Here at Aflete, we have two strong beliefs:

1. Getting fit starts with good food!

2. Getting fit and being healthy is always better when it’s done together!

That’s why we spoke to Jenn Mace @Cooksnook and she shared with us five of her great, healthy lunch recipes.


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– Chia Seed Pudding

What you need:

1/4 cup chia seeds

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tbs pumpkin seeds

1 tbs honey

1 tsp agave syrup

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp vanilla extract

What to do:

  • Wisk milk, honey, agave syrup, and vanilla extract until mixed well.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and place in fridge for 12-36 hours to allow chia seeds to absorb milk mixture.
  • Serve cold topped with fresh fruit, cinnamon, brown sugar, or nuts.

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Open Face Caprese Pesto Sandwich

What you need:

2 tbs pesto

3 slices bread (I recommend whole grain)

1 plum tomato

2 tbs mozzarella cheese (shredded)

optional: chicken sliced thin

What to do:

  • Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350°F.
  • Lightly toast bread.
  • Spread pesto evenly on the bread, and layer with tomato and 
mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake in oven for 5-10 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  • Serve warm, open face style.

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– Avocado, Spinach, and Tomato Flatbread

What you need:

3 pieces of whole wheat naan (or other form of flatbread)

3 tbs olive oil

2 cups of spinach

1 avocado, diced

1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half

4 cloves of garlic, minced

1/2 red onion, chopped finely

1/4 cup goat cheese

balsamic vinegar (for drizzling)

What to do:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Place naan on greased baking sheet. Spread olive oil evenly 
among the three pieces and layer with spinach (so all of the flatbread except for outer ring is covered with a thin layer 
of the leaves).
  • Add avocado, tomatoes, garlic, and red onion.
  • Sprinkle goat cheese on top and add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar over the entire flatbread.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until tomatoes are warm and flatbread is lightly browned on edges.

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– Sweet Potato and Kale Pizza

What you need:

1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

2 tbs olive oil

1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1 tbs water Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 15.00.56

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

3 cloves of fresh garlic

1/4 cup of freshly chopped white onion

1 package whole-wheat pizza dough

3 cups of kale stemmed and torn into bite-size pieces

2 tbs crumbled goat cheese

1/4 cup shredded Parmesan

1/4 cup sundried tomatoes

What to do:

  • Preheat oven to 425°F
  • Cook sweet potato in boiling pot of water until tender to the touch – about 10 minutes. Remove and let cool.
    In a food processor, grind 1 tbs oil, water, garlic, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes until sauce is smooth.
  • Roll out dough so its is 1/4 inch thick on circular, greased pizza pan.
  • Spread sweet potato sauce on dough. Top with kale, onion, goat cheese, parmesan, sundries tomatoes, and 
remaining 1 tbs olive oil.
  • Bake until crust is golden brown, about 15 minutes.

–  Berry Banana Acai Bowl 

What you need:

1/2 cup acai berries
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1/2 cup almond milk (or any milk of your choosing)

1 banana
1/2 cup strawberries

a few ice cubes

1/2 cup granola

1/2 tsp agave syrup

Slivered pecans or almonds (for topping)

Raspberries and blueberries (for topping)

What to do:

  • Blend acai berries, almond milk, banana, strawberries, and ice, until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into a bowl and top with granola, agave syrup, slivered almonds, and fresh blueberries and raspberries.

 

 

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