Author: Healthy Recipes

NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER OAT BARS

NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER OAT BARS

INGREDIENTS Oat Layer: ¾ cup butter (or vegan butter substitute) ½ cup packed light brown sugar (or coconut sugar) ¼ tsp sea salt 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 3 cups quick cooking oats Chocolate Peanut Butter Layer: 1 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips 1 cup creamy peanut butter INSTRUCTIONS Line an 8×8”square baking dish with parchment paper, set aside. Make the […]

DARK CHOCOLATE PUPPY CHOW RECIPE

DARK CHOCOLATE PUPPY CHOW RECIPE

INGREDIENTS 1 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips 1 cup creamy peanut butter 6 cups Rice Chex Cereal 1 ½ cups powdered sugar ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder INSTRUCTIONS In a medium bowl, mix together the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Set aside. Melt peanut butter and chocolate together. On the stovetop stir over low […]

PALEO BLUEBERRY BANANA MUFFINS

PALEO BLUEBERRY BANANA MUFFINS

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 large overripe bananas about 1 cup, mashed
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup creamy almond butter
  • 2 TBS pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup of coconut flour
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a standard 12-cup muffin tin, set aside.
  2. In a small bowl combine coconut flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon). Set aside.
  3. In a large, glass mixing bowl melt together coconut oil and almond butter (for about 1 minute on high), stir until combined.
  4. Add mashed banana, maple syrup and vanilla extract and mix.
  5. Add eggs and stir until smooth.
  6. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until completely combined.
  7. Gently fold in blueberries
  8. Pour about ¼ cup of batter into each muffin well (so it’s about ¾ of the way full).
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the tops are set, golden brown, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before gently removing each muffin from its well and transfer them to a wire rack to cool.
  11. Enjoy!
  12. To freeze: let cool then place muffins in an airtight container and put in the freezer. To reheat microwave on high for about 30 seconds per muffin!
ZUCCHINI BANANA OATMEAL PANCAKES

ZUCCHINI BANANA OATMEAL PANCAKES

INGREDIENTS 1 can full-fat coconut CREAM not milk…cream! ¼ cup honey ¼ cup unsweetened chocolate melted 2 TBS coconut oil melted 2 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp vanilla ½ tsp sea salt INTRUCTIONS Blend, starting on low speed then increasing to high, for 30-60 seconds or until all ingredients are combined and the mixture is smooth. Turn on an electric […]

EASY FRENCH TOAST

EASY FRENCH TOAST

INGREDIENTS 1 loaf bread We use Cinnamon Crunch Bread from Kneaders 4 eggs 1 TBS brown sugar ¼ tsp sea salt 1 tsp pure vanilla extract ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 ½ cups 2% milk butter for skillet INSTRUCTIONS preheat griddle to 350 degrees F. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together eggs. Add brown sugar, sea salt, […]

GREEK CHICKEN GYROS WITH TZATZIKI

GREEK CHICKEN GYROS WITH TZATZIKI

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lb / 1 kg boneless skinless chicken thigh fillets
Marinade
  • 3 large garlic cloves , minced (~ 3 tsp)
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar (or red wine or apple cider vinegar)
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Black pepper
Tzatziki
  • 2 cucumbers (to make about 1/2 – 3/4 cup grated cucumber after squeezing out juice)
  • 1 1/4 cups plain Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (or more if you want richer)
  • 1/2 garlic clove , minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Black pepper
Salad
  • 3 tomatoes , desseeded and diced
  • 3 cucumbers , diced
  • 1/2 red spanish onion , peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • Salt and pepper
To Serve
  • 4 to 6 pita breads or flat breads

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place the Marinade ingredients in a ziplock bag and massage to mix. Add the chicken into the ziplock bag and massage to cover all the chicken in the Marinade. Marinate for at least 2 hours, preferably 3 hours, ideally 12 hours and no longer than 24 hours.
Make the Tzatziki
  1. Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise. Use a teaspoon to scrape the watery seeds out. Coarsely grate the cucumber using a box grater. Then wrap in paper towels or a tea towel and squeeze to remove excess liquid.
  2. Place cucumber in a bowl. Add remaining ingredients then mix to combine. Set aside for at least 20 minutes for the flavours to meld.
Salad
  1. Combine ingredients in a bowl.
Cook Chicken
  1. Brush the outdoor grill with oil, then preheat on medium high. Or heat 1 tbsp of oil in a fry pan over medium high heat.
  2. Remove chicken from Marinade. Cook the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cooked through (cooking time depends on size of chicken).
  3. Remove the chicken from the grill / fry pan onto a plate. Cover loosely with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Assemble Gyros
  1. If your chicken thighs are large, you may need to cut them. Mine were small.
  2. Get a pita bread or flatbread (preferably warmed) and place it on a piece of parchment (baking) paper (or you could use foil). Place some Salad down the middle of the bread, then top with chicken and Tzatziki.
  3. Roll the wrap up, enclosing it with the parchment paper. Twist the end with the excess parchment paper to secure it.
  4. I prefer to lay everything out on a table and let everyone help themselves.
Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

INGREDIENTS 8 ounces linguine (or other pasta) (gluten free for gluten free) 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 pound jumbo shrimp (16-24), shelled and deveined 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional) 1/4 cup white wine 1/4 cup lemon juice […]

HOMEMADE CINNAMON SUGAR PECANS

HOMEMADE CINNAMON SUGAR PECANS

INGREDIENTS 1 egg white 1 TBS pure vanilla extract 4-5 cups pecan halves 1 cup granulated white sugar 1 tsp sea salt 2 tsp ground cinnamon INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet. (Do NOT use parchment paper or foil. Bake directly on the greased pan)! In a large mixing bowl, […]

PALEO ZUCCHINI BANANA MUFFINS

PALEO ZUCCHINI BANANA MUFFINS

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 TBS coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 banana mashed
  • 1 cup unpeeled finely shredded zucchini (about 1 medium zucchini)
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips or cinnamon chips

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a standard muffin pan, set aside.
  2. Combine the coconut flour, almond flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl, set aside.
  3. Put banana, coconut sugar, and coconut oil into your food processor fitted with the “S” blade or blender (Vitamix) and process until smooth.
  4. Add the eggs, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar and process/blend until just combined.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and pulse to combine.
  6. Add the zucchini and process/blend until evenly mixed into the batter.
  7. Mix in chocolate chips (or cinnamon chips) by hand.
  8. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pan.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of each muffin comes out clean. (To make into bread bake in 9×5” loaf pan for 35-40 minutes!)
  10. These muffins freeze VERY well. I make a batch, freeze them and pop them out for an easy, healthy breakfast for my kids! I just reheat for 1 minute in the microwave (from frozen) and let them cool a bit! My kids LOVE these.

 

PEANUT BUTTER CHIA OVERNIGHT OATS

PEANUT BUTTER CHIA OVERNIGHT OATS

INGREDIENTS 1 ½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk 4 TBS maple syrup or honey 4 TBS peanut butter 1 tsp pure vanilla extract ¼ tsp sea salt 1/3 cup chia seeds 1 cup old-fashioned oats INSTRUCTIONS Put almond milk, maple syrup, peanut butter, vanilla salt and chia seeds in the container of your Vitaimx. Begin blending, starting on low speed […]