Mini Citrus Ricotta Muffins

I had some ricotta cheese left over from the butternut squash cannellonis, and am always determined not to waste ingredients, so I found a recipe for Lemon Ricotta Muffins, and decided to insert my own flavor to make it mine!  Enjoy!

Makes 30 servings (muffins).

Per serving: Calories: 78, Carbs: 12g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Protein: 2g, Sodium: 229mg, Sugar: 6g

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Egg Noodles with Fennel and Red Onions in Bechamel Sauce

Again, I absolutely love pasta…but I don’t usually like fennel. Having said that, I found a great deal of health benefits associated with the intake of fennel and found a great recipe and made a variation from it with fennel in it!  Enjoy! And don’t forget to remember the PRESENT!

If you are interested in the health benefits of consuming fennel, please look here.

This recipe is great for: Vitamin C, Calcium, Protein

Makes 3 servings.

Per serving: Calories: 302, Carbs: 37g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Protein: 11g, Sodium: 275mg, Sugar: 7g

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Apple Gorgonzola Salad with Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette

I made this salad for a friend’s bbq and it was a hit! I really love all the different flavors that are involved in this salad–and especially the different types of flavors. You’ve got sour, sweet and a little bitter.

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 This recipe is great for Protein, Vitamin A and Calcium.

Makes 14 servings.

 Per serving: Calories: 387, Carbs:16g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Protein: 11g, Sodium: 409mg, Sugar: 21g, Fiber: 2g 

 
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Fig Sweetened Almond Chocolate Chip Granola Bites

I just love sweets.  And around 3pm at work my stomach starts rumbling and I start craving some sweetness. I often have trouble finding healthy and nourishing snacks that will also satisfy my sweet tooth, so I looked around, found a recipe, and made my own variation of it. This was pretty sweet, so feel free to use regular sliced almonds if you’d like and reduce the sugar per serving and calories too!

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This recipe is great for: Fiber, Protein Makes 14 servings. Per serving: Calories: 279, Carbs: 22.3g, Fat: 18.7g, Saturated Fat: 2.9g, Protein: 8.3g, Sodium: 11.5mg, Sugar: 8.1g, Fiber: 5.3g

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Pupusas with Black Beans and Sliced Onions

This traditional Salvadorian dish has such a hearty and comforting taste and sense to it. Please enjoy! Please remember, add as much ancho chile as you’d like. The amount I have specified will make it pretty spicy, so if you do not like your food spicy, decrease the amount of ground ancho chile you put in the spice blend.

 

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This recipe is great for: Fiber (Beans), Protein (Beans)

Makes 2 servings.

Per serving: Calories: 391g, Carbs: 67g, Fat: 13g, Protein: 13g, Sugar: 7g

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