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Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait

Ingredients
¼ Cup Chia Seeds
1 Tsp Cinnamon
3 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 Tbsp Real Maple Syrup
1 Apple
Whipped Topping
Fresh Raspberries


Recipe
Chocolate Peanut Butter “Ice Cream”
Mix chia seeds, cinnamon, and cocoa powder in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix maple syrup and unsweetened almond milk. Add liquid to dry chia seed mixture. Stir until smoothly blended. Slice apple. Layer apple with chia pudding and refrigerate for 4 hours. Top with healthy whipped topping and fresh raspberries! Delicious and nutritious!

Megan Says
“Chia seeds are a good source of healthy fats, protein and fiber! What a combination! This recipe is a wonderful option for a snack or a sweet snack after dinner.”

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Cauliflower Fried Rice

Ingredients
Sesame Oil
1 White Onion
1 Head of Cauliflower
Frozen Mixed Vegetables (Corn, Carrots, Peas)
Olive Oil


Recipe
Chocolate Peanut Butter “Ice Cream”
Add sesame oil to saucepan over medium heat. Dice onion and add to pan. Cut and rinse head of cauliflower. Grind cauliflower in food processor or blender until pieces are roughly the size of rice. This cauliflower has ten times fewer calories than rice! Add to pan and stir with onion. Splash in a few drops of water. Add 1 cup of frozen mixed vegetables to pan. Drizzle soy sauce over mixture. Clear an empty space in the pan, add a drop of olive oil, and crack egg onto pan. Stir the egg into the mixture. Plate fried “rice” and top with diced green onion. We love the taste of fried rice at a fraction of the calories!

Megan Says
“Cauliflower rice is one of my favorite healthy swaps – it really tastes like rice and it’s so versatile you can make it in any recipe you like. Because cauliflower is so low in calories, you’re able to have a nice big portion!”

Banana Dessert Hacks

Ingredients
Bananas
½ Tsp Cocoa Powder
1 Tsp Peanut Butter Powder
Raspberries
1 Cup Rolled Oats
1 Cup Walnuts
Coconut Oil
2 Cups Dark Chocolate Chips
½ Cup Pistachios
½ Cup Almonds
½ Cup Hearts of Palm


Recipe
Chocolate Peanut Butter “Ice Cream”
Freeze banana chunks for 2 hours. Blend until smooth. Remove from freezer and add to blender or food processor. Blend frozen banana chunks until smooth. Without any added ingredients the blended bananas are creamy like ice cream! Add cocoa powder and peanut butter powder to blender. Blend until thoroughly mixed. Yum!

Megan Says
“Chocolate, peanut butter and banana are a match made in flavor heaven! This recipe naturally low in sugar, and perfect for vegans or those who avoid dairy.”


Recipe
Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Megan Says
“These cookies are delicious and naturally gluten free. They are a great (portion controlled!) snack when you’re looking for something sweet.”


Recipe
Chocolate Dipped Banana Pops
Cut bananas in half or in thirds. Cut straws in half and put banana pieces on straws like pops! Place pops on tray covered with parchment paper and freeze for 10 minutes. Melt dark chocolate chips in microwave for 30 seconds with 1 tbsp raw coconut oil, stir thoroughly. Chop almonds and pistachios into tiny pieces. Take chocolate banana pops out of the freezer, dip in melted chocolate and chopped nuts. Try dipping some in delicious hearts of palm! Place tray back in freezer to harden quickly! Enjoy!

Megan Says
“This is a great way to get your chocolate fix without overdoing it! Even better: dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants.”

Watermelon, Feta, & Mint Salad

Ingredients
Watermelon
Feta
Mint


Recipe
Cube watermelon and add to bowl. Dice a bundle of fresh mint and sprinkle over watermelon. Sprinkle crumbles of feta over watermelon. Mix well. Enjoy the taste of summer!

Megan Says
“What is more refreshing than watermelon? This sweet and salty combination is perfect and so satisfying. Plus, watermelon is source of good-for-you nutrition including: lycopene, vitamin C and antioxidants.”

Protein Pancakes

Ingredients
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
2 Tbsp Protein Powder
1 Tsp Baking Powder
¾ Cup Egg Whites
4 Tbsp Plain Greek Yogurt
½ Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
½ Tsp Coconut Oil
1 Banana
1 Tbsp Honey


Megan Says
“Traditional pancakes can be heavy, especially when they’re served alone without any protein. Adding protein powder and Greek yogurt to the recipe helps you stay fuller longer! Using whole wheat flour instead of white processed flour.”

Mexican Mason Jar Salad

Ingredients
¼ cup olive oil
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp salt
Juice of ½ a lime
⅓ cup sliced red onion
⅓ cup corn
⅓ cup edamame
⅓ cup black beans
⅓ cup diced tomato
1 hard boiled egg
2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
cotija cheese


Recipe
In a large mason jar, make the dressing by combining ingredients and stirring well. Start to assemble to salad by adding red onion, corn, edamame, black bean, tomato, egg and top with lettuce. Cover the mason jar and refrigerate. Pour the salad onto a plate and top with cotija cheese.

Megan Says
“I always suggest my clients bring meals and snacks to work, and this is a perfect option to make ahead and enjoy at your desk (and it’s loaded with protein and fiber!)”

Black Bean Pasta with Peanut Sauce

Ingredients
4 oz black bean spaghetti
1 carrot, julienned
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 cucumber, sliced
1 Tsp garlic
½ cup shelled edamame
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp peanut butter
Juice of half a lime
Sesame seeds


Recipe
Boil black bean spaghetti for 2-3 minutes. To make the sauce combine: soy sauce, sesame oil, peanut butter, diced garlic, and lime juice. Once the sauce is mixed well, add cooked black bean spaghetti and vegetables. Mix well. Serve chilled.

Megan Says
“Black bean pasta is a much healthier alternative to traditional pasta: rich in protein and fiber and extra filling.”

Shrimp Taco

Ingredients
5-10 Fresh Shrimp
¼ Cup Onion
½ Cup Mango
1 Tbsp Jalapeño
Salt
Lime Juice
Olive Oil
1 tsp Chili Powder
Red Cabbage
Guacamole


Recipe
Add onion, mango, jalapeño, lime juice, and salt to bowl. Mix well and set aside. Add olive oil to pan over medium heat. Place 5-10 shrimp in hot oil. Sprinkle chili powder over shrimp and fry both sides until cooked thoroughly. Remove shrimp from pan and dice into smaller pieces. Slice red cabbage leaves into the shape of taco shells, fill with diced shrimp, top with mango salsa and pre-made guacamole. Sprinkle additional chili powder and salt to taste. Enjoy!

Megan Says
“I love this recipe with the fresh mango salsa and the crunch of the cabbage leaves! This salsa is also delicious on other fish.”

Veggie Taco

Ingredients
1 Ear of Corn
1 Bell Pepper
1 Cup Mushrooms
⅓ tbsp Cinnamon
⅓ tbsp Cayenne Pepper
⅓ tbsp Cumin
1 Cup Red Kidney Beans
1 Endive
½ cup Feta
Sriracha


Recipe
Cut corn off of husk. Chop mushrooms and bell peppers. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to pan over medium heat. Add corn, mushrooms, and bell peppers to pan. Sprinkle cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and cumin over veggies. Remove from heat and add red kidney beans to mix. Chop off the stem of the endive and pull off leaves. These healthy fiber filled shells are a great alternative to corn or wheat taco shells or tortillas. Fill empty endive leaves with veggie mix, top with feta cheese and Sriracha, and enjoy!

Megan Says
“Using endive instead of a taco shell saves on calories and carbohydrates, and you still get all the crunch!”