Healthy Recipes!



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Vegan Banana Bread
4-5 bananas, ripe is best
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup water
1 3/4 cup flour (white or whole wheat)
1/4 cup vegan cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
Optional: 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips and/or 1/3 cup chopped walnuts/pecans (I think adding nuts would be a fantastic touch to this!)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
Mix bananas, sugar, & vanilla in a mixer.  Add water slowly to the mix.  In a separate bowl, mix all of your dry ingredients together, then pour into the wet banana mix.
spray bread pan, pour it in, and eat the batter … after all, there’s no eggs so why worry about salmonella? :P
Cook for 45 minutes, and check to see if it’s done
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Individual Strawberry Cups; only 170 calories!
(click on picture for recipe)
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Herbed Goats Cheese and Caramelized Shallot Baguette
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Chocolate Mocha Almond Protein Power Cookies

6 egg whites
1¾ cups oatmeal
2 tsp brown sugar replacement
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup mashed ripe banana
4 scoops chocolate whey powder
1 tsp canola oil
1 tsp almond extract
1 tbsp instant coffee
¼ cup slivered almonds
Pre-heat oven to 325°F. Combine all dry ingredients (whey powder, instant coffee, brown sugar replacement, and oatmeal) into a mixing bowl and set aside. Combine all wet ingredients (egg whites, banana, oil, and almond and vanilla extracts) into another mixing bowl. Slowly fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. When complete, stir in the slivered almonds. Using a tablespoon, scoop cookie batter onto a nonstick baking sheet. Leave approximately ½ inch between each cookie. Bake for 15–20 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 1 dozen cookies.
Calories per Cookie: 107Carbohydrates: 9 gProtein: 11 gFat: 3 g
I found this recipe here… 
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Chocolate Banana Pancakes
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I make lots of strange meals trying to find quick, healthy things to eat. Tonight’s was a success. 
I’m not even sure what to call it, I was going for a healthy mac’n’cheese kind of thing, but isn’t quite that. It might possibly be better.
Anyway, healthy, creamy, awesome, pasta-y goodness. It makes a really nice amount, but not all of it made it to the picture. You should try it.
1/4 cup whole wheat cous cous boiled with as much water as it will hold
generous garlic powder (or better, fresh garlic!)
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup greek style yogurt
generous pinch (~1 tbsp) of shredded cheese
added protein of your choice-I shredded some deli turkey
If you used a stronger tasting cheese (I considered parmesan) you might get a more cheesy flavor and be closer to what I was trying to accomplish, but I thought this was still pretty great.
Add some veggies on the side (I’m probably doing spinach or peas) and you’re set!
The way I prepared it, it’s about 280 calories, 5g of fiber and 22g of protein. Om nom nom. 
Permalink hello-delicious:

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Ingredients:4 slices bread1 large ripe tomato, room temperature, sliced 1/4 inch thick1 ball fresh mozzarella, room temperature, sliced 1/4 inch thick4 tablespoons basil pestopepper to taste2 tablespoons olive oil
Directions:Assemble sandwich and grill until golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 2-3 minutes per side.
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Buffalo Chicken Chowder
Ingredients:2 tablespoons butter1 pound chicken, cut into bite sized pieces1 cup onion, diced1 cup celery, cut into small pieces1 cup carrot, cut into small pieces2 cloves garlic, chopped2 tablespoons flour3 cups chicken stock* hot sauce to taste (I used 1/4 cup Franks Red Hot sauce)1 large yukon gold or other boiling potato, peeled and cut into bite sized piecessalt and pepper to taste1 cup heavy cream1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
Directions:Melt the butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add the chicken and saute until golden brown, about 8-10 minutes. Add the onion, celery and carrots and cook until tender, about 10-15 minutes. Add the garlic and flour and cook until fragrant, about a minute. Add the chicken broth and deglaze the pan. Add the hot sauce and potatoes, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper, mix in the cream and blue cheese and remove from heat when the cheese has melted.
Makes 4 servings
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Currently making a Banana Oat Smoothie! It’s blatantly orgasmic, healthy as fuck, and SO easy to make:
1/4 cup of old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup of plain non fat yogurt
1 banana, cut into thirds
1/2 cup of fat free milk
2 teaspoons of honey
1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
In a blender, combine all ingredients and puree until smooth. Enjoy!