Need some healthy recipes to fit into your busy life (and workout schedule?) We’ve got your covered!
Our FFCrew recently wrapped up its 21-day #letsbeREAL nutrition challenge and we learned so much from our health coaches Theresa D’Ambrose and Meredith Vieceli. Not only did we learn about whole body health and nourishment, we had support, accountability and fun along the way. During our final week of the challenge, we also shared recipes! Our FFCrew ladies submitted TONS of great recipes (the cookbook is FAB!) and we wanted to share some of our favorites with you.
We asked ladies to submit easy, tasty and nutritious recipes that supported active lifestyles for them and their families. We’ve picked five of our favorites for you to enjoy!
CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY OVERNIGHT OATS
Submitted by FFCrew member Jessica Johns
¼ cup old fashioned oats
1/3 cup milk (any kind)
¼ cup plain greek yogurt
1 tsp chia seeds
½ tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp honey
½ tsp vanilla
¼ cup strawberries
1 tbsp mini chocolate chips
Combine all ingredients in a mason jar, shake, refrigerate 8 hours
Submitted by FFCrew member Jean Anderson
2 cups Old fashioned oats (divided)
1/4 cup Flaxseed meal (or chia seeds)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup dates (soaked in hot water for 15-20 minutes to soften)
1 ripe banana
1/4 cup Sun or any nut butter
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tbsp vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate chips (use the highest percentage dark chocolate chips you can find)
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin tin (or use liners) with baking spray and set aside. Blend 1 1/2 C of the oats in your food processor until flour is achieved. Stir in flaxseed, baking powder, and cinnamon (I pulse the processor a few times to do this). Remove dates from the hot water and add them to the processor along with banana, sun butter and coconut oil. Pulse until incorporated. Add almond milk and vanilla extract and process until combined. Then, stir in the remaining 1/2 cup of oats and the 1/2 chocolate chips with a spoon or spatula. Fill up the muffin tins. The batter won’t rise very much so you can fill up the tins mostly to the top. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Submitted by FFCrew member Laura Johns
¾ cup rolled whole oats
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
¼ cup mini dark chocolate chips
¼ cup protein powder
Additional ingredients you could add:
Ground flax seed
Combine ingredients in a bowl. Mix. Then, roll the balls!
BAKED TURKEY MEATBALLS WITH QUINOA, OVER ZUCCHINI NOODLES
Submitted by FFCrew member Kelly Haracourt
1 Pound Ground Turkey
1 cup cooked and cooled Quinoa
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Large Egg
1 Clove Garlic, minced
2 tbsp minced fresh Parsley
1 tsp freshly grated Lemon Zest
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1 tbsp Tomato Paste
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
*Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
*In a large bowl, combine the turkey, quinoa, Parmesan, egg, garlic, parsley, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. With clean hands, gently work the mixture together until it is well combined. Shape into 12 balls (each about the size of a golf ball) and transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
*In a small bowl, mix together the tomato paste and olive oil. Brush over the tops of the meatballs. Bake until they are tender-firm to the touch and just beginning to brown, about 20 minutes.
*Spiralize zucchini. Saute in extra virgin olive oil until tender.
*Put meatballs over zucchini noodles and ENJOY!
HAM, APPLE, SWEET POTATO SCRAMBLE
Submitted by FFCrew member Melissa Carr
1/2 lb ham steak, chopped into cubes
1 apple, peeled, cored, and diced
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced into 1/4″ to 1/2″ thick cubes
1/2 medium onion, diced
4 eggs, scrambled
coconut oil, for sautéing
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
*In a small bowl, combine spices and set aside
*In a large frying pan, add a tablespoon of coconut oil and heat to medium. Sauté the onions for 3-4 minutes and leave them in the pan. Add the sweet potatoes to the onions along with more coconut oil and cook for about 5 minutes
*Add the ham, apples and mixed spices to the pan
*Continue cooking until the sweet potatoes and apples are tender – remove everything from the pan and set aside
*Scramble the eggs in your frying pan, then add everything you set aside back in and mix it all together
*Serve hot and enjoy!
Hope you enjoy these tasty recipes! Huge thanks to our fab FFCrew ladies for participating in this challenge and offering so many tasty recipes. Our FFCrew cookbook has become our GO TO place for nutritious recipes for pre and post workout fuel, crazy kiddo schedules and staying sane in this busy awesome life!
Learn more about joining our FFCrew and participate in challenges like this year round. The FFCrew is an empowering and inclusive community where women connect, share, and celebrate both their miles and the stories behind them. We inspire and motivate each other to chase our goals – on and off the pavement. We host fun challenges, weekly race shout outs and all sorts of fun activities throughout the year. And, special offer! Use the code MAYFLOWERS for 15% off your annual membership now through May 15th!
Mel & Tori