Coconut Chocolate Balls

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Can you believe it’s already the 4th of July!!   If you have a bbq to attend or hosting one this holiday weekend, here is a great treat you can provide!

The base of the balls are dates.  Did you know: Dates are part of the fruit family and come from my favorite plant, the palm tree.  They contain a wide variety of essential vitamins and minerals such as, calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc.  Dates also provide a great source of energy, sugar and fiber.  Dates contain zero saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol making them a blood pressure and heart healthy treat.   These balls contain 5 ingredients and can whipped together in 10 minutes or less.  Just be careful, they are highly addictive!🙂

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Shrimp Avocado Toast

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I’ve noticed lately that avocado toast is the hot item in most breakfast and lunch places.  I also was blown away by the amount of money that these places are charging for a slice of bread with some avocado, and let’s just say, they’re killing it!  People are loving it!  Continue reading

Healthy Nutella

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Since I have the biggest sweet tooth, I am always looking for different ways to satisfy those cravings!  Nutella is one of my favorite treats and the best part is it can be used as a breakfast essential or a sweet treat after lunch or dinner.  In my attempt to duplicate Nutella the best way I can, this is the result!

Minus the delicious flavor of hazelnuts they also contain great health properties.  They are rich in mono-saturated fats, full of vitamins and minerals, high in Vitamin E and B, cater to a healthy metabolism, good for bone health, contains folate, high in fiber and research shows that they are an anti-cancer super food.

This is really easy to make, although, is a bit messy – warning! – but the end result is well worth the mess.  You can enjoy this on a piece of Ezekiel bread for breakfast or my Paleo rolls (recipe found here: https://thedailydiehl.com/2015/03/05/bacon-sandwich-blt/).  You can even get creative and make a crepe out of egg whites and fold it with strawberries and a scoop of the nutella!  The options are endless!

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Oatmeal Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup

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As most of you know I have a thing for pancakes. I am always looking to expand my creativity with what type of pancakes  I can create next.     It is amazing what a few ingredients blended together can create!   These pancakes are perfect for post work outs. They are loaded with complex carbohydrates to replace those glycogen stores, protein to feed and build those muscles and essential minerals to aid in muscle energy.  These pancakes are guilt free and will leave you feeling satisfied, healthy and energized!  Enjoy!!

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