Naked Greens Superfood Greens Powder Product Review

Naked Greens Superfood Greens Powder Product Review

It’s always best to get your nutrition from whole foods, but sometimes it’s useful to have a quality superfood greens powder as a supplement on hand. They can be very convenient when you’re traveling, when you’re having those extra busy days, or when you think you might just not be consuming enough green vegetables in your diet. Naked Nutrition recently reached out to us to tell us about their Naked Greens Superfood Powder. One scoop of their super greens powder provides the equivalent of 2 servings of green vegetables and grasses. It’s vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free. It’s also free of any...

Recipe: Gluten-free and Dairy-free Carrot Muffins

Recipe: Gluten-free and Dairy-free Carrot Muffins

This recipe was initially inspired by a gluten-free carrot cake recipe. I decided to make it dairy-free as well and lower in sugar. It turned out to be more of savory carrot muffin, just lightly sweetened with brown sugar and raisins. Feel free to adjust the sugar level to your preference. For the spices, I used cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Cardamon and cloves are good choices for spices too. I always have to remind myself to use them sparingly though because they can be very pungent. Coconut oil is used instead of butter. The chopped walnuts and coconut flakes add...

Smoked Salmon Egg Casserole

Smoked Salmon Egg Casserole

If you enjoyed the protein-packed crustless quiche, then you’re likely to also fancy this smoked salmon egg casserole. This recipe was adapted from The Performance Paleo Cookbook from Steph Gaudreau with a few added tweaks. This is one of my go-to meal prep recipes. It stores well in the fridge for a few days and makes a good 6-8 servings depending on the size of the slice. It’s high protein, low carb, and easily ready in under an hour. Ingredients:– 1 tbsp coconut oil– 2 medium sized zucchini, grated– 2 green onions, thinly sliced– 4 large eggs, beaten– 4 egg...

Recipe: Sweet Potato Waffle’d Breakfast Sandwich

Recipe: Sweet Potato Waffle’d Breakfast Sandwich

Here’s a fun take on your classic breakfast sandwich. Instead of breakfast muffins, we are using waffles made with sweet potatoes. The sweet potatoes are grated, bound with an egg, and pressed into a waffle shape. Works best with a waffle iron. It flattens the sweet potatoes and also leaves nice crispy grill marks. The waffle’d sandwich is gluten-free and also a nice grain-free alternative. Ingredients: Coconut oil cooking spray 2 large eggs (one for the waffle, one for the fried egg) 1 medium sweet potato, grated pinch of cumin pinch of tumeric 1 tsp coconut oil 1 cup baby...

Recipe: Beef and Shiitake Mushroom Stir Fry

Recipe: Beef and Shiitake Mushroom Stir Fry

Shiitake mushrooms are popular in East Asian cuisine. Not only are they delicious and filled with umami flavor, they also have nutritious properties. Shiitake mushrooms provide a rich combination of B vitamins and along with minerals like copper, zinc, and selenium. It’s a healthy source of carbohydrates, low in fat, and also provides dietary fiber. Shiitake mushrooms are great in sautes, stir frys, and also a nice addition to soups or broths. Fresh shiitake mushrooms are harder to find sometimes, so I tend to stock up on dried ones. I find it very convenient to have a large bag of...

My recipe for Chicken Larb Lettuce Wraps

My recipe for Chicken Larb Lettuce Wraps

Here’s a simple recipe for chicken larb. There’s many versions of this dish, sometimes using minced pork instead of minced chicken. Larb is known for its lightly spicy, citrus sweet and salty flavors. The common ingredients you’ll find are lemongrass, lime, red peppers flakes, and fish sauce. This refreshing dish can be served as a salad wrap over lettuce leaves. Chicken larb is also great over rice too. Ingredients for dressing: 1 tbsp fish sauce 1 tbsp coconut aminos juice of 1 lime zest of 1 lime 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes Ingredients for chicken: 1 tbsp coconut oil...

Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole Recipe

Sweet Potato and Apple Casserole Recipe

If you’re a fan of bread pudding, this baked dish will definitely fancy you. This casserole makes a delicious breakfast but can be enjoyed as a sweet and savory dessert too. It combines sweet potato and apples with a pumpkin spice blend, bounded together with eggs and coconut cream. We used typical orange sweet potatoes here. For the apple, we used Granny Smith, but other apples good for baking include Honeycrisp, Braeburn, Pink Lady, Cala, Jonagold, and Cortland. For the coconut cream, we’ve tried half fat and full fat. With half fat, the dish has a bit lighter and softer,...

Recipe: Turkey Zucchini Carrot Meatballs

Recipe: Turkey Zucchini Carrot Meatballs

This is one of my favorite recipes for easy, portable breakfast meals. It’s high in protein, low carb, and very versatile. The basic recipe incorporates ground poultry, grated vegetables, and seasoning. I’ve made it with ground chicken and ground turkey, either works fine. For a juicier meatball, I’d recommend a mixture that’s about 94% lean. For the vegetables, I usually grate carrots and zucchini. Sometimes I change it up by using different colored carrots and/or yellow or green zucchini squashes. Onions are optional. Garlic is too. I used ground mustard seed and dill here, but you can use any herb...

Pineapple Cauliflower Fried Rice with Shrimp

Pineapple Cauliflower Fried Rice with Shrimp

Fried rice can be such a guilty pleasure. Left over rice, eggs, and veggies stir fried together creates such a cozy and hearty dish. The best thing about fried rice is that there’s so many versions and each recipe is very adaptable. Pineapple fried rice is one of my favorite versions. The sweet and juicy taste of the pineapples really accentuate all the flavors in the dish. Here’s a recipe for pineapple fried rice that’s grain-free and lower in carbohydrates. I use cauliflower rice in place of regular rice and added baby shrimp for some additional protein. If you’re making...

Recipe: Vietnamese Sour Soup (Canh Chua)

Recipe: Vietnamese Sour Soup (Canh Chua)

The salmon steak reminds me of Vietnamese Sour Soup, one of the childhood dishes my mother would make. While Vietnamese Sour Soup is commonly made with catfish, my mother often substituted salmon steak. So when I saw salmon steak on sale recently while grocery shopping, I picked up a piece and decided to put together a pot of Sour Soup. Vietnamese Sour Soup, as known as Canh Chua, has a unique and fragrant taste. It combines sweet and sour flavors with an option of spicy. The sour flavor comes from tamarind and the sweet comes from fresh pineapple. There are...