January 2016 Archive

Almond & Coconut Crusted Fish Sticks

With its homemade almond and coconut crust, these fish sticks are so much healthier and tastier than packaged varieties. Plus, they take less than 3o minutes to prepare, so they make the perfect weeknight meal! A paleo and gluten-free option.

Confession time!  I have basically been living off of these fish sticks lately. I made up a batch a few days ago and they have pretty much been lunch and/or dinner for the past few days. If I had to eat these for the rest of my life, I wouldn’t even complain. Not one single bit. Especially when you pair them with these curly sweet potato fries and creamy cranberry walnut coleslaw. YUM!

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I love how the delicious almond crust takes the place of the typical bread crumbs…and that hint of coconut? SO good.

When it comes to fish, I’ve never been a huge lover of eating just plain white fish. BORING!!! But, I find that by adding this simple almond coconut crust, it brings it up to a whole new level! Plus, the almond flour incorporates some heart healthy fats rather than the typical refined carbohydrates (and the whole host of other not-so-healthy ingredients) that come along with fish sticks. And the fact that they’re baked and not deep fried once again makes these fish sticks a healthy winner! Once you try these, you’ll never want to buy the packaged ones again!

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Almond & Coconut Crusted Fish Sticks

Yield: Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb white fish (i.e. sole, tilapia, halibut etc.)
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. dried parsley
  • Ground pepper
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degree F. Cut fish into slices that resemble fish sticks.
  2. In one shallow bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. In another shallow bowl, whisk an egg until mixture is smooth.
  3. One at a time, dip the fish sticks into the egg mixture and flip until well coated. Next, transfer the egg-coated fish stick to the dry mixture. Flip until both sides are well coated with the almond, coconut and spice mixture. Continue until all of the fish sticks have been completed.
  4. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Place fish sticks on the sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Turn up the oven to 400 degrees F and bake for five more minutes.

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Nutrients per serving:

Servings: 4 • Calories: 250 • Fat: 13g • Carbohydrates: 5g • Fibre: 2 g • Protein: 30 g • Sugar: 1 g • Sodium: 269 mg •

Elysia, XOXO
Curly Sweet Potato Fries

These curly sweet potato fries are the perfect healthy side, full of fibre, nutrients and a spicy kick! Watch out — they’re addictive!

Hey everyone!

So I am super excited about this recipe today! Once again, courtesy of my handy dandy spiralizer. LOVE that thing! It basically transforms any vegetable into a delicious work of art. Look of that mound of goodness!

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I feel like that heap of curly sweet potato fries illustrates perfectly what my brain looks like right about now with all of these changes that have happened in the past few weeks. Moving into a new house last week, starting a new job this week, getting engaged the week before….it’s been CRAAAZY! I’ve been relying on my quick and easy recipe go-to’s to get me through these weeks, that’s all I gotta say! I love these curly fries because I swear they taste like hickory sticks, especially when you eat the crispy bits. And the seasoning is SO delish! This is one of those side dishes that I could eat every single night. No complaints whatsoever. Sweet potatoes are also one of the healthiest foods that you can eat because they’re packed full of fibre, vitamin A and vitamin C. Definitely can’t go wrong with the good ol’ sweet potato, especially when it’s transformed into spirals and tastes like bar food. Even if you don’t own a spiralizer, you can still make the recipe by chopping the sweet potatoes into strips and throwing on the olive oil and spice mixture. Hope you love these as much as I do!

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Curly Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Peel 2 large sweet potatoes. Use the coarse blade on a spiralizer to create thick spirals.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Evenly distribute spiral potatoes across baking sheet. Toss spirals with a teaspoon of olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle with combined seasonings. Toss until the spirals have been coated with the spice mixture.
  4. Bake 15-20 minutes in oven, until the spirals begin to turn crunchy in places. Flip. Bake for 15-20 minutes on the other side.

Nutrients per serving:

Servings: 3 • Calories: 102 • Fat: 3g • Carbohydrates: 19g • Fibre: 3 g • Protein: 2 g • Sugar: 4 g • Sodium: 338 mg •

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Mini Egg Cups

These healthy mini egg cups are the perfect way to sneak some extra protein into your day! Great for any meal or snack! 

Happy New Year everyone!!!

Remember how I said I would TRY not to drop off the face of the earth? Well…it happened. I’ve been so busy moving into my new house, organizing,  wedding planning, and celebrating Christmas and New Years with family and friends that I kinda put the posts on the back burner. SORRY!!!

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But the good news is, I’m back with a super easy and tasty recipe to kickstart the New Year! This is the time of year where many people set New Years resolutions to eat healthier. In my opinion, that’s a great goal! If you’re looking for a place to start, I always recommend starting with a solid healthy breakfast. It will set you up for healthier eating all throughout the day!

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One area I find that many people tend to miss out on is getting sufficient protein at breakfast time. That’s one of the reasons why I LOVE these little Mini Egg Cups! They are a quick and easy source of protein! It takes less than 30 minutes to whip up a batch, and you can eat them all throughout the week. You can even store them in the freezer and eat them whenever your heart desires! That’s what I call a no-brainer recipe ;)

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Mini Egg Cups

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped smoked salmon (can also use ham)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Whisk eggs with mustard. In separate bowl, mix together smoked salmon, cheese, and green onion. Divide evenly between the 24 cups of greased mini muffin tin. Pour egg mixture over top.
  2. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until eggs are set. Cool for 5 minutes. Run a thin knife around edge of each frittata to remove. Serve warm or cool completely.
  3. NOTE: To freeze, stack frittatas between small pieces of parchment paper and then wrap in plastic wrap. Frittatas can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 month. Thaw on counter for 20 minutes or unwrap and arrange on plate in single layer then microwave for 30 to 45 seconds or until heated through.

Adapted from Egg Farmers of Ontario

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Nutrients per serving: (for 3 egg cups)

Servings: 8 • Calories: 98 • Fat: 6g • Carbohydrates: 0.5g • Fibre: 0.2 g • Protein: 8.5 g • Sugar: 0.2 g • Sodium: 336 mg •

Elysia, XOXO