Image

Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

IMG_20130915_191920

When you’re feeling creative:

3 Large Tomoatoes
Quinoa
Kale (cut into 1″ pieces)
Raisins (cut in half)
Lemon juice
Pepper for taste

Start cooking the quinoa based on the package you have bought. Most quinoa takes about 10-15 minutes to cook. While the quinoa is cooking, Cut each tomato in half and scoop out the insides with a delicate spoon (you don’t want to pierce the skin). Sprinkle pepper into each tomato half and set aside. Place the insides in a bowl and mix in the kale & raisins. When the quinoa has been cooked and fluffed, add it to the mixture and toss until the quinoa has touched every topping. Using a large, neatly place a scoop of the mixture in each tomato. Sprinkle lemon juice (and any other spices/juices you love) and serve!

My 11 year old sister loved these because you can eat them with your hands!

Image

Roasted Cabbage

IMG_20130910_141257

Here is an extremely tasty approach to clean eating:

1 head of green cabbage
2-3 tbsp. olive oil
Pepper + (your favorite spice! I’ve played with a bit of tumeric and loved it)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cut the cabbage in half, and then into quarters to make them into triangular pyramid shapes. Lay each wedge on a baking sheet (be careful to not let the tips of each wedge fall over as they will be loose). Drizzle olive oil and spices on top of each wedge and bake for 30 Minutes. Enjoy!

Image

Vegan Lettuce Wraps

IMG_20130909_155147

6 pieces of Romaine (whole)
1 Sweet Potato (washed, with skin)
1 can of Red beans
1/2 of onion (chopped)
3 garlic cloves (minced)
1/2 of cucumber (cut into small triangles)
Lemons
Cayenne Pepper

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cut the sweet potato into small triangular wedges. Toss the wedges in a bowl with the cayenne pepper and lemon juice (I love spicy foods, so I tend to put more cayenne pepper than most. Feel free to use the amount you are most comfortable eating). Lay each wedge flat on an oven tray and roast for 25 minutes.

In a skillet, add onions, garlic, and lemon juice. Sauté this until light browning occurs. Add the red beans and toss the mixture until the beans are cooked (approx. 8 minutes).

Stuff each romaine lettuce piece with the sautéed bean mixture, sweet potato wedges and cucumber wedges. You can drizzle more lemon juice for taste. Eat it like a hot dog!

Image

Berry Grape Banana Smoothie Bowl

IMG_20130909_155556

I ran out of my vegan yogurt and was craving something fluffy to eat with my granola this morning after a strength training work out. Very quick and tasty!

1 Banana
1/2 cup of Blueberries
30 Red Grapes
1/4 cup of Almond Milk
2 tbsp. of Flax Seed
1/2 cup of Granola (your choice!)

Blend the banana, blueberries, grapes, almond milk and flax seeds together. Sprinkle the granola on top once the mixture is smooth. I put it in a bowl to eat with spoon, but you can put it in class and drink it, too!

Image

Banana Boats Dessert

IMG_20130903_113048

Perfect snack after a hard training session – when it’s too late for breaskfast but too early for lunch!

1 Banana
2 tbsp. of Almond Button
1/2 cup of Granola (your choice!
2 tsp. of cinnamon

Start by slicing the banana down the center, being careful not to break the shape. Spread the almond butter on the insides of both halves. Sprinkle the granola and cinnamon. Use your hands, or grab a spoon, and feed your tummy!