Bananas Foster Chia Pudding

Life sometimes gets busy. Right now, life for me is super super busy. Have you noticed I’ve been blogging less the past few weeks? Don’t worry, it’s about to pick back up! I’m finishing up the school year with my students, then off to embark on my new journey (you can read about that here). So, with the twenty million tasks I’ve set for myself in these busy few weeks, I’ve also set myself on a mission to make some delicious nutrient-packed snacks and breakfasts that have a fun twist to them!

Now, I’m currently all about exploring egg-free breakfasts. Not because I’m not eating eggs, but because sometimes you just want to switch things up a bit!

This chia pudding is packed with omegas, nutrients, and potassium, while also throwing in the delicious flavors of decadent bananas foster. I seriously love bananas foster. All this is missing is the vanilla ice cream, but I promise you won’t miss it!Bananas Foster Chia Pudding

When we were in Jamaica one of the desserts was a bananas foster bar which sparked my current obsession. It’s just so good!
Bananas Foster Chia PuddingBananas Foster Chia Pudding

It’s as simple as throw it in a jar and leave it overnight. Then boom! It’s ready to devour. Love me some simple, healthy, and quick snacks!

Bananas Foster Chia Pudding

Bananas Foster Chia PuddingBananas Foster Chia Pudding

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Pacific Foods. All opinions on Lexi’s Clean Kitchen are always my own. My sponsors help make LCK possible!

Have you tried chia pudding? What flavor combination would you like to see next?

St. Paddy’s Day Green Pancakes {Hidden Veggie}

St. Paddy’s Day is around the corner and whether you have Irish roots or not, it’s all about all things GREEN. Green smoothies, green pancakes, green cupcakes. Am I right? Yes, definitely right. At least about the green pancakes!

GREEN St. Patty's Day Pancakes - Colored with HIDDEN VEGGIES + paleo-friendly! | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I’m really into hidden veggies lately. My neighbor has the most adorable toddler who doesn’t love eating veggies. After talking with her about sneaking veggies into food for her kids, I knew getting creative to do so would be fun; and can be holiday-festive, too! These are not only perfect for your stubborn junk-food loving kiddo, but spouse and adults alike. Now let’s nourish your family with a festive breakfast packed with good-for-you ingredients!

GREEN St. Patty's Day Pancakes - Colored with HIDDEN VEGGIES + paleo-friendly! | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Side note: You don’t taste the veggies one bit in these. Kid-approved!

GREEN St. Patty's Day Pancakes - Colored with HIDDEN VEGGIES + paleo-friendly! | Lexi's Clean Kitchen


GREEN St. Patty's Day Pancakes - Colored with HIDDEN VEGGIES + paleo-friendly! | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I was selected by American Express to contribute to their Tumblr community. As such I was paid for my services, but all opinions in general and about American express are my own.

Find more hidden veggie recipes here!

Have you experimented with hidden veggies? How do you sneak veggies in for your family?

Fluffy Paleo Pancakes [VIDEO]

I used to experiment a lot more with protein pancakes, 2-ingredient pancakes, and so on. While I love those (and ate them everyday for like 3 months at one point), I wanted pancakes that actually TASTE and have the texture of real pancakes.

Fluffy Paleo Pancakes

I’m not kidding when I say these Fluffy Paleo Pancakes are the real deal. They’re based off of my cinnamon crunch pancakes, and are really just the perfect pancake base, ever. I make batches of the mix for my mom every time she comes to visit, and she’s not grain-free!

 

Fluffy Paleo Pancakes

 

Fluffy Paleo Pancakes

 

Chorizo and Avocado Zucchini Frittata Recipe from the Inspiralized Cookbook and a GIVEAWAY

Inspiralized Cookbook and a GIVEAWAY

I want to give some love today to my Friend Ali from the blog Inspiralized. Not only because she’s awesome, talented, and super sweet, but because it’s her book release day! Her first cookbook, Inspiralized, is officially out in stores, and you can pick up your copy today. Congrats, Ali! 

Let’s talk about the book: 

This gorgeous book is your ultimate resource for all things spiralized. It’s filled with stunning photographs, unique recipes, and it offers guides such as how to use the various blades, nutrition facts, how to clean and care for your spiralizer, things to avoid, tips, and recipe features such as breaking the recipes into categories (vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and vegetarian).

What types of recipes can you expect to find?

You’ll find takes on your traditional recipes such as Skinny Bolognese, Thai Drunken Zucchini Noodles with Pork, Bacon Cacio e Pepe, Halibut en Papillote with Butternut Squash to unique recipes that only the talented Ali could have come up with: Pork Bibimbap with Ginger Gochugaru, Apple Potato Cheese Bun, Beet Rice Nori Rolls with Chipotle Teriyaki Sauce, Teriyiki Salmon Balls with Ginger-Pineapple Rice, Plantain Coconut Rice Pudding, and Blueberry Sweet Potato Waffles.

Are you sold yet? This book has something for everyone, and more! 

Inspiralized Cookbook and a GIVEAWAY

I decided to make us the Chorizo and Avocado Zucchini Frittata from the book and man it did not disappoint.  The combination of avocado, garlic, spicy chorizo, and zucchini noodles was just so on point. We couldn’t get enough! BONUS: Ali said I could share the recipe with you all. I promise you’ll love it 🙂

Chorizo and Avocado Zucchini Frittata Recipe from the Inspiralized Cookbook and a GIVEAWAY

Chorizo and Avocado Zucchini Frittata Recipe from the Inspiralized Cookbook and a GIVEAWAY

Go buy your copy in stores at Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Target and Walmart, or on Amazon here. Don’t forget to check out Ali’s blog post today for a very exciting announcement that I personally cannot wait for!

But first…

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Healthy Swaps for the New Year

January means a new year and new goals, often revolving around healthy eating and transforming old habits into new ones to create a healthy lifestyle. Since that is the basis of Lexi’s Clean Kitchen, you can imagine I love having new people on board and new visitors to LCK! Already this month has been amazing. I love hearing all about your new journeys, whether a Whole30, a 21DSD, or simply just eating better and working out!

In leu of all the January diet/detox kick-offs, American Express and I wanted to give you some easy healthy swaps to make your life easier, and to make you feel the best you can!Healthy Swaps for the New Year

Here are six recipes to get you started. They are all Whole30 compliant, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly! 
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How are you kicking off 2015? 

I was selected by American Express to contribute to their Tumblr community. As such I was paid for my services, but all opinions in general and about American Express are my own.