Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats + BBQ Kale Chips

Yesterday was so much fun!

I was a bit discouraged at first: what foods can I make that will taste great, are high in coconut, 0 sugar, and high in protein?

The best way I’ve found to approach changes to my diet is with an open [and creative] mind.

Reminding myself a couple of times today that the changes I’m making now will benefit me greatly down the road really helped me stay on track.

I even stopped myself from eating a handful of raisins and went for a handful of almonds instead.

The day started with some Overnight Oats.

I’ve been dreaming of eating overnight oats for ages and they didn’t let me down. They were delicious!

I was so full after this breakfast.

My stomach felt a little odd afterward – I got bloated, had minor stomach pains about 2 hours after eating it, and my stomach was in a funk all day.

It could have been the new supplements the Naturopath has me on, probably should have started supplements + oats on different days.

I’ll try oats again tomorrow morning without the supplements [after my race] and see how I feel.

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Yeast free

Ingredients

  • 1 cup non-dairy milk – I used unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 apple, diced – keep the skin on!
  • 1/3 cup uncontaminated oats
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of white stevia powder
  • pinch of vanilla powder – vanilla extract would work too

Directions

To be made the night before you plan on eating it, or at least 4 hours in advance.

  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass container, stir until incorporated, seal, and  place in the fridge overnight.
  2. Enjoy right from the fridge, or heat in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Makes 1 serving.

 

Then I moved on to a snack of BBQ kale chips and raw veggies.

Smoked paprika is the best thing in the world.

If you haven’t tried it, you need to… in fact you should drop everything you’re doing right now and race to the nearest store. You wont regret it.

BBQ Kale Chips

Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Yeast free

Ingredients

  • 1 head kale
  • 1/3 cup cashews
  • 2-3 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika + more for sprinkling
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon herbamare
  • dash of cayenne

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and take out a cookie sheet. No oiling/greasing needed.
  2. Drop all ingredients but kale in a blender and process until smooth.
  3. Wash kale and remove stem – I like to just rip it from the stem. Place kale in a large bowl and cover with 1/4 cup of the paprika mixture. Stir to coat before laying out on prepared cookie sheet.
  4. Sprinkle kale with extra smoked paprika and bake for 14-17 minutes [mine took 16 minutes but should have probably been taken out at 15]

Makes 1 serving. I didn’t share, and you don’t have to either!

Hubba, hubba, ding, ding.

I used some of the leftover sauce to pour over my veggies.

I have so many plans for that sauce, starting with roasted veggies tomorrow night.

What’s a perfect day without a perfect dessert?

I made these in anticipation of being hungry later, but I wasn’t. Something to look forward to this afternoon!

Do you like kale chips?

What’s your favorite way to make them?

Do you have an interesting kale recipe you want to share with me?

I need to eat more greens and I’m open to suggestions!

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