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Gluten Free Avocado Fries

Gluten Free Avocado Fries

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I love love love avocados and can never find enough ways to incorporate them into my diet. Not only are they rich and creamy but they can be used as a substitute for eggs in baking, as a great substitute for mayo in dips, great in pretty much any lettuce wrap, etc.

avocado fruit good fat creamy vegan gluten free panko healthy fries

Let’s not forget the nutritional goodness of the avocado. Did you know that the avocado has nearly 20 beneficial vitamins and nutrients. It is also full of good fats.

I used gluten free panko crumbs but you can make your own by crushing gluten-free corn flakes (a little tip from my good friend Tracy). Plus you can use any spices you prefer in the almond meal/flour mixture. Make em spicy, make em sweeter, it’s up to you.

avocado fruit good fat creamy vegan gluten free panko healthy fries

I dipped mine in a ranch flavored greek yogurt dip but a nice lemon dressing or chipotle would be great too. If you serve these for a party, offer a variety of dips for everyone’s tastes.

avocado fruit good fat creamy vegan gluten free panko healthy fries

{ I always choose organics whenever available }

Gluten Free Avocado Fries
 
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Recipe type: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe (not too ripe) avocados
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup gluten free panko crumbs (can sub with crushed gluten free corn flakes)
  • ½ cup almond meal/flour
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ⅛ tsp cumin
  • dash salt/pepper
  • Cooking spray (I used coconut oil spray)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Place a wire baking rack on top of a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Set up 3 bowls: 1 bowl for almond flour, paprika, cumin, salt/pepper tossed to combine everything. 1 bowl for 2 whisked eggs. 1 bowl for panko crumbs.
  4. Press avocado slice into flour mixture covering on both sides then dredge through egg and finally press into panko crumbs on both sides.
  5. Transfer breaded slices to wire rack.
  6. Once all slices are prepared and on the wire rack, give your slices a spray with cooking spray and bake for 10 minutes.
  7. After 10 minutes flip over, spray again lightly with cooking spray and bake for an additional 7 minutes.
  8. Enjoy.
  9. Store uneaten fries in the fridge and microwave for 20 seconds to reheat.

 

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Paleo Fudgy Fudge Bites – Vegan Optional

Paleo Fudgy Fudge Bites

Vegan optional too

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I found this recipe a while ago but kept putting off making it for some reason.  I’m seriously ticked that I have missed out on eating these for so long. They are so super fudgy, chocolatey, soft, creamy and melt in your mouth.

I was a little skeptical when I found this recipe which is probably why I put it off for so long but I figured since I had all of the ingredients in my kitchen already and the fact that a 10 year old could make them, why not just finally go for it. These are a close second to boiling water as far as being easy. Ready in 30 minutes too!

Did I mention there are only 5 ingredients? The only ingredient not included in the picture below is the vanilla. These are little fudgy fudge bites from heaven and bonus – they can be made vegan just by using maple syrup instead of raw honey.

paleo chocolate fudge coconut oil raw honey almond butter vanilla creamy dessert healthy vegan maple syrup

I know, I know, it all sounds too good to be true. After you make them you’ll see why I was ticked off at not making them sooner.

If the little ones are going to be enjoying these (cause they will enjoy them), I recommend making the pieces bite size because they do melt in your hands pretty fast and it might get a little messy if you give them a big piece at one time. You’ll thank me for this little tip 🙂

 paleo chocolate fudge coconut oil raw honey almond butter vanilla creamy dessert healthy vegan maple syrup

Paleo Fudgy Fudge Bites
 
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Paleo Fudgy Fudge Bites
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Recipe type: Paleo,Vegan Optional
Ingredients
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup high quality cocoa powder
  • ½ cup smooth almond butter
  • ¼ cup raw honey or maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Melt coconut oil and combine everything into a food processor.
  2. Pulse until smooth and pour into silicone molds sprayed with coconut oil or paper lined muffin tins.
  3. Put in fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. Keep leftovers (if any) in the fridge.

 

We have a couple of names for these little mouth-gasms. Fudgy Fudgingtons, Fudgy Fudgerrific Bites, Fudgy Choco-Bites, etc. I’m sure you’ll come up with some creative names for them too.
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Healthy Gluten Free Version of Nachos

Healthy Gluten Free Version of Nachos

When I think of nachos all I can think about is stale gmo corn tortillas fried in oil covered in orange fat laden processed cheese.

This is my healthy gluten free version of nachos that makes me forget that I even entertained the thought of that nasty concession stand version of nachos.

Think “ADULT NACHOS” or “SOPHISTICATED CHIPS AND DIP”

Only 3 ingredients – crunchy munchy cheesy and sweet all at the same time. I eat these a lot. I feel like I’m indulging in some fancy treat.

healthy nacho protein snack quinoa ricotta cheese honey

(Did I see you crinkle your nose when you saw the ingredients?)

A serving size of sea salt quinoa chips, a scoop of organic ricotta cheese and drizzle it with some raw honey that I heated in the microwave until it was in a liquid state.  Drizzle the honey over the ricotta and dig in.  Try it, they are mmm good (and gluten free)!

Crunchy, salty, cheesy and satisfying.

healthy nacho protein snack quinoa ricotta cheese honey

Try em’

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Tahini Goddess Dressing for Slaw

I was window shopping at Whole Foods last week and found a pre-cut package of organic slaw.  It had red cabbage, white cabbage and a few diced red onions.  Looked delicious.  Then I saw a package of organic pre-cut multi-colored carrots.  Someone saved me a ton of time because all I have to do now is make a delicious tahini goddess dressing.

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New to tahini?  Here is a brief summary:

tahini goddess dressing slaw salad protein sesame seed butter creamy

About.com describes tahini as a ground sesame seed paste, similar to peanut butter. It is a creamy, oily, and smooth nut butter rich in calcium. Look for tahini in a glass jar or a can, and sometimes in a powdered, dehydrated form in health food stores, or in the ethnic foods aisle of your regular grocery store. You can also find fresh tahini in the refrigerator section next to the hummus in larger well-stocked grocery stores.

Tahini has 9 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons.  It reminds me of thin peanut butter.  This recipe has a tangy peanutty flavor, really really good.

Tahini Goddess Dressing for Slaw

use organic when available

 (can be made gluten-free very easily by using gluten-free soy sauce)

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Tahini Goddess Slaw
 
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This Tahini Goddess dressing is tangy and peanutty. A protein packed dressing for slaw or as a salad dressing.
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ cup oil (used EVOO)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except for the oil in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add about half of the oil at a time and blend.
  3. Pour on slaw of your choice or use as a delicious protein packed salad dressing.

 

 

 

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