Pineapple Frozen Yogurt | Recipe

I love ice cream but its not healthy enough to eat everyday. I thought it was time to make something that was ice cream like but is much healthier. I decided to make my own frozen yogurt without added sugar and unnecessary additives. This also reminds me of the pineapple ice cream I’ve had at Disney World. Yum!

I recommend serving this after freezing it for an hour or so. If it sits for too long in the freezer it will turn into a block, it’s still good but you will have to defrost for a while before digging in.

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Pineapple Frozen Yogurt

Ingredients:

  • Greek yogurt, plain or vanilla
  • 1 Pound frozen or fresh pineapple
  • Vanilla extract, optional

Supplies:

  • Food processor or blender
  • Ice cream maker, bowl pre-frozen

Method:

  1. In a food processor, combine yogurt, pineapple, and vanilla until smooth.
  2. Place the yogurt mixture into your refrigerator while you set up the ice cream maker. Try to keep the mixture as cold as possible.
  3. Put chilled yogurt into the ice cream maker and run for 20 minutes, or as the instructions on your machine suggest.
  4. Remove frozen yogurt from the machine and store in a container.  It will be too liquidy to serve, unless you are going for soft serve.
  5. Freeze for approximately an hour and enjoy!

Note: If you keep this is in the freezer for a long time it will become a block, so you will have to thaw it before serving the second time around. It’s best served after making.

Enjoy this frozen treat without all of the guilt!

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Peach Cobbler | Recipe

Peach Cobbler | Recipe | Lindsay Ann Loft

Fresh peaches make my summer. Anytime I can enjoy them on their own, in oatmeal, or a dish all their own, I will. This is a simple, healthy recipe you can bake to use overly ripe peaches. Make it as a light dessert or serve at a brunch with yogurt.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Overripe peaches, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 Cup oatmeal
  • 2 Tablespoons raw sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Teaspoons coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 2 Pinches salt

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Layer diced peaches on the bottom of a round baking pan.
  3. Combine all other ingredients in a small bowl until thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Evenly spread mixture over the peaches.
  5. Bake in the oven for 25 – 30 minutes. Bake the cobbler until you can smell it and the top begins to brown.
  6. Serve warm or chilled.

This would be great chilled with yogurt, or make it into a dessert with a scoop of ice cream.  While you can use olive oil instead of the coconut oil, I think the coconut oil brings a fruity flavor to the dish. Mix it up and add some cinnamon or your favorite spices. It would also be great with a handful of raspberries or blueberries.  I hope you enjoy!

Peach Cobbler | Recipe | Lindsay Ann Loft

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Mediterranean Pizza | Recipe

Mediterranean Pizza

I love healthy pizza! We make it whenever we get a chance. Like when I made a roasted vegetable pizza with my girlfriends. This is a healthy variation with feta cheese instead of loads of mozzarella. You may want to call it a flat bread. Pizza or flat bread, I think you’ll love it.

Ingredients:

  • Pizza dough, whole wheat if desired
  • 5 Roma tomatoes, sliced thinly
  • 4 Cups spinach, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup kalamata olives, chopped
  • 3/4 Cup Feta cheese
  • Ground black pepper
  • Oregano
  • Marjoram
  • Olive oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and put your pizza stone in the oven to heat. This is the key to a good pizza, a very hot stone.
  2. While your oven heats place spinach in a bowl with a lid. Microwave for 1 minute.
  3. Move spinach to a towel or paper towel and blot to remove moisture and cool.
  4. When stone is hot, place rolled dough on the stone.
  5. Brush 1 teaspoon olive oil on the dough.
  6. Sprinkle marjoram over on the olive oil.
  7. Evenly spread the tomato slices on the pizza.
  8. Top with spinach, feta cheese, red onion, and olives.
  9. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon olive oil over the pizza.
  10. Sprinkle with oregano and ground pepper.
  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Enjoy! What are some of your favorite pizza toppings?

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Bruschetta | Recipe

Bruschetta Recipe | Lindsay Ann Loft

One of my favorite appetizers to get at a restaurant is bruschetta. Fresh tomatoes and basil are a great combination. This is a simple recipe to make this dish at home.

  • 6 Plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 Cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Allow to sit and flavors to combine
  3. Serve with sliced bread.

Bruschetta Recipe | Lindsay Ann Loft

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Baked Tortilla Chips | Recipe

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Make your own healthy version of tortilla chips in the oven. Bake corn, white, or whole-wheat tortillas for a quick and fresh side to your next dinner.

Ingredients:

  • Tortillas – corn, white, or whole wheat

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a pizza cutter and slice the tortillas into equal pieces. As you would with a pizza.
  3. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes until tortillas begin to brown.
  4. Serve with salsa and guacamole.
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