Healthy Roll Ups

I was at Whole Foods today and passed by a display of tortillas. I got an idea of making fun, healthy, bite-sized roll ups. There were so many different flavors & colors of tortillas and this is such a fun way to get your protein, nutrients, or antioxidants in; on the go. It’s also a good bite sized snack when you have those late night munchies or cravings. It’s better to satisfy your tastebuds late at night with something healthy and bite sized rather than something processed. Try it and let me know what roll ups you come up with 🙂

Here is a chicken roll up to get the ball “rolling” hehe.

You will need:

1 tortilla (I used a wheat tortilla by Rudi’s)
grilled chicken breast
sliced cucumbers
hummus
fresh black pepper

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Spread the hummus. 
Slice the chicken breast and cucumbers into thin pieces. 
Layer the chicken breast and cucumbers on the tortilla. 
Add some black pepper to taste. 
Now roll the tortilla starting from the end. Use the hummus at the end as “glue” to hold the roll together. 
With a sharp knife, slice the roll into bite size pieces. 
And, done! See, its so easy. This is a more fun and tasteful way to get your protein in for the day 🙂

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Here are some other examples of what you can roll in your tortilla.

Chicken with pesto mayo
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Peanut butter, rolled oats, and dried blueberries
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Tuna salad (tuna,chopped walnuts, diced onions, pepper, and mayo)
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I blended avocado with a dash of almond breeze and some stevia (sugar) as a sweet treat 🙂
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Being healthy doesn’t always have to be boring and bland. Try and find new and fun ways to change up your food so you don’t get so bored/tired of eating “clean”. Email, message, or comment me with what you came up with 🙂 I love hearing from you guys. Cheers to a happy and healthy lifestyle ❤

-ter

P.S. Happy Vietnamese/Chinese New years. May this year bring you much happiness, love, and prosperity in all your endeavors. Until next time, take care ❤

Vegan Blueberry Cookies

Here’s the first recipe to a series of simple, easy, vegan cookies I will blog about.

I have been in bed all day feeling a little under the weather. The one thing I love to do is cook, bake, you know… just be in my kitchen. I had a weird craving for cookies (I say weird because I rarely like sweets), and wanted to make a batch. I decided to whip up some healthy vegan cookies that anyone could enjoy.

You will need:
1 [ripe] banana
1 cup of rolled oats
1 spoonful of dried blueberries

*if you want the recipe a little sweeter; add a dash of Stevia or any sweetner you like.

See, three ingredients. Thats it.

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Add all the ingredients into a large bowl and mush it all together with your hands 🙂 Make sure you wash your hands before or use a glove.

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Scoop the mix into a cookie sheet or foil. Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until slightly brown at 350F. Here’s a convenient trick: if you don’t want to use an oven or don’t have one, microwave each cookie for about a minute. It’s still just as yummy.

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A guilt-free dessert you can enjoy any time of the day 🙂 I didn’t use any dairy, flour, added sugars; nothing. It is nutritious and tastes great. Cheers to a happier and healthier lifestyle ❤

Easy Kale & Hummus sandwiches

This is a quick, simple, and nutrient dense sandwich that you can easily make at home. I chose to feature kale because there are very important benefits to consuming it. Kale is high in fiber, iron, and filled with antioxidants. It helps lower cholesterol and supports your cardiovascular system. It is also high in calcium; which in turn will help keep your bones strong. Kale aides in detoxing your body and you will start to feel more refreshed.

You will need:
2 pieces of bread (I used whole wheat)
Hummus (I used Whole Foods low fat)
Kale
Cucumber
Chili flakes
Half of a lemon

Optional for side snack:
1/4 banana
A spoonful of your favorite seeds
Peanut butter

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To season the kale, I simply squeezed lemon juice and sprinkled chili flakes.
Slice the cucumbers.
Spread the hummus on one slice of bread.
Layer on the cucumbers.
Then layer on the seasoned kale.
Spread hummus on the other slice of bread.
Assemble and…done! Quick, easy, and so good for you.

Now slice your bananas. I love bananas and peanut butter together. Bananas are a great source of potassium and vitamin c. I dipped it into a blend of pumpkin seeds and watermelon kernels that I bought from a farmers market. It’s a great alternative to sugary sweets to satisfy my sweet tooth.

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Replace your processed lunch with a vitamin rich sandwich. Your heart and health will thank you later ❤ Cheers to a happier and healthier lifestyle!

Vegan Pizza Sandwiches

My vegan pizza sandwiches are simple and easy to make. I personally like to use Rudi’s whole wheat bread with veggie “pepperoni” protein slices, and mozzarella flavored Veggie Slices. Add fresh garlic, basil, and oregano (or any fresh herbs you have on hand!). Voilà! A healthier alternative to calorie infested, fat-filled pizza. Pair it with an arugula salad with strawberries to balance the meal out with a touch of sweetness.