American Style Salad (Plant-Based Keto)

Mix plant-based cheese, Roma tomato, a plant-based burger, Romaine lettuce mix, sliced almonds, and choice of dressing for an American-style salad.

Recipe

Prep Time 5 mins

Total Time 5 mins

Course Salad

Cuisine American

Servings 1

Ingredients  

  • 5 oz romaine salad mix (chopped romaine lettuce, shredded purple cabbage, and shredded carrots)
  • 1 medium-sized roma tomato sliced
  • 1 plant-based burger sliced
  • a sprinkle of plant-based cheese shredded
  • a sprinkle of almonds sliced
  • 2 tbsp plant-based ranch (or vinaigrette)

Instructions 

  • Cook plant-based burger if needed.
  • Mix together ingredients in a large salad bowl.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Optional ingredients include sliced cucumbers (Persian) and sliced strawberries. 

Author’s Note

Hey everyone!

I hope you all are happy and healthy.

Eat more whole foods like vegetables and berries (strawberry, blueberry, and blackberries) and consume more healthy fats (olive oil, avocados, coconut oils).

Follow my blog on Pinterest at biancasoriano1 and see new video pins on soups, salads, and more.

Bon appetit!,

Bianca

American-Style Salad (Plant-Based Keto)

This recipe may remind you of an American cheeseburger or hamburger.

This salad is perfect if you have no time to cook but want to eat something healthy fast.

Plus, it has a lot of veggies like romaine lettuce, shredded carrots, purple cabbage, and roma tomatoes.

Sprinkle the salad with plant-based cheese and sliced almonds and you are ready to go!

American-Style Salad, plant-based, keto, healthy

American-Style Salad, plant-based, keto, healthy

American-Style Salad (Plant-Based Keto)

Mix plant-based cheese, Roma tomato, a plant-based burger, Romaine lettuce mix, sliced almonds, and choice of dressing for an American-style salad.

  • 5 oz romaine salad mix ((chopped romaine lettuce, shredded purple cabbage, and shredded carrots))
  • 1 medium-sized roma tomato (sliced)
  • 1 plant-based burger (sliced)
  • a sprinkle of plant-based cheese (shredded)
  • a sprinkle of almonds (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp plant-based ranch ((or vinaigrette))
  1. Cook plant-based burger if needed.

  2. Mix together ingredients in a large salad bowl.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

Optional ingredients include sliced cucumbers (Persian) and sliced strawberries. 

Salad
American
almonds, burger, cottage cheese, parmesan ranch dressing, romaine, tomato

American-Style Salad, plant-based, keto, healthy
American-Style Salad, plant-based, keto, healthy
American-Style Salad, plant-based, keto, healthy

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Keto Cottage Pie with Cauliflower Crust

An English-inspired dish with beef or plant based meat, seasoned with bay leaves, tomatoes, garlic, salt, and pepper and topped with carrots, celery, and a hearty cauliflower mash.

Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 2 hrs Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins Course Main Course Cuisine English Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Pot
  • skillet
  • baking dish

Ingredients  

Cottage Pie Filling

  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 medium sized yellow onion minced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 bay leaf
  • 1 roma tomato diced (keep tomato juice intact)
  • 1 cup beef broth low sodium
  • 1 cup carrots minced
  • 1 cup celery minced

Cauliflower Crust

  • 1 cauliflower head cut into florets
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • extra virgin olive oil spray
  • water

Instructions 

1. Cook Pie Filling

  • Add olive oil to skillet on medium high heat
  • Fry garlic until browned, then add onions and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Add beef, salt, pepper, bay leaves, and tomato to the skillet and mix. Cook until beef is brown, crispy, and no pink color remains.
  • Pour broth, carrots, and celery into skillet. Bring to a boil and turn off heat.

2. Create Cauliflower Crust

  • Fill the bottom of the pot with 1/2 inch water (don’t add too much). Steam cauliflower florets for 10 minutes on medium high heat until soft.
  • In a blender, combine cauliflower, cheese, heavy cream, and egg.

3. Cook Cottage Pie in Oven

  • Heat oven to 350F.
  • Transfer skillet contents to a baking dish.
  • Add cauliflower mixture on top of the pie filling. Spray with olive oil.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Add optional fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, or dill.

Hello everyone,

I hope you enjoy this English inspired and keto friendly recipe.

You may modify it into a vegetarian dish by using plant based ground “beef”.

Keto Cottage Pie with Cauliflower Crust is a hearty and healthy dish that gives you vegetables, protein, and healthy fats.

Cottage Pie with Cauliflower Crust (Keto)

English inspired keto recipe with cauliflower mash and seasoned beef with carrots and celery.

  • Blender
  • Pot
  • skillet
  • baking dish

Cottage Pie Filling

  • 2 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 1 medium sized yellow onion (minced)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 bay leaf
  • 1 roma tomato (diced (keep tomato juice intact))
  • 1 cup beef broth (low sodium)
  • 1 cup carrots (minced)
  • 1 cup celery (minced)

Cauliflower Crust

  • 1 cauliflower head (cut into florets)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • extra virgin olive oil spray
  • water

1. Cook Pie Filling

  1. Add olive oil to skillet on medium high heat

  2. Fry garlic until browned, then add onions and cook for 2-3 minutes

  3. Add beef, salt, pepper, bay leaves, and tomato to the skillet and mix. Cook until beef is brown, crispy, and no pink color remains.

  4. Pour broth, carrots, and celery into skillet. Bring to a boil and turn off heat.

2. Create Cauliflower Crust

  1. Fill the bottom of the pot with 1/2 inch water (don't add too much). Steam cauliflower florets for 10 minutes on medium high heat until soft.

  2. In a blender, combine cauliflower, cheese, heavy cream, and egg.

3. Cook Cottage Pie in Oven

  1. Heat oven to 350F.

  2. Transfer skillet contents to a baking dish.

  3. Add cauliflower mixture on top of the pie filling. Spray with olive oil.

  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

  5. Add optional fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, or dill.

Main Course
English
bay leaf, beef broth, carrots, cauliflower, celery, eggs, garlic, ground beef, heavy cream, olive oil, onions, parmesan cheese, pepper, salt, tomato paste

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Strawberry Herb Keto Salad

Mix green herbs with sliced almonds, strawberries, cottage cheese, and choice of dressing for a scrumptious keto salad.

Recipe

Prep Time 5 mins Total Time 3 mins Course Salad Servings 1 person

Ingredients  

Salad Ingredients

  • 3 cups herb salad mix
  • strawberries sliced
  • slivered almonds to taste
  • cottage cheese (or goat cheese) to taste
  • dressing of choice (I love vinaigrette or Olive’s Garden Parmesan Ranch dressing)

Hello everyone!

Add sweet and succulent summer strawberries to your salad.

According to Registered Dietitian Bjarnadottir, strawberries are high in Vitamin C and manganese, and contain folate (B9), potassium, and antioxidants.

Bjarnadottir notes strawberries may help your body against heart health and blood glucose maintenance.

She also says strawberries are low glycemic, are low carb, and perfect for people with diabetes.

source: Healthline

Strawberry Herb Keto Salad

Mix together an herb salad mix with sliced almonds, strawberries, cottage cheese, and your dressing of choice.

Salad Ingredients

  • 3 cups herb salad mix
  • strawberries (sliced )
  • slivered almonds (to taste)
  • cottage cheese (or goat cheese) (to taste)
  • dressing of choice (I love vinaigrette or Olive's Garden Parmesan Ranch dressing)
Salad
almonds, cottage cheese, herb salad mix, parmesan ranch dressing, strawberry

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Eggplant Omelette Filipino Tortang Talong

Recipe

Ingredients

for frying: extra virgin olive oil or butter

1 chinese eggplant

1 egg

1/4 tsp salt

chopped parsley

Directions

  1. Grill eggplant on all sides until the inside is soft.
  2. Slice eggplant once vertically. Transfer to a large shallow dish. Open the eggplant and mash insides with a fork. See NOTE below
  3. Crack an egg on top of eggplant.
  4. Mix egg and eggplant insides.
  5. Slide the eggplant mixture into a preheated and oiled pan. Season with salt.
  6. Cover pan but not completely. Cook until egg is cooked (~3 mins).
  7. Flip eggplant omelette and garnish with parsley.

NOTE: You can keep the skin on or remove it.

Add more oil when the eggplant omelette sticks to the pan (if not using a non-stick pan).

Eggplant omelette is perfect with chopped tomatoes and brown rice on the side.

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Filipino Keto Spaghetti

Make this Filipino keto spaghetti with spinach noodles, mushrooms, carrots, and ground beef or meatballs.

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 30 mins Course dinner Cuisine Filipino Servings 4

Equipment

  • saucepan

Ingredients  

  • 2 tbsps olive oil extra virgin
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2-1 cup yellow onions minced
  • 1 lb ground beef or meatballs (turkey or beef)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup carrots minced or grated
  • 1 cup mushrooms minced
  • 3 hotdogs, Oscar Mayer Turkey Uncured Franks* sliced diagonally
  • 3 tbsps erythritol (sugar substitute)
  • 3 cups marinara sauce
  • 12 oz whole wheat spaghetti pasta (I tried spinach pasta for this recipe)

Serve with

  • chopped parsley
  • grated parmesan cheese

Instructions 

Make the Spaghetti Sauce

  • Heat olive oil in saucepan to medium high heat.
  • Brown the garlic then add the onions.
  • Cook the beef for 8-10 minutes until brown. Cook meatballs according to package directions. Season beef with salt and pepper.
  • Add carrots, mushrooms, erythritol, and marinara sauce. Bring sauce to a boil then turn off the heat.

Cook the Pasta

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Add olive oil and salt if desired after boiling and draining the pasta.

Serving Instructions

  • Serve with parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.


Salmon Blanca

Keto friendly salmon for dinner in 40 minutes or less. One will need olive oil, salmon, spinach, mozzarella, salt, and pepper.

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 30 mins Total Time 40 mins Course dinner, Main Course Cuisine Italian Servings 4

Equipment

  • baking dish
  • bowl

Ingredients  

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 4 tbsp garlic olive oil
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 4 cups spinach chopped

Instructions 

  • Coat baking dish with olive oil.
  • Arrange salmon into the baking dish and season with salt and pepper.
  • Optional: Spread mayonnaise or cream cheese on salmon.
  • Mix spinach and parmesan cheese in a bowl. Spread evenly on salmon.
  • Bake at 350F for 30-35 mins.

Video

Notes

You can spread 1 tbsp of mayonnaise or cream cheese on top of the salmon if desired.  Serve with tomatoes and mushrooms on cauliflower rice  Optional ingredients: 1 tbsp minced garlic, 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, and 1/4 cup heavy cream

An Italian-inspired recipe high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which may protect your heart from disease. source: Healthline

Salmon is also abundant in B vitamins which Spritzler, a registered dietician at Healthline, says may boost “energy production, controlling inflammation, and protecting heart and brain health”.

Add heavy cream, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms to the salmon if desired.

Spread olive oil mayonnaise or cream cheese on the salmon before baking.

I suggest pairing salmon with steamed or fresh vegetables under a cauliflower rice pilaf.

Happy cooking!

Salmon Blanca Baked with Spinach and Mozzarella

Easy salmon blanca for dinner in 40 minutes or less. You'll need only olive oil, salmon, spinach, mozzarella, salt, and pepper.

  • Pyrex baking dish
  • bowl
  • 4 salmon (fillets)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper (finely ground)
  • 4 tbsp garlic olive oil
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 4 cups spinach (chopped)
  1. Coat baking dish with olive oil.

  2. Arrange salmon into the baking dish and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Optional: Spread mayonnaise or cream cheese on salmon.

  4. Mix spinach and parmesan cheese in a bowl. Spread evenly on salmon.

  5. Bake at 350F for 30-35 mins.

You can spread 1 tbsp of mayonnaise or cream cheese on top of the salmon if desired. 

Serve with tomatoes and mushrooms on cauliflower rice

 Optional ingredients: 1 tbsp minced garlic, 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, and 1/4 cup heavy cream

 

dinner, Main Course
Italian
mozzarella, olive oil, pepper, salmon, salt, spinach


Tuscan Soup

Cook up tomatoes, kale, cream, and ground pork for an Italian inspired keto recipe.

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 30 mins Course Soup Cuisine Italian Servings 4 people

Recipe

Equipment

  • soup pot

Ingredients  

  • 2 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin or olive butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes, roma cut into thin wedges
  • 1/2 lb ground pork*
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 handfuls of kale shredded
  • 2 cups chicken/pork broth low sodium
  • 1 cup water add more if necessary
  • 1/2-1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions 

Cook garlic, onions, and tomatoes

  • Heat pan on medium high heat. Add the olive oil.
  • When the oil is hot, add the garlic. After the garlic has browned, saute the onions.
  • After 3 minutes, add the tomatoes and cover pot for 2 minutes.

Brown the pork, then add kale

  • Next, cook the pork and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 4-5 minutes until pork is browned and crispy.
  • Add the kale and cover for 2 minutes.
  • Pour broth, water, and heavy whipping cream. Bring soup to a boil.

Serve hot with parmesan cheese

Dear readers,

Try this keto recipe soup with kale and tomatoes.

Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin K, A, and C. (1)

Did you know tomatoes have antioxidants that can prevent cell damage and fight cancer? (1)

Kale also has a significant amount of Vitamin K, A, C. (2)

Vitamin A is beneficial for your eyesight.

Eat more kale!

CREAMY TUSCAN KALE SOUP KETO RECIPE

  • soup pot
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin (or olive butter)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes, roma (cut into thin wedges)
  • 1/2 lb ground pork*
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper (to taste)
  • 2 handfuls of kale (shredded)
  • 2 cups chicken/pork broth (low sodium)
  • 1 cup water (add more if necessary)
  • 1/2-1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Cook garlic, onions, and tomatoes

  1. Heat pan on medium high heat. Add the olive oil.

  2. When the oil is hot, add the garlic. After the garlic has browned, saute the onions.

  3. After 3 minutes, add the tomatoes and cover pot for 2 minutes.

Brown the pork, then add kale

  1. Next, cook the pork and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 4-5 minutes until pork is browned and crispy.

  2. Add the kale and cover for 2 minutes.

  3. Pour broth, water, and heavy whipping cream. Bring soup to a boil.

Serve hot with parmesan cheese

Original recipe inspired by Instant Pot Keto Tuscan Soup by Christina Cherrier on eatwell.com

https://www.eatwell101.com/instant-pot-keto-tuscan-soup-recipe  

* Original recipe used Italian sausage.

Eat with salad: mixed herb salad with slivered almonds, strawberries,  cream cheese, and ranch or vinaigrette.

Soup
Italian
bell pepper, garlic, ground pork, heavy whipping cream, kale, olive oil, onion, parmesan, salt, tomato

Sources

(1) Swartzendruber, K. (2018, July 17). Tomatoes provide many health benefits. Michigan State University. https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/tomatoes_provide_many_health_benefits

(2) (n.d). Kale. Harvard School of Public Health. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/food-features/kale/


Chicken Sotanghon

Cook shredded chicken, carrot noodles, onion, celery, ginger, cilantro, salt, and pepper in a pot. Eat more vegetables by making this healthy Filipino chicken Sotanghon soup with carrot noodles.

Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 16 mins Total Time 26 mins Course Soup Cuisine Filipino Servings 4

Equipment

  • soup pot

Ingredients  

  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 2-3 cups chicken shredded (cooked)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • a pinch of pepper
  • 3-4 cups chicken stock organic
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 3 cups peeled noodle carrots
  • 1 handful cilantro chopped (optional)

Instructions 

  • Heat pot to medium high heat. Add olive oil and garlic. Fry until the garlic becomes brown. Then, add the onions and ginger.
  • After 3-5 minutes, add the shredded chicken and season with salt and pepper.
  • After 3-5 minutes, add the chicken stock and celery. Bring soup to a boil.
  • Add the carrot noodles and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Serve hot with cilantro and lemon or calamansi slices.

Video

Notes

* Make carrot noodles by peeling the carrot skin with a peeler. You can use a spiraler or noodler machine. Peel carrot noodles one inch from the base.

Try this healthy Filipino chicken Sotanghon soup with carrot noodles.

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Chicken Sotanghon Veggie Noodle Soup | Keto & Low Carb

Cook shredded chicken, carrot noodles, onion, celery, ginger, cilantro, salt, and pepper in a pot. Eat more vegetables by making this healthy Filipino chicken Sotanghon soup with carrot noodles. Keto, low-carb, and a one-pot recipe.

  • soup pot
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion (diced)
  • 2-3 cups chicken (shredded (cooked))
  • 1 tsp salt
  • a pinch of pepper
  • 3-4 cups chicken stock (organic)
  • 1 cup celery (chopped)
  • 3 cups peeled noodle carrots
  • 1 handful cilantro (chopped (optional))
  1. Heat pot to medium high heat. Add olive oil and garlic. Fry until the garlic becomes brown. Then, add the onions and ginger.

  2. After 3-5 minutes, add the shredded chicken and season with salt and pepper.

  3. After 3-5 minutes, add the chicken stock and celery. Bring soup to a boil.

  4. Add the carrot noodles and cook for 3 minutes.

  5. Serve hot with cilantro and lemon or calamansi slices.

* Make carrot noodles by peeling the carrot skin with a peeler. You can use a spiraler or noodler machine. Peel carrot noodles one inch from the base.

Soup
Filipino
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Lemon Apple Juice

source: Healthline

Try this refreshing Lemon Apple juice with four ingredients: lemon, apple, celery, and ginger.

Prep Time 5 mins Total Time 5 mins Course Juice Servings 1

Ingredients  

  • 1 apple large
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 thumb sized piece of ginger
  • 1 cup celery (3 stalks)

Instructions 

  • Juice all ingredients in a blender.
  • Squeeze lemon in a lemon juicer and add to juice.

Video

Nutrition Tips for Juices:

Research has shown that apples support weight loss. Source: Healthline

Apple polyphenol extract — made from one of the fruit’s natural compounds — has also been linked to reduced cholesterol levels” source: Healthline

Juice lemons.

“Research has shown that polyphenol antioxidants found in lemons significantly reduces weight gain in mice” source: Healthline

Though researchers studied mice, Healthline says “anecdotal evidence is strong that lemon water supports weight loss.”

Lemon Apple Juice for Weight Loss

Try this refreshing Lemon Apple juice with four ingredients: lemon, apple, celery, and ginger.

  • 1 apple (large)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 thumb sized piece of ginger
  • 1 cup celery ((3 stalks))
  1. Juice all ingredients in a blender.

  2. Squeeze lemon in a lemon juicer and add to juice.

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6 Picnic Fruit Snacks for Golden Hour

Create 6 easy snack recipes with honey, fruit, cinnamon, multigrain toast, and Coconut Whipped Cream.

by Bianca Soriano. April 22, 2021.

Hey, I hope you are well.

Create these natural and fruit-based snacks for lazy afternoons.

I hope you enjoy these 6 Picnic Fruit Snacks for Golden Hour.

XOXO,

Bianca

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Bianca’s Nutrition Tips:

  1. Eat natural fruits instead of snacks with refined sugars.

Natural fruits contain “vitamins,” “minerals,” “fiber,” that “help[s] prevent disease[s]”.

Snacks with refined sugar “add calories and sugar with little nutritional value”.

2. Drizzle your snacks with honey instead of refined sugar.

According to Healthline, honey is a “healthier alternative to sugar“.

For diabetics, avoid honey as it still “raises one’s blood sugar levels”.

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6 Picnic Snacks for Golden Hour:

  1. Golden Honey Strawberry Banana Bowl
  2. Strawberry Honey Toast
  3. Veggie Banh Mi Toast
  4. Baked Turon Plaintains
  5. Peaches and Coconut Whipped Cream
  6. Fruit smoothies

1. Golden Honey Strawberry Banana Bowl

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Try this fruit bowl with strawberry, banana, cinnamon, honey, and almond butter. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 5 minsTotal Time 4 mins Course Dessert, Snack

Ingredients  

  • 1/3 cup strawberries quartered
  • 1 banana sliced into circles
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp honey multi-floral and clover*
  • 1 tbsp almond butter

Video

Notes

*1 tbsp of TJ’s grade A multi-floral and clover honey is 60 cal and 16 g of sugar.

Golden Honey Strawberry Banana Bowl

Try this fruit bowl with strawberry, banana, cinnamon, honey, and almond butter.

  • 1/3 cup strawberries (quartered)
  • 1 banana (sliced into circles)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp honey (multi-floral and clover*)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter

*1 tbsp of TJ’s grade A multi-floral and clover honey is 60 cal and 16 g of sugar.

Dessert, Snack
almond butter, banana, cinnamon, honey, strawberry

2. Strawberry Honey Toast

Slap olive oil butter, strawberries, honey, all on two pieces of multigrain toast. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 5 minsTotal Time 5 mins Course Snack Servings 1

Equipment

  • toaster

Ingredients  

  • 2 pieces multigrain toast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil butter
  • 2 strawberries sliced lengthwise
  • 2 tsp honey multi-floral clover

Instructions 

  • Toast bread and spread the olive butter with a knife.
  • Add sliced strawberries and drizzle with honey.

Video

Keyword honey, multigrain bread, olive oil butter, strawberry

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Strawberry Honey Toast

Slap olive oil butter, strawberries, honey, all on two pieces of multigrain toast.

  • toaster
  • 2 pieces multigrain toast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil butter
  • 2 strawberries (sliced lengthwise)
  • 2 tsp honey (multi-floral clover)
  1. Toast bread and spread the olive butter with a knife.

  2. Add sliced strawberries and drizzle with honey.

Snack
honey, multigrain bread, olive oil butter, strawberry

3. Veggie Banh Mi Toast

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Glow from the inside with cucumbers, carrots, and cilantro on toasty multigrain bread. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 5 minsTotal Time 5 mins Course SnackCuisine vietnamese Servings 1

Equipment

  • toaster

Ingredients  

  • 2 pieces multigrain toast
  • 1 tbsp olive butter
  • 1 tbsp olive mayo
  • 1/4 cup cucumbers thinly sliced into circles
  • 1 handful carrots shredded
  • 3 stems cilantro with leaves

Video

Keyword carrots, cilantro, cucumbers, multigrain bread, olive mayo, olive oil butter

Veggie Banh Mi Toast

Glow from the inside with cucumbers, carrots, and cilantro on toasty multigrain bread.

  • toaster
  • 2 pieces multigrain toast
  • 1 tbsp olive butter
  • 1 tbsp olive mayo
  • 1/4 cup cucumbers (thinly sliced into circles)
  • 1 handful carrots (shredded)
  • 3 stems cilantro (with leaves)
Snack
vietnamese
carrots, cilantro, cucumbers, multigrain bread, olive mayo, olive oil butter

4. Baked Turon Plantains

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Try this healthier alternative to fried Turon. Bake plantains in a toaster oven and drizzle with cinnamon and honey. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 2 minsCook Time 15 minsTotal Time 17 mins Course Dessert, SnackCuisine Filipino Servings 1

Equipment

  • Toaster Oven

Ingredients  

  • olive oil spray*
  • 1/2-1 whole plantain
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsps honey Multi-floral clover, grade A
  • optional: coconut whipped cream Sweet Rose’s Coconut Whipped Cream (only 10 cal,1 g sugar)

Instructions 

  • Coat plantains in olive oil and bake for 15 minutes in toaster oven*
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon, drizzle with honey, and optional coconut whipped cream.

Video

Notes

Turon is a Filipino dessert with fried plantains in a rice wrapper and caramelized sugar. *Olive oil’s smoke point is “around 410° F” source. Bake Turon around 350F in the toaster oven.  Keyword cinnamon, coconut whipped cream, olive oil spray, plantain

Baked Turon Plantains

Try this healthier alternative to fried Turon. Bake plantains in a toaster oven and drizzle with cinnamon and honey.

  • Toaster Oven
  • olive oil spray*
  • 1/2-1 whole plantain
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsps honey (Multi-floral clover, grade A)
  • optional: coconut whipped cream (Sweet Rose's Coconut Whipped Cream (only 10 cal,1 g sugar))
  1. Coat plantains in olive oil and bake for 15 minutes in toaster oven*

  2. Sprinkle with cinnamon, drizzle with honey, and optional coconut whipped cream.

Turon is a Filipino dessert with fried plantains in a rice wrapper and caramelized sugar.

*Olive oil’s smoke point is “around 410° F” source.

Bake Turon around 350F in the toaster oven. 

Dessert, Snack
Filipino
cinnamon, coconut whipped cream, olive oil spray, plantain

5. Peaches and Coconut Whipped Cream

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6 Picnic Fruit Snacks for Golden Hour

Create 6 easy snack recipes with honey, fruit, cinnamon, multigrain toast, and Coconut Whipped Cream.



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by Bianca Soriano. April 22, 2021.

Hey, I hope you are well.

Create these natural and fruit-based snacks for lazy afternoons.

I hope you enjoy these 6 Picnic Fruit Snacks for Golden Hour.

XOXO,

Bianca


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Bianca’s Nutrition Tips:

  1. Eat natural fruits instead of snacks with refined sugars.

Natural fruits contain “vitamins,” “minerals,” “fiber,” that “help[s] prevent disease[s]”.

Snacks with refined sugar “add calories and sugar with little nutritional value”.

2. Drizzle your snacks with honey instead of refined sugar.

According to Healthline, honey is a “healthier alternative to sugar“.

For diabetics, avoid honey as it still “raises one’s blood sugar levels”.

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6 Picnic Snacks for Golden Hour:

  1. Golden Honey Strawberry Banana Bowl
  2. Strawberry Honey Toast
  3. Veggie Banh Mi Toast
  4. Baked Turon Plaintains
  5. Peaches and Coconut Whipped Cream
  6. Fruit smoothies

1. Golden Honey Strawberry Banana Bowl

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Try this fruit bowl with strawberry, banana, cinnamon, honey, and almond butter. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 5 minsTotal Time 4 mins Course Dessert, Snack

Ingredients  

  • 1/3 cup strawberries quartered
  • 1 banana sliced into circles
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp honey multi-floral and clover*
  • 1 tbsp almond butter

Video

Notes

*1 tbsp of TJ’s grade A multi-floral and clover honey is 60 cal and 16 g of sugar.

Golden Honey Strawberry Banana Bowl

Try this fruit bowl with strawberry, banana, cinnamon, honey, and almond butter. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 5 minsTotal Time 4 mins Course Dessert, Snack

Ingredients  

  • 1/3 cup strawberries quartered
  • 1 banana sliced into circles
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp honey multi-floral and clover*
  • 1 tbsp almond butter

Video

Notes

*1 tbsp of TJ’s grade A multi-floral and clover honey is 60 cal and 16 g of sugar. Keyword almond butter, banana, cinnamon, honey, strawberry

2. Strawberry Honey Toast

Slap olive oil butter, strawberries, honey, all on two pieces of multigrain toast. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 5 minsTotal Time 5 mins Course Snack Servings 1

Equipment

  • toaster

Ingredients  

  • 2 pieces multigrain toast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil butter
  • 2 strawberries sliced lengthwise
  • 2 tsp honey multi-floral clover

Instructions 

  • Toast bread and spread the olive butter with a knife.
  • Add sliced strawberries and drizzle with honey.

Video

Keyword honey, multigrain bread, olive oil butter, strawberry

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Strawberry Honey Toast

Slap olive oil butter, strawberries, honey, all on two pieces of multigrain toast. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 5 minsTotal Time 5 mins Course Snack Servings 1

Equipment

  • toaster

Ingredients  

  • 2 pieces multigrain toast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil butter
  • 2 strawberries sliced lengthwise
  • 2 tsp honey multi-floral clover

Instructions 

  • Toast bread and spread the olive butter with a knife.
  • Add sliced strawberries and drizzle with honey.

Video

Keyword honey, multigrain bread, olive oil butter, strawberry

3. Veggie Banh Mi Toast

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Glow from the inside with cucumbers, carrots, and cilantro on toasty multigrain bread. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 5 minsTotal Time 5 mins Course SnackCuisine vietnamese Servings 1

Equipment

  • toaster

Ingredients  

  • 2 pieces multigrain toast
  • 1 tbsp olive butter
  • 1 tbsp olive mayo
  • 1/4 cup cucumbers thinly sliced into circles
  • 1 handful carrots shredded
  • 3 stems cilantro with leaves

Video

Keyword carrots, cilantro, cucumbers, multigrain bread, olive mayo, olive oil butter

Veggie Banh Mi Toast

Glow from the inside with cucumbers, carrots, and cilantro on toasty multigrain bread. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 5 minsTotal Time 5 mins Course SnackCuisine vietnamese Servings 1

Equipment

  • toaster

Ingredients  

  • 2 pieces multigrain toast
  • 1 tbsp olive butter
  • 1 tbsp olive mayo
  • 1/4 cup cucumbers thinly sliced into circles
  • 1 handful carrots shredded
  • 3 stems cilantro with leaves

Video

Keyword carrots, cilantro, cucumbers, multigrain bread, olive mayo, olive oil butter

4. Baked Turon Plantains

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Try this healthier alternative to fried Turon. Bake plantains in a toaster oven and drizzle with cinnamon and honey. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 2 minsCook Time 15 minsTotal Time 17 mins Course Dessert, SnackCuisine Filipino Servings 1

Equipment

  • Toaster Oven

Ingredients  

  • olive oil spray*
  • 1/2-1 whole plantain
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsps honey Multi-floral clover, grade A
  • optional: coconut whipped cream Sweet Rose’s Coconut Whipped Cream (only 10 cal,1 g sugar)

Instructions 

  • Coat plantains in olive oil and bake for 15 minutes in toaster oven*
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon, drizzle with honey, and optional coconut whipped cream.

Video

Notes

Turon is a Filipino dessert with fried plantains in a rice wrapper and caramelized sugar. *Olive oil’s smoke point is “around 410° F” source. Bake Turon around 350F in the toaster oven.  Keyword cinnamon, coconut whipped cream, olive oil spray, plantain

Baked Turon Plantains

Try this healthier alternative to fried Turon. Bake plantains in a toaster oven and drizzle with cinnamon and honey. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 2 minsCook Time 15 minsTotal Time 17 mins Course Dessert, SnackCuisine Filipino Servings 1

Equipment

  • Toaster Oven

Ingredients  

  • olive oil spray*
  • 1/2-1 whole plantain
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsps honey Multi-floral clover, grade A
  • optional: coconut whipped cream Sweet Rose’s Coconut Whipped Cream (only 10 cal,1 g sugar)

Instructions 

  • Coat plantains in olive oil and bake for 15 minutes in toaster oven*
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon, drizzle with honey, and optional coconut whipped cream.

Video

Notes

Turon is a Filipino dessert with fried plantains in a rice wrapper and caramelized sugar. *Olive oil’s smoke point is “around 410° F” source. Bake Turon around 350F in the toaster oven.  Keyword cinnamon, coconut whipped cream, olive oil spray, plantain

5. Peaches and Coconut Whipped Cream

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Peaches and Coconut Whipped Cream

Peaches baked in olive oil and sprinkled with cinnamon, nutmeg, and coconut whipped cream. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 2 minsCook Time 15 minsTotal Time 17 mins Course Dessert, Snack Servings 1

Equipment

  • Toaster Oven

Ingredients  

  • olive oil spray
  • 1 peach halved
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • coconut whipped cream Sweet Rose’s (only 10 cal,1 g sugar)

Instructions 

  • Spray and coat peaches with olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes in toaster oven for about 350F*
  • Add cinnamon, nutmeg, and coconut whipped cream.

Video

Notes

*The smoke point of olive oil is 410F. source. Keyword cinnamon, coconut whipped cream, nutmeg, olive oil spray, peaches

Peaches and Coconut Whipped Cream

Peaches baked in olive oil and sprinkled with cinnamon, nutmeg, and coconut whipped cream.

  • Toaster Oven
  • olive oil spray
  • 1 peach (halved)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • coconut whipped cream (Sweet Rose's (only 10 cal,1 g sugar))
  1. Spray and coat peaches with olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes in toaster oven for about 350F*

  2. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, and coconut whipped cream.

*The smoke point of olive oil is 410F. source.

Dessert, Snack
cinnamon, coconut whipped cream, nutmeg, olive oil spray, peaches

6. Natural fruit smoothies

Try blending frozen pineapples and water for a natural and golden fruit smoothie.

Blend frozen honeydew with water for a refreshing and green fruit drink.

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Golden Hour Tropical Pineapple Smoothie

Blend frozen pineapples (or honeydew) and water in a drink, simple as that! Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 5 minsTotal Time 5 mins Course Drinks Servings 1

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups pineapple or honeydew fruit frozen
  • 1 cup water

Instructions 

  • Blend fruit and water for 1 minute. Serve cold.

Video

Keyword pineapple, water

Golden Hour Tropical Pineapple Smoothie

Blend frozen pineapples (or honeydew) and water in a drink, simple as that!

  • Blender
  • 2 cups pineapple or honeydew fruit (frozen)
  • 1 cup water
  1. Blend fruit and water for 1 minute. Serve cold.

Drinks
pineapple, water

Honeydew Milk Drink

6 Picnic Fruit Snacks for Golden Hour

  1. Golden Honey Strawberry Banana Bowl
  2. Golden Strawberry Honey Toast
  3. Veggie Banh Mi Toast
  4. Yogurt
  5. Baked Turon Snack
  6. Grapes, cheese, crackers, nuts

Comment below your favorite afternoon snack!