Let's add some festive color to the menu this week!
These green little pancakes can be made ahead of time and enjoyed throughout the week. Top with greek yogurt with berries and walnuts or almond butter for extra nutrition. You’ll want to include these topping because it finishes off your post-workout meal which should include carbs, protein, and fat. Matcha powder is a fine powder you can use to make tea or in recipes like this and it is packed with antioxidants. This recipe does have several “extras” but instead of letting them sit in your pantry, you can use hemp protein in smoothies or baked goods.
Of course most salads are green but this one is super duper green! Another bonus is that it’s filled with crunchy greens so you can make a large bowl and nosh on it for a few days. It will also help keep you full with the added protein of the quinoa and all the fiber in the veggies!
Start the morning off with a hint of nutrition! Spinach serves as an excellent source of vitamin K, A, and a whole host of other nutrients. This smoothie gets an extra boost from the chia seeds which offer omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, iron, magnesium & calcium.
Sticking with the theme of the week and offering up a healthy twist on a dinner time staple…pasta. Many of you have probably seen collard greens but don’t know how to use them in dishes. The secret to this dish being healthy is the greens are the star of the show, not the pasta. Pairs nicely with fish or chicken to make a complete meal.
Pesto is an easy healthy topping for your dinner. Whether you are making pasta, chicken or quesadillas it’s a tasty topping that you can dress up with some healthy additions. This recipe offers up tons of antioxidants in the kale and garlic with a hit of good-for-you fats in the EVOO and walnuts.