Siggi’s Triple Cream Lemon Almond Pudding

I searched all of Philadelphia for Siggi’s new Triple Cream yogurt with no luck. Then I went to visit my parents and finally had success! Of course I was not disappointed at all. I decided I needed a little dessert this weekend so here’s what I threw together. It’s slightly sweet with just enough lemon. Creating new recipes with my favorite products is so much fun!

This yogurt has only 8 grams of sugar and has 9 grams of protein. It’s ridiculously thick and creamy. Plus these ingredients are too good: Pasteurized Whole Milk, Pasteurized Cream, Cane Sugar, Lemons, Fruit Pectin, Live Active Cultures. I challenge you to find and try this new yogurt! P.S. This is not sponsored I just love my Siggi’s!


Siggi’s Triple Cream Lemon Almond Pudding

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 container Siggi’s Triple Cream Lemon yogurt
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a small baking dish with nonstick spray. In a small bowl whisk together sugar, flour and salt. In a large bowel whisk together egg yolks, butter, milk, yogurt, lemon juice and almond extract. Stir dry mixture into wet ingredients. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Fold egg whites into the lemon pudding mixture gently. Add batter to baking dish and bake for 30 minutes until the top is set. The center should still be soft. Sprinkle with sliced almonds before serving.

Number of servings: 8 | Serving size: 1/2 cup pudding
Calories: 187, total fat: 7 g, total carbohydrates: 27 g, dietary fiber: 1 g, sugars: 15 g, protein: 5 g

Have you tried the Siggi’s Triple Cream yet? Tell me below!

Raquel

Vanilla Latte Candied Almonds

Almonds are one of my favorite grab and go snacks. I can keep some in my car, in my purse and have a baggie ready to go in the kitchen. A quarter cup of almonds provides you with 214 calories, 8 g protein, 19 g fat and 4 g fiber. They are full of that healthy unsaturated fat found in nuts. Almonds are also packed with biotin, vitamin E, and manganese. This little holiday twist on almonds will give you a little change and a snack to look forward to! These are also the perfect gift for coworkers or any foodie who likes to snack. Stick em in a mason jar with a bow on top and you’re good to go.

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Vanilla Latte Candied Almonds

Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw almondsalmonds-4
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp espresso powder

Directions

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. In a large bowl, whisk egg white until it becomes frothy. Add vanilla extract and continue to whisk. In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and espresso powder. Add almonds to egg white mixture and toss to coat. Next add the sugar mixture and stir to combine. On a baking sheet lined with foil, spread coated almonds evenly in one layer. Bake for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool before eating!

Number of servings: 16 | Serving size: 1/4 cup almonds
Calories: 235, total fat: 19 g, total carbohydrates: 9 g, dietary fiber: 4 g, sugars: 4 g, protein: 9 g

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What is your favorite type of nut during the holiday season? Tell me below!

Raquel

Olive and Almond Pasta

Let’s talk healthy fats. This pasta dish is loaded with ’em! Olives, olive oil and almonds make for a delicious dish that becomes sweet and salty with the addition of golden raisins. A few years ago I was at Jon’s family reunion. No Italian family reunion is complete without a pasta cook off. This dish is inspired by the winner! Whole wheat pasta is definitely not Italian approved, however it adds more fiber and I love the taste.

Olives and olive oil are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) one of which is omega-9 or oleic acid. Oleic acid may help control the ratio of LDL cholesterol to HDL cholesterol. New research suggests that the ratio between the too is more important than the actual levels of LDL and HDL cholesterol. Don’t be scared of healthy fats! They can help you feel full and are heart healthy. Eating a moderate amount of healthy fats should do the trick.


Olive and Almond Pasta

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  • 8 oz whole wheat linguini pasta
  • 1/2 cup mixed olives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds, chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Pinch salt and pepper

Directions

In a small bowl, combine olives, raisins and almonds. Add enough olive oil to coat mixture. Let sit for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions and drain when done. Stir together olive mixture and pasta. In another small bowl, combine bread crumbs with Italian seasoning and a pinch of salt and pepper. Spread pasta out on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the top with bread crumbs and broil until the top is golden brown. Drizzle pasta with olive oil to finish.

Number of servings: 4 | Serving size: 1/4 pasta dish
Calories: 438, total fat: 21 g, total carbohydrates: 53 g, dietary fiber: 7 g, sugars: 10 g, protein: 11 g

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What is your favorite source of healthy fats? Tell me below!

Raquel

Go Nuts!

Nuts are the perfect small snack or crunchy topping. They are all packed with healthy unsaturated fats and a variety of vitamins and minerals. Almonds and peanuts have the most amount of protein and walnuts have omega-3 fatty acids! Be aware of your portion size and you’ll get the most bang for your buck. Too many nuts can result in a high caloric intake and a high fat intake. Consuming a moderate amount of fat per day is key. It is recommended that 25-35% of your daily calories come from fat, healthy fats that is! Check out the nutrition (from the nutrient database) below.

Ideas for snacks: 1/4 nuts with dried fruit or cheese, 1/4 cup of chopped nuts on yogurt or a salad, 1/4 crushed nuts on top of fish or chicken, 2 tbsp natural nut butter on fruit or toast.

Almonds – Per 1/4 cup: 214 calories, 8 g protein, 19 g fat, 4 g fiber. Almonds are packed with biotin, vitamin E, and manganese.

Walnuts – Per 1/4 cup: 164 calories, 4 g protein, 16 g fat, 2 g fiber. Walnuts are filled with omega-3 fatty acids, copper, and manganese.

Brazil Nuts – Per 1/4 cup: 219 calories, 5 g protein, 22 g fat, 3 g fiber. Brazil nuts are a great source of selenium, vitamin E, and thiamine.

Pistachios – Per 1/4 cup: 172 calories, 6 g protein, 14 g fat, 3 g fiber. Pistachios have plenty of vitamin E, copper, and iron.

Peanuts – Per 1/4 cup: 207 calories, 9 g protein, 18 g fat, 3 g fiber. Peanuts are high in biotin, copper, and manganese.

Cashews – Per 1/4 cup: 197 calories, 5 g protein, 16 g fat, 1 g fiber. Cashews are a good source of copper, phosphorous, and manganese.

Macadamia – Per 1/4 cup: 241 calories, 3 g protein, 25 g fat, 3 g fiber. Macadamia nuts have high levels of thiamine, manganese, and copper.

Raquel

Quinoa Breakfast Oats

DSC_0435Quinoa is an ancient grain native to the Andes Mountains which run through Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. Its name means “mother grain” in the Inca language. The Incas were native people of the Andes and quinoa was a staple food in their diet. Quinoa is actually related to beets, chard, and spinach. The leaves can be eaten as well as the grains, who knew! Quinoa comes in white, red, and black varieties.

This whole grain is a complete protein. This means that is contains all of the essential amino acids. One cup of cooked quinoa contained 8 g protein, 5 g fiber, 318 mg potassium, 281 mg phosphorous, and 118 mg of magnesium. Bonus: Quinoa is gluten free. In addition to being nutritionally sound, quinoa is easy to cook and a great choice for bulking up meals. It tasty slightly nutty and can take on many different flavors.

Oats are my favorite way to get plenty of fiber in the morning to help me feel full throughout the day. Oats may improve insulin sensitivity and lower LDL cholesterol. You’re getting more bang for your buck by combining quinoa and oats!


Quinoa Breakfast Oats

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  • 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp agave
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp sliced almonds

Directions

In a small saucepan, combine quinoa, oats, almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and agave over medium-low heat. Frequently stir mixture for eight minutes or until almond milk has been soaked into oats. Add remaining ingredients and cook for an additional two minutes. Remove from heat and serve.

Serves: 1 | Serving size: 1 cup
Calories: 375, total fat 13 g, total carbohydrates: 57 g, dietary fiber: 7 g, sugars: 15 g, protein 11 g

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What are your favorite oatmeal toppings? Tell me below!

Raquel

Goji-Go Trail Mix

DSC_0247Goji berries or wolfberries are native to parts of Asia and Europe. They are considered  “superfood” and for good reason! If you’ve never tried a goji berry they taste similar to a dried cranberry and have a raisin-like texture. You can use these antioxidant packed berries on oatmeal, yogurt, or salads, in trail mix, or just pop ’em in your mouth.

Nutritionally, goji berries are a complete protein since they contain 18 amino acids (11 of which are essential), as well as plenty of vitamin A, vitamin C, selenium, iron, and fiber. All those nutrients and antioxidants help promote glowing skin and can give your immune system a boost. I’ve shared with you my favorite way to enjoy goji berries below – a quick recipe that doubles as a quick snack!


Goji-Go Trail Mix

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup goji berries DSC_0230
  • 1/4 bar 72% dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup unsalted almonds
  • 1/4 cup banana chips

Directions

Add all ingredients to a bowl and combine. Enjoy on the go!

Note: Use at least 70% dark chocolate. Also, you can find unsweetened coconut flakes in most grocery stores now. Bob’s Red Mill makes this product along with some other brands.

Number of servings: 2 | Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 330, total fat: 24 g, total carbohydrate: 21 g, dietary fiber: 6 g, sugars: 11 g, protein: 10 g

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What’s your favorite healthy trail mix? Tell me below!

Raquel