Wholesome Breakfast

Date Sweetened Banana Nut Muffins (Refined sugar free) 

If you love having a sweet breakfast but are trying to watch your sugar, these muffins are perfect for you! They are refined sugar free, gluten free, paleo, mostly organic and dairy free. You can satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping your body feeling good. Refined sugar is so damaging to the body, it causes our blood sugar to be very unstable, can lead to inflammation and eventually cause type 2 diabetes. In these muffins I used dates and just a tiny bit of honey to add sweetness, plus the sweetness from the ripe banana 🍌 I also added some chopped dried bananas. I bought these dried baby bananas at Trader Joe’s for only $3 a bag! I love Trader Joe’s brand because they don’t add any extra sugar. They are so sweet you won’t believe it! They taste wonderful chopped up in the muffins, but if you don’t have them don’t worry! You can also feel free to use any type of flour you like, I just prefer coconut oil. Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoy! 

Ingredients for the muffins

  • 3 eggs 
  • 1 very ripe banana 
  • 8 dates
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla 
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk 
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried bananas (optional) 
  • 1 tbsp raw honey

Ingredients for the candied Nuts 

  • 1/4 cup crushed Brazil nuts (any kind you have is ok) 
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar 

Directions for the muffins 

  • In a blender or food processor blend eggs, banana, dates, coconut oil, honey and coconut milk until completely smooth 
  • In a large mixing bowl add baking powder, flour, cinnamon and mix together 
  • Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until combined 
  • Fold in the dried bananas 
  • Spoon into muffin pan (lined or greased) and bake for 18 minutes 

Directions for the candied Brazil nuts 

  • Melt coconut oil in a pan
  • Add crushed nuts and coconut sugar
  • On medium heat cook until the sugar starts to clump together 
  • Turn off heat and allow to harden a bit 
  • Place peices on muffins when they come out of the oven 
Wholesome Meals

Thai Curry Chicken Burgers 

Hi everyone! I am so happy to finally be sharing this recipe! I am really into burgers lately, I’m not to much of a meat person but these just taste so lean and clean, I’m really loving them for dinner. I feel good giving them to my hubby who is definitely a burger addict😋 They are all organic, paleo and can easily be made gluten free by using no bun at all or your favorite gluten free option. Ground chicken also gives you a less fatty burger and the sweet potato adds a creamy texture. For the Thai curry sauce I use the kind from Trader Joes but you can use any that you find at the store. The turmeric adds a nice flavor and is amazing for reducing inflammation in the body. Enjoy! 

Ingredients 

Makes 6 medium burgers 

  • 1 lb ground chicken 
  • 3 tbsp Thai red curry sauce 
  • 1 medium shredded sweet potato 
  • 3 chopped chives
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Directions 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit 
  • Spread olive oil on a cookie sheet 
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together all of the ingredients until combined
  • Form into six patties and space evenly on the cookie sheet
  • Bake for 25 minutes
Wholesome Meals

Mini Meat Loaves 

This is a recipe that I am very excited about. You can serve it for a dinner party and no one would believe you when you tell them it’s healthy! I love this because it really does taste like a traditional meat loaf and it’s such a comfort food. This recipe makes about 6 mini loaves, I like to make it at the beginning of the week and use it as lunch for the next few days, it saves so much time… Trust me you will be so happy when you don’t have to wake up early to make lunch😉 Preparing your meals for the week really helps you to make healthy choices because everything is there and ready, you are less likely to go for Taco Bell drive though on the way home from work! 

Ingredients 

  • 2 tsp coconut oil 
  • 1 lb ground chicken or turkey 
  • 1/4 chopped sweet red onion
  • 1 shredded sweet potato 
  • 3 tbsp bareque sauce 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 
  • 1/4 tsp curry powder 

Directions 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit 
  • In a large mixing bowl, using your hands mix together the ground meat, red onion, sweet potato, barbecue sauce, salt and pepper, smoked paprika and curry powder
  • Place mini loaves on a cookie sheet greased with the coconut oil
  • Bake for 20 minutes (cut one open to make sure the middle is cooked all the way) 



Wholesome Treats

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies 

What better way to spend a lazy Sunday than by baking some chewy peanut butter cookies. These cookies literally taste like your grandma made them. This recipe is one of my favorites because you get to have a delicious treat, while still nourishing your body. Peanut butter has so many benefits. With 2 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein per a 2 tablespoon serving, peanut butter will keep you full for longer and help you to eat more intuitively. This yummy butter is also packed with so many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Who wouldn’t want to eat a cookie with all those benefits?! If you are paleo you could switch out the peanut butter for almond butter, cashew butter, or any paleo nut butter. For all of my vegan friends try using Neat Egg! It is a vegan egg alternative made from garbanzo beans and chia seeds, so ‘neat’ right! 😂 The butter can also be replaced with a vegan version such as earth balance. Not all of the products that I have are organic but I am slowly replacing non organic baking ingredients with organic ones as they run out. I am in the process of switching to fully organic:) I used spelt flour and organic all purpose flour but gluten free flour will also work just as well. Enough talking let’s get to the recipe!🍪🍪🍪

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup softened kerrygold grass fed butter
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 3/4 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup spelt flour
  • 3/4 cup organic all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt



Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In a large mixing bowl cream together the peanut butter, butter, both sugars, egg and vanilla
  • Add in both flours, baking soda, and salt
  • Mix until well combined
  • Roll the dough into 1 inches balls and place on cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • With a fork make a criss cross on each cookie
  • Bake for 11 min or until the sides turn golden brown

Wholesome Meals

My Favorite Enchiladas!

Hi loves! I hope you’re all having a magical day! I’m so happy to be sharing this recipe with all of you. I have been making it so much lately. Generally my family isn’t as into healthy living as I am but this recipe is such a great compromise! You’re getting your classic Mexican food fix while still get lean protein from the chicken and black beans! I love it because it is so versatile, if you don’t eat meat you can leave out the chicken, you can substitute basically anything in it that you don’t like. Personally I’m not a fan of meat but my family is so I will add chicken to the majority and leave a few without for myself. Need a recipe for your super bowl party? This is perfect for any party:)

I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients

White Sauce

  • 3 tbsp kerrygold grass fed butter or coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup organic light sour cream
  • 2 tbsp organic green chilies or chopped jalapeño
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp cumin

Enchiladas

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup rinsed black beans
  • 1/4 cups sliced scallions for topping
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch or crushed red pepper if you like it spicy!
  • 2 cups organic shredded Mexican cheese
  • 8 gluten free tortillas



Directions

Cooking the chicken

  • Place 2-3 uncooked bonless chicken breasts in a pan and cover halfway with water
  • Turn stove on medium heat
  • Add coconut oil
  • Add 1 tsp paprika, 1tsp cumin and  salt and pepper
  • Once the chicken is fully cooked and white on the inside (5-8 min depending on how thick your chicken breast is) drain remaining water and shred chicken with a fork and knife
  • Place chicken in a bowl for later use

White sauce directions

  • Melt the butter or coconut oil on low heat, add the flour and whisk until smooth
  • Add the milk, turn heat to medium and whisk until thick
  • Add the chicken broth and sour cream and whisk
  • Add the remaining cumin, salt and pepper to taste and diced chilies
  • Turn off the heat and set aside for later

Enchiladas directions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Add 2 spoonfuls of white sauce to a casserole dish
  • In a large mixing bowl add chicken, 1 cup cheese, black beans, remaining paprika, salt and pepper to taste, 1/2 cup white sauce, mix together
  • Disperse filling evenly between tortillas, roll them up then place touching each other in the baking dish
  • Pour remaining white sauce evenly over enchiladas
  • Add remaining cheese to the top
  • Bake 25 min
  • Add scallions to the top for garnish



Wholesome Treats

Raspberry Lemon Zuchinni Bread

 

Hello loves! Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like nothing is going right? Unless you’re superman, I know you understand. Well about half way through the day during one of my way too frequent visits to Target, I was browsing around the office supplies isle and I found just what I needed! A cute little notebook that has a reassuring quote on each page, so everyday you have a little something just to let you know that everything will be ok. Sometimes a little reminder is all we need. When I finally got home I got started on this recipe and it turned out wonderful! There is something so satisfying and fulfilling in knowing that you created something delicious. So try it out with me! Let’s get started loves!

Ingredients

  • 2cups organic all propose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cage free organic eggs (my favorite brand is Vital Farms from Whole Foods)
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • juice of 1 1/2 lemons
  • 1 medium grated zucchini
  • 1 cup smashed rasberries

Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbps almond milk
  • juice from 1/2 lemon

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
  • Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan
  • In a large bowl blend flour, baking powder and salt
  • In a medium bowl combine eggs, oil, (The coconut oil may become thick again while mixing if you use cold eggs and milk. Don’t worry, it will melt again while baking.)  zucchni and sugar
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together
  • Fold in raspberries
  • pour into loaf pan and bake 45-47 min or until tooth pick comes out clean

Glaze Directions

  • Combine milk, sugar and lemon juice until smooth
  • After bread has cooled about 5 min, drizzle on top and let the cool before serving

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Wholesome Treats

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Loaf 

Hello everyone! If you are ready for your house to smell like sweet apples and spicy cinnamon this recipe is the one for you. This apple bread is so warm and delicious, it will make you want to turn on your favorite show (Keeping Up with the Kardashians 😋) grab a cup of chai tea and cozy up on the couch for the night. This recipe is perfect for an easy quick breakfast, bring it to a party, or just for a snack throughout the week! We will be using mostly organic ingredients, also feel free to use gluten free flour.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed organic dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup grass fed butter (softened)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups organic all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 large Granny Smith Apple (finely chopped)
  • Cinnamon and coconut sugar for topping

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In a large bowl mix sugar, cane sugar and cinnamon
  • Add butter, eggs and vanilla extract, mix until combined
  • Add all purpose flour, baking powder and coconut milk
  • Fold in chopped apple
  • Pour batter into a greased bread pan, sprinkle coconut sugar and cinnamon on top (the coconut sugar gives it a carmel flavoring, trust me you will love it)
  • Bake for 50 min or until there is no gooey spots in the center

I hope you all love this recipe as much as I do!