Artichoke Green Chili Hummus

Artichoke Green Chili Hummus
Vegan, Paleo, GF
Happily serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 Cups Butter Beans
1/2-1 Cup Artichoke (with about 1/4 cup juice)
1-2 TBSP Hemp Seed oil
1/2 Cup Hatch Green chili
1 TBSP Sea Salt
1 TBSP Garlic, Fresh or dried
1 TBSP Onion Flakes
1 TBSP Coconut Aminos
1 TBSP Lime juice
Optional: Red Pepper Flakes, mixed in or sprinkled on top

MIx all Ingredients in food processor until smooth.
1/2 cup serving size served with Veggies.

Chipotle Sauce/Dressing

Chipotle Sauce/Dressing
GF, Refined Sugar Free, Vegan
Happily serves 2

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 TBSP Tahini (can sub Sunflower butter)
1 TBSP Hemp Seed oil
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
1 TBSP Coconut Aminos
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp Chipotle powder
½ tsp Cayenne
¼ tsp Sea salt

Mix all ingredients together. Can be used as a salad dressing or over stir fry and quinoa.  Great Sauce for lettuce wraps!
OR:
Optional: ADD 1TBSP Nutritional Yeast if you want to toss it on Collard Greens and bake.

Indian Inspired Baked Kale

Indian Inspired Baked Kale
Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Happily serves 2

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 TBSP Tahini or Almond butter
1 TBSP Coconut oil, melted
Zest of 1 Orange or Lime
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp garma masala
¼ tsp Cardamom
Optional: 1 TBSP Nutritional yeast

Optional: 1 TBSP Coconut Aminos to thin if you aren’t baking kale and just want a salad dressing.

Preheat oven at 275 degrees.
Prepare baking stone with parchment paper.
Mix all the ingredients together until smooth.
In a large bowl, pour the dressing over the chopped kale.
Mix the dressing into the kale thoroughly, spread evenly on baking stone.
Make sure the leaves aren’t overlapping, this prevents sogginess.
Bake for 15 minutes and rotate pan.
Bake for another 15 minutes, check for crispness.
If the chips aren’t crisp yet, rotate again and bake for 5-10 minutes more.
Allow the chips to cool for about 5 minutes before serving.

Honey Ginger Dressing

Honey Ginger Dressing
GF, Paleo
Happily serves 2

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Tbsp Avocado Oil
Zest of 1 lime
2 Tbsp coriander
1 tsp minced fresh ginger
2 Tbsp Raw honey
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 Tbsp Coconut Aminos

Mix all ingredients.
Shake before serving.

ReCap: Cutting Board Education Night

If you missed the Local education night here is a few things we discussed:

Muscle building with Plant Protein
*How do you support a body on a plant based diet without eating meat?

Earth is the ultimate prism. Every green plant captures a different wavelength of light and energy from the sun. A collection of juices from sea plants, field grasses and garden vegetables will alkalize your body, build up your blood, and cleanse your cells.

What is a Carbohydrate? Fruit, vegetable, starch, grain, pasta
What is a Protein? Animal meat, dairy
What is a Fat? Nut, seed or oil

How Much do we need daily? Age/Gender/Health History
Carbs: Weight loss must be under 50g a day, aim for no more than 30g of carbs at a meal and 8g of sugars within those carbs. Think higher fiber foods.
Protein: 1g per 1kg body weight (think about half your body weight)
Fat: 25-30% daily calories can come from the pure sources of healthy fats.

***Ratios are different for everyone and Should be evaluated by a Certified Health Professional or Holistic Professional based on your health history.***

What are Amino Acids? What do they do?
Assists with the stabilization or recovery of muscle strength, endurance, and volume
Helps keep body tissues firm
Helps minimize body fat
May support a weight loss regimen
Aid in normalizing protein synthesis

If the essential amino acids are not present in the daily diet the body will break down existing proteins in order to supply the body with the missing amino acids.

Essential Amino Acids:
Cannot be produced in our body and thus must be consumed in our diets. The essential amino acids humans cannot synthesize are:
Phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, methionine, leucine, isoleucine, lysine, and histidine. (Arginine is mostly required in young children and not as important as adults)

Non-Essential Amino Acids: These can be synthesized by the body.
Proteins drive ALL functions of the various organs of the human body.
Alanine (from pyruvic acid)
Arginine (from glutamic acid)
Asparagine (from aspartic acid)
Aspartic Acid (from oxaloacetic acid)
Cysteine
Glutamic Acid (from oxoglutaric acid)
Glutamine (from glutamic acid)
Glycine (from serine and threonine)
Proline (from glutamic acid)
Serine (from glucose)
Tyrosine (from phenylalanine)

If you fail to obtain even just one out of the essential amino acids, your body’s proteins so not complete and the body is forced to steal from bones and elsewhere to create metabolic processes in your body. Also, unlike fats and carbohydrates, your body does not store excess supplies of amino acids for later use – you need a regular supply of them everyday.

Foods with amino acids include animal and vegetable sources. Most of the animal sources such as meat, eggs and milk are considered to be “complete protein sources” meaning that these contain all the essential amino acids that your body needs.
Vegetables are also good amino acid food sources but most of them do not usually contain all essential aminos.

Amino Acid Deficiency and Supplementation
Many people who are sick, fatigued, or trying weight loss programs, vegetarians or Vegans consume insufficient amounts of protein. Thus, supplementation of amino acids has been increasingly necessary. B6 and B12 are the most common of deficiencies when not consuming animal protein.

Non Meat Forms of Amino Acids: Think SEA LIFE!
*How can I combat muscle fatigue or just plain being tired all the time?
More GREEN foods create energy in the body! How do plants grow? They need sun, water, rest, minerals and vitamins, and time.

Antioxidant Rich foods: EAT FROM THE RAINBOW!
RED: Lycopene
YELLOW/ORANGE: Beta Carotene & Beta Crytoxanthin
BLUE/PURPLE: Anthocyanins
GREEN: Chlorophyll

GREEN FOOD BASICS:
*Green foods have a high content of chlorophyll due to porphyrin rings.
* Chlorophyll and heme units of red blood cells are virtually identical except the center molecule
* Chlorophyll-magnesium
* Heme-Iron
* Heme units are the building blocks for red blood cells
* Therefore, all green foods help the body to create new blood.

*How do we use food as medicine so we can fuel the body, heal and repair?
Basic Weight management Strategies and Lifestyle Strategies
1-Adequate ATP
2-Nutrient Density-Organic Foods. **A MUST!!!**
3-Balance-60-80% Alkalizing (pH Balance)
4-Moderation-Limited Refined Sugar
5-Calorie Control=Calorie Restriction
6-Variety= Seasonal Eating VS Emotional Eating
Refer to www.healthywithjodi.com for my Sweet 16 Eating Healthy Guidelines and how to achieve balance.

Definitions and menu DeCoding:
Vegan: A strict vegetarian who consumes no products from an animal, such as meat eggs or dairy products or stains from using animal products such as the leather.
Vegetarian: does not eat or believe in eating meat, fish, Fowl or any food drive from animals such as eggs or cheese. Uses fruits, vegetables, and grains for food sources.
Paleo: consume vegetables, fruits, nuts, lean meats, no grains, no processed foods.
Pescatarians: do not eat any land animals or birds such as beef pork chicken or turkey. Will eat fish and other seafood such as shrimp and clams. They do eat fruits, vegetables, beans, greens and nuts.
Lacto vegetarian: includes vegetables and dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, ghee, cream, Keefer but excludes eggs.

Food Catagories: Do you now what you are eating and how to combine them? (Just a few listed below)

Whole Grain, Gluten
Tamari, Coconut Aminos, Soy Sauce
Flax Seed, Chia Seed, hemp hearts, Tahini
Hummus, lentils, Tofu, beans
Nut Meat, Nut Milk, Quinoa
Micro greens, Sprouts

Spices: parts of the plant other than the leafy bit such as the root, stem, Bulb, bark or seeds ex: cinnamon, cloves, ginger and pepper.
Herbs: come from the leafy and green part of the plant. Ex: Basil, oregano, rosemary, Parsley, mint.
Spices and herbs add MAJOR nutrients to your meals, you can achieve therapeutic ranges when you use ORGANIC spices/herbs daily. Www.superfoodly.com

*What do I pair together to equal complete protein meal?
A nut or seed plus a legume equals a complete Protein.

BASIC PROTEIN NUTRITION INFO:**Even though you are worried about getting enough protein, you need to watch the Carbohydrate content of your meal. **
1/2 cup beans: average 7g protein Black, 7g protein garbanzo (20g carbs) 120 cal
1 small sweet potato: Not a nightshade 2g protein (22g carbs) 95 cal
1/2 cup yam: 2g protein (22g carb) ROOT Vegetable 95 cal
1/2 cup lentils (Legumes): average 9g protein (20g carb) 7g fiber
1/4cup Quinoa equals a cup cooked: 6g protein (29g carbs) 160 cal.
HAS ALL 9 ESSENTIAL AA
1 TBSP or 1/8cup nuts: walnuts: 2g protein (1g carb) 90cal
1 TBSP seeds: flax seeds: 3g protein (7g carb) 60 cal
1/2 cup brown rice: 5g protein (23g carbs) 150 cal
1/2 cup Black Rice: 10 LESS carbs than brown rice
4oz Tofu: 9g protein (3g carbs) 90cal
1/2 cup Soy beans: 14g (9g carbs) 150 cal
1 cup Avocado: balanced Meal!!! 3g protein (11g carbs) 7g fiber 22g fat 250 cal

Garlic Tahini Dressing

Garlic Tahini Sauce
Vegan, Gluten Free
Happily Serves 2

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1/4 Cup hummus or tahini
2-4 TBSP lime or lemon juice
2 TBSP Coconut Aminos
3/4 – 1 tsp dried dill (or about 2-3 tsp fresh)
3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 1/2 Tbsp)
Water or unsweetened nut milk to thin
Sea salt to taste
Optional: Red Pepper Flakes

Whisk together. May have to use water to thin out if dressing sits in fridge for more than a few hours.

Sunflower/Tahini Sauce

Sunflower Seed or Tahini Dressing/Sauce
Vegan, GF
Happy serves 4

All Organic Ingredients

1/4 cup (4TBSP) sunflower seed butter or Tahini
2 Tbsp Coconut Aminos
1 tsp maple syrup extract
1-2 TBSP Lime juice
1/2 tsp chili garlic sauce, 1 thai red chili minced, or 1/4 tsp red pepper flake
Hot water to thin
Prepare dipping sauce by adding sunflower seed butter, coconut aminos, maple extract, lime juice, and chili garlic sauce to a small mixing bowl and whisking to combine. Add enough warm water to thin into a thick but pourable dressing.
Adjust portions based on personal preferences for spice, sweetness or acidity.

Amino Turkey Veggie Stir Fry Recipe

turkey stir fry

Amino Turkey Veggie Stir Fry

Happily serves 4

Gluten Free

All Organic ingredients:

2 tsp avocado oil

1 lb ground turkey (can sub Bison)

1 cup broccoli 

1 cup red and or green cabbage

1 medium yellow onion

3 cloves garlic

1 tsp ground ginger or ginger powder

¼ cup coconut aminos

Salt and black pepper to taste

2-3 green onion stalks, finely chopped

Optional: ¼ tsp red pepper flakes 

Brown the meat in cast iron pan.  Cover and remove from heat while preparing the veggie mix.

On medium to high heat saute chopped yellow onion (not the green onions) and avocado oil for 3 mins.

In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, ginger and aminos and add to pan, and then immediately add veggies.

Cook for a 3-5 minutes, stirring often

Add chopped green onions and meat, combine well.

Salt and black pepper to taste

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Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

cabbage salad

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

GF, Vegan, Paleo

Happily Serves 6-8

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Spaghetti squash
1/4 cup Coconut Aminos
3 Garlic cloves, minced
1 TBSP Coconut sugar
2 tsp freshly grated ginger
1/4 tsp white or black pepper
2 TBSP Avocado oil
1 Diced yellow onion
3 Celery stalks
2 Cups cole slaw mix (shredded cabbage, broccoli, and or carrots)

Cut spaghetti squash in half length wise and carefully scoop out seeds. Lay skin side up in a glass dish, place 1/2 inch of water in the bottom of the pan.
Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes, until flesh is very tender. Shred flesh with a fork so it breaks apart into strings, set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together Coconut aminos, garlic, coconut sugar, ginger, and pepper.
Heat avocado oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
Add onion, celery, stirring often, steam for no more than 3 mins.
Stir in cabbage until heated.  This should take no more than 7 mins total.
Stir in spaghetti squash and “soy” sauce mixture until well combined.