Filipino Keto Hotcakes

Combine almond flour, baking powder, erythritol, turmeric or yellow food coloring, oil, unsweetened almond milk, eggs, and vanilla extract in for a fluffy yellow Filipino pancake.

Recipe

Prep Time 5 minsCook Time 10 minsTotal Time 15 mins Course Breakfast, SnackCuisine Filipino Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • skillet
  • 2 bowls

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup almond flour blanched, superfine
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp erythritol
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric or yellow food coloring the turmeric has no taste but adds a yellow color
  • 1 tsp oil (plus extra for frying) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions 

Make the batter

  • Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Combine wet ingredients in another bowl.
  • Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Mix evenly.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes (for a fluffier pancake).

Cook hotcakes

  • Heat oil on skillet on medium high heat.
  • Using a scooper, add batter to the pan.
  • Cook for 2 minutes and flip. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Filipino keto hotcakes can be served hot with butter and sprinkled with extra erythritol sweetener. Add blueberries and sliced strawberries if desired.

Notes

This recipe makes 8 three inch pancakes. To make Blueberry Filipino Keto Hotcakes, add the batter to the pan first, then add your blueberries.

Filipino Keto Hotcakes (9 Ingredients)

Combine almond flour, baking powder, erythritol, turmeric or yellow food coloring, olive oil, unsweetened almond milk, eggs, and vanilla extract in for a fluffy yellow Filipino pancake.

  • skillet
  • 2 bowls
  • 1 cup almond flour (blanched, superfine)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp erythritol
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric or yellow food coloring (the turmeric has no taste but adds a yellow color)
  • 1 tsp oil (plus extra for frying) (extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Make the batter

  1. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.

  2. Combine wet ingredients in another bowl.

  3. Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Mix evenly.

  4. Let stand for 5 minutes (for a fluffier pancake).

Cook hotcakes

  1. Heat oil on skillet on medium high heat.

  2. Using a scooper, add batter to the pan.

  3. Cook for 2 minutes and flip. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Filipino keto hotcakes can be served hot with butter and sprinkled with extra erythritol sweetener. Add blueberries and sliced strawberries if desired.

This recipe makes 8 three inch pancakes.

To make Blueberry Filipino Keto Hotcakes, add the batter to the pan first, then add your blueberries.

Ā 

Breakfast, Snack
Filipino
almond flour, almond milk, baking powder, eggs, erythritol, olive oil, turmeric, vanilla extract

Bon appetit,!

Bianca

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Coconut Strawberry Keto Smoothie 3 IngredientsšŸ“

Coconut milk, fresh strawberries, and vanilla whey powder. Sweeten with erythritol and or vanilla extract. Add chia seeds and almond slice toppings.

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

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup coconut cream canned
  • 1 cup strawberries fresh, whole, crown removed, can be frozen
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder

Optional Ingredients

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp erythritol
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • almond slices topping

Instructions 

Combine all ingredients in a blender.

  • Add optional toppings if desired.

Notes

If the smoothie is too thick, add unsweetened almond milk. The whey protein powder I used contained 2g of sugar per serving. If you are using an unsweetened whey powder or protein powder, you may add 1 tbsp of erythritol or other alternative sweetener.

Hello,

I hope you are healthy and well!

Create this thick and creamy keto smoothie with strawberries, coconut cream, and whey powder.

Add additional toppings like vanilla extract, chia seeds, and almond slices.

Here are the main ingredients used in this recipe:

  • coconut cream – Trader Joe’s
  • strawberries
  • whey protein powder

Coconut Strawberry Keto Smoothie 3 Ingredients šŸ“

Coconut milk, fresh strawberries, and vanilla whey powder. Sweeten with erythritol and or vanilla extract. Add chia seeds and almond slice toppings.

  • Blender
  • 1 cup coconut cream (canned)
  • 1 cup strawberries (fresh, whole, crown removed, can be frozen)
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder

Optional Ingredients

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp erythritol
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • almond slices (topping)

Combine all ingredients in a blender.

  1. Add optional toppings if desired.

If the smoothie is too thick, add unsweetened almond milk.

The whey protein powder I used contained 2g of sugar per serving. If you are using an unsweetened whey powder or protein powder, you may add 1 tbsp of erythritol or other alternative sweetener.

Ā 

smoothie
almond, almonds, chia seeds, coconut cream, erithritol, strawberry, vanilla extract, whey protein powder

Bon appetit,!

Bianca

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Blueberry Chia Yogurt Plant-Based Keto Dessert

Make Blueberry Chia Yogurt with melted blueberries, chia seed pudding, coconut cream or unsweetened almond milk yogurt, alternative sweetener, and sliced almond toppings.

Blueberry Chia Yogurt Low-Glycemic

Make this keto yogurt with low-glycemic blueberries.

Add coconut cream, which is naturally sweet but with less than 1 g of sugar (Trader Joe’s Coconut Cream).

Chia Seeds Fight Against Obesity

Chia seeds contain digested total proteins (DTP) that had an “anti-inflammatory and even an anti-adipogenic effect” according to researchers (1).

They proved chia seeds can prevent “against obesity and its associated inflammation” (1).

(1) Journal reference: Chia Seed (Salvia hispanica L.) Digested Total Protein Prevented Adipose Tissue Inflammation and Reduce Obesity Complications in Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzaa045_069

Pin Blueberry Chia Yogurt


Bon appetit!,

Bianca

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Blueberry Chia Yogurt Plant-Based Keto Dessert

Melted blueberries, chia seed pudding, coconut cream or unsweetened almond milk yogurt, alternative sweetener, and sliced almond toppings.

  • 2 mugs
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 4 tbsp coconut cream* (or unsweetened almond milk yogurt + 1 tbsp alternative sweetener (erythritol, monk fruit, etc.))
  • sliced almonds
  1. Heat blueberries in a mug by microwaving for 30 seconds.

  2. Soak chia seeds in water for 8 mins.

  3. Add coconut cream and chia pudding to mug. If using unsweetened almond yogurt instead of coconut cream, add 1 tbsp of alternative sweetener to yogurt.

  4. Add almond slices (and or extra blueberries) on top of yogurt.

Dessert
almond milk, almond mlik yogurt, almonds, blueberries, chia seeds, coconut cream, water

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Milk Hot Chocolate

Craving chocolate? You can mix your own hot chocolate at home by adding hot water, cocoa powder, erithritol, and unsweetened almond milk.

Prep Time 2 mins Course Drinks Servings 1

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp erithritol (add more if desired)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk unsweetened

Optional Ingredients

  • coconut whipping cream – Sweet Rose’s brand (1g sugar)

Instructions 

  • Mix hot water, cocoa powder, and erithritol, almond milk. Top with coconut whipping cream.

Chocolate Benefits

Hello, I hope you are all well!

Have hot chocolate in the morning or whenever you need a quick mood booster.

According to Owen and Scholey, researchers found that chocolate can improve your mood.

Source

Chocolate consumption can improve cognitive abilities according to the studies.

Chocolate may be beneficial for women experiencing mood swings during their pre-menstrual cycle.

Delicious Add-Ons

Add almond milk or a no-sugar plant based creamer.

Coconut cream adds a natural sweetness that has little to no sugar.

See if you like cinnamon with hot chocolate.

Salted chocolate, anyone?

And don’t forget, coconut whipped cream!

Bon appetit!,

Bianca

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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.Ā 

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

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

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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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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.Ā  Serve with tomatoes and mushrooms on cauliflower rice Ā 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.Ā 

Serve with tomatoes and mushrooms on cauliflower rice

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

Ā 

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Italian
mozzarella, olive oil, pepper, salmon, salt, spinach


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.

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Filipino
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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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
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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 410Ā° 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 410Ā° F” source.

Bake Turon around 350F in the toaster oven.Ā 

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5. Peaches and Coconut Whipped Cream

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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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by Bianca Soriano, April 25, 2021. Processed with VSCO with preset

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

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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 410Ā° 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 410Ā° 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!


Ginataang Kalabasa | Coconut Squash Soup

Cook this traditional Filipino vegetable stew, ginataang kalabasa with squash, coconut milk, green beans, onions, and olive oil. Season with curry, black pepper, and salt.

Creamy Squash Soup Heart Healthy + Vegetarian Option

Create this heart healthy and traditional Filipino recipe. Cook olive oil, onions, green beans, squash, coconut milk, curry powder, and squash all in one pot. Add brown or wild rice!

Total Time 15 mins Course Main Course, Side Dish, Soup Cuisine Filipino Servings 4

Equipment

  • soup pot

Ingredients  

  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cups shrimp
  • 3-5 cups squash (small size or half a regular size squash) 1 inch cubed acorn or kabocha
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can coconut milk or 1 1/2 cup ultra pasteurized whole milk*
  • 2-3 cups green beans cut each approx. 1 1/2 inches in length

Seasonings

  • 2 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp curry powder

Instructions 

  • Heat soup pan to medium high heat and add olive oil. When hot, add onions and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add squash and season with salt, curry powder, and pepper. Add water and boil for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add shrimp, beans, and coconut milk. Boil for 3 minutes and turn off heat.

Video

Notes

Omit shrimp for a vegetarian option. Add wild or brown rice.Ā  *sub coconut milk with ultra-pasteurized whole milk (I used lactose free). Squash boils for about 7-10 minutes. “Jumbo shrimp take about 7 to 8 minutes, large shrimp takeĀ about 5 to 7 minutes, and medium size are done inĀ about 3 to 4 minutes.” sourceĀ  Let me know if you tried heavy cream or other squash varieties! Keyword bell pepper, coconut milk, curry powder, olive oil, onion, red pepper powder, salt, squash, turmeric

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Benefits of Eating Squash

Eat squash to reduce blood high pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes risk. source: Harvard School of Public health

Try butternut squash to lose weight as it contains “half the amount of carbohydrate of a sweet potato”. source: Harvard School of Public health

Consume squash to maintain blood sugar levels and “prevent … [it] from rising”. source: Harvard School of Public health

Enjoy this Creamy Squash Soup for Heart Health + Vegetarian Option!

XOXO,

Bianca

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Creamy Squash Soup Heart Healthy + Vegetarian Option

  • olive oil (extra virgin is the most heart healthy) source: Healthline
  • onions
  • green beans
  • organic coconut milk (sub ultra pasteurized milk)
  • squash (acorn or kabocha)
  • shrimp

Seasonings

  • salt
  • pepper
  • curry powder (sub half turmeric and half red pepper powder)

Creamy Squash Soup Vegetarian Option

Omit shrimp for a healthy vegetarian option.

Creamy Squash Soup Heart Healthy + Vegetarian Option

Create this heart healthy and traditional Filipino recipe. Cook olive oil, onions, green beans, squash, coconut milk, curry powder, and squash all in one pot. Add brown or wild rice!

  • soup pot
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 1/2 cups shrimp
  • 3-5 cups squash (small size or half a regular size squash) (1 inch cubed acorn or kabocha)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can coconut milk (or 1 1/2 cup ultra pasteurized whole milk*)
  • 2-3 cups green beans (cut each approx. 1 1/2 inches in length)

Seasonings

  • 2 tsp salt
  • pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  1. Heat soup pan to medium high heat and add olive oil. When hot, add onions and cook for 3 minutes.

  2. Add squash and season with salt, curry powder, and pepper. Add water and boil for 5-7 minutes.

  3. Add shrimp, beans, and coconut milk. Boil for 3 minutes and turn off heat.

Omit shrimp for a vegetarian option.

Add wild or brown rice.Ā 

*sub coconut milk with ultra-pasteurized whole milk (I used lactose free).

Squash boils for about 7-10 minutes.

“Jumbo shrimp take about 7 to 8 minutes, large shrimp takeĀ about 5 to 7 minutes, and medium size are done inĀ about 3 to 4 minutes.” sourceĀ 

Let me know if you tried heavy cream or other squash varieties!

Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Filipino
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