Sunday, November 16, 2014

21 Day Fix Approved Condiments!

I apologize for not posting last week but it was just one of those weeks you feel really drained. Too tell you the truth I completely underestimated the toll a trip down to South Carolina and back within one weekend would take on me. Pretty much the rest of the week I spent trying to catch up and energize myself. Although the trip was well worth it since I got to see a close friend of mine, it is definitely a trip I will only make again if I am staying for more then just a short weekend. 

Finally towards the end of this week I caught up and am finally not feeling so exhausted. This weekend I was also able to get back on track with my workouts and healthy eating. I will admit that going off of the fix for a week and then going back on did make me realize how much I miss certain foods like condiments. With that said it made me think as to why we can't create a balance and come up with some more flavorful toppings for our food. So this weekend I scoured the internet and found some recipes for homemade condiments that were either already fixed approved or close enough that I could alter them for the 21 Day Fix. 

The first recipe I found was from FoodNetwork.com for a Caesar Dressing. The only thing I switched out was mayo for plain greek yogurt:


Caesar Salad Dressing
1 teaspoon

Ingredients
  • 6 gloves of garlic, mashed and minced
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly grated parmesan
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Combine garlic, mustard, vinegar, and two pinches of salt into a blender and mix well. Add in greek yogurt and parmesan and mix well. Add pepper to taste if desired. 

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When I was looking through the Beachbody website and saw a 21 Day Fix approved Ketchup recipe I got really excited - especially after I saw that it counts as 1 green!

Just keep in mind this recipe makes 10 servings (about 2 tbsp each). Original Recipe

Ketchup
1 green (2 tbsp)

Ingredients
1 (15oz) can of organic tomato sauce no salt or sugar added
1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon of coconut sugar (or pure maple sugar)

Directions
  1. Heat all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil while stirring frequently for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  2. Place into container and chill for at least 2 hours. 
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Another recipe I found on the Beachbody site was Ranch, which tends to be a food staple here in Ohio for some. Original Recipe

Ranch Dressing
1/2 blue (Recipe makes 5 servings, about 2 tablespoons each)

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup non-fat plain greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup of low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon of ranch seasoning
Directions
  1. Combine yogurt, buttermilk, and seasoning in a bowl and mix well. Serve & enjoy!
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The final condiment recipe I found that is 21 Day Fixed approved is BBQ sauce. I found this recipe on CleanEatingOnline.com. Original Recipe


BBQ Sauce
1 orange container

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar 
  • 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1 tsp of onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp of sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
Directions
  1. In a medium sauce pan whisk together 1/2 cup of water, tomato paste, vinegar, maple syrup, worcestershire sauce, garlic, onion powder, salt, and pepper flakes. 
  2. Bring sauce to a boil on medium high heat and continue to boil for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in oil. 



2 comments:

  1. 2TBSP of the ketchup equals a whole green container?

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    1. For people still wondering. No 2 servings is one green for 21 day fix. So four tbsp still not much to equal a green if you ask me though.

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