Erin Lanahan Method

Signature method to get fit from the inside out!

Yummy YOU Recipes :-) January 16, 2010

Hey everyone! So I’ve decided to start adding recipes on this page. I will share the foods and recipes with you that I enjoy often, that keep my body lean, and running full of optimum nutrition and life force. The key here is to offer you simple, healthy meals and snacks that will support your journey to a fitter and more radiant YOU!!! Ok…let’s get down to the YUM YUM!  The farther you scroll, the more you’ll find!

Recipe #1- “Bowl-a-Life”  

  

This is something I recommend you eat once every day, using all organic and all natural products!!!  

These are my favorite and most used ingredients:  

– Organic Romaine lettuce- about 1 1/2 stalks chopped up and rinsed well. You can also chop up some other types of lettuce, or try some kale possibly, and/or maybe some mustard greens. Personally, I like to use a mixture!  

– 2 Organic Celery Stalks chopped up  

– 1 organic carrot chopped up  

– 1/2 an organic avocado chopped up  

– 1 handful of organic cherry tomatoes  

– 1/2 an organic cucumber sliced  

– about 1 cup of organic broccoli hand shredded into smaller pieces  

– a handful organic mushrooms of your choice (I like Portobello or shiitake)  

Dressing:  

– pour on organic olive oil (use as much as you want, but no more than you really need…use good judgement. Also, make sure to keep your oil in a dark, cool storage place so it keeps well and doesn’t go rancid)  

– sprinkle on some organic garlic powder, sea salt, pepper (I use lemon pepper), and I also use a spice mix which is salt-free but full of flavor, so look for something like that if you like flavor like me:)  

– squeeze half of an organic lemon over the salad  

**Mix it all up and serve yourself a bowl full of live water and nutrients that will fill your body with so much of the things it loves!!! Enjoy your commitment to living a beautiful life, in every way, on all levels!!!!  

*Feel free to add your own spin on the salad. You could try adding fresh, ORGANIC beats, sprouts, bell pepper, radish, and the list goes on! I use whatever I feel like throwing in my grocery bag each week! Just have fun with it…make art out of your food:) The more veggies and greens, the merrier!  

Recipe #2- “Raw Energy Trail Mix” (a power food, antioxidant-rich trail mix)  

  

I use all RAW and organic ingredients. I love making my own trail mix because I can put my favorite healthy snacks in the same bag:) This is my recipe for 1 serving. Eat for a snack or as a part of your lunch!  

– 4 tblspns sprouted pumpkin seeds  

– 2 tblspns of sunflower seeds  

– 1 tblspn of golden berries  

– 1 tblspn mulberries  

– 1 tblspn cranberries  

– 1 tblspn wild blueberries  

* you can also use goji berries, raisins, currants, dates, and whatever other seeds and dried fruit u like.  

* another great thing you can add are cacao nibs for a chocolate fix:)  

Enjoy!!  

Recipe #3- Salmon Cakes  

  

When choosing meat or fish, you want to be sure you are purchasing the best quality. We are what we eat remember…if you want quality blood, skin, hair, nails, and thoughts…you must eat quality food. You get out what you put in! With fish, try wild varieties with vibrant colors and pick fish that smells fresh, like the ocean. If you are unsure about the quality of fish available at your local store, ask the fishmonger for assistance in making the best choice.  

Ok, let’s eat!  

Prep Time: 10 mins  

Cooking time: 10 mins  

Serves 4  

-4 ounces cooked salmon  

-6 rice crackers  

-1/2 onion  

-2 cloves of organic, minced garlic  

-1 tblspn fresh, organic lemon juice  

-dash of black pepper  

-dash of coriander  

-1 tblspn of organic, cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil  

*Break salmon and rice crackers into small pieces, mix all the ingredients together, create 3-4 small patties, refrigerate for 1 hour, in a skillet, heat oil on high, quickly fry both sides of each patty for 3-4 minutes  

TIP: Serve with brown rice and sliced lemon  

Food for Thought: Crowd out the bad by adding in the good. As you fill yourself and your life with more nutritious people, places, and things, you will begin to experience a fuller life, and that which depletes your optimal health will begin to fall away. Wellness happens one meal, one choice, one step at a time. Step your way to wellness!   

    

Recipe #4- Mango Cherry Sorbet  

  

Who loves dessert??? I know I do, and no one should be deprived of this simple pleasure. What’s even better than dessert??? A healthy dessert that fills your mouth with joy! A good goal to have is to satisfy your body and your mouth at the same time, so here’s a healthy treat that your body and your mouth will love! *Buy organic when you can as it is filled with a lot more flavor and none of the pesticides*  

Ok, lets eat!  

Prep Time: 5 minutes  

Serves 6  

-1 bag of frozen, organic mango  

-1  bag of frozen, organic cherries  

-1 tablespoon of agave syrup or honey  

-1/4 cup of organic, cold pressed apple juice  

*Put all the ingredients into a blender or vita-mix, blend until creamy (about 1 minute), You may have to scrape the sides of the machine down a few times if using a regular blender. Serve immediately, and put whatever is unused in a Tupperware in the freezer to enjoy later:)  

Tip: You can use any frozen fruits you like or freeze fresh fruits such as bananas and strawberries.  

Food for Thought: It’s summer time and we want to feel light, sexy, and full of bliss. When we eat foods that are light, sexy, and full of bliss, we get exactly that. It starts from within. Fill your body with that which you want the world to see! – E.L.M.  

Recipe #5- Kick’n Kale Chips  

 Baked Kale Chips Recipe  

YOU CAN’T EAT JUST ONE… that’s a fact…but guess what…it’s all good!!! This recipe offers a low-calorie, nutritious way to get your potato chip fix. You can trick yourself and your kids into believing you are having a junk food junkie moment when really you are getting in your veggies! How totally cool is that! Have fun!  

Ok…let’s eat!  

Prep Time: 10 minutes  

Cooking Time: 10 minutes  

Serves 10 or more  

-1 to 2 bunches of Kale (preferably organic)  

-Olive oil  

-Spices (your Choice) and Sea Salt  

*Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees, remove kale from stalk, leaving greens in large pieces, place a little olive oil in a bowl, dip your fingers and rub very light coat of oil over the kale, put kale on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes or until it starts to turn a bit brown. Keep an eye on it as it can burn quickly. Turn the kale over and bake with the other side up. Remove and Serve.  

TIP: For added flavor sprinkle with a little sea salt or spices such as curry or cumin after rubbing on olive oil. Seasoning Salt works great too!  

Food for Thought: We all want to look beautiful, feel beautiful, have fun, and be kind to our planet. Find foods that offer you these results. Go green for your snacks. If they are healthy and tasty…so will you be! Afterall…you are what you eat:)   

   

Recipe #6- Energizing Quinoa Salad  

  

  

This is the perfect meal to make with your left over cooked quinoa. I love to tell my clients to COOK ONCE…EAT MULTIPLE TIMES! Make a big batch of quinoa at the beginning on sunday evening and eat off it all week long! We all know to eat salads, salads, salads, if we want to be healthy and fit into our designer jeans. However, this salad offers a blast of protein, fiber, and nutrients, and brings the excitement to the word “Salad.” It’s totally delicious too! *Always buy organic when possible, to avoid pesticides and to get the yummiest tasting foods!  

Ok…let’s eat!  

Prep Time: 15 minutes  

Cooking Time: none!  

Serves 8  

2 cups cooked quinoa  

-1/2 cup chopped organic radishes  

-1/2 cup chopped organic cucumber  

-1/2 cup chopped organic celery  

-1/2 cup chopped organic red onion  

-1/2 cup chopped fresh organic parsley  

-1/2 cup chopped organic red bell pepper  

-1 tablespoon organic, cold pressed olive oil  

-2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar  

-1/2 teaspoon of sea salt  

*Combine all ingredients together into a big bowl, and mix well. Serve 8 plates or less and keep the rest for your week! I recommend nibbling off of it for snacks and meals:)  

TIP: Garnish with organic cherry tomatoes and shredded garlic cloves and chill before serving.   

Food for Thought: It’s so easy to grab something unhealthy when we are hungry. If you make your fridge healthy on the inside…you will be way more likely to mirror it. Beauty starts on the inside. What’s in your fridge???  

Recipe #7Cool Cucumber and Avocado Soup  

  

If you are looking for something yummy and cool to refresh you this summer, here is a fun and easy option! Ok…let’s eat!  

Prep Time: 10 minutes  

Cooking Time: none!  

Serves 4  

-1 organic cucumber  

-1 organic avocado  

– 2 green onions  

-juice of one lime  

-1 cup of plain yogurt (use soy yogurt for lactose intolerant and/or vegan option)  

– 1 cup filtered spring water  

-sea salt and pepper to taste  

*Roughly chop the cucumber, avocado, and green onions and toss in the blender. Add other ingredients and process till smooth.  

TIP-Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro and a dash of cayenne pepper.   

Food for Thought: What we look like on the outside is simply a reflection of how healthy we are on the inside. Treat your body with love by eating foods that support wellness, and as a result, you will greet the world with beauty, radiance, and vitality!  

   

Recipe #7- Cooling Summer Salad:  

   

It is summer…and it is HOTTTT! Let’s keep ourselves Hot and Cool, with this cooling summer salad. It’s filled with all sorts of tasty ingredients that will support your energy, cool you off, and get you slim and feeling amazing!  

INGREDIENTS  

– 6 leaves of romaine lettuce  

– 2 cups kale  

– 1 cup carrots  

– 1/2 cucumber  

– 3 stalks of celery  

– 1 avacado  

– 1/2 green pepper  

– 1/2 red pepper  

– 2 cups broccoli  

– 1/4 cup Olive oile  

– 1 whole lemon  

– Sea Salt  

– Garlic Powder  

– Tumeric Powder  

– Cumin Powder  

– 1/4 cup Pumpkin Seeds  

PREP 

 – Chop the lettuce and kale, and rinse them off  

– Chop and rinse all vegetables  

– Add Veggies to lettuce and kale  

– Slice avacado on top  

– Sprinkle Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Cumin Powder, and Tumeric Powder into salad to taste  

– Add pumkin seeds to sald mix  

TIP: Add lemon juice and olive oil right before you are ready to serve and eat.  

Food For Thought: Keep in mind what your vision is for your health. Get super clear and hold that vision with you all the time. It will ultimately be the thing that gets you craving salads over burgers and fries. What do you want???  

Recipe #8- Maple Dijon Vinaigrette:

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Let’s face it…you are only as healthy as your salad dressing! You don’t have to suffer from tasteless salads to look fit and be healthy. Try this amazing recipe for a salad you won’t forget! Ok…let’s eat!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

– 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard

– 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

– 1/2 cup maple syrup

– a couple pinches of sea salt

-1 cup olive oil

*Blend first 4 ingredients in a food processor or with a whisk. Slowly add oil while mixing to emulsify.

Food For Thought: In order to be healthy, we must treat every layer of our bodies with healthy choices. As you create your meals, you are creating your body from the inside out. Make something beautiful!

Recipe #9 Veggie Muffins:

 

Muffins can be something great to have around for a breakfast on the run or a snack in between meals. You want to be sure that they are not filled with processed ingredients and unnecessary calories however. These veggie muffins are an excellent source of Nutrition On the GO! Ok…let’s eat!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serves 8

-2 cups spelt flour

-1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

-pinch of sea salt

-2 beaten eggs

-1 cup grated or finely chopped veggies (your choice)

-1 cup soy or rice milk

*Preheat oven to 325 degrees, Mix flour, parsley and salt in a bowl, Make a well, add eggs and veggies, Mix lightly, gradually adding milk. This is supposed to be lumpy so don’t work too hard! Scrape into muffin tray that is lightly oiled, Bake for 12-15 minutes, Remove and allow to sit for 10 minutes, then serve.

Food For Thought: We have two options most of the time. To make an unhealthy choice, or a healthy one. Find ways to make healthy choices fun and tasty…your glow will get everyone asking you what you are doing to look and feel so great:)

Recipe #10Cold Soba Noodle Salad:

Soba noodles are a wonderful way to get your pasta fix. However these are made from Buckwheat, so there is a whole lot more nutrition in them than plain pasta noodles, and therefore way less empty calories. Make a nice large portion and feed yourself and your family the entire week! Cook once…eat all week:) Ok…let’s Eat!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serve: 4

-8 ounces soba noodles

-6 cups of water

-1 bunch of chopped sunflower sprouts or pea shoots

-1/2 cup chopped red radishes

-1/2 cup chopped celery

-1/2 cup chopped cucumber

*Put soba noodles into a pot of 6 cups of boiling water. Cook until tender, no more than 8 minutes. Rinse with cold water when finished. Mix all the vegetables and noodles.

*Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup tamari soy sauce
  • 2-inch piece of grated fresh ginger
  • juice from 1/2 lemon

*Mix all these ingredients and then pour over the noodles

TIP: Chill salad before serving

Food For Thought: Salad does not have to be boring, and neither does living a healthy life. You can do, be, and create whatever you choose. Be an explorer of your own life and all the different foods and food combinations available to you. Living a life of health and beauty is worth trying new things and stepping outside the box to expand!

 

Recipe #11- Late Summer Corn Salad

There are much healthier and tastier ways to eat corn than by loading it up with butter and salt, or popping it in the microwave or making bread out of it. Try this amazing salad mix, perfect for an evening with your significant other and/or family.  Ok…let’s eat!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Serves 6

-4 ears of corn

-1/2 small red onion

-1/2 small green pepper

-1/2 small red pepper

-1/2 bunch cilantro

-1 tablespoon olive oil

-1 cup, sliced in half, cherry tomatoes

-juice of 1 lemon

*Boil corn in  a large pot for 5-10 minutes. Remove from pot and cool by running under cold water. Cut kernels from the cobs and place in a large mixing bowl. Finely dice the onions and peppers, mince the cilantro and add all the veggies to the corn. Add oil, sea salt and pepper and mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings!

Tip: Chill salad before serving

Food For Thought: All vegetables serve a purpose. We need every color to create a beautiful, healthy body on the inside and out. Make art out of your salads, and create the life of your dreams!

 

Recipe #12- Millet Mashed “Potatoes”

It is officially FALL! What does this mean? Starbucks has released their Pumpkin spice Latte, and we are all going to be feeling a bit more hungry and craving heavier foods. When the seasons change, so do we…it is the way Mother Nature intended it. Life is cyclical. However, when the change occurs, most people tend to gravitate toward unhealthy heavy foods like buttery potatoes, creamy soups, cookies, and cakes because they don’t know any better. Move into this Fall and Winter with Awareness. There are lots of healthy, YUMMY alternatives to supply your body with the nutrients dense foods it is craving that will not offend your waistline! OK…Let’s Eat!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Serves 6

-1 cup millet

-2 1/4 cups water

-1/2 medium cauliflower, sliced

-1/2 teaspoon sea salt

-2 cloves garlic, sliced

-1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

-1teaspoon umeboshi vinegar

-salt and pepper to taste

-handful of chopped parsley

*Wash grains. Bring water to a boil. Add grains, cauliflower, garlic, and salt. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 20 minutes, or until grains are cooked and water is absorbed. Turn the heat off and let sit, covered for 5-10 minutes. Add other ingredients and mash with potato masher, or mix in blender or food processor. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.

TIP: For extra rich and delicious mash, roast the garlic cloves in olive oil over low heat while the grains are cooking.

Food For Thought: When we understand how our body works, it makes it easier to make healthier choices. The human body is a BRILLIANT thing and it always knows exactly what it needs. Tune into your body this fall. If you are noticing an urge to eat more and to choose carbohydrate dense foods, know there is a reason. However, choose foods that are WHOLE and NUTRIENT DENSE. Stay close to Mother Nature and away from highly processed junk foods that will pack on unnecessary weight. Just because you eat more…doesn’t mean you have to suffer any consequences!

Recipe #13Vegan Fried Rice

Who says Fried Rice has to be unhealthy??? Who says it can’t be vegan? Here is an awesome recipe to keep your body warm, your belly full, and your waistline Small this Fall and Winter. OK…let’s eat!

Prep Time:  10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes (if using leftover rice)

Serves 8

-1 tablespoon olive oil

-1 small onion

-2 cloves garlic

-1 carrot, diced

-1/2 bunch scallion

-1 tablespoon grated ginger

-4 cups cooked long grain brown rice

-2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce

-1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

*Saute onion in olive oil for 5 minutes. Mince garlic and add onion. Add carrot and saute for 4 minutes. Add scallion and ginger. Saute for about 4 more minutes so flavors can melt into each other. Add rice and sprinkle with water. Water gives extra steam to the dish. Add tamari soy sauce and toasted sesame oil. Lower heat and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

TIP: If you are a NON-Vegan…Beat an egg together with the tamari and sesame oil. Pour this mixture into the pan and move it around quickly with a fork to spread the egg as it cooks.

Food For Thought: Whatever your favorite food may be, I can assure you there is a healthy way to make it. Seek this out. What are your favorite fall foods? What flavors do you crave? I encourage you to find natural, and WHOLE foods that fulfill these cravings…your body will thank you for it later!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

One Response to “Yummy YOU Recipes :-)”

  1. Sandra Says:

    Hi Erin:

    I’ve just read your Newsletter and it actually made me cry. I have been going through a lot lately and it is difficult to stay In Faith. Your butterfly analogy helped me a lot. I will try to remember it as I go through this life-changing period. I will also remember to laugh, because what else is there sometimes?? Though I think a good cry might also help me right now, so thanks for that 🙂 Thank you for including me in your Newsletter – I found it inspirational.

    S


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