Jayde Nicole

Jayde Nicole


Easy & Healthy Curried Vegetables 

Curried Vegetables with Rice

  • 1 small head of cauliflower, broken into bite size pieces
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 2 C of spinach, torn
  • 1 tomato, cut into large chunks
  • 1 can chick peas or lentils
  • 1 can lite coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp each minced garlic and minced ginger and cilantro
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3/4 C of organic basmati rice – white or brown

Directions:

  • Heat up the olive oil in a large non-stick pan on medium high and add onion. Cook and stir for about 3 minutes.
  • Add curry powder, garlic and ginger. Cook and stir for about 1 minute.
  • Add potato, cauliflower, tomato, chick peas or lentils and coconut milk. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes.
  • While vegetables are cooking, make rice according to the package directions.
  • Add spinach and salt & pepper and cook for about 1 minute. Top with Cilantro.
  • Serve over rice.  Serves 4.

Healthy and Easy Homemade JNF Granola Bars
The store shelves are filled with tons and tons of different types granola bars and protein bars. They promise to give you energy, help you loose weight or replace an entire meal. And while some of them are nutritious and healthy, a lot of them contain tons of calories and fat, and some don’t contain any healthy ingredients at all. This recipe is filled with nutritional ingredients, they are easy to make, taste amazing, and I have tried to keep the calories and fat to a minimum. Enjoy! Visit www.jaydenicole.com for more great recipes and to find the best body you can be!
1 C light almond butter
1/3 C Nutella
1/3 C each of honey and agave nectar
3 C instant rolled oats
1/4 C each of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds and chopped walnuts
1/2 C JNF chocolate protein powder
1/3 C unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 C each of flax seeds and Chia seeds
1 tsp each of cinnamon, turmeric, nutmeg and vanilla
1. Combine almond butter, Nutella, agave nectar and honey in small saucepan, and heat over medium heat, stirring until well combined. Remove from heat, and stir in oats, all seeds, protein powder, coconut flakes, Chia and flax seeds, spices and vanilla.
2. Pour mixture into 8-inch square glass baking dish, and freeze for 30 to 60 minutes. Remove from freezer, and cut into 32 1- x 2-inch bars. Store in refrigerator for up to a week.

Healthy and Easy Homemade JNF Granola Bars

The store shelves are filled with tons and tons of different types granola bars and protein bars. They promise to give you energy, help you loose weight or replace an entire meal. And while some of them are nutritious and healthy, a lot of them contain tons of calories and fat, and some don’t contain any healthy ingredients at all. This recipe is filled with nutritional ingredients, they are easy to make, taste amazing, and I have tried to keep the calories and fat to a minimum. Enjoy! Visit www.jaydenicole.com for more great recipes and to find the best body you can be!

  • 1 C light almond butter
  • 1/3 C Nutella
  • 1/3 C each of honey and agave nectar
  • 3 C instant rolled oats
  • 1/4 C each of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds and chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 C JNF chocolate protein powder
  • 1/3 C unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 C each of flax seeds and Chia seeds
  • 1 tsp each of cinnamon, turmeric, nutmeg and vanilla

1. Combine almond butter, Nutella, agave nectar and honey in small saucepan, and heat over medium heat, stirring until well combined. Remove from heat, and stir in oats, all seeds, protein powder, coconut flakes, Chia and flax seeds, spices and vanilla.

2. Pour mixture into 8-inch square glass baking dish, and freeze for 30 to 60 minutes. Remove from freezer, and cut into 32 1- x 2-inch bars. Store in refrigerator for up to a week.



Princess and Bubble are looking for their forever homes. Princess (in pink) is about 2 years old, has all her shots and is extremely friendly.  Bubbles is about 7 years old and loves people and other dogs.  Email tara@jaydenicole.com if you are seriously interested in adopting. xox



Comfort Food Made Healthier - Loaded Baked Potato
I’ve healthed up the classic stuffed potato by using a sweet potato and adding some veggies and beans. The sweet tasting root vegetable is a rich source of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. And the best part - it tastes great! For you meat lovers, try adding some cooked turkey bacon. Visit www.jaydenicole.com for more great recipes and to get into the best shape you can be!
Healthier Loaded Sweet Potato
2 medium sweet potatoes
1/2 C fat free yogurt
1/2 tsp each taco seasoning, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin and paprika
1/4 C each of red pepper, green pepper and onion
3/4 C black beans
1/4 C each salsa and low fat Mexican cheese blend
1 Tbsp cilantro
1 tsp olive oil
Salt & Pepper
Directions:
Pierce each potato with a fork and cook in the microwave using the potato setting until potatoes are soft (about 7 minutes). Alternatively bake in the oven at 425 for one hour.
Mix the yogurt and taco seasoning in a small bowl and set aside.
Heat the oil over medium heat and add the red & green peppers, onions, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin and paprika and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the black beans and cook for another 2 minutes.
Cut each potato in half lengthwise and top each portion with 1/4 of the cheese, vegetable mixture, yogurt and top with salsa and cilantro.  Serves 2.

Comfort Food Made Healthier - Loaded Baked Potato

I’ve healthed up the classic stuffed potato by using a sweet potato and adding some veggies and beans. The sweet tasting root vegetable is a rich source of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. And the best part - it tastes great! For you meat lovers, try adding some cooked turkey bacon. Visit www.jaydenicole.com for more great recipes and to get into the best shape you can be!

Healthier Loaded Sweet Potato

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 C fat free yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp each taco seasoning, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin and paprika
  • 1/4 C each of red pepper, green pepper and onion
  • 3/4 C black beans
  • 1/4 C each salsa and low fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions:

  • Pierce each potato with a fork and cook in the microwave using the potato setting until potatoes are soft (about 7 minutes). Alternatively bake in the oven at 425 for one hour.
  • Mix the yogurt and taco seasoning in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Heat the oil over medium heat and add the red & green peppers, onions, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin and paprika and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the black beans and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Cut each potato in half lengthwise and top each portion with 1/4 of the cheese, vegetable mixture, yogurt and top with salsa and cilantro.  Serves 2.


Comfort Food Made Healthier 

Mac & Cheese for some of us, is the ultimate comfort food, and can be a great alternative to eating meat. A single serving though can contain a whopping 500 calories and over 20 grams of fat, and if you are eating the prepared versions, the sodium levels are sometimes through the roof. I have put together this recipe using whole wheat pasta, lower fat cheeses, low fat milk and added veggies to turn this favorite dish into a healthier version. For more great recipes visit www.jaydenicole.com

Healthier Mac & Cheese

  • 1/2 package of whole wheat macaroni (8 oz)
  • 1 Tbsp each butter and flour
  •  1 tsp minced garlic
  •  1/4 C non-fat cream Cheese
  •  1 C low fat sharp Cheddar Cheese
  •  1/4 C grated Parmesan Cheese
  •  1 1/2 C low fat milk (1%)
  •  1 medium tomato, sliced
  • Salt & pepper

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook macaroni according to instructions and drain.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat and add flour. Stir and cook for about 1 minute, and add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Slowly add milk and continue stirring. Add all of the cheeses and cook over medium low heat until the cheese has melted.
  • Put the macaroni in a baking dish and add the cheese mixture. Place the sliced tomatoes on top and sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes. Serves 2.

 



I am fostering this sweet girl named Bubbles  She is about 7-8 years old looking for a great home. She is extremely loving and playful! Please email tara@jaydenicole.com if you are interested in adopting her !



Meet Princess! She is about 2 years old, 3 lbs. We found her at the Lancaster shelter over the weekend. She is precious. Looking for a great home. Please email tara@jaydenicole.com if you are interested in adopting her!



Who doesn’t love grilled cheese – it is the perfect comfort food. It’s easy to make, and you can add as few or as many ingredients as you like. BUT… most of these yummy sandwiches can contain way over 400 calories and 20 grams of saturated fat and are a nutritional disaster. Its high fat and calories come from the plain white bread, the butter spread on the outside to make it crispy and the huge amounts of cheese in the middle. I have put together a couple of recipes that will allow you your favorite comfort food without eating all the fat and calories. Hope you enjoy! Visit www.jaydenicole.com for more delicious and healthy recipes!

 

Avocado Grilled Cheese

  • 4 slices of bread – preferably Weight Watchers or a healthy whole grain bread
  • 2 tbsp of fat free herb & garlic cream cheese
  • 2 slices of low fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 small avocado, sliced
  • 1 small tomato, sliced
  • 6-8 baby spinach leaves, washed
  • Olive oil spray

Directions:

  • For each sandwich: spread one piece of bread with 1 tablespoon of cream cheese and top with half the cheddar cheese, avocado, tomatoes and spinach leaves.  Add the other piece of bread.
  • Heat up a large non-stick pan on medium high and spray lightly with olive oil.
  • Place each sandwich into the hot pan and cook 2-3 minutes on each side. If possible place a heavy pan on top of the sandwiches while cooking. Serves 2.

Mexican Grilled Cheese

  • 4 slices of bread – preferably Weight Watchers or a healthy whole grain bread
  • 2 tbsp of fat free jalapeno cream cheese
  • 1/2 c of low fat shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1/4 cup of thick salsa
  • 1/2 each onion, green pepper, chopped small
  • Olive oil spray

Directions:

  • Heat a small non-stick pan on medium high and spray lightly with olive oil. Add onions and peppers and cook for about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • For each sandwich: spread one piece of bread with 1 tablespoon of cream cheese and top with half salsa, Mexican cheese, and onion/pepper mixture.  Add the other piece of bread.
  • Heat up a large non-stick pan on medium high and spray lightly with olive oil.
  • Place each sandwich into the hot pan and cook 2-3 minutes on each side. If possible place a heavy pan on top of the sandwiches while cooking. Serves 2.



FIRST DAY OF SUMMER STARTS TOMORROW!

It isn’t too late to start your JNF 30 day Challenge Check it out www.jaydenicole.com/store



Mexican Breakfast WrapsAdding salsa is a great way to add flavor without the fat and calories to so many things! These wraps are great for breakfast but the are so easy and quick making them great for any time of the day.Visit www.jaydenicle.com for more great healthy recipes!

  • ½ C each of onions and peppers, chopped
  • ½ C Mexican salsa
  • 8 egg whites
  • ¼ C  non-fat milk
  • ¼ C shredded reduced-fat Jack or Cheddar cheese
  • Salt & pepper & cilantro (optional)
  • 1 tbsp of non-fat sour cream (optional)

Directions:

  • Add onions and pepper to a non stick skillet lightly sprayed with cooking spray and cook for 3 minutes over medium heat.
  • Mix egg whites, milk and salt & pepper in a small bowl and add to the onion/pepper mix. Stir and when eggs have set, remove from heat. Spread salsa on to warmed tortillas and add ½ egg mixture, half cheese mixture and cilantro and sour cream if using. Repeat for second tortilla. Roll wraps burrito style. Serves 2.

124
To Tumblr, Love PixelUnion