At my most recent holiday gathering, I had some delicious new healthy spreads I wanted to share with you all. I put out some seite chips (which are made of cassava) and pickled veggies that were both a hit. But my favorite- and one that received a lot of compliments- was definitely the stuffed mushrooms.
Here's the secret: I used mini portobello mushrooms. In a non-stick pan I sautéed onions, garlic, the mushroom roots, and 1 yellow zucchini with salt and pepper. I mixed with them with baked sweet potatoes and about 1/4 of a cup of parmesan cheese. I sprayed them with a little avocado oil and cooked them for 12 minutes on 390 degress in my air fryer! It made 24, and they were gone before you could say "Happy Holidays." And healthy... shhh. Try them, and enjoy the holidays guilt free!
This is a game changer for hard boiled eggs. Place eggs on a trivet in your instant pot/ pressure cooker. Add 1 cup of water and cook for 5 min on high. Release for 5 minutes and- voila- perfect eggs! If you soak the cooked eggs into an ice water bath for a few minutes, they will peel easily.
I can’t believe I haven’t made this before!
The incredible chickpea- full of protein and fiber, low in calories, chickpeas are a smart snacking choice. I tried this easy air fryer recipe and discovered that it satisfied my craving for a crunchy, salty treat. Of course, the seasoning possibilities are endless, for example, you could go for cinnamon and sugar if you're after something sweet. Another, not insignificant, plus is that chickpeas are inexpensive. It took under 20 minutes from start to finish, with almost zero effort. So, yeah, I'm sold!
Servings 3 people
Calories 126 calories
My favorite is Chili Lime seasoning
Important to note- it passed the kid test; the two in my kitchen gobbled them up. The one negative comment I have is they were a bit dry. This may be remedied by simply taking them out sooner. I will comment below to let you know how it goes next time. I invite you to do the same.
4 cups of rolled oats
1 cup of unsweetened coconut
1 c. salted chunky peanut butter
3/4 c of honey (if to sweet us maple syrup)
1 c of dried apricots
2 scoops of Naked whey protein powered
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of coconut oil for making ballet
1 bit of water
Combine all ingredients, mix well. Coat hands with coconut and form a heaping tablespoon of mixture and use hands to form into balls. Use a bit of water as well.
Makes 50 balls. Nutritional informations: Each ball is 112 calories, 4.9 grams of fat, 14.4 grams of carbohydrates, and 3.4 grams of protein.
I had originally seen this recipe in a Clean Eating magazine. I could not find it so I had to improvise and do a few batch to get consistency right. I would still add a bit more unflavored protein whey power to fit macros but be careful, don't want to over do it with certain whey powdered, they will start tasting like dry milk! Keep in refrigerator or freezer.
Many of you have asked me about the engery balls like the Mirava chocolate one I posted last year. Here is another variation balls
SALTED CARAMEL COCONUT BLISS BALL
Came across this one from: https://choosingchia.com/salted-caramel-coconut-bliss-balls/
Author: Jessica Hoffman
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 12 balls 1x
NOTES Depending on how fresh your dates are, you may need a few more dates. If your dough isn’t sticky enough, add a couple more dates and pulse until it feels like a sticky dough.
Can’t find Medjool dates? Soak regular dates in hot water for 5 minutes. Drain and use.
Serving Size: 1 ball;
Calories: 129, Sugar: 12g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Carbohydrates: 16g.Fiber: 3g, Protein: 3g
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