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Valentine’s-Inspired Recipe


Yum! šŸ™‚ That’s a picture of my recipe I entered into Angela’s Healthy Valentine’s Recipe ContestĀ over at Oh She Glows.Ā Here is what I said in my entry:



When I think of Valentine’s Day, I immediately think of love and happiness. Therefore, I decided to create a recipe that is good for your heart nutritionally and emotionally. This is 1/3 cup of oats made with 1/2 a banana, 1/3 cup soymilk, and 1/3 cup water. I then mixed in cinnamon and 1/2 tablespoon of almond butter. On top, I created a heart with walnuts and dark chocolate (the food of love!). But it’s not just dark chocolate…it’s anĀ AdoraĀ disc! Adora discs are real dark chocolate fortified with 50% of your daily calcium needs, all for 30 calories. They’re fabulous! So in short, this oatmeal is full of heart-healthy ingredients and also warms your soul…look at that melty chocolate and even the cute, happy bowl! šŸ™‚ Thanks guys!



More Fish

Welcome back to Bites du Jour and thanks for visiting! I have another recipe today, and coincidentally it’s another fish one likeĀ Angela’s from the other day. This one comes from one of my other favorite bloggers, Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point.Ā 

This is a recipe that uses tilapia, a mild white fish, but you could substitute another type of flaky fish here if you wish. Ground turkey, chicken, or even lean beef could work wonderfully, too. Here I am trying to demonstrate one of my favorite things about recipes: they give me an idea that I can adapt to what’s in my own kitchen. Maybe I think this recipe looks really great, but I don’t have tilapia, just some ground turkey. No problem, just make the substitution and enjoy the idea of the recipe.

I love thisĀ recipe because it includes veggies, lean protein, and whole grains…aka a perfect dinner! Also, feel free to substitute any combo of veggies. Caitlin gives her suggestion, but incorporate whatever you have. Please enjoy the recipe and remember to subscribe to this blog using the button on the right or leave a comment letting me know your thoughts!

Fish BurritosĀ (you need to scroll down a little bit to get to the recipe)

Quick Dinner with a Pantry Staple

Here’s a great recipe that utilizes mainly pantry staples: particularly frozen veggies, canned tomatoes, and canned salmon. Canned salmon is a wonderful deal…it’s far cheaper than fresh salmon, but if you buy wild salmon it’s just as nutritious. You can use it to make salmon salad (I made a fabulous wrap with it that I will post) or a bigger mish-mosh similar to the one Angela of Oh She Glows has created. She cooked some fresh vegetables and combined them with frozen veggies, canned salmon and tomatoes, and some seasonings. This is a very quick, economical, and healthy recipe that’s perfect for a weeknight meal. You could also put this in a wrap or in a pita to make it a little more filling with some whole grains and fiber. This recipe is a good way to work toward the goal of more fish servings a week. Salmon is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, a type of fat that’s very good for your heart and that many Americans don’t get enough of.

Check out her recipe!

Salmon Vegetable Medley

Who Doesn’t Love French Toast?

So exciting! My first real post on Bites du Jour. I figured I would start with one of my favorite things: recipes. You’ll soon learn that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Oatmeal, cereal, bread, cinnamon, milk, bananas, berries…mmm… I would eat it for three meals a day if I could! So when I saw this decadent breakfast recipe from one of my favorite bloggers, I figured I should share it.

Tina, of Carrots n’ Cake fame, created Almond Butter-Stuffed French Toast. Almond butter is definitely my favorite condiment, and what better way to enjoy it than with french toast? And best of all, this recipe is quite nutritious. People are always surprised to find out french toast can be healthy, but it definitely can be if you use low-fat milk (or soymilk or hemp milk) and coat the pan with cooking spray instead of butter or oil. If you want to make it even more low-cal, you could substitute one or both of the eggs in this recipe with egg whites. Enjoy!

Almond Butter-Stuffed French Toast