January 24, 2014

5 Easy [HEALHTY] Pinterest Recipes

Today we're talking Pinterest food.

Healthy Pinterest food that I've found to be tasty and pretty easy.

Food is a big deal in my life, if you couldn't tell. 
 


I love to eat it and I love to make it.

Since I'm back on the health train, 
I thought I would share some fun, yummy recipes that 
I found [and used] on Pinterest.
 
1] Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt
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I made this recipe earlier in the week, with a few modifications and it was fantastic. I added in a scoop of protein powder, a teaspoon of Nutella and just used regular chocolate chips, instead of minis. I decided not to freeze the mixture, but instead had small portions after lunch each day this week. If you like chocolate, peanut butter and need an afternoon sweet treat, I totally recommend making this quick, cheap easy snack.

2] Avocado, Mango, Tomato Salsa
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This recipe just screams summer to me which is something I'm desperately wanting right now, with all the snow here on the East coast. I've been feeling snacky lately, so I'm trying to find new recipes to curb the snack monster. I prepped this recipe Tuesday night for work and it was super delicious when I tasted it that night. I have to admit, it wasn't as great the next morning, but I think that's because the juice from the tomatoes and mango kind of muddled the avocado. Going forward, I'll still prep things, but keep them separate until I want to eat the dip. If you're craving summer, try this recipe.

 3] Philly Cheese-steak Stuffed Peppers
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C and I are always looking for new ways to make dinners that taste great, but have little to NO processed carbs in them. This is especially important on non workout days, where we choose to add in more fats instead. I found this recipe on Pinterest awhile ago and have made it before. We had it on our meal plan this week and it made a yummy addition to our normal  rotation. There were a few modifications [we cooked our own 'roast' the night before instead of using roast beef] but it was still a pretty quick and tasty meal.

4] Sweet Potato Chips
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I love me some homemade sweet potato chips. They give that crunch I'm always craving, but are a gobzillion times better for you than normal processed carbs. Word to the wise, you really truly need a mandolin to make these chips. Trying to cut them thin enough with a knife is way too much of a hassle and for the most part a mandolin will keep all of the chips the same size. Which comes in KEY when baking them in the oven. The chips are a slight labor of love, but completely worth it.

5] Tilapia packets
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 While I haven't replicated this exact recipe yet, I have my own variation that I've used. Fish is such a great, lean meal and when you 'beef' it up with some veggies a very filling meal too. I love how fresh this looks, with the dill, lemon and greens. Hopefully I'll be able to give this one a try sometime next week. 

Do you have any fun, healthy recipes to share this week?



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22 comments:

Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

Such deliciousness! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great weekend! :)

Elise @ Cheers Yall said...

We must have the same pallette because I love and think I have pinned all of those yummy recipes!!! :) Happy weekend! xx

Jenn said...

I love healthy easy and tasty!!!
I especially love some tilapia! Yum! You could make it in a crock (or the ninja!!)

Jill Eldring said...

Those Philly Cheese Steak Peppers look awesome! NUM! Tasty!

Nikki said...

That mango avocado salsa looks awesome I have to try that!

The Pink Growl said...

YUMMMM! I pin these things all the time, but haven't tried one in a long time. I need to get back into my cooking and trying new recipes.

Samantha Ledford said...

AH! That cookie dough yogurt is SO happening this weekend. That looks delish! Have a wonderful weekend :)

Alisha said...

These are awesome, great finds.

Mariel Collins said...

I've never heard of cookie dough greek yogurt, IT sounds amazing though!

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

I'm about to pin the peppers recipe because that looks right up our alley! Thanks so much for introducing me to that deliciousness!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

That salsa looks so good! I love sweet potato chips, they do take awhile but so worth it!

Monica L said...

I love finding healthy recipes on Pinterest! That cookie dough greek yogurt looks so delicious!

Monica L said...

I love finding healthy recipes on Pinterest! That cookie dough greek yogurt looks so delicious!

Stephanie @ Life, Unexpectedly said...

That salsa looks so awesome!! I'd omit the mango, though.. Oh, and the talapia.. Now I want some, and you don't get talapia in Germany!!! Help!!!

{Jessica} said...

So, two things: I LOVE Ratatouille. Such a cute movie. And that salsa looks AH-MAAAAZING!:) Happy Friday!

Kristin said...

You've done it again with all the food. I'm going to need to make that salsa!

Katie Elizabeth said...

This is such a good list! #1 and #5 I will be trying ASAP! We eat a lot of fish over here but not much tilapia. Yumm my mouth is watering!

FourSistersBlog said...

That salsa looks SOOO good - totally has me wishing for some warm weather. Maybe I'll just make it and pump the heat up and pretend it's summer! Happy Friday!

jess @ Quaintrelle said...

Oo, we just picked up some fish, so I'll have to try those packets...and I seriously need that salsa. You're right, the east coast has just been so miserable, I can't wait for summer!...or really even spring. Heck, just above freezing would be great!

jess | Quaintrelle

Ashley said...

i have wanted to try that greek yogurt forever - you may have just convinced me to buy the ingredients next trip :)

Katie said...

That greek yogurt looks soooo good and easy. I might have to try that!

Bitzy said...

Sweet potato chips are DAH BAAAAHOOOOHMB!