Cheesy bacon & kale potato skins - 10 potato skins - serving size is 1 skin
These Cheesy Bacon and Kale Potato Skins are loaded with a fresh kale pesto and topped with crumbled bacon and melted cheese.
1.5 slices bacon
5 medium russet potatoes
2 tablespoons oil, divided
1 tablespoon butter
5 ounces kale
3/4 cup almonds or pine nuts
1 handful basil leaves or other herbs (optional)
1 cup cooked chickpeas (optional)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2-3 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup any kind of shredded cheese – I used Chihuahua cheese
1.BACON: Fry the bacon until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. When cool enough to handle, crumble or chop the bacon into small pieces. Set aside.
2.POTATOES: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Wash and dry the potatoes. Rub or brush them with 1 tablespoon oil. Place on a large baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes. When they’re cool enough, slice the potatoes in half, scoop out most of the flesh (use for another recipe – yay mashed potatoes!), but leave a little bit attached to the skin to help them hold their shape. Melt the butter and combine with the remaining tablespoon oil. Brush the insides and outsides of the skins with the butter/oil and bake for another 5-10 minutes, skin side up, until nice and crispy.
3.KALE: In a food processor, pulse the kale, nuts, herbs, chickpeas, olive oil, Parmesan, garlic, and salt until smooth.
4.ASSEMBLY: Fill each of the potato skins with the kale mixture. Top with crumbled bacon and cheese. Bake for 5-10 minutes until ooey-gooey melty and delish. Sprinkle with extra bacon or herbs before serving to make it look extrafancy.
Today I cooked a healthy low-carb dinner with very little fat in it, so to increase my fat intake, instead of my usual mct oil, I opted to make these keto flourless double fudge chocolate chip cookie. You read that right. Keto meaning no sugar either. And guess what? They were delicious! Especially after a HIIT workout followed by a short run. #keto#healthyfoodie#fitmom#ilovechocolate#nosugar
Let’s start with one of my go-to quick meals: stir-fried tomato egg noodles! 🍅🥚🍜 When I want something that warms my tummy, delicious and quick to make, this noodle bowl does the trick. Always done in under 10 minutes (or 7 if you push it) 🔥
Stir-fried tomato eggs is the staple dish in pretty much every Chinese family and goes extremely well with a bowl of soup and white rice! I put my own twist to it by converting it into a noodle soup which locks in all the caramelized flavor from the pan!
Tomatoes are high in vitamins A, C, potassium and lycopene! Eggs serve as a good source of complete protein and fat (helps with nutrient absorption) as well as noodles which keep us fuller longer. It’s a great combo of flavors and nutrition if you ask me ✌🏼
Stir-fried tomato egg noodle soup (serves 2 or 1 hungry person - me)
- 1 large tomato, cut into wedges
- 1-2 eggs
- 1/2 stalk green onion, chopped (garnish)
- 2 tsp soy sauce and 1/2 tsp Sugar (you can substitute with 2 tsp vegetarian oyster sauce)
- 1 tbsp oil (I use grapeseed)
- 1-2 cups water (depending on how much soup you want)
- 3/4 cup cooked noodles/spaghetti per person
1. Cook your noodles in advance. Drain them but keep the water around.
2. In a saucepan over medium high heat, heat oil and fry the tomato wedges for 5-10 seconds (be careful - it splatters!). 3. Add soy sauce and sugar (or oyster sauce). Stir and cover for 30 seconds.
4. Uncover, crack eggs into the pan. Gently stir/fold the egg and tomatoes until eggs are half cooked (think scrambled eggs). 5. Add the noodles/pasta water and bring it up to a boil. Add your noodles and season with more soy sauce or salt to taste. Serve hot with a garnish of green onions!!! 🔥🍜
Falafel anyone💚 This Crispy Baked Falafel can be eaten any time of day with ANY meal 😋 Four of these DELICIOUS, flavorful, & satisfying parties are only 1 Freestyle Point 🙌
Ingredients for 3 Servings:
1 1/2 Cups Chickpeas, cooked (canned is fine)
1 Cup Cilantro
1 Cup Parsley
1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
3 Cloves Garlic
1/2 Red Onion
2 Tbs Lime Juice
1 Tsp Black Pepper
1 Tsp Sea Salt
1 Tsp Cumin
1 Tsp Basil
1 Tsp Oregano
1/2 Tsp Nutmeg 🌱For the full recipe pictured in this gorgeous 📷 visit @itscheatdayeveryday : http://www.itscheatdayeveryday.com/easy-oven-baked-falafel/ 🌱
I bought @explorecuisine edamame spaghetti and wanted to make something yummy with it 🤔 So I turned them into a noodle stir fry with broccolini, carrot, baby kale, edamame, tofu, and a sesame, garlic sauce 😋
I’m proud to be featured on @livenortherly with an interview where I’m sharing what it’s like to be a blogger and a stay at home mom in Wisconsin. I also mention my super popular Crispy Quinoa Bake that is great for these cold winter days. I put a temporary link to the interview in my profile, head over and give those girls some love!
Does anyone else go to bed thinkin’ about what they are going to have for breakfast the next day 😜🤫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ I just saw @leefromamerica insta-story about all of the notifications on our phone, theeeen I read her post about sitting in silence once in a while. This reminder is so true. So much so that I went ahead and turned off all of my notification settings on my cellphone 📱 I honestly think it will help with the anxiety I’ve been experiencing since choosing to go back to school. I’ve done this in the past but it has been a while. I hate the constant pull of social media when I am trying to balance so many things, especially for daily self care. I can’t wait to see the changes I feel not hearing my phone buzz/beep or seeing little red notifications all over the place. Thanks for the reminder, Lee👌🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀〰️ Clear space, clear mind 〰️ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀Happy evening or morning, depending on where you’re at in the world ♥️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We only have ☝️ body and we should take time to care for it! Whether it be getting more sleep, fueling it with better choices, or working out. It’s all about your priorities.
No matter what...YOU should be your first priority! Yes we ALL have responsibilities: faith, family, career, two jobs, or school. Between all of this I have learned to make myself a priority because I promise you when I do this I am a happier person overall.
This allows me time to be creative and think of ways to improve something in my life. It’s not about being perfect because I am far from it. I want to live with PURPOSE with the time I have on Earth 🌏! 72 more wake ups!
Made this amazingly good vegan mushroom and wild rice cream soup my friend @forthehealthofittami gave me last night in my instant pot. This soup is so so good I can’t get enough of it. This is how it goes👇🏻
Mushroom and Wild Rice cream soup. 5g of fat per serving
2 medium onions diced
5 cloves garlic minced
1c carrots sliced
1c celery ( leaves included) chopped
8 oz mushrooms
6c low sodium broth
1c wild rice
2 bay leaves
2T Italian seasoning
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Salt/pepper to taste
Couple handfuls of kale chopped
1/2c cashews 1/2c water and blend until smooth
Dry sauté onions, carrots, mushrooms, celery and garlic. Add broth to veggies once they are tender. Add seasoning, wild rice to pot. Seal pot. Set manual 25 minutes. Let the pressure out before opening. Put in kale to wilt. Approx 2-3 minutes. Stir in cashew cream
Episode 347 of “Can it Go on Toast?” Pretty much a Greek salad on avocado toast: sourdough, roasted garlic hummus, avocado, and a lemony cucumber-red onion-pepper salad with crumbled feta 🥗#whiskedaway#notsaddesklunch
One class with Christina and you'll know this fierce #mama and #fitness guru is serious business. Christina is supportive while being tough, and she'll lead you through your workouts with the encouragement you need to cover some major km. When you show up to your class, it's likely she's biked, swam and ran more in that morning than most of us do in a month, so don't be surprised if she brings out your inner athlete!
Hi Food Finders! 👋 It's Whatcha Makin Monday! In the comments section post tell us what you're having for dinner tonight!! 🙂 This is a Harassa Turkey Burger over Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables 😍🤤 If you haven't tried Harassa you have to try it 💯💯💯 Only 5 Freestyle Points for this super satisfying serving 🙌
@fun_diet_food_finds original 📷 and inspiration💚
My new favorite condiment is Harassa made by @mina 🌶 It’s a spicy red pepper sauce and has tons of flavor! The mild version is spicy enough! I mixed 1lb of 99% lean ground turkey breast with 1/4 cup of harassa sauce to make 4 turkey burgers. I topped my burger with another tablespoon of the sauce. (1sp) 1 tbsp of the sauce is 0sp. Between 2-4 Tbsp is 1sp. since I used one in the burger and one on top I counted it as 2 Tbsp.
The roasted veggies are 4sp Because I put some Kalamata olives & olive oil in it as well as some red potato & sweet potato among all of the vegetables. I also put in brussels sprouts, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash, butternut squash, carrots, onions, & garlic.
Changes be a happening... and along with them, REVELATIONS. BIG TIME. .
Here's the deal... you NEVER see me at a party without a drink in my hand. Social anxiety is the main reason for that. Quite honestly, I have a very hard time talking to people. I feel awkward. I feel that constant "outsider" feeling, and I don't understand why that happens or why it has plagued me my whole life, but it is a reality for me. .
Beyond that, I REALLY love WINE. And I really love GIN. I love the way they taste so much that I will hold them in my mouth for a really long time before I swallow them. Like I love them more than chocolate ... THAT kind of love. So that means I drink often. .
When I first accepted this personal challenge of 80 Day Obsession, I planned on having cocktails at least on the weekends. But Autumn's words to us early on in our group made me reconsider that. She said, that unlike 21 Day Fix, with this program there would be no allowances for alcohol. She said if the thought of going 80 days without alcohol gave us THAT MUCH anxiety, perhaps there was a deeper issue that we needed to examine...
At first, I brushed it off. But I sat on it a few days and reconsidered. What if I challenged myself fully?? What if I didn't allow myself to rely on my CRUTCH?? How could that change my life??? .
This weekend was my first test - well, second when you throw in last Saturday's kid party while on 3-Day Refresh. .
I went to 2 birthday parties this weekend, and not only did I adhere to my eating plan 100%, I DIDN'T DRINK. I took my meal prep, some sparkling water and tea bags with me. .
I pushed myself out of my COMFORT ZONE. I talked to people without the slippery ease of a martini. And I discovered that I really enjoyed conversation without it. I can ACTUALLY REMEMBER the names of the people I met. I never once felt like an outsider. I felt like me. .
I realized that sober me is just as fun as drunk me, but the difference is, I didn't wake up the next day trying to remember the things I'd said the night before, hoping I didn't offend someone with my loose lips. .
Comfort zones may be nice places, but NOTHING ever GROWS there...
Green juices are my life savers. It's THE fastest and easiest way to get them veggies IN! Blend a bunch of washed fresh green veggies with some liquid, lemon juice, herbs, superfood powders, fruits and a sweetener of choice (optional leave out fruits and sweetener when going sugar free) and you are GOOD! 💚 #melissasenduk
Brunch & Barry’s 😎 Spend your weekends right and be sure to have Barry’s ATL Full Body workout on the todo list 😉
Sunday School and Brunch like the good Southerners we are. Thanks for another great @barrysbootcamp class @koreyaustin
If your coffee is looking for a friend, allow me to introduce the Hazelnut Mochaccino Cookie. 100% plant-based, gluten-free and no refined sugars! These rich, supple treats blend hazelnut & chocolate, infuse espresso and are topped with either chocolate drizzle or sea salt. (I used @falksaltusa "Smoke Crystal Sea Salt" to add delicious caramelesque notes!) Get the recipe at Nutritionicity.com, search on "Mochaccino". Cheers! 🍷😊☕🍫
Wanna know why you should cozy up with a bowl of soup?🍲Celebrating #NationalSoupMonth is an easy way to add some #fruitsandveggies in your diet!😃Try #BrighterBites Fiery Tomato Basil Soup and check out @fruitsandveggiesmorematters article on 10 reasons why you should make soup!!👉http://ow.ly/oxJF3073weC⠀
WHO’S COMING?! 🍁🔪🍴
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Good afternoon everyone! Or..is it evening? Actually, serious question, when does the evening actually start and the afternoon end? It's the questions I ponder... Anyways hope everyone had a productive day at work or school and is now either training hard or recovering from training hard💪😉 I'm not much of a night owl when it comes to working out. I am way more of a get up early and getter done! Anyone else with me on that?
I'm probably alone on it, but regardless, the best part is having a warm oatmeal right after to begin my recovery! And you can bet it is going to be similar to @plantprowess oatmeal with her banana and blueberry game on point! Check out her profile for amazing recipes and creations!
Tag me in yours to get featured on my page!
Change can be (and usually is) legit hard. But, it can also be really, really good 💇🏻 Thanks to the amazing @kazzabeeshaw for my fresh new look! 💁🏻 Let's do this 2018! 💪🏻
What change are you looking forward to this year? 💃🏻
We’re loving this one-dish easy dinner recipe by @thepinningmama ⠀
You only need one baking dish and 4 ingredients: chicken breasts, BBQ sauce, bacon, and sharp cheddar cheese. Get the full recipe: https://www.thepinningmama.com/barbecue-bacon-chicken-bake-one-dish-easy-dinner-recipe/⠀
By the way, if you don’t have a baking dish, you can use one of @17ninety glass containers since these containers can handle up to 400°F.