Healthy Tips & Recipes by Gilad

Low-carb cinnamon apples

by Gilad

Low-carb cinnamon apples with vanilla sauce

Ingredients

Vanilla sauce
  • 2½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 star anise (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg yolk
Cinnamon apples
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 apples, preferably a type that is firm and tart, for example Gravensteiner or Granny Smith
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Bring ½ cup whipping cream, butter, vanilla and optional star anise to a boil in a small saucepan, over medium heat. Lower the heat and let simmer for 5 minutes or more until the sauce turns creamy.
  2. Remove from the heat and remove the star anise. Add the yolk while whisking vigorously. Place in a cool place and let cool completely. You can prepare the flavored cream up to 1 day before, and refrigerate.
  3. Whisk the remaining 2 cups of heavy whipping cream in a bowl, and mix into the refrigerated cream.
  4. Place in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes or more. You can place them in dessert bowls to make the vanilla sauce thicken up faster.
  5. Wash the apples and peel them if you want to but there's really no need for that. The peel adds color, flavor and texture.
  6. Core the apple and slice thinly. Heat the butter in a frying pan and brown the slices golden. Add cinnamon towards the end.
  7. Serve the apples warm with the vanilla sauce.
Tip!
The sauce goes great with various desserts, where you would normally have served vanilla custard. For example, you can heat a couple of blackberries or raspberries and serve with the vanilla sauce. Put it in the freezer and you'll have a luxurious ice cream!

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    Low carb pesto chicken casserole

    by Gilad

    Low-carb pesto chicken casserole with feta cheese and olives


    Ingredients
    • 1½ lbs chicken thighs or chicken breasts
    • 2 oz. butter, for frying
    • 3 oz. red pesto or green pesto
    • 1½ cups heavy whipping cream
    • 8 tablespoons pitted olives
    • 8 oz. feta cheese, diced
    • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
    • salt and pepper

    •  For serving
    • 5 oz. leafy greens
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • sea salt and ground black pepper
    • 500g extra lean beef mince

    Instructions 
    1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
    2. Cut the chicken thighs or filets into pieces. Season with salt and pepper and fry in butter until golden brown.
    3. Mix pesto and heavy cream in a bowl.
    4. Place the fried chicken pieces in a baking dish together with olives, feta cheese and garlic. Add the pesto.
    5. Bake in oven for 20-30 minutes, until the dish turns bubbly and light brown around the edges
    Tip!

    A simple side dish of field greens or crunchy romaine complements the rich flavors. Or, lightly sautéed asparagus or green beans work, too.

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    3 Minute Stretch

    by Gilad

    Whether you work in front of a computer all day, sit at a desk for long hours, or simply need to get away from your busy day for a quick energy boost, GILAD’S FREE 3-MINUTE FITNESS BREAKS are your answer! Gilad’s 3 minute fitness breaks offer you short, easy-to-follow workout routines that target every single muscle group in the body. Here you will find strengthening and sculpting exercises for your hips, thighs, buns, chest, back, shoulders, arms and core. There are even quick energizing cardio routines to boost your day! Best of all, this routine is done in 3 minutes or less.

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    Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

    by Gilad

    Quick And Healthy Snacks
     

    Crunchy and spicy is a combination that we love in our food! Bake your own crispy chickpeas for a tasty and healthy snack.

    INGREDIENTS 
    • 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas
    • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tsp Himalayan salt
    • 2 to 4 tsp spices such as chili powder, curry powder, garam masala, cumin, smoked paprika, rosemary, thyme, or any of your favorite herbs or spices
     
    METHOD 
    Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). 
    Rinse and drain the chickpeas by pouring chickpeas into a strainer and rinsing with running water. 
    Pat the chickpeas very dry with a clean dishtowel or paper towels.  They should feel dry to touch. 
    Toss the chickpeas with olive oil and salt, and spread the chickpeas out in an even layer on the baking sheet.
    Roast the chickpeas in the oven for 20 - 30 minutes until golden and crisp, checking every 10 minutes and giving the pan a shake.
    Toss the chickpeas with the spices.
    Besides eating these chickpeas as a snack, you can toss them in salads or sprinkle over soup in place of croutons. 

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    Pre-Workout Shake

    by Gilad


    Lacking some energy before a workout? Skip the highly processed pre-workouts and supercharge yourself with this number! 
    Not only will this sinfully delicious smoothie give you a burst of natural energy, it gives you a punch of protein and some up-and-go before an intense workout session! Complete with electrolytes, protein, energy and a buzz of caffeine to help you go that extra mile! 
    INGREDIENTS
    • 1 coffee shot 
    • 1 tbsp raw cacao 
    • 2 tbsp protein powder
    • 1 cup coconut milk or water 
    • 1 tbsp honey or 1 Medjool date
    WHAT TO DO 
    1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. 
    2. Drink 30 minutes before intending to work out. 

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    Coconut & Macadamia Crusted Salmon

    by Gilad

     

    This delightful and oh-so-delicious dish is brimming with nutrients to heal and seal your gut. Salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids to fight inflammation. Like all seafood, salmon also supplies zinc, which tends to be less well absorbed in people with digestive issues.


    INGREDIENTS   serves 2

    • ½ cup macadamia nuts
    • 1 cup shredded coconut
    • 1 egg
    • 2 salmon fillets, bones removed
    • 1 lemon
    • Green salad leaves, to serve
    • Olive oil
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
     

    DIRECTIONS 

    1. Preheat oven to 360°F (180°C)
    2. Combine macadamia nuts, coconut and a little salt and pepper in a food processor to form a rustic crumbing mixture.
    3. Beat egg in a small shallow bowl.
    4. Dip salmon fillets in egg mixture before coating thoroughly with the crumbing mixture.
    5. Transfer crumbed fillets onto a lined or greased baking tray. Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until salmon is cooked to your preferred level of 'doneness'.
    6. Serve salmon with a side of green salad leaves, drizzle of olive oil and wedge of lemon.

    by Rachel Morrow  foodmatters.com   LINK

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    Cauliflower Rice Recipe

    by Gilad

    Healthy Sides: Cilantro and Lime Cauliflower Rice 
     
     
    If you haven't been fully converted to cauliflower rice yet, you need to try our Cilantro & Lime Cauliflower Rice! 

    INGREDIENTS
    • ½ head of small cauliflower
    • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 garlic cloves
    • 1 scallions, diced
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1 fresh lime
    • Handful fresh chopped cilantro
    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. For the cauliflower rice, roughly chop cauliflower into florets, then place cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is small and has the texture of rice or couscous.  Don't over process or it will get mushy. 
    2. In a pan over medium heat, add olive oil, scallions and garlic and sauté about 3 to 4 minutes, or until soft. 
    3. Add the cauliflower "rice" to the pan and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and place in a medium bowl and toss with fresh cilantro and lime juice.
    By Rachel Morrow  foodmatters.com 

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    Foil-Baked Fish

     by Gilad

    Here's a simple, healthy, light summer meal!  And there are a number of reasons for the aluminum foil... Foil contains any mess and is easy to discard after eating.

    1. You can bake it in your oven or on an outdoor grill.
    2. You can cook various vegetables right along with the fish.

     

     All you need is:

    • A couple of fillets of your favorite white fish
    • A tablespoon of olive oil
    • 4 lemon slices
    • Some green beans and sliced zucchini
    • A few shakes of lemon pepper

    Tear off a nice big sheet of aluminum foil. Remember that you will have to wrap up all your fish and vegetables in one secure package. Don't let the liquids leak out because they will keep your fish juicy and succulent. 

    Instructions:

    1.  Place the fish on the foil.  (If you like onion you can lay the fish on some onion slices).
    2. Drizzle on the olive oil, squeeze the lemon slices over the fish and place the slices on top. *You can add some vegetables (sliced zucchini and green beans are nice) and shake on some lemon pepper (or your own favorite seasoning).*
    3. Wrap tightly and bake in the oven or on a grill at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
    4. Serve in the foil with perhaps some steamed broccoli and lemon juice.

     You're going to love this delicious healthy summer meal!   

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    Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Super Green Kale & Broccoli Pesto

    by Gilad

    Roasted spaghetti squash makes the best pasta alternative! Try it with our super green kale and broccoli pesto - packed with extra greens to give your body a nice big boost of nutrients! 
    INGREDIENTS
    • 1 medium-sized spaghetti squash, sliced in half lengthwise
    • Salt and pepper 
    • Oil for cooking 
    • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, diced
     
    Super Green Kale and Broccoli Pesto
    • 1 bunch of basil
    • 4-5 kale leaves 
    • ½ head of broccoli 
    • 100 g walnuts
    • 1 clove garlic
    • Juice of ½ lemon
    • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 pinch salt 
    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). 
    2. Place spaghetti squash on a lined baking tray and drizzle a little oil over the halves and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
    3. Place face up on lined baking tray and roast in the oven until tender. About 25-45 minutes depending on the size of your squash. You can test it to see if it's ready by scraping the flesh with a fork (it should turn to spaghetti-like strands) 
    4. While squash roasts, prepare the pesto by combining all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Add more oil if necessary. 
    5. Once squash is roasted, remove from oven and using a fork, scrape out seeds then continue to scrape the flesh to create "noodles". Save the "noodles" in a large bowl. 
    6. In this large bowl, combine the squash "noodles" with the kale and broccoli pesto, top with extra walnuts and sun-dried tomatoes.
    By Rachel Maddow    foodmatters.com

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    Zucchini, Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins

    by Gilad

     

    INGREDIENTS

    • 2 cups spelt flour
    • 1 tbsp baking powder
    • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
    • ½ cup chopped walnuts
    • Zest of one lemon
    • ½ cup honey
    • Juice of one lemon
    • ¾ cup almond milk
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 large zucchini, grated (approx. 1 cup)
    DIRECTIONS
    1. Preheat the oven to 180° C or 356° F.
    2. Combine the flour, baking powder, poppy seeds, walnuts and lemon rind in a large mixing bowl.
    3. In a separate, small mixing bowl, combine the honey, lemon, almond milk and eggs. Whisk gently until everything is well combined.
    4. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
    5. Gently fold in the grated zucchini.
    6. Pour the batter into greased muffin tins and bake for 30 minutes or until golden.
    7. Insert a sharp knife into the center and if the knife comes out clean you will know they are ready.
    By Casey Hill  www.foodmatters.com

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