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To Eggplant Or Not To Eggplant?

Eggplant and Chicken Stir-Fry

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Ok, so really there’s no question whether to eggplant or not with this dish.

The sweet and spiciness of this dish will make you want to have this for dinner for at least a week straight! Instead of soy sauce I used Coconut Aminos and Harissa paste for the extra kick.

It’s getting hot in here. 😉

Ingredients: Serves 4

  • Eggplant, medium size, diced into cubes
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 cups shaven brussel sprouts
  • 1/2 tbsp Harissa Paste (I got mine from Trader Joes)
  • 4 tablespoons Coconut Aminos 
  • 8 ounces chicken breast, cooked, diced into bite size pieces

Directions:

  • Cook chicken and set aside (I seasoned mine with garlic powder, black pepper, and paprika.)
  • Combine harissa paste and coconut aminos in a small bowl, set aside.
  • Spray a medium size pan with cooking spray. On medium heat, cook diced eggplant, mushrooms, and shaven brussel sprouts until tender. Once tender, stir in cooked chicken and harissa/coconut amino mixture. Stirring to make sure everything is coated evenly.
  • Top cooked brown rice with the Eggplant and Chicken stir-fry, sprinkles of green onion, and enjoy!

Pro-tip: This stir-fry can be topped on riced cauliflower and quinoa too! The choice is yours.


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This is Halloween

Pumpkin and Dark Chocolate Overnight Porridge.

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Overnight porridge has become a huge staple in out house.

There is nothing more satisfying than preparing breakfast the night before and taking 2.5 seconds to throw is all together in the morning.

Major WINNING.

Ingredients: (Serves 1, Calories 332, Protein 21g, Carbs 48g, Fat 8g)

Note* double each layer recipe below to make two servings

Pumpkin layer-

  • 1/4 cup Multigrain Hot Cereal (Trader Joes)
  • 1 tablespoon pure pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup Siggis 0% plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon Plnt Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Spice
  • 5 drops Pumpkin Spice Liquid Stevia drops

Dark Chocolate layer-

  • 1/4 cup Multigrain Hot Cereal (Trader Joes)
  • 1 tablespoon Hershey’s Special  Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder
  •  1/4 cup Siggis 0% plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon Plnt Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 5 drops liquid stevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Other-

Directions:

  • Place all Pumpkin layer and Dark Chocolate layer ingredients in TWO SEPARATE jars, top each with a lid, shake, and refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning, layer how you’d like, and top with granola! 🙂

Editor note: Really wish I would have added a Peanut Butter Cup to the top of this…


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Oh So Crispy Brown Rice Pumpkin Bars

Crispy Brown Rice Pumpkin Bars

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No tricks, just treats here today. 🙂

Who doesn’t love a rice crispy treat?

I remember going to Starbucks at least twice a week in high school and indulging in their marshmallow crispy treats, paired along side a caramel frap. Those were the days!

These Crispy Brown Rice Pumpkin Bars do not taste like a marshmallow crispy treat… but they are not supposed to! They are filled with yummy Pumpkin Peanut Butter and drizzled with Dark Chocolate.

SO FALL I CANNOT EVEN.

Ingredients:

Without Chocolate drizzle- (Serves 9,  Calories 150, Carbs 22g, Protein 4g, Fat 5g)

Directions:

  • Put pumpkin peanut butter, coconut nectar, and vanilla extract into a small sauce pan and heat over a low heat until the mixture becomes warm and syrupy.
  • While your pumpkin peanut butter syrup is heating, spray a large bowl with cooking spray before adding the brown rice cereal. Pour the obey gooey pumpkin peanut butter syrup over the cereal and combine until all of the rice crisps are evenly coated.
  • Transfer crispies into an 8×8-baking dish that has been lightly coated with non-stick cooking spray. Pat them down and make them nice and even, pop in the fridge about ten minutes.
  • While the crispies are in the fridge, place dark chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe dish and heat until chips are completely melted. Stirring every 15 seconds or so.
  • Take crispies out of the fridge, drizzle dark chocolate on top, and return to the refrigerator. After about an hour, cut into 9 squares, and enjoy!

Tip: You can add in other goodies to the brown rice crisps before combine the pumpkin peanut butter syrup! Next time I want to add in raw pumpkin seeds. YUM!


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The Nicest Mean Matcha You’ve Ever Met

Matcha Overnight Porridge with Pumpkin Butter topping

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Never thought I’d be pairing Matcha and Pumpkin together…

This fall I am convinced that Pumpkin can pretty much pair with everything. So I figured, hey, why not Matcha?!

This overnight porridge went beyond my expectations and I know you will become a “Pumpkin Everything” believer after you taste this. 🙂

Ingredients: (Calories: 368, Protein 21g, Carbs 49g, Fat 11g)

Overnight Porridge-

Toppings-

  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin Pure
  • 1/2 tablespoon Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 teaspoon Pancake Syrup
  • 1/4 Banana, sliced

Directions:

  • Place all porridge ingredients in a jar, put the lid on, and Shake! Refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning, combine and stir pumpkin pure, pumpkin peanut butter, pumpkin spice, and pancake syrup.
  • Place porridge in serving cup (or eat straight from the jar you used!), top with Pumpkin Peanut butter, and garnish with banana slices.

Now enjoy! 🙂


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Caffeinate Me

Superfood Chocolate Caramel Coffee Smoothie

Sponsored by Vitamin Shoppe, all opinions are my own.

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Some days I like my coffee black.

Other days I want a coffee that will take me on a sweet tooth caffeine adventure. 🙂

Being the sweet tooth gal that I am, I have to make sure I’m still getting my greens along with my chocolate fix.

Thankfully Amazing Grass Cacao Chocolate Infused Green Superfood powder makes it easy to achieve daily doses of greens and benefits of cacao!

Caffeinated and feeling reallllll good.

Ingredients: (Serves 1- Calories 298, Protein 27g, Carbs 24g, Fat 12g)

Directions:

  • Place everything in blender, blend on high speed, and DRINK UP.

Bonus Tip: You can make this into a Pumpkin Chocolate Coffee smoothie by adding pumpkin pure and pumpkin spice. Now that sounds Yummy! 😛