Cooking Class: Appitizers and Party Foods

Cooking Class October 1, 2017

Today’s menu was Appitizer Foods for football season!  How can we make better choices when we go to parties and still stay on our meal plans?  By learning healthy options and trying different combinations and adding Veggies!!!  We get increased benefits all around! Better digestion, lower calories, feeling better with more energy.  

Gluten Free Homemade Pizza
Brown Rice Tortilla, Organic Veggie Marinna, Vegan Cheese.  Bake at 425 in convection oven about 8 mins

Amiee’s Gluten Free pizza cooked in Convection Oven

Rutabaga Chips
Coconut oil, Sea Salt, baked at 400-450 in convection Oven, about 10 minutes.

New veggies to Try:
Jicima
Rutabaga
Purple Carrots
Rainbow Radishes

New Chips to try:
Sea Salt Farmhouse
BlackCorn

Sweet Carrot Dip
Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free
Happily serves 2

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Large carrot
1/4-1/2 cup yellow sweet onion
2 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp ginger powder or 1 piece fresh ginger
1 TBSP Honey (optional: 1 TBSP Erythritol) or Stevia
2 TBSP Coconut Cream
Handful of Cilantro
Himalayan Sea Salt and Pepper to taste.

Blend all together in a food processor until smooth.
You can garnish with Cilantro or switch up recipe by adding basil instead.

Carrot Hummus
Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Happily serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 Carrots
2 Cups Butter bean or chickpeas
1/4-1/2 cup yellow sweet onion
2 garlic cloves
2 TBSP Avocado Oil
Handful of Cilantro
1/2 TBSP Himalayan Sea Salt
Pepper to taste.

Blend all together in a food processor until smooth.
Switch up recipe by adding sweet Purple basil instead of Cilantro.

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Keto Green Matcha Mint Shake! Yummy!!!

Green Matcha Mint Keto Shake

Happily serves 1

Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 

1 cup unsweetened Coconut milk
1 cup unsweetened Hemp milk
2 TBSP Coconut cream
1/2 tsp teaspoon mint extract or fresh mint
1 Cup of micro Greens
1 tsp Matcha Green tea powder
A handful of ice
Optional: Stevia to sweeten

Combine all ingredients in the blender until desired consistency. Enjoy!

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Need to stimulate you liver? Want to turn up the heat and calm your adrenals? Try this Spicy Beet Shake…sounds weird, you’ll be surprised!

Spicy Beet Shake

Vegan, Gluten free
Happily serves 1

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

8oz Coconut water or Coconut milk
2 tbsp lemon juice
Bunch of cilantro
1 beet

Dash turmeric
1/4 tsp Cinnamon

1 cup of microgreens
Stevia to taste

Blend all together in the vitamix.  Add ice if desired.

If you need more of a keto shake, you can add a small avocado.

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*Supports liver detox and thyroid health.

Thyroid Stimulating Smoothie with Micro Greens!

Thyroid stimulating Micro Green Smoothie

Who couldn’t use a boost in Energy?  When trying to stimulate the Thyroid, you must nourish your liver and adrenals.  Below is a great combination to start your day, full of nutrients, good fats and fiber.  Great detox for your liver and calming to the adrenals.  Your mind will start to clear, your energy pick up, and you will start making better decisions as the brain fog disappears.

Vegan, Gluten free
Happily serves 1-2

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 

1 cup mixed micro greens
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 avocado
1 stick celery
1 beet or 1 carrot (if you won’t try a beet)
1 cucumber
1 bunch of micro green basil leaves
1 tsp maca powder
1 Cup Coconut milk

1-2 oz Aloe Vera juice
Sea salt to taste
Optional: Stevia to taste

Combine all ingredients in a vitamix/blender and blend until smooth. If you want a thinner consistency add ice and extra lemon juice.

You can get full fast especially if you are not used to eating fiber.  Try to sip and enjoy, remembering that it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to catch up to your stomach that you are satisfied not FULL.

I was able to drink half then when I was hungry again, my morning snack was the rest of it.  I was surprised that it kept well for a couple hours.

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You have to eat 60% more “big” veggies to equal these mighty micro sprouts!  I know its a switch for most to eat a plant based diet, so this is a perfect way to introduce a salad a day into your meal plan.  Plus the flavors are bold and so flavorful, you just might develop a taste for what food is really meant to taste like! 😋