Recipe: Cuban Style Black Beans and Rice

No Sugar Added Recipe

It Takes Only A Few Minutes To Put This Recipe Together – 3 Minute Saute and 5 Minute Cook Time

Cooking Tools: Large Skillet
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 3 cups cooked black beans
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • black pepper to taste
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet.
  • Sauté garlic, onion, green bell pepper until golden (about 3 minutes).
  • Stir in beans, broth, vinegar and seasoning.
  • Bring to a boil then lower to a simmer.
  • Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Spoon over cooked rice and serve.

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Whole Wheat Gingerbread Muffins Recipe

Whole Wheat Gingerbread Muffins

Wholesome Gingerbread Muffins Are Baked At 375 For 20 to 25 Minutes

Cooking Tools: 2 Mixing Bowls – 12 Muffin Papers- 12 Piece Muffin Tin
INGREDIENTS
  • 1/4 cup preferred oil
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons honey or equivalent sweetener
  • 1 large beaten egg
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
INSTRUCTIONS
  • In a mixing bowl combine oil, molasses, sweetener, and egg.
  • Stir mixture until consistency is creamy. Set aside.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • Add the moist mixture to dry ingredients.
  • Stir mixture until well blended, slowly adding the hot water and stirring until smooth.
  • Place muffin papers into muffin tin.
  • Pour batter into muffin papers until 2/3 full, leaving room at the top for dough rising.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes at 375 degrees.

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Berry Cobbler Recipe for Weight Loss

Berry Cobbler

Weight Loss Recipe

Cooking Tools: Baking Pan, Food Processor
INGREDIENTS: Filling
  • 1 cup unsweetened blueberries
  • 2 cups unsweetened blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons zero calorie sweetener or Stevia (you may need to reduce the quantity of Stevia since it is very sweet).
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
INGREDIENTS: Topping
  • 2 tablespoons butter or preferred shortening
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 scoop Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder
  • 1 Quest Blueberry Cobbler Hero Bar chopped
  • 2 tablespoons zero calorie sweetener or Stevia (you may need to reduce the quantity of Stevia since it’s very sweet).
  • Pinch of salt
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Coat an 8 x 4 baking pan with oil or use baking paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine berries, sweetener and lemon juice. Set aside.
  • Place all topping ingredients into food processor. Pulse into small crumbs.
  • Pour the berry mixture into the baking pan. Top with crumb mixture.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes in a 350-degree oven.
  • Serve warm.
  • Suggested topping: Zero Fat Greek Yogurt

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Shrimp Soba Noodle Stir Fry Recipe

Shrimp Soba Noodle Stir Fry

INGREDIENTS
Cooking Tools: Large Skillet
  • 1 lb Large Shrimps. Peel and remove veins
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil or Peanut Oil
  • 3 Minced Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Medium Shredded Carrot 
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper cut into thin strips
  • 8 oz Package Soba Noodles
  • 3 Cups Broccoli Florets
  • 2-3 Scallions sliced thin
  • 2 Tablespoons Toasted Sesame Seeds 
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Grated Ginger (Sauce Ingredient)
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey or other preferred sweetener (Sauce Ingredient)
  • 1/4 Cup Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or Soy Sauce (Sauce Ingredient)
  • 1/4 Cup Orange Juice (Sauce Ingredient)
  • 2 Tablespoons Hoisin Sauce (Sauce Ingredient)
  • 2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil (Sauce Ingredient)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Chile Flakes (Sauce Ingredient)
  • Cooking Oil
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Prepare Soba Noodles and Broccoli Florets. Set aside.
  • Prepare Sauce: In a small bowl add Liquid Aminos, Orange Juice, Honey, Hoisin Sauce, Sesame Oil, Ginger and Chile Flakes. Stir together and combine well. Set aside.
  • Heat 1 to 2 tablespoon of cooking oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add shrimp and garlic.
  • Sautee 2-3 minutes, then stir in Carrots and Bell Pepper.
  • Cook mixture until shrimp is thoroughly cooked.
  • Add Soba Noodles and Broccoli Florets to shrimp mixture.
  • Pour sauce over the shrimp. Toss to combine.
  • Garnish with Scallions and Sesame seeds.
  • Serve

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