Vegan Low-Carb Cookies

Here’s my recipe for incredibly delicious vegan low-carb COOKIES!

Ingredients:
2 cups Almond meal
1 scoop Hard Magnum Choco Love protein
1/2 tbsp Baking powder
1 tbsp Flaxseed meal
1 tbsp Chia seeds
1 tbsp Stevia
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
5 tbsp Unsweetened almond milk
3 tbsp Almond butter
Chopped vegan dark chocolate
Mixed nuts to top

Pre-heat oven to 375F, mix dry ingredients, then mix in wet ingredients til you have a cookie dough consistency (add almond milk if too try, add almond meal if too wet), prep baking sheet with coconut oil, roll dough into balls, flatten them with a spoon, top with a nut, bake for 8 min…and enjoy!  Simple as that.

Aren’t they beautiful?  Good luck resisting eating the whole batch at once!

xo,
Sheena

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Fast & Simple Meal Prep

Approximate prep/cook times:

Oatmeal – 5 min

Yams – 2 min prep, 25 min steam

Chicken – 2 min prep, 20 min bake at 450

Zucchini – 2 min prep, 8 min bake at 350

Because everything is steamed or baked, rather than stir fried, I can go do other things while they cook.

Meal prepping is easier than you may think – plan it out, bake/steam most of your dishes, and keep to simple recipes.

Also, meal prepping will save you a ton of money. All of this cost only $18 and made 5 lunches!

Other healthy ideas:

Carbs – brown rice, baked potato, Mary’s crackers

Protein – ground turkey, white fish

Veggies – baked broccoli, steamed kale, spinach salad

What are your favourite meal prep recipes?

xo,
Sheena

Recipe – Zucchini Noodles

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Once you try making this, you will have no excuse to not eat healthy!  This recipe can be cooked up in just 10 minutes (sometimes less if you’re super efficient or have a cooking buddy) and requires very few ingredients.  The following will serve 2 people.

INGREDIENTS

1-2 zucchinis, depending on size and how hungry you are
1/2 lb of extra lean ground turkey/beef, or tofu for vegans
1/2 jar of pasta sauce
A few mushrooms
Bit of broccoli
Bit of corn
Whatever else you’d like to add to your pasta sauce

DIRECTIONS

  1. Create the noodles using a zucchini noodle maker.*
  2. In a small pot, mix all sauce ingredients in together.  Once cooked, throw in the zucchini noodles for a minute.
  3. Serve!

Can’t get any easier than this.  Super quick, healthy recipe that will satisfy all your noodle cravings!

*No need to go for the expensive Spiralizers, a hand-held one will do and you can find them for $2-12 at most kitchen stores or even Winners and Dollarama.  Just depends on the quality, style, and durability that you’d like.

Enjoy!!

xo,
Sheena

 

Recipe – Vegan Mac and Cheese

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If you love cheesey, creamy pasta but are lactose-intolerant or vegan, then this is the recipe for you!!  I can’t believe I didn’t learn about Nutritional Yeast earlier, but I am so grateful that my dietitian told me about it now.  This simple ingredient has an unbelievable amount of benefits that you’d never have imagined.  Check out it’s amazing-ness HERE.

Vegan Mac & Cheese

Approximately 2 servings

In a pot, mix the following at medium temperature:

  • 1 tsp Grapeseed Oil
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk
  • Bit of FlavorGod “Everything Spicy” Seasoning
  • Bit of Taco Seasoning
  • Chopped up Broccoli or Spinach
  • Corn niblets

In a separate pot, cook your pasta of choice.  We usually go with gluten-free brown rice pasta as it feels a bit lighter, is healthier, and doesn’t feel grainy like whole wheat pasta.

Drain pasta and stir sauce in.  If it’s too watery, add a bit of cornstarch.

Serve and enjoy!

This recipe is super flexible so you can use more/less Nutritional Yeast, add in different seasonings, add different veggies, add chicken or other protein…you can really make it your own creation!  Let me know in the comments below if you discover new and yummy varieties of this pasta recipe.

xo,
Sheena