16 Shockingly Healthy Recipe Hacks
Whether we’re baking or in need of some comfort food, having a few healthy hacks up our sleeves is always a good thing. From smart ingredient substitutions to ingenious ways to transform the everyday into something mind blowing — let’s just say, cauliflower is one remarkable, underrated veg — these 16 delicious recipes have you covered in the healthy cooking and baking department. Enjoy these foods totally free of guilt!
1. Quinoa Sushi: Instead of the usual sushi made with refined white rice, swap in a colorful blend of whole grain quinoa for an added boost of protein and fiber. In other words, sushi with staying power. (via Turntable Kitchen)
2.Crispy Baked Potato Chips With Garlic, Thyme and Parmesan: Baked chips may not be a new thing, but with the few key points outlined in this recipe you’ll get perfectly crisp faux-fried potato chips every time. (via Cooking For Keeps)
3. Low-fat Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins: There’s not a trace of butter or oil to be found in these delicious muffins. Instead, pumpkin puree and applesauce team up to trick our tastebuds and create amazing texture. (via Ambitious Kitchen)
12. Cauliflower Breakfast Pizza: Start your day off right with better-than-leftover-delivery pizza. Made with a cheesy cauliflower crust and topped with more cheese and eggs there’s no way to pass up a slice. (via Brit + Co)
13. Strawberry Leather: Made of fruit with just a drop of honey, these healthy vanilla bean rollups are a much healthier alternative to those sold by the foot at the grocery store. (via Zizi Adventures)
16. Cake Truffles (Gluten-free): Coated in a less sweet carob and coconut oil shell, these cake pops are filled with protein-packed, whole-grain goodness without any refined sugar. (via Natural Noshing)
What healthy recipes hacks have you tried or come up with yourself? Let’s talk in the comments!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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