Roll into Lunch with these 2 new Rolls!

Getting bored of the same old Sandwiches & Salads? My kids sure are! Here’s an easy & yummy way of getting unstuck & still keep it Healthy!

ROLL #1.

This works best if you make extra Brown Rice the night before & have it cold & ready in the Fridge. I know most people say you need ‘sushi’ rice to make sushi, but it’s just not the case! When you’re ready grab your Nori sheet & Roller & add a bunch of Brown Rice. (mines a little yellow because I cooked it with Turmeric)

Make sure you get it all the way to the end or it won’t stay closed when you roll it.

Now there are a million ways to fill your Sushi. Cucumbers, Salsa, Lettuce, Hummus, Chard, Olives, Beans,Carrots, ANYTHING! Today I really wanted to just keep it SUPER SIMPLE! All I added was a bunch of Roasted RedPepper Miso.

I rolled this baby up, cut & ate it faster then a bat~outta~hell!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Because this Brown Rice wasn’t ‘sushi’ rice, it wasn’t as sticky. But that didn’t bother me one bit. These babies are SO fast & easy to make, plus they taste delish & are healthy (depending on what you put in them).

ROLL #2

These Rolls were inspired by my Aunt who brought over some really cool Wraps (& some delish Trader Joe’s Almond Butter over on a trip here a few weeks ago)

These wraps are even simpler then the Sushi ones above.

Simply take your favorite Sandwich fillings (here we have Almond butter & Raspberry Jam). And….

You guessed it ๐Ÿ™‚

ROLL!!!

Pop these babies into your lunch (or your kids lunch). And away you go! Easy, Simple, Healthy! Add a Banana in there if you’re keen. Or make a salad wrap, Bean wrap, Hummus & Salsa wrap, the possiblilites are Endless!

What are your favorite Rolls to make? Have I inspired you to make anything yummy today?

Remember, It’s still May, & May’s Mantra is:

Everytime u eat it’s an opportunity to make yourself healthier or more ill. What will you Choose?

2 New Yummy Bite~Sized Vegan Healthy Amazing Treats

Since we have made the family decision to stop eating products with eggs in them, I thought that I should stock our fridge with some Yummy Bite~Sized Vegan Healthy Amazing Treats. So far I’ve made 2 different Yummy Bite~Sized Vegan Healthy Amazing Treats, but I’ll keep them coming if you find them a good addition to your fridge.
Black~Bean Brownie Bites

1 can Black Beans

3/4 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips

2Tbsp Maple Syrup

Blend the ingredients together in your Ninja (or blender) & then scoop into mini~cupcake holders!

*the Chocolate chips stayed a little crunchy which was a really nice surprise!

I put these in the Fridge & they have kept well so far!

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunchy Bites

1 Cup Crunchy Peanut Butter

2Tbsp Coconut Oil

1 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips

1 1/2 Banana’s

1tsp Vanilla

Blend the ingredients together in your Ninja (or blender) & then scoop into mini~cupcake holders!


Here is a photo of both of them. I’ve also made the Black Bean Brownies with Black Soy Beans & they had a slight Coffee taste to them. Great!

You can add Maca powder, Cacao powder, Spiralina powder or anything else if you want to bump up the Healthy ๐Ÿ˜‰

What are your go~to Vegan Treats? Care to share? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Melt in your Mouth Valentines Chocolates

Here is goes…….

I’ve battled back & forth in my head about sharing this recipe with you all or making billions of dollars on it ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve decided that sharing it with you, all my loyal readers, is totally the best way to go!

I love this recipe for a few reasons.

#1~ it’s totally simple. The ingredients are few & the actual way to make it is easy~peasy!

#2~ the ingredients are completely healthy! Whaaaat? Healthy Chocolate? YUP!

#3~ you can personalize it to your hearts content!

Okay. Deep Breathe. Here is goes!!!

(pls note: I’ve had to make small changes due to the fact that our stove/oven is BROKEN!!!!)

Get your ingredients ready!

1/3 Cup Coconut Oil

1/2 Cup Choice of Chocolate

Mix & Melt together

I usually do this on the stove, but today I had to use our mini~oven (pretty inventive right?) I had to keep an extra close eye on it, I really dis~like the taste of burnt chocolate. When it’s nice & melted you need to add in some

1/2 Cup Maple Syrup!

(aprox, depending on if you’ve used sweetened Chocolate or not~ I use unsweetened, so adjust to your tastes)

While this is all melting & mixing keep your fingers out of the pot taste~testing by getting your mini cupcake holders ready. Plain, with treats, it doesn’t matter~ they’re all good!!!

Coffee?

Hazelnuts?

Cayenne Pepper?

Candies?

Currants or Dried Fruits?

Anything your Heart desires! Why not add a small scoop of Peanut Butter, Candy Canes… the list can go on & on!

Once you have filled your mini~cupcake liners to 3/4 full, throw these sweet~hearts in the Fridge. Let them cool at least 25-30 minutes before you pop them in your mouth & let then melt!

If serving them, leave them refrigerated until ready to eat, these babies will start thawing soon, so don’t keep them out too long. If you’re taking them somewhere, make sure they get put in a cooler or something! If all else fails & they start melting, eat up!!

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Does your Valentines day include Chocolate? What’s your favorite kind?

 

Quick Mini~Muffins (& they’re healthy to boot)!

Since my mini~detox has been over I’ve had a mini craving, not a craving for sugar (like pop or candy), but definitely a craving for something sweet. I consider things like Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Pears or Apples to be Healthy Sweet Treats. I scoured the web for some sort of Healthy Cookie/Muffinย  kind of recipe & finally took a bit of this recipe & a bit of this one, as well as substituting some ingredients I was missing for ones I had.ย  Let’s see if I can put~down what I did ๐Ÿ˜‰

I started with a big bowl & mixed together:

1 3/4 cups of ChickPea Flour

1/2 Cup Unpacked Brown Sugar

1 tsp Baking Powder

1 1/3 cups of a mixture of Sunflower & Pumpkin Seeds

2 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Nutmeg

1 tsp Salt

I also mixed together these in a bowl & let it sit for a while:

1 Banana mashed

Chia~Egg (1TBSp Chia with 2 TBSp Warm Water)

1 1/4 cup of Vanilla Rice Milk

As I was mixing all of these together I was also heating over Low heat:
1 Chopped Apple

1 Grated Pear

1/4 cup Maple Syrup

When all my mixing was done I realized that the cookies I thought I was be making just wouldn’t work out, they were waaaay tooooo runny.

SO….

I put them in the mini cupcake holders & baked them like that instead!

350*F for aprox 8-10 minutes

When you’re trying to get muffins out of the Tins & they’re piping hot ~ try using a chop~stick…

Then let them cool, & enjoy!!

*remember, these are mini~muffins, so you can totally enjoy 3 or 4 at a time!!!

 

Chia~ also know as one of Natures super food, is rightly named! It is gluten-free, rich in Omega 3, high in Protein (complete Protein no less) & both insoluble & soluble Fiber, an amazing Anti~Oxidant & will fuel your body with sustainable Energy!

Pumpkin Seeds~ These delish Green seeds are really high in Iron, Zinc & Phorsphorus. Pretty high in Protein & a wonderful source of Fiber, a handful a day is extremely beneficial!

Sunflower Seeds~ These tiny wonder seeds are full of B Vitamins, Iron, Zinc, & Vitamin E! Try to buy them Raw as the Roasted ones tend to be rancid by the time you get them.

Teriyaki Quinoa

My fav way to eat QUINOA!!!! Try this with a nice big side salad or on it’s own with a ton of fresh veggies! My family loves it & every time we make it, it turns out slightly different (you can get so creative with the ingredients!)

Teriyaki Quinoa

#1 Cook 1 cup dry Quinoa ~ cook according to package directions. (or use leftovers, thatโ€™s what I do)

#2 In a saucepan heat 4 large cloves of garlic and 1TBsp of grated fresh ginger (or more, I like more)

#3Once heated through and fragrant, add Quinoa and stir. (if this is your only item for the meal, add things like grated carrots, celery, minced peppers, minced broccoli, hereโ€™s your chance to get creative!) *you’ll notice I only have carrots in mine, it’s because sadly, I only had carrots at home!

#4 add in 3-4 TBsp Tamari (or regular soy sauce), 2TBsp Maple Syrup, 1/2 lemon squeezed. Stir well. Keep at low heat.

#5 Add to plate and sprinkle with sesame seeds and cut green onions.

ENJOY!!!!

*found and adapted from ALIVE magazine*