How cute are these?! (Not to mention simple, healthy & tasty too)

My freezer is full of ripe bananas so naturally I turned to Pinterest to try to find a healthy recipe to use them with! I have the biggest sweet tooth so if I can find some little snack that is good for me while satisfying my sugar craving I’ll take it. And this is the one I found – 5 ingredient mini banana muffins. They turned out delicious on the first try 🙂 It took about 15 minutes from start to finish. My husband even said they were delicious and he is a tough critic!

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In a blender add:

2 over ripe bananas

2 eggs

1 cup natural peanut butter

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla

optional: drizzle of honey, toppings like nuts, coconuts (I used 2 dark chocolate chips)

-blend until smooth and pour into greased mini muffin pan

-add toppings as desired

– bake at 400 degrees for 8-9 minutes

enjoy! If you’re like me, enjoy 3 or 4 👍🏻

Greek Salad – 21DFX approved

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So my coworkers ordered gyros last week for lunch and we got on the subject of how much we love Greek food. So I thought, why not create a Greek inspired salad that coincides with the 21 Day Fix Extreme nutrition guide? I made a good sized bowl to have for lunch all week.

For a large batch (6-8 servings)

combine:

1 can chickpeas (rinsed and drained)

1 chopped bell pepper

1 can artichokes roughly chopped

a handful of quartered cherry tomatoes

2 cucumbers peeled, seeded and chopped

1/2 finely chopped red onion

a handful of sliced kalamata olives (not sure if this is allowed on the 21dfx but I couldn’t make leave them out)

after I have dished up an individual serving I add a sprinkle of feta cheese, a drizzle of EVOO, some lemon juice and pepper to taste. I like it served with a grilled chicken breast on a bed of spinach!

Salad: 1&1/2 green,  1 orange, 1/2 blue

chicken: 1 red

spinach: 1/2 green

Wrap Season

All of this warm weather is inspiring me to get back in the kitchen and to get creative. I love all of the fresh fruits, veggies and herbs that are in season! Today’s meal inspiration comes from the 21 day fix extreme. I am starting the 21DFX today, meal plan and all and am nervous and excited at the same time. I like wraps because I can get a variety of food groups in one hearty wrap!

My wrap is:

1 whole wheat tortilla (1 yellow)

Grilled chicken (1 red)

spinach, yellow bell pepper, green onion (1.5 green)

super spicy hummus (1/2-1 blue)

(strawberries are one purple)

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You can make a wrap very different with similar ingredients as well! Other ingredients I love are:

quiona, avocado, steak, fish, cucumber, celery, salsa, kale, buffalo sauce, Greek yogurt, fresh herbs. The sky is the limit 🙂 if you have a favorite wrap I would love for you to share your recipe with me!