Archive for the 'Just Yummy' Category

May 04

Taco Night!

I wish every night was taco night 🙂

May 02

Tuna Pasta Salad

High in protein, low on prep time!

Apr 25

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

The most fun and healthy dessert for strawberry season.

Apr 13

Nutella Milkshakes

An easy and healthy spin on a milkshake.

Apr 01

Pantry Chocolate Bark

The EASIEST chocolate treat EVER!

Mar 14

Oat + Chocolate Energy Bites

No bake energy bites!

Feb 08

Strawberry Crunch Bark

You always have time to throw together a homemade dessert with a few pantry staples.

Jan 09

Wild Blueberry Oatmilk

Oat milk is trending for 2020

Dec 17

Air Fryer Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings

Sticky, sweet + spicy air fryer chicken wings…

Oct 07

Raspberry Nut + Seed Granola

You won’t miss the grains in this sweet, salty and extra crunchy treat.


Taco Night!
Monday, May 4th, 2020

These easy tacos use a combo of lean beef and black beans for plenty of protein and a boost of fiber. Beans are also super affordable so their addition allows you to get more servings of tacos with 1 pound of meat.

Serves 6

1 pound 90% lean ground beef

½ teaspoon kosher salt

2 tablespoons taco seasoning*

2 tablespoons water

1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained

12 (6-inch) Flour or Corn tortillas, warmed

Toppings: Salsa, shredded cheese, shredded carrots, diced avocado, hot sauce, greens,

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef, season with salt, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until it begins to brown. Add taco seasoning and water and continue to cook, stirring frequently until meat is cooked through. Add beans and cook for an additional 5 minutes to warm beans. Serve beef mixture in warm corn tortillas with desired toppings.

*If you don’t have taco seasoning, use a combo of (2 tsp each) chili powder and ground cumin – add in some smoked paprika for some extra smoky sweetness.

Nutrition Info Per Serving (2 Tacos): Calories: 455; Total Fat: 15 grams; Saturated Fat: 4 grams; Total Carbohydrate: 48 grams; Sugars: 2 grams; Protein: 30 grams; Sodium: 555 milligrams; Cholesterol: 64milligrams; Fiber: 6 grams

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Tuna Pasta Salad
Saturday, May 2nd, 2020

Tuna Pasta Salad 2

Make this protein-packed canned tuna recipe for an easy post workout lunch or light dinner.

Serves: 4

1 (5 oz) can chunk light tuna in water, drained
1 (5 oz) can solid white albacore tuna in water, drained
½ cup chopped celery
1 small apple, diced
Juice of ½ a lemon
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
3 cups cooked whole grain pasta, cooled

In a large bowl combine tuna, celery, apple, lemon juice and mayo; season with salt and mix well to combine. Toss prepared tuna with cooked pasta.

Nutrition Per Serving (about 1 ½ cups)
Calories: 329; Total Fat: 13 grams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Cholesterol: 39 milligrams; Sodium 401 milligrams; Carbohydrate: 34 grams; Fiber 6 grams; Sugars: 5 grams; Protein: 22 grams

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Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
Saturday, April 25th, 2020

The most fun and healthy dessert for strawberry season. If you spend a lot of time cleaning strawberries (#guilty) this cute little huller is totally worth it.

Makes about 15 strawberries

1 pound strawberries, cleaned, dried and tops removed

4 oz cream cheese, softened

½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

½ cup powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup mini chocolate chips (optional)

1 sheet graham cracker (or ½ cup animal crackers), crushed

Using a paring knife clean out the inside of the strawberry

In a bowl mix cream cheese, Greek yogurt, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Mix in chocolate chips if using.

Place mixture in a small zip lock bag and cut off corner off with scissors.

Squeeze mixture into strawberries and sprinkle cracker crumbs if desired. Serve immediately or store the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Per 1 strawberry

Calories: 55 ; Total Fat: 2 grams; Saturated Fat: 1 gram; Total Carbohydrate: 7 grams
Sugars: 6 grams; Protein: 1 gram; Sodium: 29 milligrams; Cholesterol: 8 milligrams
Fiber: 1 gram

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Nutella Milkshakes
Monday, April 13th, 2020

 

An easy and healthy spin on a milkshake – no one will know there’s no ice cream in it!

Makes 2 servings

2 frozen bananas

1 tbsp Nutella (or any nut butter)

1 1/2 cups low fat milk (or dairy free milk)

Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories: 232; Total Fat: 5 grams; Saturated Fat: 3.5 grams; Total Carbohydrate: 40 grams
Sugars: 29 grams; Protein: 9 grams; Sodium: 86 milligrams; Cholesterol: 9 milligrams
Fiber: 3.5 grams

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Pantry Chocolate Bark
Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

8 ounces chocolate (any kind), chopped

1 cup mixed nuts, granola, dried fruit, freeze dried fruit, seeds – whatever you have, anything goes!

Sea salt for sprinkling (optional)

Melt chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler. Once melted spread on to a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with desired toppings and sea salt, if desired. Allow to set until the chocolate is hardened. Pop in the fridge or freezer for faster setting. Break into pieces and enjoy. Store in an air tight container for up to one week.

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Oat + Chocolate Energy Bites
Saturday, March 14th, 2020

 

Makes 24 pieces

2/3 cup dried coconut chips (toasted if desired)

1 cup oatmeal or muesli

1/2 cup ground flax seeds

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Pinch sea salt

1/2 cup peanut or almond butter

1/3 cup honey

Place coconut, oats/muesli, flax, chia, chocolate chips and salt in a bowl; mix well.

Add nut peanut butter and honey and mix again. If the mixture appears too dry, add a few more drops of honey.

Once combined, use clean hands to roll into 24 balls*

Place in a container and then in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes. Store in airtight container in the fridge or freezer for up to one week.

*balls are a little easier to roll if you chill the mixture but not needed

 

Nutrition Info Per Piece

Calories: 95; Total Fat: 4.5 grams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Total Carbohydrate: 11 grams
Sugars: 7 grams; Protein: 2 grams; Sodium: 13 milligrams; Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Fiber: 2 grams

 

 

 

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Strawberry Crunch Bark
Saturday, February 8th, 2020

You always have time to throw together a homemade dessert with a few pantry staples.

8 ounces white chocolate, chopped

1/2 cup  Nut + Seed Granola (any granola will work)

1/2 cup freeze dried strawberries

Melt white chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler. Once melted spread on to a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with granola and freeze dried strawberries and allow to set until the chocolate is hardened. Pop in the fridge or freezer for faster setting.

Nutrition Info Per Serving; Calories: 193; Total Fat: 13 grams; Saturated Fat: 7 grams; Total Carbohydrate: 19 grams; Sugars: 18 grams; Protein: 2 grams; Sodium: 23 milligrams; Cholesterol: 7 milligrams;  Fiber: 1 gram

 

 

 

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Wild Blueberry Oatmilk
Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Oat milk is trending for 2020. You can make your own version of this plant-based milk for a fraction of the cost of store-bought varieties, plus you can flavor it naturally with frozen fruit. This recipe gets incredible flavor, show-stopping color and an antioxidant boost from wild blueberries.

1 cup rolled oats (certified gluten free, if desired)

3 cups water

1 cup frozen wild blueberries

1 tbsp honey

pinch kosher salt

Place ingredients in a blender and blend for 2 minutes. Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer*and serve. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

*you can also use a nut milk bag, coffee filter or cheese cloth to strain depending on the texture you desire.

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Air Fryer Sriracha Honey Chicken Wings
Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Fried chicken wings can tip the scales at more than 150 calories EACH. This version slashes the fat and cuts the calories by more than 400 calories per serving.

1 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce

1 tbsp honey

1 clove garlic, minced

½ tsp kosher salt

16 chicken wings and drumettes (about 2 pounds)

1.Preheat the air fryer to 360°F.

2.In large bowl whisk together the Sriracha, honey, minced garlic and kosher salt, then add the chicken and toss to coat.

4.Spray the fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray, then place 8 pieces in the basket and cook for 15 minutes, turning half way through. Repeat this process with the remaining wings.

5.Remove the wings from the fryer and allow to cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before serving.

Serving size: 4 pieces

Calories 167

Total fat 4g

Saturated fat 1g

Cholesterol 66mg

Sodium 309mg

Carbohydrates 5g

Dietary fibers 0g

Sugars 5g

Protein 26g

Excerpted from Healthy Air Fryer Cookbook reprinted by permission of Alpha, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2017 by Dana Angelo White

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Raspberry Nut + Seed Granola
Monday, October 7th, 2019

Make this outrageous granola with any kind of freeze dried fruit – Trader Joe’s has the best selection.

Makes about 5 cups

2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
¼ cup honey
½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup raw shelled pistachios
1 cup unsweetened coconut chips
1 cup shelled pumpkin seeds
1 cup freeze dried raspberries

Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium sized bowl mix melted coconut oil, honey, salt, cardamom and vanilla and whisk well to combine. In a food processor combine almonds, pistachios, coconut chips and pumpkin seeds; pulse about 10 times to roughly chop. Pour nut mixture into bowl with honey mixture and toss to coat. Transfer granola to prepared baking sheet and spread in an even layer. Bake, stirring occasionally, until golden brown (15 to 20 minutes). Remove from oven. Once completely cool, mix in freeze dried raspberries.

 

Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Info Per ¼ cup serving; Calories: 157; Total Fat: 13 grams; Saturated Fat: 5 grams; Total Carbohydrate:  9 grams; Sugars: 5 grams; Protein:  5 grams; Sodium:  15 milligrams; Cholesterol:  0 milligrams;  Fiber: 3 grams

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