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39 Deliciously Unexpected Healthy Avocado Recipes

39 Deliciously Unexpected Healthy Avocado Recipes
If we could eat the avocado piñata hanging in our office, believe me — we would. Unfortunately, we aren’t that lucky and will have to settle for the normal-sized, edible ones instead. So why does the Greatist team love these magical green fruits so much? First off, they’re clearly delicious. Here are 39 of our favorite delicious, at least semi-healthy avocado recipes. Breakfast Photo: Anjali Prasertong / The Kitchn 1. 2. 3. 4. Lunch Photo: Ilana / 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Dinner Photo: Ben Dearnley / 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Dessert Photo: Jeanine / Love and Lemons 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 5-Minute Avocado SorbetAll you need for this recipe is a few frozen avocados, some simple syrup, and a blender. 26. 27. 28. 29. Snacks, Sides, and Extras Photo: Migle / My Kitchen Affair 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. Drinks Photo: Alexandra Grablewski / Endless Simmer 36. 37. 38. 39. Related:  comidahealthy recipesIndexes, Compilations

Southwest Quinoa Sliders with Avocado Cream Sauce Healthy, hearty and such a crowd-pleaser! Ugh, I have the Monday blues. It doesn’t matter that this is a short work week – Mondays will always be Mondays. Although I am pretty freaking grateful that I have Thursday and Friday off. Now if only I can survive the grocery store tonight. I have some last minute things to pick up so I can make this stuffing with jalapeño cornbread. Speaking of Thanksgiving, I am so grateful that I have a menu finalized! Now you’re probably wondering why on earth I would post quinoa sliders today. And that’s exactly what this recipe does. Southwest Quinoa Sliders with Avocado Cream Sauce Healthy, hearty and such a crowd-pleaser! Ingredients For the avocado cream sauce 1 avocado, halved, seeded and peeled 2 cloves garlic 1/3 cup Greek yogurt 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Instructions

Garlic Herb Lime Cauliflower Rice (Cauli-Rice) Recipe Going grain free was not that difficult for me. The only grain that I actually miss is rice. Some things just need rice. Then, I started noticing all of these Paleo and Primal bloggers talking about cauli-rice. What on earth was that, I thought? I have paired this with a wide variety of dishes and it tastes great. Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1/2 cup chopped parsley 5-10 cloves of garlic (the more the better, IMO) 1 lime sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste coconut oil for sautéing Instructions Finely dice the garlic cloves and herbs. Wash the head of cauliflower, remove the stem/core, and break into smaller chunks. Using a food processor or a box grater, shred the cauliflower. Heat a couple tablespoons of coconut oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and sauté until very lightly browned. Stir the riced cauliflower around until coated with some of the oil and place the lid on the pan. You May Also Like These Related Posts:

Recipes Archives - Ancient Organics Serves 2 eggs (1 or 2 per person)Ancient Organics Ghee balsamic vineager salt and pepper to taste Use ghee in place of butter when frying your eggs. Once the whites have cooked through but the yolk is still raw and very yellow, add a splash of balsamic and place a lid over the pan momentarily (this will cause the white over the yolk to cook through). Remove lid and let the vinegar caramelize slightly before turning off the heat. Remove from pan and serve over toast slathered with ghee. Serves 4 – 6 1 cup split mung beans, soaked overnight 2 cups basmati rice 1 large bunch fresh cilantro 1 cup raw almonds 1 garlic clove, peeled 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled & chopped 4 tbsp Ancient Organics Ghee salt and pepper to taste Place the mung beans in a saucepan with enough water to cover the beans by an inch. Serves 2 – 4 Rinse the soaked beans and place in a saucepan with the two crushed garlic cloves and enough water so that the beans are covered by about one inch. Makes about 28 truffles

Beef and Guinness Pie Recipe Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I don’t usually celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but this year I thought I’d make something Irish themed. I have a thing for beef stew. Having never tasted beef stew as a kid, I don’t have any nostalgic memories of how beef stew should taste. You really can’t go wrong with tender, slow-braised beef, carrots and mushrooms in a savoury gravy topped with golden brown puff pastry. I am beefy, I am Irish: I AM BEEF AND GUINNESS PIE!

Better Than Take Out: Homemade Orange Chicken Recipe (Gluten and Wheat Free) - Delicious Obsessions Homemade orange chicken. There’s no way it could ever be as good as takeout, right? Orange chicken is one of those dishes that hubby and I get a craving for every now and then. But, rather than going down the street and eating at Panda Express and loading up on salt, MSG, soybean oil, canola oil, etc., why not make it at home? It is much easier than I once thought and I don’t know if I want to eat takeout orange chicken ever again! Served with steamed rice and veggies, you’ve got a meal that is sure to satisfy! A couple notes about this recipe. The key to crispy fried chicken is the process of coating it. I have linked to the products from my affiliate partners that I personally use and recommend. Orange Sauce 1 cup chicken stock (preferably homemade) 1/2 cup mild honey (clover or wildflower is nice) 1/2 cup fresh orange juice 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 2 1/2 tbsp. gluten free tamari 2 tbsp. lemon juice 2 tsp. fresh ginger grated or minced (or more, if you like it gingery, like me!) 3 tbsp. 1.

5 of the best: recipes from around the world After working at Orrery in London, I moved to Tel Aviv and met my husband, Itamar, who is from Jerusalem, at the Italian restaurant where we worked. We discovered the differences in falafels and kebabs from our regions and on days off ate in traditional Arab restaurants. Even now I love to bring back ingredients and utensils from the places we visit. But in our restaurant we serve the food that reminds us of home. Sarit's recipe for kadaif pastry nests with cardamom cream and figs TESSA KIROS, food writer Whenever I travel the first thing I want to do is get into somebody's home and ask them, "what are you cooking? I get my travelling bug from my parents. On holidays to Greece we stayed with my grandfather, who drank Greek coffee in his tool shed before frying chips, making rice pudding, cheese and cured meat. Now I live in Italy where I met my husband, having travelled and worked around the world, and we eat an incredible mix of foods. LUISE VINDAHL, food blogger

50 Super Bowl Snacks - Garnish with Lemon | Garnish with Lemon Your favorite team may not make it to the big game in February, but that’s no reason not to celebrate football – and party food – at a Super Bowl soiree with friends and family. There is something for everyone in this delicious collection of munchies. So grab your plate and your place on the couch. It’s game time. Sliders: 1. Chips and Lots of Dips: 7. Savory Mouthfuls: 23. Just One More Handful: 38. Sweet Endings: 44. Need even more munchies?

92 Delectable Real Food Recipes Perfect for Entertaining Now is the time of year that everyone likes to do lots of entertaining with family and friends. If you’re like me, you love a great party! Lots of the foods and drinks that are served at these wonderful celebrations may cause you to stray from your usual goal of trying to eat healthy. I decided to put together a big collection of 92 Delectable Real Food Recipes Perfect for Entertaining with some of my favorite recipes from my fantastic friends that are perfect for all your celebrations! These recipes are made with whole foods that don’t have any chemicals, preservatives, artificial dyes/colors, refined vegetable oils, or other ingredients that are not good for you. I have divided the recipes up to include appetizers, drinks, breads/rolls, soups, salads, entrees, side dishes, and sauces/gravy/relishes to make it easier for you. I have chosen so many wonderful dessert choices for entertaining that I decided to put them in a separate blog post! Recipe Key Appetizers – 15 Choices

10 Easy, Last-Minute Food Gifts in a Jar I’m a die-hard fan of food gifts in jars. They are the greatest. Over the years we’ve been the recipients of some real winners – from homemade BBQ sauce and accompanying spice rub to homemade vanilla syrup to garden salsa and everything in between. I’ve got 10 really easy last-minute food gifts that make great presents for neighbors, friends, teachers, coworkers, or just about anyone really. 1. Homemade vinaigrette Give the gift of yummier salads. 2. Vanilla is my favorite flavored sugar. 3. Who doesn’t love homemade jam? 4. This is always a pleaser! 5. Whisk together 1 1/4 cups ketchup or tomato sauce, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons molasses, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Because who doesn’t love salty snacks? 6. I am in love with sprinkling nutritional yeast on popcorn. 7. Another crowd pleaser! 8. For friends who would appreciate something on the healthier side, give the gift of a healthy breakfast. 9.

Big Bear's Wife {Recipes that are Angie Tested and BigBear Approved!}: Easy 30 Minute Brown Butter Chicken Pasta If you've been reading along, you might remember that back in November I went to Roanoke and competed in the 2013 Frugal Food Lion Cook Off. I was partnered with Elizabeth from E, Myself and I, and we totally kicked butt and won! Woot Woot! So off we went to our local Food Lion. I thought "YES, if they have some of these items then I've got this"! But that didn't mean that I wanted to just sweep this one under the rug and not tell you about it! Oh and by the way.... oh...and ps... 17 days until we leave for Hawaii! Easy 30 Minute Brown Butter Chicken Pasta (Click To Print)by Angie Barrett January 13, 2013 Ingredients 1 box (16oz) bowtie pasta (or any small shape), uncooked 1 stick of butter 32 oz chicken broth 6-7 boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins (or 2-4 chicken breasts) 2 cups sliced mushrooms 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes 2 cups fresh spinach Soul Seasoning (I used the Food Lion Brand, it's a seasoning salt) Olive Oil Salt and Pepper Parmesan Cheese* optional Directions

Pineapple, Lime, and Banana Popsicles After a hard day of summer yard work, I love to plop down on the deck, admire my work, and eat some good food. As a treat, I love something cold and refreshing and that’s where my ice cream maker and popsicle molds (these are BPA-free) come into play. These are must haves in any real foodies kitchen. Think of all the possibilities – creamy ice creams, light sorbets, and POPSICLES! Want to feel like a kid again? Here is the latest creation to come from my freezer. I decided to use coconut water in this recipe because I keep hearing about how good it is for you – great for re-hydration due to the water and electrolyte contents, it’s high in potassium and magnesium, and it has cytokinins which have been shown to have anti-aging and anti-cancer effects on human cells (1). Ingredients: 1 banana (use green tipped for less sweetness or or ripe for more sweetness)1 avocado1 lime, zested and juiced8 ounces of coconut water1/3 cup diced pineapple (I used Trader Joe’s frozen pineapple) What to do:

15 Healthy Comfort Food Favorites We all attempt to maintain our self control when it comes to eating but sometimes cravings get the better of us. Who can resist the lure of mashed potatoes, mac n’ cheese or a pumpkin spice donut? The fall comfort food season is upon us and we have just the solution. Don’t deny your cravings—simply approach them from a healthy angle. Sweet potato mac and cheese Craving Macaroni and Cheese? Get the recipe → More from this Round-Up: Crockpot veggie lasagna Dreaming of lasagna? Get the recipe → Cauliflower Crust Grilled Cheese In the mood for grilled cheese? Get the recipe → Roasted Garlic Greek Yogurt Smashed Potatoes Hungry for mashed potatoes? Get the recipe → Vegan quinoa meatballs Yearning for spaghetti and meatballs? Get the recipe →

18 Food Replacement Hacks that Make Healthy Eating Easy | Swanson Health Products I'll admit it. I think it's difficult to eat healthy all of the time. I do pretty well most of the time, but the best technique by far that I've used to be sure that I'm eating healthy meals regularly is to simply replace unhealthy ingredients with something healthier. I don't mean replacing it in your recipe... I mean trying to replace it in your kitchen or pantry. I know that these aren't all perfect replacements that work in every single recipe, but in general, I've found them to be healthier options that work in a lot of recipes. If unhealthy ingredients aren't around, you don't use them. 18 Healthy Food Replacement Hacks that Make Healthy Eating Easy

Whole-grain fruit pancakes: White whole wheat flour and caramelized fruit for a superior pancake. Photo by James Ransom Dinner vs. Child is a biweekly column about cooking for children, and with children, and despite children, originally published in Food52 and now appearing on Brow Beat. Today: Nicholas loads his pancakes with whole grains and fruit—not because it's healthy, just because it's good. I have a tortured relationship with pancakes. But there comes a time when a father, no matter how many recipes he still has not made in The Breakfast Book, has to make pancakes. In any case, after many lengthy, batter-focused sessions with my therapist, my occasional weekend pancakes have: 1) less white flour; 2) more fruit. I know that reads like a parody of a health-conscious recipe adaptation for children. I am interested in none of the many good reasons to use less white flour and more fruit. A pancake made with white whole wheat flour—which is much milder than the standard red whole wheat—has some weight to counterbalance the maple syrup.