Zucchini Noodle Bowls

Zucchini Noodle Bowl

Zucchini Noodle Bowl

Zucchini Noodle Bowl

These bowls are so tasty and thanks to Trader Joes ( and most stores ) , extra easy to make!! Sometimes life with Brody can be difficult , especially around dinner time!! Getting the pre cut, almost ready foods are not my fav but I do love almost anything from TJ and these things are simple and clean. So I bought some guac, already zoodled zucchini and some already pealed & cubed sweet potatoes to make life easier.

The sweet potatoes come all peeled and cut, all you have to do is cook them. I like to heat them in the microwave for about 2-3 min then add them to a skillet to make them crispy. The zucchini is these bowls are not cooked! How easy is that!! And since the guac comes already made all you have to do is mix it with the zoodles.

I like to top mine with hard-boiled eggs and tomatoes to make it a little more filling.

Zucchini Noodle Bowl

  •  cooked & cubed sweet potato
  • zoodles
  • guacamole
  • salt & pepper
  • Optional, eggs & tomatoes

Mix the zoodles, guacamole , slat & pepper . Add the cooked sweet potatoes , and egg and tomatoes !  Garnish  & enjoy!!!

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Trader Joes Haul + What Im Cooking

Trader Joes Haul + What Im Cooking

Trader Joes Haul + What Im Cooking

This week I went to trader Joes specifically to buy some frozen meals! We are busy in the summer and dinner time has become a little stressful . We always get home from the beach right around 530 and every one is STARVING!!! Unless I have something planned dinner gets rushed or we snack too hard and don’t eat our dinner ! So I bought some frozen meals hoping it would help out. Below I shared my Traders Joes haul + what I’m cooking with it. I hope you find it helpful. Id love to hear from you and know what your must have items are when you shop there?

Trader Joes Haul + What Im Cooking

  • Fried rice with chicken and egg. This is a go to in our house! I love their bag of fried rice , it’s a must if you shop at TJ. I always add chicken to mine and sometimes we add a fried egg or two. 
Trader Joes Haul + What Im Cooking Trader Joes Haul + What Im Cooking
 
  • Lemon chicken  with cauliflower stir fry. This lemon chicken is not our fav. Its way to lemony for me. I normally don’t buy it but they were all out of my favorite grilled chicken. It wasn’t that good int he stir fry . The stir fry alone was pretty good, not as good as the fried rice though!! 
 
  • Cauliflower power bowls. I used the frozen riced cauliflower to make some protein bowls. I added chicken, sweet potatoes , avocado and tomatoes . The frozen “rice” is super easy to make! 
 
  • Sweet pot toast . I have been making this almost daily! It is so good and easy to make . Try some of my fav recipes    
  •  Chicken burger ( they are frozen patties )  with  corn, avocado & tomato salad
 
  • Pork tacos with the frozen cauliflower rice and salsa
 
  • Farro bowls with avocado and a hard-boiled  egg. This was so easy to make and so filling! Definitely buying the faro again

trader joes haul

 

Id love to know what your favorite must have items are from trader joes?! Get the convo started below .

 

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Easy Family Snacks

Easy Family Snacks

Easy Family Snacks

 

Meal prepping for you and your family can be tough, especially during the summer when we are always on the go. These easy family snacks are perfect to prep and even easier to grab when you are on the go

When I grab my snacks to go I always try and grab a protein , carb and fat! Don’t just eat your fruit bags without a protein or fat, you will be hungry!

Easy Family Snacks:

Fridge snacks:

  • Portioned out fruit- today I made raspberry, grapes &  blueberries bags
  • Veggie bags – My go to bags are carrots and peppers with guac or hummus
  • String cheese
  • Yogurt – I buy plain and add my own fruit to cut down on sugar
  • I also keeps lots of fresh fruit to grab on the go
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Frozen berry bites 
  • Ready to make smoothie bags . Add fruit and spinach to bags- dump in blender when ready

Snack draw:

  • Fruit snacks
  • Pirate boot
  • Portioned out pretzels bags with peanut butter 
  • Rasins
  • Portioned out granola bags. I like to buy a simple granola mixes and add in some dried fruit and chocolate chips
  • Portioned out popcorn
  • Energy balls   

Easy Family Snacks

Frozen Berry Yogurt Bites

Frozen Berry Yogurt Bites

Frozen Berry Yogurt Bites

This has to be the simplest summer snack I have ever made! These frozen berry yogurt bites are perfect snack for picky kids. The best part is you can mix them up by using different fruits and different flavored yogurt. Dairy issue? Use almond milk yogurt!! Id love to know what flavors and fruits you use! Comment below and let me know.

What you need :

  • fruit
  • yogurt – I used vanilla greek yogurt
  • a bowl
  • a pan
  • parchment paper

How to make:

Line a pan or plate with parchment paper . I added some yogurt to a bowl but you can use a toothpick to dip your fruit. Then I added a few pieces at a time to the yogurt bowl. Using a fork I transferred the blueberries and raspberries to the pan and stuck it in the freezer.

Freeze for about 30 minute then store in a freezer bag!

 

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Postpartum Green Smoothie

Postpartum Green Smoothie

Postpartum Green Smoothie

Postpartum Green Smoothie

How we fuel our bodies after having a baby is just as important as when we were pregnant. My go to postpartum green smoothie is the perfect pick me up to help you the nutrients you need. This green smoothie is also great when pregnant or anytime after your baby is born!  It’s so important to pack in the nutrients and stay hydrated, especially if you are nursing & working out.

Postpartum Green Smoothie

You don’t need a juicer for this recipe, just a high-powered blender. I like to start by adding the water and greens alone and blending those until they are mixed will. Next I add the rest of the ingredients.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1  coconut water cup water – loaded with vitamins and is an immune booster
  • 1/2 water
  • 1 cups kale or spinach – loaded with nutrients
  • 1/2 avocado – helps with inflammation
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple – helps with healing and has lots of vitamin C
  • 1 banana – heart healthy & loaded with B6, B2 , C
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds- protein, calcium, fiber, energy booster , SUPERFOOD!

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Sweet Potato Toast

Sweet Potato Toast

Sweet Potato Toast

Sweet Potato Toast

Have you heard about sweet potato toast? Its delicious and awesome alternated to your morning bread.  This toast is super easy to make and you can top your taters with all different things.

How to make: 

Cut the potatoes length wise like pieces of toast. Pop them in your toaster . THAT’S IT! Sometimes you have to run them through your toaster twice

My Go To Toppings: 

  • eggs
  • avocado, pepper & salt
  • almond butter
  • almond butter, banana & cinnamon

You can literally top your toast with anything that you would use on regular toast. Do you have a favorite recipe? Id love to know, get the convo started and post your recipes below!

 

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Protein & Energy Ball Recipes

energy balls

Protein & Energy Ball Recipes

Protein & Energy Ball Recipes

Who doesn’t love protein balls?! I have been experimenting with lots of different recipes lately and I’m excited to share my favorite protein & energy ball recipes with you all. These balls are a perfect snack anytime of the day. Bonus, my 18 month old also LOVES them! I eat mine as a quick pre or post workout snack. I usually have about 2 balls as a serving size.

Protein & Energy Ball Recipes

Protein Balls

Protein & Energy Ball Recipes

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup vanilla or chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup smooth natural peanut butter or almond butter
  • 3 T natural honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 2-4 T liquid (almond milk, milk, cashew milk etc…)

Mix everything in a bowl until blended , roll into balls.

Cherry Almond  Protein Balls

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • vanilla protein
  • ⅓ cup almonds, chopped
  • ⅓ cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed (optional)
  • ½ cup nut butter (peanut or almond )
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • ⅓ cup dried cherries, roughly chopped

Mix everything in a bowl until blended , roll into balls.

Chocolate protein balls 

Protein & Energy Ball Recipes

  • 15-20 dates pitted
  • 1 cup almond or peanut butter
  • chocolate protein powder
  • cacao powder

Mix everything in a food processor until blended while and it forms a dough. Roll into balls then roll in cacao powder

 

Cherry Energy balls

protein & energy ball recipes

  • 2 cups almond butter
  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted (~12)
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon water

Add everything to food processor until it all forms together. Stick in fridge while you clean up. Roll into balls. Store in fridge.

Raspberry Protein Balls

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 servings vanilla  protein powder
  • 8 dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup freeze-dried raspberries

DIRECTIONS

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the oats, cashews, protein powder, dates, cocoa powder, and salt in a food processor, and blend until everything is a smooth consistency.
  3. Add the banana, and blend until a  sticky dough forms.
  4. Roll out balls,  place them on the parchment paper.
  5. Pulse the freeze-dried raspberries in blender
  6. Roll each ball in the raspberry powder, and return to the cookie sheet.
  7. Store in the fridge in a sealed container for up to a week.

 

Protein & Energy Ball Recipes

 

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My Healthier Morning Coffee

My Healthier Morning Coffee

My Healthier Morning Coffee

My Healthier Morning Coffee

Have you tried bullet proof coffee? Its def not for everyone ! I have put a small twist mine . Below is my go to healthier morning coffee that have everyday while doing my miracle morning .  The cashew milk I use only has one ingredient, cashews. The coffee mate I use to use had loads of ingredients, a bunch I couldn’t pronounce!

Ingredients 

  • hot black coffee
  • a tiny bit of butter or coconut oil
  • cashew milk

Add all ingredients to a blender. Quickly blend and pour into coffee mug. The end result should be a frothy cup of delicious coffee!

Now that summer is finally here I have also switched up my iced coffee. No more sugar or creamer filled with lots of unhealthy ingredients. I do black coffee, lots of ice and cashew milk.  I always drink mine with my metal straws!

My Healthier Morning Coffee

D you have a favorite coffee recipe? Id love to hear about it below!

 

Insta Pot Cashew Chicken & Rice

Insta Pot Cashew Chicken & Rice

This Insta Pot Cashew Chicken & Rice meal was so EASY to make and it was a huge hit ( even Brody loved it) This will definitely be added to my list of go to meals.

Ingredients
  • 1 lb chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 red pepper , chopped
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 2 cups brown rice, prepared
  • 1 green onion, sliced thin

Turn insta pot on and hit saute . Add oil, chicken and garlic. Brown all sides of the chicken

Next add in your water, soy sauce , vinegar , brown sugar  and peppers . Mix well. Add the lid , seal the valve and hit pressure cook/manual for 8 minutes. Once its done cooking use the quick release to release the pressure. Add your cashews .  Turn pot back on, hit  saute , cook for a few minutes to thicken sauce.

Serve with rice , top with green onions .

Zucchini Brownies

Zucchini Brownies

I made these brownies last week and they were so good! If you are a chocolate lover then you must try these!!

Ingredients :

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or unrefined sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup  unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour or Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour for the gluten-free version
  • 1/2 cup  Dutch-process cocoa powder (using regular cocoa powder may result in cakey brownies)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups peeled and grated zucchini
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips + 1/2  to sprinkle on top

Directions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F .  Line an 8″x8″ pan with parchment paper or spray with baking spray.
  2. Mix together the eggs, vanilla, coconut sugar, and apple sauce , let this sit for a few minutes to let the coconut sugar dissolve.
  3. I another bowl,  mix the flour, cocoa powder , baking soda and salt. Make sure there are no clumps !!
  4. Add the dry mix to the wet, gently stir until combined. Be sure not to over mix! The batter will seem thick- thats okay
  5. Next fold in the zucchini and 1 cup chocolate chips. The zucchini is moist and will help make the batter less thick.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan and even the surface with a spatula.
  7. Add 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips on top.
  8. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle doesn’t come out gooey.
  9. Store in an airtight for up to one week in the refrigerator. These brownies are moist so I recommend storing them int he fridge.

 

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