Homemade Popcorn

This snack is full of good fats plus gives you the crunch and salt you may be craving. The more good fat the better, especially in a snack like popcorn. Good fats helps lower the glycemic index in the popcorn so don’t feel guilty, pour on the butter or coconut oil!

Homemade Popcorn
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Recipe type: Snack
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup popcorn
  • ½ stick butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil + 1 large tablespoon to mix with butter for the topping
  • Sea Salt
Instructions
  1. In a large pot melt 1 tablespoon of coconut oil on high heat and add in popcorn. Cover with a lid and let the popcorn pop.
  2. Once all popped, remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Place popcorn in a large bowl and add salt.
  4. Melt butter & coconut oil (1 large tablespoon) in a seperate saucepan.
  5. Once butter and coconut oil is melted, pour over popcorn and mix around with spoon, continue salting until your liking. If you like just butter instead use 1 whole stick of butter instead ½ butter and ½ coconut oil.

 

Peanut Butter Cups


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Peanut Butter Cups
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Recipe type: Snack
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup xylitol
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter (no sugar) for filling
  • ¼ cup peanut butter for chocolate
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons of butter (for chocolate)
  • Mini Cupcake holders
  • 4 tablespoons of butter (for peanut butter)
Instructions
  1. Melt butter for chocolate in saucepan and add in chips, melt mixture and add peanut butter (1/4 cup). Mix until all combined and melted. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan melt butter, add in peanut butter (1/2 cup), xylitol and combine well until melted down.
  3. Take off heat and add in flours.
  4. In cupcake holders add in ½ teaspoon chocolate, ¼ teaspoon of peanut butter and top with chocolate. Repeat until all ingredients are used up.
  5. Freeze and serve or add to my homemade ice cream recipe.

 

Broccoli Salad

Picnic favorite or great to go along with burgers for dinner without the added sugar that most Broccoli Salad recipes call for.

Broccoli Salad
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Recipe type: Salads
 
Ingredients
  • 6 cups fresh broccoli florets (about 1 large broccoli)
  • ½ cup raisins or cranberries
  • ½ cup crushed walnuts or slivered almonds
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise or full fat yogurt
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon stevia
  • 1-2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized bowl mix mayo, sour cream, vinegar, mustard, stevia and pepper
  2. In large bowl add in broccoli, nuts & raisins and top with mayo mixture
  3. Use kale as a garnish and feel free to add in chopped kale, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds

 

Orange Coconut Smoothie


Orange Coconut Smoothie
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Recipe type: Meal
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup spinach
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened plain full fat yogurt
  • ¼ teaspoon stevia
  • ½ orange
  • a few drops of orange extract
  • 4 ice cubes
  • ⅓ cup half and half or heavy cream preferably
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in the Vita-Mix and enjoy! For more of an orange Julius don't add the coconut oil.

 

Butternut Squash Pecan Raisin Bread

This breads texture reminds me of Eat-N-Park’s brown bread for all your Pittsburgher’s. You can use pumpkin in replace of butternut squash or canned pumpkin. When roasting your squash do not bake in a water bath. De-seed squash and bake.

Butternut Squash Pecan Raisin Bread
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Recipe type: Bread, Breakfast
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups blanched almond flour
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ⅔ cups roasted butternut squash
  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together and add in wet ingredients.
  3. Pour batter into a greased bread pan and bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes.

 

Green Apple Smoothie

 

Green Apple Smoothie
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Recipe type: Breakfast
 
Ingredients
  • ½ granny smith apple
  • 1 scoop of unflavored & unsweetened non-denatured whey protein
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • ¼ cup apple cider (I use Soergel's)
  • handful of kale
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 2 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a Vita-Mix or high powered blender and enjoy!

 

Kale, Beet & Feta Salad


Kale, Beet & Feta Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup kale
  • ½ cup romaine chopped
  • 1 roasted beet
  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds
  • Olive Oil & Apple Cider Vinegar
Instructions
  1. Clean and wash kale and place in a food processor.
  2. Clean and wash romaine & chop into pieces (salad size).
  3. Mix kale and romaine together.
  4. To roast beets: cut off stems and place in a oven safe dish in 1-2 tablespoons of water, cover and bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes until beets are tender.
  5. Cut 1 roasted beet and add to salad.
  6. Top with feta cheese and pumpkin seeds.
  7. Add salad dressing of choice or olive oil and apple cider are great too.

 

Sausage, Egg & Cheese Quiche


Sausage, Egg & Cheese Quiche
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Recipe type: Breakfast
 
Ingredients
  • 5-6 eggs
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup of your favorite cheese (Brie or Gouda work great!)
  • 1 cup cooked breakfast sausage
  • 1 of my prepared pie crusts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Beat eggs, add in cheese and cooked sausage
  3. Bake pie crust for 5-6 minutes until lightly golden brown
  4. Pour egg, cheese & sausage mixture into pie crust
  5. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until eggs are cooked

 

Protein Bars

For Dairy Free replace butter with grapeseed oil -2/3 cups

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Protein Bars
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Recipe type: Breakfast
 
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups blanched almond flour
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • 1 cup crushed walnuts
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon stevia
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tablespoons butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients
  3. Beat egg in separate bowl and add into dry ingredients
  4. Melt butter on low heat
  5. Add in butter to egg & dry ingredient mixture
  6. Place mixture into a 9x9 Pyrex dish and pack down with hands
  7. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes

Kale Chips


Kale Chips
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Recipe type: Snack
 
Ingredients
  • 1 medium bunch of kale
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil or a little more to cover all of kale
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
Instructions
  1. De-stem kale and place on a large cookie sheet.
  2. Pour olive oil and sea salt on kale and make sure all kale is covered by rubbing the olive oil and sea salt into all the kale leaves.
  3. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes until crispy.
  4. Let cool and enjoy by itself as a snack or great for a salad topping.