Favorite Recipes

Salads

A great chopped Kale Salad is one of my favorites!  Just add the following and enjoy: Finely chopped Kale, 1/2 avocado cut up, sliced tomatoes, some leafy greens to help offset the kale taste-I prefer spinach, 1 teaspoon of sunflower oil, 2 tablespoons of your favorite vinaigrette dressing, several different olives-I love the kalamata and green olives, chopped but NOT ground strawberries, walnuts and throw it all together!  Mix it up and enjoy!  It's sweet and tangy but PERFECT.  It's surprisingly filling, give it a shot!

Avocado Toast

This is a favorite snack of mine!  It's super easy to make and it's delicious.  Take 2 pieces of bread (any kind will work but I prefer a grain healthy kind) and throw it in the toaster.  While your bread is toasting, cut open an avocado and cut the inside into small bit size pieces. Did you know your body actually requires HEALTHY fat?  Avocado is a GREAT way to add a bit of that to your diet.  Slightly butter your toast when it's done and place it on a plate.  Then add your cut up avocado on top of the toast.  I like a piece of it on each bite.  Add a little bit of salt and a dash of pepper then enjoy!  My mom likes to add a bit of bacon and some hot sauce.  Mix it up and have fun with this one!


Avocado Roll (sushi)

I like sushi, but being a vegetarian makes it difficult to order at a restaurant.  I also prefer soy paper instead of seaweed wrapped in it.  In order to make these, cook up some seasoned sushi rice first.  Grab your soy paper rolls and get them ready.  These are great since they are Vegan and easy to work with. Cut up your avocado into long slices, then place your rice onto the soy paper roll.  Flatten out your rice, then add your avocado into the middle.  Get ready to roll!!! Be sure to roll them tight or chop sticks will be almost impossible to use! Cut into small, bite size, pieces and I use low sodium soy sauce.  Enjoy!!!  Super easy recipe, tastes yummy and is light on bad calories. 


Tomato Basil Soup

I don't claim to be a chef, so for this one, I use canned tomato soup to start with.  Start with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and heat in a sauce pan over medium heat.  Then add 1 teaspoon of minced garlic to that.  Stir in tomato soup and bring to a boil.  Then add a pinch of rosemary, basil, sea salt (it's better for you than traditional salt), and black pepper.  Serve with toast and enjoy!


Fruit Salad

I like sugar, but not the unhealthy kind of sugar.  A great substitute is fruit!  This one is super easy to make and highly delicious and healthy!  Grab your favorite fruit and start peeling and cutting up into bite sized pieces. Here's my favorite: grapes, strawberries, honeydew, cantaloupe, kiwi and oranges.  Add a side of Greek Yogurt and done!  

 

Udon Noodle Recipe

Surprisingly, noodles have a TON of protein in them!  Being a vegetarian, it's vital I get protein in order to continue to build muscle and stay healthy.  Start off by boiling your noodles in a pot of water.  While your noodles are going, steam some of your favorite veggies.  Mine are carrots, broccoli and green beans.     Once done, drain the noodles.  Then add 2 tablespoons of avocado oil so the noodles won't stick together. Mix it up and add your favorite topping.  Some might choose cheese but mine is crushed peanuts!  No need for anything extra!