I feel like a repeat myself so often but seriously…where does the time go? How is it already September? How did the first 18 years of my life feel like they were going in slow motion and now I can’t keep track of where my month went. All that being said, it’s clearly been too long since I’ve had the chance to post a recipe!
Tyler and I went on an all-inclusive the second week of March. We ate the same food every day for 7 days in a row, the same tasteless food. After 2 days I was over it and ready to get back to my kitchen. By the end of the vacation, we both agreed that we would rather I cook for us on vacation and have good food then go back to an all-inclusive for 7 days and be stuck eating what they feel is 5-star “quality.”
We got back on Monday morning at 1 something, waited forever for our luggage, and I had to be at work at 10 am that morning. No time for me to make lunches, that was for sure! I was so happy with my past self that decided to make a huge batch of chili and open egg roll bowls that I had lunches for the first few days I was back, which gave me time to sleep in!
The following Sunday I was back to regular meal prep and every Sunday since! I’ve made some really creative healthy meals in the past few months from Spaghetti Squash Pizza Casserole to Korean beef bowls. Did I mention the homemade BBQ Bourbon Sauce? I have so many new recipes to share.
Obviously, dessert is the most important so let’s start by sharing one of my favorite high protein snacks.
Chocolate Cherry Fudge Bites.
Yield: 19 protein bites
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
5 tbsp VitaFiber™ (or replace with honey/other sticky syrup)
5 tbsp honey
1/4 cup 1% milk (can be replaced with non-dairy milk)
1 cup chocolate protein powder (approx. 100g)
2-4 tbsp sunflower seed butter (or any nut/seed butter of choice)
1/2 cup sun-dried cherries
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
Place cherries in your food processor and blend. I like to do this first so that the cherries are in little bits opposed to getting the odd large cherry chunk. Place the rest of the ingredients except the coconut into the food processor and blend until everything is well combine. It will look like dough but slightly more sticky. Using a spoon or ice cream scoop roll into equal sized pieces. Roll in coconut set them on a plate and refrigerate or enjoy!