Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter

This recipe is super easy, you can make it two ways. Its really delicious, almost as good as the real thing!

1 cup of almonds or 1 cup of almond meal
1/2 to 1 whole cup of almond milk
3 tablespoons of hersheys special dark cocoa powder
1/4 a cup of truvia

Blend almonds or almond meal in a food processor with 1/2 a cup of milk, cocoa powder, and truvia. Add more milk if you like a runnier almond butter. Make sure you blend it for awhile, until it gets pretty smooth. Enjoy!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Frozen Banana

A healthier quick snack that taste so good!

1 banana
2 tablespoon of Sugar Free Hersheys Syrup
2 popsicle sticks or wooden skewers
Optional: Nuts, sprinkles, peanutbutter

Slice the banana in half, then stick the skewer or popsicle stick into each one. Drizzle each with a tablespoon of syrup, then add any other toppings and freeze on a paper plate. Make sure the plate is covered in tin foil or ceramic wrap.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Greek Dark Chocolate Frozen Yogurt!

Who doesn't love froyo? Surprisingly, it's really easy to healthify, and totally delicious too!

1 serving of 0% greek yogurt (I use Oikos)
1 tablespoon of Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder
1 tablespoon of Truvia (or 2 packets of sweetner)

Freeze the greek yogurt over night. When you are ready to eat it, heat it in the microwave for 10 seconds, then blend in a food processor (NOT a blender) with the Truvia and Dark Cocoa Powder until creamy, and then you eat it! :) Surprisingly, the food processor works MUCH better than a blender, it gives it that rich a creamy texture. Now go make some froyo! ;)

Monday, July 23, 2012

A healthy pre-workout (or anytime) snack!

This is a very simple recipe, but it is very fueling and filling, so I decided to share.

-1 small low carb tortilla
-1 banana
-1 tablespoon of coconut peanut butter (like the kind by earth balance) You can use regular, or sub for any other nut butter, but coconut peanut butter is my favorite.

Spread the peanut butter (or other nut butter) onto the tortilla. Then set the banana on it, and roll the tortilla up around the banana. Enjoy!

I'm a little odd, and so I like to cut mine up and freeze it. I just love frozen things!
Also a good treat to share wih your dogs, I know all mine LOVE this!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Melting Bananas!

Melting a banana is super easy, and the melted banana can be added to almost anything as a natural sweetner! Pancakes, oatmeal, you name it!


All you do is chop the banana up, stick it in a mug, and heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir, then heat for 45 more seconds. Then you add it to whatever you want! :)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Strawberry Lime Water

Okay, you've got to try this now. I try to drink lots of water, and this drink helps me a TON. Cause I mean, come on, plain old water can get kinda boring.

Water (enough to fill a pitcher)
1/2 of a cup of Truvia
Frozen Strawberries (about 50 strawberries) sliced
1 lime, cut into wedges

Put strawberries, Truvia, and lime into a pitcher, and fill up with water! Let sit in the fridge for a few hours and ENJOY!

The drink is 0 calories, unless you eat the strawberries (like I do), which is perfectly okay! :) You can freeze strawberries yourself, or buy a package of frozen strawberries. Make sure they are frozen, otherwise they come apart in the water.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Berry Milk

I wanted a small snack to tide me over before a party, and so I thought of this delicious recipe.

2 tablespoons of Fiber One Original Cereal
2 Tablespoons of Coconut Milk  (like the kinds by So Delicious)
3 Strawberries
1/8 a cup of Blueberries

In a mug, microwave the berries for 1 minute.  Then add the milk and cereal, stir well and enjoy!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Healthier Pizza

I just thought of this pizza the other day, when I didn't know what to male my dad for dinner. My mom ended up eating some of this, they both loved it! I think the tomato soup really gave it flavor.

2 egg roll wrappers
4 tablespoons of reduced sodium healthy choice tomato soup
4 tablespoons of shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
1 slice of low fat Swiss cheese (like the thin slice kind by sargento)
4 tablespoons of diced tomatoes with garlic
Optional: Turkey Pepperoni (unless your vegetarian, like me), any other pizza toppings

Preheat the oven to 350°. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray, and lay on the egg roll wrappers. On each wrapper,spread on 2 tablespoons of tomato soup, and 2 tablespoons of diced tomatoes with garlic . Then add 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese onto each.. Add any other toppings, and then rip off pieces of the Swiss cheese and divide evenly between the two pizzas. Bake in the oven until the egg roll wrappers are crisp, about 20 minutes.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Oatmeal Freeze Cookies

These are one of my absolute favorite things to eat ever! I make them before I go to bed and eat a few in the morning for breakfast!  They are pretty healthy too, because they are made with oatmeal and banana, and cocoa powder isn't that bad for you either.

1/2 a cup of quick oats
3 tablespoons of cocoa powder (I use Hersheys)
1 to 2 tablespoons of Truvia (you can also use Stevia or Splenda)
1/2 of a large frozen banana
1 tablespoon of your choice of milk (I use almond milk)
1 and 1/2 cups of water

-In a small pot, boil the water on the stove top, and then add the oats.  Once the oats get thick, turn off the burner and add the cocoa powder and Truvia.
-In a microwave safe bowl or mug (I usually use the mug) heat the banana and milk on high for 15 seconds, stir, then heat again on high for 15 seconds.  Add to the oats.  Mix very well.
-On wax paper, or paper plates (the waxy kind) drop oatmeal mixture by tablespoonful, keeping them far enough apart so they don't touch.  I usually can get about 16 blobs, so I end up using 2 or 3 plates.  Freeze for a few hours or over-night, then enjoy!

-Add 1-2 tablespoons of nuts (slivered almonds are my favorite in this)
-Add 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter (crunchy is my favorite, or coconut peanut butter...)
-Use 1/4 a cup of quick oats and 1.5 tablespoons of cream of wheat
-Use 1/4 a cup of quick oats and 1/4 a cup of oat bran
-Add 2-3 tablespoons of shredded unsweetened coconut
This recipe is so low calorie, you could eat it as oatmeal too. I calculated it to be 228 calories. Which is surprisingly good.  That would make it 14.25 calories per cookie! A great snack if you ask me. (:

Friday, June 15, 2012

Pumpkin Butter

Yay, my first recipe!
Warning: this is crazy addictive! It's like pumpkin pie you can eat 24/7!

pictures will come tomorrow.

1 can of pumpkin puree
3/4 cup of almond milk (unsweetened)
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
dash of cinnamon
1/3 cup of truvia or splenda

blend all the ingredients in a food proccesor for 2-3 minutes, and then enjoy!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Welcome to my blog! :)

My name is Maddy, and I am a 15-year-old vegtarian who absolutely loves to cook and bake. But, everything I cook is healthy! Imagine having a delicious cookie that won't ruin your diet! This blog is going to be a summer project, and so my first recipe will be posted June 15th (the last day of school, yay!). So stick around, you definantly don't want to miss some of these recipes. :)