Overnight Oats

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Overnight Oats is simply “no-cook” oatmeal and with its make ahead convenience it is perfect for a protein, fiber and nutrient filled breakfast that will keep you full and focused until lunch. It also is low in fat & sugar, which makes it a perfect replacement for those calorie, fat and sugar packed granola bars or coffee shop pastries. This recipe also includes Chia Seeds, which are an unbelievable super food. Per ounce, these bad boys contain 11 grams of fiber, more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon and flax seeds, contain more protein than a serving of quinoa and are loaded with calcium and vital anti-oxidants.

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Dark Chocolate Covered Raisins

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My favorite candy has always been Raisinets. They are a major weakness for me. They have the potential to be healthy (chocolate and dried fruit- what can be bad?) but, out of the original box they are absolutely not. My mantra is to never eat anything you can’t pronounce so what the heck is Tapioca Dextrin– the twelfth ingredient in these candies?

On that thought, I decided to make these from scratch with just 3 ingredients and let me tell you, they taste even better than the store bought ones. Continue reading

Oatmeal Raisin Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Spur of the moment last night my friends decided they were hungry for something sweet. Instead of their regular trip to the corner bodega I asked for 15 minutes to make them something really delicious yet healthy and if they didn’t like it I’d be the one to go out and get them food. This recipe is loaded with protein and fiber and took all of about 12 minutes to make and consisted of ingredients I had lying around my kitchen. They ended up loving it. Basically what I’m trying to say is there is no excuse to eat junk when you can whip up something healthy, satisfying and soo delicious in less than half the time it would take to run to the store and buy food that will make you feel sluggish and regretful in the morning.

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Julies Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Who doesn’t love the simple pleasure of devouring a fresh chocolate chip cookie? After being gluten free for over a year now I have tried A LOT of gluten free chocolate chip cookies- some homemade, some store bought but, I never found one that I loved that met the standards of a regular cookie. A few months ago, I visited my boyfriend’s aunt in Boston and on our way out she handed us each a brown paper lunch bag filled with her homemade gluten free chocolate chip cookies. By the end of the trip (3 hours from Boston to NYC) my bag was practically done. These were the best ever gluten free chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had! Plus, they are made with very few ingredients, are high in protein, have no added sugar, no eggs, and no butter and are extremely easy to make.

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Quinoa Pasta with Superfood Pesto

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I call this “Superfood” pesto because I have replaced the usual ingredients of pesto with some unbelievably nutrient rich ingredients. Not only do kale and spinach have zero fat and are high in fiber they are both filled with powerful antioxidants and high in vitamins K, A, C, high in calcium and high in iron. As a matter of fact kale has more iron per calorie than beef! Walnuts are high in fiber, antioxidants, magnesium and vitamins. They are high in protein and contain healthy fats that your body craves including Omega 3.

This recipe is perfect for a side dish or for a quick and easy meal!

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