I’m gonna change this page to just a quick link to all my recipes. Enjoy!

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You’ll Never Buy Another Box From the Store Again Granola

I used:***
1 packet Maple and Brown Sugar instant oatmeal
about 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
about 1/3 to 1/2 cup rolled oats (old fashioned oats)
3-4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients, making sure all the oats get evenly coated  with maple syrup. Bake for about 30 minutes, turning about every 10 minutes.

This makes an amazingly crunchy, not-too-sweet, toasty granola or cereal. It’s a great topper for yogurt, or coffeecakes, as cereal, or just as a munchie. ***You can make this sweeter by adding more sugar or molasses. You can increase the amount of oats and spices to make it just the way YOU like it.

Identity Crisis Burrito

I used:
1 flour tortilla
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 cup marinara sauce
Parmesan cheese

Place the tortilla on a microwavable plate. Put the beans, marinara sauce, and cheese on top, roll or fold it up, and microwave until hot.

This is a SURPRISINGLY yummy combo. I tried it when I was out of salsa and cheddar cheese, but now I prefer this burrito. It’s like an Italian Sandwich and a Mexican Burrito had a baby. You can use black refried beans, but I think the regular black beans taste better. I like the texture better too. This is a great recipe because 1)it’s super cheap! 2)it’s filling 3)the lycopenes in the tomato sauce are good for your body. Definitely try this one out. I’m not kidding. You’ll be craving these.

Pie for Brekkie?

I used:
1 container of vanilla yogurt
About 2-3 heaping spoonfuls of canned pumpkin puree
A drizzle of maple syrup
A splash of vanilla soy milk
(optional) pumpkin pie spice or some cinnamon

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Serve chilled.

This tastes JUST like pumpkin pie, but without all the calories! It’s also more filling than just eating yogurt on its own, and a quick and easy way to eat a serving of veggies for breakfast. I love the slight tanginess you get from the yogurt, and the sweetness of the maple syrup. I like mine with a lot of cinnamon, but you don’t have to add it you don’t like it too “spice-y.”

Party Time Sangria

I used:
1 bottle of red wine (a sweet wine like Syrah works well. We used a bottle of Charles Shaw Syrah, and the Cabernet Sauvignon was tastey as well)
Frozen peaches (use two handfuls)
Frozen strawberries (again, a couple handfuls)
Frozen Cherries (a couple handfuls)
About 10 fluid ounces pulp-free Orange Juice (a brand like Naked Juice will taste great!)
About 4 fluid ounces pomegranate juice (try to use 100% juice, not a ‘juice cocktail.’)

Place all the frozen fruit into a pitcher. Pour in the wine, OJ, and pomegranate juice. The more fruit juice you add, the sweeter and fruitier the sangria will be. Stir, chill, and let it sit for AT LEAST an hour before drinking, to let all the flavors blend together.

I’m sure everyone claims thier Sangria is the best, so I am going to tell you that this is the greatest Sangria recipe as well. 🙂 The best part about this Sangria is that you get to eat the chunks of fruit after you are done drinking the wine. The fruit absorbs all the flavors and become juicy, wonderful, sweet bites of Sangria heaven. But be careful! It IS alcohol, so don’t go overboard eating the fruit pieces!

Broccoli Says Cheese!

Broccoli Says Cheese!

Broccoli Says Cheese!

I used:
1 stalk of broccoli (including stalk)
2-3 tablespoons of olive oil (use more or less depending on size of broccoli)
3-4 tablespoons of Parmesan Cheese (use more if you’re not watching calories!)
Garlic salt and pepper to taste

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the broccoli florets and stalk into bite size pieces. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray, and lay the broccoli pieces so they don’t overlap each other. Sprinkle with olive oil, garlic salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese. Use as much or as little seasoning as you like. Roast in oven for about 10 minutes. (Shorter if you like the broccoli crisp-tender, longer if you like them soft)

A GREAT way to eat broccoli! Broccoli is fantastic for you, but it’s not one of my favorite veggies. But the addition of garlic salt and cheese turns the broccoli into almost a snack food! This is something I could just munch on and enjoy. I think it would be a great topper for salad, too. Click HERE for the benefits of eating broccoli stalk.

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