Healthy Holiday App’s

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I had a blast cooking with my favorite chiropractor and especially enjoyed sharing some of my favorite healthy holiday go-to’s with some of his clients!  Special thanks to those who were so willing to volunteer to help me took and taste test!

Mediterranean Cups

  • Hummus- I like plain
  • 1 cucumber finely chopped
  • 3 plum tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, chopped (save yourself the aggravation and buy them pitted)
  • 1/2 cup of feta cheese (optional)
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • Place the hummus on the bottom an individual cup or a casserole dish
  • Place the remaining ingredients in layers above the hummus
  • Top lastly with the parsley
  • Served with fresh veggies or pita chips

Sweet Potatoes with Herbed Ricotta

  • 3 large sweet potatoes, sliced into thin discs
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  •  2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. dried basil

For Topping:

  • 2 cups of part skim ricotta cheese
  • 1tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp dried, chopped rosemary
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning

Garnish:

  • honey to garnish
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • Toss the sweet potatoes with olive oil, cinnamon, basil, oregano, and cloves
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, flip and bake another 20 minutes
  • Let cool
  • While cooking combine the ricotta with the rosemary, cinnamon, and Italian seasoning
  • Once cool, top each round with the ricotta, cranberries, and walnuts
  • Drizzle with honey and guilt free indulge!

Easy Peasy Caprese “Salsa”

  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced garlic
  • Combine ingredients, let sit in the fridge for at least an hour if possible!
  • Place over chicken, fish, grilled avocado, or toasted baguettes

Chocolate Avocado Mousse  

  • 1 avocado…the riper the better!
  • 3 Tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp of honey
  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until a thick chocolate heaven forms!

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