Lemon & Garlic Kale Chips

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So with my diet being pretty limited to veggies and meat mainly haha, I’m always looking for new ways to spice it up!!! So I made KALE CHIPS! … (even my boyfriend liked them… which was a surprise! ) <— ps. I love when he likes my health food hahah.

Ok enough bibble -babble! On to the Recipe!!!!

Its suuuper simple too. YAY!

You’ll Need:

  • 2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  • A bundle or two of fresh kale, washed and chopped.
  • 6 Garlic cloves, chopped. (or more if ya want… I’m a garlic freak so if you ever ask me… you can never have enough garlic!!!)
  • 1-2 tbsp. Sea Salt (one if you use one bunch, 2 if you make 2 bunches worth)
  • 2 tbsp. Lemon juice or one whole lemon freshly squeezed.
  • 1 tbsp. Black pepper

 

How to:

  • Wash Kale bunches and chop off ends, and then chop into “chip” size pieces.
  • Pre-heat oven to 325
  • In a large bowl mix all ingredients. (Olive Oil, Lemon, Salt, Pepper)
  • Place chopped up kale into bowl and mix around so the oil gets all over it all and you can even let it marinade for a while if you’d like. ( I let mine marinade for about 15 min)
  • On a baking sheet, spread out kale pieces onto sheet and then sprinkle the chopped up garlic cloves on top.
  • Bake for about 15-20 min until the kale pieces seem crispy at the end.
  • Let cool, and ENJOY!!!

Note: it helps if you every once in a while toss the leaves so some don’t end up burnt.. ( you know the ones on the sides of the pan) . …. lol.

 

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Frozen Chocolate Goodness!

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You’ll Need:

1/4 Cup Almond Milk

1 Packet of Stevia (about 1 Tablespoon)

1/4 Cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. ( I like the Enjoy Life brand because they are dairy free!)

1 cup of Ice Cubes

2 Scoops of chocolate Ice Cream ( I like the Coconut milk kind, makes it creamy)

 

Combine sugar, milk, chocolate chips in bowl and microwave until chips are melted. (only like 30 seconds) Let cool in fridge. Then, Place ice cream and ice in blender. Blend until smooth, add chocolate mixture  and blend until mixed.

Serve and enjoy!

* you can even top with a little cinnamon… yummm

Ha this isn’t the “healthiest” of recipes .. but you got to live a little ….. right?

Zucchini Bread!!! (dairy-free,egg-free, gluten-free, vegan)

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LOVE Zucchini Bread!!! SO ..here’s a more healthier option when it comes to some yummy bread for maybe a party or even a small snack!

You’ll Need:

3 Zucchinis (shredded)

2 tablespoons of ground flax seed mixed with 5 tablespoons of water in a separate small bowl (this is your “eggs”)

1 1/2 cups of Gluten free flour (or if you don’t need it to be gluten free, another great option is whole wheat flour)

1/2 cup Olive oil.

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup agave nectar

2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

(Optional ingredients include: Raisins, Walnuts, Chocolate chips…get creative!!)

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How to:

Pre-heat oven to 350

In very small bowl, mix flax sees and water in bowl and set aside so it gets thicker and kind of “goopy”

Next, in large bowl, mix olive oil, vanilla, cinnamon, agave, “egg” mixture, salt and shredded zucchini into bowl. Mix well.

Then add Flour, baking soda and baking powder into same bowl and mix until all ingredients are wet.

Coat baking pan with cooking spray, and pour mixture into blow and bake for about 20-30 min depending on how big the pan is. Bake till a toothpick or knife comes out clean without mixture on it.

** I cut a slice and topped it with a tiny drizzle of natural honey** So good**

YUMMMMMMMM!

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Healthy options at Chili’s Restaurant

YAY CHILIS IS SO GOOD! What do you eat? What’s healthy, what look healthy and what really isn’t….. They do have a menu which is “guiltless” which is supposed to be “healthier options”.. but we will look into that too….

Umm so Lets just say all their appetizers are around 1,000 calories along lol. So maybe we should all just pass on that. The chips with salsa is 480, so that would be your best bet if you really wanted one.

So now that we’ve decided all the appetizers aren’t really that great… on to the actual meals!

  • Guiltless Grill Asian Salad
  • Guiltless Grill Caribbean Salad
  • Southwestern Vegetable Soup
  • Chicken And Green Chili
  • Grilled Salmon with Garlic and Herbs
  • The grilled Chicken Fajitas aren’t bad but only if you skip on the tortillas , or see if you can get big lettuce wraps instead.
  • Guiltless classic Sirloin
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Veggies
  • Mango Chili Tilapia

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Don’t get anything fried or beer-battered

The ribs (which is what they are famous for) – No go!

The burgers- Not so much

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