Saturday, February 1, 2014

Cheesy Picante Sauce Broccoli & Cauliflower

This is a great recipe for those trying to eat healthy but aren't feeling full from snacks and food limitations. This recipe really fills you up, feels great, tastes great and has many health benefits :] 

-Half a bag of broccoli cauliflower mix
-1/2 small zucchini sliced
-1/4cup 2% shredded sharp cheddar 
-1/8 cup 2% mozzarella 
-garlic powder
-red onion
-1/2 an avocado
-1/4 to 1/2 cup picante sauce by Pace


Throw the broc/caul/zucchini and a generous amount of garlic powder in a skillet with a thin layer of water at the bottom and put the lid on it while it steams for a few minutes. I had my heat on high for a little longer than 5min and they were perfect. 
-once they are soft, turn off the heat and add the cheeses and red onion to the pan and mix.
-throw it into a bowl and add the sliced avocado and picante sauce.

**Today I tried a new variation, took out the zucchini and added a scrambled egg white. It tasted great and the egg white adds more protein :]**

Use Sparkpeople and want to add this recipe to your nutrition tracker?

Iced Soy Latte SF Hazelnut

I am a barista, and I LOVE coffee. I used to have a crazy sweet drink everyday for years, but once I became dedicated to eating well I decided to experiment and find a drink that doesn't cost me much. I have always preferred iced coffee over hot coffee. I think the espresso tastes better that way. I discovered an iced soy latte with sugar free hazelnut. It's the perfect amount of sweet and creamy for me and you only have to consider the soy milk in a nutritional tracker. Espresso and SF flavors have barely anything to them when it comes to calories, carbs, fat, so soy is the only major factor :]


-You can either order this at your favorite coffee shop: 12oz (tall) iced soy latte with sugar free hazelnut and one shot of espresso.
-Or! If you have a personal espresso machine at home you can make a shot of espresso and add it to one cup of soy milk and about 2 tbsp of sugar free hazelnut flavoring.

Thinking about buying a personal espresso machine? Here's mine: 

Want sugar free hazelnut syrup for less than $4 a bottle? Find your nearest Cash & Carry store. They supply small businesses with great products, including a whole isle of syrup flavors.