Healthy with Jodi

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:
    Purple Carrots
    Rainbow Radishes

    New Chips to try:
    Sea Salt Farmhouse

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


    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


    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.

    Keto Green Matcha Mint Shake!

      Green Matcha Mint Keto Shake

      Happily serves 1

      Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free


      1 cup unsweetened Coconut milk
      1 cup unsweetened Hemp milk (or other nut based milk)
      2 TBSP Coconut cream

      1/2 tsp teaspoon mint extract or fresh mint
      Handful of micro Greens
      1 tsp Matcha Green tea powder plus a scoop of collagen
      A handful of ice
      Optional: Stevia to sweeten

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

      Need to stimulate your liver, turn up the heat and calm your adrenals? Try this Spicy Beet Shake!

        Spicy Beet Shake

        Vegan, Gluten free
        Happily serves 1


        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.

        *Supports liver detox and thyroid health.

        Thyroid Stimulating Smoothie

          Who couldn’t use a boost in Energy?  When you are 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


          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.

          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! 😋