Wanting to savor a taste of the South while still eating clean? Follow this simple recipe!
Happy July Friends! I hope you all enjoyed the last recipe I shared for a light and summery chickpea salad!
Has your summer been full of delicious fresh summer fruits and veggies? Have you been going out to any local farms and picking your own with your little ones? I just love picking fresh fruits and veggies together as a family! Have you been trying out any new fun and delicious recipes?
Now I know some people still might think Clean Eating is just a "fad." But news flash everyone! Eating clean and eating to make you feel good has always been around. But for those of you cooking for friends and family members who still aren't believers in this approach to cooking your meals, there is always a fun and yummy way to compromise.
The South is notorious for fried, buttery, and fatty foods. Not necessarily the healthiest cuisine! But what if you could change up some of those favorite southern classics towards clean eating? Let's start with a simple staple - Okra! Follow this beautifully simple and clean recipe to make the perfect roasted okra to pair with any summer meal!
Now, this takes about twenty minutes to make from prep from being to being on the table, and serves two! So if you want to make more - just multiply the measurements by the number of people you are cooking for!
What you will need is:
1. Preheat oven to 350° degrees.
2. Combine all ingredients in your food processor
3. Blend until the batter has a smooth consistency and even color
4. Portion out between the 12 muffin tin
5. Top muffins with chocolate chips
6. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean
7. Cool in a pan before transferring the muffins to a cooling rack
8. Enjoy warm or allow to cool completely before storing in the fridge for up to 5 days or in a freezer for up to a month.
Original Recipe cred
Made some changes to original recipe! Contact me for sample of JP Vanilla complete!
Y'all these are SO good! They are so chocolatey and gooey! Your husbands (and kids) will have no idea they are healthy!
1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15- oz can, drained and rinsed very well)
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup quick oats
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup pure maple sugar, honey or agave (we used maple syrup)
1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil (we used coconut oil)
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup to 2/3 cups chocolate chips (we use the Enjoy Life brand- both dairy free and gluten free)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in good food processor and blend until completely smooth.
3. Stir in chocolate chips then pour into greased 8 x 8 pan. Sprinkle some of the chocolate chips over the top.
4. Cook for 15-18 minutes then let cool at least 10 minutes before you try to cut. If they still look a bit undercooked, you can place them in the fridge overnight and they will magically firm up!
The trick: serve them first and THEN reveal the secret ingredient! My kids will eat the batter with a spoon!!!
Recipe cred www.Chocolatecoveredkatie.com
These muffins take 5 minutes and are so fluffy! If the only way to get your kids to eat veggies is hide them, this recipe is for you!!!
3 medium/large bananas
1 cup raw cauliflower
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup almond butter
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips (or more!) (we use dairy-free chocolate chips)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a blender combine all ingredients except chocolate chips until smooth. Stir in some of the chocolate chips before Pouring batter 3/4 way up a muffin pan lined with paper liners. Sprinkle the rest of chocolate chips on top!
3. For six large bakery style muffins bake 350 degrees for between 38-45 minutes. Cook less for twelve regular muffins.
Store in airtight container in refrigerator (or on counter) for up to a week!
Recipe cred www.paleoglutenfree.com
These fiber-packed, protein rick ball are a healthy way to indulge your sweet treat! If the consistency is not thick enough to roll into balls, press in pan, put in freezer, and cut into bars! Pull out 5 minutes before you want to eat to allow to thaw for perfect consistency! Enjoy
3-4 pitted dates, soaked in water for 10 minutes before using
1 15-oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup chocolate protein powder (we use JP complete protein mix- vegan, dairyer, gluten free- message me for details)
1/4 cup almond or peanut butter
2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon non-dairy milk (we used unsweetened almond milk)
1/4 cup chocolate chips (we used Enjoy Life brand- dairy free)
1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper or foil.
2. In a small bowl soak dates for 10 minutes.
3. In a vitamix, add dates, black beans, almond butter, protein powder, salt, vanilla, applesauce, almond milk. Pulse and combine until all ingredients are mixed together and smooth.
4. Roll the dough into balls. Place each ball on wax paper. Place baking sheet in fridge.
OR If dough is too gooey, place dough into baking dish. Place in freezer or fridge.
5. Melt chocolate chips on stove top or in microwave. Drizzle balls or bars with chocolate!
6. Store in airtight container in fridge or freezer for up to 1 week (if they last that long!).
Note: our dough was a bit gooey for balls so we put in baking dish in the freezer. We put in freezer for 10 minutes while we melted chocolate. We then drizzled melted chocolate on the bars and put back in the freezer! We kept in freezer until we were ready to eat them! They lasted 2 days!!!! So yummy!
recipe cred emilieeats.com
1 can chickpeas (shells removed)
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
dash of vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
handful (or more)Dairy-free Chocolate chips (We use Enjoy Life brand)
Preheat oven 350. Place chickpeas, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla in food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Fold in 1 tsp baking powder. Fold in chocolate chips! Bake for 9-14 minutes. Best when underdone! Enjoy!
Recipe cred eating with_em
These are the BOMB!! My kids absolutely LOVE them! Easy afternoon snack or side dish! Gluten-free, Dairy-free, husband AND kid approved!
1 package pre-washed green beans
2-3 tablespoons trader joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
olive oil for coating green beans
Toss green beans and a little olive oil in ziplock bag. Coat green beans with olive oil first. Then add nutritional yeast and Everything but the bagel seasoning! Toss in bag until well coated. Bake on cookie sheet at 400 degrees for about 35 minutes (or longer depending on desired crispiness)! Enjoy!
2 cups almond meal flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 flax egg (1 tbsp flax meal, 3 tbsp water)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup zucchini grated or shredded
3/4 cups pecans, chopped
handful of dairy-free chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 375 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Make your flax egg and put in fridge to thicken.
2. Combine flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Combine maple syrup, vanilla, and flax egg in a small bowl. Pour maple syrup mixture into dry ingredients and stir. Stir in coconut oil until combined. Fold in zucchini and pecans.
3. Use a tablespoon to drop dough onto parchment paper. Drop chocolates on top of each cookie.
4. Bake for 8 minutes or until browned on top! Enjoy!
recipe cred Jessicamurnane.com
2 cups gluten free oats
1/2 cup nut butter (we used almond butter)
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup raw honey
1/4 cup almond flour
cocao nibs (maybe a handful)
1 scoop JP Vanilla Complete mix
Mix and roll into balls! Keep in fridge (if you have any left!)!!
Recipe cred Caroline Lewis Jones
2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
1/2 cup mashed banana (about 1 1/2 medium banana)
1 large sweet apple, peeled, cored, and diced
1/4 cup honey
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a large bowl combine the oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon. Add the milk, honey, egg, and mashed banana and mix until combined. Stir in the apple.
3. You can either put the mixture into the fridge overnight or continue with the directions and bake right away.
4. Grease a muffin tin and fill each cup with the oatmeal mixture to just about the top. Bake at 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, until the cups are set. Store in the fridge or these can also be frozen. Enjoy!
Recipe red Healthy Living Revolution cookbook