Easy Snack: Fiber Ball Recipe

A couple weeks ago, Danny and I were in snacking moods and I was crazy peanut butter, chocolate, and oatmeal. I’ve seen energy bites before that contain those ingredients and so I decided to experiment and make a recipe of my own! I decided to call these Fiber Balls because they are super nutrient-dense and no shocker here, full of fiber! Since I started making these I have been making about two batches a week because my husband is obsessed with them and so we go through them FAST! 

I love these because they are a filling snack that tastes like dessert but are still super healthy! Also they are ridiculously easy to make and to store! I hope you love them!

 

Ingredients:

 

¾ cup peanut butter

¼ cup honey

1 tablespoon coconut oil

2 cups oatmeal

½ cup coconut shreds

¼ cups raisins

½ cup chocolate chips

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

1 teaspoon chia seeds

 

Directions:


-Mix together peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil.

-Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix.

-wet hands and mold mixture into 1’ balls

-Place balls in storage container of choice and store in the fridge or freezer! I usually put half in the freezer and half in the fridge. Let cool for 30 minutes & enjoy! 

 

Let me know if you make these & what you think!! 

 

Xo, 

Lo

Easy Dinner Recipe: The Loaded Salad

I get asked almost weekly about healthy dinner options that are easy and simple to make. The Loaded Salad is just that. It's the easiest dinner to make, its full of nutrients, and tastes like a gourmet salad you would get at a fancy restaurant! It's on my weekly dinner rotation over here and I'm sure it will be on yours too once you realize how easy it is to prepare! 

The secret to this recipe is that you can customize it in any way you'd like! You can add more veggies, different seasonings, beans, meat, etc. I always add sautéed zucchini to mine though because cooking zucchini in onion, garlic, avocado oil, and spices makes the tastiest "dressing" to put on top of the mixed greens. 

I am excited to see how you customize your own Loaded Salad! Here's how I make mine...

The Loaded Salad

Ingredients:

1 cup brown rice (I use basmati)

2 cups chicken stock, bone broth,or veggie broth

1 tablespoon ghee or butter

2 zucchinis 

4 garlic cloves

1 small onion

mixed greens

1 lemon or lime

1 teaspoon Turmeric

1 teaspoon Cumin

1/2 teaspoon Coriander

1/2 teaspoon Paprika

1/2 teaspoon chili powder and/or flakes

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

& Any other spices you'd like to add!

*1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro & parsley (optional)

 

Instructions:

Rice

-In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup of brown rice, 2 cups broth, and 1 tablespoon of ghee to a boil

-Add in two cloves of chopped garlic to rice, cover, and cook on low for 20 minutes

Zucchini

-Add two tablespoons of avocado oil to a large skillet and heat on high

-Stir in two cloves of chopped garlic and a small onion and cook until onion turns translucent

-Add chopped zucchini to skillet and cook on medium, stirring frequently

-Add all remaining spices to skillet (turmeric, cumin, coriander, chili powder, salt, pepper, etc)

-Cook until zucchini is soft (about 10 minutes)

*Add zucchini mixture to garlic rice and mixed greens! Squeeze half of a lemon or lime on top and voila! 

Share below any modifications you made! I can't wait to see how you make your loaded salad!!

xo,

Lo

Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken

I've got to be honest, I almost didn't post this recipe because it is soooo easy to make. I've actually been really insecure to post recipes in general because I'm not an experienced cook and I love to make really simple but healthy food! I try not to add any "fluff" to my food and if a yummy meal looks complicated in a cook book, I simply won't make it!

As I was thinking about it though, I figured that if I was this way, there's got to be other women out there that appreciate simple recipes too!! So, here is my SUPER EASY shredded Mexican chicken recipe! Let me just tell you, once you make it and see how easy it is, you will definitely want to add this to your weekly rotation! 

The chicken comes out so moist and flavorful and you can seriously add it to so many things to complete a meal! I added it to black beans and mixed greens earlier this week to make a taco salad! You can add this chicken to enchiladas, tacos, burrito bowls, quesadillas, veggies, etc! It's goes with pretty much everything!

I hope you love it as much as I do and please leave me a comment if you would like to see more healthy (but ridiculously easy) recipes! 

INGREDIENTS:

(feeds four)

2-3 frozen boneless chicken breasts (1 used two large ones)

1/4 cup chicken broth

1 16oz can of salsa

1 tsp paprika

1sp chili powder

1 tsp cayenne (for spice) 

 

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HOW TO:

1. Place frozen chicken breasts in slow cooker

2. Add salsa, chicken broth, and spices

3. Cook on low for 6 hours or until chicken is fully cooked

4. Add chicken breasts to a bowl and shred with forks

5. ENJOY! 

This was before I added the salsa & chicken broth!

This was before I added the salsa & chicken broth!

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Enjoy!! 

xo, Lo

Slow Cooker Quinoa Turkey Chili

This chili is incredibly delicious and incredibly EASY! When it comes to dinner, I truly believe the simpler the better. Since I have been aiming to cook more at home, I have found myself gravitating towards simple recipes with clean ingredients. I love a good crockpot recipe and i'm not going to lie, whenever I use my slow cooker, I feel so "domesticated" ha! 

Even though we're in the middle of the hottest part of the summer, I will never turn town a good chili! I made it this week and paired it with a super simple salad! What I love about this recipe is that there will be so many leftovers! Thankfully my husband likes leftovers because we've been eating this for three days straight. ;) You can always freeze the extras as well and you'll have another dinner prepped and ready to go! 

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Quinoa Turkey Chili

 

Ingredients:

- 1 pound ground turkey

1 can diced tomatoes (get the kind with green chili's in it for an extra kick! I love Ro-tel)

1 can tomato sauce

1 can pinto beans

1 can kidney beans

1 can black beans

1 cup quinoa

1 tsp sea salt

1 tablespoon cumin

1 tablespoon turmeric

1  teaspoon cayenne

1 teaspoon red chili powder

2 cups chicken or veggie broth

Optional: 1/2 chopped white onion and cheddar cheese for garnish

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Steps:

1. Cook ground turkey on the stove until its browned (about 7 minutes)

2. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and broth to slow cooker

3. Rinse the beans & quinoa and add them to the slow cooker

4. Add ground turkey 

5. Cook on low for 5 hours or cook on high for 3 hours!

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Let me know what you think of this recipe! I hope you can add this easy recipe to your dinner rotation like I have! #cookingwithlo

xo, Lo

Recipe: Beet Berry Smoothie

I am a creature of habit when it comes to my daily smoothies but I've been experimenting with some different ingredients and wanted to share! I've been researching foods that are good for liver function since I have been trying to balance my hormones naturally and one of the best foods to help liver function are beets! Beets are bright red and don't have much flavor but they have a ton of nutrients! I picked up some beets from the farmers market a few weeks ago and I washed & cut them in small pieces and put them in the freezer! Adding beets to your morning smoothie won't only turn your smoothie the pretty shade of purple but you are also adding amazing nutrients and plant enzymes into your diet!! 

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Beet Berry Smoothie

- 1 beet

-3-4 strawberries

-handful of blueberries

-handful of spinach

-1 tablespoon coconut butter

-2 scoops of collagen peptide powder

-1 tablespoon cacao nibs

-1 tablespoon flaxseed

*Blend & enjoy!!!

Xo,  Lo

Xo,

Lo

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