I needed something to go with my Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos the other night and I came across this recipe from Eat Better America. It was an awesome side dish and was great for leftovers. I served mine with quinoa instead of white rice to balance out the nutritional benefits of the meal. I also made some homemade guacamole (that was supposed to be eaten with veggies but as you can see somebody brought out the chips….) Sorry for the lack of pics, I was a little stressed in the kitchen and forgot to take some snap shots
2 cans (15 oz each) black beans, drained, rinsed
1 can (15 oz) dark red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1½ cups grape tomatoes, each cut in half
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
½ cup sliced green onions
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar or cider vinegar
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon chili powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon of fresh ground pepper
1. In large bowl, mix salad ingredients. In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients with wire whisk until blended.
2. Pour dressing over salad; toss to mix. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours to blend flavors.
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If you are a chocoholic like me, or you are looking for a healthier dessert option for when those pesky ice-cream cravings hit, I have the solution for you. Now, don’t get me wrong, I know it sounds absolutely disgusting and I almost didn’t even try it myself. But when Corey and I took a cooking class from Amanda Skrip, a natural foods chef and wellness consultant, we could not even believe how good it was! This is literally one of the best desserts I have ever had, not just healthy desserts, I mean all desserts, that includes full-fat creamy delicious cheesecake people! You have to trust me on this one. Run, don’t walk to your kitchen and whip yourself up a batch of your very own avocado chocolate pudding!
2 avocados, medium sized
1 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup cocoa powder, sifted
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup water
1- ½ pint raspberries (optional)
1. In a food processor, blend avocados, maple syrup, agave and vanilla until smooth.
2. Add in sifted cocoa powder and sea salt. Process until full combined.
3. Add water, and blend again.
4. Optional: Serve with raspberries and cacao nibs.
It is absolutely delicious, you must try! Visit Amanada’s website for more info and recipes!! Do you have any quirky healthy dessert recipes with surprising ingredients?