Recipes

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Quite possibly my FAVORITE Avocado recipe.  So good that I swear you will NEVER know it is made from an Avocado!!!

1 Ripe Avocado

¼ Cup Unsweetened Coco

¼ Cup Agave

¼ Almond Milk

1 Teaspoon Vanilla

**Remove avocado from skin and place into food processor.  Blend until smooth.  Add Coco powder and blend until well combined.  Next, add Agave (or Natural Honey) and blend.  Pour Almond Milk and Vinalla to the mixture and blend well.  Stir mixutre and blend once more to ensure all ingredients are properly combined.

Place pudding into container and move to fridge for at least one hour to chill -> ENJOY!!!

Serving size is about 3-4 depending on the size of your Avocado.

Follow this link to see a video on this recipe!!      https://youtu.be/N4fNDR5R2YU


Creamy Avocado Mac-n-Cheese

Who doesn’t LOVE Mac-n-Cheese?!  And what I love most about this recipe… It’s KID APPROVED!  A total win for moms everywhere

1 Cup Whole Wheat Elbow Pasta

1 Clove Minced Garlic

1 Ripe Avocado

1 Tbsp Lime Juice

1/3 Cup Chopped Cilantro

1 Tbsp Butter

1 Tbsp Flour (I use Whole Wheat)

1/2 Cup Almond Milk

1 Cup Shredded Cheese (Chedder or Pepper Jack is best!)

**Cook pasta according to directions and set aside.

Combine Minced Garlic, Avocado, Lime Juice and Cilantro in food processor until smooth and creamy – Set aside.

Melt Butter on stove and whisk in Flour until smooth.  Add Milk and stir until the mixutre begins to thicken some.  Add Cheese and stir until well melthed and creamy.

Pour Avocado sauce over cooked pasta and stil until well coated.  Add Cheese Sauce and stir until well blended -> ENJOY!!!

Store leftovers in air tight container in the fridge.  Sauce may brown a little the next day, but still completely delicious and good to eat!

Follow the link for a video on this recipe!!!   https://youtu.be/z6etbIqbbtM


Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Okay, come on… Who doesn’t LOVE chocolate?!  So what better way to indulge your sweet tooth than doing it in a more healthy way??  These truffle bites are PERFECT for calming those cravings and a great way to sneak those Avocados into your nutrition!

1 Ripe Avocado

1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Sprinkles

**Blend Avocado in food processor until smooth.  Melt chips in microwave, stirring occasionally.  Combine Avocado and Chocolate well.  Place mixture in container and cover with plastic wrap.  Chill in Freezer for a couple of hours.  Remove and roll into bite sized balls, roll in Sprinkles -> ENJOY!!!

I LOVE these!  Sooooo simple and a GREAT bite sized snack!  Keep Truffles in freezer, they tend to soften in the fridge.  Something else I have come to love about this recipe is using it as a Spread on toast or Rice Cakes!  It is like a heatlhy Nutella!!!  To use as a spread simply keep mixture in fridge.


Cauliflower ‘Fried Rice’

Okay, I have to admit that Chinese food is (well, was) one of my favorite take outs.  There is just something about the taste of it that is addictive, am I right?  So once the healthy nutrition took over, my days of Fried Rice and Chicken were over.  Or were they???  After some surfing around I discovered this A M A Z I N G dish that is created from Cauliflower.  No lie, after my first attempt I was addicted.  This is a frequent dish in my home and never lasts long.  Believe me, this recipe will not let you down.

1 head steamed Cauliflower
1 Cup Mixed Veggies
3 Eggs (or egg whites)
1 diced chicken breast
1/2 tsp Sesame Oil
1.5 tbsp low sodium Soy Sauce

To steam Cauliflower, place in microwave safe bowl (easier if cut down to florets). Put in enough water to cover bottom of bowl and cover w plastic wrap with small vent. Microwave for about 5 min and drain.

Rice cauliflower by putting in food processor and pulsing only 3-4 times. Should look like rice. Over pulsing will lead to a mashed potato consistency.

Sauté veggies and chicken over medium heat in sesame oil for about 5 min.

Whisk tgh egg whites and soy sauce then add to veggies/chicken. Scramble.

Lastly, add your rices cauliflower to the mixture. Combine well and cook additional 5 minutes covered; stirring occasionally.  –>  ENJOY!

Follow this link for a complete video on this recipe!  https://youtu.be/zkoHWpJePko


Loaded Mashed ‘Potatoes’

Come on.  I know that you love potatoes, escpically ones that are loaded with cheese and bacon.  Am I right?!  Don’t fool yourself, you know you love it!  I’m here to tell you that you no longer have to feel guilty about stuffing your face with these creamy dinner sidekicks.  This is actually a new recipe to my healthy eating arsenal and quickly climbed it’s way to the top of my favorites list.  Let me just tell you that this is a dish you MUST make.  Like today.  No, seriously.  When you finish reading this go and buy the ingredients and make it tonight, you won’t be sorry!  This dish was SIMPLE to whip up and tasts exactly like the real deal.  Yet another tastebud satisfying meal that you will never know is made from cauliflower.  Sorry, potatoes, you lose this one….

1 Head Cauliflower
2 tbsp Parm Cheese
2 tbsp Plain Greek Yogurt
1/4 Cup grated Cheese
Crumbled Turkey Bacon

Steam cauliflower, allow to cool some and place in food processor along with the Parm Cheese, Greek Yogurt and a pinch of Salt/Pepper, Garlic Powder and Parsley. Pulse until well blended and whipped to the consistency of mashed potatoes.

Place in greased casserole dish (I prefer Coconut Oil) and top with Crumbled Bacon and cheese.

Bake at 350* for 15 minutes. If you want to crisp your cheese a bit, broil for a couple minutes after baked. –> ENJOY!!!


Yup, I did it again.  Follow this link for a video on this recipe (and my first reaction!)   https://youtu.be/r3NhmjwkIqY


Cauliflower ‘Tater Tots’

Ah, the Tater Tot.  A simple, crispy potatoe that we all enjoyed as kids.  We never get too old to eat Tater Tots, but as we learn about Healthy Nutrition we may begin to second guess our food choices for our families.  My remedy?  You guessed it!  Tater Tots created from Cauliflower!  YES!  A total crowd pleaser!  My Avocado Turkey Burgers with a side of Cauliflower Tots is sure to make anyone happy.  So, let’s get cooking!

-1 Steam Bag Cauliflower

-2 Eggs

-3 Tsp Parsley 

-1 Tsp Italian Seasoning

-1 Clove Garlic, Minced

-1/2 Cup Panko

-1/2 Cup Shredded Chedder

-Salt/Pepper to Taste

*Steam Cauliflower, drain and allow to cool.  Place in food processor and Rice (blend to a rice like consistency).  Press in tea towel or Sturdy Paper Towel to remove access water from Cauliflower.  Combine Eggs, Parsley, Italian Seasoning, Garlic, Panko, Cheese and Salt/Pepper.  Spoon 1 Tbsp at a time into hands and roll into Oval shape.  Place on lightly greased baking pan and Bake at 400* for 16-20 minutes, turning half way through cooking.  Cook until golden brown. –> ENJOY!

 


Cauliflower Pizza

Pizza, that greasy, cheezy, fat filled food we all crave.  What is it about pizza that makes us go crazy??  Just everything about pizza is amazing – The crunch of the crust, the gooey-ness of the cheese, the ability to create the perfect combination of toppings… It is the home run of foods, and one of the foods I often find myself craving while carefully watching my nutrition.  That is when this recipe came into my life!

1 head Cauliflower

1 egg 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese

1 tsp Oregano

2 tsp Parsley

(may also add dry flavoring such as Powder Ranch or Italian)

Process Cauliflower to Rice Like texture and place in a medium bowl. Combine with egg, oregano, parsley (and other spices that you desire). Press evenly onto a greased (Coconut Oil) baking sheet. Be careful to not spread too thin or it will fall apart; if it’s too thick, it may become doughy in the middle. Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes. You may turn over once if desired.

Remove crust and dress with favorite toppings! A couple of my favorites are low calorie ranch dressing, veggies and mixed cheeses. And my absolute favorite is BBQ sauce, diced chicken breast, crumbled turkey bacon and cheese. O M G <– YUM!!!

Place back into oven until cheese is melted. Allow to cool, cut and ENJOY!!!!


This will become a favorite in your home!!! Word of caution: I’ve made this dish several times and I often find that the crust stays together better if I press the cauliflower once I rice it (placing in cheese cloth or thin dish towel and pressing out water). This removes all the excess water making it easier for the ingredients to bind together for a “holdable” crust.


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