SuperBowl Deliciousness - Healthified

It’s SuperBowl weekend!! UFC183 is also this weekend!! I won’t tell you who I’m rooting for to win the SuperBowl...but I will tell you that my very first SuperBowl, I won a bet on this team!! Let’s see if they can do it again! I’m also excited about UFC183 tonight. I’m looking forward to watching Silva’s return to the Octagon! So, I’m something of a sports fan, as you can tell by the theme of this post!

And since it is a big sports weekend, I will be sharing some healthy twists on some pretty common recipes. Who says you can’t enjoy yourself AND be healthy at the same time??! ;)

‘Baga Cajun Fries

1 large organic rutubaga

2 tbsp cajun seasoning

1 tsp himalayan sea salt

Coconut oil in spray/mister bottle

=>Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. Cut the rutubaga into fries. Rinse well and dry the fries with a paper towel. Sprinkle the cajun seasoning and H. sea salt on fries, covering throughly. Place the fries ½ apart on a non-stick baking sheet. Spray the coconut oil over the fries. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for approximately 25 minutes.

Avocado Hummus

1 can organic chick peas, drain well

2 medium avocados, ripe, cored & peeled

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 ½ tsp tahini

1 organic lime, juiced (should be 3 tbsp of juice)

1 tsp Himalayan sea salt

½ tsp cumin

1 organic garlic clove, peeled

dash ground black pepper

5 sprigs organic cilantro, finely chopped

red pepper flakes, for topping

=>Add the chick peas, olive oil, tahini, lime juice and garlic to a blender/food processor and blend until smooth - 1-2 mins. Add the H. sea salt, black pepper, cumin and avocados and blend until smooth, another 2 mins.Top with chopped cilantro and red pepper flakes and a little more olive oil, if desired. Serve with organic veggies, tortilla or pita chips.

* It would be best to choose organic rice chips or organic tortilla chips - the goal is to have the food we eat be as close to free of preservatives, additives and genetically-modified nonsense!

(Spicy) Gluten-free Fried Chicken Tenders        

1 cup organic oat flour (organic gluten-free rolled oats blended)

1 cup organic ground flaxseed

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp Himalayan sea salt

1 tsp cayenne pepper (*optional)

1 tsp garlic

½ tsp ground black pepper

1 organic cage free egg

2 tbsp coconut oil

~1 lb organic chicken breast strips

=>In a medium sized bowl, blend the oat flour with the ground flaxseed, cumin, garlic, cayenne pepper, black pepper and H. sea salt. In another bowl whisk the cage-free egg. In a medium size frying pan, start heating the coconut oil over medium-high heat. First dip the chicken strips in the egg mixture, then coat with the ‘flour’ and then add to the pan. Cook the strips until golden brown and cooked thoroughly. Serve & enjoy.

Kale and Artichoke Dip

1 14 oz can organic artichokes, drained and chopped

6 oz greek yogurt

4 oz organic cream cheese, softened

½ c shredded organic Parmesan cheese

½ c shredded organic Mozzarella cheese

1 tsp Himalayan sea salt

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp cumin

1 large bunch organic kale, destemmed and finely chopped (~8-10 cups)

=>Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the artichokes with the cream cheese, parmesan cheese, ¼ c mozzarella cheese, H. sea salt, garlic powder, cumin and kale and mix together thoroughly. Pour the mixture in to a 1 ½ quart pyrex dish or pie plate. Cover and bake for ~20 mins. (The kale will reduce down, so don’t worry) Stir and bake for another ~10 mins. Add the remaining ¼ c mozzarella cheese on the top and bake uncovered for ~5 mins. Serve with organic tortilla chips or veggies.

Give these recipes a try and enjoy!! There are definitely ways to enjoy your life and food(!!) AND maintain good health and energy at the same time! Have a wonderful SuperBowl weekend!! May the best team win! :) xxA

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