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February 12, 20180

These are soooo easy to make! Not only can you make them gluten free, but also use whatever flour you want! I used whole wheat flour (hence how brown they are). They are also a great source of protein! Courtesy of my favorite website for healthier meals, www.Skinnytaste.com!

EASY BAGEL RECIPE

This easy homemade bagel recipe is made from scratch with just four (5) ingredients – flour, Greek yogurt, egg white, baking powder and salt!  No yeast, no boiling, no fancy mixer. Bake them in the oven or in the air-fryer!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup (5 oz) unbleached all purpose flour, whole wheat or gluten-free mix*
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (make sure it’s not expired or it won’t rise)
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt (use less if using table salt)
  • 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt (not regular yogurt, it will be too sticky)
  • 1 egg white, beaten (whole egg works fine too)
  • (optional toppings: everything bagel seasoning, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried garlic flakes, dried onion flakes)**

DIRECTIONS:

OVEN METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Place parchment paper or a silpat on a baking sheet. If using parchment paper, spray with oil to avoid sticking.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt and whisk well. Add the yogurt and mix with a fork or spatula until well combined, it will look like small crumbles.
  3. Lightly dust flour on a work surface and remove dough from the bowl, knead the dough a few times until dough is tacky, but not sticky, about 15 turns (it should not leave dough on your hand when you pull away).
  4. Divide into 4 equal balls. Roll each ball into 3/4-inch thick ropes and join the ends to form bagels. (or you can make a ball and poke a hole in the center then stretch it slightly)
  5. Top with egg wash and sprinkle both sides with seasoning of your choice. Bake on the top rack of the oven for 25 minutes. Let cool at least 10 minutes before cutting.

AIR FRYER METHOD:

  1. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt and whisk well. Add the yogurt and mix with a fork or spatula until well combined, it will look like small crumbles.
  2. Lightly dust flour on a work surface and remove dough from the bowl, knead the dough a few times until dough is tacky, but not sticky, about 20 turns (it should not leave dough on your hand when you pull away).
  3. Divide into 4 equal balls. Roll each ball into 3/4-inch thick ropes and join the ends to form bagels.
  4. Top with egg wash and sprinkle both sides with seasoning of your choice.
  5. Preheat the air fryer 325F degrees and set for 11 to 12 minutes. Transfer in batches without overcrowding and bake 11 to 12 minutes, or until golden. No need to turn. Let cool at least 10 minutes before cutting.

*To make them gluten-free I tested them with Bob’s Redmill 1 to 1 Gluten Free flour mix, see notes above for oven temp and bake time. The points are 4 SP each with this flour.

**Toppings may add calories and points.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Yield: 4 Servings, Serving Size: 1 bagel

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 3
  • Points +: 4
  • Calories: 152 calories
  • Total Fat: 0.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 434mg
  • Carbohydrates: 26.5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 2.5g
  • Protein: 10g

Read more at https://www.skinnytaste.com/easy-bagel-recipe/#gk7AF81rB2ZsCck7.99

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April 3, 20160

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 4 servings

21 Fix Containers:

  • 1 Red
  • 1 yellow
  • 1 blue

Avocado Egg Salad Toast

Avocado Egg Salad Toast

Ingredients

  • 8 large hard-boiled eggs, coarsely chopped
  • 1 ripe medium avocado, slightly mashed
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 4 slices low-sodium sprouted whole-grain bread, toasted
  • 1 cup watercress

Instructions

  1. Combine eggs, avocado, lemon juice, and salt in a medium bowl; mix well.
  2. Spread ¼ of egg mixture onto each slice of toast.
  3. Top evenly with watercress.
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April 3, 20160

Total Time: 15 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 5 servings

21 Day Fix Containers:

  • 2 green
  • 1 yellow
  • 1/2 red
  • 1/2 blue
  • 1/2 orange

 

Salad Niçoise

Salad Niçoise

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. coarse-grained Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 cups shredded romaine (or Bibb lettuce or mixed greens)
  • 1 (7-oz) can solid white tuna, packed in water, drained, flaked into large pieces
  • 8 oz steamed green beans, cooled
  • 4 boiled medium new potatoes, cooled, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 large hard-boiled eggs, quartered lengthwise
  • 4 medium tomatoes, quartered
  • ¼ medium red onion, sliced
  • 8 black olives, pitted
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped Italian parsley (for garnish; optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, and pepper in a medium mixing bowl; whisk to blend.
  2. Slowly add oil, whisking continuously, until blended. Set aside.
  3. Evenly arrange lettuce on five serving plates. Top with tuna, green beans, potatoes, eggs, tomatoes, onion, and olives.
  4. Evenly drizzle dressing over salads.
  5. Garnish with parsley if desired.
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http://alesharosefitness.com/2016/04/03/salad-nicoise/

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April 1, 20160

Total Time: 18 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 8 min.
Yield: 8 servings

21 Day Fix Containers:

  • 1 yellow
  • 1 tsp.

Tomato-Thyme Pita Crisps

Tomato-Thyme Pita Crisps

Ingredients

  • 5 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped (or 2 tsp. dried)
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 (6½-inch) whole wheat pitas, split (tops removed from bottoms), cut into quarters
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cups chopped tomatoes (or sliced cherry tomatoes)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Combine basil, pepper, thyme, and cheese in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  3. Spread pita wedges evenly on baking sheet.
  4. Lightly brush each wedge with oil.
  5. Sprinkle basil mixture evenly over pita wedges. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Top pita wedges evenly with tomatoes. Serve immediately.
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March 28, 20160

Total Time: 6 hrs. 22 min.
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cooking Time: 6 hrs. 2 min.
Yield: 4 servings, 2 fajitas each

21 Day Fix Containers:

  • 2 green
  • 1 red
  • 1 1/2 yellow
  • 1/2 blue

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients

  • 1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes (or diced tomatoes with green chiles), no salt added
  • 1 medium onion, cut into quarters, sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 medium orange bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 2 tsp. ground chile powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 lb. raw chicken breast, boneless, skinless, sliced
  • 8 6-inch whole wheat flour tortillas, warm
  • ½ cup fresh tomato salsa
  • 8 tsp. low-fat (1%) plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ medium avocado, sliced
  • Finely chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Place tomatoes, onion, bell peppers, chile powder, cumin, pepper, and lime juice in a 3-quart slow cooker; mix well.
  2. Add chicken; cook, covered, on low temperature for 4 to 5 hours (or on high or 2 to 3 hours), stirring once or twice, until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
  3. Evenly divide mixture between tortillas. Top evenly with salsa, yogurt, avocado, and cilantro.
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March 28, 20160

Total Time: 2 hrs. 5 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 8 servings, about ½ cup each

21 Day Fix Containers:

  • 1/2 green
  • 1 yellow

Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15-oz. each) black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 (15-oz.) can corn, rinsed, drained
  • 1 medium red pepper, chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice

Instructions

  1. Combine beans, corn, bell pepper, and cilantro in a large bowl; mix well.
  2. Drizzle bean mixture with lime juice; toss gently to blend.
  3. Chill, covered, in refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours before serving.
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March 13, 20160

Total Time: 35 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 20 min.
Yield: 4 servings

21 Day Fix Containers:

  • 3 green
  • 1 blue/orange

Pomegranate Salad with Walnuts and Cabbage

Pomegranate Salad with Walnuts and Cabbage

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. raw honey
  • 1 dash sea salt
  • ½ medium head cabbage, finely shredded (about 5 cups)
  • 2 medium carrots, finely shredded
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped raw walnuts
  • 2 green onions, sliced thin
  • 12 fresh cilantro sprigs, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine oil, vinegar, honey, and salt in a small bowl; whisk to blend. Set aside.
  2. Combine cabbage, carrots, pomegranate, walnuts, green onions, and cilantro in a large bowl; mix well.
  3. Drizzle cabbage mixture with dressing; toss gently to blend.
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http://alesharosefitness.com/2016/03/13/pomegranate-salad-with-walnuts-and-cabbage/

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March 11, 20160

Total Time: 15 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 4 servings, 3 roll-ups each

21 Day Fix:

  • 1/2 Green
  • 1 blue

Cucumber Avocado Roll-Ups

Cucumber Avocado Roll-Ups

Ingredients

  • 1 medium avocado, cut into chunks
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
  • 2 large cucumbers
  • Toothpicks
  • Ground paprika (for garnish; optional)
  • Tip: This recipe suggests making the avocado mixture in a blender, but if you’re whipping up a batch of these for yourself, a good mashing with a fork will do the job.

Instructions

  1. Place avocado, basil, garlic, and lime juice in a food processor (or blender). Season with salt and pepper if desired; pulse until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  2. Use a vegetable peeler to peel off long, thin slices of cucumbers.
  3. Spread avocado mixture evenly on each cucumber slice.
  4. Pick up one end of the cucumber slice and roll cucumber loosely around the filling. End with the seam on bottom and secure with a toothpick.
  5. Garnish with paprika if desired.
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March 11, 20160

Total Time: 13 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 8 min.
Yield: 4 servings

21-Day Fix Containers:

  • 1/2 Green
  • 1/2 red
  • 1 yellow
  • 1/2 purple
  • 1 blue

Turkey Tostadas

Turkey Tostadas

Ingredients

  • 4 (8-inch) whole wheat tortillas
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ½ cup tomatillo salsa
  • 1½ cups shredded roasted turkey breast (approximately 7 oz.)
  • 2 cups finely shredded leaf lettuce
  • ¼ cup chopped onions
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • ½ medium ripe avocado, sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Lightly coat both sides of tortillas with spray. Place tortillas in single layer on two large baking sheets. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until golden. Set aside.
  3. While tortillas are baking, heat salsa in medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add turkey; cook, stirring frequently, for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until turkey is evenly coated and heated through.
  5. To serve, place a tortilla on each serving plate. Top evenly with lettuce, turkey mixture, onion, cheese, and avocado.
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March 11, 20160

Total Time: 15 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 1 serving

21-Day Fix:

  • 2 green
  • 1/2 blue
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1 tsp.

Vegetarian Pizza Salad

 Vegetarian Pizza Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. tomato sauce, no sugar added
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
  • 1 cup fresh arugula
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces
  • ½ cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ medium green bell pepper, sliced
  • ¼ medium onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup sliced mushrooms
  • 5 black olives, sliced
  • 2 bocconcini (small mozzarella balls) (about 1 oz.)
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper (optional)

Instructions

  1. To make dressing, combine oil, vinegar, tomato sauce, and oregano in a small bowl; whisk to blend. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Set aside.
  2. Combine arugula, romaine, basil, tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, and dressing in a large serving bowl; toss gently to blend.
  3. Top with bocconcini and crushed red pepper (if desired); serve immediately.
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You may also enjoy chicken & black bean burrito salad in a mason jar. .