stove
Add shrimp to mixture
Stir and serve.
Hope you love as much as I did!! This recipe is great with steamed broccoli!
If you are using the 21 Day Fix or Hammer and Chisel, here are the containers for this recipe:
1 GREEN (if your adding broccoli) 🙂
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Its that time of year again, fall is here and its always nice to make those yummy warm crock pot treats!!! I actually just picked up some more fresh apples from the local farmers market before they close down and now that I know we are known for our apples, I am putting them to use!!
Healthy Crock Pot Apple Crisp
Ingredients:(Makes 8 servings)
8 Medium Apples (Granny Smith)
3 Tbsp cinnamon
1 Tsp nutmeg
1/8 cup 100% Pure Maple Syrup
2 cups instant oatmeal
1/4 cup light brown sugar
4 ounces pure apple juice
Slice and peel apples (removing the cores) and place them in crock pot
Add 2 Tbsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, and pure maple syrup and mix well
In a separate bowl, add oatmeal, the remaining cinnamon and nutmeg, brown sugar, and apple juice and mix.
Add oatmeal mixture to apples by placing them on top.
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Nothing like a good ol healthy crock pot recipe to get on track with your nutrition! You do now have to take hours prepping and cooking to have a healthy lifestyle! My favorites are when you can take a bunch of ingredients and throw it right in the crock pot, and walk away!
Crock Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup
1 lb lean turkey meat
1 c onion, diced
14-1/2 oz can diced low sodium tomatoes
2 c green peppers and/or red peppers, chopped (fresh preferred)
2 jalepenos chopped (fresh)
15 oz can organic low sodium tomato sauce
2 tbsp minced garlic
½ t dried basil
½ t dried oregano
1/4 Cup shredded light Mozzarella Cheese (to top off after cooked)
Add all ingredients into crock pot except cheese (make sure veggies are chopped) and cook for 6-8 hours.
Top off with shredded cheese to taste!
Yes, its THAT simple!!
21 DAY FIX CONTAINERS- For those who are incorporating the awesome 21 DAY FIX program, here are the containers you will use per serving (1 cup):
1 BLUE (If topping off with Mozzarella Cheese)
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Hello and happy Saturday!! As I am getting dinner ready, I decided to share my meal with you all! What’s really cool about this is I FINALLY dug into my new FIXATE cookbook by Autumn Calabrese, the creator of the amazing fitness program 21 DAY FIX! I took her recipe, and did a tiny bit of tweaking to it and am so happy to share it with you because I just tried it and its AMAZE-BALLS!! Literally lol!!
Hope you enjoy!! If you give it a try, be sure you post how you liked in the comments below!! 🙂
Ingredients: 5 servings
Non-stick cooking spray
1/3 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1/8 cup reduced fat milk or almond milk
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
1 tsp olive oil
1 medium onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 lb 93% lean ground turkey meat
1 large egg
1/8 cup finely chopped Italian parsley
1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
1/2 tsp black pepper ground
2 cups Tomato sauce (I use organic and low sodium) (Not from FIXATE cookbook)
1 Preheat oven to 425 F.
2 Line large baking sheet with parchment paper lightly coated with non stick pray
3 Place bread crumbs and milk in a small bowl. Set aside for 10 minutes
4 Heat oil in medium skillet over medium low heat
5 Add onion. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5-6 minutes or until onion is translucent.
6 Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently for 1 minute.
7 Combine onion mixture, turkey, eggs, parsley, cheese, oregano, salt, pepper, abound bread crumb mixture in large bowl; mix well with clean hands or wooden spoon. Refrigerate, cover, for 1 hour.
8 With clean wet hands, from turkey mixture into approximately 21 1 inch meatballs; arrange onto prepared baking sheet.
9 Bake for 13-18 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.
1 YELLOW (used with 1 cup cooked whole wheat pasta)
Today’s dinner was a HIT for my boys!! Chase and Weston are 4 and 3 and love mommas healthy cookin’! 🙂
Dinner at the picnic table!
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Hey everyone!!! So I am so stuck on my chocolate Shakeology every day, that I was forgetting how amazing the other ones are!!! I dug into my Strawberry VEGAN Shakeology and put a little twist to it!! One of my challengers in my challenge group actually said they had it and out of the 3 years I’ve been drinking it, I never had it before!!
So I can’t keep any secrets from you all and must share this awesome recipe!!!
Please leave your feedback in the comments below and let me know how you like it!!
Strawberry Lemonade Shakeology
1 packet of Strawberry Shakeology (you can use regular or tropical vegan)
1/2 cup fresh strawberries chopped
Ice (I use 8 oz)
3 oz water
1 lemon (squeeze entire lemon for the juice and put juice in blender)
3 ounces lemon juice (I use bottle lemon juice in addition to fresh lemon)
Blend all ingredients together in blender and enjoy!!
*To make thicker consistency, add more ice and less liquid, and to make thinner, add more liquid 🙂
**This recipe can be used on the 3 day refresh or Shakeology cleanse!
21 DAY FIX breakdown:
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