Recipe Roundup from the Archives & Interwebs

10 Healthy Recipes to Try

Hello from Martha’s Vineyard! With three little maniacs running around, I wouldn’t say this vacation is exactly relaxing (LOLLOLLOL) but it is wonderful being back and getting to show Joe’s fam this beautiful island I’m lucky enough to call home. I’ve been getting in about 30 minutes of work each morning before the crazies wake up so here’s your second roundup from the archives, blogs I follow and readers. 🙂

10 Healthy Recipes to Try

Greek Yogurt & Crushed Almond Banana Popsicles

This healthier dessert is super kid-friendly. You can have them help you make them and customize their own toppings. Adult-friendly, too. 😉 greek-yogurt-almond-frozen-bananas

Clearly an old post based on this photo quality haha

High-Fiber Coconut Blueberry Breakfast Muffins from In Fitness and In Health

Drooooool. Blueberry muffins for the win … every time.

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Baked Zucchini Chips with Lemon Yogurt Sauce from Hungry by Nature

How delicious do these look?! Make these zucchini chips the next time you need a healthy snack. baked-zucchini-chips-angle-tall

Creamy Almond Garlic Sauce (Vegan)

This is a delicious sauce for pastas and stir-fries! Creamy Almond Garlic Sauce (vegan) - perfect for serving with pasta or quinoa and roasted veggies, or drizzled on salmon and brown rice

Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Spicy Roasted Chickpeas from The Healthy Maven

I make some version of roasted chickpeas almost every week–seriously my favorite snack. Adding spaghetti squash and pesto to the mix? Game over. Get in my belly NOW. Pesto-Spaghetti-Squash-with-Spicy-Roasted-Chickpeas

Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

These are awesome for meal prep. Freeze a bunch to have on hand for weeks! Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers -- vegan, gluten-free and a great option for food prepping for the week!

Healthy Breakfast Casserole from Eating Bird

What an awesome baked egg dish idea!

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High-Protein Black Bean Avocado Tuna Salad Sandwiches from Ambitious Kitchen

This recipe looks easy and delicious! Also seriously check out Monique’s cookie recipes on AK: AMAZING. AvocadoTunaSalad-2

Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bars

Make these at the beginning of the week to have on hand as a grab-and-go snack! (No-Bake) Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bars -- easy to make and the perfect snack! | pumpsandiron.com

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

These are great for a snack or health(ier) dessert. I’ve heard they’re delicious microwaved but haven’t tried it yet myself. 🙂 Chickpea Chocolate Chip "Cookie Dough" Bites (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, no added sugar)

Try one of these recipes this week! And if you have a recipe of your own to share, leave it in the comments!

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Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower

This roasted parmesan cauliflower recipe is simple and delicious. It makes for a great side dish but let’s be real, I end up eating the entire batch with my fingers right out of the oven and then I’m not even hungry for the actual meal. Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/2 c grated parmesan cheese
  • 1-3 cloves garlic*
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Prepare the ingredients: Cut florets off the head of cauliflower and cut large pieces in half. Mince the garlic. Remove the thyme leaves; discard the stems.
  3. Toss the cauliflower, garlic, thyme salt, pepper and oil together on a baking sheet (I just use my hands).
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, tossing about halfway through.
  5. Remove from oven, sprinkle on parmesan cheese. Bake an additional 10 minutes.

Notes

*I'm of the the belief there's no such thing as too much garlic so I use 3 cloves in this. That being said, I wouldn't necessarily want to make out with someone after eating it if you catch my drift. 😉

http://pumpsandiron.com/2016/08/14/parmesan-roasted-cauliflower/

Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower

Hope you all are having a great weekend! Joe’s family arrives in Boston tomorrow so I’m doing my best to clean the apartment. I despise cleaning though it’s looking like 5 minutes of folding clothes followed by an hour of wandering around the block catching Pokemon. Pretty solid productivity ratio if you ask me…

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Matcha Green Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Matcha Green Fruit Smoothie Bowl

True story: One week I spent $120 on smoothie bowls. One hundred and twenty dollars. Seven days. Ummmm…

Horrified, I’ve been much better at making my own at home lately. I’ve also decided to write a blog post highlighting all the best smoothie bowls in Boston so that I can justify my habit as a tax write-off (lol).

My latest homemade success was this matcha fruit smoothie bowl. One of my favorite nutrient booster powders from MegaFood, their Daily Energy blend, contains green tea so it’s perfect for pairing with matcha powder in smoothies. Add in some greens, frozen fruits and milk alternative and boom–you’ve got yourself a breakfast winner. I’ve been using both mango and pineapple, but if you want to keep the recipe list down, just go with one or the other–it’ll still be delicious!

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In addition to organic green tea leaf, the Daily Energy Nutrient Booster Powder contains beet root, B12, and herbs specifically selected for their ability to support energy levels, healthy metabolism and your body’s stress response.* It’d go well in just about any fruit smoothie because the flavors aren’t overpowering at all when you toss a small scoop into the blender. Matcha though … it’s a perfect pair. This recipe tastes as refreshing as it looks!

MegaFoods Daily Energy in Matcha Green Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Matcha Green Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Yield: 1 bowl (or drink)

Matcha Green Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 frozen mango (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3/4 cup frozen pineapple*
  • 1 big handful spinach
  • 1/2 c vanilla almond milk (coconut milk works well, too!)
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 scoop Daily Energy
  • You choose your toppings:
  • Coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup pineapple
  • Granola

Instructions

  1. Place everything in a blender until smooth.
  2. You pick the toppings! I'm using more pineapple, granola and toasted coconut flakes.
http://pumpsandiron.com/2016/07/31/matcha-green-fruit-smoothie-bowl/

Matcha Green Fruit Smoothie Bowl Matcha Green Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Especially during summer months, when I come across perfectly ripe fruit at the grocery store, I stock up, purposely getting more than I can eat right then so that I can peel, chop and freeze the excess for smoothies. My freezer is packed with little baggies like this:frozen fruit for smoothies Matcha Green Fruit Smoothie Bowl

Do you love matcha? Ever put it in your smoothies?

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