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Smooth Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

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Clean Eating PB Cups

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Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

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Mini Broccoli Quiches and Meal Plan for the week

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 Happy Sunday Prep Day! Today is a day that I like to make a few extra meals to last for the next few days. This morning, I made a few batches of this simple crustless mini broccoli quiche for breakfast on the go during the week! (Recipe is posted below)

Half the battle to sticking to eating clean foods is planning! Sunday’s are a day for me to sit down to plan my weekly meals I strongly encourage my client’s to sit down and write a meal plan for the week. I’ll be sharing my tentative dinner meal plan over at Mommy Run Fast and Fitenss, Health and Happiness.

Tentative dinner meal plan for the week: Sunday: pasta with semi home-made tomato sauce
Monday: Grilled Chicken breast with tossed Caprese Salad and quinoa on the side. Tuesday: Left over’s from Monday night. make Caroline’s salad – Avocado, Chickpea Quinoa salad in a lemon mustard vinaigrette
Wednesday: try this recipe from Greg and Stir fry with Chicken and Garlic Scapes Thursday: Ultimate Fish sticks with green salad and steam vegetable with whole grain bread roll
Friday: pizza night
Saturday: Going out to a family dinner. Free night for me with no cooking!

Mini Broccoli Quiche
 
Servings: 6/ Serving size: 1 quiche (made with one egg + one egg white per tin)
Weight Watcher Points Plus:3
Calories: 125/Protein: 13 g/Fat: 7 g/Carbs:3  /Fiber: 1 g
 

 Ingredients:

1, dozen eggs ( 1 whole egg + egg white per tin or just use all whites)
1 cup of broccoli chopped into tiny pieces
optional: cheese, I like to use 2% low fat cheddar or grated Parmesan cheese
vegetable oil to coat muffin tin
equipment: 6 cup popover pan - non stick
 
Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Lightly spray each popover tin with vegetable spray so they quiche will not stick. Crack one whole egg and one egg white into each cup, add about 1-2 tablespoons of chopped broccoli and 1 tablespoon of cheese. Take the end of a wooden spoon to mix and blend it all up.
3. Place the popover pan filled with egg mixture into oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until the eggs are fully cooked – insert a toothpick and make sure it’s clear.
4. Let it cool a few minutes before removing from popover pan. Eat immediately or store in an airtight container for a few days.
Note: make these with egg whites only if you want a lower fat quiche. I’d add an extra egg white per popover cup.
 

 

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Simple Strawberry Melba Toast Snack

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I’m in desperate need of grocery shopping! My boys usually like to have a pb&j on whole grain bread as an afternoon snack. When I went into the fridge to grab the Costco organic strawberry jelly all that was left was one tablespoon jelly! Nearly not enough to make three pb&j’s for three hungry boys.

After some searching in the pantry, I came across an unopened box of Melba toast crackers. I found a few wedges of laughing cow cheese in the fridge and somehow pulled off a decent after school snack. I topped it off with some fresh strawberries. Perfect quick snack for all. 

Simple Strawberry Melba Toast Snack
Servings: 1/ Serving size: 4 crackers with topping
Weight Watcher Points Plus: 3
Calories: 112 / Fat: 3 g/ Protein: 4 g/ Carbs: 18 g/ Fiber: 1.5
 
Ingredients:
1 laughing cow wedge
1 tsp of organic strawberry jelly
4 melba toast crackers
1 large strawberry
 
Directions:
1. Evenly divide enough of the laughing cow cheese into four equal parts so you can smear on 4 Melba toast crackers.
2. Add a small amount of organic jelly ontop of the cheese, about 1/4 tsp of jelly, top with a thinly sliced strawberry. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

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Simple Apple Lemon Ginger Granola

This recipe came about from the lemon drop drink I posted the other day. I felt bad throwing away the left over fragrant pulp from the lemon drop drink. The pulp offers some immune booster qualities from the ginger root, golden delicious apples and a hint of lemon – it felt like a waste to throw it away! So  I decided to use the leftover pulp to make some  granola! The outcome was a huge success!

Side Note: the picture is not the best. my camera broke and I had to use my camera phone so the quality is not the greatest but trust me this granola is out of this world!

Lisa’s Apple Lemon Ginger Granola
Weight Watcher Points Plus: 2
Servings: 10/ Serving size: 1/4 cup
Calories:88 /Protein:2 g/ Fat:1 g/ Carbs:18 g/ Fiber:1 g
 
Ingredients:
2 cups rolled oats {certified gluten free rolled oats for those gluten free diet}
1 cup of leftover lemon drop pulp
1/2 cup Trader Joe’s dried apple rings, chopped into bite size pieces
1 zest of organic lemon
1 tsp of ground ginger or fresh ginger – add more to taste
optional: add 1 packet of stevia to sweeten or your choice of sweetener
 
Directions:
 1. Warm the oven to 325 degrees F. Combine rolled oats and left over apple, ginger, lemon pulp from Lemon Drop drink. Mix it up with your hands, the mixture will be moist. Lay it on a baking pan lined with parchment paper or silpat mat. Let it bake for about 20 to 30 minutes or until lightly toasted.
 
2. Remove from the oven and transfer to a bowl. Add chopped dried apples, lemon zest, stevia and ground ginger to taste.  Mix with your hands or spoon. Optional to add nuts and seeds. Store in an airtight container.
 

 

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