Recipe: Lightened-Up Mac & Cheese

Do you love mac & cheese but hate how it’s loaded with calories and fat and usually lacking nutrients? If so, you have to give this recipe a try. It helps fulfill the craving for mac & cheese without derailing your diet. It includes healthy ingredients such as whole wheat pasta, kale and red peppers. By replacing whole milk and butter with SOL Sunflower Beverage you keep the creamy texture without the extra calories. Give it a try, it might become your new favorite mac & cheese recipe!   … Read More

Recipe: Berry Almond Bars

Do you love the convenience and taste of store bought granola bars but not all the added ingredients and sugar? Try making your own homemade granola bars. This recipe is easy to make and includes only good for you ingredients and no added sugar. They come together quickly and can be kept in the refrigerator and enjoyed throughout the week. You can also easily customize the recipe by using different fruit and nuts and you could even experiment with different nut butters in order to please any palate!Read More

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Cookies

Memorial Day weekend is almost here! Are you looking for a sweet treat to bring up to the cabin or to share at a BBQ? Whatever your plans are for the long weekend these Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Cookies are sure to be a crowd pleaser. These cookies are made even tastier with SOL Vanilla Sunflower Beverage and as an added bonus each cookie is less than 100 calories.  That means you don’t have to stop at just one!

 

Ingredients:

1 cup margarine

½ cup sugar

½ cup brown sugar

¼ cup SOL Vanilla Sunflower Beverage

1 tsp vanilla

2 ¼ cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup butterscotch chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

With an electric mixer, cream margarine and sugars until light and fluffy.Read More

Recipe: Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie

Now that the weather is finally warming up, smoothies are making a come back. This recipe is a peanut butter and chocolate lovers dream. It is packed with good for you ingredients that taste delicious and keep you feeling full. It is a great non-dairy option since it is made with SOL Sunflower Beverage istead of milk. SOL is dairy and gluten free and it is made from sunflower kernels, one of nature’s most potent superfoods! Enjoy this delicious smoothie as a meal, a snack or even a dessert.Read More

Banana Berry Oatmeal Bake

This is the perfect recipe if you are looking for a quick and healthy breakfast to enjoy on those hectic weekday mornings! You can prepare it ahead of time and enjoy it throughout the week. It is packed with healthy ingredients that will keep you feeling full and focused.

 

 

 

Ingredients:

2 cups old fashioned oats

2 cups SOL Unsweetened Sunflower Beverage

3/4 cup natural maple syrup

1 Tablespoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 large egg

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

1 banana, peeled and sliced

1 cup strawberries, sliced

1 cup walnuts, chopped

1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Read More

Recipe: Vanilla SOL Chia Seed Pudding

It’s true, this yummy snack comes from the very same plant as the infamous Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Pet. Chia seeds are a great source of both Omega-3 Fatty Acids and fiber, and they aid in digestion. They are also loaded with calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Unlike flax seeds, chia seeds can be eaten ground and whole. Chia Seeds are tasteless, so they are a great nutritional booster to just about anything.

In a one ounce serving of chia seeds you get-

  • 11 grams of fiber
  • 18% of your daily calcium
  • 27% of your daily phosphorus
  • 4.4 grams of protein
  • 5 grams of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

When you let chia seeds soak in liquid for about 30 minutes, they expand to 3 times their size and become gel-like (great for regularity!).… Read More

Recipe: Frozen Hot Chocolate Smoothie

Even in the cold weather, sometimes it’s nice to have a refreshing smoothie for a treat. This smoothie is perfect for winter—it’s the frozen version of everyone’s favorite hot winter beverage! This drink is just as delicious as the original, but is lightened up by using SOL Sunflower Beverage instead of whole milk like most recipes.

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

2 frozen bananas (slice into bite-size pieces before freezing)

2 cups SOL Original (or Vanilla) Sunflower Beverage

4 Tablespoons hot chocolate powder

4 Tablespoons marshmallow fluff

1/2 cup chocolate or vanilla Greek yogurt (optional for added protein and a thicker smoothie)

*Yields 2 servings

 Directions:

Put all ingredients into blender, blend until smooth, and enjoy!Read More

Skillet Cake Pancake Recipe by FitFoodieFinds

A twist on the classic stack of pancakes made with healthy substitutions.

I am the type of person who could eat breakfast for every single meal of the day. I love the variety and it’s so satisfying! A skillet pancake cake is an easy way to whip up breakfast with little to no work at all. Pancakes definitely take skill before you’re able to master the flip, but a pancake cake is effortless and you still get the same great taste!Read More

Recipe: Cream of Mushroom Chicken

This is a perfect weeknight recipe for cold-weather season: warm, creamy, and easy to make. Even better, it’s completely dairy-free, made with the goodness of SoL Sunflower Beverage. We have a feeling you’ll be making this delicious meal for dinner more than once.

 

 

Ingredients:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 Tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup minced shallots
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 lb thinly sliced button mushrooms
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 cup SoL Unsweetened Sunflower Beverage
*Yields 4 servings

Directions:
1.) Rinse chicken breasts, pat dry and season with salt and pepper.… Read More

Recipe: Butternut Curry Soup

This is the perfect soup to brighten up a cold, dark winter day.  It feels and tastes just as rich as other creamy soups, but we actually lightened it up quite a bit by using our SOL Sunflower Beverage instead of heavy cream.  

 

 

Ingredients:

2.5 lbs butternut squash (peeled & cut into 2-inch pieces)

1 cup onion, chopped

1/4  cup cilantro

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted

2 small red chiles, thinly sliced

13.5 oz SOL Unsweetened Sunflower Beverage

3 cups chicken stock

4 teaspoons red curry paste

1.5 Tablespoons lime juice (fresh)

4 teaspoons canola oil

3/4 teaspoons kosher salt

*Yields 8 servings

Directions:

1.) Preheat oven to 4500.Read More