With the 1st month of 2015 now past, you may be finding yourself craving some not so healthy sweet or salty foods after all your clean eating…hey, it’s no secret that many of us make New Year’s resolutions to eat a healthier diet! Instead of sliding back into unhealthy eating habits, ahem December holiday parties, try out new quick healthy recipes that will not only satisfy your food cravings, but also keep you on your healthy track. You don’t want to give into your cravings and wreck that squeaky clean diet you’ve worked so hard to follow. If you’ve hit a wall and are experiencing boredom with eating the same meals every day, change things up! Below are 3 quick healthy recipes that are single serving, so you can easily control your portion size! What are your go-to healthy recipes when you have a craving?
3 Quick Healthy Recipes That Make Single Servings
1. Berry Banana Protein Sorbet
If you’re in the mood for something sweet, this banana “nice” cream may be the perfect remedy. It feels like a treat, but also packs a protein punch. Top it with a drizzle of your favorite nut butter, some granola, or a few chocolate chips.
- 1 cup frozen strawberries, raspberries, or cherries
- ½ frozen banana
- ½ cup milk of your choice (chocolate soy is my pick)
- ½ scoop chocolate protein powder of your choice
- 1 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1-g packet of stevia sweetener
- Topping of your choice (nuts, nut butter, coconut shreds, dried fruit, granola, etc.)
- Combine all ingredients except your toppings in a food processor, and pulse until the mixture forms a mostly smooth sorbet.
- Spoon into a bowl, top with your favorite add-ins, and enjoy!
2. Old Bay Potato Chips
If salty foods have been on your mind, try this recipe before you nab some greasy restaurant fries! These baked chips give you the same salty satisfaction while being more portion-conscious.
- 1 Russet or Yukon Gold potato
- 1 TBSP vegetable oil
- ¼ TSP Old Bay seasoning, plus additional for sprinkling
- ¼ TSP salt
- 1/8 TSP black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash the potato, then thinly slice it. Place in a medium bowl.
- Drizzle vegetable oil on top and season with Old Bay, salt and pepper. Toss to combine well.
- Spread the potato slices on a large baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven, flip slices over, sprinkle with additional Old Bay to taste, and return back to oven. Cook until crispy, around another 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and use a spatula to transfer chips to a plate. Enjoy with ketchup, your favorite dressing, or all on their own.
3. Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake
To satisfy a salty AND sweet craving, try out this chocolate mug cake. Drizzled with an almond butter & maple syrup salted caramel, this single serving recipe is sure to please!
- 3 TBSP all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 3-g stevia sweetener packets
- 5 TBSP almond milk
- ½ TBSP dark chocolate chips
- ½ TSP vanilla extract
- ½ TBSP safflower oil
- 1 TBSP maple syrup
- 1 TBSP creamy almond butter
- ¼ TSP sea salt
- ¼ TSP baking powder
- In a small bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, stevia and baking powder together. Set aside.
- In a small saucepan, combine oil, maple syrup, vanilla extra, almond butter and sea salt. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring often, until the mixture is bubbling and smooth.
- Pour half of the almond butter caramel into the flour bowl. Add almond milk and dark chocolate chips, and stir to combine.
- Pour cake batter into a ramekin or mug. Drizzle the remaining salted caramel on top.
- Place in the microwave for 60 seconds, then check and see how solid the cake looks. Depending on your microwave, you may need to cook for an additional 30-60 seconds. Once your cake looks fudgy and cooked, remove from the microwave and immediately enjoy!