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LIGHTER DESSERT NACHOS! || With a twist. It’s the weekend and that calls for a loaded plate of homemade cinnamon gf tortilla chips with all the fixings: your favorite nut butter, banana, mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut, peanuts and of course finished with a whipped cream topping & chocolate drizzle. Bam.
All made with real ingredients, love and for those special occasion indulgences! Recipe in the link. Enjoy! 
#monitreats #monimeals 
http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/monis-lighter-dessert-nachos/
LIGHTER DESSERT NACHOS! || With a twist. It’s the weekend and that calls for a loaded plate of homemade cinnamon gf tortilla chips with all the fixings: your favorite nut butter, banana, mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut, peanuts and of course finished with a whipped cream topping & chocolate drizzle. Bam. All made with real ingredients, love and for those special occasion indulgences! Recipe in the link. Enjoy! #monitreats  #monimeals  http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/monis-lighter-dessert-nachos/
HEALTHY PUMPKIN PIE PROTEIN SMOOTHIE! || Calling all pumpkin pie lovers! It’s that time of year again and I can’t hold back any longer. Who’s with me?
You’re going to love this smoothie and it’s perfect for Thanksgiving time too when you want that second helping of pumpkin pie, remember to make this instead. Enjoy!
🍂🎃🍁🥧 #monimeals #monitreats

PUMPKIN PIE PROTEIN SMOOTHIE
Ingredients:
• 1 cup pumpkin puree
• 1 ripe banana, frozen is best
• 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
• 1 scoop @nowfoodsofficial vanilla whey
• 1 tablespoon raw honey
• ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
• 1¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
• pinch of ginger
• 5-6 ice cubes

Instructions
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. (Add more milk if too thick). Pour into 2 glasses. Enjoy!
HEALTHY PUMPKIN PIE PROTEIN SMOOTHIE! || Calling all pumpkin pie lovers! It’s that time of year again and I can’t hold back any longer. Who’s with me? You’re going to love this smoothie and it’s perfect for Thanksgiving time too when you want that second helping of pumpkin pie, remember to make this instead. Enjoy! 🍂🎃🍁🥧 #monimeals  #monitreats  PUMPKIN PIE PROTEIN SMOOTHIE Ingredients: • 1 cup pumpkin puree • 1 ripe banana, frozen is best • 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk • 1 scoop @nowfoodsofficial vanilla whey • 1 tablespoon raw honey • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract • 1¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice • pinch of ginger • 5-6 ice cubes Instructions 1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. (Add more milk if too thick). Pour into 2 glasses. Enjoy!
A slice of heaven! I love this for a healthy treat or an indulgent breakfast. Try this out for the perfect weekend treat. So easy and so good. Here’s what I did:
• 1 Cinnamon Raisin @mikeys english muffin
• 2 tbs Peanut Butter, or nut butter of choice
• 1/4 Banana, sliced
• Mini Chocolate chips, @lilys_sweets_chocolate
• Lil drizzle of raw honey (optional)
Enjoy!
A slice of heaven! I love this for a healthy treat or an indulgent breakfast. Try this out for the perfect weekend treat. So easy and so good. Here’s what I did: • 1 Cinnamon Raisin @mikeys english muffin • 2 tbs Peanut Butter, or nut butter of choice • 1/4 Banana, sliced • Mini Chocolate chips, @lilys_sweets_chocolate • Lil drizzle of raw honey (optional) Enjoy!
Successful Sunday baking! Gluten & grain free, all natural & low sugar. All in one bowl too! One of my favs. Enjoy! 🍪
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ONE BOWL FLUFFY HEALTHY COOKIES
1 ripe banana
½ cup nut butter of choice, I like peanut butter or almond - crunchy and unsalted
1 egg
¼ cup coconut flour
¼ tsp salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1 tablespoons coconut sugar (or sugar of choice), (optional)
3 tablespoons chocolate chips, I like @enjoylifefoods or @lilys_sweets_chocolate 
1. Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, mash the ripe banana with a fork until smooth. Stir in the nut butter, coconut flour (or flour of choice), and egg. The batter will be dense and thick. Next add in the salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and coconut sugar, if using. Stir in the chocolate chips. Bake 8-10 mins!
Successful Sunday baking! Gluten & grain free, all natural & low sugar. All in one bowl too! One of my favs. Enjoy! 🍪 #monitreats  #monimeals  ONE BOWL FLUFFY HEALTHY COOKIES 1 ripe banana ½ cup nut butter of choice, I like peanut butter or almond - crunchy and unsalted 1 egg ¼ cup coconut flour ¼ tsp salt ½ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon cinnamon (optional) 1 tablespoons coconut sugar (or sugar of choice), (optional) 3 tablespoons chocolate chips, I like @enjoylifefoods or @lilys_sweets_chocolate 1. Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, mash the ripe banana with a fork until smooth. Stir in the nut butter, coconut flour (or flour of choice), and egg. The batter will be dense and thick. Next add in the salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and coconut sugar, if using. Stir in the chocolate chips. Bake 8-10 mins!
BANANA PB MUFFIN BITES || Calling all my muffin lovers! You’re going to love these dense like, bite-size muffins. I was craving them this week so I made a fresh batch.

Gluten free, all natural and low in sugar. Fudge like texture and amazing the next day! Tag a friend & make now. 🙋🏼‍♀️#monimeals #monitreats

RECIPE:
-1/2 cup gf oats
-3/4 tsp baking powder
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/8 tsp baking soda
-1 medium mashed ripe banana
-1 can white or garbanzo beans
-1/4 cup peanut butter
-3 tbs coconut sugar or can use pure maple syrup or honey
-1.5 tsp pure vanilla extract
-Pinch of cinnamon and salt 
optional toppings- mini chocolate chips, walnuts, shredded coconut, etc.

1.Preheat the oven to 350 F and line 8-9 muffin cups. Rinse beans well and blend all ingredients until smooth in a blender. Put in muffin holders, add other toppings now if using and bake slightly under about 17-20 mins. Enjoy!
http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/healthy-banana-peanut-butter-muffins/
BANANA PB MUFFIN BITES || Calling all my muffin lovers! You’re going to love these dense like, bite-size muffins. I was craving them this week so I made a fresh batch. Gluten free, all natural and low in sugar. Fudge like texture and amazing the next day! Tag a friend & make now. 🙋🏼‍♀️#monimeals  #monitreats  RECIPE: -1/2 cup gf oats -3/4 tsp baking powder -1/4 tsp salt -1/8 tsp baking soda -1 medium mashed ripe banana -1 can white or garbanzo beans -1/4 cup peanut butter -3 tbs coconut sugar or can use pure maple syrup or honey -1.5 tsp pure vanilla extract -Pinch of cinnamon and salt optional toppings- mini chocolate chips, walnuts, shredded coconut, etc. 1.Preheat the oven to 350 F and line 8-9 muffin cups. Rinse beans well and blend all ingredients until smooth in a blender. Put in muffin holders, add other toppings now if using and bake slightly under about 17-20 mins. Enjoy! http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/healthy-banana-peanut-butter-muffins/
BLUEBERRY CHIA SEED PUDDING || Loaded with probiotic health too! What’s so awesome about this recipe is it’s actually for our 9 month old, but dad & I are chowing down on it too. Great for digestion, immunity and loaded with healthy fats & fiber. For everyone! If just in general you’re a chia seed pudding fan, you are going to love this too! 
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CHIA SEED PUDDING:
-1/2 cup almond milk (can use water)
-2 tbs organic chia seeds
-2 tbs organic frozen blueberries
-1-2 tbs applesauce
-1-2 tsp of fermented sauerkraut juice (you’ll never know & packed with gut health!)
-dash of cinnamon

1. Put frozen blueberries in a jar. Wait for the blueberries to thaw. Using previously frozen berries allows them to soften and get juicier. 
2. Now add the almond milk, chia seeds, applesauce and sauerkraut juice. Then a hit of cinnamon if using. Stir well and leave out on the counter until the chia seeds have plumped for about 20 mins or refrigerate overnight. Enjoy!
BLUEBERRY CHIA SEED PUDDING || Loaded with probiotic health too! What’s so awesome about this recipe is it’s actually for our 9 month old, but dad & I are chowing down on it too. Great for digestion, immunity and loaded with healthy fats & fiber. For everyone! If just in general you’re a chia seed pudding fan, you are going to love this too! #monimeals  #monitreats  CHIA SEED PUDDING: -1/2 cup almond milk (can use water) -2 tbs organic chia seeds -2 tbs organic frozen blueberries -1-2 tbs applesauce -1-2 tsp of fermented sauerkraut juice (you’ll never know & packed with gut health!) -dash of cinnamon 1. Put frozen blueberries in a jar. Wait for the blueberries to thaw. Using previously frozen berries allows them to soften and get juicier. 2. Now add the almond milk, chia seeds, applesauce and sauerkraut juice. Then a hit of cinnamon if using. Stir well and leave out on the counter until the chia seeds have plumped for about 20 mins or refrigerate overnight. Enjoy!
Can’t wait to share this recipe with you. Yes, healthy too. Hint: Peanut butter banana oat cake.🙋🏼‍♀️#staytuned
Can’t wait to share this recipe with you. Yes, healthy too. Hint: Peanut butter banana oat cake.🙋🏼‍♀️#staytuned 
GRILLED PINEAPPLE + COCONUT CREAM🍍🥥|| Here’s your much healthier 4th of July recipe that’s PERFECT for a day of grilling! Super easy & people always rave about this recipe when I’ve whipped it up. Enjoy & Happy 4th!! 🎇🎆
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SERVINGS
2-4
INGREDIENTS
For the Marinade: •1 tbs coconut oil (can also use olive) •1 tsp  ground cinnamon •2 1/2 tbs dark honey •1 vanilla bean (can be optional - but I love it here) •1 tbs of fresh lime juice •1 firm yet ripe pineapple, can buy already cut
For Garnish (Optional): •1 tbs dark rum •1 tbs grated lime zest from the lime
Coconut Cream: •1 cup heavy cream, you could use store-bought but look for non-hyrdogenated oil. Add 1/2 cup cream of coconut (such as Coco Lopez), optional

DIRECTIONS
Marinade:
1. In a large bowl - combine the oil, cinnamon, honey, vanilla bean (if using), and lime juice; whisk to well to blend together. Set aside.
2. Cut off the crown of leaves and the base of the pineapple. Stand the pineapple upright. Use a large and sharp knife to pare off the skin, cutting downward just below the surface in long, vertical strips. Stand the peeled pineapple upright and cut it in half lengthwise. Place each pineapple half cut-side down and cut it lengthwise into four long wedges; slice away the core. NOTE: Or you can slice it in rings too.
3. Place the pineapple in the bowl with the marinade and stir to coat the pineapple. Heat up the grill.
4. Place on the grill and cook about 3 to 4 mins. You can baste once or twice with the remaining marinade. Turn the fruit and move it to a cooler part of the grill or reduce the heat. Baste again with the marinade. Grill until the pineapple is tender and golden, about 3 more mins.
5. Remove the pineapple from the grill and place on a platter or individual serving plates. Next, brush with the rum - if using. Last, sprinkle with the lime zest. Serve hot or warm!
For the Coconut Cream:
1. With an electric mixer, beat the heavy cream and cream of coconut until soft peaks form. TIP: You can also use this same cream again and just serve with your favorite fresh berries all season long!
So perfect for an end of a summer meal with friends. Enjoy! Link in profile
GRILLED PINEAPPLE + COCONUT CREAM🍍🥥|| Here’s your much healthier 4th of July recipe that’s PERFECT for a day of grilling! Super easy & people always rave about this recipe when I’ve whipped it up. Enjoy & Happy 4th!! 🎇🎆 #monimeals  #monitreats  SERVINGS 2-4 INGREDIENTS For the Marinade: •1 tbs coconut oil (can also use olive) •1 tsp  ground cinnamon •2 1/2 tbs dark honey •1 vanilla bean (can be optional - but I love it here) •1 tbs of fresh lime juice •1 firm yet ripe pineapple, can buy already cut For Garnish (Optional): •1 tbs dark rum •1 tbs grated lime zest from the lime Coconut Cream: •1 cup heavy cream, you could use store-bought but look for non-hyrdogenated oil. Add 1/2 cup cream of coconut (such as Coco Lopez), optional DIRECTIONS Marinade: 1. In a large bowl - combine the oil, cinnamon, honey, vanilla bean (if using), and lime juice; whisk to well to blend together. Set aside. 2. Cut off the crown of leaves and the base of the pineapple. Stand the pineapple upright. Use a large and sharp knife to pare off the skin, cutting downward just below the surface in long, vertical strips. Stand the peeled pineapple upright and cut it in half lengthwise. Place each pineapple half cut-side down and cut it lengthwise into four long wedges; slice away the core. NOTE: Or you can slice it in rings too. 3. Place the pineapple in the bowl with the marinade and stir to coat the pineapple. Heat up the grill. 4. Place on the grill and cook about 3 to 4 mins. You can baste once or twice with the remaining marinade. Turn the fruit and move it to a cooler part of the grill or reduce the heat. Baste again with the marinade. Grill until the pineapple is tender and golden, about 3 more mins. 5. Remove the pineapple from the grill and place on a platter or individual serving plates. Next, brush with the rum - if using. Last, sprinkle with the lime zest. Serve hot or warm! For the Coconut Cream: 1. With an electric mixer, beat the heavy cream and cream of coconut until soft peaks form. TIP: You can also use this same cream again and just serve with your favorite fresh berries all season long! So perfect for an end of a summer meal with friends. Enjoy! Link in profile
No need for adding pasta today when you have all the flavors right in here! You just can’t go wrong with this healthy meal. A perfect “B, L, D” (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) + pesto is just the besto. I like putting the pesto over an egg but knock yourself out and put it over anything!
Serve over a salad or with zucchini noodles and be prepared for some pesto deliciousness. My recipe for pesto is also dairy-free. Link in profile. Enjoy!
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http://monimeals.com/meals/homemade-pesto-and-egg/
No need for adding pasta today when you have all the flavors right in here! You just can’t go wrong with this healthy meal. A perfect “B, L, D” (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) + pesto is just the besto. I like putting the pesto over an egg but knock yourself out and put it over anything! Serve over a salad or with zucchini noodles and be prepared for some pesto deliciousness. My recipe for pesto is also dairy-free. Link in profile. Enjoy! #monimeals  http://monimeals.com/meals/homemade-pesto-and-egg/
French Toast Friday! Why not have a more awesome Memorial Day weekend and enjoy this healthier take on French toast. Protein packed and family friendly. Pure and healthy ingredients only.
Enjoy!
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VANILLA FRENCH TOAST
INGREDIENTS
• 2-3 slices of gf bread or Paleo bread, or bread of choice
• 2 eggs, lightly beaten
• 2-4 tbs of almond milk, see how thick the mixture gets
• 2 tbs coconut flour, or flour of choice
• 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder, I use @sfh • ½ tsp of pure vanilla extract
• a grind or two of Himalayan sea salt, or just salt
• a dash of cinnamon
Serve with fresh raspberries and banana slices (or fruit of choice)
Drizzle with raw honey or syrup
Optional Toppings- yogurt or your favorite nut butter

INSTRUCTIONS
	1	In a med bowl mix the dry ingredients; protein powder, salt, cinnamon, and coconut flour.
	2	Next add in the 2 eggs, the almond milk (see how much you need, start with 2 tbs), and vanilla extract. Whisk well until most clumps are gone. (You will have a few). 3	Place this mixture in a shallow bowl. Add one slice at a time. Let the bread soak up all the mixture. You can prick your fork a few times to let is soak in more. Flip and repeat.
	4	Heat a pan over med heat. I use coconut oil, (or oil of choice) and when warmed; add the slice. Let cook for about 1-2 mins each side. NOTE: because of the protein powder it can burn easier than you would think - so watch it.
	5	Now repeat the process. Add the next slice of bread in the egg mixture. Coat both sides. Add more oil to the pan if needed and cook 1-2 mins each side. Remember to double this if you are making more than on serving.
	6	Place on a plate. Add your fruit of choice. I use fresh raspberries and sliced bananas. Sprinkle with a dust of cinnamon and a drizzle maple syrup or honey over. Can also use a BIG dollop of your favorite yogurt or nut butter. ENJOY!
Full recipe here: http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/protein-vanilla-french-toast-with-raspberries/#
French Toast Friday! Why not have a more awesome Memorial Day weekend and enjoy this healthier take on French toast. Protein packed and family friendly. Pure and healthy ingredients only. Enjoy! #monimeals  VANILLA FRENCH TOAST INGREDIENTS • 2-3 slices of gf bread or Paleo bread, or bread of choice • 2 eggs, lightly beaten • 2-4 tbs of almond milk, see how thick the mixture gets • 2 tbs coconut flour, or flour of choice • 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder, I use @sfh • ½ tsp of pure vanilla extract • a grind or two of Himalayan sea salt, or just salt • a dash of cinnamon Serve with fresh raspberries and banana slices (or fruit of choice) Drizzle with raw honey or syrup Optional Toppings- yogurt or your favorite nut butter INSTRUCTIONS 1 In a med bowl mix the dry ingredients; protein powder, salt, cinnamon, and coconut flour. 2 Next add in the 2 eggs, the almond milk (see how much you need, start with 2 tbs), and vanilla extract. Whisk well until most clumps are gone. (You will have a few). 3 Place this mixture in a shallow bowl. Add one slice at a time. Let the bread soak up all the mixture. You can prick your fork a few times to let is soak in more. Flip and repeat. 4 Heat a pan over med heat. I use coconut oil, (or oil of choice) and when warmed; add the slice. Let cook for about 1-2 mins each side. NOTE: because of the protein powder it can burn easier than you would think - so watch it. 5 Now repeat the process. Add the next slice of bread in the egg mixture. Coat both sides. Add more oil to the pan if needed and cook 1-2 mins each side. Remember to double this if you are making more than on serving. 6 Place on a plate. Add your fruit of choice. I use fresh raspberries and sliced bananas. Sprinkle with a dust of cinnamon and a drizzle maple syrup or honey over. Can also use a BIG dollop of your favorite yogurt or nut butter. ENJOY! Full recipe here: http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/protein-vanilla-french-toast-with-raspberries/#
CHERRY BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE || Smoothies are a girls best friend! Packed with antioxidants, superfoods and protein. Blueberries are also coming in season now (I call them “brain berries”) so load up! Easy and healthy, one of my favs. Enjoy! • 8 oz of almond milk, or coconut milk
• ½ of a frozen banana
• ½ cup cherries, frozen or fresh (de-pitted)
• ½ cup blueberries, frozen or fresh
• 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder, I like @sfh
• handful of ice cubes
• 2-3 tbs of coconut flakes for topping (optional)
In a blender mix together all the ingredients. When shake is nice and thick pour in a glass.
Top with coconut flakes if using. Enjoy!
Full recipe here: http://monimeals.com/blog/cherry-blueberry-vanilla-shake/ #monimeals #monitreats
CHERRY BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE || Smoothies are a girls best friend! Packed with antioxidants, superfoods and protein. Blueberries are also coming in season now (I call them “brain berries”) so load up! Easy and healthy, one of my favs. Enjoy! • 8 oz of almond milk, or coconut milk • ½ of a frozen banana • ½ cup cherries, frozen or fresh (de-pitted) • ½ cup blueberries, frozen or fresh • 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder, I like @sfh • handful of ice cubes • 2-3 tbs of coconut flakes for topping (optional) In a blender mix together all the ingredients. When shake is nice and thick pour in a glass. Top with coconut flakes if using. Enjoy! Full recipe here: http://monimeals.com/blog/cherry-blueberry-vanilla-shake/ #monimeals  #monitreats 
We have to be the CEO of our health! Why Food Sustainability Matters and 10 Things You Can Do About It.

Most of the food found in the grocery store is the product of an unsustainable food system. Once you learn what's really going on, it’s nearly impossible to not change a few things! 
SUSTAINABLE FOODS DON’T NEED LABELS BECAUSE THEY…
• are real foods that our bodies were designed to eat.
• are healthy for us, the soil, and the animals.
• do not harm the environment.
• are humane for both the workers and the animals.
• provide a fair wage to the farmer without the use of government subsidies.
• support the local economy instead of large corporations.
Sustainable food is what people ate for thousands of years, up until 20th century.

Here are just 10 easy tips to start get started: 
1. Learn To Cook
2. Eat Locally
3. Eat Seasonally
4. Preserve The Harvest
5. Grow Something...Anything. It’s so rewarding! 
6. Replace Store Bought Convience Food and Make Your Own
7. Buy Fair-Trade
8. Know The Cost Of Cheap Food
9.Choose Organic 
10. Be Willing To Give Up Convenience - This may be the hardest part of changing the way you eat. On the other hand, it forces you to simplify your food in a way that promotes health and flavor. The simple truth is sustainable food does not outsource it’s preparation.
Eating mindfully may take a bit more effort, but the rewards – for our family and their future – are too big to pass up.
We have far more power than we think (especially as parents) and it starts with us!
We have to be the CEO of our health! Why Food Sustainability Matters and 10 Things You Can Do About It. Most of the food found in the grocery store is the product of an unsustainable food system. Once you learn what's really going on, it’s nearly impossible to not change a few things!  SUSTAINABLE FOODS DON’T NEED LABELS BECAUSE THEY… • are real foods that our bodies were designed to eat. • are healthy for us, the soil, and the animals. • do not harm the environment. • are humane for both the workers and the animals. • provide a fair wage to the farmer without the use of government subsidies. • support the local economy instead of large corporations. Sustainable food is what people ate for thousands of years, up until 20th century. Here are just 10 easy tips to start get started: 1. Learn To Cook 2. Eat Locally 3. Eat Seasonally 4. Preserve The Harvest 5. Grow Something...Anything. It’s so rewarding!  6. Replace Store Bought Convience Food and Make Your Own 7. Buy Fair-Trade 8. Know The Cost Of Cheap Food 9.Choose Organic 10. Be Willing To Give Up Convenience - This may be the hardest part of changing the way you eat. On the other hand, it forces you to simplify your food in a way that promotes health and flavor. The simple truth is sustainable food does not outsource it’s preparation. Eating mindfully may take a bit more effort, but the rewards – for our family and their future – are too big to pass up. We have far more power than we think (especially as parents) and it starts with us!
Healthy alternative to nachos (my rainbow nachos!). Not only way delish... but you’ll feel great and have no regrets, guaranteed! Happy Cinco De Mayo! Recipe in link.
🙋🏼‍♀️💯🥑💃🏼Enjoy. 
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Healthy alternative to nachos (my rainbow nachos!). Not only way delish... but you’ll feel great and have no regrets, guaranteed! Happy Cinco De Mayo! Recipe in link. 🙋🏼‍♀️💯🥑💃🏼Enjoy. #monimeals 
HEALTHY RAINBOW NACHOS! || Finally...a nacho plate where you can eat ever single last bite! Perfect for Cinco De  Mayo! Great for entertaining and you can even make a dish for each guest. I serve with beet chips too. Enjoy! 💃🏼🥑🌮
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RECIPE:
* 1 cup low sodium black beans
* Chopped carrots
* Sliced red bell pepper
* Kale
* Fresh Avocado or Guacamole
* Serve with beet chips and chips
Add in any other veggies you want!
Layer as you go. Serve with salsa and a side of Greek yogurt, non-dairy alternative or sour cream.
Full recipe:
http://monimeals.com/blog/healthy-rainbow-nachos/
HEALTHY RAINBOW NACHOS! || Finally...a nacho plate where you can eat ever single last bite! Perfect for Cinco De Mayo! Great for entertaining and you can even make a dish for each guest. I serve with beet chips too. Enjoy! 💃🏼🥑🌮 #monimeals  RECIPE: * 1 cup low sodium black beans * Chopped carrots * Sliced red bell pepper * Kale * Fresh Avocado or Guacamole * Serve with beet chips and chips Add in any other veggies you want! Layer as you go. Serve with salsa and a side of Greek yogurt, non-dairy alternative or sour cream. Full recipe: http://monimeals.com/blog/healthy-rainbow-nachos/
NUT BUTTER PROTEIN BALLS! || These are soooo amazing and so easy! The texture and taste is similar to the center of a Reese’s peanut butter cup (minus all the junk!). Whip these up in 5 mins and perfect for the kids too. 
Enjoy!
#monitreats #monimeals 
Ingredients
• ¾ cup nut butter, I used sunflower seed but almond or peanut butter is great too
• ¼ cup unpasteurized raw honey
• 1 scoop protein powder, I used @sfh
• ½ cup cacao nibs (or chocolate chips)

Directions
• Mix the ingredients in a bowl with your hands and then form into 1 inch balls.
• Place on baking tray and refrigerate for a couple of hours.
• Transfer to a covered container and stored in the fridge.
Perfect for a treat or snack anytime! #livinsfh
NUT BUTTER PROTEIN BALLS! || These are soooo amazing and so easy! The texture and taste is similar to the center of a Reese’s peanut butter cup (minus all the junk!). Whip these up in 5 mins and perfect for the kids too. Enjoy! #monitreats  #monimeals  Ingredients • ¾ cup nut butter, I used sunflower seed but almond or peanut butter is great too • ¼ cup unpasteurized raw honey • 1 scoop protein powder, I used @sfh • ½ cup cacao nibs (or chocolate chips) Directions • Mix the ingredients in a bowl with your hands and then form into 1 inch balls. • Place on baking tray and refrigerate for a couple of hours. • Transfer to a covered container and stored in the fridge. Perfect for a treat or snack anytime! #livinsfh 
PESTO EGG! || Pesto is the Best-o! This easy recipe is also dairy-free too. You really haven’t lived until you try this amazingly healthy and good for you idea. Healthy fats + protein = winning. Use my pesto recipe for all sorts of amazing creations but today we’re putting it on an egg. Here’s the recipe! 🍳 🥚 🌱
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MONI PESTO:
2 garlic cloves
2 cups fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tbs cashews (I like the texture for replacing Parmesan with cashews but this is completely optional)
1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
Himalayan salt + pepper to taste

1-2 Farm fresh Eggs

DIRECTIONS:
1. Place the basil, garlic, pinenuts and lemon juice in a blender or food processor and process until finally chopped. When the motor is running, gradually add the olive oil and cashews (if using) and process until combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
2. Use right away or transfer to a jar and store in refrigerator. You can also store the pesto in the freezer and freeze in ice cube trays. Enjoy!
http://monimeals.com/meals/homemade-pesto-and-egg/
PESTO EGG! || Pesto is the Best-o! This easy recipe is also dairy-free too. You really haven’t lived until you try this amazingly healthy and good for you idea. Healthy fats + protein = winning. Use my pesto recipe for all sorts of amazing creations but today we’re putting it on an egg. Here’s the recipe! 🍳 🥚 🌱 #monimeals  MONI PESTO: 2 garlic cloves 2 cups fresh basil leaves 1/4 cup pine nuts 1/3 cup olive oil 2 tbs cashews (I like the texture for replacing Parmesan with cashews but this is completely optional) 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice Himalayan salt + pepper to taste 1-2 Farm fresh Eggs DIRECTIONS: 1. Place the basil, garlic, pinenuts and lemon juice in a blender or food processor and process until finally chopped. When the motor is running, gradually add the olive oil and cashews (if using) and process until combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 2. Use right away or transfer to a jar and store in refrigerator. You can also store the pesto in the freezer and freeze in ice cube trays. Enjoy! http://monimeals.com/meals/homemade-pesto-and-egg/
HEALTHY BREAKFAST MUFFINS! || Gluten free, grain free, dairy free & paleo friendly! YES...HEALTHY is correct. These are seriously delicious and quite easy to whip up. Make a batch for the week, enjoy with an espresso and put the processed muffin - down. Enjoy!
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INGREDIENTS:
* 4 bananas 2½ cups mashed
* 4 eggs
* ½ cup almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
* 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
* ½ cup coconut flour, see Notes
* 1/2 scoop protein powder (I used @vega_team, can be optional * ½ teaspoon cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
* 1 cup blueberries fresh or dried cranberries, frozen will work too

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Line a muffin tin with muffin liners and preheat the oven to 350ºF.
2. In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, coconut oil, vanilla extract and nut butter until fully combined.
3. Add the coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt to the wet ingredients and mix well. Fold in the blueberries or dried cranberries.
4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly.
5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 11-13 minutes for mini muffins or 22-25 minutes for regular sized muffins, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
6. Remove from oven and allow in the pan for 10 minutes, and then remove from pan and let cool completely on a cooling rack.
NOTE: If using frozen berries or if your batter is too thin - you can add more coconut flour (1 tbs worth) to thicken it up. You can use protein powder and also skip, it's based on if you want more added protein. 👍🏻
http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/healthy-breakfast-muffins/
Enjoy!
HEALTHY BREAKFAST MUFFINS! || Gluten free, grain free, dairy free & paleo friendly! YES...HEALTHY is correct. These are seriously delicious and quite easy to whip up. Make a batch for the week, enjoy with an espresso and put the processed muffin - down. Enjoy! #monimeals  #monitreats  INGREDIENTS: * 4 bananas 2½ cups mashed * 4 eggs * ½ cup almond butter (or nut butter of choice) * 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted * ½ cup coconut flour, see Notes * 1/2 scoop protein powder (I used @vega_team, can be optional * ½ teaspoon cinnamon * 1 teaspoon baking soda * 1 teaspoon baking powder * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract * ¼ teaspoon kosher salt * 1 cup blueberries fresh or dried cranberries, frozen will work too INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Line a muffin tin with muffin liners and preheat the oven to 350ºF. 2. In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, coconut oil, vanilla extract and nut butter until fully combined. 3. Add the coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt to the wet ingredients and mix well. Fold in the blueberries or dried cranberries. 4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly. 5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 11-13 minutes for mini muffins or 22-25 minutes for regular sized muffins, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 6. Remove from oven and allow in the pan for 10 minutes, and then remove from pan and let cool completely on a cooling rack. NOTE: If using frozen berries or if your batter is too thin - you can add more coconut flour (1 tbs worth) to thicken it up. You can use protein powder and also skip, it's based on if you want more added protein. 👍🏻 http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/healthy-breakfast-muffins/ Enjoy!
HEALTHIER “BROOKIE” BITES! || Ya know... a cookie + brownie = a “brookie”. But these are paleo friendly, gluten free & dairy free!! All natural ingredients and clearly outrageous. Brownies and cookies together as one. I know, I know. Recipe in link! 🍪
Tag who needs this in their life! Enjoy.
#monimeals #monitreats
http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/healthier-brookie-bites/
HEALTHIER “BROOKIE” BITES! || Ya know... a cookie + brownie = a “brookie”. But these are paleo friendly, gluten free & dairy free!! All natural ingredients and clearly outrageous. Brownies and cookies together as one. I know, I know. Recipe in link! 🍪 Tag who needs this in their life! Enjoy. #monimeals  #monitreats  http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/healthier-brookie-bites/
MINI VEGAN PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP CUPS || I’m not gonna lie… I’m a huge fan of Reese’s Peanut Butter Easter eggs...just not the ingredients. So enter these lil’ bites instead! I pop these in my mouth instead of 11 PB eggs. A healthy treat that you can eat this Easter (or anytime) instead that are darn tasty with far better ingredients for you! Secret ingredient too is white beans and you wouldn’t know if I didn’t tell ya. Try them!

Bite size, portion control, easy to make, pure ingredients, and they taste amazing. No butter, no eggs, no oil and no white flour or white refined sugar. Happy Easter 🐣. Enjoy!
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SERVINGS
About 20-24 Mini Cups
INGREDIENTS
* 1 can garbanzos or white beans (drained and rinsed)
* 1/2 cup oats- Look for GF is needed - can also use quick oats
* 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce, I like to use cinnamon flavor too
* 1/4 of a banana
* 3 tbs organic peanut butter, could use almond butter
* 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
* 1 tbs of Nutritional Yeast, also secret ingredient and so good for you!
* 1/4 tsp baking soda
* 1/2 tsp baking powder
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1/4 cup coconut sugar, or can use brown sugar
* 5-8 drops of liquid Stevia, if you do not have this, you can use 3 tbs maple syrup or coconut sugar to your level
* 1-3 dashes of cinnamon
* 1/4 cup chocolate chips- can us mini chocolate chips too or vegan chips
* 1/4 cup of peanut butter chips
* optional- then top each with a mini peanut butter cup (@traderjoes carries them) - this is why they are amazing, look for vegan if needed
DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Blend everything (except the chips) very well in a food processor. Then mix in chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and stir together.
3. Now using a mini muffin tin, spray it with cooking spray, and place the batter into each slot.  Add a mini peanut butter cup on the top.
4. Cook at 350F for around 20-25 minutes. You do not want them to burn so keep your eye on it. Let stand at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan.  They form best over a day or so. ENJOY!
Full recipe:
http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/mini-pb-chocolate-chip-cups/
MINI VEGAN PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP CUPS || I’m not gonna lie… I’m a huge fan of Reese’s Peanut Butter Easter eggs...just not the ingredients. So enter these lil’ bites instead! I pop these in my mouth instead of 11 PB eggs. A healthy treat that you can eat this Easter (or anytime) instead that are darn tasty with far better ingredients for you! Secret ingredient too is white beans and you wouldn’t know if I didn’t tell ya. Try them! Bite size, portion control, easy to make, pure ingredients, and they taste amazing. No butter, no eggs, no oil and no white flour or white refined sugar. Happy Easter 🐣. Enjoy! #monimeals  #monitreats  SERVINGS About 20-24 Mini Cups INGREDIENTS * 1 can garbanzos or white beans (drained and rinsed) * 1/2 cup oats- Look for GF is needed - can also use quick oats * 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce, I like to use cinnamon flavor too * 1/4 of a banana * 3 tbs organic peanut butter, could use almond butter * 1 tsp pure vanilla extract * 1 tbs of Nutritional Yeast, also secret ingredient and so good for you! * 1/4 tsp baking soda * 1/2 tsp baking powder * 1/2 tsp salt * 1/4 cup coconut sugar, or can use brown sugar * 5-8 drops of liquid Stevia, if you do not have this, you can use 3 tbs maple syrup or coconut sugar to your level * 1-3 dashes of cinnamon * 1/4 cup chocolate chips- can us mini chocolate chips too or vegan chips * 1/4 cup of peanut butter chips * optional- then top each with a mini peanut butter cup (@traderjoes carries them) - this is why they are amazing, look for vegan if needed DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350. 2. Blend everything (except the chips) very well in a food processor. Then mix in chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and stir together. 3. Now using a mini muffin tin, spray it with cooking spray, and place the batter into each slot.  Add a mini peanut butter cup on the top. 4. Cook at 350F for around 20-25 minutes. You do not want them to burn so keep your eye on it. Let stand at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan.  They form best over a day or so. ENJOY! Full recipe: http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/mini-pb-chocolate-chip-cups/
HEALTHY PARFAIT || Score! Fresh berries from the farmers market and I’m in heaven with this easy & healthy parfait! Blueberries are my number one recommend choice for fruit too. No added sugar here. Packed with antioxidants, fiber, protein and such a decadent breakfast or snack anytime. SO GOOD. Enjoy!
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HEALTHY PARFAIT
• yogurt of choice (I’m loving this coconut yogurt from the farmers market)
• Organic fresh berries: blueberries, blackberries & strawberries
• Dash of cinnamon
• Drizzle of raw honey (optional)
HEALTHY PARFAIT || Score! Fresh berries from the farmers market and I’m in heaven with this easy & healthy parfait! Blueberries are my number one recommend choice for fruit too. No added sugar here. Packed with antioxidants, fiber, protein and such a decadent breakfast or snack anytime. SO GOOD. Enjoy! #monimeals  #monitreats  HEALTHY PARFAIT • yogurt of choice (I’m loving this coconut yogurt from the farmers market) • Organic fresh berries: blueberries, blackberries & strawberries • Dash of cinnamon • Drizzle of raw honey (optional)
PB, BANANA, AVOCADO SHAKE! || Let’s talk a healthy shake for St. Patrick’s Day! 4 ingredients only and Creamy, Creamy, Creamy. I make this all the time (especially great for you other nursing mamas or pregnancy too). Healthy fats, fiber and a very healthy alternative to a milkshake.
Recipe below.
Get even more festive and put a spoonful of hemp seeds on top too for omega’s & protein. Enjoy!
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🍀HEALTHY SHAMROCK SHAKE ☘️
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this one! Yum.
INGREDIENTS
- 1  cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 1/2 frozen bananas (peel & cut before freezing)
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 2 Tbs organic peanut butter (or other nut butter works)
- 3-4 ice cubes
DIRECTIONS
1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. (You can try the flavor now and then add in dates if you want it on the sweeter side). Great both ways! Serve in 2 glasses. Enjoy!
http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/peanut-butter-banana-avocado-smoothie/
PB, BANANA, AVOCADO SHAKE! || Let’s talk a healthy shake for St. Patrick’s Day! 4 ingredients only and Creamy, Creamy, Creamy. I make this all the time (especially great for you other nursing mamas or pregnancy too). Healthy fats, fiber and a very healthy alternative to a milkshake. Recipe below. Get even more festive and put a spoonful of hemp seeds on top too for omega’s & protein. Enjoy! #monimeals  #monitreats  🍀HEALTHY SHAMROCK SHAKE ☘️ Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this one! Yum. INGREDIENTS - 1  cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice) - 1 1/2 frozen bananas (peel & cut before freezing) - 1/2 ripe avocado - 2 Tbs organic peanut butter (or other nut butter works) - 3-4 ice cubes DIRECTIONS 1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. (You can try the flavor now and then add in dates if you want it on the sweeter side). Great both ways! Serve in 2 glasses. Enjoy! http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/peanut-butter-banana-avocado-smoothie/
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TASTE THE RAINBOW SALAD 🥗 🌈||Swiss chard, radishes, red bell pepper, butternut squash, avocado, & for fun... beet chips. I whipped this salad up in five mins and it’s so darn healthy for you.. Let’s discuss!
SWISS CHARD: Excellent source of vitamin K, A, & C as well as a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, fiber.
RADISHES: folate, fiber, riboflavin and potassium, good amount of copper, vitamin B6, magnesium etc. Also very detoxifying. Plus a crunch!
RED BELL PEPPER: Is the highest amount of vitamin C and contains several phytochemicals and carotenes which lavish you with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. More crunch!
BUTTERNUT SQUASH: Low in fat with significant amounts of potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin A. Also healthy carb. 
AVOCADO: Good source of monounsaturated fatty acid’s, fiber and loaded with various nutrients & minerals.
BEET CHIPS: Gotta have fun! One cup is 58 cals, vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, folate.
Toss with a healthy fat dressing for the perfect delivery of nutrients! Enjoy. #monimeals
TASTE THE RAINBOW SALAD 🥗 🌈||Swiss chard, radishes, red bell pepper, butternut squash, avocado, & for fun... beet chips. I whipped this salad up in five mins and it’s so darn healthy for you.. Let’s discuss! SWISS CHARD: Excellent source of vitamin K, A, & C as well as a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, fiber. RADISHES: folate, fiber, riboflavin and potassium, good amount of copper, vitamin B6, magnesium etc. Also very detoxifying. Plus a crunch! RED BELL PEPPER: Is the highest amount of vitamin C and contains several phytochemicals and carotenes which lavish you with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. More crunch! BUTTERNUT SQUASH: Low in fat with significant amounts of potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin A. Also healthy carb. AVOCADO: Good source of monounsaturated fatty acid’s, fiber and loaded with various nutrients & minerals. BEET CHIPS: Gotta have fun! One cup is 58 cals, vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, folate. Toss with a healthy fat dressing for the perfect delivery of nutrients! Enjoy. #monimeals 
NO BAKE CASHEW OAT BITES w/ mini PB CUPS! || Oh man these are for you if you haven’t tried them yet! Only 6 ingredients. Whip em’ up in 5 mins, pop in the freezer and there you have a healthy indulgence treat all week long! Enjoy. Tag someone who needs these! 
ps: these can also be great for anyone needing a lactation recipe to support milk supply. 
#monimeals #monitreats
SERVINGS
30-40 Balls (depends on the size)
INGREDIENTS
* 2 cups rolled oats
* 1 cup pitted medjool dates, about 13-15
* 1 cup cashew butter, drippy
* 1/4 cup raw honey
* 1/4 mashed banana, ripe
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* pinch of sea salt
* dash of cinnamon
* mini peanut butter cups (@traderjoes sells them) or 30-40 chocolate chips (for the center of each ball) - both optional

DIRECTIONS
1. Place rolled oats in a high speed food processor and process on high for about one minute until you've formed oat flour.
2. Next add the rest of the ingredients and process for another 1 to 2 minutes until your dough is formed. It should look and feel like cookie dough.
3. I like using a 1 tablespoon scooper. Next, scoop out dough and then roll between your palms to form your balls. Place a mini pb cup or chocolate chip in the center of each ball. Place in the fridge or freezer to store. Enjoy!
NO BAKE CASHEW OAT BITES w/ mini PB CUPS! || Oh man these are for you if you haven’t tried them yet! Only 6 ingredients. Whip em’ up in 5 mins, pop in the freezer and there you have a healthy indulgence treat all week long! Enjoy. Tag someone who needs these! ps: these can also be great for anyone needing a lactation recipe to support milk supply. #monimeals  #monitreats  SERVINGS 30-40 Balls (depends on the size) INGREDIENTS * 2 cups rolled oats * 1 cup pitted medjool dates, about 13-15 * 1 cup cashew butter, drippy * 1/4 cup raw honey * 1/4 mashed banana, ripe * 1 tsp vanilla extract * pinch of sea salt * dash of cinnamon * mini peanut butter cups (@traderjoes sells them) or 30-40 chocolate chips (for the center of each ball) - both optional DIRECTIONS 1. Place rolled oats in a high speed food processor and process on high for about one minute until you've formed oat flour. 2. Next add the rest of the ingredients and process for another 1 to 2 minutes until your dough is formed. It should look and feel like cookie dough. 3. I like using a 1 tablespoon scooper. Next, scoop out dough and then roll between your palms to form your balls. Place a mini pb cup or chocolate chip in the center of each ball. Place in the fridge or freezer to store. Enjoy!
AVOCADO TOAST LOVERS!! || This is for you. Secret ingredient is a hit of truffle oil. Each bite is so savory, decadent and wholesome. Goat cheese, arugula & a drizzle of truffle oil with the avocado is a killer combo. Make this in 5 mins and you’re in avocado toast heaven.
🥑🍞
I’m making this again but now with a fried egg! 
Enjoy.

SAVORY AVOCADO TOAST🥑:
-2 slices of bread of choice, toasted
-1 avocado, sliced
-1/4 cup farm fresh goat cheese
-1 cup of arugula
-Drizzle of truffle oil (or olive oil works too)
-Himalayan sea salt + pepper to taste
-add a fried egg (optional) 
1. Place ingredients equally over the toasted bread and Enjoy!
AVOCADO TOAST LOVERS!! || This is for you. Secret ingredient is a hit of truffle oil. Each bite is so savory, decadent and wholesome. Goat cheese, arugula & a drizzle of truffle oil with the avocado is a killer combo. Make this in 5 mins and you’re in avocado toast heaven. 🥑🍞 I’m making this again but now with a fried egg! Enjoy. SAVORY AVOCADO TOAST🥑: -2 slices of bread of choice, toasted -1 avocado, sliced -1/4 cup farm fresh goat cheese -1 cup of arugula -Drizzle of truffle oil (or olive oil works too) -Himalayan sea salt + pepper to taste -add a fried egg (optional) 1. Place ingredients equally over the toasted bread and Enjoy!
HEALTHY 4 INGREDIENT LOVE PANCAKES || Gluten free, grain free, all natural & low in sugar. Only 4 ingredients! Make these this V-Day to healthfully indulge for you and your loved ones. It’s not Valentine’s Day in our house without them. 💕❤️💕
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🥞Makes 3-4 Pancakes🥞
-1 ripe banana, beaten with a fork
-2 tbs of coconut flour, (or you can use any flour you want)
-2 organic eggs, lightly beaten (use the yolk!)
-1/4 cup of almond milk, use more if you want to thin out the batter
-Optional toppings- I like fresh fruit, nut butter, cacao nibs & raw honey

1.  In one bowl; add the banana and mash up well with a fork. Next add the coconut flour. Mix well. Next add the 2 eggs, and mix lighty but until well combined. Now add in the 1/4 cup of milk. If you are going to add in anything else, do so now. 
2.  Over a skillet set on low-med heat; add a small drizzle of coconut oil (or use cooking spray is fine.) Add the batter to make one pancake. I like to make one at a time. Cook for about 2-3 mins each side until golden brown and flip.  NOTE: BE careful not to burn these delicate babies. Serve with fresh fruit, raw honey, nut butter and cacao nibs (or chocolate chips if desired). Enjoy!
HEALTHY 4 INGREDIENT LOVE PANCAKES || Gluten free, grain free, all natural & low in sugar. Only 4 ingredients! Make these this V-Day to healthfully indulge for you and your loved ones. It’s not Valentine’s Day in our house without them. 💕❤️💕 #monimeals  #monitreats  🥞Makes 3-4 Pancakes🥞 -1 ripe banana, beaten with a fork -2 tbs of coconut flour, (or you can use any flour you want) -2 organic eggs, lightly beaten (use the yolk!) -1/4 cup of almond milk, use more if you want to thin out the batter -Optional toppings- I like fresh fruit, nut butter, cacao nibs & raw honey 1. In one bowl; add the banana and mash up well with a fork. Next add the coconut flour. Mix well. Next add the 2 eggs, and mix lighty but until well combined. Now add in the 1/4 cup of milk. If you are going to add in anything else, do so now. 2. Over a skillet set on low-med heat; add a small drizzle of coconut oil (or use cooking spray is fine.) Add the batter to make one pancake. I like to make one at a time. Cook for about 2-3 mins each side until golden brown and flip. NOTE: BE careful not to burn these delicate babies. Serve with fresh fruit, raw honey, nut butter and cacao nibs (or chocolate chips if desired). Enjoy!
RAW COOKIE DOUGH BALLS! || Vegan, gluten free, all natural, SO EASY and WAY DELICIOUS.
Dipped in chocolate for a fancy but healthier Valentine’s Day treat. This recipe has always been a hit at monimeals.com. Enjoy!!💋🍫❤️
💝RAW COOKIE DOUGH BALLS💝:
• 1/2 cup unsalted cashews
• 1/4 cup gf rolled oats
• 1/4 cup oat flour (or can use whole wheat pastry flour)
• 1/2 tsp kosher salt
• 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
•  3-4 tbsp pure maple syrup (or a bit more if dough is too dry)
• 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, I like @enjoylifefoods
• Additional melted chocolate to dip balls in (optional)
• Festive heart treat decorations (optional)
DIRECTIONS:
1. In a food processor, add the cashews and oats and process until it forms a fine crumble. Now add in the salt, and flour and process for a few seconds more. Add in the maple syrup and vanilla and process until combined. It will be sticky, but this is normal! Add in your chocolate chips and stir by hand or process. Form into balls. Store in freezer.
2. If dipping in chocolate; You can heat the chocolate by microwaving in 30 sec intervals or use a double-pan boiler. Dip half of a ball in and place on a plate. Then you can add any sprinkles or decorations if you want. Let sit 15 - 30 mins until dry. Enjoy! 💁🏼‍♀️
Full recipe: http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/moni-cashew-cookie-chews-valentines-day-edition/
RAW COOKIE DOUGH BALLS! || Vegan, gluten free, all natural, SO EASY and WAY DELICIOUS. Dipped in chocolate for a fancy but healthier Valentine’s Day treat. This recipe has always been a hit at monimeals.com. Enjoy!!💋🍫❤️ 💝RAW COOKIE DOUGH BALLS💝: • 1/2 cup unsalted cashews • 1/4 cup gf rolled oats • 1/4 cup oat flour (or can use whole wheat pastry flour) • 1/2 tsp kosher salt • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract • 3-4 tbsp pure maple syrup (or a bit more if dough is too dry) • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, I like @enjoylifefoods • Additional melted chocolate to dip balls in (optional) • Festive heart treat decorations (optional) DIRECTIONS: 1. In a food processor, add the cashews and oats and process until it forms a fine crumble. Now add in the salt, and flour and process for a few seconds more. Add in the maple syrup and vanilla and process until combined. It will be sticky, but this is normal! Add in your chocolate chips and stir by hand or process. Form into balls. Store in freezer. 2. If dipping in chocolate; You can heat the chocolate by microwaving in 30 sec intervals or use a double-pan boiler. Dip half of a ball in and place on a plate. Then you can add any sprinkles or decorations if you want. Let sit 15 - 30 mins until dry. Enjoy! 💁🏼‍♀️ Full recipe: http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/moni-cashew-cookie-chews-valentines-day-edition/
HEALTHY FALAFEL W/ CUCUMBER YOGURT SAUCE! || Baked not fried, fresh, homemade, healthy & SO DELICIOUS! Perfect for the Super Bowl tomorrow as an alternative to all the fried foods. Serve with a Greek salad or greens & yogurt sauce. 🥗 🥙 Enjoy!
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SERVINGS
4-6 Falafel Burgers (or 10-12 small Falafel Balls)
INGREDIENTS
* 1/4 cup minced red onion
* 1 tbs Dijon mustard
* 1 tsp ground cumin
* 1/2 tsp paprika
* 1/4 freshly ground pepper
* 1/8 tsp salt
* 1 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
* 1 slice gf bread, torn into pieces
* 1 large egg
* 1 large egg white
* (Ingredients for salad)
* CUCUMBER-YOGURT DRESSING:
* 1 cup fat free yogurt or Greek style
* 1/2 cup diced seedless cucumber
* 1/4 cup minced red onion
* 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
* salt and pepper to taste
* 1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and chill. Makes 1 1/2 cups.
DIRECTIONS
1. Combine first 10 ingredients in a food processor; pulse about 6-10 times or until blended (mixture will be wet.)
3. Heat olive oil or cooking spray in a large skillet over med-high heat. Spoon about 1/3 cup chickpea mixture per patty into pan; cook 4 mins on each side or until golden brown.
4. Serve with a salad and yogurt dressing! Enjoy~
Full recipe here: http://monimeals.com/meals/monis-falafel-burgers-with-cucumber-yogurt-dressing/
HEALTHY FALAFEL W/ CUCUMBER YOGURT SAUCE! || Baked not fried, fresh, homemade, healthy & SO DELICIOUS! Perfect for the Super Bowl tomorrow as an alternative to all the fried foods. Serve with a Greek salad or greens & yogurt sauce. 🥗 🥙 Enjoy! #monimeals  SERVINGS 4-6 Falafel Burgers (or 10-12 small Falafel Balls) INGREDIENTS * 1/4 cup minced red onion * 1 tbs Dijon mustard * 1 tsp ground cumin * 1/2 tsp paprika * 1/4 freshly ground pepper * 1/8 tsp salt * 1 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained * 1 slice gf bread, torn into pieces * 1 large egg * 1 large egg white * (Ingredients for salad) * CUCUMBER-YOGURT DRESSING: * 1 cup fat free yogurt or Greek style * 1/2 cup diced seedless cucumber * 1/4 cup minced red onion * 1 tsp fresh lemon juice * salt and pepper to taste * 1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and chill. Makes 1 1/2 cups. DIRECTIONS 1. Combine first 10 ingredients in a food processor; pulse about 6-10 times or until blended (mixture will be wet.) 3. Heat olive oil or cooking spray in a large skillet over med-high heat. Spoon about 1/3 cup chickpea mixture per patty into pan; cook 4 mins on each side or until golden brown. 4. Serve with a salad and yogurt dressing! Enjoy~ Full recipe here: http://monimeals.com/meals/monis-falafel-burgers-with-cucumber-yogurt-dressing/
NO BAKE LACTATION HONEY CASHEW OAT BITES|| Only six ingredients and perfect for anyone - lactating or not! I have been enjoying these all postpartum and find that they give me just what I need for a snack, dessert, pick me up, or late night nibble, etc. (Oats and cashews have been proven helpful to many mamas if your looking to help support milk supply). Recipe in link too! Enjoy 🍪🙋🏼‍♀️
#monimeals #monitreats
SERVINGS
30-40 Balls (depends on the size)
INGREDIENTS
* 2 cups rolled oats
* 1 cup pitted medjool dates, about 13-15
* 1 cup cashew butter, drippy
* 1/4 cup raw honey
* 1/4 mashed banana, ripe
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* pinch of sea salt
* dash of cinnamon
* mini peanut butter cups (@traderjoes sells them) or 30-40 chocolate chips (for the center of each ball) - both optional

DIRECTIONS
1. Place rolled oats in a high speed food processor and process on high for about one minute until you've formed oat flour.
2. Next add the rest of the ingredients and process for another 1 to 2 minutes until your dough is formed. It should look and feel like cookie dough.
3. I like using a 1 tablespoon scooper. Next, scoop out dough and then roll between your palms to form your balls. Place a mini pb cup or chocolate chip in the center of each ball. Place in the fridge or freezer to store. Enjoy!
Full recipe:
http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/no-bake-lactation-honey-cashew-oat-bites/
NO BAKE LACTATION HONEY CASHEW OAT BITES|| Only six ingredients and perfect for anyone - lactating or not! I have been enjoying these all postpartum and find that they give me just what I need for a snack, dessert, pick me up, or late night nibble, etc. (Oats and cashews have been proven helpful to many mamas if your looking to help support milk supply). Recipe in link too! Enjoy 🍪🙋🏼‍♀️ #monimeals  #monitreats  SERVINGS 30-40 Balls (depends on the size) INGREDIENTS * 2 cups rolled oats * 1 cup pitted medjool dates, about 13-15 * 1 cup cashew butter, drippy * 1/4 cup raw honey * 1/4 mashed banana, ripe * 1 tsp vanilla extract * pinch of sea salt * dash of cinnamon * mini peanut butter cups (@traderjoes sells them) or 30-40 chocolate chips (for the center of each ball) - both optional DIRECTIONS 1. Place rolled oats in a high speed food processor and process on high for about one minute until you've formed oat flour. 2. Next add the rest of the ingredients and process for another 1 to 2 minutes until your dough is formed. It should look and feel like cookie dough. 3. I like using a 1 tablespoon scooper. Next, scoop out dough and then roll between your palms to form your balls. Place a mini pb cup or chocolate chip in the center of each ball. Place in the fridge or freezer to store. Enjoy! Full recipe: http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/no-bake-lactation-honey-cashew-oat-bites/
PROTEIN HAZELNUT BLISS BALLS || Got 15 mins? You’ll love these no bake, all natural protein balls that scream holiday flavor! Perfect for any last minute holiday baking and great for gifts. Recipe also in the link. Enjoy! #monitreats #monimeals
http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/protein-hazelnut-bliss-balls/

RECIPE: * 1 1/2 cup hazelnuts
* 1 cup dried seeded prunes
* 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (desiccated)
* 1/3 cup protein powder of choice - I use @questnutrition
* 2 tbs pure maple syrup
* 1 tbs cacao powder
* 1 tbs chia seeds
* 2 tbs cacao powder to roll them in (optional)

1. Process all the ingredients starting with hazelnuts through to chia seeds in a food processor.
2. Roll mixture into balls using a tablespoon. Then roll balls in additional cacao powder. Place on a tray with parchment paper. Refrigerate or keep in the freezer. Enjoy!
PROTEIN HAZELNUT BLISS BALLS || Got 15 mins? You’ll love these no bake, all natural protein balls that scream holiday flavor! Perfect for any last minute holiday baking and great for gifts. Recipe also in the link. Enjoy! #monitreats  #monimeals  http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/protein-hazelnut-bliss-balls/ RECIPE: * 1 1/2 cup hazelnuts * 1 cup dried seeded prunes * 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (desiccated) * 1/3 cup protein powder of choice - I use @questnutrition * 2 tbs pure maple syrup * 1 tbs cacao powder * 1 tbs chia seeds * 2 tbs cacao powder to roll them in (optional) 1. Process all the ingredients starting with hazelnuts through to chia seeds in a food processor. 2. Roll mixture into balls using a tablespoon. Then roll balls in additional cacao powder. Place on a tray with parchment paper. Refrigerate or keep in the freezer. Enjoy!
New recipe! Stay tuned for these Chocolate Hazelnut Bliss Balls. Perrrrrfect for the holidays!
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New recipe! Stay tuned for these Chocolate Hazelnut Bliss Balls. Perrrrrfect for the holidays! ❄️🎄💫💋
Always cooking up a storm 🤷🏽‍♀️
Always cooking up a storm 🤷🏽‍♀️
COCONUT COOKIES W/ GOJI BERRIES & CACAO NIBS! || Holidays are right around the corner and you’re going to love this easy recipe that’s perfect for travel, gifts & it’s also healthy. 🙋🏼‍♀️Enjoy!

SERVINGS
10-12
INGREDIENTS
* 3/4 cup coconut powder (is finely shredded coconut, not coconut flour)
* 1/4 cup almond flour/meal
* 1.5 tbs cacao nibs (or can use chocolate chips) * 1.5 tbs goji berries * pinch of fine sea salt
* dash of cinnamon – optional
* 2 tbs virgin coconut oil, melted * 2 tbs pure maple syrup, I like grade B for flavor
* 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 200F.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients; coconut powder, almond flour, cacao nibs, goji berries, salt, and cinnamon -if using.
3. In a small bowl, mix together the wet ingredients; coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry until thoroughly combined. The mixture will be a little crumbly, but should hold together when pressed.
4. I recommend using a small cookie scoop (or a measuring tablespoon), then pack the mixture as tight as possible and then turn out onto a silicone baking mat or parchment paper-lined baking sheet. NOTE: If the mixture falls apart, use your hands to pack them together tightly or use the scoop to pack them again. The tighter you pack them, the less crumbly they will be once they are cooked. If you find that you just can’t keep them together, add a bit more coconut oil, but if you add too much they will be overly moist.
5. Put in the oven for 6-9 minutes, (keep your eye on them) – then turn off the oven but leave them inside for 10-12 more minutes. (Cooking time varies for ovens, may take longer). Remove from the oven and let them cool completely. Can eat now or put them in an airtight container. They are tasty immediately, but the texture improves and is more “cookie-like” if they have time to rest. Enjoy!

Full recipe: http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/coconut-cookies-with-goji-berries-cacao-nibs/

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COCONUT COOKIES W/ GOJI BERRIES & CACAO NIBS! || Holidays are right around the corner and you’re going to love this easy recipe that’s perfect for travel, gifts & it’s also healthy. 🙋🏼‍♀️Enjoy! SERVINGS 10-12 INGREDIENTS * 3/4 cup coconut powder (is finely shredded coconut, not coconut flour) * 1/4 cup almond flour/meal * 1.5 tbs cacao nibs (or can use chocolate chips) * 1.5 tbs goji berries * pinch of fine sea salt * dash of cinnamon – optional * 2 tbs virgin coconut oil, melted * 2 tbs pure maple syrup, I like grade B for flavor * 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 200F. 2. In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients; coconut powder, almond flour, cacao nibs, goji berries, salt, and cinnamon -if using. 3. In a small bowl, mix together the wet ingredients; coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry until thoroughly combined. The mixture will be a little crumbly, but should hold together when pressed. 4. I recommend using a small cookie scoop (or a measuring tablespoon), then pack the mixture as tight as possible and then turn out onto a silicone baking mat or parchment paper-lined baking sheet. NOTE: If the mixture falls apart, use your hands to pack them together tightly or use the scoop to pack them again. The tighter you pack them, the less crumbly they will be once they are cooked. If you find that you just can’t keep them together, add a bit more coconut oil, but if you add too much they will be overly moist. 5. Put in the oven for 6-9 minutes, (keep your eye on them) – then turn off the oven but leave them inside for 10-12 more minutes. (Cooking time varies for ovens, may take longer). Remove from the oven and let them cool completely. Can eat now or put them in an airtight container. They are tasty immediately, but the texture improves and is more “cookie-like” if they have time to rest. Enjoy! Full recipe: http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/coconut-cookies-with-goji-berries-cacao-nibs/ #monitreats  #monimeals 
Anyone for Chocolate Almond Cake? It's Fall, sweet lil’ baby is coming soon and it's my birthday in a few days so it’s just time to celebrate!! Made with the almonds, quinoa & coconut sugar, this recipe is wonderful for anyone. While it isn’t a delicate, fluffy chocolate cake, it has rich layers of flavor & we really enjoyed the dense, moist richness and intriguing texture. Enjoy! (link in profile)
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http://monimeals.com/blog/chocolate-coconut-almond-cake/
Anyone for Chocolate Almond Cake? It's Fall, sweet lil’ baby is coming soon and it's my birthday in a few days so it’s just time to celebrate!! Made with the almonds, quinoa & coconut sugar, this recipe is wonderful for anyone. While it isn’t a delicate, fluffy chocolate cake, it has rich layers of flavor & we really enjoyed the dense, moist richness and intriguing texture. Enjoy! (link in profile) #monimeals  #monitreats  http://monimeals.com/blog/chocolate-coconut-almond-cake/
My Autumn Salad is back! You'll loooove it. You can also add a favorite protein & dressing. Enjoy! •Chopped Kale
•Roasted Butternut Squash
•Chickpeas
•Roasted Beets

Super easy, super delish!!
👌🏻🥗http://monimeals.com/meals/butternut-squash-chickpea-and-beet-salad/
My Autumn Salad is back! You'll loooove it. You can also add a favorite protein & dressing. Enjoy! •Chopped Kale •Roasted Butternut Squash •Chickpeas •Roasted Beets Super easy, super delish!! 👌🏻🥗http://monimeals.com/meals/butternut-squash-chickpea-and-beet-salad/
'Tis the season for pumpkin! Not only are you gonna love my gluten-free pumpkin bread but it will make your house smell like pure Fall magic. All natural ingredients and so easy to whip up.
Link in profile. 🎃 Enjoy!
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http://monimeals.com/blog/gluten-free-pumpkin-bread/
'Tis the season for pumpkin! Not only are you gonna love my gluten-free pumpkin bread but it will make your house smell like pure Fall magic. All natural ingredients and so easy to whip up. Link in profile. 🎃 Enjoy! #monimeals  #monitreats  http://monimeals.com/blog/gluten-free-pumpkin-bread/
Today calls for my GRAIN-FREE CHOCOLATE PB BROWNIES!! Super easy recipe with absolutely no junk. One of my favs. Up at www.monimeals.com! Link in profile. 
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http://monimeals.com/blog/grain-free-chocolate-peanut-butter-brownies/
Today calls for my GRAIN-FREE CHOCOLATE PB BROWNIES!! Super easy recipe with absolutely no junk. One of my favs. Up at www.monimeals.com! Link in profile. #monitreats  #monimeals  http://monimeals.com/blog/grain-free-chocolate-peanut-butter-brownies/
PB, HONEY CACAO BALLS!! 5 Ingredients…No Bake…All Natural Ingredients…Heavenly…EASY!! Enjoy, I sure do. 🙋🏼
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SERVINGS
9-11
INGREDIENTS
* 1/2 cup peanut butter (or fav nut butter)
* 10 pitted dates
* 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes (plus more for rolling)
* 1 tbs of raw honey
* 1 tbs cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips (can be optional)
* dash of cinnamon (also optional)
DIRECTIONS
1. Blend everything in the food processor except the cacao nibs. Next stir in the cacao nibs (or chocolate chips) if using or anything else you desire. Mix well.
2. Roll into spoon size balls. Lightly roll in additional coconut flakes. Ready to eat now but I like to place in the fridge or freezer to firm up. Enjoy!
Full recipe:
http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/peanut-butter-honey-cacao-balls-5-ingredients/
PB, HONEY CACAO BALLS!! 5 Ingredients…No Bake…All Natural Ingredients…Heavenly…EASY!! Enjoy, I sure do. 🙋🏼 #monitreats  #monimeals  SERVINGS 9-11 INGREDIENTS * 1/2 cup peanut butter (or fav nut butter) * 10 pitted dates * 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes (plus more for rolling) * 1 tbs of raw honey * 1 tbs cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips (can be optional) * dash of cinnamon (also optional) DIRECTIONS 1. Blend everything in the food processor except the cacao nibs. Next stir in the cacao nibs (or chocolate chips) if using or anything else you desire. Mix well. 2. Roll into spoon size balls. Lightly roll in additional coconut flakes. Ready to eat now but I like to place in the fridge or freezer to firm up. Enjoy! Full recipe: http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/peanut-butter-honey-cacao-balls-5-ingredients/
Hits the spot every time! Flavor packed & makes an excellent source of fiber, antioxidants and healthy omegas & protein. Great texture too! 
All you need:
•Yogurt of choice (I like goats milk or unsweetened coconut)
•Dried figs
•Organic Raspberries
•Organic Blackberries
•Pumpkin seeds
•Cashews
•Raw honey, drizzled over (optional)

Enjoy!
Full recipe here:
http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/yogurt-parfaits-with-dried-figs-berries-and-nuts/
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Hits the spot every time! Flavor packed & makes an excellent source of fiber, antioxidants and healthy omegas & protein. Great texture too! All you need: •Yogurt of choice (I like goats milk or unsweetened coconut) •Dried figs •Organic Raspberries •Organic Blackberries •Pumpkin seeds •Cashews •Raw honey, drizzled over (optional) Enjoy! Full recipe here: http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/yogurt-parfaits-with-dried-figs-berries-and-nuts/ #monitreats  #monimeals 
Let's celebrate #NationalMacNCheeseDay with my healthier twist recipe "Quinoa Mac N' Cheese" (loved by thousands!). 🙋🏼
http://monimeals.com/meals/quinoa-mac-n-cheese/
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Let's celebrate #NationalMacNCheeseDay  with my healthier twist recipe "Quinoa Mac N' Cheese" (loved by thousands!). 🙋🏼 http://monimeals.com/meals/quinoa-mac-n-cheese/ #monimeals 
Pregnant or not - when it's time for chocolate, it's time for chocolate! Just whipped up my Avocado Chocolate Mousse! Avocados are grrrrreat for pregnancy but really... always should be in your diet. Search www.monimeals.com for the recipe!
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http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/avocado-chocolate-mousse/

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Pregnant or not - when it's time for chocolate, it's time for chocolate! Just whipped up my Avocado Chocolate Mousse! Avocados are grrrrreat for pregnancy but really... always should be in your diet. Search www.monimeals.com for the recipe! 🍫 http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/avocado-chocolate-mousse/ #monimeals  #monitreats 
Strawberry Cobbler!! || Happy 4th. I've been making this cobbler for years. Enjoy! Looks fancy but is so easy. Don't forget the dollop of fresh whipped cream. 👌🏻
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SERVINGS
Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
* 6 cups organic fresh strawberries, halved
* 1/2 cup coconut sugar, divided (you could try a sugar sub)
* 1 tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice, secret ingredient
* 1/2 cup plus 2 tbs flour, divided
* 1/4 tsp baking soda
* 1/8 tsp baking powder
* 1/8 tsp salt
* 1/4 cup real organic butter OR you can use a non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening-(to make vegan), found at Whole Foods
* 1/4-1/2 cup water
* fresh whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream, optional
DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Coat an 11 x 7-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
2. Toss together strawberries, plus 2 tbs sugar, 2 tbs flour, and lemon juice in a bowl. Transfer to prepared baking dish.
3. Whisk together remaining 1/2 cup flour, remaining 2 tbs sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl.
4. Add butter (or a non-hydrogenated shortening) and mix well with fork until mixture is crumbly. Stir in 1/4 cup water and if you need more add another 1/4 cup. Spread evenly over strawberry mixture.
5. Bake 20-30 mins, or until browned and bubbly… Let stand 10 mins before serving.
Don’t forget the dollop of fresh whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream. Enjoy!
http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/strawberry-cobbler/
Strawberry Cobbler!! || Happy 4th. I've been making this cobbler for years. Enjoy! Looks fancy but is so easy. Don't forget the dollop of fresh whipped cream. 👌🏻 #monimeals  #monitreats  SERVINGS Serves 6 INGREDIENTS * 6 cups organic fresh strawberries, halved * 1/2 cup coconut sugar, divided (you could try a sugar sub) * 1 tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice, secret ingredient * 1/2 cup plus 2 tbs flour, divided * 1/4 tsp baking soda * 1/8 tsp baking powder * 1/8 tsp salt * 1/4 cup real organic butter OR you can use a non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening-(to make vegan), found at Whole Foods * 1/4-1/2 cup water * fresh whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream, optional DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Coat an 11 x 7-inch baking dish with cooking spray. 2. Toss together strawberries, plus 2 tbs sugar, 2 tbs flour, and lemon juice in a bowl. Transfer to prepared baking dish. 3. Whisk together remaining 1/2 cup flour, remaining 2 tbs sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. 4. Add butter (or a non-hydrogenated shortening) and mix well with fork until mixture is crumbly. Stir in 1/4 cup water and if you need more add another 1/4 cup. Spread evenly over strawberry mixture. 5. Bake 20-30 mins, or until browned and bubbly… Let stand 10 mins before serving. Don’t forget the dollop of fresh whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream. Enjoy! http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/strawberry-cobbler/
Slim and Trim Pancakes! Only wonderful ingredients in these pancakes. No butter, flour, oil, junk & they are gluten free. I'm not gonna lie that during my pregnancy, I've craved pancakes, waffles & donuts pretty often! Sometimes I even eat these at lunch! But because it's healthy & a great balance of carbs, fat & protein - it's a win-win. This is perfect for everyone but also mamas to be. Enjoy!
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INGREDIENTS
* 2 egg whites
* ⅓ cup gluten free oats
* 1 tbs coconut flour - can use any flour if you don't have
* ½ banana
* ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
* dash of cinrnamon
* 1 tbs of almond milk to thin out, or more
* topping ideas - mini chocolate chips, blueberries, fresh fruit

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor. Can use blender too. Blend for about 30 secs until mixed.
2. Heat a pan over med heat. Spray pan with cooking spray.
3. Pour the batter onto the hot pan. I try to fit 3 pancakes. Flip when ready.
4. Top with raw honey and / or fruit of choice. Enjoy!

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving size: 1 Calories: 256 Fat: 2.9Carbohydrates: 40.2 Protein: 13.2
http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/slim-and-trim-pancakes/
Slim and Trim Pancakes! Only wonderful ingredients in these pancakes. No butter, flour, oil, junk & they are gluten free. I'm not gonna lie that during my pregnancy, I've craved pancakes, waffles & donuts pretty often! Sometimes I even eat these at lunch! But because it's healthy & a great balance of carbs, fat & protein - it's a win-win. This is perfect for everyone but also mamas to be. Enjoy! #monimeals  #monitreats  #ontheblog  INGREDIENTS * 2 egg whites * ⅓ cup gluten free oats * 1 tbs coconut flour - can use any flour if you don't have * ½ banana * ½ tsp pure vanilla extract * dash of cinrnamon * 1 tbs of almond milk to thin out, or more * topping ideas - mini chocolate chips, blueberries, fresh fruit INSTRUCTIONS 1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor. Can use blender too. Blend for about 30 secs until mixed. 2. Heat a pan over med heat. Spray pan with cooking spray. 3. Pour the batter onto the hot pan. I try to fit 3 pancakes. Flip when ready. 4. Top with raw honey and / or fruit of choice. Enjoy! NUTRITION INFORMATION Serving size: 1 Calories: 256 Fat: 2.9Carbohydrates: 40.2 Protein: 13.2 http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/slim-and-trim-pancakes/
HEALTHY BLUEBERRY GOJI NUT MUFFINS! || Make a batch for the week and you'll be SO glad you did. I eat these instead when I crave all those very unhealthy muffins from all the fancy coffee houses. Packed with healthy omegas, vitamin E, protein & fiber. Plus... sooooo SO delish and easy. I've posted this recipe before & this time has blueberries! Enjoy!
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SERVINGS
10-12
INGREDIENTS
* 2 cups almonds
* 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
* 2 eggs
* 1/4 cup melted ghee (can use butter)
* 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
* 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
* 1/2 tsp baking soda
* dash of cinnamon (optional)
* 1/2 cup goji berries
* 1/2 cup blueberries 
DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
2. In a food processor, grind the almonds and pumpkin seeds until smooth. Beat in eggs. Add in ghee (or butter), syrup and vanilla. Mix well.
3. Next fold in the goji berries, (and berries if using) and baking soda. Spoon the mixture into muffin tins lined with paper cups.
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes. The tops get golden brown (they don’t rise much) and are super soft in the middle. Enjoy!  http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/healthy-goji-berry-nut-muffins/
HEALTHY BLUEBERRY GOJI NUT MUFFINS! || Make a batch for the week and you'll be SO glad you did. I eat these instead when I crave all those very unhealthy muffins from all the fancy coffee houses. Packed with healthy omegas, vitamin E, protein & fiber. Plus... sooooo SO delish and easy. I've posted this recipe before & this time has blueberries! Enjoy! #monitreats  #monimeals  SERVINGS 10-12 INGREDIENTS * 2 cups almonds * 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds * 2 eggs * 1/4 cup melted ghee (can use butter) * 1/3 cup pure maple syrup * 1 tsp pure vanilla extract * 1/2 tsp baking soda * dash of cinnamon (optional) * 1/2 cup goji berries * 1/2 cup blueberries DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 375 F. 2. In a food processor, grind the almonds and pumpkin seeds until smooth. Beat in eggs. Add in ghee (or butter), syrup and vanilla. Mix well. 3. Next fold in the goji berries, (and berries if using) and baking soda. Spoon the mixture into muffin tins lined with paper cups. 4. Bake for 15-20 minutes. The tops get golden brown (they don’t rise much) and are super soft in the middle. Enjoy! http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/healthy-goji-berry-nut-muffins/
Happy Cinco De Mayo! Let's celebrate with my famous guacamole recipe. People ravvvve about this recipe and always request this... so make double for when the bowl is gone in 5 mins. 😋Enjoy!!
🥑🥑🥑 MONI'S GUACAMOLE RECIPE
INGREDIENTS
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1 med sweet onion, diced
- 1 tomato, diced (I use Heirloom if I have one)
- 1 jalapeño pepper, finely diced (I use the seeds and membranes because I like the heat but if this is not you–REMOVE THE SEEDS AND MEMBRANE.)
- Fresh juice of a lime
- Seasoning Salt
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Cilantro if you like, optional
- DIRECTIONS
- 1. Scoop out the avocado and mash them up in a large bowl. (I do not over mash because I like big chunks here and there.) Add the onion, tomatoes, and jalapeno pepper.  Mix well.  Add the seasoning salt and salt and pepper. 2. Add the lime juice and mix well. Done! Serve with chips, gf crackers, or some veggies
http://monimeals.com/holidays-meals-blog/my-best-guacamole/
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Happy Cinco De Mayo! Let's celebrate with my famous guacamole recipe. People ravvvve about this recipe and always request this... so make double for when the bowl is gone in 5 mins. 😋Enjoy!! 🥑🥑🥑 MONI'S GUACAMOLE RECIPE INGREDIENTS - 3 ripe avocados - 1 med sweet onion, diced - 1 tomato, diced (I use Heirloom if I have one) - 1 jalapeño pepper, finely diced (I use the seeds and membranes because I like the heat but if this is not you–REMOVE THE SEEDS AND MEMBRANE.) - Fresh juice of a lime - Seasoning Salt - Salt and Pepper to taste - Cilantro if you like, optional - DIRECTIONS - 1. Scoop out the avocado and mash them up in a large bowl. (I do not over mash because I like big chunks here and there.) Add the onion, tomatoes, and jalapeno pepper.  Mix well.  Add the seasoning salt and salt and pepper. 2. Add the lime juice and mix well. Done! Serve with chips, gf crackers, or some veggies http://monimeals.com/holidays-meals-blog/my-best-guacamole/ #monimeals  #ontheblog 
HEART-SHAPED HARD BOILED EGGS for Easter!! Yes please. Great to do with friends & kids. A healthy (& fun) snack and smart to fill up on before you get into all the Reese's PB eggs 🙋🏼. Enjoy! 
You’ll need: 1 Egg, Milk carton or any juice carton (cut open, washed well and dried), Chopstick or long pen (round one is ideal), Rubber bands

Step 1: Cut milk carton and fold it in half lengthwise.

Step 2: Make a hard boiled egg.

Step 3: While the egg is still warm, peel the egg and put the egg on the milk carton, place a chopstick on the center of the egg, and put rubber bands on the both ends.

Step 4: Leave it for about 10 minutes. This creates the dent in the egg for the heart.

Step 5: Take the chopstick off and cut the egg in half. Viola! 🐣👍🏻🐣Tag someone who would love this!
HEART-SHAPED HARD BOILED EGGS for Easter!! Yes please. Great to do with friends & kids. A healthy (& fun) snack and smart to fill up on before you get into all the Reese's PB eggs 🙋🏼. Enjoy! You’ll need: 1 Egg, Milk carton or any juice carton (cut open, washed well and dried), Chopstick or long pen (round one is ideal), Rubber bands Step 1: Cut milk carton and fold it in half lengthwise. Step 2: Make a hard boiled egg. Step 3: While the egg is still warm, peel the egg and put the egg on the milk carton, place a chopstick on the center of the egg, and put rubber bands on the both ends. Step 4: Leave it for about 10 minutes. This creates the dent in the egg for the heart. Step 5: Take the chopstick off and cut the egg in half. Viola! 🐣👍🏻🐣Tag someone who would love this!
It's the weekend... sit back, relax and enjoy some healthy parfaits! Takes 5 mins with only the best nutrients. 🙌🏻 INGREDIENTS:
-1 cup yogurt of choice – I use unsweetened vanilla coconut yogurt
-handful of organic blackberries
-handful of organic raspberries
-2-3 dried figs, cut in slices
-2 Tbs of cashews
-2 Tbs of pumpkin seeds
-1 tsp of warm raw honey – drizzle for topping (optional)
DIRECTIONS

1. In a small glass (I like a clear glass, so pretty!) start to make your layers for the parfait. Start with a few pieces of each fruit, then a sprinkle of both cashews and pumpkin seeds, followed by the yogurt. Now repeat the process until you end with yogurt on the top. For topping put a few pieces of everything over and a nice drizzle of honey if desired. Enjoy!
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http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/yogurt-parfaits-with-dried-figs-berries-and-nuts/
It's the weekend... sit back, relax and enjoy some healthy parfaits! Takes 5 mins with only the best nutrients. 🙌🏻 INGREDIENTS: -1 cup yogurt of choice – I use unsweetened vanilla coconut yogurt -handful of organic blackberries -handful of organic raspberries -2-3 dried figs, cut in slices -2 Tbs of cashews -2 Tbs of pumpkin seeds -1 tsp of warm raw honey – drizzle for topping (optional) DIRECTIONS 1. In a small glass (I like a clear glass, so pretty!) start to make your layers for the parfait. Start with a few pieces of each fruit, then a sprinkle of both cashews and pumpkin seeds, followed by the yogurt. Now repeat the process until you end with yogurt on the top. For topping put a few pieces of everything over and a nice drizzle of honey if desired. Enjoy! #monimeals  #monitreats  http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/yogurt-parfaits-with-dried-figs-berries-and-nuts/
HEALTHY PB, BANANA, AVOCADO SMOOTHIE || Creamy, Creamy Creamy!! This is your shake for when you are craving a thick milkshake! Almond milk, frozen bananas, peanut butter & avocado is all you need. That easy! Recipe at monimeals.com. Temporary link is in profile. Enjoy! 🍌🥑🥜
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HEALTHY PB, BANANA, AVOCADO SMOOTHIE || Creamy, Creamy Creamy!! This is your shake for when you are craving a thick milkshake! Almond milk, frozen bananas, peanut butter & avocado is all you need. That easy! Recipe at monimeals.com. Temporary link is in profile. Enjoy! 🍌🥑🥜 #monitreats  #monimeals  http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/peanut-butter-banana-avocado-smoothie/
I know, just wait and see what these 4 ingredients do when they get together! So good! Get ready for the easiest & healthy smoothie. 👍🏻
I know, just wait and see what these 4 ingredients do when they get together! So good! Get ready for the easiest & healthy smoothie. 👍🏻
Best snack! My homemade honey walnut cashew butter. Don't fear the fats! I make this batch on a weekly basis. If you want the recipe it's at monimeals.com. Warning, addictive! Great with apples or the spoonful. 😋
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http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/honey-walnut-cashew-butter/
Best snack! My homemade honey walnut cashew butter. Don't fear the fats! I make this batch on a weekly basis. If you want the recipe it's at monimeals.com. Warning, addictive! Great with apples or the spoonful. 😋 #monitreats  #monimeals  http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/honey-walnut-cashew-butter/
There is something so satisfying about a beautiful and scrumptious parfait! You'll love this recipe (5 mins) packed with protein, antioxidants, healthy omegas & fiber. Great snack, breakfast or dessert. I use unsweet. coconut yogurt. (Link in bio!) Enjoy.
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http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/yogurt-parfaits-with-dried-figs-berries-and-nuts/
There is something so satisfying about a beautiful and scrumptious parfait! You'll love this recipe (5 mins) packed with protein, antioxidants, healthy omegas & fiber. Great snack, breakfast or dessert. I use unsweet. coconut yogurt. (Link in bio!) Enjoy. #monitreats  #monimeals  http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/yogurt-parfaits-with-dried-figs-berries-and-nuts/
It's the weekend! This calls for a fresh batch of my dairy free, gluten free & low sugar fudge that can also be a rich pudding like this. Recipe at monimeals.com! 
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http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/low-sugar-dairy-free-gluten-free-fudge/
It's the weekend! This calls for a fresh batch of my dairy free, gluten free & low sugar fudge that can also be a rich pudding like this. Recipe at monimeals.com! #monitreats  #monimeals  http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/low-sugar-dairy-free-gluten-free-fudge/
New! Calling all chocolate and peanut butter lovers!  Valentine's Day is right around the corner and here's my healthier take on chocolate pudding: •Double Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding•

Packed with fiber and omega-3 fatty acids (ALA) from the chia seeds. Even more is I use cacao nibs loaded with magnesium, flavanols and antioxidants. Seriously rich and delicious. Add in anything you fancy! (Link in bio). Enjoy!
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http://monimeals.com/blog/double-chocolate-peanut-butter-chia-seed-pudding/
New! Calling all chocolate and peanut butter lovers! Valentine's Day is right around the corner and here's my healthier take on chocolate pudding: •Double Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding• Packed with fiber and omega-3 fatty acids (ALA) from the chia seeds. Even more is I use cacao nibs loaded with magnesium, flavanols and antioxidants. Seriously rich and delicious. Add in anything you fancy! (Link in bio). Enjoy! #monitreats  #monimeals  http://monimeals.com/blog/double-chocolate-peanut-butter-chia-seed-pudding/
New! Low Sugar, Dairy Free, Gluten Free FUDGE!! Delicious... meets healthy...meets chocolate. Takes 5 mins & this recipe can also be a pudding. A healthier V-DAY treat & only sweetened with raw honey. Link in profile! 💝💝💝
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http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/low-sugar-dairy-free-gluten-free-fudge/
New! Low Sugar, Dairy Free, Gluten Free FUDGE!! Delicious... meets healthy...meets chocolate. Takes 5 mins & this recipe can also be a pudding. A healthier V-DAY treat & only sweetened with raw honey. Link in profile! 💝💝💝 #monitreats  #monimeals  http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/low-sugar-dairy-free-gluten-free-fudge/
And these are a few of my favorite things! Antioxidants, protein & healthy fats. Wishing you a nourished & very delish day! Who's got the raw honey? 🍯
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And these are a few of my favorite things! Antioxidants, protein & healthy fats. Wishing you a nourished & very delish day! Who's got the raw honey? 🍯 #monimeals  #monitreats 
5 Ingredient PB & Honey Cacao Balls! Have 5 mins? That's all you need! No Bake made with dates, pb, honey, coconut and cacao nibs which are a superfood. Great for a weekend treat. Link in profile! Enjoy.
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http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/peanut-butter-honey-cacao-balls-5-ingredients/
5 Ingredient PB & Honey Cacao Balls! Have 5 mins? That's all you need! No Bake made with dates, pb, honey, coconut and cacao nibs which are a superfood. Great for a weekend treat. Link in profile! Enjoy. #monimeals  #monitreats  http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/peanut-butter-honey-cacao-balls-5-ingredients/
Hello February...let's celebrate with a fresh batch of my Sweet Potato Protein Brownies! A much healthier brownie recipe that is still SO scrumptious - perfect for VDAY too. 💝No guilt or sugar crash and with 130 cals & 7 g of protein per slice. Made with all natural ingredients, low sugar & gluten free. Recipe at www.monimeals.com, search sweet potato protein brownies. Enjoy!
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http://monimeals.com/blog/sweet-potato-banana-protein-brownies/
Hello February...let's celebrate with a fresh batch of my Sweet Potato Protein Brownies! A much healthier brownie recipe that is still SO scrumptious - perfect for VDAY too. 💝No guilt or sugar crash and with 130 cals & 7 g of protein per slice. Made with all natural ingredients, low sugar & gluten free. Recipe at www.monimeals.com, search sweet potato protein brownies. Enjoy! #monitreats  #monimeals  http://monimeals.com/blog/sweet-potato-banana-protein-brownies/
5 Ingredient Peanut Butter & Honey Cacao Balls!
I'm got not gonna lie - these are so flippin' good. I can't tell you how easy they are too. We love them before a workout or for a healthier treat. Bonus is cacao nibs are loaded with magnesium & antioxidants. Enjoy!
RECIPE:
-1/2 cup organic all natural pb
-10 dates
-1 TBS honey
-1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes (plus more for rolling)
-1 TBS cacao nibs (or mini chocolate chips) -Dash of cinnamon - optional
DIRECTIONS:
Place everything in the blender except the cacao nibs. Mix well. Now stir in cacao nibs or other toppings you like. Roll into balls and then roll in additional coconut. Great in the freezer too. Enjoy!
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5 Ingredient Peanut Butter & Honey Cacao Balls! I'm got not gonna lie - these are so flippin' good. I can't tell you how easy they are too. We love them before a workout or for a healthier treat. Bonus is cacao nibs are loaded with magnesium & antioxidants. Enjoy! RECIPE: -1/2 cup organic all natural pb -10 dates -1 TBS honey -1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes (plus more for rolling) -1 TBS cacao nibs (or mini chocolate chips) -Dash of cinnamon - optional DIRECTIONS: Place everything in the blender except the cacao nibs. Mix well. Now stir in cacao nibs or other toppings you like. Roll into balls and then roll in additional coconut. Great in the freezer too. Enjoy! #monitreats  #monimeals 
DOUBLE - TOMATO SOUP! || Hellooo warm, soothing, comfort food. Cozy up with one of my favorite recipes. I pack sun-dried tomatoes with diced tomatoes and the result is the most delicious & healthy soup! I've been making it for years & years. Link to recipe in profile! 🍅
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http://monimeals.com/meals/double-tomato-soup-2/
DOUBLE - TOMATO SOUP! || Hellooo warm, soothing, comfort food. Cozy up with one of my favorite recipes. I pack sun-dried tomatoes with diced tomatoes and the result is the most delicious & healthy soup! I've been making it for years & years. Link to recipe in profile! 🍅 #monimeals  http://monimeals.com/meals/double-tomato-soup-2/
Sometimes in life you are faced with really hard decisions... like which delicious protein ball flavor to try first! 🤣Happy Friday.
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Sometimes in life you are faced with really hard decisions... like which delicious protein ball flavor to try first! 🤣Happy Friday. #monitreats  #monimeals 
GF Healthy Goji Nut Muffins! SO GOOD. Made with almonds, pumpkin seeds, eggs, ghee, very little maple syrup & goji berries. Up at monimeals.com & Link to recipe is in profile! You'll love the texture, packed with healthy omegas & you can add in anything you fancy. Perfect for everyone. 💯 
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http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/healthy-goji-berry-nut-muffins/
GF Healthy Goji Nut Muffins! SO GOOD. Made with almonds, pumpkin seeds, eggs, ghee, very little maple syrup & goji berries. Up at monimeals.com & Link to recipe is in profile! You'll love the texture, packed with healthy omegas & you can add in anything you fancy. Perfect for everyone. 💯 #monitreats  #monimeals  http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/healthy-goji-berry-nut-muffins/
Goji Nut Muffins! These are so easy to whip up & SO healthy. Made with almonds, pumpkin seeds, eggs, ghee, very little maple syrup & packed with goji berries (superfood!). I even experimented adding in blueberries & they also rocked. I'll post recipe soon!
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Goji Nut Muffins! These are so easy to whip up & SO healthy. Made with almonds, pumpkin seeds, eggs, ghee, very little maple syrup & packed with goji berries (superfood!). I even experimented adding in blueberries & they also rocked. I'll post recipe soon! #monitreats  #monimeals 
Fun looking back 2016! You all are so awesome & thanks for your support to one of my biggest passions. Get ready for more amazing recipes in the New Year! As always I'll be bringing recipes that truly taste fantastic but also nourish us from the inside out. Wishing you a healthy and happy 2017! 🍾🍾
Moni xo
Fun looking back 2016! You all are so awesome & thanks for your support to one of my biggest passions. Get ready for more amazing recipes in the New Year! As always I'll be bringing recipes that truly taste fantastic but also nourish us from the inside out. Wishing you a healthy and happy 2017! 🍾🍾 Moni xo
Healthy Honey Roasted Nuts! Perfect for New Years Eve gatherings! If you're like me - you love this snack but it isn't always the healthiest. Not anymore! Make with raw honey and a few other simple ingredients and you're good to go. Just watch portions. Enjoy! Recipe in the link for ya. 
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http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/roasted-honey-nut-nibbles/
Healthy Honey Roasted Nuts! Perfect for New Years Eve gatherings! If you're like me - you love this snack but it isn't always the healthiest. Not anymore! Make with raw honey and a few other simple ingredients and you're good to go. Just watch portions. Enjoy! Recipe in the link for ya. #monimeals  #monitreats  http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/roasted-honey-nut-nibbles/
New! Coconut Cookies with Goji Berries & Cacao Nibs! A Super food packed cookie and so easy to make. Not only are these so pretty but everyone I gave them to is in love. GF, low in sugar & all natural ingredients. So delish too for a healthy cookie. Recipe in the link for ya! 
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http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/coconut-cookies-with-goji-berries-cacao-nibs/
New! Coconut Cookies with Goji Berries & Cacao Nibs! A Super food packed cookie and so easy to make. Not only are these so pretty but everyone I gave them to is in love. GF, low in sugar & all natural ingredients. So delish too for a healthy cookie. Recipe in the link for ya! #monitreats  #monimeals  http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/coconut-cookies-with-goji-berries-cacao-nibs/
Family Recipe! If your looking for that classic, perfect, crispy yet chewy chocolate chip cookie that we all love - this is for you! Sharing a family recipe from my wonderful mother-in-law. No modifications or tweaks on this one, just the most delicious chocolate chip cookie that we all deserve now and then! Also I heard it's Santa's favorite. 🍪🎄Recipe in the link for ya!
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http://monimeals.com/baking/classic-chocolate-chip-cookies-family-recipe/
Family Recipe! If your looking for that classic, perfect, crispy yet chewy chocolate chip cookie that we all love - this is for you! Sharing a family recipe from my wonderful mother-in-law. No modifications or tweaks on this one, just the most delicious chocolate chip cookie that we all deserve now and then! Also I heard it's Santa's favorite. 🍪🎄Recipe in the link for ya! #monitreats  #monimeals  http://monimeals.com/baking/classic-chocolate-chip-cookies-family-recipe/
Celebrating #NationalCookieDay with my One Bowl Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies that are also grain & gluten free! If you like chewy and fluffy with ingredients like coconut flour, peanut butter, banana and chocolate chip - THESE ARE FOR YOU! I live for 🍪 cookies & these are my fav. Enjoy! 
Link to recipe in profile!
http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/one-bowl-healthy-fluffy-cookies/
Celebrating #NationalCookieDay  with my One Bowl Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies that are also grain & gluten free! If you like chewy and fluffy with ingredients like coconut flour, peanut butter, banana and chocolate chip - THESE ARE FOR YOU! I live for 🍪 cookies & these are my fav. Enjoy! Link to recipe in profile! http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/one-bowl-healthy-fluffy-cookies/
Holiday baking begins! That time of year again were I basically turn into a holiday elf now until January. You too, or just me? 🎄 ❄️ 🍪 #monitreats
ps- all my holiday treat recipes: http://monimeals.com/healthy/christmas-treats/
Holiday baking begins! That time of year again were I basically turn into a holiday elf now until January. You too, or just me? 🎄 ❄️ 🍪 #monitreats  ps- all my holiday treat recipes: http://monimeals.com/healthy/christmas-treats/
SUNFLOWER SEED BUTTER TOAST WITH GRANOLA || This is such a great treat for breakfast or a yummy snack. Use your favorite gf bread. I add chia seeds, granola and sliced banana. Don't forget a tiny drizzle raw honey!
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INGREDIENTS 
2 slices of bread, your choice 
2-3 tbs of Sunflower Seed Butter, (or any nut butter like peanut butter or almond)
1 banana, sliced
1 tbs of chia seeds
1/3 cup of granola, I use @kindsnacks next, drizzle of raw honey (can use maple syrup if you prefer)
DIRECTIONS

1. Toast 2 slices of the bread. Spread the 2-3 tbs of nut butter of your choice. I use Sunflower Seed butter. Next place the sliced banana over both pieces equally. Sprinkle the 1 tbs of chia seeds over the toast. Sprinkle the granola over – great crunch topping! Drizzle with a good quality of raw honey (or your sweetener of choice like pure maple syrup). Enjoy!

Full recipe here: http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/ezekiel-toast-with-sunflower-seed-butter-banana-and-chia-seeds/
SUNFLOWER SEED BUTTER TOAST WITH GRANOLA || This is such a great treat for breakfast or a yummy snack. Use your favorite gf bread. I add chia seeds, granola and sliced banana. Don't forget a tiny drizzle raw honey! #monimeals  #monitreats  INGREDIENTS 2 slices of bread, your choice 2-3 tbs of Sunflower Seed Butter, (or any nut butter like peanut butter or almond) 1 banana, sliced 1 tbs of chia seeds 1/3 cup of granola, I use @kindsnacks next, drizzle of raw honey (can use maple syrup if you prefer) DIRECTIONS 1. Toast 2 slices of the bread. Spread the 2-3 tbs of nut butter of your choice. I use Sunflower Seed butter. Next place the sliced banana over both pieces equally. Sprinkle the 1 tbs of chia seeds over the toast. Sprinkle the granola over – great crunch topping! Drizzle with a good quality of raw honey (or your sweetener of choice like pure maple syrup). Enjoy! Full recipe here: http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/ezekiel-toast-with-sunflower-seed-butter-banana-and-chia-seeds/
PUMPKIN PROTEIN BARS || Happy almost Thanksgiving. If you haven't had these yet, now is your chance. A much healthier (& still way delish!) alternative to pumpkin pie. I actually also make these throughout the year! Recipe in the link for ya. Enjoy!
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PUMPKIN PROTEIN BARS || Happy almost Thanksgiving. If you haven't had these yet, now is your chance. A much healthier (& still way delish!) alternative to pumpkin pie. I actually also make these throughout the year! Recipe in the link for ya. Enjoy! #monimeals  #monitreats . http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/protein-pumpkin-bars/
"LIGHT" SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE! || Confession: I make this delicious recipe all year long not just for Thanksgiving. Only 1/4 c butter! It's so good and sweet potatoes have always made my top ten healthiest thing to eat (especially for women). Enjoy for Thanksgiving - or any time! People LOVE this dish. Enjoy! 🍠 
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INGREDIENTS
2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
3/4 coconut sugar, or can use packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp salt
Dash or 2 of cinnamon, optional
1/2 pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, divided
DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Place the sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with cold water.  Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 mins or until tender.  Drain, cool slightly.
2. Place potatoes in a large bowl. Add sugar and next 3 ingredients through vanilla. Mash sweet potato mixture with a potato masher. Fold in 1/4 cup pecans. Scape potato mixture into an even layer in an 11 by 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup pecans. Bake at 375 F for 25 mins until golden.  Enjoy!
Full recipe: http://monimeals.com/baking/lighter-traditional-sweet-potato-pie-casserole/
"LIGHT" SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE! || Confession: I make this delicious recipe all year long not just for Thanksgiving. Only 1/4 c butter! It's so good and sweet potatoes have always made my top ten healthiest thing to eat (especially for women). Enjoy for Thanksgiving - or any time! People LOVE this dish. Enjoy! 🍠 #ontheblog  #monimeals  INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 3/4 coconut sugar, or can use packed brown sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 tsp salt Dash or 2 of cinnamon, optional 1/2 pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, divided DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Place the sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 mins or until tender. Drain, cool slightly. 2. Place potatoes in a large bowl. Add sugar and next 3 ingredients through vanilla. Mash sweet potato mixture with a potato masher. Fold in 1/4 cup pecans. Scape potato mixture into an even layer in an 11 by 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup pecans. Bake at 375 F for 25 mins until golden. Enjoy! Full recipe: http://monimeals.com/baking/lighter-traditional-sweet-potato-pie-casserole/
NO BAKE BANANA, CHOCOLATE CHIP, COCONUT BITES! || These lil' babes are so good and so easy! Packed with all natural ingredients & a perfect healthy treat anytime.
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INGREDIENTS
1 very ripe banana
1 1/2 cups gf oats
1 tbs raw honey
1 tsp coconut oil, soft
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbs coconut flakes
2 tbs chocolate chips
dash of cinnamon
dash of fine sea salt
DIRECTIONS
1. Add everything to a food processor except the coconut flakes and chocolate chips. Process until you get a dough-like texture (about 1 min). Scrap the sides and add the coconut flakes and chocolate chips. Stir together well.
2. Now you can either roll into balls or place on parchment paper with cooking spray and form a more cookie shape. Place in the fridge/freezer to firm up. Done. Enjoy!
Full recipe: http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/no-bake-banana-chocolate-chip-coconut-bites/
NO BAKE BANANA, CHOCOLATE CHIP, COCONUT BITES! || These lil' babes are so good and so easy! Packed with all natural ingredients & a perfect healthy treat anytime. #ontheblog  #monimeals  #monitreats  INGREDIENTS 1 very ripe banana 1 1/2 cups gf oats 1 tbs raw honey 1 tsp coconut oil, soft 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 tbs coconut flakes 2 tbs chocolate chips dash of cinnamon dash of fine sea salt DIRECTIONS 1. Add everything to a food processor except the coconut flakes and chocolate chips. Process until you get a dough-like texture (about 1 min). Scrap the sides and add the coconut flakes and chocolate chips. Stir together well. 2. Now you can either roll into balls or place on parchment paper with cooking spray and form a more cookie shape. Place in the fridge/freezer to firm up. Done. Enjoy! Full recipe: http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/no-bake-banana-chocolate-chip-coconut-bites/
5 MONI TIPS TO CONQUER FOOD CRAVINGS! || This is so important especially this time of year! Many people have issues with controlling food cravings. After all, no one is perfect… Including me. Yep I said it. I want to share with you my awesome tips that help me and that help all my amazing clients. Read my full article in much more depth with way more tips at my fitness site here:http://monicanelsonfitness.com/blog/fitness/5-moni-tips-to-conquer-those-food-cravings/
TO HELP YOUR CRAVINGS FOCUS ON:
1. Don't Skip Meals.
2. Drink Tons of Water.
3. Sleep.
4. What, besides Eating, Soothes You?
5. Do Not Beat Yourself Up.
Bonus tip: put a timer on for 20 mins and if it's a true craving you'll still have it. Otherwise you'll notice it was an emotion. 
What are some of your favorite tips?
5 MONI TIPS TO CONQUER FOOD CRAVINGS! || This is so important especially this time of year! Many people have issues with controlling food cravings. After all, no one is perfect… Including me. Yep I said it. I want to share with you my awesome tips that help me and that help all my amazing clients. Read my full article in much more depth with way more tips at my fitness site here:http://monicanelsonfitness.com/blog/fitness/5-moni-tips-to-conquer-those-food-cravings/ TO HELP YOUR CRAVINGS FOCUS ON: 1. Don't Skip Meals. 2. Drink Tons of Water. 3. Sleep. 4. What, besides Eating, Soothes You? 5. Do Not Beat Yourself Up. Bonus tip: put a timer on for 20 mins and if it's a true craving you'll still have it. Otherwise you'll notice it was an emotion. What are some of your favorite tips?
NO BAKE Banana Chocolate Chip & Coconut Bites. Stay tuned for this awesome recipe! Great for all -even the kids. I'm hooked.
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NO BAKE Banana Chocolate Chip & Coconut Bites. Stay tuned for this awesome recipe! Great for all -even the kids. I'm hooked. #monimeals  #monitreats 
"Light" Pumpkin Seed Granola! Made with pumpkin seeds, almonds, coconut flakes, flax seeds, pumpkin spice, gf oats & all natural goodness. So delish! Recipe #ontheblog (link)
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http://monimeals.com/baking/light-pumpkin-seed-granola/
"Light" Pumpkin Seed Granola! Made with pumpkin seeds, almonds, coconut flakes, flax seeds, pumpkin spice, gf oats & all natural goodness. So delish! Recipe #ontheblog  (link) #monimeals  #monitreats  http://monimeals.com/baking/light-pumpkin-seed-granola/
"CHICKPEA" NOODLE SOUP WITH SPAGHETTI SQUASH! || This is so good & good for you! I replace the noodles with spaghetti squash, instead of chicken I use chickpeas and instead of potatoes I use parsnips. You are going to love it! Enjoy.
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INGREDIENTS

1 tbs olive oil
1 med yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cups carrots, peeled and sliced- I use a variety of carrots
1-1 1/2 cups parsnips, sliced or could sub with potatoes
1 cup celery, sliced
1 tsp fresh Thyme, dried works
1 tsp fresh Rosemary, dried works
fresh ground pepper (to taste)
8 oz of cooked Spaghetti squash (or noodles) 
15 oz canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
5 c vegetable broth
1-2 cups water
salt to taste and crushed Red pepper flakes (optional)
DIRECTIONS

1. In a large dutch oven, Add the oil and onions and saute for about 5 mins. Add garlic, carrots, parsnips, celery, thyme, rosemary, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes (if using) and saute for about another 2-3 mins.
2. Add chickpeas, vegetable broth, and water - bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for about 10 mins.
3. Add spaghetti squash or noodles (I cut into thirds so it is easier to eat). Simmer until noodles are done and add salt to your liking. Enjoy! Full recipe here: http://monimeals.com/meals/chickpea-noodle-soup/
"CHICKPEA" NOODLE SOUP WITH SPAGHETTI SQUASH! || This is so good & good for you! I replace the noodles with spaghetti squash, instead of chicken I use chickpeas and instead of potatoes I use parsnips. You are going to love it! Enjoy. #monimeals  INGREDIENTS 1 tbs olive oil 1 med yellow onion, thinly sliced 2 cloves of garlic, minced 2 cups carrots, peeled and sliced- I use a variety of carrots 1-1 1/2 cups parsnips, sliced or could sub with potatoes 1 cup celery, sliced 1 tsp fresh Thyme, dried works 1 tsp fresh Rosemary, dried works fresh ground pepper (to taste) 8 oz of cooked Spaghetti squash (or noodles) 15 oz canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained 5 c vegetable broth 1-2 cups water salt to taste and crushed Red pepper flakes (optional) DIRECTIONS 1. In a large dutch oven, Add the oil and onions and saute for about 5 mins. Add garlic, carrots, parsnips, celery, thyme, rosemary, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes (if using) and saute for about another 2-3 mins. 2. Add chickpeas, vegetable broth, and water - bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for about 10 mins. 3. Add spaghetti squash or noodles (I cut into thirds so it is easier to eat). Simmer until noodles are done and add salt to your liking. Enjoy! Full recipe here: http://monimeals.com/meals/chickpea-noodle-soup/
DARK CACAO BLISS BITES! || Instead of eating ridiculous amounts of candy this Halloween, try these! If you're a true chocoholic such as myself, these are right up your alley! Very easy too. All you need is 1...maybe 2. 
2 cups cacao nibs
1 tbs maca powder
2 ounces of cacao powder
1 1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup almond butter
1/3 cup coconut nectar, or can use yukon syrup
3 tbs coconut oil
1 tbs pure vanilla extract
Dash of cinnamon (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
Finely grind the cacao nibs in a grinder (coffee grinder is great). Mix all ingredients by hand in a bowl until mixture is consistent. Scoop out balls using a small cookie scoop or ice cream scoop. Place on parchment paper. Balls can be served right away or placed in the fridge to firm up. Store in the freezer and delicious for 2 weeks! Enjoy. Thanks to my awesome yoga teacher for the original recipe. 
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Full recipe: http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/dark-cacao-bliss-bites/
DARK CACAO BLISS BITES! || Instead of eating ridiculous amounts of candy this Halloween, try these! If you're a true chocoholic such as myself, these are right up your alley! Very easy too. All you need is 1...maybe 2. 2 cups cacao nibs 1 tbs maca powder 2 ounces of cacao powder 1 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 cup almond butter 1/3 cup coconut nectar, or can use yukon syrup 3 tbs coconut oil 1 tbs pure vanilla extract Dash of cinnamon (optional) DIRECTIONS: Finely grind the cacao nibs in a grinder (coffee grinder is great). Mix all ingredients by hand in a bowl until mixture is consistent. Scoop out balls using a small cookie scoop or ice cream scoop. Place on parchment paper. Balls can be served right away or placed in the fridge to firm up. Store in the freezer and delicious for 2 weeks! Enjoy. Thanks to my awesome yoga teacher for the original recipe. #monitreats  #monimeals  #chocolatelovers  Full recipe: http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/dark-cacao-bliss-bites/
Homemade Honey Walnut Cashew Butter with a crisp organic apple! Perfect Fall snack, treat or healthy dessert. I make a batch for all week long.

If you want the recipe: http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/honey-walnut-cashew-butter/ 👌🏻 🍯 🍎 #monimeals #monitreats
Homemade Honey Walnut Cashew Butter with a crisp organic apple! Perfect Fall snack, treat or healthy dessert. I make a batch for all week long. If you want the recipe: http://monimeals.com/lightened-up-treats/honey-walnut-cashew-butter/ 👌🏻 🍯 🍎 #monimeals  #monitreats