Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

IMG_5924Don’t we all love cookies? But cookies can hinder your healthy lifestyle. One of my friends, Chidinma, asked me to make Healthy cookies. I immediately knew this would be the perfect recipe. Healthy oatmeal Raisin cookies can help satisfy that sweet tooth. Packed with plenty nutritious ingredients, this gluten free snack will fill you up. Great for on the go snacking, try this recipe today .

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas

¾ cup of quick oats

3 TBSP of raisins

½ tsp of cinnamon

½ tsp of nutmeg

Parchment paper

Baking pan

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.

Unpeel bananas and place into a bowl. Begin to mash bananas. Add in the oats, raisins and spices. Begin to Mix.

Line Baking pan with parchment paper

Use a Tablespoon to scoop mixture unto baking pan 2 inches apart

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Bake at 350 for 10 – 15 minutes.

When done allow to cool for 3 minutes and Enjoy !

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Each cookie is 35 calories and 6.5 gms of carbohydrates!

Enjoy this healthy snack, remember portion control is the key.

 

 

Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage and Eggs

If you’re making a potato or sweet potato hash, you can never go wrong with it. As we all know Brunch is my favorite meal of the day. While being on this fitfam journey, one has to come up with a healthier way of eating your favorite foods. Sweet potato hash with eggs and Italian sausage is so yummy. Try my healthy recipe today and you will never regret it. Enjoy

Ingredients

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2 large Sweet potatoes

1 large onion

2 rosemary stems or rosemary spice

2 tbsp of minced garlic

1 lb of Italian sausage

3 tbsp of coconut oil

2 Serrano peppers

1 Red bell pepper

1 and ½ cups of kale

4 eggs

1 tsp of cumin powder

½ tsp of chili powder

½ tsp of nutmeg

Salt

Black pepper

Cast iron skillet or Oven safe pan

Cilantro leaves

 

Directions

 

Preheat oven to 410

Cut sweet potato into 1-2 inches cubes and ½ of red bell pepper. Place into a oven pan and sprinkle lightly with oil.

Season the potatoes with salt, black peppers, cumin, nutmeg, and chili powder. Also sprinkle some Rosemary flakes on top.

Roast for 40 minutes. (First 20 minutes flip side and roast for another 20 more minutes)

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In another pan, melt 2 Tbsp. of coconut oil. Add in 1 chopped onion and Serrano pepper, allow to sauté on medium heat for 10 minutes. Add in Italian sausage, chopping it into crumbles while using a spatula. Continue to cook until done for 10 minutes.

Add in Kale and the other half of the red bell pepper into the pan, season with salt and black pepper. Continue to cook for 5 minutes more. Once done remove from heat

Place the roasted sweet potatoes in the oven ready skillet( cast iron) followed by the Sautéed onions and sausage mixture. Mix together, check for taste.

Make 4 small holes in the Hash and crack an egg into each hole.

Place Hash in Oven to back for 7 minutes or until eggs is done.

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Top the hash with salt, black pepper, and chopped cilantro. Enjoy.

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Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Meatballs and Zucchini Oodles

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Do you sometimes crave spaghetti and meatballs, but you’re trying to be healthy? Healthy Chicken Meatballs stuffed with mozzarella cheese and zucchini noodles are your best healthy alternative. This is a quick and easy recipe. Eating healthy can sometimes be discouraging because of the time required to prepare the meal. Well, here is another ace, this meal takes about 30 minutes to make! Try this on your next meal prep adventure, and thank Kego’s Kitchen Later 🙂

Ingredients

1 – 1 ½ lbs of ground chicken

½ cup Panko breadcrumbs

½ grated Parmesan

4 mozzarella cheese sticks

3 bell peppers ( red, green, yellow) chopped

1 tbsp of chopped parsley

1 egg

2 tbsp of lemon Zest

1 tbsp of minced garlic

salt , peppers, salt free seasoning to taste

3 TBSP of olive oil

Healthy Marinara sauce

2 zucchini

Directions

Put all ingredients except marinara, into a bowl and mix .

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  1. Shape into balls that can fit into a muffin pan
  2. Spray a muffin pan with Pam ( nonstick oil)
  3. Place the meatballs in each space and dig a hole in the center and stuff a 1 inch piece of mozzarella in the middle, cover with surrounding meat

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Preheat oven to 400 F and bake for 20 minutes

 

Zoodle time

  1. Make your zoodles from zucchini using your favorite device, I used a veghetti

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Season with salt, black pepper, garlic powder , and red pepper .

In a pan add 1 tbsp of olive oil, throw in zoodles, sauté for 2 minutes only.

Serve with meatballs and zoodles with marinara, Enjoy

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Plantain Pancakes

IMG_5097 (1)Since it’s national pancake day, I decided to make a fitfam and paleo approved dish. Plantain pancakes are made out of ripe plantains and eggs. No syrup needed, made a natural strawberry purée from scratch. The combination was so yummy. The pancakes tasted like angel cake ha ha. Try this recipe out and let me know what you think.

Tip- the key to a smooth batter is to use very Ripe plantains

Ingredients

Pancakes

2 ripe Plantain

4 eggs

¼ tsp of cinnamon

¼ tsp of nutmeg

1/4 tsp of salt

1 tsp of vanilla

1 tbsp of coconut oil

¼ cup of coconut flakes

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Strawberry Glaze

½ cup of strawberries

1 packet of splenda

¼ cup of water

 

Combine all ingredients for pancakes except the coconut flakes, and blend until smooth.

Heat up frying pan and put in the coconut oil.

Once heated pour out desired amount of pancake mix into he pan

Lower the heat to medium- high

After 1 minute check the bottom of the pancake, if brown flip over and cook the other side.

 

 

Syrup

Blend strawberries and water

Blend until smooth

Pour into a small pot and begin to simmer on medium heat ]

Add a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg

Add in splenda

Top you pancakes with the syrup and enjoy

Sprinkle coconut flakes, cinnamon, and whipped cream for an added touch

 

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