Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bite of Health has Moved!!

I am super excited to announce that I have officially updated my blog and have moved a bigger and better website BiteofHealthNutrition.com! I finally bit the bullet and invested in a better website platform to give you a new and improved design and layout that I think you are going to love. I am hoping that this change will not only improve my material but provide you with a better experience.

Starting today please visit BiteofHealthNutrition.com for more of my nutritious and delicous recipes,  nutrition tips and product reviews. I will also be available for individual nutrition couseling services.  Please stop by for more information! See you all there  :)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Salted Chocolate Almond Butter

"I received free samples of Blue Diamond Almonds mentioned in this post. All opinions are my own. "

     One of my favorite treats, chocolate covered almonds, takes on a whole new form in my Salted Chocolate Almond Butter.  Spreadable chocolate? Yes please! I was looking for an alternative to Nutella, as I am not a huge fan of hazelnuts or all the added sugar. I started with my simple almond butter recipe and added the cocoa powder and some dates for natural sweetness. If you don't have dates, honey would work just as well.  

    I thought the spread would go great with crackers like Blue Diamonds Almond Nut thins as a perfect afternoon snack. And was I right! The crunch and saltiness from the crackers paired perfectly with the sweet nutty flavor of the chocolate almond spread. Even better, this snack is gluten free.

Salted Chocolate Almond Butter

  • 1 1/2 cups roasted unsalted almonds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 date (or 1 tablespoon honey)
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 
  • Blue Diamond Almond Nut Thins
1. Add almonds to food processor. Process about 5 minutes until smooth, scraping down sides with spatula every minute.
2. Add in cocoa powder, date, coconut oil and blend for another 1-2 minutes until evenly combined.
3. Mix in salt.
4. Serve with Blue Diamond Almond Nut Thins. Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Homemade Pancake Mix

    One of my favorite meals on the weekends is pancakes. If we are not enjoying Sweet Potato Pancakes from our favorite local diner, I am usually making my own pancakes at home. Needless to say I make a lot of pancakes! My husband is a big fan of the plain old version, but I like to mix it up a bit from time to time. 
     What I am not a fan of is boxed pancake mix. Not only is it made with processed ingredients and additives but is way more expensive than the ingredients themselves. Plus if I can make it myself from basic ingredients in my pantry, why not. If you ask me, homemade pancakes are just that much tastier!  I like to make mine with part white whole wheat flour for added nutrients, fiber and a nuttier flavor. My one complaint with making pancakes from scratch is that they tend to be time intensive. 
     To make things easier on myself I decided to come up with a basic pancake mix that I can pull out whenever I want to make pancakes. This way the measuring is done and all I need to add is the wet ingredients and any other flavorings or mix-ins.  

     This week I used my pancake mix to make my all-time favorite Cinnamon Apple Pancakes. I can eat them just about any time of year. You can use the mix to make just about type of pancake your heart desires. To each cup of pancake mix just add in 1 cup of milk, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of butter or oil and any flavoring you want! Easy and breakfast is on the table in 20 minutes! And if you are looking for a quick weeknight dinner, pancakes are always an option! Now if "Brunch" is breakfast for lunch what would breakfast for dinner be?


  Homemade Pancake Mix
(Makes about 4 cups)

  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
For every 1 cup of pancake mix add in 1 egg, 1 cup of milk, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or oil.

Cinnamon Apple Pancakes 
Makes: 8 pancakes (4 servings)

  • 1 cup homemade pancake mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup milk or milk alternative(almond milk, soy milk, etc.)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup apples, peeled and diced
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine pancake mix, cinnamon and nutmeg.
2. In a medium bowl add all wet ingredietns (milk, egg, butter, vanilla) and whisk to combine.
3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
4. Fold in diced apples.
4. Heat griddle to 350 degrees or if using frying pan heat on medium heat. If using non-stick surface lightly spray with cooking spray. Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup spoon batter onto heated surface. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until bubbles form on the top of the pancakes. Flip and cook for antother 2-3 minutes.

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