Cauliflower Steaks with Tomato Sauce & Micro-greens

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Cauliflower Steaks with Tomato Sauce & MicrogreensCauliflower Steaks with Tomato Sauce & Micro-greens

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 
large heads cauliflower (25 to 30 oz each)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil + additional for drizzling
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika, divided
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt + additional as needed
  • 11/2-2 cups unsalted tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup microgreens, for garnish
  • 2 tbsp unsalted pine  nuts, toasted
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds, toasted

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Trim stems of cauliflower heads so that cauliflower sits flat upright. Cut each cauliflower vertically into two ¾-inch-thick steaks, making 4 steaks total. (Reserve remaining cauliflower for another use.) Arrange on prepared baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together oil, 1 tsp paprika, pepper and salt; brush half of mixture over cauliflower. Roast for 10 minutes. Turn and brush with remaining oil mixture; roast until tender and golden brown, about 25 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine tomato sauce, remaining 1 tsp smoked paprika and additional salt as needed; heat on low until warmed. Place 1 cauliflower steak on each plate and garnish with microgreens, pine nuts and sesame seeds. Drizzle each with additional oil.

PER SERVING (1 steak with sauce and garnishes): Calories: 220, Total Fat: 18 g, Sat. Fat: 2 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g, Carbs: 15 g, Fiber: 5.5 g, Sugars: 7 g, Protein: 5 g, Sodium: 678 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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almond cook

Ingredients:
olive or coconut oil cooking spray,
1 cup unsalted almond butter, stirred well,
3/4 cup Sucanat (sugar cane natural – or Truvia baking blend),
1 large egg,
1/2 tsp baking soda,
1/4 tsp sea salt,
3 oz dark chocolate (70% or greater), broken into small pieces,

Instructions:

ONE: Preheat oven to 350° F. In a medium bowl, stir together the first 5 ingredients until blended. Stir in chocolate.
TWO: Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and let cool for 15 minutes more.

Sweet Greens Smoothie Bowl

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unspecified-2-300x336Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 15 g (about 1 scoop) vanilla pea protein powder
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup cold water, more as needed

For the toppings:

  • 1/4 cup sliced banana
  • 1/4 sliced kiwi
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes

Instructions:

 

  • Place all of the smoothie ingredients in blender and mix until everything is smooth and well blended.
  • Add the cold water as needed, to desired thickness.
  • Pour into a serving bowl and top with fruit and coconut flakes.