Posts tagged ‘Healthy’

Healthy zucchini roll-ups

zuchini roll-ups

Ingredients:

  • 3 small zucchini (about 1/2 pound each), cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/16 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounces bagged baby spinach (2 cups lightly packed)

1/3-cup basil leaves

 Prep Time:

1 Hour

Method:

1. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium.

2. Discard the outermost slices of zucchini; brush the rest with oil on both sides. Sprinkle the zucchini slices with salt and pepper. Grill until tender, about 4 minutes per side. You can prepare the zucchini a day ahead and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

3. In a small bowl, combine the goat cheese, parsley, and lemon juice, mashing together with a fork.

4. Put 1/2 teaspoon of the cheese mixture about 1/2 inch from the end of a zucchini slice. Top with a few spinach leaves and a small (or half of a large) basil leaf. Roll up and place seam side down on a platter. Repeat with remaining zucchini slices. You can make these up to a day in advance; store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

These healthy zucchini roll-ups are great to bring to class with you in order to stay energized and be healthy. It is best to prepare these the night before and store them in your fridge to grab them when your rushed the next morning.

Ingenious water drinking idea!

water drinking

 

Purchase a cheap water bottle and use a sharpie pen to write down these times of the day when you should have your water drank by. This is great for keeping healthy and measuring your daily water in-take.

The 2am Meltdown-Grilled cheese with bacon

grilled-cheese-sandwich-with-bacon-and-pear

 Ingredients:

–  2 pieces of bread

–  1 tbsp. of butter

–  2 slices of cheese

–  4 strips of bacon

–  Cooking spray

Directions:

Precook bacon in the microwave for 4 minutes, flip bacon after 2.  If more cooking is needed place back in the microwave for additional time.

Turn your oven burner to the 6th mark.  As it’s heating take a pan or skillet and spray the inside with cooking spray so the bread wont stick. Butter all sides of your bread slices then place the cheese and bacon on one piece of bread. Take the remaining bread slice and place it on the top like a sandwich.  Grill both sides evenly till golden brown.

 Prep Time: 15 min

Crunch Time- Banana Snack

peanutbutter banana resized

Ingredients:

– 1 banana

– 2 tbsp. crunchy peanut butter

– 3 tbsp. oats

Directions:

Take your peeled banana; cover it in the peanut butter. Take your oats and drop them evenly on top of the peanut butter

Prep Time: 10 min

Blend and Dash

Fruit-Smoothie

Breakfast  

Blend and Dash (Fruit Smoothie)

 Ingredients:

–  1 banana

– ¾ cup cup yogurt

– ½ cup milk

– ½ cup mixed berries/ fruit of your choice

– ½ cup Ice

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Method:

Combine all ingredients into the blender, blend until smooth.

This quick and easy healthy smoothy allows you to eat while doing your hair, getting dressed, feeding the dog whatever you need to do before dashing out the door to make your 8 am class.