“Cookie Dough” filled Dates
Filling: 1/4 cup cashew butter (can use any seed or nut butter) + 1 tbsp. mini dark chocolate chips + 2 Tbsp. almond flour + 1 Tbsp. maple syrup + 1 tsp. cinnamon + 1/4 tsp. salt
Slice and pit 15 dates. Stuff the dates with the filling and freeze for 30 minutes. Keep these stored in the freezer for a sweet treat on the go!
Roasted sweet potatoe and goat cheese salad
1/2 roasted sweet potato + 2 handfuls of mixed greens + 0.5 ounces of crumbled goat cheese + 0.5 ounces sliced almonds + 1 tbsp. homemade honey mustard (1 tbsp. honey + 2 tbsp. olive oil + 1 tsp. dijon or yellow mustard)
Toast multigrain bread with olive oil and minced garlic in a pan, add 1 tablespoon hummus, avocado slices, seasoning of choice, and top with balsamic vinaigrette. Feel free to add additional veggies, we added some tomato slices and hemp hearts!
Raw Cacao Hot Chocolate
2 cups almond or cashew milk + 2 tablespoons organic raw cacao powder + 1 tsp. vanilla + 8 drops liquid stevia (can also add honey or maple syrup to sweeten)
Tip: add in a scoop of vital proteins gingerbread flavour collagen creamer for some added collagen!
Heat all ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat! When everything is heated together, pour into a mug and enjoy!
Creamy Potato Leek Soup (dairy free)
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 leek stalks
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup frozen corn
4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
4 cups broth
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. black pepper
Dash cayenne pepper (optional)
Cut off the root end and dark green tops of the leek. We only want the white and light green part. Slice open lengthwise and clean thoroughly. Then cut finely.
Add the leek, garlic and frozen corn to the pot and cook on medium for a few minutes until the leek has softened. Now add the potato and carrot dices and pour broth over.
Bring to a boil, then turn to low and simmer until potatoes and carrots are soft (about 20 minutes).
Puree about ⅓ of the soup in a blender. Add pureed soup back into the pot. Season to taste with spices
Creamy Cashew Sauce (dairy free)
1/4 cup soaked cashews+ 1/4 cup water + 1 tsp minced garlic
1. Soak cashews overnight (not required but helps when blending)
2. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend!
3. Add to any pre existing tomato sauce to create a creamy (dairy free) rose
Butternut Squash Soup
1 butternut squash (about 3 pounds), peeled, seeded and cut in 1-inch chunks + 1 onion, diced + 1 red bell pepper, chopped + 2 tablespoons olive oil + 2 tablespoons garlic, minced + 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme + 2 1/2 cups chicken stock, or more, to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet.
Place butternut squash, onion, bell pepper in a single layer onto the baking sheet. Add olive oil and garlic. Gently toss to combine.
Place into oven and bake for 30-45 minutes, or until butternut squash is tender, stirring at halftime.*
Heat a large stockpot over medium heat. Add butternut squash mixture and thyme, and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in chicken stock and puree with an immersion blender.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until thickened, about 5-10 minutes.
Apples & Almond Butter
1 sliced and cored apple + 1 tablespoon melted almond butter + 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds + 1 tablespoon raw cacao chocolate chips + 1 tabelspoon granola
Warm Pear and Goat Cheese Salad
1. Cut and core 2 pears in quarters, mix in a bowl with 1 tsp. olive oil and 1 tsp. real maple syrup
2. Sauté over medium head 3-4 minutes each side until browned, remove and let cool while you prepare the salad
Salad 1 oz. crumbled goat cheese + 2 cups leafy greens + 2 tablespoons pecans + 1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette
Added roasted chicken to increase lean protein
Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes”
1 cauliflower head + 1 garlic bulb (or minced garlic) + 1 teaspoon olive oil + 1 tablespoon of non dairy milk (may need to add more while blending)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, if using garlic wrap in aluminium foil and roast for 40 -50 minutes
Steam cauliflower in a vegetable steamer or in a pot filled with 1 inch of water until very tender
Transfer cauliflower to a food processor and add the milk and garlic. Pulse until the mixture is smooth like mashed potatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste! No potatoes needed !
Protein Packed Smoothie Bowl
1/2 frozen banana + 2 cups cashew milk + 1 scoop of your favourite protein powder + 1 scoop collagen peptitdes + 1 tablepsoon raw cacao powder + 1 teaspoon spirulina + 1 tablespoon liquid sweetener of your choice
4 oz. grilled tilapia + 1/2 avocado + 1 tablespoon hemp hearts + Sriracha broccoli slaw +butter lettuce wrap
A quick and easy low carb take on a classic fish taco! Skip out on the corn tortilla and choose a more nutrient dense option! Butter lettuce is packed with vitamin A, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium!