Vegan, Gluten Free and Delicious Brownie? Yes, Please!

December 21, 2016

This holiday season, try to skip the sugary cakes and choose homemade, healthy and delicious treats. We’ve got a special recipe for you! Gluten-free, sugar-free, egg-free brownie recipe and YES it is still super delicious.

 

What’s amazing about these healthy brownies is that they are very high in protein and fiber- 1 piece has 12 grams of protein and 9 grams of
fiber! This will help you feel full for a longer period of time and will definitely curb our sugar cravings during the holiday season.  

 

This post is written by Rola Ghaddar, US registered Dietitian and Nutritionist at Healthy Happy Us, a nutrition and sports diet center in Lebanon. Check out the recipe of our favorite healthy brownies below. 

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Suhoor Smoothie: The One That Keeps You Going All Day!

June 16, 2016

Ramadan, especially during the summer months, really calls out for eating and feeling fresh. And if you’re one of the people that really does not have an appetite at Suhoor, or you simply want to change it up while keeping it nutritious, we’ve got the solution for you. Below is our favorite Ramadan Suhoor Smoothie. This post is written by  Baraa Sabbagh, US registered dietitian nutritionist, sports dietitian, personal trainer at Healthy Happy Us, a nutrition and sports diet center in Lebanon.

 

 

All you need is:

Banana Date Suhoor Smoothie Ingredients  This post is written by Baraa Sabbagh, registered dietitian nutritionist, sports dietitian, personal trainer at Healthy Happy Us, a nutrition and diet center in Lebanon.

Banana Date Suhoor Smoothie Ingredients

 

  • 1.5 cup skimmed milk
  • 2 banana
  • 6 soft dates
  • 2 tsp light peanut butter
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Chia seeds to sprinkle (optional)
  • Ice cubes

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Healthy Pancakes – Delicious & Nutritious

January 11, 2016

I loved trying these healthy pancakes. This recipe was shared with us by our fellow dietitian Rania Ramlawi. It’s delicious, nutritious and super easy to make. We thought: Can life get any better?

 

We went to a happy place for a few moments, and then we remembered the news and thought: “Of course life can get better.”

 

Anyway, enjoy the great flavor for Rye as well as all it’s nutritional benefits. Since it is difficult to separate the germ and bran from the endosperm of rye, rye flour usually retains a large quantity of nutrients, unlike refined wheat flour. Rye flour is a very good source of manganese and a good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, copper, pantothenic acid, and magnesium. 

 

Here’s the recipe – Try it and let us know what you think.

 

To make these healthy pancakes for 4

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Large mashed banana
  • 1.25 cup rye flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • a dash of vanilla
  • cooking spray

 

Instructions

  1. Mix the banana, rye flour, the baking powder and the vanilla to make the batter
  2. Coat the pan with cooking spray and put it on medium heat
  3. Add a tablespoon of the batter
  4. Flip when you see bubbles in your pancakes popping and forming holes that stay open on the surface of the pancake
  5. Top it with whatever your heart desires
  6. Devour 🙂

 

Nutrition information:

Ingredients

Calories (kcal) Carbs (g) Fat (g) Protein (g) Sodium (mg) Sugar (g)

Rye Flour, 150 g

567

104

3

12

0

3

Banana – Bananas, 100 g

89

20

0

1

1

12

Egg, 2 large

143

1

9

13

297

0

Baking Powder, 0.75 tsp

0

0

0

0

240

0

Vanilla extract, 0.5 tsp

6

0

0

0

0

0

Oil – Spray, 1 Spray

18

0

2

0

0

0

Total:

823

125

14

26

538

15

Per Pancake:

103

16

2

3

67

2

 

If you divide your batter to make 8 pancakes, each will contain around 100 calories. If you top 2 of them off with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and a handful of strawberries, that would be a total of 350 calories.

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Healthy Breakfast Recipe – Baked Oatmeal Cups

December 21, 2015

If you’re the kind that’s always on the run and never have time for breakfast, this healthy breakfast recipe is ideal for you. We love to prepare it on weekends and eat it throughout the week. It’s great as breakfast, as a snack, or even as desert. So, say goodbye to those “hangry” mornings that may result in a lot of unhealthy snacking and having larger meals throughout the day. (more…)

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