Perfect healthy dinner recipe – Seitan escalops with white wine and almonds

mushroomsHey everybody!

I have for you today a really healthy recipe that you can eat for lunch or dinner. It is a specific vegetarian dish very rich in proteins and it contains all the essential amino acids your body needs. You can prepare it very quickly and you don’t even need to be a master chef to have a big success with this recipe.

Here is what you need:

  • Seitan slices
  • Brown flour (1 tb. spoon)
  • Sage (1 tea spoon, dried one)
  • White wine (half glass)
  • Vegetable broth
  • 10-12 crushed almonds

How to prepare it

  1. Warm up the oil in a pan put, the sage in it for 1-2 minutes, to give a flavour for the oil.
  2. Put the pre floured seitan slices in the pan. Cook for 2 minutes than turn them and cook the other part too on low heat.
  3. After they are cooked add the white wine and cook for another 5 minutes or till u feel the the alcohol from the wine evaporated. Turn the seitan slices again to absorb the flavours.
  4. After the wine evaporated put one glass of vegetable broth. Cook it till the broth becomes a little creamy and at the end add the crushed almonds.
  5. Serve it with with boiled chickpeas and a fresh salad.

Have a good appetite and see you soon with other great recipes! 

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Baked eggs in avocado

avocadosHello my readers! 

Today I have for you a quick and very nutritious breakfast/ brunch recipe.

If you are an avocado fan, than this recipe is definitely for you! These avocado cups are very easy to make, you can pop them in the oven while you shower. The healthy fats and protein from the eggs gives you long lasting energy and the creaminess of the avocado is so great with egg.

You can top it with whatever you like, cheese, cherry tomatoes, pesto or olives. I topped them with some Roquefort cheese and green onions, and I have to tell you, they turned out fabulous!

Here is what you need: 

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper
  • Topping as you wish: green onion, cheese, dried tomatoes or some hot salsa, just be creative!
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the avocados in half and carefully remove the pit. Put avocados open side up in a baking dish. If they are small avocados, scoop out a little  to make more room.
  2. Crack an egg in each avocado half and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the eggs are done
  3. Top with desired toppings while still hot and enjoy!

Hope you will try it out and come back and thank me for it 🙂

Have a wonderful day! :*

 

 

Healthy snack idea

snackfHey guys!

I just made the most delicious healthy snack, and I want to share it with you immediately.

I did not invent this, I saw the recipe on one of my friends page.

Here is what you need:

  • an apple
  • a spoon of peanut butter
  • walnuts
  • some goji berries
  • a spoon of oats
  • some raisins
  • a spoon of shredded coconut

Yeah, it’s that simple! 🙂

Enjoy it for breakfast, pre workout or as a snack between meals!

Have a great day and don’t forget to smile 🙂

 

Blueberry – lime cooling summer drink

beadrinkHey friends! 

I don’t know how you handle this hot weather, but for me it is difficult when I am in my home, and outside are 40 C. degrees. If I lived near a beach it would not be a problem, but unfortunately no beach around, so I have to invent some cooling tricks hahaha. One of these tricks are cool summer drinks. Who knows me just a little is aware that I adore fruits in every form and way, like juices, smoothies, frozen… I always used to drink simple lemonades made of water, lemons/limes and honey, but this summer I tried lemonade combined with all kind of fruits, like watermelon, strawberry, raspberry.

Today I made one of the tastiest lemonade ever, with blueberry and lime. It was so delicious I have to share it with You!

Serve cold over ice and garnished with blueberries and lemon slices.

drinkIngredients

  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 1 whole lime
  • Raw honey – to taste, adjust based on your preference
  • 4 cups of water
  • Ice

Instructions:
Blend the blueberries, limes juice and honey with 2 cups of water. Strain the blueberry lime mix, add the rest cups of water through the strainer. Taste and as much  honey as you need.

You will love this cooling drink and for sure your friends will too!

Have a wonderful weekend! :* 

Healthy pancake recipe. No sugar, no flour, no diary!

panHello everybody!

Today I have an awesome recipe for you. I eat this kind of breakfast 2-3 times a week, it is one of my all time favourite. I know everybody loves pancakes, but maybe some of you are not eating it, or feeling guilty when you eat it, because of the high calorie content.

Well, I have good news for you: this recipe has only natural ingredients, no sugar, no flour and no diary.

A traditional American pancake has about 700-750 calories, lots of fats and sugars. This one has less than half of those calories and more nutrients.

Here is what you will need:

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  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana
  • 1 ts of cinnamon
  • A little cooking spray/ olive oil

Peel and slice banana. Mash banana and add egg. Mix until fully combined. Heat a frying pan on medium. Spray with cooking spray.

Fill a 1/4 sized measuring cup with the pancake batter. Pour measuring cup onto heated pan.

Cook each side until lightly brown.

For the topping I used greek yogurt and I made a berry sauce from fresh strawberries, raspberries and a half tablespoon of honey.

So if we count the calories, one egg has 72 kcal, a medium banana has 100 kcal, a tablespoon (14 g) of oil has 100 kcal.

One cup of greek yogurt (227 g) is 130 kcal, but I did not used the whole cup, just half of it, so it’s 65 kcal. The strawberry topping is about 60 kcal.

So the whole pancake is a total of 469 kcal, which is not few, BUT the serving size for these pancakes is the half of what you see in my picture.

One portion is 234 kcal; it has good nutrients, proteins, healthy sugars, potassium. You can eat it as a breakfast or as a post workout meal.

Compared to the traditional pancake which has lots of sugar, milk, flour, baking powder,  butter and on top of it maybe some maple syrup or caramel syrup or some chocolate cream and the whole thing can easily reach 800 calories.

I think I made my point here, try it out, it is delicious and be aware: size does matters when it’s about portionsJ. Keep your portions small!!

Have a nice day  :*

Vegetable wok

wok (1)Hi girls and guys, the recipe I posted here is very tasty and easy to do. I will not write the ingredients amount because you can mix them adding or removing them as you prefer.

The basic ingredients are: mushrooms, asparagus, green peppers, sweet onions, pumpkin seeds, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, garlic

Cook the onions with the olive oil, then take the peppers and cook them using a little water and vinegar. After a few minutes, put in the pan the mushrooms and the asparagus. Add salt and pumpkin seeds. Cook all the ingredients together for about 10-15 minutes and at the end… Eat it 🙂

Try this recipe and enjoy your weekend! 

Healthy sweet potato salad

IMG_20130429_131513The sweet potato salad is one of the healthiest I have ever eat. It has everything a salad needs; to be fulfilling but in the same time light and tasty. It is perfect for dinner by itself or with some other dish. You can prepare it at home in 15-20 minutes.

Here is what you need:

  • one big sweet potato
  • handful of baby spinach
  • rucola  (rocket) salad
  • Roquefort cheese
  • few nuts
  • 1 table spoon of balsamic vinegar and olive oil

First of all you bake the sweet potato, and peel it. Cut it into small pieces and mix everything in a bowl, and your salad is ready. It is this simple!

Good appetite! 🙂