Healthy and Delicious Can Go Together!
I love good food. I love being healthy. Unfortunately, a lot the time the two of these don’t go hand-in-hand. Not today, Satan! Here of some of my recent discoveries:
1. Sweet Potato Crust Barbecue Chicken Pizza
Sweet potatoes are my fave. I will eat them on a train and in the rain. I will eat them here or there. I will eat them anywhere. Even in my pizza!
Recently, I decided to go dairy-free. Dairy leaves me feeling icky, and about six years ago, Tony Horton told me in one of his videos that I should cut out dairy to lose weight. Here I am, finally listening. (He was right, by the way. I absolutely feel healthier and more energetic.)
In my pursuit of the dairy-free life, I searched for ways to make stuff with sweet potatoes, and I came across this recipe from Stacey at The Soccer Mom Blog: Sweet Potato Crust Barbecue Chicken Pizza. Can you even? My life has been forever changed. (My life changes a lot, just so you know.)
The crust is made from sweet potatoes, an egg, almond flour, and some spices. You really can’t go wrong with the toppings you choose, but the BBQ Chicken was on point! My kids even loved it, so there’s that. It’s gluten free, dairy free, and super delicious and healthy! Click here to visit The Soccer Mom Blog and snag the recipe.
2. Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
These babies are dairy-free too, and if you wanted them to be gluten free, you could probably just swap out the type of flour from regular all-purpose flour to almond flour or coconut flour. I didn’t get a picture of them to post, because my family gobbled them up too quickly. Thankfully, they have plenty of beautiful photos over at Our Life Tastes Good. It even comes with a recipe for a healthy, dairy-free ranch! Doesn’t get better than that! They are a bit spicy, though, so if anyone in your family doesn’t do buffalo, I recommend having an alternative. Check them out here!
3. Mediterranean Tuna Salad
This tuna salad is a go-to for my lunches on the go. I’m all about that low-carb life, but I absolutely hate having to eat stuff that tastes like someone vacuumed all the flavor out. I have always eaten my tuna salad with miracle whip–I mean from the time I was three years old until about a year ago–and couldn’t imagine it any other way. Thankfully this recipe is as delicious and super simple as it is healthy. Here’s the recipe from Tori Avey.