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5 Minute Vegetarian Panini! A Fitspirational Classic

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In a hurry? Need some thing quick but still want to stay healthy?

This 5 minute vegetarian panini is GREAT because you can pre-prepare 3 different kinds at the beginning of the week, and after a few minutes on a panini maker; they’re ready to eat!

If you pre-prepare all the ingredients you want on your panini, and keep them individually ready-to-eat in your fridge- it makes for a quick and healthy meal on the go.

I made this panini last night in less then 5 minutes and it took me 2 minutes to heat it up today on my pink panini maker. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think sandwiches get any faster then that.

 

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Fast, easy, and delicious; a perfect combination for anyone with a busy schedule!

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Quick smoothie tip- switch up your fruits and veggies!

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Put some variety in your morning smoothies!

If you switch up your fruits and veggies every morning, your body will get a great weekly variation of nutrients.

Your hair, nails and skin will thank you for it 🙂

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Baked Parmesan Garlic Asparagus, Yum!

The healthiest most delicious way to eat asparagus has finally been discovered by your truly! These easy little green strands of mouth watering heaven only take about 10 mins to put together, and will honestly take your breath away. If you’re an asparagus hated(as I was about 3 months ago) this is a GREAT way to fall in love with your vegetable arch enemy. The Garlic and Parmesan cheese are perfect compliments to it’s delicious flavors.

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Yum, this is how they will look in the end! I paired my Parmesan garlic asparagus with a piece of whole wheat toast and some avocado slices.

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If it’s on sale, I prefer to buy organic asparagus

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Mince 4-5 cloves of garlic, mix in a Ziploc bag with about 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and a table spoon of olive oil. Olive oil is a healthier version of vegetable oil, so I like to use it whenever I can. (I’ll make a post about the difference between the two a bit later.)

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Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 7-10 mins (until golden brown.)

Ingredients:

  • Fresh minced garlic
  • Fresh grated Parmesan cheese (you can substitute vegan or your favorite cheese here)
  • Organic asparagus

What to do:

  1. Mince Garlic, grate cheese
  2. Add mixture of garlic and cheese to a Ziploc bag along with 1 tbsp of olive oil
  3. Using your hands, add the asparagus to the mixture and rub the ingredients around in the bag for about 2 mins. This is to evenly distribute the flavors to every piece of asparagus and make every one of them extra savory 🙂
  4. Place the contents of the bag onto a piece of tinfoil and bake for 7-10 mins (until they appear golden brown.)
  5. Eat and enjoy!

Easy, delicious and will impress any guests that you have over 🙂

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Spicy smashed Baby Potatoes with Garlic and Cheese

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These easy little potatoes are SO delicious, and way better for you then french fries!

Baked instead of fried, no grease or oil involved.

Ingredients:

  • Baby yellow potatoes
  • Fresh minces garlic
  • Parmesan cheese (grated) 
  • Cayenne pepper (or spice of choice)

What to do:

  1. Boil your washed baby potatoes for 5-10 mins (until relatively soft)
  2. Place baby potatoes on a tin foil covered cooking sheet, and pre-heat oven to 350
  3. Smash lightly with the bottom of a glass (or a potato smasher if you have one. I didn’t so the bottom of a glass worked great!) Make sure not to smash too hard or they tend to crumble and not look so appetizing. 
  4. Sprinkle grated Parmesan and fresh garlic over every baby potato, followed by cayenne pepper
  5. Bake for 5-10 mins (until golden brown)

So easy, so delicious, and a wonderful snack for in between meals! 

 

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Honey Roasted Brussel Sprouts!

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These delicious little green cuties are the perfect mid-day snack!

My Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts only take about 10-15 minutes to throw together. The taste is a mouthwatering combination of sweet and savory flavors, with a healthy spin.

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Ingredients

  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Pepper
  • (Any desired spices, I used a bit of cayenne pepper as well)
  • Honey
  • Olive Oil

What to do:

  1. Boil the Brussels sprouts for 5-8 minutes (until tender)
  2. Cut each Brussels sprout in half, and toss the halves into a hot pan with a bit of olive oil and pepper
  3. Let them sit until they become a beautiful hint of brown (usually 1-2 minutes)
  4. Drizzle a bit of honey over the Brussels sprouts in the pan
  5. Remove from heat, and drizzle with a bit more honey on the plate followed by a slight pinch of cayenne pepper
  6. Enjoy!

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Summer Challenge

Welcome Cassii to the beginning list of Fabulous SUMMER RECIPE Challengers:

  1. CARLY
  2. CAROLYN
  3. Edna
  4. Taileen
  5. Brianna
  6. ELISE
  7. Brandon
  8. BRANDIE
  9. AMY
  10. Cassii

If you’d like to join the growing list of followers who are part of the SUMMER CHALLENGE: 2 NEW RECIPES A WEEK!, message me your name HERE and I’ll add you (along with a link to your blog, as well as the two foods you’re thinking about making this week) to this list!

All you have to do is make two new recipes a week till the end of summer and blog about it. So easy, so fun!

Also, don’t forget to post your recipes and send me the link, so I can reblog it on the new official Summer Recipe Challenge page 🙂

Let’s all make friends and fill our bellies with delicious new recipes for summer!

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Get your name on the list!

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Beginning list of Fabulous Summer Recipe Challengers:

  1. CARLY
  2. CAROLYN
  3. Edna
  4. Taileen
  5. Brianna
  6. ELISE
  7. Brandon
  8. BRANDIE

If you’d like to join the growing list of followers who are part of the SUMMER CHALLENGE: 2 NEW RECIPES A WEEK!, message me your name HERE and I’ll add you (along with a link to your blog, as well as the two foods you’re thinking about making this week) to this list!

Also, don’t forget to post your recipes and send me the link, so I can reblog it on the new official Summer Recipe Challenge page 🙂

Let’s all make friends and fill our bellies with delicious new recipes for summer!