Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Spaghetti Squash "Pasta" with Sauce and CLEAN Turkey Meatballs

Step 1: To cook Squash cut it in half, take out the seeds, and place cut side down in a baking dish.
Fill with about a 1/2 inch of water and cook on 375 degrees for about 45 minutes or until tender.

Step 2: Let cool and then using a fork scrape the squash out.  It will look like long strands of pasta!

Step 3: Make homemade sauce or choose a clean eating one off the shelf.  Sorry no sharing my family's recipe!

Ingredients for Meatballs:
1 1/2 lbs lean ground turkey
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 egg lightly beaten
1 cup oat bran
3 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped
3 Tbsp fresh basil chopped
2 cloves of garlic mashed
1 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 tsp black pepper
red pepper flakes to taste (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Combine egg and oat bran.  Add spices and mix.
3. Add remaining ingredients and mix.
4. Make into little meatballs and place on a cookie sheet sprayed with pam
5. Cook for about 20 minutes, turning them half way through.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Blueberry Cornbread Muffins

2/3 cup corn meal
1/2 cup oat flour
1/4 cup flour of your choice (I used oat flour)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 tbsp honey (or I used agave)
2 eggs
1/3 cup +1 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup almond milk
1/3 cup blueberries (or add more like I did!)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Mix all ingredients together except blueberries.  You can mix by hand or use a blender
3. FOLD in blueberries OR if you prefer, pour batter into muffin tins sprayed with Pam, and press a few berries on top of each muffin.
4. Bake for about16-22 minutes (makes 10 muffins)

Macros: 127 calories, 22 carbs, 5 protein, 2g fat

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Chickpea Basil Pesto


1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained
1 cup fresh basil
1 Tbsp olive oil
Juice of one lime
3 Tbsp water
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
1 tsp natural sweetener

Mix all ingredients in a food processor. Store in the fridge!


Friday, January 3, 2014

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Waffles


1/2 cup oats, grind into a flour in a food processor
1 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp granulated sweetener
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 Tbsp pumpkin puree
3 Tbsp almond milk
2 Egg whites
A couple chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients together and put on the waffle griddle.

I topped with a little syrup. ENJOY!!