I Hope everyone is having a lovely week. Today’s post is all about eggplant! Since I don’t eat meat, I find that eggplant replaces that meaty texture and is a great substitute. I see a lot of recipes incorporating eggplant in dishes that would call for meat. Eggplants are a much healthier alternative! Eggplants are a very good source of fiber, vitamin b1, copper, vitamin K, and vitamin b6. I am going to be sharing with you one of the ways I love to prepare my eggplant, and all it calls for is some garlic, parsley, and olive oil. One of my all time favorite way to eat eggplant is babaghanoush ( basically eggplant blended with tahini ). Be sure to look out for my simple easy babaghanoush recipe I will be posting very soon! Lets give eggplants some love 😛
- Medium sized Eggplant ( cut into thin slices, the thinner the faster it cooks )
- Chopped garlic
- Extra virgin olive oil ( for flavor )
- Black pepper, salt for taste
- Slice your eggplant into thin slices ( The thinner the quicker it cooks )
- Gather a small bowl and mix tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, chopped garlic, and parsley, black pepper, and salt.
- Go ahead and brush your eggplant slices with the mixture and heat up your pan.
- Place the eggplant slices and let it cook.
- You will know when the eggplant is done cooking when it gets a rich brown colored and is soft and starts smelling beautifully 😉
- Go ahead and enjoy. If you are feeling a bit naughty, sprinkle with some mozzarella cheese or parmesan!
It’s a lovely day and I am here to present you with a delicious guilt free indulgent snack! They are super delicious, includes only 4 simple natural ingredients, and is very quick to make! No baking required! These are the perfect sized snack to eat whenever you want instant energy and all the ingredients are sure to keep you satisfied for hours!
Cup Cocoa Powder
Huge spoonful of Almond butter
Huge spoonful of hemp hearts
Now that you have gathered all your ingredients, put everything into the food processor (if you don’t have one, you can use the blender )
Now turn that food processor, and MIX MIX MIX
Doesn’t that just look simply beautiful?! So now you’ll have a thick smooth sticky mixture, and all you need to do now is assemble them into little balls or however size you want them. Once you have put all the mixture into portion sized balls, you can then also dust the balls with some more cocoa powder and put them into the fridge for about 30 minutes to get more a solid shape but it’s not a necessity! Now pop one into your mouth and enjoy!
It literally only takes about less than 5 minutes and you have yourself a delicious healthy snack!
I don’t know about you but if I don’t eat breakfast in the morning shortly after waking up, I start feeling a headache coming and sort of nauseous. I try to always have a huge cup of water before I start eating anything. Remember, your body was fasting while you were asleep. It’s good you first hydrate yourself, wait a little, and then make yourself a hearty breakfast. Choosing a healthy breakfast will really help you stay on track and really motivate you to choose the right foods during the day. I know personally if I start my day with a not so healthy choice like a chocolate chip cookie, I will probably not eat healthier later on. I love looking forward to breakfast! I try to always change up what I eat for breakfast so that I am likely to not get bored.
Lately, I have been obsessed with bagels! I am trying to consume less dairy so I don’t use cream cheese, instead I have been using avocado to replace that fatty creamy goodness spread. I like getting bagels from Whole Foods, and scooping out the innards, toasting it just till the edges get a little crispy and the inside soft. I then scoop out avocado slices, spread it on the bagel and add some garlic powder and black pepper. I try to make it more heartier and filling by sautéing baby kale/spinach and 1 egg on a separate pan and add it to my bagel. I discovered that a squeeze of lime added on my bagel brings out so much flavor! If I am feeling a bit fancy, I will add sliced tomatoes as well. I hope this inspires you to have a delicious nutritious filled breakfast! What is your favorite go to breakfast food?
I’m always trying to incorporate as much vegetables as I can into my daily meals. I love to mix broccoli florets and baby spinach together with some olive oil, mixed garlic, black pepper in a pan and sauté them for 10 minutes. Pair it with a wrap with mixed vegetables and drizzled spicy mayo and a healthy meal is served! A great way to start eating vegetables is to dress them up. Also Be mindful what you dress your vegetables in. Little bit of herbs and seasoning really goes a long way.
Eggplants! Some people hate it. Some people love it. Personally, they happen to be one of my favorite vegetables ever! I love experimenting with them because you can do so much with them! My favorite way is roasting them! On this particular day, I was craving something more hearty, cheesy, and warm! I roasted three eggplants for about 30 minutes. While they were roasting, I sautéed mushrooms, onions and garlic on a separate pan and when the eggplants were done roasting I stuffed them with the vegetable mixture and topped it with mild provolone cheese on top. Let me tell you, it was super delicious and preparing it was so simple I couldn’t believe it!
Happy Monday all! It was a beautiful Monday morning. I woke up nice and early and finally in months hit the treadmill! I jogged at a steady pace for 22 minutes! I have totally fell off my fitness regime and now have to build up my stamina and endurance all over again! Overall, I had a great workout and will only ( hopefully ) get better and keep it consistent. I made sure to drink plenty of water before I started running. After I got off the treadmill, I made myself my favorite breakfast I love having when it is super warm. I made myself an acai bowl w/ one frozen banana, frozen acai packet, three frozen strawberries and about 2 cups of fresh baby kale blended with 1 cup of coconut almond milk blend. Topped it off with some chia seeds, hemp seeds, goji berries, coconut flakes, and my current favorite granola – Purely Elizabeth’s ancient grain cereal! It was super filling, nutritious, and super yummy!