Easy, Cheap, Healthy Recipes

#Healthy Roundup – Current Top Trends

Twitter

Here are the top #health and #healthy topics each state is tweeting about!
Go Jersey, get them #gains!
Top Heath Tweets In Every State On Twitter
Full list below if you want it!

Instagram

Which Yogurt Snack Has Better Calories and Protein
Kind, Granola, Yoplait vs. Light & Fit, Cheerios, Banana, one has about half the calories!
Type: Recipe, lots of good tips!
Popularity: 5682 likes
Category: #nutrition
Which Yogurt Snack Has Better Calories and Protein@cartergood

Vegan Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread and Muffins
#vegan, made with coconut oil, eggless, applesauce and yum (aka chocolate).
Type: Recipe, lots of good tips!
Popularity: 6995 likes
Category: #cleaneating
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread and Muffins (Vegan)Baker by Nature

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Mozzarella Sticks
Cut into sticks, chill, then bread and deep fry…do you consider this healthy?
Type: Recipe video
Popularity: 76,206 views
Category: #eathealthy – wait what?
Spinach and artichoke dip mozzarella sticksEatWithAfiya

Pinterest

Grilled Chicken and Quinoa Burrito Bowls with Avocado Salsa
Chicken, Avocados, red onion, greek yogurt, cilantro…and it looks just stunning! Look at those colors!
Type: Recipe
Popularity: 35 made it
Category: search “clean eating”
Grilled Chicken and Quinoa Burrito Bowls with Avocado SalsaCooking Classy

15 Things to Do When You Have the Worst Headache Ever
Some of these are just weird…eat something spicy? Does this actually work? Or anyone tried #2?
Type: LifeHack
Popularity: 25 tried it
Category: search “healthy”
15 Things to Do When You Have the Worst Headache EverPureWow

Iced Coffee Protein Shake Recipe to lose weight — 115 Calories per serving!
Dude, almond milk, banana, protein powder, coffee? Yaaas! Did I say coffee? Iced, wonderful, coffee?
Type: Recipe, with video
Popularity: 36 made it
Category: search “healthy”
Iced Coffee Protein Shake Recipe to lose weight -- 115 Calories per servingListotic

Skinny Bruschetta Chicken
Dude, almond milk, banana, protein powder, coffee? Yaaas! Did I say coffee? Iced, wonderful, coffee?
Type: Recipe
Popularity: 15 made it
Category: search “healthy”
Skinny Bruschetta ChickenDomestic Superhero

And For No Reason…
A little bonus.
Category: awesome
bonus cool food thingCredit: boredpanda

Health Blogs

Chicken, perfect, delicious, fresh, flavor, salmon, squash, and still a little summer!
Healthy Blogs This Week - Chicken, perfect, delicious, fresh, flavor, salmon, squash, and still a little summer
Baked
5-Ingredient Buffalo Chicken Baked Hummus Dip
Breakfast
Overnight Oats Blueberry Chia Jam
Chicken!
Loaded Chicken Salad: Four Ways
Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs
Stupid Easy Chicken Fried Rice
30 Minute Thai Chicken Noodle Soup – with curry and coconut flavor
Cubano Chicken (Pickle, Ham and Swiss Chicken Roll Ups)
Cook
Make Your Own Slow Cooker Beef Bone Broth
Delicious
Delicious Miso Chicken and Ramen with Blue Apron
Crispy Baked Honey BBQ Chicken Wings
Easy
Super Fast Goat Cheese Crostini
Quick and Easy Cherry Tomato Salad
Flavor – definitely those Kabobs above!
Fresh to death!
Hummus Crusted Salmon with Lemon Arugula Salad
Lime
(Instant Pot) Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Cilantro Lime Quinoa
Love
A Whole Lot Of Love! Raw Cashew Butter Love!
Meal
Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 91)
How to Build a Nourishing Bowl
Minutes
Crispy Boneless Breaded Pork Chops in the Air Fryer
Perfect
Strawberry Jam Filled Oat Muffins
Salad
Gluten-Free Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
Creamy Potato Artichoke Salad
Salmon – see fresh!
Squash
Harvest Butternut Squash Farro Salad
Sun Dried Tomato & Artichoke Spaghetti Squash Boats
Summer
Breakfast Panzanella

Twitter Health Topics in Each State Full List

AL, Gym
AK, Hiking
AZ, Quinoa
AR, Salad
CA, Poke
CO, Cannabis
CT, Coffee
DE, Crisp
FL, Strawberry
GA, Habits
HI, Vegan
ID, Fitwife
IL, Diet
IN, Cafe
IA, Ready
KS, Yum
KY, Heal
LA, Clean Eating
ME, Plant Based
MD, Workout
MA, Learn
MI, Cancer
MN, Dinner
MS, Greens
MO, Dr
MT, Nutrition
NE, Love
NV, Coach
NH, Zesty
NJ, Gains
NM, Coffee
NY, Breakfast
NC, Try
ND, Smoothie
OH, Micropreneur
OK, Fresh
OR, Tea
PA, Motivation
RI, #Paleo
SC, Quick
SD, Dj
TN, Faith
TX, Body
UT, Home
VT, Resolution
VA, #Fitfam
WA, Foodie
WV, NonGMO
WI, Avocado
WY, Christian

[Recipe] 2-Ingredient Cookies: Easiest in the World

Sorry, this one won’t help you much in the healthy category, but they sure are easy!

Ingredients: 

  •  1 can of pumpkin – 30 oz (or even 3/4 a can, they are really moist already!)
  • 1 box of spice cake mix
  • Thats it!

In our case, we didn’t have spice cake on hand, but everyone has a yellow cake around, right? Just add:

  • Whatever spice you can find. We had allspice, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice.

Mix. No seriously, that’s all there is to it.

It is really light and fluffy.

Cover a cookie sheet with either:

  • parchment paper or
  • cooking spray

and blob ’em on.

  • Cook for 13 – 15 min (possibly even less)
  • At 350

By the way, if you use cooking oil and your cookie sheet is a bit warped, these are so light they might slide a bit! 🙂

While they don’t need it, you can make a simple, quick frosting glaze with:

  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Milk
  • Butter

Basically whatever amounts of each, you can’t really mess this up.

Drizzle. No seriously, I told you this was easy.

Those darker ones have a little cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice in the slatherin’ sauce.

Did I mention that they are really moist and light? As you can imagine with just the cake plus pumpkin.

The whole think takes 20, maybe 30 minutes and the result is delicious!

 

[Recipe] Quick Snack for Family Fun Night – Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie

This is the simplest recipe ever, but there are a couple things you can do to always have a quick, easy, healthy snack around for the family to share.
Prep

  1. Always have a few bags of frozen fruit in the freezer – best advice ever! You can use them in so many healthy quick snacks, they keep forever, and they are already cut up and easy!
  2. Invest in a good blender (Ninja!) – smoothies are easy and you can just sorta throw whatever healthy things you have around into one quickly for a snack, and sneak a serving of veggies in for the kids!

20160320_204357Recipe

Seriously don’t get hung up on a recipe for smoothies, just keep it healthy, include at least one fruit that is pretty sweet, and think about thinks that usually go together for the most part. See below for a second bonus smoothie recipe, but for this family snack we used:

  • 1.5 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1.5 cups frozen mangos
  • 1.5 cups plain (unsweetened) Greek yogurt

Blend. Yup, its that easy! The juice from the fruits makes it liquid enough (it may help to slightly defrost), and you can add ice if you want a more frozen drink, but it really doesn’t have to be complex!

20160320_204341Add it all to a big family-size cup and some colorful straws (add them to the things to keep on hand – kids love picking them out!), and you have a delicious snack that is quick enough not to disrupt family time but full of vitamins and energy.

Bonus Recipe

Nick sometimes goes all out and mixes all kinds of crazy things to make a whole meal in a smoothie, so just to give you the idea of the types of things you can throw in for a quick meal:

  • 1 Whole Apple (just take off stem, wash, and quarter. Seeds will blend)
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Carrot (after everything you won’t even taste it. Peel and wash and throw in whole!)
  • 1 “squirt” honey
  • 1 “handful” Oatmeal
  • 1 “sploosh” Yogurt
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Protein – either a couple Tbs nuts or Peanut butter, or for a much more healthy and tasty route: Plexus 96

Blend for a huge amount of vitamins, a full meal, and a boost of energy and head out the door in just a few minutes.