What flavors can you not wait to try?!
These just so happen to be gluten free, wheat free, and at 100 calories for 21 of them, they are the BEST snack! You can find them in a variety of flavors, my favorite is the garlic and onion(they also have a sour cream and onion version). Perfect substitute for those no good sour cream and onion potato chips, just as addicting and honestly, these taste better. I found mine at Big Lots, I haven't checked any other stores yet, but I imagine that you would be able to find them quite a few places. However, for $1.90 for roughly a 5 serving bag at Big Lots, if you've got one around that is most likely the cheapest you'll find them. It seems like anything that is healthy for you is super expensive right now because so many people are on a health kick. There is no reason to spend crazy amounts of money on foods that are good for you! As I always say, stick to simple and eating healthy can actually be LESS expensive than eating all of those processed foods. Especially if you do your research and shop sales on produce weekly.
The brand name is Simply 7. After I did a search, I found out that they also make Hummus, Pomegranate, and Lentil Chips! Isn't that awesome?! If they all taste as good as the Onion and Garlic Quinoa ones then they are worth tracking down in your town!
What flavors can you not wait to try?!
I don't have an image for this one, but I did find this spectacular photo of a Minion with Bananas, and that's pretty awesome to. This is a recipe for a quick and healthy lunch or snack, a twist on a peanut butter and banana sandwich using a tortilla rather than bread. Less calories, same delicious snack.
2 Tbs Peanut Butter
1 Whole Wheat Tortilla
You can add in any fruits you'd like to this, as well as using almond butter rather than peanut butter if you choose.
Spread the peanut butter on the tortilla, and then place either the whole banana, or slices onto it. You can even try adding some chia seeds if you want it to be a bit more filling.
Whats your favorite fruit?
Yes really! Just three ingredients, and I bet you have them already in the kitchen!
2 Tbs Whole Wheat Flour (Regular Flour works just fine!)
Optional, a bit of vanilla for an added flavor. You could also add berries, or chocolate chips, the possibilities are endless! If you're adding fruit, I would suggest finely chopping it, and adding it after the mixture of banana, eggs, and flour is blended before you being cooking for the best taste.
This will make 6 pancakes. Adjust as needed. (P.S. Don't make them too large or they will be extremely difficult to flip!)
Take all of the ingredients, put them into a blender, blend until smooth, pour and cook as you would regular pancakes. (I use a Ninja 64 ounce food processor, its perfect for so many things and super affordable!) I recommend a silicone spatula for the best turn out of these pancakes.
Once they are cooked to your liking, enjoy! Don't forget the maple syrup!
You can make these with cauliflower and almost any other veggie, I've found that I like them alone without any veggies as well as with broccoli, but not with corn. Any vegetable that can be steamed and mashed will work, and you can add any crazy items you'd like as well, I've seen carrots, seeds, nuts, beans, there really isn't anything that wouldn't work so long as its a soft food!
1 Medium head of cauliflower, cleaned and cut into pieces
2 cups of another mash-able veggie, your choice
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
Any seasonings that you would like, fresh garlic also wouldn't be a bad additive.
Optional 1/2 cup cheese of your choice
This will make about 8 patties, as a side, one per person is perfect, adjust accordingly.
Steam your vegetables any way you'd like, and transfer them to a bowl. Mash them as best as possible, you can use a whisk, or potato masher, either will do.
Add in your preferred spices, onions, and cheese. Mix well.
Take either a large spoon, or an ice cream scoop, and scoop the mixture into a greased, hot pan on medium heat (see the photo below). Let them sit as is for about a minute, and the flip with a spatula. I've found that a silicon spatula works the best. Cook them in the manner you would a pancake. Once you feel that they are done (the middle is not going to get crispy, this is just for the outside texture), remove from the pan, and enjoy!
When the patties are cooked to your liking, remove from the heat and enjoy!
What are your favorite vegetables?
Welcome to The Great Green Plate Food Blog! A blog about eating healthy the simple way!
I see so many blogs out there about "healthy eating", which is great, but I just want normal and simple food! Yes, I want it to be healthy, but I don't want to eat things that I cant pronounce(give or take a few delicious items such as Quinoa!) or spend and arm and a leg at the grocery store. I don't stick to a "special diet" (no offense to those who have to!), and I don't restrict eating bad things in moderation, we all want that candy bar every once in a while. This portion of the blog will talk about everything from shopping and cooking simple to finding new ways to eat your favorite foods and make them healthy and delicious at the same time.
1} Have fun and eat healthy, but don't be afraid to splurge every once in a blue moon. (Try finding sweet treats that are actually good for you, yes, they do exist! )
2} Don't restrict yourself or you wont be happy and stop consuming things labeled "diet" and "fat free" right now!
3} Stop being afraid of real butter and milk! Unless you have a reason to not eat it, and that's fine if you do, but its actually one of the best things out there for you!