Saturday, March 21, 2015

Healthy Hawaiian Blizzard

Healthy Hawaiian Blizzard
Posted on Crock-Pot Recipe's Facebook Page

1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 banana
1/4 cup ice cubes
2 teaspoons honey, optional
pineapple wedges, for garnish


In a blender, combine the pineapple chunks, coconut milk, banana, ice and, if desired, honey. Puree until smooth. Pour into 2 large glasses. Garnish each serving with a pineapple wedge.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Healthy Alfredo Sauce

Tastes like alfredo sauce with only 50 calories in 1/2 cup instead of 500 calories in 1/2 cup Alfredo
Posted on Healthy Fitness Recipe's Facebook Page


8 large cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons butter
5-6 cups cauliflower florets
6-7 cups vegetable broth or water
1 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
1/2 teaspoon pepper (more to taste)
1/2 cup milk (more to taste)
1 tablespoon Olive Oil

Garlic: Saute the minced garlic with the butter in a large nonstick skillet over low heat. Cook for several minutes or until the garlic is soft and fragrant but not browned (browned or burnt garlic will taste bitter). Remove from heat and set aside.

Cauliflower: Bring the water or vegetable broth to a boil in a large pot. Add the cauliflower and cook, covered, for 7-10 minutes or until cauliflower is fork tender. Do not drain.

Puree: Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cauliflower pieces to the blender. Add 1 cup vegetable broth or cooking liquid, sauteed garlic/butter, salt, pepper, and milk. Blend or puree for several minutes until the sauce is very smooth, adding more broth or milk depending on how thick you want the sauce. You may have to do this in batches depending on the size of your blender.

Serve hot. If the sauce starts to look dry, add a few drops of water, milk, or olive oil.

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells

Another recipe from DESIREE'S MIXIN' KITCHEN

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Serves: 4-6


1 jar (16 oz) alfredo sauce
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
2 cups cooked broccoli, chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar (or mozzaerlla) cheese
¼ cup shredded parmesan
21 jumbo pasta shells, cooked
1½ - 2 cups spaghetti sauce (optional, but I love the combination of alfredo with tomato sauce!)
Salt/Pepper to season (if needed)


1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, mix alfredo, chicken, broccoli, and cheeses.
3. Spoon mixture into pasta shells.
4. Grease 13 x 9 baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
5. Evenly spread spaghetti sauce on bottom of baking dish.
6. Arrange shells in baking pan.
7. Cover with foil and bake 35 minutes until heated thru.