Strawberries with Chocolate Protein Dipping Sauce

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If you’re headed to a 4th of July get together, take advantage of the opportunity to take a light and delicious dish you know you can eat without blowing all of your calories. Self.com had an outstanding article with 10 make-ahead side dishes. Consider this strawberry with chocolate protein dipping sauce featured in their article from amyshealthybaking.com. It’s only 110 calories per serving and you can change up the fruit if you would like!

(Makes 2 servings)

Ingredients:

1 cup (240g) Organics plain nonfat Greek yogurt

1 ½ tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1 ½ tsp powdered stevia

1 ½ cups (210g) fresh strawberries

Instructions:

  1. Add the Greek yogurt, cocoa powder, and stevia to a small bowl. Stir until smooth. Serve with the fresh strawberries.

Cinnamon Apple Chips

Satisfy that fall apple craving with this delicious and healthy cinnamon apple chips recipe. Thanks carriesexperimentalkitchen.com for this awesome recipe!

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 Apples, cored and sliced ⅛” thick (I used McIntosh)
  • 1­2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1­2 tsp. Granulated Sugar
  • If needed, Cooking Spray

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Add the sliced apples to a large bowl; then coat the apples with the cinnamon and/or sugar.
  3. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and line the apples flat on the pan. You may need to use two pans so that they are not overlapping.
  4. Bake 2­3 hours until the chips are dry yet still soft. Allow to cool completely before placing them in an air tight container for up to 4 days (if they last that long!).

Nutrition Information:

  • Calories: 88
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.9g
  • Sugar: 18.4g
  • Fiber: 5.4g
  • Protein: 0g

Skinny Overnight Oats in a Jar

Don’t have time for breakfast in the mornings? Then this delicious recipe for overnight oats in a jar is just for you! Just as the name implies, you do everything the night before so it’s ready to eat in the morning. Simple but tasty and nutritious all in one! Thanks skinnytaste.com for the great recipe!

Servings: 1 • Serving Size: 1 jar •  Points +: 6 pts • Smart Points: 5

Calories: 243 • Fat: 10.6 g • Carbs: 35.4 g • Fiber: 8.5 g • Protein: 6 g • Sugar: 12 g Sodium: 94.7 mg 

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or skim, soy)
  • 1/4 medium banana, sliced (freeze the rest for smoothies!)
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 4-5 drops NuNaturals liquid vanilla stevia (or your favorite sweetener)
  • pinch cinnamon

For the topping:

  • 1 tbsp chopped pecans (or any nut)

Directions:

Place all the ingredient in a jar, shake, cover and refrigerate overnight. Add your favorite crunchy toppings such as nuts, granola, etc and enjoy the next day!

Stay Cool with Watermelon

recipe-watermelonThe dog days of summer are quickly drawing to a close here in Oklahoma. Though it’s no longer sweltering, it’s also definitely not cold! Enjoy some fun days on the patio with one of these awesome watermelon recipes from Shape magazine, and share your favorites!

Scrumptious Sunrise Tea Smoothie

This delicious tropical mango and green tea smoothie is sure to be a great jumpstart to your day! It’s packed with Vitamin-C enriched fruits to give you over 100% of your daily intake needs! Mango with section on a white background

Sunrise Tea Smoothie

Makes 2 Servings

INGREDIENTS

2 bags mint-flavored green tea, such as Tazo Zen
1/2 cup  diced mango
1/2 cup  diced papaya
2 tablespoons  simple syrup (see recipe below)
1/2 cup  ice
Juice from 1/8 of a lemon

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Steep tea in 1 cup boiling water for 3 minutes.
  2. Combine tea, 3/4 cup cold water and remaining ingredients in a blender. Blend until cold and frothy.

Simple Syrup

INGREDIENTS

2 cups water
2 cups sugar

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring water and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer 5 minutes, and let cool. Makes about 3 cups.