Tag Archives: Healthy

Because it’s goat cheese

28 Feb

Happy Weekend Glamourites!

I realized I have been posting mainly fashion topics the past few weeks, probably because there has been lots happening in the fashion world, however I wanted to change it up. I found this recipe a week or so ago and have been dying to try it myself but haven’t had the time – hopefully this weekend! If you like goat cheese, and I know I will eat it on anything, then you will love this chicken dish. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and try something new in the kitchen or out of the kitchen!

xx Glamour Planner

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Pomegranate Chicken with Balsamic Reduction {High Protein + Gluten Free}

Prep Time: 15 min   Cook Time: 15 min   Serves: 4

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • 4 Chicken breasts
  • 4 Oz Goat Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Balsamic Reduction:

  • 1/4 Cup Shallots, minced (about 4 small shallots)
  • 2/3 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 Cup Low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 Cup + 1 Tbsp Brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 Cup Pomegranate arils
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh basil, diced

Thank you Taylor for the recipe! You can check out the full instructions and more at her site Food Faith Fitness

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An Apple a day…

4 Feb

Morning Glamourites!

Okay my title was slightly misleading…yes, I am giving you a recipe with apples in it but it may not be the healthiest of recipes. Guilty. Let’s be honest though, you need a delicious cinnamon bun recipe for the weekend to indulge in! I have been craving them lately and haven’t had any since Christmas break when my Mom made them for the family. I have always been a little nervous to make them by myself from scratch, but from watching my own Mom make them and reading some recipes, they really aren’t that bad. You just need time;  the waiting around to let the dough rise and then the cooking time can be a little annoying. This particular recipe caught my eye because it calls for apples, raisins and walnuts; not sure about the nuts but I love the idea of apple! Give it a try this coming weekend, with or without the nuts, or add your own new ingredient.

xx Glamour Planner

AppleCinnamonFor the Rolls

2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
1 packet active dry yeast
4 1/2 cups flour, divided
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
scant 2 teaspoons salt

For the Filling

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup brown sugar, divided
ground cinnamon, to taste
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, diced, divided
1/2 cup golden raisins, divided
2/3 cup chopped walnuts, divided

For the Glaze

3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons milk
splash vanilla extract

*For the full set of direction check out Ambrosia Baking site where I got the recipe! {Thank you}

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New year, new food

13 Jan

Happy 2015 Glamourites!!

I can’t believe how fast the last year flew by, it really shows you that you must treasure each moment because one day you will look back on it and miss it. One of my new years resolutions is to have a more balanced lifestyle, I am not saying I want to eat healthy or only eat greens because hey, we all know that that is impossible. My plan is to keep everything in perspective while trying my best and rewarding myself from time to time with maybe a burger or pizza. We all have those cravings and if we don’t indulge in them now and then it can have a worse backlash effect. Having said all that here is an amazing salad recipe I am definitely going to be trying this week along with a “healthy” tasty dessert!

xx Glamour Planner

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Indigents

1/2 cup whole pecans, chopped
6 cups baby arugula
1 avocado, sliced
1 pomegranate, arils removed
1 seedless cucumber, sliced                                                                                                                                                 1 acorn squash, sliced in 1/2-inch thick rounds and seeds removed

Dressing

1/3 cup pomegranate juice
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 garlic clove, freshly grated
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup olive oil

Curtsey to How Sweet It Is for the salad recipe!

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Now for a healthy DESSERT….

Cinnamon Apple Rings!

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Ingredients:
for the apple rings
4 large apples (I used gala)
1 cup flour
¼ teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
1 large egg, beaten
1 cup buttermilk
vegetable oil for frying
for the cinnamon sugar topping
⅓ cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Thanks to Eat Views for the recipe!

Neon Lettuce

27 Aug

Hello Glamourites,

Now that (unfortunately) summer is coming to the end, it’s time to start eating healthy again. It’s always too easy during the summer months to get off track with good eating habits as we’re busy enjoying those BBQs, margaritas, ice cream & parties. Here is a refreshing and unique salad recipe to work your way back to healthy eating; don’t forget to use fresh blackberries which are in season now. Credit to A House in the Hills blog for the recipe! xx Glamour Planner

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INGREDIENTS:

3 1/2 cups micro arugula

1 cup blackberries (ripe and sweet!)

2 tablespoons pine nuts

1 ear red corn, cut off the cob

1/2 bunch white asparagus

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 clove of garlic, pressed

2 tablespoons chopped caper berries (stems removed)

1 1/2 tablespoons of mint, finely chopped

sea salt

black pepper

METHOD:

– Rinse and dry microgreens.  Set aside.

– In a small mixing bowl combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, mint, garlic, chopped caper berries and a pinch of salt.  Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

– Trim ends off of asparagus (I trimmed a good 1 1/2- 2 inches off of mine to get to the softest part).  Lightly coat spears with olive oil and cook on medium heat over a grill pan or on your grill until seared to your preference. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt and pepper.  Cut into 1/2 inch pieces.

– Assemble the salad by combining microgreens, corn, asparagus, blackberries and pine nuts in a large bowl.  Add salad dressing (recipe makes enough for some leftovers, depending on preference).  Toss well and serve immediately!

DELICIOUS HEELS~

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Purplelicious

7 Aug

Hello Glamourites,

Since August has hit I have realized I haven’t been totally watching how “healthy” I have been eating. It is just TOO tempting to eat all these yummy, greasy, sweet and juicy foods that aren’t necessarily good for you, unfortunately. Obviously my will power hasn’t been strong enough and hey, it’s summer, why not enjoy the delicious things in life! If you are wanting to have something that is tasty but will make you feel better about what you are eating try this smoothie. It is packed with nutritious ingredients and is very refreshing for the hot summer days.  Let me know what you think…and of course the shoe pick as well! xx Glamour Planner

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Can I drink this now?

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Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Prep time        Total Time

10 mins            10 mins

Ingredients

  • ½ of a frozen banana, cut into chunks
  • ½ cup of frozen blueberries
  • ¼ cup of nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ½ scoop (about 2 tablespoons) of sugar-free vanilla protein powder
  • ½ cup of nonfat milk

Instructions

  1. Place banana and blueberries in a blender and allow to thaw about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. If it’s too thick to blend easily, add a little extra milk, about a tablespoon at a time.
  4. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 230 Fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 35g Sugar: 25g Sodium: 160mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 21g Cholesterol: 6mg

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Crumble Delight

18 Jul

Hello Glamourites,

Well I enjoyed putting together my first “Delicious Heels” edition the other day so I wanted to give it another try! I made this recipe yesterday morning for breakfast and it was most definitely delicious! I would recommend you all give it a go whether just for yourself or if you’re planning a brunch with the ladies. It was very straightforward, fairly healthy and the perfect little breakfast item. Let me know what your favourite breakfast recipe is.

xx Glamour Planner

DELICIOUS HEELS~ Blueberry Crumble Muffin with Stiletto Blue Heels

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Blueberry Crumble Muffins

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup canned blueberries (I used fresh berries)
For the crumble topping:
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into cubes
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon (I added this in for my own taste!)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a muffin tin by lining the cups with paper muffin/cupcake cups and/or lightly spraying with a non-stick cooking spray (I do both).
  2. In a large bowl, beat the milk, oil, and egg until well mixed.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until a batter just forms (it will be lumpy). Gently fold in the blueberries using a large rubber spatula.
  4. Divide the batter even among the 12 muffin cups (a scant 1/4 cup of batter in each).
  5. Prepare the crumble: use a fork, pasty cutter, or your hands to “smush” together the flour, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon into a crumbly mixture.
  6. Sprinkle the crumble over the batter in each muffin cup.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before unwrapping.
  9. ENJOY

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Mmmm….these would also be a great picnic snack to pack for a sunny afternoon trip too!
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THE Sandwich

6 Jun

Hi Glamourites,

Check out this tasty AND healthy sandwich, it is super easy and does not take a ton of ingredients or time! I find, especially when just cooking for myself, I don’t want to put a ton of effort into my meal and this the perfect option.

xx Glamour Planner

 

Mozzarella Grilled Sandwich

Ingredients

Fresh Bread (French bread or Baguette)

Mozzarella Cheese

Garden Tomatoes

Homemade Pesto (or store bought if you don’t have time)

Olive Oil

 

Directions 

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Cut two pieces of your fresh bread (I like a little on the thicker side), layer one slice with pesto and layer next your sliced tomato’s and topped that with your thinly sliced Mozzarella cheese and close the sandwich with the other bread piece. Drizzle the top with some olive oil and put in the oven on broil for aprox 3-5 min depending how crispy you want. Enjoy!

Start the week FRESH

2 Jun

Hello all Glamorites!

Been a busy weekend with activities so haven’t had a chance to post anything! I found this new recipe for a quinoa lettuce salad, at first I thought it wouldn’t be filling enough but I was sure full after eating it. Give it a try and give a healthy fresh start to your week!

xx Glamour Planner

 

The Zen Quinoa Bowl

Prep time               Cook Time             Total Time            Serves: 1
5 mins                    10 mins                  15 mins
Ingredients:
  • 6 egg whites (or 100g extra firm tofu)
  • ½ cup chopped broccolini or broccoli

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  • ¼ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup kale, torn into pieces
  • ½ cup carrot, grated
  • ½ teaspoon yellow curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lime, halved
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ¼ avocado, sliced
  • ¼ cup deli sprouts or micro-greens
Instructions:
  1. Heat a wok or saucepan at medium to high heat.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the spices and salt and pepper.
  3. When the wok/pan is nice and hot add in broccolini, carrot, and mushrooms and a splash of water, cook for 3-4 minutes until the vegetable become tender.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and add in the kale and cherry tomatoes and spice mix, continue sauteing until the kale is wilted, add little splashes of water as needed so the vegetables do not stick or burn.
  5. Squeeze in the juice of half a lime and pour in the egg whites. Allow the egg whites to sit for a minute until they begin to cook through, then scramble them together with the vegetables. (If you are using tofu just scramble with the vegetables until the tofu begins to brown slightly or heats through).

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  6. Once the eggs are cooked fully, transfer the mixture to a bowl with lettuce and on top the quinoa.
  7. Top the vegetable mixture with sliced avocado and sprouts, and garnish with another squeeze of lime and some additional salt and pepper if preferred.
  8. Enjoy!