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Lean Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

These are one of my favorite things to meal prep. They're flavorful, filling and full of lean, clean, nourishing ingredients. They're pre-portioned and portable too.  Plus, added bonus, they're popular with people of all ages/sexes/taste preferences in my opinion. Prep a batch eat eat them all week on salads, with roasted vegetables, with pesto or marinara sauce on them or on zoodles or noodles!

Vegan Cashew Pesto

This pesto is dairy-free and delicious. So easy to whip up a batch and eat it in all different ways.  I love to put it on "zoodles" but it is also great on any pasta (my favorite is chickpea), toast or even as a dip for raw vegetables!

"Cheesy" Baked Zucchini Coins (Money in your Mouth)

These dairy-free, oil-free, gluten-free faux-fries SOUND terrible but let me tell you they will trick your tummy! These taste sinfully good but are so light and lean. They are also super simple. Make some tonight!

 

2 zucchinis

1/4 Cup almond flour

3 Tbsp nutritional yeast

2 Tsp garlic powder

1/2 Tsp salt

1/4 Tsp pepper

cayenne pepper (optional if you like spice)

1/3 about cup almond milk

Instructions:

1) Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and spray a wire rack with coconut oil or other cooking spray and place on baking sheet.

2) Wash and cut zucchinis into 1/4 inch thick coins. Pour almond milk into one bowl and mix dry ingredients in another bowl.

3) Douse the zucchinis in the almond milk then transfer to the almond flour/nutritional yeast bowl to coat them with the mixture.

4) Place the floured zucchini coins on the wire rack on the baking sheet and bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes until the edges are golden brown. You don't need to flip them half way but you can.

Classically Clean Banana Pancakes

Banana pancakes are a classic breakfast staple. However, these ones are clean as can be, so go ahead and eat a whole stack!

Classically Clean Banana Pancakes

More Power Less Flour Blondies

These flourless blondies make a great snack or dessert.  Packed with protein and fiber and no grains or flour.  They are vegan friendly too but I guarantee you they're a crowd pleaser!

Pr"OAT"ein Banana Bread

Depending on how small you cut up this recipe, it makes a perfect home made protein bar OR a hearty & filling but low carb/high protein/high fiber breakfast.  Gives you that same satisfaction of banana bread but will fill you up and fuel you up.

Clean Lean Bean Brownies

I created this brownie recipe around Thanksgiving which is the perfect time for clean, lean brownies.  They are a delicious holiday treat that won't pack on the pounds.  Full of fiber and protein but free of grains or dairy these will keep you slim and trim through holiday season.  Added bonus, the black beans add moistness and density so they are nice and fudgy.

Carrot Cake Bites

These carrot cake energy bites are a great way to get in a bit of veggies when you're craving something sweet.  These protein-powder free energy bites are perfect on top of yogurt for breakfast, by themselves as a snack or for a sweet treat for dessert.  The best part is, they're no bake!

Omega 3 Tuna Burgers with Avocado Crema

These burgers are packed with healthy fatty acids from the omega 3s in both the tuna and the flax seed meal. Omega 3s are especially important in the American diet since most Americans get a lot of Omega 6 fatty acids but not very many omega 3s, and the balance/equality of these two is critical to maintain optimal health.  These burgers also are easy, delicious and have a great texture in my opinion.  Try them topped with my lightened up avocado "crema".

Salty Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Salty and a little bit sweet, crunchy, vegetable perfection.  I love this preparation for brussels sprouts because it's easy and packs in a ton of flavor without frying them. I have these on the side with all different kinds of dishes, definitely one of my "go to" dinner sides and they store well, so you can make a big batch and eat them all week!

Pumpkin Turkey Muffins

Perfect meal prep menu item to get you through busy fall and winter weeks.  Packed with vegetables (mushrooms, celery, and pumpkin) as well as lean protein (egg whites and lean turkey breast) and bound with healthy fibers (rolled oats), these could not be any healthier! They also have a great comfort-food flavor. Make one batch to feed the whole family or pack for lunches all week long.

Pumpkin Spice Pronut Holes

Who loves pumpkin spice? Me (and the whole universe). Who loves donuts? (also the whole universe). Who loves protein? (me... and maybe some of the universe...). Anyways I combined the three to create these pumpkin spice "pro-nut" holes... like protein donut, get it?! You will love them if you live in the universe, I promise!

Golden Chia Pudding

This golden chia pudding is can seriously work wonders on your body.  The turmeric and ginger work double time to reduce inflammation and muscle soreness and boost muscle recovery.  Best part is, there are only 5 ingredients (including the spices) and it takes 2 minutes to mix up!

BBBW (Big Banana Belgian Waffle)

This protein waffle will keep you full without the guilt.  It's big and fluffy and sweetened with banana.  It does not even require any maple syrup.  I think it's best topped with more banana, a glob of peanut butter and some greek yogurt ... but you can experiment for yourself.  You can add fun mix ins like chocolate chips or frozen blueberries. These are also GF/DF/paleo friendly :)

BBBW (Big Banana Belgian Waffle)

Easy Peasy Pizza

Not only is this pizza low carb and super lean, but it's easy since it uses mostly pre-made ingredients.  It's perfect to do "make your own" pizza bar with a whole family or group of friends, without feeling stuffed and bloated afterwards.

Easy Peasy Pizza

Banana Nut Squares

These banana nut squares are packed with protein, and vitamin E from the almond flour, there is no added sugar, and the bananas add potassium and moistness without using any oil.  The oats help stabilize blood sugar and add resistant starch, which can actually help the probiotics in your gut! You can pick any mix-in, I love walnuts but anything would work great.  They're also paleo-friendly & gluten-free.

Banana Nut Squares

Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders with Homemade Honey Mustard

These lightened up version of fried chicken fingers will be sure to satisfy both your clean eating fanatic as well as your fried chicken fiend.  The chicken is breaded with minimally processed, gluten-free grains to keep the glycemic index low and the coconut ads a great flavor and texture. Since these are baked, no guild from the fry-o-later!  Honey mustard sauce is equal parts healthy and satisfying - this comfort meal will not disappoint.

Tangy Cauliflower

This sweet and spicy garlic chili cauliflower is addicting if you like a kick of flavor. It is one of my personal favorite ways to boost the flavor without adding tons of sodium/sugar.

 

Pumpkin Oats 3 Ways

I love pumpkin and I love oats. So the combination can't be beat.  Which is why I have 3 different ways to prepare this delicious combination.  Pick your favorite below!

Grain Free Peanut Butter Cookies

These EASY to make cookies are grain free, full of healthy fats, low in sugar/carbohydrates and super delicious! I've made several variations using different flavors of peanut butter and different mix ins so you can feel free to get creative!