Peanut Butter n Banana Pizza

I’ve got a sweet tooth, no ifs ands or but’s about it.  I’m always looking for new and now healthy ways to satisfy it.  This idea came to me as I was editing photo’s.

 

Ingredients:

1 whole grain / low carb tortilla (I use the Trader Joes whole wheat Low carb w/ 4 net carbs)

2 Tbls PB2  Peanut Butter or Chocolate Peanut Butter (I used the chocolate) mixed with 1 Tbls water

Cinnamon

1/2 Banana

1 tsp coconut oil

 

Throw a teaspoon of coconut oil in a small pan and melt.  Put your tortilla in the pan and “fry” on one side until crispy.  Flip it over and do it again to the other side.   Remove the tortilla to a plate and sprinkle with cinnamon.  Top with the PB2 mixture and banana’s. Voila!  Love this Advocare Friendly Recipe and it definitely hits the sweet tooth spot!!!

 

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Healthy Peanut Butter & Banana Pizza - Advocare Friendly

Healthy Peanut Butter & Banana Pizza – Advocare Friendly

Healthy Breakfast Burritos

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big fan of Mexican and Southwest Cuisine and I’m also a recovering “Fast Food” addict.  It would be a regular routine on the way to a photo shoot in the morning to run through the golden arches, pick up a couple of $1 burritos and be on my way without a thought of what’s actually in the burritos.   This morning I decided to try a healthy homemade version.

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I started by taking about 1/2 cup of the trio of frozen peppers (from Trader Joes)  you could also use fresh but in the mornings, convenience is important.  and throwing them in a bowl in the microwave for about 1 minute to partially cook them.   I took 1 Green Onion and chopped the bottom half fine.  A burrito has to have “sausage” right?  Wrong.  I had some Morning star Farms Spicy Black Bean burgers on hand, so I microwaved it for 1 minute to thaw from the freezer and chopped it up into the mix.
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I had a skillet pre heated with a little spray of Olive Oil Nonstick Spray and tossed the Veggies and burger Mixture into the Pan. I sautéed it around the pan for about 2 minutes before pouring in 4 eggs, scrambled.

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Continued Scrambling the eggs until they look like the photo below.  Maybe 2 minutes.  You don’t want to over cook them.  If they still look just slightly “moist” …they are done.

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Loaded a about 1/2 cup of the mixture onto a Low Carb Trader Joes Whole Wheat Tortilla, topped with my favorite medium heat Trader Joes Salsa (Yup I’m a big fan of Trader Joes, but you can find similar items in your local grocery stores…just be sure to look for salsa that doesn’t have sugar added and is organic and tortillas need to be whole grain or whole wheat and as low carb as possible.  I’m a huge fan of Cilantro so I put a sprinkling of that on the top. image

Pinch each side in and fold the tops up to form sort of a a “Burrito/ Taco”.   This made enough for 4 servings, which means I had some leftover for a morning when I’m on the run and don’t have time.  Just nuke (err Microwave) the eggs n peppers and throw it on a tortilla and go.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Pepper Trio (Fresh or Frozen)

1 Green Onion Bottom Chopped fine

1 Veggie burger ( I used spicy black bean)

4 Eggs, Scrambled

Low Carb / Whole Wheat Toritillas

Salsa (Optional)

Cilantro (Optional)

Note:  I did NOT add salt or pepper to this.  The veggie burgers have enough sodium as does salsa to warrant not using any additional.

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Low Carb Crockpot Chicken Fajita’s

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It’s no secret that Mexican and Southwestern cuisine is my absolute favorite.  I know on my health journey that MUCH of what I make and eat will have a little kick to it.  This is an easy easy dinner for busy days.  My daughter LOVES it and says “I could eat this every day”.  This kind of recipe excites me because its easy, practically makes itself and it makes a lot (we are just 2 people).  I have plenty of leftovers for more meals later in the week.

 

Ingredients:

5-6 Boneless Chicken Tenders or 2 large boneless breasts

6-8 oz of Natural Salsa (No sugar added) I use Trader Joes Medium heat

2 Cups of red, yellow and green peppers, sliced  ( I used the frozen 3 pepper medley from Trader Joes)

1/2 Red Onion, Sliced

Avocado (optional)

Cilantro (optional)

Hot Sauce (Optional)

Low carb wrap, tortilla or Pita.  I used Josephs: Flax, Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Flour Pita Bread (These are amazing and very low carb, high protein and fiber) Purchased at Wal-Mart near under the deli case.

 

Place Chicken Breast into bottom of the slow cooker  Add peppers, onions and salsa. Cook on low for 6 hours or High for 2-3.  Shred Chicken when it’s done.  Slice or spread rip avocado on your tortilla or wrap.  Top with fajita mixture.  Garnish with Cilantro and a splash of hot sauce if desired.