II’m sure we’re probably in the minority, but we literally cooked every meal at home for the entire three months we were quarantined. Not even to take away! In fact, I’m picking this up. We ordered something to go once, in a moment of weakness when my husband wanted ice cream, lol! He picked up four pints of Salt & Straw ice cream from their store here locally and we enjoyed every bite.
If you cook a lot at home these days or are looking for some recipe ideas for delicious healthy meals, you will enjoy today’s post! If you follow my daughter Kylee on Instagram, you may have watched her stories where she often shares the tasty food she makes.
She is vegan and has become a real chef, I always drool over her delicious dishes!
- 1 I asked Kylee to share some of her favorite recipes with us on the blog today.
- 2 Things on Toast: 4 Ways
- 3 Stuffed dates
- 4 Chocolate and almond butter smoothie
Take advantage of it (and if you’d like to see more recipe ideas like these, let me know!).
Hi guys! Kylee here. Here are three healthy recipes that I love to make!
Things on Toast: 4 Ways
When you can’t decide which toast for lunch, you do it all! Bread can be a container for so many delicious things. Sourdough is my favorite bread, but you’re done! If you’re gluten-free like my mom, maybe share your favorite gf bread in the comments? I’m sure people would like to know!
Maybe this should be a recurring series? The possibilities are limitless!
- Avocado toast. Classic, basic, always a favorite. My favorite is to mash it and sprinkle it with extra virgin olive oil, a little fresh squeezed lemon juice, chili flakes and a little sea salt.
- Cream cheese with chives from Kite Hill, minced radish, parsley and sea salt.
- Kite Hill cream cheese, Firefly Kitchen Ruby Red Kraut, hemp seeds.
- Kite Hill chive cream cheese, old cherry tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, cracked pepper.
Stuffed dates are a great easy and healthy snack! There are a million different ways to stuff dates, but this has been a favorite recently. The dates are practical for stuffing because once you have separated them and removed the pit, you have a small practical pocket!
I prepare them in advance and keep them in the fridge to sear them when I need a bite!
To make them, you will need:
Peanut or almond butter
Puff pastry salt (optional)
To assemble them, divide the dates in the middle (you can leave one side attached or simply make two halves.) Spoon in your nut butter and garnish with cocoa beans, crushed freeze-dried raspberries and flaky salt.
Chocolate and almond butter smoothie
A healthy smoothie that tastes like a decadent dessert? Yes please!
• Maca is an amazing super food for energy and hormonal balance rich in vitamins B, C and E. I often add it to coffee, hot chocolate or smoothies.
• Cocoa is a chocolate goodness rich in antioxidants, magnesium and iron! I add it to almost all of my smoothies.
For 2 people
To make this smoothie, you will need:
• 3 frozen bananas
• 1 tablespoon of Maca powder
• 1 tablespoon raw cocoa beans
• 1 tablespoon raw cocoa powder
– 2 tablespoons of almond butter
• 2 pitted dates
• 2 cups of non-dairy milk
• a pinch of sea salt
Mix everything (I’m using a Vitamix!).
Optional: garnish with cocoa beans and grated coconut
YUM! Thank you for sharing them with us, Kylee!
Follow Kylee on Instagram HERE and watch her stories for healthier recipe ideas!