As with anything, healthy eating takes some planning. Finding good recipes, grocery shopping, and actually cooking them can sometimes be a challenge…. especially when you’re not sure you can trust the source. Well, I for one am not a Betty Crocker so when I talk about a recipe, you can rest assure that I have tried it and the family loved it! Below, you’ll find some of our favorite meal, snack, and dessert recipes… as well as reliable resources to point you (and me) in a healthy eating direction! Enjoy!
No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
1 c – brown sugar (packed light) *cut back a little for less sweetness
1 c – chocolate chips (mini)
1 1/2 c – chocolate chips
2 1/2 c – oat flour (I made my own by blending a couple cups of oatmeal)
1/2 tsp – salt
1 tsp – vanilla extract
2 tbsp – coconut oil
1/2 butter (softened)
1/3 c milk
Base layer: in a large mixing bowl, cream together softened butter and brown sugar until well combined. Add vanilla extract, milk, salt, and oat flour. Mix together until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips until well distributed.
Line 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment or wax paper. Spread the “dough” evenly, making sure to spread to the corners. Refrigerate for at least two hours or until very solid.
Top layer: melt the remaining chocolate chips with coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Once smooth, pour over the base layer and spread evenly. Return pan to fridge to solidify (about 15-20 minutes).
Slice into 2-inch squares. Serve immediately or keep refrigerated in airtight container for up to a week.
1 lb – ground beef
1/2 c – uncooked white rice
1 c – water
6 green bell peppers
2 (8oz) cans tomato sauce
1 tbsp – Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp – garlic powder
1/4 tsp – onion powder
1 tsp – Italian seasoning
salt/pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In meantime, cook rice (roughly 20 minutes). Brown beef, set aside. Prep bell pepper by removing tops and insides. Mix beef, rice, 1 can of tomato sauce and seasonings. Spoon into hollow pepper. Mix remainder of sauce and Italian seasonings and pour over peppers. Bake 1 hour, basting with sauce mix every 15 minutes.
Frozen Yogurt Bark
2 cups – Greek yogurt (plain or flavored)
1 cup – chopped fruit of choice
Handful of chocolate chips (optional)
Mix ingredients together and pour on parchment lined baking sheet. Put in freezer for a couple of hours. Pull out, break up and place in freezer bag or airtight container and put back in freezer. Grab pieces as you want! Melts fast.
*Optional toppings: granola
For starters, I am definitely going to recommend Torah Sister’s Cookbook Products, especially her Clean and Unclean Food Product list (psst… this is free). I believe understanding our Creator’s meal plan unlocks the true benefits we can reap from eating by His design.