Thursday, December 26, 2019

Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles (Keto, Paleo, whole 30)
Truffles and chocolate bonbons are ideal for calming those hunger pangs or the desire for something sweet that comes along from time to time. Take my advice, you must try these keto avocado truffles, a dessert that is made in a jiffy and using only four ingredients: avocado, dark chocolate, brown sugar and cocoa powder. There is no sugar added so if you like the slightly bitter taste of dark chocolate, you will enjoy it enormously.

Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles (Keto, Paleo, whole 30)


Besides, avocado truffles are super easy to make. To show you how easy they are, today we have a video recipe for you, so there is no excuse not to make them.

Yields 10 truffles – 55 calories per truffle

Ingredients:

  • ½ avocado 
  • 2 ½ tablespoons dark chocolate chips 
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar 
  • 2/3 teaspoons cocoa powder


How to make avocado truffles

1. Remove pit from avocado and mash until avocado reaches a smooth consistency
2. In 30 second intervals microwave dark chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl until completely melted
3. In a bowl combine mashed avocado, melted dark chocolate chips, brown sugar and ⅓ teaspoon of cocoa powder
4. Mix thoroughly together until combined
5. Place mixture into fridge for 30 minutes
6. Using your hands form ball and roll in remaining cocoa powder
7. Enjoy!




What to serve with avocado truffles

Avocado truffles are a delicious snack, ideal to take as a treat or to take out at a friend's dinner with the coffee, as petit fours. They are easy to prepare and fast, if you don't count the time spent in the freezer. In a quarter of an hour you will have a delicious sweet snack on your table and with hardly any mess. Anyone else?

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Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles (Keto, Paleo, whole 30)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Healthy Snack: Turkey Cilantro Roll Up
Eating healthy can sometimes seem like a daunting task. If you're used to eating out or eating high fat and high carb meals, it may be an adjustment but one that you can make without sacrificing taste. Yes, it takes a little more preparation and thought to put together healthy meals and snacks that TASTE GOOD! Those last two words, taste good, seem to scare people away from eating healthy. So many think that eating healthy means eating bland chicken breasts with unseasoned rice and steamed veggies without a smidgen of spice. Not the case! You can actually eat delicious food without feeling deprived. My snack idea is the perfect balance of flavor and healthy food.

Healthy Snack: Turkey Cilantro Roll Up


I like to use healthy proteins on hand at all times. Protein seems to be one of the hardest elements to find or grab. To make sure you're prepared, it's a good idea to have hard boiled eggs, baked chicken, organic deli meats and grass-fed beef on hand that have all been cooked. This way you can put together an easy snack without cooking multiple times each day. I also like to add in delicious carbs that are good for you like flavorful veggies and peppers. Quinoa, brown rice, oats and home made granola mixes are also great sources of healthy carbs. Healthy fats are a must! I always keep healthy fats like grass-fed butter, oils and nuts in my refrigerator and pantry. Spices are also a fantastic way to change the flavor without adding a ton of calories or unhealthy ingredients. Balance is key. You want to make sure you've got a solid balance of protein, carbs and fat for all of your meals and snacks. This can help control blood sugar levels so you don't get energy spikes and crashes.

For this snack, we used Plainville Farms Turkey (no carrageenan) with organic spinach and Bolthouse Farms Cilantro Avocado yogurt dressing. We're pretty much in love with these dressings right now because they don't pack a bunch of junk, are based with yogurt and have only 40 calories for 2 tablespoons. You can enjoy them without the guilt!

  • 4 pieces Plainville Farms Turkey
  • 2 Handfuls Organic Spinach
  • 2 Tsp Bolthouse Farms Cilantro Avocado Dressing
  • 1 Roll Up: 2 Pieces of Turkey + 1 Handful Spinach + 1 Tsp Dressing

Assemble your roll ups and enjoy!

Additions + Options: You could easily add extra veggies to this recipe to increase the nutrient value. Peppers, onions and tomatoes would be great options to add in. Herbs such as fresh cilantro would add even more flavor. Add sliced avocado to up your fat content. Get creative with your snacks and you won't be bored or unsatisfied.


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