Nut Berry Rice Cake Crunch

(Cindy’s favorite snack)

Healthy Cooking: Rice Cakes
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This snack is yummy, fast, and will kill your sweet craving! Its healthy, high in protein and big on taste!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Caramel Corn Rice Cake
  • 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt
  • 2 strawberries sliced
  • 10-12 Almonds
  • A pinch of mozzarella cheese
  • A dash of cinnamon
  • 1 packet of stevia
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Directions:

  1. Spread the yogurt on top of the rice cake
  2. Layer with sliced strawberries
  3. Top with Mozzarella cheese, almonds, cinnamon, and stevia
  4. No baking required!
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Green Beans with Almonds and Thyme

Green Beans with Almonds and Thyme

With Thanksgiving right around the corner...many of us look forward to the family favorites, turkey, dressing and green bean casserole. But all that over indulging can really pack on the pounds. This morning Cindy is showing us how you can whip up a classic dish in less than ten minutes and very little calories.

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Almond Encrusted Yellow Tail Fish

I went to Market on the Hill Thursday and got some fresh Yellow tail Snapper-YUMMY! 

I paired the fish with smashed sweet potatoes and pan seared brussel sprouts :)

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ALMOND ENCRUSTED YELLOW TAIL

Ingredients:

2 servings

3  8 oz. yellow tail snapper fillets

1/4 tsp. sea salt & pepper

1 lemon juiced

1 c. almond flour

1 egg

1/2 c. almond milk

1 c. chopped sliced almonds

4 tsp. canola

3 tsp. Smart Balance butter spread

1/4 c. dry white wine

Directions:

1. Season yellow tail fillets with salt, pepper and lemon juice, then dredge in almond milk, almond flour and egg wash. 

2. Coat fillets in chopped almonds. Pat the almonds on the fish to secure.

3. Saute

 in canola oil over medium heat, taking care not to burn almonds, until nicely browned. Remove fillets and de-glaze pan with splash of white wine. 

4. Add a squeeze of lemon and melt butter in pan juices. 

5. Drizzle over fish and garnish with lemon slices and parsley.

Roasted Chicken Drumsticks & Red Potatoes with Mojo Sauce


This meal is super cheap to make and it's really easy!

Ingredients:

5 Chicken drumsticks

(skin removed)

1 pound red potatoes

(leave whole and wash)

2 tablespoons of canola oil

1 teaspoon of sea salt (divided)

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

2/3 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice

3 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lime juice

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

5 cloves of garlic

1 teaspoon of ground cumin

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano

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Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

2. Toss chicken and potatoes in a large bowl with 1 tablespoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper: layout in single layer on cooking sheet. Bake, turning once halfway through and thermometer reads 165

30-35 minutes

3. While that is baking in the oven, combine orange juice, lime juice, 2 tablespoons cilantro, garlic, cumin, onion powder, oregano, the remaining tablespoon of oil, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper

in a blender or food processor

Transfer to a small saucepan: bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce heat and maintain a simmer, continue to cook for 8-10 minutes

4. Serve each portion of chicken and potatoes with 2 tablespoons of sauce

I served this with organic green beans, tossed with a lemon zest and sliced almonds :)

 

Lemon Zest Green Beans

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Ingredients:

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2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons smart balance butter
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon lemon zest
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/3 cup of sliced almonds

Directions:
Blanch green beans in a large stock pot of well salted boiling water until bright green in color and tender crisp, roughly 2 minutes. Drain and shock in a bowl of ice water to stop from cooking.

Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the oil and the butter. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the beans and continue to saute until coated in the butter and heated through, about 5 minutes. Add lemon zest and season with salt and pepper.