Easy Protein Pancakes

Protein Pancakes

Protein Pancakes

Healthy protein pancakes made in the blender (Vitamix) with gluten free oats, yogurt, banana and an egg!
They’re simple to make, filling and high in protein!
This costs me $5 and served 3-4 people. I already have a large bag of Trader Joe’s gluten free oats on hand, so all I had to by was some frozen blueberries, yogurt and fruit. I usually always have all the below ingredients on-hand though.

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Crispy Garbanzo Bean Patties

Crispy Garbanzo Patties

Crispy Garbanzo Patties

Despite not being fried, these biscuit like patties are crispy and have a soft, creamy interior. I consider these a mesh between Falafel and a chickpea burger!

They turned out so much better than I could have imagined and are quite addicting. The exterior really crisps up, but the interior stays soft with a texture similar to hummus. They were great on their own, or use them as a side item!

Did I mention they are super healthy and easy to make?

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Gluten Free and Vegan Almond Cookies

Vegan and Gluten Free Almond Cookies

Vegan and Gluten Free Almond Cookies

I have a HUGE sweet tooth, especially for the Almond Cookies from Whole Foods! If you have ever had these, than I’m sure you know how amazing they are!

They’re crisp on the outside and oh so light and airy on the inside. I finally have come up with the perfect recipe to make in the comfort of your home, that truly does resemble my favorite cookie! Oh, and did I mention they’re gluten free and vegan!

Also, it takes less than 30 minutes to prep, assemble and bake?! It’s so, so, so, so delicious too!

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Easy Sunday Healthy Italian Dinner

Easy Gluten Free Italian Dinner

Easy Gluten Free Italian Dinner

If you grew up anything like I did, it was football and Italian food on Sunday’s. It was something I always looked forward to growing up and something I still hold dear to my heart Even though I live 3,000 miles away from my family back in Virginia Beach, I try my best to keep the tradition alive.

My step-dad is Italian, and an amazing cook! The recipe I’m about to share with you is a twist on his ‘Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs” recipe. Mine is much simpler to make, a tad bit healthier (sorry Dad) and very healthy/yummy!

This recipe’s quite easy to make and everything I got comes from Trader Joe’s. This is my simple “cheat” recipe, meaning it’s a lot of items that’re already pre-made from Trader Joe’s . . but hey, that’s what Sunday’s are all about, right?! J

This meals serves 4 – 5 people at less than $15, total! Yes, you heard that right!

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Healthy Breakfast for On The Go

Greek Yogurt with Watermelon

Greek Yogurt with Watermelon

Quick breakfast, that only took 5 minutes to assemble & great for on the go!

My FAVORITE fruit EVER is watermelon!!

I typically eat this daily, I just switch up the fruit a bit for some variety! Costs about $3 a serving and is sure to keep you full all morning long!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1 pack of Stevia
  • 1 cup of cubed watermelon
  • Handful of frozen blueberries (Sprouts or any other local store)
  • 1 tsp of chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup of Gluten free granola
  • 1 tsp oMaple Syrup

Mix it all together and you’ve got the perfect breakfast to fuel your mornings!

Enjoy! 🙂

Healthy Dessert Recipe

Pan Fried Bananas

A simple + easy recipe for those overripe bananas!

I kid you not, this recipe serves 3 people at less than $5! I already had the spices in my home and the sugar since I cook with them a ton; but I did buy a few bananas and maple syrup.

I was craving a sweet the other night and this recipe did the trick! It was quick to assemble and was extremely delicious!

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Gluten Free + Vegan Sweet Potato Biscuits

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Biscuits

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Biscuits

I have been searching for a gluten free biscuit recipe for quite some time now and I finally found inspiration, thanks to a friend – Jess Foy!

These sweet potato biscuits are gluten free + vegan! They’re easy to assemble and tastes so good!

I made, baked and ate them all within an hour – so they’re quick! Also, all the ingredients combined cost me less than $15! I mostly had everything in my home already, since I use those ingredients so much though!

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Watermelon, Mint, Goat Cheese + Balsamic Salad

Watermelon Mint Goat Cheese Salad

Watermelon Mint Goat Cheese Salad

My favorite fruit in the entire world is watermelon, hands down! I’m all about cooking healthy at a low cost, which is why I’ve perfected this easy recipe. You can either eat it as a dessert, a meal or a great snack!

This meal costs less than $10 to make and serves up to 4 people, if you make enough!

This dish is salty savory and sweet!

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Pan-Fried Turkey Breasts with Marinara Mushroom/Artichoke Sauce

Pan-Fried Turkey Breast

Pan-Fried Turkey Breast

Who doesn’t love having a night in on the weekend with some wine, homemade cooking and more wine 😉

This meal was something I came up with due to the ingredients I had in the fridge. I was going away to Colorado (where I am now, so look for more recipes this week), so this’s the AMAZING meal I created!

It takes about 30 – 40 min. to cook and serves around 4 – 5 people depending how much meat you’re cooking.

If you’re making this for yourself it tastes amazing the next day as leftovers. Also, freeze it as well!

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