Guilt-Free Portobello Mushroom Pizza

This might be the easiest and quickest pizza you’ll ever make. We all love pizza, but pizza doesn’t always love us back. AMIRITE?

I won’t bore you with seven paragraphs about our family and the seasons and how fat our cat has become in the last year like other food blogs. Let’s get down to business.

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Portobello mushrooms have a meaty texture that makes for a very filling gluten-free / keto pizza option. They’re a great source of fiber, B-vitamins, and they’re rich in minerals.

Ingredients

  • Portobello Mushroom

  • Your favorite pizza sauce or marinara

  • Mozzarella

  • Pepperoni and/or whatever your favorite pizza toppings are (fresh basil, bell pepper, tomatoes, etc)

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Getting Started

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (Fahrenheit)

  2. Remove the stem from the portobello mushroom.

  3. Bake mushroom for 5-7 minutes in the preheated oven.

  4. Pull mushroom out of oven. Flip oven settings to broil.

  5. Fill the cap (inside area of mushroom) with your pizza sauce and top with mozzarella cheese. Place pizza toppings over the cheese.

  6. I recommend for this next step using a wired cooling rack on top of a rimmed cookie sheet. Placing mushroom on the rack let’s the mushroom-pizza juices drain into the cookie sheet and keeps your pizza from getting soggy.

  7. Slide your portobello pizza (on cookie sheet) right under the broiler. Leave for a a few minutes until cheese is melted.

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Once you pull your pizza out—-it’s ready to enjoy! Takes less than 15mins!!!!

If you like this recipe, make sure to share on Pinterest and Facebook!

Deliciously Easy & Healthy GF Cookies

Many times I struggle with naming my recipes, and this time was no different. I chuckled though at the thought of GF (Gluten Free) in the title being mistaken for “Girlfriend” Cookies. But if I’m being honest, Girlfriend Cookies has a certain sassy ring to it, and I like it!

Delicious Gluten Free Cookies
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These cookies are a family fave! I’ve been making them since Eliza could eat solid foods. Here’s what I love about them:

  • High in fiber

  • Contains a good amount of protein

  • Very filling (make you and your kiddos full, so they’re a great snack)

  • Contain a large amount of your recommended daily intake of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants like Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Magnesium.

And the best part is, these cookies are so easy to make. Your kids can even help you!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Ripe Bananas

  • 1 Cup of Oats

  • 2 Tbs of Peanut Butter

  • Handful (or two) of Dark Chocolate Chips

Getting Started

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Mash 2 ripe bananas in a bowl. This is the major binding agent for your cookies. You can use a fork for this, or a potato masher if you have one.

  3. Pour in a cup of oats.

  4. Put your 2 tablespoons of peanut butter in the bowl. Creamy peanut butter is preferred as it will also help bind the other ingredients together.

  5. Mix all 3 ingredients together well. I use a fork for this.

  6. Grab a handful or two of dark chocolate chips and sprinkle them in your bowl. Mix ingredients together so chocolate is evenly(ish) distributed throughout.

  7. Here’s the fun part. Do you want fun shaped cookies? If so, grab a cookie cutter and use it to form your cookies on the cookie sheet. These cookies don’t rise—I repeat, these cookies do not rise. So make sure you make each cookie the size you’d like to eat them as. There’s no rules on what your cookies need to look like so take some creative control here.

  8. Once you have cookies formed, put in the oven for 17mins.

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Make sure to let your GF cookies cool for a couple minutes before taking a bite. This recipe yielded 7 large star-shaped cookies and we ate them in less than 10mins!!!

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If you liked this recipe, please share it on Facebook and Pinterest! Having a sweet tooth doesn’t have to always result in making bad choices. Choosing snacks like this, over processed garbage cookies you can buy at a store, will fulfill your cravings and give you some added health benefits.

ENJOY!!!

Keto Burger Bites

These juicy, cheesy, and saucy mini burgers are guaranteed to have your mouth watering. There’s two parts to this simple and quick recipe, the burger, and the magic sauce.

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The burgers are the easiest part! Here’s what you need:

  • Ground Beef (80/20)

  • 1 Egg

  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder

  • 1 Tsp Onion Powder

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together with your clean hands. Next you can form into little bite-sized burgers. I used a protein-powder scoop we had lying around to make perfectly-round burgers. You can also use a small mason jar lid or cookie cutter to form your burger shapes.

Grab a pan, throw in some avocado oil or butter and place your burgers in the warm pan to cook.

Next, you gotta make that SAUCE baby!!!

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of Avocado Mayo

  • 2 Tbs Mustard

  • 2 Tsp Red Wine Vinegar

  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder

  • 1 Tsp Onion Powder

  • 1 Tsp Pickle Juice (from the jar)

  • OPTIONAL: 1 Tsp of Organic Ketchup (I personally like the sauce best with a little bit of ketchup, but I’ll leave this up to you!)

Combine all these ingredients into a bowl and, stir it up! I let my 3 year old do this part because she loves to help in the kitchen. She may or may not have been eating the sauce with a spoon while stirring it.

Once you have flipped your burgers and they are cooked to your liking, sprinkle a bit of cheese on top, throw a pan lid on your pan so that cheese melts, and THEY’RE DONE!

Top your mini burgers with the sauce you just made (YUMMM!!!), lettuce, and a pickle!

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Don’t forget to enjoy!!!

Starbucks CopyCat Matcha Lemonade Recipe

When I discovered matcha lemonade at Starbucks, I was SHOOKETH. How did I have so much energy with zero crash?! What was in this magical green powder? Needless to say, my Starbucks gold card was getting reloaded more often than I’d like to admit.

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I was spending way too much money, so I googled how to make this refreshing drink at home. NADA. I mean really, there was NOTHING on Google or Pinterest. So I did what any desperate mom would do, I FIGURED IT OUT. Ohhh my gosh did I ever figure it out!!! You guys- it’s basically an exact replica.

Also, matcha is OF-THE-LORD. I’m pretty sure Jesus himself was drank matcha right before he walked on water. I’m not a theologian or anything, just a gut feeling I have.

It’s super high in antioxidants, makes you happier and more energized, improves your skin, and helps prevent cancer, just to name a few. No biggie.

So here it is…. the magical recipe for Matcha Lemonade (DUN DUN DUUUUUUUN)

supplies:

  • Matcha Powder

  • Water

  • Lemonade Drink Enhancer

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instructions:

Because matcha is hard to stir, I like to put mine in a shaker bottle (or blender would work) with water before I put it in a glass. Grab a shaker bottle or blender and throw in a tablespoon or so of matcha powder, a few squeezes of lemonade drink enhancer (or fresh squeezed if you tryna be fancy), and shake it up or blend it together. Pour over ice. ENJOY!

It’s that easy!!!

Hope you enjoyed this recipe! Let me know if you tried it in the comments!

LWS Healthy, Yummy, and Simple Breakfast Bites

One of my biggest challenges as a mother is making sure my kids have a well balanced diet. Mornings can be stressful, especially before coffee.

A University of Pennsylvania study found that kids that eat eggs for breakfast feel fuller longer and consume less calories at lunch than the kids who ate cereal or oatmeal for breakfast. For me, this is what keeps my girls out of the fridge all day. Seriously, they tryna steal food constantly.

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A Cardiff University study revealed that children (ages 9 to 11) are 2x more likely to score higher than average grades if they start the day with a healthy breakfast.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that a healthy breakfast is essential to our kiddos.

But let’s get back to the whole stressful mornings thing. Yeah, who has the time or energy to cook a 5 star breakfast? It ain’t me. This is why I make a ton of these breakfast bites ahead of time. I keep them in the fridge and pop them in the microwave for 20-30 seconds in the morning.

That’s what I like to call EFFICIENT.

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INGREDIENTS/ SUPPLIES:

Eggs (a dozen or so)

Nonstick Cooking Spray

Muffin Pan

Veggies

Cheese

Cooked Meat (Sausage, bacon, ham, Turkey lunch meat, Chorizo, whatever you want)

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STEP 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees

STEP 2: Whisk your eggs and a little water in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper to your liking.

STEP 3: Spray your muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray

STEP 4: Pour eggs into muffin pan. I fill each compartment about halfway with the egg mixture.

STEP 5: Add cheese to each muffin slot. We love cheese so I’m pretty generous in this step.

STEP 6: Toss in a couple veggies and your cooked meat (if you’re into that) in each compartment.

STEP 7: Throw em’ in the oven for 20mins until cooked and golden brown


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These can be kept in the fridge for 4 days or so. They’re healthy, yummy, and super simple!!!