PB & J Oats!

PB & J Oats!

PB & J Oats! Recipe by Lavinia Todor Ingredients: 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup cashew milk 1 ripe banana 2 tbs jam (use favorite jam) 2 tbs creamy peanut butter 1tbs chopped almonds (or unsalted peanuts) pinch of salt (optional) pinch of cinnamon MAKE IT HAPPEN: In a small saucepan combine oats, milk, mashed bananna, salt, cinnamon over medium-high heat. Simmer until milk has absorbed into the oats, stirring frequently to prevent burning(5-8 minutes). Stir in one tablespoon of peanut butter. Transfer into a bowl, swirl in the remaining peanut butter and jam. Top it off with almonds or unsalted peanuts....
Warm Zucchini Salad

Warm Zucchini Salad

Zucchini salad Recipe from Lavinia Todor Ingredients: 1 medium zucchini, spiralized or julienned 1 small carrot, thinly shredded (optional) 1 c cherry tomatoes, cut in half Dressing:  1 ripe avocado 1 cup fresh basil leaves 3 cloves garlic ¼ cup pine nuts or walnuts 2 Tbsp lemon juice 3 Tbsp olive oil Salt & Pepper, to taste MAKE IT HAPPEN: Spiralize or julienne your zucchini and set aside on paper towels so that any excess water is soaked up. In a food processor, add avocado, basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts (or walnuts), lemon juice, and sea salt and pulse until finely chopped. Add olive oil in a slow stream until creamy. Drizzle olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat, add zucchini noodles and carrot slices, cooking for about 1 to 2 minutes until tender. Add to a large bowl and toss with avocado pesto and cherry tomatoes. Season with pepper and a little Parmesan (or feta). Option to also add some thinly sliced kale or top with grilled chicken or beef and make it a whole meal....
Shrimp Spaghetti Squash

Shrimp Spaghetti Squash

Shrimp Spaghetti Squash Recipe from Lavinia Todor Ingredients: Squash: 1 large spaghetti squash ¼ tsp pepper ¼ tsp salt 1tsp garlic powder 1 tsp olive oil Sauce: 1 tbs olive oil 1 cup tomatoes 1 cup tomato sauce 1 cup mushrooms 1 cup peppers 2 cups shrimp ½ cup onion 1 tbs minced garlic ½ tsp Club House -La grille Smoked Apple Wood Spice (substitute with other preferred spice) ½ tsp salt &pepper (to taste) 1 tbs fresh parsley, chopped ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese MAKE IT HAPPEN: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove stem from the spaghetti squash and slice squash in half from top to bottom. Remove seeds and place squash cut side down on a parchment lined sheet pan. Bake for 40-60 minutes or until squash is able to pull away from sides in strands. After 40 minutes, check for doneness and continue cooking as needed. As the squash cooks, prepare the sauce. In a medium to large sauté pan, place two tablespoons of the oil, add shrimp and cook for several minutes. Once the shrimp are pink, place in a bowl and set aside. Keep leftover shrimp oil in the pan and add the minced garlic,mushrooms ,onion, red pepper and cook until mushroom sautés. Add tomatoes (and tomato sauce if using), shrimp, applewood spice, garlic powder, salt and pepper and stir. Bring to a simmer and cook for five minutes or until slightly thick. Stir in the parsley and let stand for a minute. When the squash is ready and you have pulled the flesh from the skin, place the cooked squash in a large...
Rebel Recipes by Lavi

Rebel Recipes by Lavi

Meet Our Recipe Maven, Lavinia Todor! Lavinia is a mom to two little girls; a serious picture at the bands, and has a passion for sharing healthy and delicious food!  Follow her on Instagram at lavi_fitmum. I suppose it all started with my first ever Revkor Shred this past summer. I was so pumped and excited about the challenge. I primarily posted photos of my food to keep myself accountable and push myself to be creative with my meals and keep them clean. I’m the type of person that when I love something, I love it, and eat it every day. Posting a picture every day for the full eight weeks kept me determined to come up with new, quick, and easy meals that were healthy.  Suddenly I started receiving recipe questions, and it made me happy to be able to inspire  and help someone else to eat healthy. Even more motivation to keep going! Now, eating clean is just part of our lives.  As a mom to two little ones, it gives me the much needed energy to keep up. No more feeling sluggish or tired all the time. What about feeding my family?  It wasn’t a hard transition for my husband to eat clean, since he eats just about anything. My girls on the other hand are very, VERY picky eaters. Offering them a wide range of clean foods and then offering them praise when they do try something has helped gently instil good eating habits over time. I try and just go with the flow with them as much as possible. Something I do when they haven’t eaten very balanced is make them...
Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Oven Roasted Chickpeas Recipe from Lavinia Todor These sweet or savoury chickpeas make the perfect high-energy snack!  They also make a great salad topper for a little added flavour and crunch.  A great alternative for nuts. Ingredients: 1 can chickpeas 1 tbs olive oil 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tbsp  brown sugar 1 tsp salt *Other spice combinations below. MAKE IT HAPPEN: Preheat oven to 400°F. Rinse and drain the chickpeas.  On a towel pat chickpeas dry, and let them air dry until most of the excess moisture is absorbed. The drier the chickpeas, the crunchier they will be. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper spread chickpeas out . Place chickpeas into the oven and bake for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove from the oven and drizzle with olive oil. Using a large spoon, mix the beans around to make sure they are all evenly coated (they are flavourless if not thoroughly coated). Mix the cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle over chickpeas. Mix around very well to coat each bean. Add more seasoning if you’d like. Place back into the oven and bake for another 15 minutes. Enjoy hot, or room temperature. Store in an air-tight container. Enjoy. *Other flavour combos! Honey cinnamon 1 tsp cinnamon- a pinch nutmeg- ¼ tsp sea salt- 2 tbsp honey Smoky Spice Blend ½ tsp chili powder- ½ tsp smoked paprika- ½ tsp garlic powder- ½ tsp cumin- ¼ tsp fresh cracked pepper- ½ tsp sea salt-  pinch cayenne (optional) Spicy maple ¼ cup maple syrup - 1tbs paprika- ¼ tsp cayenne- 1tsp chili powder- 2 tsp salt - 2...