Pumpkin Apple Chia Coconut Yogurt

Vegan, Gluten Free

Happily Serves 6-8

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 

20 oz Vanilla Coconut yogurt

1 Cup Pumpkin Purée

1/2 Cup Apricot Apple sauce

1 tsp Cinnamon 

3 TBSP Chia Seed

Mix and let sit overnight for the seeds to “Gel”.

Serve as a dip or as your first meal or snack in the morning.

Optional:

Sprinkle with Edible flowers or 1 TBSP Sunflower seeds.

Summer Sweet Pepper Quinoa Salad

Gluten Free, Vegan

Happily Serves 2

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 

1 Red Bell Pepper

1 Yellow Bell Pepper

1 Cup Chick Peas

1/2 Cup Quinoa + (1 Cup Bone/veggie Broth to cook Quinoa)

1 Green Onion

1 Garlic Clove

1 handful Cilantro 

2 TBSP Avocado Oil

2 TBSP Lemon Juice

1-2 tsp Sea Salt

Rinse Quinoa. Cook according to Package.   I use 1:1 ratio and cook about 10 minutes so it’s not “mushy” and still has a crunchy texture.

Rinse beans if you are using canned.

Cut garlic, let sit 5-10 minutes 

Wash, cut onion, cilantro, and bell peppers.

Toss all ingredients together, eat chilled.  

Quinoa Avocado Black Bean Salad

Vegan, Gluten Free

Happily Serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 

1 Cup cooked Quinoa 

1 Jalapeño 

1/4 Cup Red Onion

Handful Cilantro 

1 Cup Black Beans

1 Garlic Clove

1 Avocado 

Soak and Cook beans or rinse well if you are using them from a can.

Cook Quinoa according to desired texture. You can cook with bone broth to up the nutrients. 

Cut Garlic and let sit 5-10 minutes.

Thinly slice red onion.

Dice/chop cilantro.

Mix all ingredients, add the avocado in when you are ready to eat.

Cilantro Lemon Vinaigrette 

1/3 Cup Avocado Oil

1/4 Cup Lemon Juice

2 TBSP Water

2 tsp Garlic 

1/4 tsp Sea Salt

2 TBSP Coconut or Champagne Vinegar 

1 tsp Honey

Add all ingredients to a Vitamix or Bullet, blend well and store in fridge.

Root Veggie Soup

Rutabaga Parsnip Soup

Vegan, Gluten Free

Happily serves 4

Allium

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Cup Yellow Squash

2 Garlic Cloves

1 Cup Rutabaga

1 Cup Parsnip

1 Cup Turnip

1 Yellow onion

1 Can (14oz) Coconut Cream

1 Cup Vegetable or Bone broth

½ tsp Nutmeg

1 tsp Thyme

1 tsp Sea salt

½ tsp Black or White pepper

Cut garlic and let sit 5-10 mins.

Cube/dice squash, parsnip, turnip and rutabaga.

Spray with coconut oil and airfry 10-15 minutes or until desired texture.

Sauté onion and garlic until soft and caramelized.

Add the coconut cream and broth.

Remove roasted veggies from airfryer and blend all of the above in a food processor or vitamix until smooth.

Cashew Crusted Cabbage Steaks

Cashew Crusted Cabbage Steak

Vegan, Gluten Free

Happily serves 4

Avocado oil

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Whole Purple Cabbage

ALMOND BUTTERMILK:

1 Cup Almond Milk

1 TBSP Lemon juice or coconut vinegar 

CRUST:

1 Cup Cashews

1 tsp Sea Salt

1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper

3/4 tsp Garlic powder

1 tsp Smoked Paprika

Optional: 1 tsp Curry or turmeric powder

First mix almond milk and lemon juice and set aside.

Cut cabbage into 1 inch rounds and air fry for 4-5 minutes.

Chop cashews. Add salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, curry powder, paprika to the food processor.

Mix until semi-fine.

Dip both sides of the cabbage in the almond buttermilk.

Sprinkle the nut mix and spray avocado oil to help them crisp up.

Air fry about 5 minutes.

Dirt Cups… Avocado Cacao Mousse w/fresh mint

Dirt Cups (Avocado Mousse)

Vegan, Gluten free

Happily serves 2

 Drinks

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Avocado

1/4 Cup Raw Cacao Powder

1/4 Cup Coconut milk (can sub almond or hemp milk)

1 tsp vanilla

1 TBSP Monk fruit

Optional:

Top with crushed Cookie if you are going to a kids party (adults are ok with the fresh mint sp

 

Add fresh mint leaves and top with mint

Add ingredients to the food processor.

Add more milk if you want it thinner.

Chill and enjoy.  You can put it in the freezer for a frosty type treat

Egg facts-did you know….?

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Can we all agree our food supply is going downhill fast if we don’t take action?  Can I suggest getting to know your FARMER instead of your DOCTOR?

When you are preparing eggs this Easter Season, here are some facts to consider…Look up My JLDFIT YouTube channel and search Egg facts

 

And here is a simple recipe if you want a new twist on eggs

Green Eggs minus Ham

Dairy Free, Gluten Free,  Keto Friendly

Happily serves 3

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

6 hard boiled eggs, cooled and peeled

2 avocados

¼ Cup cilantro, finely chopped

1 TBSP green onions finely chopped

1-2 TBSP lime or lemon juice

½ tsp Himalayan Sea Salt

1 tsp Red pepper flakes

Chili powder and/or paprika

Cut eggs in half and remove yolks

Smash yolks and avocados together

Stir in cilantro, chives, lime/lemon juice, salt, and red pepper flakes

Spoon into egg white shells

Sprinkle with chili powder and/or paprika

Chill until serving

Lentil Mushroom Stew. Meatless meal idea

Lentil Mushroom Stew

Vegan, Gluten Free

Happily serves 2-3

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

3/4 Cup Lentils

2 1/2 Cup Bone broth

1/2 Yellow onion

2 Garlic cloves

1 Cup Mushrooms

1/2 Cup Zucchini

1/4 Cup Celery

1 tsp Thyme

1/2 tsp Sage

3/4 tsp Sea Salt

1/4 Cup Red Wine or 1 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar

1 TBSP Coconut aminos

Cut or mince garlic and set aside.

Rinse Lentils well.

Wash and Chop veggies.

Cook lentils according to Package.

Add bone broth, onion, celery, zucchini in a pan, simmer until cooked.

Cook Mushrooms separate so you can drain off the water in the pan.

Add cooked lentils and garlic and the spices.

Add vinegar and coconut aminos, mix well and serve.

Tips:

Spices and herbs should not be cooked with the rest of the ingredients so you don’t lose the nutrients through heat.  Always finish your dish then add spice to remain freshness and get maximum nutrient density.

Artichoke Hummus-great idea for those low in iron

Artichoke Hummus

Vegan, Gluten Free

Happily Serves 6

Arab cuisine

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 Cups Garbanzo Beans

1 Cup  Artichoke Hearts (save brine)

Save 1/2 Cup of Brine from Artichokes

1 Jalapeño

Handful Parsley (about 1/4 Cup)

2 Green Onions

1 Garlic Clove or 1/2 TBSP Minced Garlic 

1 tsp Minced Onion

1 TBSP Himalayan Sea Salt

2 TBSP Avocado  Oil

2 TBSP Lemon Juice

Soak and Cook Beans. If using Cans, rinse well.

Add all ingredients to the food processor and blend until smooth. 

You can use more or less Brine depending on the consistency you want.

Gluten Free Penne Pasta made from Green Lentils-Meatless Meal Idea! High in Protein

Pasta salad

Brussel Sprout Penne Pasta
Gluten Free, Vegan
Happily Serves 2

 

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Cup Brussel Sprouts
1 Cup Penne Pasta
2 TBSP Olive oil or Avocado Oil
2-3 TBSP Lemon Juice
1-2 tsp Sea Salt
1/8 Red Onion
1 Garlic Clove
1 Green Onion
1 tsp Minced Onion

Cut bottom core off, cut and quarter and wash Brussel sprouts well (they hide dirt well)
Air fry 7 minutes or Bake 15 minutes.
Cook Vegan Green Lentil Penne Pasta according to Package. You can cook it in Veggie broth or Bone broth for greater flavor and nutrients.
Cook Red onion 5-7 minutes (this is easier on digestion)
Add all ingredients together.
You can serve warm or as a cold pasta