Elle’s Chia Seed Pudding

  Serves 2 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt 1/4 cup chia seeds 2TBS maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 pinch salt 1/2 cup milk of choice Mix until smooth Refrigerate 12 hours Top with your favorite toppings (berries, choc chips, granola, etc..)   Recipe plus points: This recipe is low in calories but very…

Basic Raw Vegan Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding

  Serves 4 Ingredients: ¾ cups chia seeds 4 cups almond milk 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 Tbsp maple syrup   Directions: Add almond milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup to a blender and begin blending on low. Add the chia seeds slowly so they get evenly mixed in. (You can do this without a…

Vanilla Zabaglione with Raspberries

This recipe will be showcased at the 2017 8th grade orientation at GI-TEC. Recipe plus points: With 36g of sugar, 18g of fat (including 9g of saturated fat), this is obviously a dessert that is meant to be saved for very special occasions and eaten on its own, in good company, while every bite is…

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Makes about 17 Ingredients 1 pint fresh strawberries (about 17 strawberries) 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, melting chocolate Directions Melt the dark chocolate: Fill the bottom of the double-boiler or saucepan with an inch or two of water and bring the water to a simmer over medium-high heat. Transfer all the chocolate into…

Chocolate Dipped Mandarin Slices

Chocolate Dipped Mandarin Slices Makes 50 slices Ingredients 5 mandarin oranges 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, melting chocolate Directions Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and set aside. Peel the mandarin oranges. In a microwave safe bowl or with the help of a double boiler, melt chocolate chips. Dip each slice halfway…

Cashew Truffles

Cashew Truffles Makes 50 truffles Ingredients: ¾ cup raw cashews ¾ cup cold water 1 lb bittersweet chocolate Cocoa powder (for rolling truffles in)   Directions: Put cashews and cold water in a blender and blend at high speed for 1-2 minutes (yes a long time). Scrape the sides down and blend again until the…

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles Makes 16 Truffles Ingredients:                                                                                                                          1 c unsweetened cocoa powder ½ c unsweetened applesauce 3 ½ tbsp honey ¼ tsp vanilla extract 16 small raspberries, clean and dry ¼ c freeze-dried raspberries   Directions: In a medium bowl, mix together the cocoa, applesauce, honey, and vanilla until smooth. Place the bowl…

Turkey and Hummus Pinwheels

Turkey and Hummus Pinwheels Ingredients listed are for 1 wrap, makes about 8 pinwheels.   Ingredients 1 Flatout multi-grain or whole wheat wrap 3 Tbsp. hummus 1-2 Tbsp. plain nonfat Greek yogurt 3 slices turkey (low sodium) Small handful of baby spinach 2 slices red bell pepper 2 Tbsp. shredded carrot 2 petite dill pickles,…

Roasted Red Pepper and Cannellini Bean Dip

Roasted Red Pepper and Cannellini Bean Dip Makes 16 servings, 2 tablespoons each Ingredients: 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1 (16-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 1 (7-ounce) bottle roasted red bell peppers, rinsed and drained 1 large garlic clove 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions: Place first…

Greek Yogurt “Ranch” Dip

Greek Yogurt “Ranch” Dip Makes 16 servings, 2 tablespoons each Ingredients: 2 cups non-fat plain Greek yogurt (or a 16 oz container) 1 packet of ranch dip powder (read the labels for the lowest sodium option available!) 1/2 lemon, juiced Directions: Combine all ingredients together, and stir until smooth. The protein in Greek yogurt helps…

Cajun Shrimp Guacamole Bites

Cajun Shrimp Guacamole Bites Makes 30 Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato, sliced into 1/8 in slices ½ tsp coarse salt 2 tbsp olive oil Guacamole 2 large avocados (or 4 small) ½ cup cilantro Juice of ½ lime 1 ½ tbsp. red wine vinegar ½ tsp red pepper flakes Salt to season Shrimp 30 large,…