Healthy Baked Almond Flour Doughnuts

So… doughnuts are kind of my favorite thing! They are so cute, colorful, and I adore them! However, I do not enjoy the way traditional doughnuts make me feel. They are full of sugar and who knows what else!

That’s not to say I never eat regular doughnuts… Gotta live a balanced life and enjoy every moment! but on a regular basis, I like to make my own healthy doughnuts from scratch. You can have your doughnuts + eat them too!

This recipe is grain free, gluten free, and mostly paleo!

 

Almond Flour Baked Doughnuts

  • 1 C Almond Flour ( I used Trader Joe’s Brand)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 TBSP Maple Syrup
  • 2 Organic Eggs
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Aluminum Free Powder
  • Coconut Oil for the pan
  1. Preheat Oven to 300°F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until combined.
  3. Coat your doughnut pan with coconut oil and scoop batter into the pan.
  4. Bake 10-15 Minutes until golden.
  5. Let cool and add toppings of your choice! 

Coconut Oil Peanut Butter-Chocolate Icing

  • 1/4 C Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 C Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 Cacao
  • 2 TBSP(+ if you like sweeter) Maple Syrup
  1. Combine ingredients in a small saucepan.
  2. Cook on low until melted.
  3. Drizzle over doughnuts.

Enjoy with a warm cup of coffee of tea!

Be Well Beautiful!

-Michelle 

 

 

Healthy & Simple Salad Dressing

When trying to get healthy one of the first things we try is to eat more salads. This is a great step, and adding more leafy greens into your diet is always a great idea!

While the intention is good we might be doing more harm than good by adding conventional salad dressings to the mix.

I have not consumed store bought salad dressing for years and choose to make my own.

Here is why:

  • Store bought salad dressings are filled with undesirable ingredients that we do not want in our bodies!
  • They contain cheap & processed oils (soy & canola…). These oils are high in Omega-6 fatty acids, which are associated with inflammation in the body.
  • High Sodium & Sugar.
  • Often/likely to contain genetically modified ingredients (GMO).
  • Full of additives & ingredients we cannot pronounce…if you can’t say it don’t eat it!

The good news is salad dressing is super simple to make! Below I have provided you with two healthy salad dressing recipes. These are so creamy and delicious you won’t be missing the old stuff!

  1. Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing
  2. Miso-Sesame Dressing

 

Greek Yogurt Ranch

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 to 1 full cup greek yogurt (you can also use non-dairy yogurt)
  • 1/4- cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dill (dry of fresh)
  • 1 tsp parsley (dry or fresh)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • **you may choose to add a little water or olive oil to thin out or if too tangy for your taste 

 

How to make

  1. Combine ingredients in a jar & stir until combined.
  2. Pour on salad or use as a dip.

 

Miso Sesame Dressing

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Ingredients

  • 1 part miso paste (I use soy-free chickpea miso).
  • 1 part oil-sesame & olive oil combined.
  • 1 part apple cider vinegar
  • honey or maple syrup to taste.  

 

How to make

  1. Combine ingredients in a jar.
  2. stir until combined (I use a small mixer to mix well).
  3. Top with sesame seeds & green onion.
  4. Enjoy!

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Check out the recipe video on my youtube channel-Michelle Loves Wellness.

 

Coconut Carrot Curry

Curry is a staple for my healthy weeknight meal plan.

It’s quick, easy, and you can add in almost anything!

I love Thai inspired flavors and always keep coconut milk & curry paste on hand. Start with a basic sauce & get creative! you can add in any veggies, legumes, or meat that you like. Last night I created this yummy curry: adding in soft boiled eggs and carrots.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Can organic coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp Thai chili paste
  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1 tsp+ Grated ginger or to taste
  • 3 Diced carrots
  • Soft boiled egg
  • Basmati rice 
  • Basil, avocado, and sesame seeds for garnish

How To Make: 

  1. Turn stove to medium-low heat. Add coconut milk, Thai chili paste, tomato paste, ginger, and carrots. Simmer until carrots soften and sauce thickens.
  2. Boil eggs & peel. Set aside. 
  3. Cook rice according to directions on package
  4. Plate rice with simmer sauce; place the egg and garnish on top. Enjoy!

 

Be well beautiful!

-Michelle