It's hard to live healthy especially when we're being pulled from so many sides. I asked my friend Zeesha who runs Healthcoach Brooklyn if she would be willing to share some quick, easy, and healthy recipes and she obliged. You can follow Zeesha on Instagram @healthcoach_brooklyn and Facebook healthy HQ with Zeesha.
These. Almond Flour Pancakes. No Banana! Chocolate. Syrup.
Need I say more?
1 c almond flour, 1/2 c apple sauce, 1/2 t cinnamon, 1 t vanilla, 1 t baking powder, 4 eggs, pinch of salt. Berries and 82% chocolate or homemade chocolate sauce (to avoid excess sugar) for toppings.
Mix all ingredients together- batter should be thick but pourable. Add 1-2 T almond flour if needed. Heat skillet and cook for 2-4 minutes then flip and cook for another 2 minutes.
Green Nice Cream
Green Smoothie Bowl
Whatever you want to call it - I suggest you make it so you can try it
This is so good.
Some people experience fine tuned taste buds during pregnancy and have a difficult time eating dark leafy greens. These ingredients were chosen to healthfully cover the flavor of the spinach and also give you and your baby health benefits. Avocado and almonds contain great nutrients for pregnant/bf moms.
Fennel Cream Soup
Fennel has a soft licorice flavor. It is great for glowing skin and strong bones. Fennel also aids digestion and is therefore a great food for breastfeeding moms to include in their diets. It helps the baby digest, relax and reduces colic! You might say it is magic!
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 T grapeseed oil
Salt pepper and garlic to taste
Clean and cut the fennel and throw it in a pot with rice and cover with water. Bring to a boil then add the rest of the ingredients - reserve parsley until serving. Simmer for approximately 25 minutes then use an immersion blender to cream. Use the parsley flakes to garnish.
Crispy Blackened Salmon
The old fashioned way- in the broiler
This is the perfect recipe for those that don't love fish
Fish is a great source of protein and healthy fats. The omega 3 fat is great for brain development, focus and concentration. It is a great way for a pregnant/bf mom to help their baby develop properly. Fat is also an important nutrient for people looking to gain and LOSE WEIGHT!
Be sure to use FRESH fish to ensure a good flavor - and not a "fishy" flavor.
Season with juice of 2 lemons
2-3 T date syrup
Turn skin side up and broil for 5 minutes
Turn over and broil for another 10 minutes
Serve with some fresh lemon
Almonds are a fast, easy and delicious snack. Take yours up a notch with these homemade (to skip all unnecessary unhealthy ingredients) wasabi almonds.
Raw Almonds are a rich in healthy proteins and vitamins and minerals. Effectively it will enhance the growth process of your baby, boost his/her immune system and help you recover from birth faster. It will also boost the quality of your milk and your energy levels, as well as enhance your skin and hair. #winwin
1 c almonds
soak in warm water for a minimum of 30 minutes (8-12 hours to remove phytic acid)
Preheat your oven to 250. Place almonds on a lined cookie sheet and season with sea salt and wasabi powder. Roast for 2 hours or until desired consistency.