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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 3 tbsps pb2 (or any powered peanut butter)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 5 tbsps almond milk
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
  • Sprinkles for decoration
  • Plastic eggs

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Directions

In a medium bowl mix dry ingredients and set aside. In a large bowl add maple syrup, vanilla, milk and peanut butter. Stir until mixture has been combined, add the dry ingredient to the large bowl and mix with hands. Once combined add chocolate chips and sprinkles. Place in plastic eggs and let set in the fridge for 1 hour. Once done, gently open them from the plastic eggs and decorate with sprinkles.

Source: savynaturalista.com


Low Calorie Cream Soda

Every once in a while, we all crave something sweet, and cream soda is one of my favorites. At 128 calories per 8 ounces, I rarely indulge. Here is how to make your own sweet treat without all of the extra calories and guilt:

Ingredients:

  • 1 liters plain seltzer water
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 8 teaspoons Stevia (4 packets)

Preparation:

Pour 1/2 cup of seltzer into a measuring cup. Add vanilla exract and the Stevia. Stir until mixed. Carefully return mixture to bottle and cap tightly. Let set for a few minutes. Open slowly, as there may be extra bubbles! Pour over ice and enjoy!

Nutrition:

5 calories, 0g fat, 0g protein, 0g carbohydrate, 0g dietary fiber, 0mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol


Vegetable Pasta with Crispy Goat Cheese Medallions

Thank you Eating Well for this delicious veggie pasta recipe!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces whole-wheat bow tie pasta
  • 1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 ½ tablespoons panko-style breadcrumbs
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 1 ½ pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 6 cups baby spinach

Instructions

  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler. Line a small baking sheet with foil.

  2. Cook pasta according to package details.

  3. Meanwhile combine dill and panko in a small bowl. Divide goat cheese into 4 portions; shape each into 4 portions; shape each into a 1-inch wide disk. Coast the disks in panko, lightly patting the mixture onto the cheese to help it stick. Place on the prepared baking sheet and lightly coat the tops with cooking spray. Set aside.

  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring, until lightly browned, 5 to 6 minutes, Add tomatoes, garlic, salt and pepper; cook until the tomatoes release their juice, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the reserved ½ cup water, scraping up any browned bits. Stir in the spinach and the pasta; remove the heat.

  5. Broil the goat cheese rounds, watching closely, until light brown and crispy on top, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve each portion of pasta topped with a goat cheese medallion.

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Serves 4.


Cauliflower Crust Pizza

It goes without saying that pizza is typically a crowd favorite, but isn't the best option when you're trying to watch what you eat. Swap the dough for a cauliflower crust, and you can still have that pizza fix without the guilt - and even enjoy more flavor!

Ingredients

  • Nonstick spray
  • 2 1/2 cups cauliflower, grated (about half a large head)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Fresh basil leaves

Instructions

  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, and preheat the oven to 425 degrees

  2. Grate the cauliflower using a box grater until you have two cups of cauliflower crumble. Place in a large bowl and microwave for seven to eight minutes, or until soft. Remove from the microwave, and let cool

  3. Mix in the egg, one cup mozzarella, parmesean cheese, and salt & pepper. Once combined, pat into a 10-inch round on the prepared pizza pan. Spray lightly with nonstick spray and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown

  4. Top the pizza with the sauce, 1/4 cup mozzarella, grape tomatoes, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Bake in the oven until melted and bubbly, about another 10 minutes. Top with basil before serving.

Source: POPSUGAR Fitness


Banana Boat

You need this snack in your life!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 a banana cut lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp of peanut butter
  • 2 tsp of goji berries
  • 2 tsp of chocolate chips

Directions

  • Slice your banana in half lengthwise and spread a tbsp of peanut butter on each side.
  • Sprinkle with goji berries and chocolate chips, enjoy!

Source: Clean and Delicious


Healthy Superbowl Snack

Superbowl Snacking Made Healthy: Crispy Healthy Baked Zucchini Fries

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 egg white
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable cooking spray

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut zucchini into 3-inch sticks. Whisk an egg white in a small bowl, and add milk. Combine Parmesan and seasoned breadcrumbs into a separate bowl. Dip zucchini sticks into egg mixture, and then roll in breadcrumb mixture. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray, and place zucchini on sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.