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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Panko Cauliflower Bites

 

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

I inhaled these! I saw something similar a while ago and had some cauliflower in my fridge and decided to try my hand at them. Great to bring to those Christmas parties that seem to be every day now!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Not sure if you can make these with a flax egg to make it vegan, but it will likely work - use vegan mayo instead of greek yogurt too.


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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Protein Powder Birthday Donuts

 

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

Last year on my birthday I made this fun smoothie as a treat, but mostly because I wanted to put sprinkles on something.

This year (my b-day is tomorrow!) I played around with protein powder in donuts, reducing the sugar, and using whole grain pastry flour - and baking instead of deep frying them. I present you the results and my once a year sprinkle-topped treat!

 

PS. You'll need a donut pan to bake these. I got mine at Bed Bath & Beyond 

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

The only non-vegan item in this recipe is the eggs (make sure your sugar is also vegan) - I didn't try it with flax eggs, but it should work, though the consistency might change! You should be able to find gluten-free pastry flour too if you're GF! Let me know if these work for you!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Blue Majik Chia Pudding

 

It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

 

This is so easy, really pretty, tasty, and easy to take with you on the go in the morning. Simple as that!

 

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

 

Use the chia pudding as a base and make a bowl with a ton of seasonal fruit in it. Kinda like a smoothie bowl but with 'pudding'!

 

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Spinach Hummus for St. Patrick's Day!


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

We're at the beginning of the Barre Body Fitness Challenge, and each month I'm going to bring you a recipe for breakfast, snack time, lunch, and dinner! This week I also decided to go green for St. Patrick's day on Friday! Hummus is delicious, packed with protein and super easy to make. Throw some spinach in there for all of it's vitamins and you've got an excellent post-workout snack!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Bake your own tortillas so you can control the salt ratio (I used spinach ones to keep it consistent), and you don't have to limit your veggies to just green. Get some rainbow carrots from the farmers market this weekend and brighten it up!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Beet Chips


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

Happy Valentine's Day! Tried to make something cute out of something healthy this week with Beet Chips (in the shape of hearts). These are super easy to make, and you can find regular red beets, golden beets and even candy cane beets right now at the grocery store and local farmers market.
Beers super versatile for salads and meals, but beet chips are tasty, a great alternative to potato chips and are baked!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Change up your toppings! A light dusting of sea salt is great, but add some fresh chopped rosemary in there, or salt & pepper. If you like spicy chips try chilli infused oil, or maybe do a garlic-truffle oil chip!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Black Bean Hummus


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

Happy Halloween! Well, almost! I wanted to find a healthy party snack that was tasty but spooky, and the internet delivered this idea! Make yourself some black bean hummus with it's own spider and web and it's sure to be a hit at your halloween party.

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Throw some good stuff into the blender while you make this dip. Maybe some protein powder or hemp hearts!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Berry Fruit Leather


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

It's finally spring, and the days are getting longer, but we're still a ways off from fresh fruit, so what's a girl to do?

Well, the answer, my friends, is: pull out the frozen fruit you stored from last summer out of the freezer and make something of it. Smoothies are a simple way to eat these but making a grown-up fruit roll up is way more fun. Not to mention they are easy and portable and you can bring them to Barre for an after workout snack!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:
Experiment here maybe add some chia seeds... maybe make them spicy... or even make them with veggies (tomato basil). Whatever you imagine, just make sure you're using quality produce!


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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Vegan & Gluten Free Granola Bars


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

The latest Barre Body Fitness Challenge is on and I'm excited to bring you guys some great recipes to make while you stay fit. Fitting in the number of classes is one thing, but fuelling your body is a challenge in itself...so I decided that start with an healthy granola bar that you can make (and even freeze!) and take with you for before or after your workouts!

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:
It's hard to get much healthier than a recipe full of raw ingredients like this, but feel free to switch it up! Don't like cranberries? Swap for dried cherries. Try different kinds of nuts. Keep it healthy, but make sure you enjoy what you're eating!

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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe - Crab Rangoons


It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!

I've been craving a version of these rangoons for a while now...something we used to get from the frozen section when I was younger. I decided to start looking up healthier versions of it and then come up with some modifications of my own. Crab is a sustainable seafood, whose season runs all year long - which makes it a great pick (be sure to get the real thing, not imitation crab - or start right from the source and pick up a live crab down at the fisherman's wharf!).

Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:

Baking these rangoons instead of deep frying them saves a TON on the calorie count, and substituting the vegan cream cheese for the full or low-fat cream cheese eliminates the dairy as well. The BEST idea is to share them. Make them a fancy appetizer at your next get together, because they're so good you'll eat a whole batch on your own.


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