Eating two to three pounds of vegetables a day does not sound ideal to me, and that is why I love juicing. I started juicing a few months ago and now I do it about 5 times a week. It can help with increasing energy levels, stronger immune system, and help aid weight loss. Research shows it many even reduce the chances of a stroke, cancer, and heart diseases, which are the three leading causes of death. MAKE YOUR OWN JUICE! This is so important because the ones you buy in bottles are heated and processed, taking away the vitamins and minerals. A juicer can be on the pricey side but it is definitely worth the investment. This is the juicer I use Omega VERT Slow Juicer VSJ843QS, Square Version, Silver. I love this juicer because it is so easy to use and clean up after. I know there are a lot that take you about two hours to finish everything, this one only takes me around 15-30 minutes!
This is what I use when I make my juice: Carrots, Apples, Spinach, Broccoli, Kale, Beets. I also like to add some berries just to make it a little sweet and easier to drink.
Empanadas are probably not the best choice when you are on a health kick, but like I always say you got to live life sometimes. I absolutely love empanadas and wanted to learn how to make them myself, now they might not look the best but they sure are good!
Preheat oven to 400
-Ground Beef (You can use any meat, or whatever you want to fill it with)
-Goya Discos Dough
– Pepper, salt, onion and garlic powder ( I prefer using fresh onion and garlic instead of powder)
– Cayenne Pepper and Ghost Pepper (If you want spice)
Cook the ground beef and then turn the heat down to low. Next add the seasonings, I usually just measure with my eyes (Top chef I know). After the meat is cooked and you add the seasonings it is time to add the Goya Sofrito, let it cook down before turning off the heat.
After the liquid has cooked down let the meat cool down before added it to the dough. Mix two eggs into a bowl and place the dough on a paper plate. You want to make sure you get the eggs all around the edges to make sure it stays together. Next take about a tablespoon of meat and place it to one side.
Flip the other side over to close the empanada making sure it is sticking together. Then take a fork to the edges where the two sides meat and push it down to close it. Place all of the empanadas on a pan with foil. Brush the top of the empanada with egg to make it more crispy, and put the fork through the middle so you do not get bubbles (You see what happens when you do not like mine lol)
Cook for about 15 minutes at 400 degrees or until the top is lightly brown.
This salad is amazing and is definitely not boring at all! If you do not like spice then do not add the hot sauce or ghost pepper hahaha…. It kept me full for hours and gave me so much energy. I hate just eating just lettuce and spinach so I like to make different salads that I will actually enjoy. Being healthy does not have to mean you just eat greens and thats it, you have to find ways to make it different. I like to add avocado and a little bit of hummus to replace dressing but to keep it healthy.
Tuna wraps are my new obsession at the moment. They are sooo easy to make and so much better for you than a tuna sandwich. I like to keep mine very simple but you can add what you like to yours! One of my favorite foods is tacos, lets be honest here they clearly are not the best for you. I make my tuna and put it into a lettuce wrap and pretend it is a taco 😉 Might not be exactly the same but hey its worth the effort!
I start out with a can of tuna and drain all of the liquid out. Once again I am going to be really honest I know mayo is not the best for you, but if I am not going to get my taco at least I am going to have some mayo!! Now I am not saying drench the tuna in it, might as well have the taco at the point. But just a little bit is fine and make sure to use light mayo. I also like to add hot sauce and mix it together because I am a freak for spice!
You do not have to add anything to the tuna but personally I do lol! I like to add a DASH of salt but most of the time I do not. I also like to add pepper, ground cumin, and garlic because HELLO who does not love garlic?? Besides spice which you can see from the cayenne pepper and hot sauce, I also love garlic now my boyfriend might not love it as much after but oh well!
Now mix it all together in a medium size bowl I usually just put a dash of each in with tuna. This is fast and easy meal so clearly I do not want to sit there measuring the amount of seasoning I put in.
Okay okay I know this does not look as good as a taco BUT I promise it is amazing and worth trying!
Next I take two large pieces of romaine lettuce to put the tuna on. And there you have it a quick but healthy meal! If you are trying to eat clean as possible I would suggest ditching the mayo! You can also add toppings like peppers, onion, and avocado. I like to keep mine very simple though!