Dairy Free Chocolate Milk

Chocolate Milk

Dairy Free Chocolate Milk gives you the benefits of tasting chocolate milk while you are avoiding dairy altogether in your diet. Just because you are allergic, trying a new diet, or vegan, you don’t have to give up on the taste of chocolate milk. You can either buy soya milk, or other alternatives to dairy free milk and add up chocolate powder, or just buy dairy free chocolate on the market. Look for calcium-rich dairy free milk, or dairy free chocolate milk to make sure you’re getting enough calcium.

 

Superfood Nut Mix

Nut Mix

Nut mix is the best alternative to any other snack for a healthy diet. Nuts are great protein supplements that leave you filled and satisfied, while sticking to a gluten free, low carb, vegan diet. Include salt-free almonds, cashew nuts, Brazil nuts, almonds, pistachios, and walnuts for a very healthy diet. Also include other foods in your trail mix such as dried fruits such as dried grape, cranberries, mango, pomegranate, apricots, raisins, and you can also add organic chocolate for a more flavored mix.

 

Low Carb Quinoa Vegetarian Chili

For all vegans out there, this is the best substitute for chili, without having to resort to a vegan meat chili, and it has both the incredible taste and health benefits. Quinoa is a healthy food that is beneficial to the brain, bones and body in general. It is rich in proteins and it works as a detoxifier. Include it in your chili, and that’s a recipe for a masterpiece. Prepare a Low Carb Quinoa Vegeetarian Chili with these ingredients:

Recipe:

  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed well
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper (capsicum), seeded, diced
  • 2 cans (400g) diced tomatoes with juices
  • 2 cans (420g) kidney beans, NOT drained
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup corn kernels

You can also add vegan sour cream and vegan cheese to serve it with, as well as fresh coriander, cucumber, avocado, and even tortilla chips to enjoy chili as you’re supposed to.

 

Sardines with Feta and Tomato

Sardines With Feta and Tomatos

A Mediterranean inspire recipe that’s very easy to prepare, super-tasty and very healthy. Feat This is a great way to prepare canned sardines for extra enjoyment, and extra health benefits. Sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and rich in calcium as well as other vitamins and nutrients. They promote a healthy maintenance of the brain, the immune system, bones, blood, and also protect against many types of cancer. As for tomatoes, not only are they delicious, but they are also a great source of vitamin C, but also Vitamins A, C, K, folate and potassium. Tomatoes also protect skin from the sun, and repair damage, because they are rich in beta-carotene and lycopene. And just as sardines tomatoes also fight cancer and prevent many other diseases such as chronic pain and kidney stones. As for feta, not only it complements the taste of sardines and tomatoes perfectly, but it’s also rich in vitamins, minerals, calcium and protein.

The recipe also includes garlic and its served with olive oil.

For this healthy treat you’re going to need the following ingredients:

Recipe

  • 6 butterflied sardines
  • extra virgin olive oil for brushing
  • 2 cups rocket leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup marinated goat’s feta, drained and crumbled
  • lemon wedges to serve

 

Duck Breast & Egg White Omelet

 

Who said that duck breast and egg white omelet shouldn’t mix? This is the perfect recipe, whether you will be using duck eggs, or chicken eggs. There are 133 calories in a 1/2 breast, bone and skin removed of Duck Breast Meat, and it breaks down to 84% proteins, 16% fat, and 0% carbs. Duck is a very nutritious meat, rich in protein, and abundant in niacin (vitamin B3), and also contains iron and Vitamin B6. Niacin helps metabolize fats and lowers LDL cholesterol, preventing heart disease. Egg white omelet is a health surplus in this recipe. Unlike the yolk, egg whites have no cholesterol, and are rich in proteins, low in calories and high in other nutrients such as folate, selenium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous. Moreover egg whites have no fat. This recipe is perfect for a diet as is low in fats and metabolizes fats, rich in proteins and other nutrients, and has practically no carbs.

 

Skinny Margarita

Skinny Margarita

Skinny Margarita is a low sugar version of this all time favorite drink. Just because you are on a diet, it doesn’t mean that you should stop happy hour. Have this drink prepared without sugar, and enjoy the freshness of the lime. Moreover lime is very beneficial for women, and it should be included let’s face it, in every drink. During happy hour, just by a splash of lime juice you add folate and calcium and you are reducing cholesterol levels. Still all in good measure, go easy on the drink.

Recipe:

  • 2 ounces clear tequila
  • splash fresh lime juice
  • splash Cointreau liqueur or Grand Marnier or triple sec
  • ice
  • salt (optional)
  • sugar (optional)
  • lime wedge

 

Sugar Free Lemon-Lime Soda

Lemon Lime Soda

A very enjoyable, refreshing and healthy drink for the summer especially, but also all year round, sugar free lemon-lime soda, is so much more than just a drink. Prepare this drink with natural ingredients at your home and refresh your body.

Recipe:

  • 12 oz. sparkling seltzer water, unflavored
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1/8 cup lime juice
  • 1 to 2 packets stevia powder (Stevita brand used in this recipe)

In a glass, add stevia,  lemon juice, lime juice and then slowly add sparkling seltzer water. Stir until ingredients are mixed well, and enjoy this refreshing drink.

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