Before I started my fitness journey I rarely cooked or baked, and if I did it was putting a frozen Lean Cuisine meal in the microwave. I knew when I changed my fitness ways, my eating habits needed to change as well, which lead to my obsession with cooking and baking. I am going to share with you a few of my favorite healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert recipes that are far from the boring and bland food we normally associate with eating healthy.
- 1/4 cup oat flour (or you can use ground up rolled oats)
- 1 scoop protein powder (I used Cellucor’s peanut butter marshmallow)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsps cocoa powder
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and cook 2-3 minutes in a preheated pan on each side. Then add whatever toppings your little heart desires! The party pancakes above are layered with natural peanut butter, banana slices and sprinkles! Enjoy!
One of my favorite go-to meals for lunch are nachos! Yes, you can make these healthy!
- One tortilla (I used whole wheat, you could use a low carb one as well)
- Ground turkey
- Black beans
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Light sour cream
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and place the tortilla on the sheet. Bake the tortilla in the oven for about 7 minutes, or until it is crunchy.
2. Meanwhile, brown ground turkey in a skillet.
3. Once the tortilla is crunchy, take it out of the oven and break it into “chips.”
4. Put the ground turkey on top of the chips and top with the rest of the ingredients. Of course you can put lettuce, peppers, onions or whatever you want on these!
Coconut Sriracha Chicken
- 2 grilled chicken tenders
- 6 tablespoons liquid egg whites
- 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
1. Dip each of the chicken tenders in the liquid egg whites until they are soaked.
2. Put the coconut flakes on a plate and place the liquid egg white soaked chicken in the coconut flakes to coat thoroughly.
3. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
4. Once baked, coat with as much or as little Sriracha as your mouth can handle.
Finally, my favorite, dessert!
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 scoop protein powder of choice
- 1 tsp Xanthan gum, this thickens it
- 1 cup water
- A handful of ice
1. Mix all ingredients in a blender until the proyo is smooth.
2. Stick in the freezer for about an hour for it to harden some.
3. Take out, top with whatever you want and dig in! My proyo above has PB2 (dry peanut butter), Reese’s Puffs, a skinny cow ice cream sandwich and strawberries on top.
Hopefully these recipes helped you see that healthy food doesn’t have to be boring! You can keep it healthy and flavorful all at the same time.