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!!! πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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?

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/MuffinΒ  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.Β  Let’s see if I can put~down what I did πŸ˜‰

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, that’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, here’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*