Above is the new recipe that I tried for quinoa today..I actually made it up myself! 
I know it looks quite boring and bland in the picture, but it is actually bursting with sweet, delicious flavor in every bite.

On top of being incredibly delish, this recipe was quite simple. 

1 1/2 cups of dry quinoa 
1 1/4 cup of water
1 lg granny smith apple
1 cup pecans
1 cup golden raisons 
1 cup dried cranberries 
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs coconut oil 

Start making the quinoa just as you would make pasta, bring to a boil in a pot. After it begins to boil, let simmer for 20-25 minutes as it soaks up the water. By the end of the 25 minutes, don't get worried, most of the water should be soaked up or evaporated, so there will not be much left remaining in the pot.

Transfer the cooked quinoa into a large mixing bowl and let cool for another 25 minutes of so. After cooling, add all of the remaining ingredients EXCEPT the pecans. Chill in the fridge for about 2 hours. Before serving, add the pecans. 


1 cup of instant oats 
4 scoops of protein powder (any flavor or brand you like)
3/4 cup of natural peanut butter
1/4 cup of water
1/4 cup of chocolate almond milk 

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl until it is of a dough-like consistency. Form into small bars, place on tin foil or parchment paper and refrigerate until they harden a bit...the only step left is to ENJOY! 

Healthy Pizzas

For my healthy pizzas I used:
100% whole wheat tortillas
Canned pizza sauce
Low fat finely shredded mozzarella 
(shredding cheese finely helps you feel like you're still getting a lot of cheese in a serving, but takes out a lot of the calories b/c the cheese is being chopped finer)
a dash of garlic powder 



this is the whey that I used for
my pancakes today. Vanilla wheybolic.
Find it at your local GNC
1/2 cup dry oatmeal (plain)
1/2 cup whole wheat pancake mix
approx. 2 tbs of skim milk (add until mix has a not to thick consistency)
1 full scoop of vanilla protein powder 
pinch of cinnamon 

I also added a handful of fresh blueberries, blackberries and chopped pecans, just for personal taste - add anything that your heart desires, chocolate, banana, walnuts..etc 

Mix all the ingredients together and make as you would make normal pancakes. 


Egg Muffins

Large eggs (use one for every muffin spot on the muffin tray)
Any toppings/seasonings you normally put on your eggs

These were so simple, and quick to make. 

Start by cracking an egg into each of the muffin spots of the tray. 
Add your toppings and seasonings into each of the eggs. I added low-fat cheese, sodium-free ham, tomato, mushrooms, pepper and garlic powder. 
After adding your toppings, put into the oven at 350 degrees and keep in for about 12-15 minutes. 


Kale Chips

The recipe is quite simple:
1 bunch of kale
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
dash of garlic powder
dash of salt 


Preheat oven to 350
Wash and dry kale thoroughly
Cut the kale leaves off of the stem part of the kale and tear into bite-sized pieces.
After tearing the leaves, lay out onto a baking tray
Drizzle olive oil, salt, and garlic powder over the kale leaves
Bake for about 8-10 minutes, until the leaves start to turn brown around the edges
Cool and enjoy! 

Eggplant/Zucchini Fries 
The ingredients for this recipe was also simple:

One whole eggplant
One whole zucchini
100% Whole Wheat bread crumbs
3 egg whites 
Pinch of onion powder
Pinch of garlic powder

Cut up the zucchini and eggplant into long, thin "fries"
Dip the fries into the egg whites, and then coat with the bread crumbs
Place out on a baking tray and back at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes (depending on how crunchy you want them)

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