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Kale Tzatziki Dip

17 Jun

Do you love that tzatziki dip that is always served at any Greek restaurant and on those delicious gyros you can order? Well I decided to take that typical dip, and add a little crunch and greens to it! A mix between your typical veggie dip and tzatziki sauce :)

What better way to add some greens, than incorporate some detoxifying kale, and adding that delicious crunchy texture that everyone loves in a dip by adding some refreshing jicama?

Everything in this dip has so many benefits, it should be called a dip of champions! Only kidding. But really, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. And when you can have a whole cup without feeling guilty like most veggie dips, I think you’ll be quite happy!

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Kale Tzatziki Dip
-1.5 cups of Greek Yogurt
-1 cup steamed Kale (about two large leaves), chopped
-1/2 cup cucumber, chopped small
-1/4 cup jicama, diced small
-1/4 cup onion, diced small
-1 tsp apple cider vinegar
-1/2 tsp each: garlic powder, dried onion, pureed garlic, beau monde, dill weed, italian seasonings, sea salt
Directions: After all vegetables are chopped, place in bowl with yogurt and rest of ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Serve with veggies or crackers!

Kale Benefits:
1) Aids in digestion
2) High in antioxidants
3) Anti-Inflammatory
4) Prevents and Combats cancer
5) Cardiovascular Support
6) Detoxifying
7) High in Vitamin K,A, and C

Greek Yogurt Benefits
1) Easy to digest compared to most yogurts
2) Low in carbohydrates
3) 50% less sodium than most regular yogurt
4) Twice as much protein than regular yogurt
5) Thick and Creamy texture, with a very versatile taste

Source: HealthDiaries.com

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Curry Apple Chicken Salad

12 May

HAPPY MORTHER’S DAY to all you amazing mothers out there! And children, this would be a lovely lunch to prepare them:)

Have you ever had curry? If not you are missing out! Curry powder is an Indian spice that makes dishes delicious! Usually when I think of curry, I think of a creamy sauce filled with protein and veggies, that you spoon over rice. That’s the kind of stuff you can order at Thai restaurants or such! But this has that same yummy curry taste, but is a healthy dish!

This is a new take on your normal chicken salad. No mayo in this one. No creamy, fattening ingredients. Just healthy, great tasting food. This is a great thing to make for lunch. Serve it on a sandwich, on top of a salad, just eat with a spoon, or you can carve out the inside of an apple and serve in an apple bowl. Yep, that’s exactly what I did if you look at the picture below! It makes eating fun and keeps it healthy (not to mention, makes a great presentation) :)

This is a recipe my mom has made our family for a couple of years now, and it never gets old. I even bought my own bottle of curry powder to keep up at college so I could make it while gone! Its cheap, as you use canned chicken, high in protein and low in fat, as it uses chicken and Greek yogurt instead of mayo..and of course, it is delicious! Hope you can get some use out of this yummy one!

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Curry Apple Chicken Salad
-1 can white chicken
-1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
-1/2 big apple, diced small
-1/4 cup chopped celery
-1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
-1T curry powder
-to taste: sea salt, season salt, pepper
-optional: hallowed apple to serve it in (use spoon to scoop out insides after cutting off top with knife)
Directions: Combine yogurt,chicken, and seasonings together in bowl. Add in apple, celery, and nuts. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Coconut Cream Cheese

30 Apr

Pumpkin..Coconut..together?? YES.

We all know how much I love pumpkin, but coconut is surely up there too. I’ve made pumpkin cream cheese a lot before, but this time, I made a new spin off of it.

And let me tell you, it is delicious! Eat it on toast or a bagel, as a dip for cookies or fruit, or even just eat with a spoon if you love it as much as I do:)

I may have already mentioned it once or twice before..but did you know pumpkin is a superfood?? So it not only makes everything absolutely delicious, but it so healthy and good for you to be eating! And, by using low fat cream cheese to make this recipe, the whole thing will be low in fat as well! But the pumpkin makes this dish healthy no matter what:)

You all know my random food obsession..what’s yours?!

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You know you can’t resist that…

Pumpkin Coconut Cream Cheese
-1 8oz tub low fat cream cheese (can use fat free, but won’t have nearly the same taste! And I’m a believer that fat-free stuff isn’t too healthy for you:) )
-1/2 can pumpkin
-2 T canned coconut milk (this makes it SO good, but you can sub almond milk in if you don’t want the extra calories. Again, just won’t be as good or have as much coconut flavor)
-3 packets of stevia+1T agave
-1 tsp coconut extract and vanilla extract
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-sprinkle of sea salt
-Optional: unsweetened shredded coconut for a yummy texture!
Directions: Blend altogether in nutribullet, blender, or any kind of processor. Enjoy!