1/2 C cooked sprouted quinoa**
Fresh fruit (berries, mango, bananas, peaches, apples)
1 tbsp nut or seed butter of choice (pictured: raw almond butter)
1 tsp grade A maple syrup or sweetener of choice (you can omit this if desired)
optional toppings: cinnamon, chia seeds, ground flaxseed, raw coconut flakes, roasted nuts, etc.
** Note: Make a pot of quinoa during your weekly meal prep and refrigerate to use as a side for meals, throw in salads, or for sweet & savory breaky bowls.
How to bake spaghetti squash (ahead of time):
How to bake casserole:
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Prepares ~4 cups of granola
2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1 C raw almonds
1 C unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 C coconut oil
1/4 C honey*
1/4 C agave*
1 T ground cinnamon
1 T pure vanilla bourbon extract
*Note: I used a mix of honey and agave syrup; however, you can use any mix of maple syrup, honey, or agave*
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
For the salad
8 oz uncooked farro (alternatively 1 C uncooked jasmine rice)
1 C julienned carrots
1 C cooked edamame
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
2 C broccoli florets
1 C purple cabbage, thinly sliced
1 C cilantro, chopped
1 C roasted peanuts (alternatively roasted cashews)
For the dressing
1/4 C coconut milk or cream
1/4 C peanut butter, creamy or crunchy (alternatively almond butter)
1/4 C light brown sugar (alternatively raw honey, agave, or maple syrup)
2 T toasted sesame oil
2 T fish sauce (alternatively reduced sodium soy sauce)
1 T chili paste (alternatively Sriracha or hot sauce)
1 lime, juiced
1 inch piece of ginger, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
Let's talk about KALE baby! Yes that elephant in the room, that so many of you "JUST CAN'T" or maybe you totally can (and we would probably be friends!). Today, I'm taking it upon myself to claim to all those haters out there, that it's possible to make kale taste pretty freakin' finger lickin' good!
Also, it's SO easy that it's hands down become one of the quickest veggie sides to add to my meals.
Here are some tips on how to prepare it to make it BOOMMBB!
#1. Lacinato kale is by far my favorite, it's just taste the best, trust me! But also, Trader Joes sells pre-cut kale and that takes away step #2 of cutting it into small pieces, so I go this route often!
#2. Cut it into small pieces, cover it with olive oil, salt & pep, and lemon juice.
#3. MASSAGE it (literally with your fingers) to begin breaking it down which makes it easier to digest!
#4. Bake for 5-10 minutes at 400 degrees F or saute on medium heat for 5-10 minutes(or until it begins to wilt)
#5. Toss with almond slivers or goat cheese (if you do dairy)... I also like to add cayenne pepper to give it a kick!
WHAM, BAMB, Thank you ma'am'! Enjoy your kale friends.... with wine (because BALANCE).
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 t vanilla extract
1/2 C coconut cream
1/4 C coconut oil, melted
1/4 C natural sweetener (I used honey)
1/2 C coconut flour
1/2 C unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
Optional toppings: banana chips, coconut flakes, peanut butter