Zesty Quinoa Salad Recipe
Apr29

Zesty Quinoa Salad Recipe

Zesty Quinoa Salad Recipe Here’s a healthy summer salad that is filled with heart healthy fats, super foods and tons of flavor … and it’s and really delicious! This salad will stay fresh in the heat of your summer picnic or as a great side to an evening dinner al fresco! Ingredients: 4 c cooked quinoa 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil Juice from 1 1/2 limes 2 t cumin 1/2 t salt 1/2 t red pepper flakes (optional) 1 1/2 c halved cherry tomatoes 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed 5 green onions, chopped 1/4 c cilantro 1 avocado, chopped Directions: Whisk together oil, lime juice, cumin, salt and red pepper. In a separate bowl combine quinoa, tomatoes, beans and onions; pour dressing over quinoa and toss to coat. Add cilantro and avocado. Serve room temperature or chilled....

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Pumpkin Pie Custard Recipe
Nov12

Pumpkin Pie Custard Recipe

PUMPKIN PIE CUSTARD RECIPE Here’s a really easy low-calorie/low-fat pumpkin recipe that will keep your sweet tooth satisfied … and won’t hurt the waistline! Ingredients        Custard: 1 15oz can 100% Pure Pumpkin 4 beaten large eggs 2 tsps Stevia to Go Extract Zero Calorie Liquid Sweetener 1/2 cup Organic 2% Reduced Fat-free Milk 2 tsps.Pure Vanilla Extract 2 tsps. Pumpkin pie spice Topping (optional): 6 tbsp Whipped Light Cream (1 tbsp per slice) 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg Directions Preheat oven to 350 Lightly spray cooking spray into glass pie round or into 6 ramekins Mix all custard ingredients together in large bowl Pour custard into lightly sprayed glass pie round or 6 ramekins.    Bake 40 – 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from center Cool in refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Before serving custard: Gently fold cinnamon and nutmeg into whipped cream in a small bowl.   Cut a slice of custard and add a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy! Custard is best served chilled. Serves 8 Nutrition Facts (1 serving) Pumpkin Pie Custard: Calories: 80 Fat: 3 Carbs: 7 VS. Traditional Pumpkin Pie (with crust): Calories: 323 Fat: 13 Carbs: 46 Winner: Pumpkin Pie Custard!!  Happy...

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Slow Cooker Lentil & Bean Chili with Polenta Cake
Nov08

Slow Cooker Lentil & Bean Chili with Polenta Cake

This easy-to-make vegetarian chili is loaded in protein, flavor and fills you up. You can literally throw the ingredients into a slow cooker in the morning and come home and its ready to eat! Make with any 3 lentils and/or beans you like. Ingredients Chili: 1 can reduced sodium black beans – drained and rinsed 1 can reduced sodium cannellini beans – drained and rinsed 1/4 c dry lentils 1 can diced tomatoes 1 can tomatoes sauce 1/2 med white onion diced 1/2 green bell pepper diced 1/2 yellow bell pepper diced 1 packet of chili season (or make own) Salt to taste Pepper to taste (Optional) Polenta cakes: 8 oz polenta 1/4 c 2% milk 1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese 2 garlic cloves – minced 1-2 tbsp onion – minced Olive oil spray or 1 tbsp of olive oil Salt to taste Pepper to taste *optional: add 1 tbsp of sugar for a slightly sweetened flavor Directions Chili: Add dry lentils, beans, onion, bell peppers, tomatoes, and chili seasoning to slow cooker. Stir and set slow cooker timer low heat for 4-6 hours or high heat for 2-3 hours. Add salt and pepper to taste when done. (Optional) Polenta cakes: Cut polenta into cubes and put in a microwave-safe bowl Add milk Microwave for 1-2 minutes until polenta is soft enough to mash with fork or potato masher Mash polenta till it’s softened and has a consistency of grits Add remaining ingredients: garlic, onion, Parmesan and salt and pepper to taste. Mix until all ingredients are combined. Heat a large skillet to med-hi heat. Spray pan with olive oil spray or add 1 tbsp of olive oil Scoop out golf ball sized portion of polenta mix and place onto skillet. Gently flatten with spatula to form a small cake Cook each side for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Don’t over crowd your pan. You may have to do these in several batches Place cooked cakes on plate. Keep warm by covering with foil until all at done Ready to plate Ladle chili into bowl and add one polenta cake on top. Nutriton Facts Chili: makes 6 servings (approximately 1 cup servings) Calories: 188 Carbs: 37g Protein: 12g Fat: 1g Polenta cakes: makes 8 cakes Calories: 49 Carbs: 5.5g Protein: 1g Fat:...

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Energy Bites No-Bake Recipe
Jun02

Energy Bites No-Bake Recipe

Energy Bites No-Bake Recipe These energy bites are packed with protein and healthy carbs and are an easy, nutritious, and delicious treat.  This no-bake recipe makes for a perfect snack for in-between meals, post-workout or as a dessert! Ingredients: 1 cup dry quick oats 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter 1/2 cup ground flaxseed 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips 1/3 cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (optional) Directions: Mix all ingredients together and set in fridge for about 30 minutes. Roll into 1″ balls and store in air tight container in fridge. Makes approximately 24-30. These should last in the refrigerator for approximately 5-7 days … but we doubt that there will be any left after a day or two!! Enjoy! Check out Peak Physique’s other healthy...

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Infused water recipes
May08

Infused water recipes

INFUSED WATER RECIPES For a refreshing way to get your recommended 64 oz. of daily water in, infuse it with fresh fruit and herbs!  Simply add sliced fruit and/or a sprig of an herb to a pitcher of water and refrigerate at least 30 minutes (or longer for a more intense flavor). You can also add one bag of your favorite herbal tea for added flavor! Or add a fruity/herbal mix to a water bottle and take it along with you! Here are a few ideas: Lemon, cucumber & mint Lemon & lime Oranges and vanilla bean Strawberry & basil Ginger & lime Papaya & mango Cherry & lime Look to see what’s in season, at your local farmer’s market or on sale at the grocery store and get creative! You can find specialty pitchers and bottles specifically for infusing water or use what you already have in your home. We all know that water is good for you by keeping your body hydrated! But did you know that is also boosts metabolism, flushes out toxins, and helps aid in weight loss?!?! Pick these infused waters over sugary sodas and juices! Save calories and look and feel better!...

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