Halloween Pizza

Today is the day, HALLOWEEN is here! Avoid filling up on empty calories (calories without nutrients), such as candy, that only provide a quick burst of energy. Instead fill up on this nutrient-packed Halloween pizza! We found it on ifood.tv and love it!

Roll out whole wheat pizza dough, top it with a low sodium tomato sauce of your choice, and then comes the fun part, toppings!

Using cookie cutters in shapes like pumpkins or ghosts, cut out your choice of non-fat cheese toppings. Use olives and basil to add eyes, mouths, or whatever else to your spooky cheese toppings!

Do you have any tricks to keep Halloween healthy this year?

Adapted from: http://www.ifood.tv/blog/serve-a-spooky-pizza-for-halloween?utm_source=EmailDirect.com&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=10%2f26+Halloween+Edition+Campaign+E.O.

Monster Mash Dip

Ready for a spook-tacular Halloween recipe? We are! Try this Monster Mash Dip (it’s really just guacamole!) at your next Halloween party. The kids will love its green, scary color and won’t even realize the energy they are getting from it. Best part, the parents will just die over it also. Who said Halloween is a kid’s holiday?!

Directions:
Peel, pit and mash 4 ripe avocados with a fork. Mix in ¼ cup of fat free sour cream, 1/3 cup of tomato salsa, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, a pinch of garlic, and a pinch of pepper. Your Monster Mash Dip is ready to go!

Avocados are a great source of energy. They are packed with “healthy” fats and Vitamin E, the perfect recipe for energy!

Adapted from http://spoonful.com/recipes/monster-mash

Chocolate Banana “Ice Cream”

Looking for an easy dessert that will boost your energy? Chocolate Banana “Ice Cream”! This dessert is so easy to make and so delicious, you’ve got to try it!

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It’s made with bananas, not cream and sugar, so it’s light and delicious! It won’t weigh you down so it will keep your energy level high.

Added bonus: This dessert is packed with potassium to help to lower your blood pressure, keeping your insides calm so that you can preserve your energy for the activities you want to to!

Chocolate Banana “Ice Cream”

Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Nutella or other chocolate hazelnut spread

Instructions:

  1. Freeze bananas thoroughly. Add bananas and cocoa to food processor or blender and pulse until creamy.
  2. Enjoy immediately!

Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Calories 154 Total Fat 3.5g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 6mg Total Carbohydrate 35g Dietary Fiber 5g Sugars 19g Protein 2.5g

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Chocolate Banana “Ice Cream”
 
Chocolate Banana “Ice Cream”
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Nutella or other chocolate hazelnut spread
Instructions
  1. Freeze bananas thoroughly. Add bananas and cocoa to food processor or blender and pulse until creamy.
  2. Enjoy immediately!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 154 Fat: 3.5 Carbohydrates: 35g Sugar: 19g Sodium: 6mg Fiber: 5g Protein: 2.5g Cholesterol: 0mg

Tamari Chickpeas

Looking for an easy energy-boosting snack? Try Tamari Chickpeas! This crunchy snack is baked, not fried, so it’s light and delicious! They won’t weigh you down so they’ll keep your energy level high.

This snack is ideal—chick peas are one of the few foods that gives you fiber and protein together—perfect for a long lasting energy boost! Yum!
Ingredients:

  • 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons low sodium Tamari or soy sauce

Instructions:

  1. Rinse and dry chickpeas thoroughly.
  2. Toss with olive oil and Tamari or soy sauce and let marinate at room temperature 15-30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 F and arrange chickpeas in a single layer on a non-stick baking sheet.
  4. Bake about 60 minutes, or until chickpeas are crispy and starting to brown, shaking tray to turn the chickpeas a few times during the 60 minutes. Enjoy warm or cooled.

Makes 8 Servings

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Calories 108 Total Fat 3g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 70mg Total Carbohydrate 16g Dietary Fiber 4g Sugars 3g Protein 5g Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 1% Calcium 3% Iron 9%

 

Hearty Kale Salad

Tired of the same old salad? Try this kale salad for a variation. A change in your routine can rev your energy!  And if kale just isn’t your thing–we say go for this delish salad anyway–simply try adding all of the optional ingredients and letting the leaves sit in the dressing mixture for a bit to soften more. YUM!

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Hearty Kale Salad

Serves 4 lucky people 🙂

Ingredients

  • 6 cups very thinly sliced kale (about 1/2 large bunch), tough stems removed
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, coarsely chopped, (or quartered as in photograph) (We use Eggland’s Best because they have 25% less saturated fat and 4 times more vitamin D than ordinary eggs!)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped string beans
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced button mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 small tomato, cut in large wedges
  • Salt, to taste (optional)
  • 1/4 cup corn (optional)

Preparation
Place kale and eggs in a large bowl.   Add oil to a pan with the onions and heat, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes more. Toss in string beans (and corn if using) and heat for about a minute. Remove from the heat and stir in tomato, vinegar, mustard, pepper and salt. Pour the mushroom mixture over the kale and eggs. Toss salad.

Nutrition (analyzed without optional salt and corn)

Per serving (Makes 4 servings, approximately 1-1/2 cup servings): 103 calories; 5 g fat; 57 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 5 g protein; 3 g fiber; 138 mg sodium;

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Hearty Kale Salad
 
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 6 cups very thinly sliced kale (about ½ large bunch), tough stems removed
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, coarsely chopped, (or quartered as in photograph) (We use Eggland's Best because they have 25% less saturated fat and 4 times more vitamin D than ordinary eggs!)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped string beans
  • 1½ cups sliced button mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 small tomato, cut in large wedges
  • Salt, to taste (optional)
  • ¼ cup corn (optional)
  • Preparation
  • Place kale and eggs in a large bowl.   Add oil to a pan with the onions and heat, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes more. Toss in string beans (and corn if using) and heat for about a minute. Remove from the heat and stir in tomato, vinegar, mustard, pepper and salt. Pour the mushroom mixture over the kale and eggs. Toss salad.
  • Nutrition (analyzed without optional salt and corn)
  • Per serving (Makes 4 servings, approximately 1-1/2 cup servings)
  • : 103 calories; 5 g fat; 57 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 5 g protein; 3 g fiber; 138 mg sodium;
Instructions
  1. Place kale and eggs in a large bowl.   Add oil to a pan with the onions and heat, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes more. Toss in string beans (and corn if using) and heat for about a minute. Remove from the heat and stir in tomato, vinegar, mustard, pepper and salt. Pour the mushroom mixture over the kale and eggs. Toss salad.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1-1/2cups Calories: 103 Fat: 5g Carbohydrates: 14g Sugar: 0g Sodium: 138mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 5g Cholesterol: 14g

Kale Salad

Kale is one of our favorite greens not only because of its delicious, crunchy taste, but also because it’s packed with nutrients! Kale is low in calories, has no fat, and is high in fiber, iron, and vitamins A, C, and K. Making kale a part of your diet can help lower your cholesterol and can be used as a great detox food to keep your liver healthy.  In fact, kale is one of the very few foods that can actually help the liver in both phases of its’ two-step detoxification process!

Kale Salad

 

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This recipe is a fabulous side dish to make with your dinner—it’ll fill you up and you’ll eat less dinner! Woohoo! And leftovers can make for a great lunch the following day. The craisins are optional and add a sweet flavor into the mix of crunch from the kale and almonds and sourness from the lemon juice in the vinaigrette. The almonds and cheese provide energy-sustaining protein that will help you to really feel satisfied.

Kale Salad

Ingredients:

(Serves 12)

  • 12 cups shredded kale
  • ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 cup dried craisins
  • ½ cup shredded pecorino Romano cheese

Dressing

  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions:
Mix salad ingredients together in one bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Gently toss the dressing in with the kale salad and enjoy!  The craisins are delish but if you don’t have them, this salad is great without them too, as photographed above.

Nutrition Information: per serving analyzed with craisins

Calories: 113, Fat: 4.1g, Carbohydrates: 17.3g, Fiber: 2.7g, Protein: 4.4g

Kale Salad
 
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 12 cups shredded kale
  • ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 cup dried craisins
  • ½ cup shredded pecorino Romano cheese
  • Dressing
  • ⅔ cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix salad ingredients together in one bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Gently toss the dressing in with the kale salad and enjoy!  The craisins are delish but if you don't have them, this salad is great without them too, as photographed above.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 113 Fat: 4.1g Carbohydrates: 17.3g Fiber: 2.7g Protein: 4.4g