Fransbalancedkitchen Approved: Trader Joe’s Favorite Finds

One of my favorite supermarkets to shop at is trader Joe’s! They have great produce, snacks and everything in between all at affordable prices! But as we all know not everything labeled “organic” “non GMO” “fat free” etc. necessarily means its healthy or good for you. Thats why I created Fransbalancedkitchen supermarket tours! For more…

Roasted Crunchy Chickpeas

  I love a good nutrition packed snack that I can take with me on the go! These homemade roasted chickpeas makes the perfect snack! The trick to getting the perfect crunchy chickpeas is really starting off with dried chickpeas and not canned chickpeas, but don’t think its such a complicated process, because its really…

Sauteèd Bok Choy

Recipe: 2lbs baby bok choy 3 garlic cloves 1 oz fresh ginger 1 tbsp olive oil 2-3 Tbsp Braggs amino acids Directions: Clean the bok choy well, then in a pan heat up the olive oil and add in the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the ginger with the bok choy. Stir until…

Chocolate Banana Cake

  For all you sweet tooth lovers this banana cake makes the perfect breakfast and dessert option to satisfy all your cravings!   Recipe: 2 medium bananas 1 egg( can replace with 1 flax egg 1 tbsp flax 3 tbsp water) 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1 cup oats 1 tsp baking soda 1.4 cup maple…

Chocolate Avocado Moose

This chocolate Moose is probably my favorite dessert and breakfast! Creamy, rich and just enough sweetness! Chocolate Avocado Moose: 1 ripe avocado 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/4 cup almond milk 2 tbsp pure maple syrup Directions: Place everything in the food processor and mix until everything is incorporated and the texture is creamy! Serve immediately or…

Almond Joy Bites

Growing up my go to candy bar was Almond Joy! I love the almond, chocolate and coconut combo! I recreated the recipe into something healthy and nutritious that your body will thank you for! Recipe: 1 cup raw almonds 1/2 cup coconut flakes, unsweetened 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/3 honey 1 tsp vanilla extract Directions:…

Honey-Tahini Granola

Are you someone who loves cereal but doesn’t want to consume all those sugars in cereal?! Don’t worry if you answered yes, because almost everyone will answer that. This recipe is great  especially when you are trying to stay off refined sugars ! This granola can be used as a topping for basically anything or…

Carrot Ginger Dressing

Recipe: 3 medium size carrots 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tbsp fresh ginger 1/3 rice vinegar 1 tsp toasted sesame oil 1 tbsp honey 2 tbsp lemon juice pinch of salt Directions: Throw all your ingredients in a blender and enjoy! Keep refrigerated for 1-2 weeks!

Dijon Mustard Dressing

I love dressings, Im always looking for a good salad dressing recipe to throw on my veggies and salads. This dressing is easy to make, and its light, creamy and perfect for all your summer salads! Recipe: 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/2 tbsp fresh minced garlic 1/2 tsp hot red pepper flakes (or more if desired)…

Grain-Free double chocolate Cookies

To make you love this recipe even more… its Kosher for Passover! Thats right! Kick out all the junk from your house this holiday and enjoy so many healthy kosher for passover recipes! Recipe: 1 cup almond flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder Pinch of salt 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs…

Tuning Into Your Cravings

Food cravings sometimes gets the best of us and before we know it were sitting on the coach indulging in a tub of ice cream. Everyone gets some sort of food cravings, and some people more than others. When someone gets a food craving they will usually try to ignore it or cave in. You would think the…

Roasted Honey Pistachio Carrots

Recipe: 12 Organic Colorful Carrots Salt+Pepper 1/2 Cup Pistachios(lightly roasted and shelled) Cinnamon garlic powder avocado oil sea salt 2 Tbsp Honey hot pepper flakes 1 tbsp water 1/4 Fresh Lemon Directions: Clean the carrots well, then coat them lightly in Avocado oil, and sprinkle salt, pepper and garlic powder. Roast them in the oven on 400*F…