Rise ‘N’ Shine Berry Yogurt Parfait

I’ll jump out of bed for one of THESE every morning. With summer around the corner, I’ll be making berry parfaits every. single. sun-shining day!

Berry Yogurt Parfait

  • Servings: 2
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup your favourite fresh berries (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 heaping spoon of pumpkin seeds, and hemp hearts
  • Fresh Basil

Let’s go:

  1. Take berries out of fridge and let cool to room temperature for 15 minutes
  2. Line up 2 jars/glasses
  3. Place 3 heaping tablespoons of yogurt to line the bottom
  4. Line that layer with berries and drizzle with honey
  5. Repeat 3 and 4 until you are near the top of the glass
  6. Sprinkle those toppings to your heart’s delight!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spaghetti Squash with Turkey meatballs in tomato sauce

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A low carb, low fat alternative to a classic favourite.

 

Spaghetti Squash with Turkey meatballs in tomato sauce

  • Servings: 4
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IMG_20140320_175918Ingredients: 

  • 2 spaghetti squash
  • Drizzle of olive oil, S&P
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp each S & P
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup ground oats (or flax seeds for gluten-free)
  • Handful fresh basil
  • (1/2 cup fresh Parmigiano Reggiano)
  • 2 cups marinara sauce

Let’s cook: 

  1.  Pierce the spaghetti squash in several places with a sharp knife. 
  2. Microwave each on high for 12 minutes, turning it half-way
    **Let cool while you prepare the meatballs **
  3. Mix all the meatball ingredients together with your hands until well combined and create meatballs of your preferred size
  4. Using a greased skillet on high heat, brown the meatballs evenly, turning them round and round until all sides are cooked
  5. Add your sauce and turn the fire to medium and cook half covered ~10 minutes for sauce to thicken
  6. Cut the spaghetti squash lengthwise, and remove the seeds
  7. Scrape up the noodles with a fork and plate it
  8. Drizzle the squash with some olive oil, S & P and toss
  9. Pour on your sauce and meatballs
  10. Garnish with extra cheese and basil

Kale Breakfast Smoothie

My go-to energy boosting morning smoothie.

Kale Breakfast Smoothie

  • Servings: 2
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Sneak some greens in the morning!

Sneak some greens in the morning!

Ingredients:

  • 2 heads of Kale, ripped into smaller pieces 
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup soy or almond milk
  • 1 heaping spoonful of natural nut butter
  • 3 ice cubes
  • Optional toppings: hemp hearts, coconut flakes, chia seeds, cacao nibs, buckwheat granola

Let’s go:

  1. Blend everything together until smooth
  2. Sprinkle with your choice of toppings
  3. Don’t chug it too fast!

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