Hope you are all doing well as your school year ends or that you're just doing well in general! Before I'm gone all summer (more explanation later), I'll be cranking out the recipes to try and keep some coming over June and July. I'm leaving May 28th so that gives me a decent amount of time...the wheels are turning ;)
Poke a medium sweet potato with a fork a few times; microwave on high until cooked, approx 3-5 minutes. Halve potato lengthwise; slightly mash insides with a fork. In a bowl, mix 2 tbs almond butter with 2 tsp maple syrup. Spread over potato.
Nutrition facts: 322 calories, 19.1g total fat, 1.9g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 7.1g protein, 185.5mg sodium, 34.8g carbohydrates, 4.9g fiber, 15.6g sugar, 134.7mg calcium
Quinoa-Edamame Salad with Sesame-Ginger Dressing: In a bowl, combine 1 cup cooked quinoa, 2/3 cup shelled cooked edamame, 1/4 cup shredded carrots, and 1/4 cup chopped cucumber. In another bowl, combine 2 tsp toasted sesame oil, 1 tsp mirin (rice wine vinegar), 1 tsp low-sodium soy sauce, 1/2 tsp grated ginger, 1/4 tsp garlic powder; toss with quinoa mixture.
Nutrition facts: 484 calories, 18.4g total fat, 2.4g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 19.7g protein, 269.8mg sodium, 62.9g carbohydrates, 8g fiber, 5.3g sugar, 114.9mg calcium
I didn't like the original option. Pick a healthy 200ish-calorie snack ;)
Orange Tempeh: In a resealable plastic bag, place 4-oz tempeh (I used Lightlife Tempeh with Flax), 1/3 orange juice, 1 tsp minced garlic, 1/2 tsp low-sodium soy sauce; seal and shake bag; refrigerate 20 minutes. Heat oven to 400F. In a bowl, toss 10 asparagus stalks (or 16 green beans) with 1 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp balsamic vinegar, and black pepper. Transfer tempeh to a baking sheet with the veggies; cook 15 minutes, turning once halfway through. Mix 1 cup cooked brown or black rice with 1 tbs chopped cashews and 1 tbs orange juice. Top rice with tempeh and serve with asparagus/greens beans.
Nutrition facts: 553 calories, 14.8g total fat, 2.7g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 31.2g protein(!!), 91.1mg sodium, 78.8g carbohydrates, 27.2g fiber (!!!), 9.5g sugar, 72.3mg calcium
200 "Happy Calories"If you've actually followed through with this whole thing, kudos! Make sure you cash in any rolled-over happy calories today :)