Healthy Chickpea and Quinoa Curry Recipe

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Dinner, Exercise, Krystal, Lunch, Nutrition

Healthy Chickpea and Quinoa Curry Recipe

I LOVE love love Indian food! Most of the time it is naturally gluten free, but you never know how healthy or what you are eating when ordering in a restaurant! So why not have restaurant style Curry, without the worry and hassle of how many calories or if its really gluten free and vegan?!?? This recipe is BOMB – my fiancé who is the pickest eater ever (don’t tell him I said that), but he knows his indian food and knows flavor – even he was impressed! Ingredients: 1 – 15oz can chickpeas – rinsed and drained 1 red onion – medium 1.5 tbsp of minced ginger – I took a thumb of ginger and grated it 4 garlic cloves – minced 1-2tbsp curry powder – I suggest a GOOD one, brands DO matter! I love “The Spice Hunter” Salt Free Curry Seasoning 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper – more or less to taste. You can also use ground red pepper 10 sliced cherry tomatoes 1 cup cooked quinoa Himalayan salt for taste Gluten Free Flatbread or Naan – if desired. I didn’t eat mine with anything, but I made Naan for Stu (fiancé for future reference). Directions: Chop your red onion, mince your ginger and garlic and start cooking your Quinoa according to the directions on the package. Heat up a medium sized – nonstick sauce pan over medium heat. Add in the onions, ginger, garlic and salt, stirring until onions are soft. Add in the chickpeas, curry powder and cayenne pepper – stir. Add in sliced tomatoes and cooked quinoa, stir together, reduce heat and cover. Let the flavors blend together for about 15 minutes. Add more salt to taste if needed. If you chose to make flatbread or Naan – top your bread with the mixture and ENJOY! Share...

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Black Bean and Red Quinoa Salad

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in Dinner, Krystal, Lunch, Nutrition

Black Bean and Red Quinoa Salad

A YUMMY, fresh salad that is packed with protein and healthy fats. This is something you can eat alone, put on top of Kale or even wrap it up in a brown rice tortilla (for my gluten free friends) for more of a burrito feel. Makes about 5 cups. Salad instructions: – 1 cup of uncooked red quinoa – 1 (14oz) can of black beans, drained and rinsed – 1 red pepper, chopped – 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped – 2 green onions, chopped – 1 cup of corn – 1 small avocado, chopped into 1 inch pieces Dressing Instructions: – Fresh lime juice from 2 limes – a pinch of himalyan salt or kosher salt, to taste – 1 fresh garlic clove, minced – 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped – 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil/evoo 1/2 tsp ground cumin, or more to taste Directions: Cook the quinoa according to the directions on the package. While the quinoa is cooking, start preparing the veggies by cutting them up and then also making the dressing in a separate bowl. Allow the quinoa to cool for about 5 minutes after it is done and then fluff with a fork – add the beans and veggies and then toss well. Pour the dressing mixture on top of the quinoa, beans and veggies and then put in the refrigerator for about an hour, depending on your own liking. ENJOY! XO – Krys Share...

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NEW! Chocolate Vegan Shakeology

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in BeachBody, Krystal, Nutrition, Shakeology

NEW! Chocolate Vegan Shakeology

Introducing Chocolate Vegan Shakeology®! You asked, and we delivered. Shakeology is now available in two dairy-free flavors: Chocolate Vegan and Tropical Strawberry! Both are free from animal ingredients and formulated with a proprietary blend of plant proteins, and both taste unbelievably good! Our newest addition, Chocolate Vegan Shakeology re-awakens the rich, centuries-old flavor of true chocolate. Our cacao is harvested by hand from the pod, and dried by the sun. So you’re tasting chocolate the way nature intended—with all its rare antioxidants and incredible health benefits intact. You’ll also get the benefit of all the “bliss factor” endorphins triggered when you consume pure cacao. What makes Chocolate Vegan and Tropical Strawberry so special? 100% dairy-free and therefore 100% lactose-free. This is especially important for people with dairy allergies or those who are lactose intolerant. But a lot of people have trouble digesting animal proteins and don’t even know it. Give your body a break for just one meal a day! Your intestines will thank you for it. A complete protein source. Crafted from an easy-to-assimilate blend of whole, plant-based proteins including sprouted brown rice, pea, sacha inchi, chia, flax, quinoa, amaranth, and spirulina. Not only do they offer 9 essential amino acids, but together they are a complete protein source with sufficiently high levels of lysine and methionine, two important amino acids that is often a limiting factor in plant-based diets. No added fructose. We used Coconut Flower nectar and Luo Han Guo, two whole food superfoods that are naturally sweet so they lend natural sweetness to the formula. Five new superfoods! Moringa, Coconut Flower Nectar, Luo Han Guo, Himalayan Salt and Konjac Fiber. They are both part of the new Beachbody Ultimate™ line—products, including the Beachbody Ultimate Reset, that help nurture the body’s natural ability to heal itself and enhance the body’s own organic processes.   You Don’t Have to be a Vegan to Love a Vegan Shake. The health benefits of a plant-based diet are well documented. Replacing animal proteins with plant-based proteins helps you:* Lower your cholesterol Lower your risk for serious health issue Maintain a healthy weight Have fewer digestive issues Feel lighter and more energetic But you don’t have to follow a 100% vegan diet to enjoy some of these health benefits. Give your system a break from heavy animal proteins by replacing one meal a day with these delicious and easy-to-digest new Shakeology vegan flavors, and see for yourself. You’ll feel lighter and more energetic. As always, both are packed with nutrient-dense exotic superfoods from around the world that continue to make Shakeology the Healthiest Meal of the Day. Share...

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