February 2016

Chunky Monkey Granola (GF, DF, Refined Sugar Free)

thefitforkfeed - February 26, 2016

I’ve had an obsession with all things banana lately.  Perhaps, my body needs a potassium boost or maybe it’s all the banana bread that has gone to my head.  Needless to say, I came up with yet another recipe incorporating 3 of my favorite things- banana, chocolate, and peanut butter, i.e. chunky monkey.  Except this won’t make you chunky at all because it uses real, whole …

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Slow Cooker Sun Dried Tomato, Lentil, & Mushroom Bolognese (GF, DF, Vegetarian, Vegan)

thefitforkfeed - February 24, 2016

Happy Tuesday friends!  I’ve been dying to get this recipe to you since I know you’ve all been asking for it!  Here’s a recipe that’s been weeks in the making (and eating).  It is my new go to entertaining recipe because I can throw a few things in the slow cooker in the morning, walk away, heat up some pasta or swoodles (sweet potato noodles …

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Banana Bread with Toasted Walnut Streusel Swirl (Dairy Free)

thefitforkfeed - February 16, 2016

I’ve been having serious cravings for banana bread lately, so I had to answer those cravings today!  Fortunately, my new favorite cookbook came to the rescue with an amazing and healthy recipe by Amy Chaplin!  I made a few changes to her recipe and it still came out super moist, sweet, and nutty.  I also had some ripe bananas to use up so this + …

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Butterfinger Energy Bites (GF, DF, Vegan, Vegetarian, Refined Sugar Free)

thefitforkfeed - February 15, 2016

I’ve been looking for quick post workout snacks (who isn’t these days?) that have few ingredients, easy, and are good for you.  Enter these amazing Butterfinger Energy Bites.  These use just 5 whole food ingredients and LITERALLY taste like the inside of a Butterfinger.  Can I get a HOLLAAAAA?!  They are creamy, crispy, and chewy and are filled with a magical good for you ingredient …

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Creamy Curry Dressing (GF, DF, Vegan, Vegetarian)

thefitforkfeed - February 10, 2016

I had lunch with a girlfriend yesterday and we went to Champagne Bakery for a quick bite.  We ordered our favorite salad of mixed baby greens, croutons, goat cheese, oranges, and almonds all tossed with a curry dressing.  This dressing is amazing and we ordered more and then some more so I could get the flavors down in my brain and in my palette.  I …

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15 Minute Quinoa Primavera Risotto (GF, DF, Vegetarian, Vegan)

thefitforkfeed - February 9, 2016

Now that it’s getting into Spring or at least I feel that way with this weeks 80 degree temperatures, I wanted to explore some recipes from this time last year.  This one happened to be one of my favorites not only because it’s fast, but also because it’s light, refreshing and doesn’t make you feel like you’ve gained 100 pounds after eating it.  It’s studded …

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Cheesy Baked Veggie Meatballs (GF, Vegetarian)

thefitforkfeed - February 7, 2016

Since we stopped eating meat in November, I’ve been looking for creative ways to eat the things I used to love like taco meat, bolognese sauce and especially meatballs!  I was a vegetarian before I met my husband a million years ago, so going back to that lifestyle isn’t really a chore for me.  I was mostly there anyway, but now I’m fully committed to …

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Valentines Day Very Berry Popcorn (GF, DF, Refined Sugar Free)

thefitforkfeed - February 3, 2016

For those of you looking for a fun, festive, healthy, and easy snack for Valentines Day (or any day really), this is it!  This fruity popcorn is naturally colored using freeze dried strawberries, coconut sugar, salt, and a little olive oil spray.  I made this for my sons school Valentines Day party last year (and will be doing it again this year) and the kids …

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Beet Hummus (GF, DF, Vegan, Vegetarian)

thefitforkfeed - February 1, 2016

Get ready for the onslaught of pink and hearts posts leading up to Valentine’s Day!  Here I made a beet hummus using my Black Pepper Pickled Beet recipe from the other day.  You can make that recipe first or if you don’t want to do that, you can simply swap out roasted or steamed beets instead. But I promise you will not be disappointed with …

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