September 01, 2014

Easy Guacamole Recipe

Healthy Chunky Guacamole Recipe  | Becky Cooks Lightly #healthy
Looking for the best healthy guacamole recipe {gluten-free and easy!} made with fresh clean ingredients? Look no further! This recipe is terrific with Happy Herbivore's Baked Oil-Free Corn Chips or The Kitchn's Healthier Baked Tortilla Chips

For a little extra DIY guacamole motivation, you may want to read why avocados are a beneficial addition to your diet at the World's Healthiest Foods. Health Magazine has them listed at one of the best superfoods for weight loss. Their advice is eat no more than a quarter or a half of an avocado to melt belly fat. See also, Prevention's article Flat Belly Diet Foods That Reduce Belly Fat~Avocados. Super motivation, don't you think?

Note: Helpful links ~ 
Food Network  How to Pit an Avocado

Serves 4
Calories: 186  ♥ Fat: 12g ♥ Carbs: 16g ♥  Protein: 2g ♥ Sodium: 13mg ♥ Cholesterol: 0mg 

Healthy Vegetarian Guacamole Recipe

Ingredients
  • 2 medium ripe (but not overripe) avocados
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomato
  • ½ medium red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation
  1. Peel and pit the avocados, place them in a serving bowl, and mash coarsely, leaving the texture chunky.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Cover until serving time.
  4. Eat with abandon self-control.
August 30, 2014

100 Gluten Free Vegetarian Recipes

Gluten Free Vegetarian Recipes | Becky Cooks Lightly

My Labor Day weekend gift to you, gluten free vegetarian recipes!

I've collected 100 of my favorite recipes to share with you today...and 14 terrific resources for those just starting out on a gluten free vegetarian diet! You'll find a few vegan recipes along with vegetarian; for those of you still a bit confused about the difference, see this article: Vegan vs. Vegetarian.

August 26, 2014

30 Easy To Make Desserts

Easy To Make Desserts | Becky Cooks Lightly


Sweet heaven, easy desserts!
I've collected my favorite easy dessert recipes to share with you today...so prepare yourself for sweet inspiration!

  1. 2 & 3 Ingredient Ice Cream, Becky Cooks Lightly
  2. 4 Minute, 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups, One Ingredient Chef
  3. Ambrosia With Peaches, Berries, Cherries, Peaceful Dumplings
  4. Apple Shakers, Becky Cooks Lightly
  5. Baked Apples! Apple + Diet Dr Pepper, Becky Cooks Lightly
  6. Blackberry Macaroon Tart, Whole Living
  7. Blueberry Pie, Phoebe's Pure Food
  8. Caribbean Popsicle, Scrumptiously Skinny
  9. Chocolate-Covered Watermelon Bites, Just A Taste
  10. Coconut Jaggery Ladoo, Indian Kitchen
  11. Coconut Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding With Strawberries, Homistro
  12. Cranberry Herbal Tea Granita, Becky Cooks Lightly
  13. Easy Lemon Bars, Skinny Mom
  14. Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Tasty Kitchen
  15. Gift in a Mug: Rice Pudding, Becky Cooks Lightly
  16. Gummy Bears, Elana's Pantry
  17. Healthy Cheesecake Ice Cream , Desserts With Benefits
  18. Healthy No Bake Cookies, Eating Bird Food
  19. Healthy Orange Granitas, Cooking With Ruthie
  20. Marsala Poached Pears, Becky Cooks Lightly
  21. Nectarine Crumble, Sprinkle With Sage
  22. No Bake Cherry Pecan Chia Energy Bites, The Suburban Soapbox
  23. No-Bake Mini Fruit Pies, Bake With Christina
  24. Nutella Cookie Dough Balls, Chocolate Covered Katie
  25. Raspberry Lemonade {No-Bake} Cheesecake, Delicious By Dre
  26. Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies, Sally's Baking Addiction
  27. Skinny No-Bake Cookies, Skinny Taste
  28. Slow Cooker Apple Cake, Becky Cooks Lightly
  29. Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies, There Is No Secret Ingredient
  30. Vegan Watermelon Pizza Dessert, The Cookie Writer
August 23, 2014

50 Healthy Recipes For Brownies

Healthy Recipes For Brownies | Becky Cooks Lightly

Brownies, my favorite thing!
I've collected fifty of my favorite healthy brownie recipes to share with you this weekend...so get out your pans and get bakin'!

  1. 100-Calorie Peanut Butter Swirl Buckwheat Brownies, Fit Foodie Finds
  2. Applesauce Brownies, Something Swanky
  3. Amazing Flour-less Brownies, Skinny Taste
  4. Avocado Chipotle Brownies, Clean Eating Goddess
  5. Betty Crocker's Cocoa Brownies, Becky Cooks Lightly
  6. Black Bean and Oatmeal Brownies, The Colorful Kitchen
  7. Black Bean Brownies, Chocolate Covered Katie
  8. Black Bean Brownies with Peanut Butter Swirl, Damy Health
  9. Breakfast Brownies, My Utensil Crock
  10. Chewy Fudgy Homemade Brownies (Paleo, Gluten-Free), Living Healthy With Chocolate
  11. Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies, The Smart Cookie
  12. Chocolate Walnut Brownies, Decadently Dieting
  13. Dark Chocolate Flourless Fudge Brownies (Gluten Free, Dairy Free), My Purple Spoon
  14. Flourless Chocolate Chip Brownies, Primavera Kitchen
  15. French Silk Brownies (Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free), Natural Sweet Recipes
  16. Fudge Walnut Brownies ~Vegan, Gluten Free~, Begin Within Nutrition
  17. Fudgy Brownies ~ Cook Yourself Thin Faster, Becky Cooks Lightly
  18. Fudgy Cocoa Avocado Brownies (Butter, Egg & Flour-Free), Collecting Memories
  19. Fudgy Guilt-Free Brownies, Oatmeal With A Fork
  20. Guilt-Free Cream Cheese Brownies, Becky Cooks Lightly
  21. Gwyneth's Fudgy Chocolate Brownies, Bake Bellissima
  22. Healthier Lunch Lady Brownies, Hungry Healthy Girl
  23. Healthy Caramel Cheesecake Brownies, Green Road To Bliss
  24. Healthy Cookie Dough Brownies, Desserts With Benefits
  25. (Healthy) Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies, The Girl With The Spatula
  26. Healthy Secret-Ingredient Brownies, Hungry Hannah
  27. Healthy Whole Wheat Avocado & Pomegranate Brownies, Small Girl Big Plate
  28. Low Fat Black Bean Brownies, The Smart Cookie
  29. Paleo Double-Chocolate Flourless Brownies, Cook Like A Cavewoman
  30. Paleo Salted Caramel Brownies, The Healthy Foodie
  31. Peanut Butter Banana Brownies [Gluten Free + Vegan], Eat Real Healthy Food
  32. Peanut Butter Brownies, Veggie Balance
  33. Peanut Butter Swirl Black Bean Brownies, iFOODreal
  34. Peanut Butter Blast Brownies, Begin Within Nutrition
  35. Perfect Avocado Brownies with Cinnamon and Blueberries (Vegan), Sugar & Cinnamon
  36. Raw Iced Chocolate Cherry Brownies, 40 Aprons
  37. Secretly Skinny Fudgy Sweet Potato Brownies, Southern In-Law
  38. Skinny Brownies, Handle The Heat
  39. Skinny Cheesecake Brownie Bites, Mangia
  40. Skinny Chocolate Brownies,Trial And Eater
  41. Skinny Dr. Pepper Fudge Brownies, Skinny Mom
  42. {Skinny} Double-Fudge Brownies (No Beans!), Chelsea's Messy Apron
  43. Skinny Fudge Brownies, Skinny Mom
  44. Two Bite Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies (Vegan & Raw), Veggies By Candlelight
  45. Quinoa Brownies, My Whole Food Life
  46. Raw Chocolate Brownies, Nyoutritious 
  47. Ultimate Cacao Brownie, To Her Core
  48. Ultimate Healthier Brownies,Worth Cooking
  49. Vegan Zucchini Brownies, The Live-In Kitchen
  50. Zucchini Wheat Brownies, B. Britnell
August 22, 2014

25 Healthy Crock Pot Chicken Recipes

Healthy Crock Pot Chicken Recipes | Becky Cooks Lightly

It's Finally Friday!
I've collected some of my favorite healthy crock pot chicken recipes to share with you today...Have a rockin' Friday!

  1. Asian Chicken Stew in a Crockpot, Jeanette's Healthy Living
  2. Clean Eating Crockpot Chicken Tacos, Dashing Dish
  3. Crock Pot BBQ Chicken Breasts, Becky Cooks Lightly
  4. Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore, American Diabetes Association
  5. Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup, Sugar Free Mom
  6. Crock Pot Chicken Philly Cheese Steak, Laa Loosh (WW)
  7. Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Domestic Superhero
  8. Crock Pot Paleo Chicken Soup, My Natural Family
  9. Crock Pot Roast Chicken, Iowa Girl Eats
  10. Easier Healthier Crock Pot Chicken Mole, The Iron You
  11. Easy Crock Pot Chicken and Black Bean Taco Salad, Skinny Taste
  12. Healthy Crock Pot Butter Chicken, iFOODreal
  13. Healthy Slow Cooked Tikka Masala, The Wanderlust Kitchen
  14. Pomegranate Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Worth Cooking
  15. Shredded Chicken & Artichoke Sliders, Mantitlement
  16. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs, Damn Delicious
  17. Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, Two Peas & Their Pod
  18. Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore, Weight Watchers (WW)
  19. Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan, Emily Bites
  20. Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup, Foxes Love Lemons
  21. Slow Cooker Santa Fe Chicken Tacos, Creme de le Crumb
  22. Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken, Inspiration Kitchen
  23. Slow Cooker White Chili With Chicken, The Gunny Sack
  24. Sticky Crock Pot Chicken W/ Colored Quinoa, The Nilsen Pantry
  25. Sticky Slow Cooker Honey Pecan Chicken, Slim Pickin's Kitchen