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15 Easy Holiday Appetizer Recipes – Quick Crowd Pleasing Snacks

 

Today we are presenting you 15 fantastic crowd pleasing holiday appetizers. These easy holiday appetizers make a great choice for your Christmas, New Year’s or Thanksgiving party. All the appetizers from our list are simple and easy to make ahead. If you are looking for some healthy appetizing snacks, this is a great list of recipes too!

Most loved Holiday Appetizer Recipes for this winter

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Christmas Wreath Appetizers 

A festive and super easy holiday recipe, Christmas Wreath Appetizers look fabulous on your appetizer table. Topped with cream cheese garlic spread, chopped veggies, and herbs, these irresistible bites will disappear in no time!

Ingredients

  • 2 cans crescent rolls, well chilled (rolled up dough)
  • 1 cup finely chopped vegetables*
  • 6 ounces spreadable herbed or garlic cream cheese (such as Boursin or Alouette)
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs, such as dill, basil, tarragon

Brie & Cranberry Tear & Share Wreath a great centrepiece!

A sheet of puff pastry is half covered in cranberry jelly and Brie, folded in half, part sliced, bent round to form a wreath and then glazed with egg wash and scattered with chopped hazelnuts before baking.

Ingredients

  • 6 tsp cranberry jelly you could use sauce
  • 12 thinly cut slices of Brie about 140g, (round easier to cut & make sure it’s well chilled)
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • one egg whisked for egg wash
  • 20 g hazelnuts chopped
  • freshly ground salt

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Roast Beef Crostini

Need a simple yet elegant holiday appetizer? Look no further than this easy to make Roast Beef Crostini, perfect for parties!

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette, sliced in 1/2″ pieces
  • 1/2 lb deli roast beef, thinly sliced
  • 4 oz chive & onion cream cheese
  • olive oil

Cranberry Brie Bites

Cranberry Brie Bites – A quick and easy appetizer perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas! Puff pastry topped with cranberry sauce and brie.

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • one cup chunky cranberry sauce
  • 1 wheel brie cheese
  • Egg wash

 

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21 Day Fix Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with Cranberry Horseradish Chutney

This 21 Day Fix Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with Cranberry Horseradish Chutney is the perfect protein packed Thanksgiving appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds (15- 18 count) raw shrimp, pealed and deveined with the tail still on
  • one tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups of fresh cranberries
  • 2 T water
  • two T tomato paste
  • 2 T honey
  • 1 T horseradish (plus more to taste…I added an extra tsp)
  • salt and pepper

Cranberry Wensleydale Toast – A cheesy appetizer with an English classic

Wensleydale is a semi-hard cheese traditionally produced in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire. It has a slightly sweet, milky flavour and a crumbly, creamy texture. From mature to blue or smoked, there are different types of Wensleydale available.

  • 10 slices toast
  • 75 g (1/3 cup) cream cheese, softened
  • 100 g (3.5 oz) Wensleydale, cut into small slices
  • 2 tbsp raspberry sauce
  • two tbsp cranberry sauce
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard

 

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Smoked Trout Mousse

This smoked trout mousse is a traditional British starter or appetizer. Smoked trout can be purchased in most major markets.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces smoked trout skinned and boned
  • 6 ounces unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon horseradish prepared, not creamed
  • 3 Tablespoons whipping cream
  • three Tablespoons lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and white pepper to taste
  • Fresh chives finely chopped, (optional)
  • dill finely chopped (optional)

Brie With Caramelized Onions, Prosciutto, And Fig Jam

Brie with caramelized onions, prosciutto, and fig jam is an easy-to-make appetizer that works well for all occasions, from dinner parties to game day parties!

Ingredients
  • 12 ounces Brie
  • 1 onion caramelized
  • 4 ounces Prosciutto thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fig jam

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Blackberry Puff Pastry Bites with Brie and Pecans

The perfect last-minute holiday appetizer! These Blackberry Puff Pastry Bites are ready in about 20 minutes and bite-size making them simple for your guests to hold and enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 1 13.2 Puff Pastry Sheet*
  • 3 Oz Brie Cheese Chopped into Cubes
  • 2/3 Cup Blackberries
  • Tsp Honey
  • one Tbsp Water
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 3 Tbsp Chopped Pecans
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Sage* Finely Minced

Ritz Bites with Ham, Brie and Cranberries

The perfect fast and simple appetizer recipe. These Ritz Bites with Ham, Cranberries, and Brie require no cooking and are the perfect sweet and salty party and holiday food!

Ingredients

  • 48 Ritz Crackers
  • 8 Oz Brie Sliced into 1/2 Inch Pieces
  • 1 Heaping Tsp Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce EACH
  • 6 Slices Ham Sliced into Eighths
  • 1 Pinch Fresh Thyme EACH- Optional

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Pear Blue Cheese Puff Pastry Bites

Pear Blue Cheese Puff Pastry Bites ~ 2 bite-size golden, flaky puff pastry topped with maple bacon onion jam, sweet caramelized pears and salty, bold blue cheese. A simple, elegant appetizer as festive as the holidays.

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet store bought frozen puff pastry thawed
  • 2 pears
  • two tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup Maple bacon onion jam **
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese

Optional Garnishes

  • fresh thyme leaves
  • pomegranate seeds

Easy Spanokopita Bites

Traditional Greek flavors of the classic phyllo, spinach, and feta pie in a portable hand-held cup… Easy Spanokopita Bites come together so quickly with the help of ready-made phyllo cups, and taste like you worked on them all day… a perfect tapa for your party!

INGREDIENTS

  • 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed (see notes)
  • 2 leek (white part only), cleaned, sliced lengthwise, then 1/2″ slices (see notes)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 3 large eggs, whisked
  • 8 ounces feta, crumbled or grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herbs (dill, parsley, oregano, rosemary, thyme), (see notes)
  • a few grinds pepper
  • 45 phyllo (filo, fillo) shells, (see notes)

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Oysters With Bacon, Blood Orange, and Jalapeño Mignonette

Sweet, smoky, salty, spicy… all in a little bite of the ocean! Oysters With Bacon, Blood Orange, and Jalapeño Mignonette is a simple and elegant starter course for adventurous foodies…

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 dozen oysters in their shells

MIGNONETTE SAUCE

  • 1 blood orange, zest and juice, substitute orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 1 shallot, finely minced
  • one small jalapeno, finely minced, (see notes)
  • 2 strips lean bacon, fried crisp, and crumbled
  • several grinds cracked pepper
  • sea salt, to taste
Mixed Olive Tapenade Crostini with Grilled Bread

 

Savory, salty umami flavor with fresh herbs and hints of heat and acidity make this easy Mixed Olive Tapenade Crostini with Grilled Bread perfect for a casual game day snack or elegant enough to serve as an appetizer for your special occasion menu!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups mixed pitted olives (see notes)
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 5 cloves garlic preferably roasted
  • 1 small shallot quartered
  • 2 whole anchovies or 2 teaspoons paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper more or less to taste
  • one tablespoon fresh herbs thyme, basil, oregano, parsley
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • one tablespoon sherry vinegar (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil as needed
  • one baguette 1/2″ slices
  • olive oil for brushing
  • cheese (see notes)
  • fresh herbs, peppers, grilled citrus, crushed red pepper garnishes (see notes)

 

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Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Appetizer

Sweet potato rounds with goat cheese are the perfect easy holiday party appetizer! This sweet potato goat cheese appetizer is beautiful and easy to make topped with creamy goat cheese, crunchy pecans, sweet dried cranberries and drizzled with honey.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3-4 medium sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2″ slices
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cream or half and half
  • one tablespoon honey
  • quarter cup chopped candied pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • honey for drizzling

 

 

14 Party Food For Your New Year’s Eve Dinner

 

This Food collecton its updated for 2020

When it comes to holiday parties, we always need fresh dinner ideas. We are bringing you crowd pleasing recipes that are easy to make, taste yummy and are friendly on your budget.

 

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No-Mayo Salmon and Prawn Cocktail

Amazingly tasty and healthy British classic, mayo-free is the ultimate appetizer you should include in your holiday menu!

Ingredients

  • 200 g/8oz cooked peeled king prawns
  • 150 gr smoked salmon
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 4 baby gem lettuce
  • sea salt and black pepper

For the sauce:

  • 5 tbsp ricotta well beaten
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • 1.5 tbsp ketchup
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • one splash Tabasco sauce
  • splash Worcestershire sauce
  • sea salt and black pepper

 

Easy Broiled Lobster Tail

This easy broiled lobster tail is using shell as a broiling rack, and it will take you just 20 minutes to make it.

Ingredients

  • 1 lobster tail per person
  • Kosher salt
  • White pepper
  • Paprika either smoked or sweet
  • 1/8 cup butter (per person)

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Smoked Trout Mousse 

This traditional British appetizer will make a great appetizer for your New Year’s dinner and it’s easy to make, it will take you just ten minutes!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces smoked trout skinned and boned
  • 6 ounces unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon horseradish prepared, not creamed
  • 3 Tablespoons whipping cream
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and white pepper to taste
  • Fresh chives finely chopped, (optional)
  • Fresh dill finely chopped (optional)

Smoked Salmon Potato Appetizers with Sour Cream Dip

These smoked salmon potato appetizers are easy to make and you will have most of the ingredients needed for it in your pastry already.

Ingredients

  • 11 ounces mini (baby potatoes) I used 8 large ones
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill (chopped)
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • additional dill for garnish
  • 2 1/2 ounces smoked salmon

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Marinated Olives: With Oregano and Oranges

What an unusual mix: olives and oranges, scented with oregano! Try out this easy to make party finger food, you won’t regret it!

Ingredients

  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1-2 pinches red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups olives assorted
  • 1 tablespoon oregano fresh
  • pinch fleur de sel optional
  • oregano leaves for garnishing optional

Bourbon Manhattan, a Red Carpet Drink

Bourbon Manhattan – so timeless and classy, it is the perfect “red carpet drink”.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 1 oz French sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: Luxardo cherry orange peel

 

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Spicy Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs

This delicious Southern appetizer will take only 30 minutes to prepare and it is best served cold and can be made a day before your party.

Ingredients

Pimento Cheese

  • 1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • one teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika or to taste
  • half teaspoon white pepper
  • one tablespoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pimento plus enough for garnish

Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs

  • 14 hard boiled eggs always make extra for mistakes and tasting
  • one cup pimento cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • half teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • one teaspoon yellow mustard

 

Savory Smoked Salmon Cheesecake Appetizer 

Healthy and so yummy, these salmon bites will keep your friends’ tummies full & satisfied! It takes just 40 to prepare this delicious appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 1 8 ounce bag of kettle cooked or ruffled potato chips
  • 14 ounces of cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon flour optional
  • one shallot finely chopped
  • 4 ounces chopped smoked salmon
  • 1/2 lemon
  • one tablespoon fresh dill chopped and extra for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream can use extra for garnish as option

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Spiced Pumpkin Basil Cheese Ball 

Another easy appetizer that can be made ahead and that your friends and family are going to adore!

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup roasted cashews
12 ounces (1 1/2 packages) vegan cream cheese, softened
half cup puréed pumpkin (roasted or canned)
1/2 cup nutritional yeast

teaspoon tamari
large bunch fresh basil (17-20 leaves), chopped fine (chiffonade)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
one teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon sea salt
plastic wrap
1/4 – 1/3 cup crushed Beanfields White Bean Sea Salt Chips

 

 

Spicy Artichoke Cheese Dip Recipe

This spicy artichoke cheese dip is going to make the perfect side dish at your party. Easy to prepare and so yummy!

Ingredients

  • 1 – 15 oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 12 oz. part skim shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup lite mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tbs. garlic
  • 1 tbs. chives chopped
  • 1/2 tbs. parsley chopped
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon TABASCO® brand Original Red Sauce

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Gold Shimmery Champagne Cocktail

Who doesn’t love Champagne? We are presenting you the Champagne Cocktail recipe, which is even a bigger crowd pleaser than a regular champagne!

Ingredients:

Cocktail Version

Elderflower Liqueur Base (Gold Shimmery Liqueur)

  • ¼ tsp gold shimmery luster dust
  • ⅔ cup St-Germain liqueur OR
  • ⅓ cup elderflower cordial
  • one third cup vodka

Gold Shimmery Champagne Cocktail

  • 1 bottle 750 mL of chilled champagne or prosecco (avoid extra brut or brut-nature)

Non-alcoholic Version (this will be sweeter than the cocktail version)

Gold Shimmery Base

  • ⅔ cup elderflower cordial
  • ¼ tsp gold shimmery luster dust

Gold Shimmery Bubbly Mocktail

  • 1 bottle of chilled sparkling white grape juice or apple juice OR
  • bottle of lemonade for a less expensive option

The Perfect Manhattan Cocktail

No Christmas or New Year’s Eve party can go without this classic cocktail in our home. It is sooo worth of 5 minutes of your time (yes, it is easy-peasy to make!)

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 2 lemon twists

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Aperol Punch

This bittery-sweet punch combines 4 types of fruit juice and a bit of gin and wine

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Aperol
  • 2 1/2 cups gin
  • 1 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 blood orange, juiced
  • 3 dashes of bitters
  • fresh rosemary, muddled with turbinado sugar and few spoonfuls of grapefruit juice
  • Sparkling white wine (can substitute club soda)

Black Velvet Cocktail

This fancy two-ingredient mixed beer drink is a luxurious mix of stout and champagne and is among the most famous beer cocktails in the world.

INGREDIENTS

  • Champagne or other dry, white sparkling wine, as needed
  • stout, commonly Guinness Extra Stout, as needed

 

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How To Cook Moi Moi

Moi moi (also called moin moin) is a delicious, savory steamed bean pudding made commonly in Nigeria from a mixture of blended black eyed peas or beans, peppers, onions, and spices.

What is MOI MOI?

If you ask me what my favorite food was, I would have said moi moi.  It remains close to the top of the list. Moi moi (also called moin moin) is a  delicious, savory Nigerian bean pudding made commonly in Nigeria from a mixture of blended and steamed black eyed peas or beans, peppers, onions, and spices.  This moin moin/moi moi recipe uses smoked trout, but you can switch it out for any other cooked fish, corned beef, boiled eggs, or omit the animal protein altogether and make it vegan.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups of black eyed peas
  • 1/2 large bell pepper
  • 2 scotch bonnet/ habanero peppers
  • 1/2 cup neutral unflavored oil I used sunflower oil
  • 1/2 large onion I used a red onion
  • 8 oz smoked de-boned fish broken into small pieces
  • 3 tsp bouillon
  • 3 tsp salt or salt to taste
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup hot boiling water
  • 3-4 broad sheets of banana leaves

Instructions

  • To skin the beans, soak the beans in water for 3 minutes, after about 3 minutes, the skin of the beans should start wrinkling a little bit.
  • Place the beans in a food processor, with water, just enough to cover it, then pulse the food processor about 5- 6 times to agitate the beans. This process breaks the beans up and separates the skins from the beans. Watchout for splashing water!
  • Pour the skinned beans in a bowl. Rinse several times to wash off any loose skin, draining the skins with the water with each rinse. The skins should come off easily because the skins are lighter and should float easily to the top.
  • Once the beans are clean, soak them in water for at least 4 hours or over night.
  • After the beans have soaked, drain the water that they have been soaking in, and rinse the beans one more time.
  • Blend the beans with 1 cup of water, the bell pepper, scotch bonnet peppers, onions and bouillon.
  • Place the blended beans in a bowl, mix in the oil and salt thoroughly then thin out the mixture with the hot water until it resembles the texture of a light cake batter (you may need less than 1/2 a cup of hot water, just make sure the texture is like a light cake batter).
  • You can taste the mixture to adjust for salt (it is will not taste good at this point since the beans are raw but at this point you are just tasting for seasoning).
  • Prep the ramekins by brushing each one with oil on the inside like you would a cake pan. Fill each ramekin with the mixture till it is about 3/4 full, and then top it with a piece of fish.
  • In a deep pot with a properly fitted pot cover, place a sheet of banana leaf, and pour boiling water into the pot till it is about 1 inch deep. Place the ramekins into the pot, on top of the banana leaves. The hot water should not be more than half way up the ramekin. Cover the ramekins with a sheet of banana leaf
  • Depending on how wide your pot is, you may need to layer the ramekins in the pot. To do that, simply place the additional ramekins over the second sheet of banana leaf that covered the first layer of ramekins, then cover that layer with another sheet of banana leaf.
  • Cover the pot, and allow it to steam on low heat for 50 minutes. After 50 minutes, check the the Moi moi. Just like a cake, a skewer inserted into the middle of it should come out clean. If it doesn’t, allow it to continue steaming for another 10 minutes.
  • Allow the Moi moi to sit for 5 minutes then serve warm in the ramekin or unmolded.

Moi moi recipe and details

Is Moi Moi a snack?

It also is called ponmo by Nigerians. Moi moi – Moi Moi is made up of beans, crayfish, seasoning, and tomato puree. Moi Moi are usually wrapped with leaves, cellophane bags and small plastic plates at restaurants. Fried yams – One of the most affordable street snacks in Nigeria.
Using a blender this is one of the fastest ways
of peeling beans so watch to the end to find out the perfect way to oull the beans.I’ll simply
let the pins rest for five minutes or soda water then transfer it into the blender to get away the water on my blender. For the rest of the procedure please check the attached video

What does Moi Moi taste like?

Both the texture and taste of moi moi is quite hard to describe, to be honest. I guess the best way to describe it would be to say that it tastes a bit like jollof rice (another traditional Nigerian delicacy), with the texture of soft boiled egg.

     How do you clean beans for Moi Moi fast?

Your blender has a lot of functions just that you have not yet figured out. I use my blender to peel beans easily without much waste of time especially whenever I want to make moi-moi or akara. Apart from blending tomato and pepper, you an also use your blender to peel your beans easily, what a fast way to peel bean faster. See the details here on this video:

 

 

How to cook bok choy ?

The crisp delicate taste of bok choy can be enjoyed by cooking this recipe. It is a  basic stir-fry and it  can be served simple, or you can add meat or tofu to make it more substantial. This Quick and easy recipe it is also very healthy, a fast way to  load up on leafy greens. Serve with  white rice it’s a very good and tasty idea.

Is bok choy good for you?
Bok choy is a great food to incorporate into your diet because of its low calorie content and many health benefits, such as cancer prevention, healthy digestion, and a hefty serving of many vitamins and minerals. It provides an insanely high level of vitamin A and C per serving

Bok choy benefits and recipe

What are the Bok Choy Benefits

Bok choy  contains brassinin, an antimicrobial and often antioxidative substance that’s a proven chemopreventive agent. Many studies have shown that inpiduals who consume multiple servings of cruciferous vegetables per week are at a lower risk of cancers, specifically prostate, colorectal, lung and breast cancer.

Reduces Inflammation

Many of the polyphenols found in this form of Chinese cabbage help reduce inflammation. Bok choy also provides vitamin K, which helps lower the risk of unwanted inflammation, which is at the root of many illnesses and can cause considerable damage if left untreated.

Helps Treat and Prevent Cancer

Incorporating bok choy into your regular diet can help decrease inflammation, fight free radical damage and give your body some of the most powerful tools it needs to fight disease. Cruciferous vegetables are known for their glucosinolates, sulfur-containing chemicals that sometimes cause a bitter flavor. During the preparation, chewing and digestion of these vegetables, other compounds — such as indole, nitrile and sulforaphane — that have proven anticancer effects are created. These compounds are effective against cancer because they can do things like help protect cells from DNA damage and inactivate carcinogens. This is partly why cruciferous veggies are some of the top cancer-fighting foods around.

Bok choy benefits and recipe

Strengthens Bones

Bok choy has a stellar lineup of nutrients that help promote bone health — including iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and bone-building vitamin K. In addition, this superfood is a much healthier alternative to fat-filled milk for getting the RDA of calcium and preventing calcium deficiency.

Provides Antioxidant Power

Bok choy is among the top three vegetables on the aggregate nutrient density index. This means it delivers one of the highest levels of nutrients per calorie compared to other foods. Can bok choy help you lose weight? It may help you feel satisfied without overeating, which is why including vegetables in your diet is important for appetite control.

Free radicals can wreak havoc on the body, yet high-antioxidant foods like bok choy do a great job at scavenging these disease-causing molecules. Just one cup of this leafy vegetable can provide substantially more than your RDA of vitamin A and vitamin C, both of which are some of the most powerful antioxidant vitamins in the body. Beyond these traditional antioxidants, there are a number of phytonutrients and phenolic acids in cabbage varieties — such as caffeic acid, p-coumaric acid, ferulic acid and myricetin— that activate a number of beneficial antioxidant activities. When fermented, antioxidants in cabbages also become more bioavailable, according to some research.

Promotes Eye Health

Carrots are popularly known as the vegetable that helps keep eyes healthy, but thanks to substantial amounts of vitamin A and beta-carotene, bok choy is a serious contender. One cup provides the RDA of beta-carotene and over half of the RDA of vitamin A. The beta-carotene levels are high enough that the Macular Degeneration Association highly recommends it as a food that can help inpiduals suffering from macular degeneration — an eye disease that causes vision loss.

Aside from being an antioxidant that can help prevent infection, vitamin A is also very effective at preventing cataracts since it fights free radicals that damage our eyes and the rest of the body. Vitamin A foods can also help improve low-light vision and treat dry eyes and other eye-related diseases.

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Step 1

Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat, and cook the garlic in the hot oil until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 2

Mix in the bok choy, and cook and stir until the green parts of the leaves turn bright green and the stalks become slightly translucent, 5 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle with salt to serve.

Is bok choy toxic?

Bok choy benefits and recipe

Bok choy is commonly referred to as “goitrogenic.” This means it contains chemicals that can interfere with the production of thyroid hormones. For people with thyroid dysfunction, there is concern cruciferous vegetables and other goitrogenic foods are related to inflammation, iodine metabolism issues and overall thyroid malfunction.

More up-to-date research has shown that very few circumstances allow for goitrogenic foods to have a negative effect on the thyroid, and the number of beneficial nutrients found in foods like bok choy outweigh concerns about the thyroid. If you suffer from thyroid issues, speak with your doctor before consuming bok choy./.

Vegetarian Wrap Recipes – 18 Easy and Healthy Veggie Wraps

If you are looking for Vegetarian Wrap Recipes to make a healthy wrap for dinner or for a party, you are on the right page.

Below are 18 easy and healthy Vegetarian Wrap Recipes that you can choose from. Actually, you can try several of them. They are also very easy to make.

Moreover, you can also make your homemade wrappers, too, if you prefer. However, ingredients for most of these wrappers are readily available in some groceries and supermarkets.

Don’t forget to Pin these vegetarian wrap recipes into your Pinterest board for later. Share them with your friends too. They might like to try making wraps as well.

1. Hummus Veggie Wrap

Hummus is easier when bought. However, if you want to make sure your hummus is healthy, make them homemade. This Hummus Veggie Wrap is very easy to prepare and perfect for any meal of the day.

The ingredients are some hummus, sliced cucumber, spinach leaves sliced tomatoes, avocado, alfalfa or broccoli sprouts, microgreen, some basil leave, and flavored wrap tortillas.

If you prefer to make this tortilla wrapper at home, you can find a recipe here.

Get the full recipe here.

Vegetarian wrap recipes hummus veggie wrap and tandoori cauliflower wrap

2. Tandoori Cauliflower Wrap

This crispy Tandoori Cauliflower Wrap is indeed best with basil cream sauce. It may not be among the easiest as it will take a little more time to prepare, but you won’t regret making this.

To make this you’ll need cauliflower, all-purpose flour, some salt, curry powder, garlic, and onion powder, some water, unsweetened soy yogurt, tandoori seasoning, unsalted cashews, fresh basil, leaves, lime juice, some chopped lettuce, cucumber sticks, some tomatoes, and fluffy tortillas, preferably homemade.

Get the full recipe here.


3. Southwestern Veggie Wraps

Southwestern Veggie Recipe is another healthy yet very easy to prepare vegetarian wrap recipe. With smoky black beans and sweet potatoes, makes the wrap more delicious and filling. Besides sweet potatoes and smoky black beans, you will also need some minced garlic, ground coriander and cumin, smoked paprika, some salt and pepper, olive oil, and several wraps.

Get the full recipe here.

Vegetarian wrap recipes southwestern veggie wraps and spinach hummus wraps

4. Spinach Hummus Wrap

This Spinach Hummus Wrap is one of the colorful veggie wraps that are not only healthy but, with the combination of homemade hummus and veggies, are also delectable to eat.

To make, you’ll need spinach leaves, cucumber, mixed mild peppers, parsley sprigs, tofu, and some hemp seeds. For the hummus, you’ll need some chickpeas, vegetable broth, fresh lemon juice, tahini, garlic, parsley, cumin, paprika, fresh spinach, and some salt and pepper.

Get the full recipe here.


5. Colorful Veggie Wrap

Colorful, healthy, and delicious, this Colorful Veggie Wrap is surely perfect for your lunch box. To prepare this veggie wrap recipe, have these corn kernels, mushroom, cabbage, carrot grated cheese, tomato sauce, cream cheese or Vegetable mayonnaise, olive oil some salt and black pepper, and Phulkas or Flat Indian Bread.

You may also use Rainbow Tortilla wraps instead of Phulkas if you prefer.

Get the full recipe here.

Vegetarian wrap recipes colorful veggie wrap and quick veggie and rice burritos

6. Quick Veggie and Rice Burritos

Among these vegetarian wrap recipes are this flavorful Mexican style Quick Veggie and Rice Burritos. They are absolutely filling and quick to prepare as well.

The ingredients you need are onion, bell pepper olive oil, avocado, pinto or black beans, sour cream, Mexican salsa, salt and pepper, a couple of tortillas, and cilantro lime rice.

Get the full recipe here.


7.  5-Minute Veggie Coconut Wraps

Here is something new to try. These 5-Minute Veggie Coconut Wraps are truly crunchy and full of flavors beginning with the wrapper to the vegetables. Have these ingredients ready: Coconut wraps, hummus, green curry paste, red bell pepper, cilantro, carrots, avocado, and kale.

Get the full recipe here.

Vegetarian wrap recipes 5 minute veggie wrap and tangy veggie wrap

8. Tangy Veggie Wrap

Full of nutrients, this Tangy Veggie Wrap is definitely one full delicious meal.  For this veggie wrap recipe, you’ll need to prepare some sunflower seeds, carrot, red onion, red bell pepper, some spinach, fresh ginger, cottage cheese, sour cream, lemon zest, mustard, salt, and pepper to taste and a couple of wraps. You may also add some mung bean sprouts.

Get the full recipe here.


9. Vegetable Lumpia (Lumpia Togue)

Vegetable Lumpia also called Lumpia Togue is truly very popular in the Philippines from the streets to big hotels and restaurants. Togue is a Filipino word for Mung bean sprouts. Mung bean is not only the ingredients here. There are sweet potato, carrot, garlic, shallots or onion, cabbage, salt, and pepper. You may add shrimps or substitute with tofu for Vegan.

And of course, don’t forget the Spring Roll wrappers or Lumpia wrappers.

Get the full recipe here.

Vegetable lumpia lumpia togue and vietnamese spring rolls with crispy tofu

10.  Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Crispy Tofu

These Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Crispy Tofu are, as you see in the title, highly popular in Vietnam.  These are made with fresh vegetables and herbs with crispy tofu, wrapped in spring roll rice paper, and dipped in the almond butter dipping sauce.

Ingredients are carrots, red pepper, cucumber, cilantro, fresh mint, vermicelli or rice noodles, extra firm tofu, sesame oil, corn starch,  soy sauce, brown sugar, and spring roll rice papers

For the almond butter dipping sauce, you’ll need almond butter, soy sauce, brown sugar or honey, fresh lime juice, chili garlic sauce, and some hot water.

Get the full recipe here.


11. Fire Cracker Vegan Lettuce Wraps

These Fire Cracker Vegan Lettuce wraps are amazingly tasty. Everything is vegetables and further wrapped in its own ingredient, the lettuce. You’ll need extra firm tofu, brown rice noodle, peanuts, cilantro, and lime with lettuce as wraps.

For the deliciously hot Firecracker sauce, you’ll need some peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, chili paste, some sugar, fresh ginger, and garlic.

Get the full recipe here.

Fire cracker vegan and lettuce wraps and radicchio wraps with spicy peanut tofu

12. Radicchio Wraps with Spicy Peanut Tofu

This savory Radicchio Wraps with Spicy Tofu is so flavorful and crunchy with a tang of spiciness all wrapped up in Radicchio leaves. You’ll surely enjoy having one for your meal.

The ingredients for this veggie wrap are radicchio leaves, carrots, red cabbage, avocado baller (use a melon baller to make balls then dipped in sesame seeds), some snow peas, capsicum, cherry tomatoes, tofu (marinated in PB, lime juice, teriyaki sauce, and sriracha) basil and thyme leaves and strawberries and lemon for decorations.

Get the full recipe here.


13. Vegan Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps are indeed very popular among the wraps. These Korean inspired Vegan Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps make it to the list of healthy and tasty veggie wraps.

To make, you’ll need lettuce or cabbage leaves, some tofu, shiitake or oyster mushrooms, garlic, green onions, tamari or soy sauce, coconut sugar, sesame oil, onion, salt and pepper, cooked brown rice, gochujang (Korean BBQ sauce, some sliced carrots, red cabbage, and sesame seeds.

Get the full recipe here.

Vegan bulgogi lettuce wraps and vegetable spring rolls with peanut sauce

14. Vegetable Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

This delectable Vegetable Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce is so appetizing. Moreover,  peanut sauce makes it more delicious. To make the wrap, you’ll need some basil leaves, mint leaves cilantro leaves carrots purple cabbage, bell pepper, English cucumber, avocado, some salt and pepper, lettuce leaves and rice paper wrappers.

For the peanut sauce, you’ll need creamy peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, chili garlic sauce, and ginger.

Get the full recipe here.


15. Ginger Veggie Spring Rolls with Lemon Tahini

Ginger has anti-inflammatory effects, thus, it makes this Ginger Veggie Spring Rolls with Lemon Tahini healthier as well as tastier. For the Veggie wraps, you’ll need fresh ginger, garlic, avocado, coconut oil, and several rice paper sheets with julienned or thinly sliced, carrots, broccoli stems, and purple cabbage.

For the tahini sauce, you’ll need some tahini, water, fresh lemon juice, and pink sauce to taste.

Get the full recipe here.

Ginger veggie spring rolls with tahini and vegan rice paper rolls with sriracha soy sauce tofu and peanut sauce

16. Vegan Rice Paper Rolls With Sriracha & Soy Sauce Tofu And Peanut Sauce

Peanut sauce is always something when partnered with this Vegan Rice Paper Rolls with Sriracha and Soy Sauce Tofu. It makes the whole vegetable wraps tastier. For the ingredients, you’ll need carrots cucumber and bell pepper all julienned green onions, baby spinach, sesame seeds, and baked sriracha and soy sauce tofu. Don’t forget the rice papers.

For the peanut sauce, you’ll need soy sauce or Bragg’s liquid aminos, peanut butter, sriracha, chili garlic sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, sesame seeds, and some water.

Get the full recipe here.


17. Tofu Siu Mai (Vegetarian Chinese Dumplings)

This Tofu Siu Mai is a vegetarian version of classic pork siu mai dumplings that uses tofu as an alternative to pork. Furthermore, this veggie recipe can be prepared ahead. They can be refrigerated and the fillings can also be freeze if you have excess and ran out of wrappers.

To make this, you’ll need to have firm tofu, Chinese dried mushrooms, spring onions, Fine salt, a bit of sugar, cornflour, light soy sauce, sesame oil, and some round Wonton Wrappers.

Get the full recipe here.

Tofu siu mai vegetarian chinese dumplings and easy vegetable samosa

18. Easy Vegetable Samosa

This veggie wrap is very popular in India and started to be known worldwide. Easy Vegetable Samosa is indeed perfect for vegan or to anyone who prefers vegetables. Fillings are very tasty and moist while the filo pastry sheets or samosa sheets are so crispy.

For the ingredients, prepare several filo pastries, sunflower oil, onion, garlic, ginger, ground coriander, ground cumin, garam masala, ground chili powder, potatoes, carrots, frozen peas salt and pepper, and some water.

However, if you prefer some homemade samosa sheets, check them out here.

Get the full recipe here.


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Insanely Delicious Dairy Free Lasagna

Have you tried dairy-free lasagna? If not, then this is the right article for you. This is an insanely delicious lasagna that is made with just eight ingredients. You can also adapt this recipe to your diet if you want a gluten-free, soy-free or vegetarian variant. So, take a look and try this great recipe for dairy-free lasagna!

How to make dairy-free lasagna

If you take a quick glance at the recipe, it might seem like a lot of steps – but I promise, this is easy to make! A lot of things are done simultaneously so it doesn’t take a ton of time to prep this.

To make this, you’ll only need 8 simple ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Lasagna noodles
  • Onion
  • Ground beef (can skip this if you’re vegetarian)
  • Pasta sauce
  • Fauxcotta (a ricotta substitute)

Once you’ve got all your ingredients, there are three prep steps for this dairy free lasagna:

1) Prep your lasagna noodles – I get the water going at the start and add them in when it’s boiling, that way they’re cooking while I’m prepping the next two things

2) Prep your veggies – For this, you’ll sauté the mushrooms and spinach in the olive oil.

3) Prep your meat sauce – You’ll saute the ground beef and onion (shown below) then mix it up with pasta sauce.

Dairy free lasagna 1

After that, you’ll just layer the ingredients and bake! 

Here’s how I like to layer them:

Layer 1:

  • Little pasta sauce that you’ve set aside, spread on the bottom of the dish
  • 3 noodles
  • 1/2 fauxcotta
  • 1/2 spinach/mushroom mixture
  • 1/3 meat sauce

Layer 2:

  • 3 noodles
  • 1/2 fauxcotta
  • 1/2 spinach/mushroom mixture
  • 1/3 meat sauce

Layer 3:

  • 3 noodles
  • 1/3 meat sauce

What is Fauxcotta and where do I get it?!

Fauxcotta is a ricotta substitute made by Barrett’s Garden. It’s a tofu base that’s pre-seasoned with Italian herbs like oregano and basil. I think it’s extremely similar to ricotta when used in lasagna or stuffed shells!

Currently, the product is primarily available in the Northeast. If you visit the Barrett’s Garden website and click on “about” it will bring up the locations where you can find it. If you happen to be local in Central Massachusetts, we grabbed ours at Matchstick Market in Clinton (a weekly market with plant-based foods, artisanal products, and local artists – really cool).

Also, you can try using one of the other ricotta substitutes on the market that you can find locally.

Dairy free pasta sauces

I used a jarred dairy free sauce to make this recipe easy, but you can also certainly use your own favorite homemade sauce.

You do have to be careful with jarred sauces as some do contain dairy. Here are some of the options on the market that appear to be dairy free at the time of this post. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but just a few examples that I’ve come across!

*Important: Please always check the label when you purchase, as manufacturers can frequently change formulations and add new allergens.

Dairy free lasagna 2

Allergens in this lasagna

This lasagna is free of dairy, nuts, and fish. It also does not naturally contain egg, though some people who are sensitive to eggs will want to note that certain pasta products are made in shared facilities with egg – just something to double check on the label.

The recipe does contain soy and gluten (but you can find modifications below).

Dietary Modifications

Here are easy ways to modify this recipe if you need to fit certain allergy eliminations or dietary preferences:

Gluten free – Use gluten free pasta noodles rather than traditional lasagna noodles. An easy substitute! (All the other ingredients I chose for those were gluten free).

Vegetarian – Just leave out the beef! The spinach and mushroom add lots of heartiness to this – the recipe will work just fine without meat.

Soy free – The ricotta substitute (Fauxcotta) used in this lasagna is soy based, and is by far the closest thing I’ve found to regular ricotta. However, that presents a bummer for those of ya’ll allergic to soy! Here are two recipes you might be able to use as a substitute:

Dairy Free Lasagna

Need a dairy free dinner that will please even the pickiest eaters? Try this insanely delicious dairy free lasagna recipe!  

 Course – Main Course

 Cuisine – Italian

 Keyword – dairy free lasagna

 Prep Time – 20 minutes

 Cook Time – 45 minutes

 Total Time – 1 hour 5 minutes

 Servings – 9 servings

 Calories – 370 kcal

 Author – Dairy Free for Baby

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped baby portabella mushrooms, chopped roughly
  • 5 ounces baby spinach, chopped roughly
  • 9 lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound ground beef (recommend 85/15)*
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 24 ounce jar of pasta sauce (double check dairy free)
  • 16 ounces Barrett’s Garden fauxcotta (or another dairy-free ricotta substitute)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Also, fill a large pot with water and set it over high heat on the stove, as you’ll use this to boil the lasagna noodles.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes, until tender.
  3. Stir in spinach and cook for another 2 minutes, until the spinach is lightly wilted. Set the veggie mixture aside in a bowl.
  4. By this point, your water should be boiling. Place the lasagna noodles in and cook according to package directions. Drain them when done.
  5. Meanwhile, while noodles are cooking, you’ll prepare the meat sauce. Wipe out the skillet you used for the veggies, and return to medium heat. Add your ground beef and red onions. Brown the ground beef, around 5-7 minutes. If needed, drain any excess fat from the skillet (this will depend on the fat percentage of the meat used).
  6. Set aside 1/3 cup pasta sauce, and then dump the remaining sauce into the skillet with the meat. Cook for 2 minutes, then remove from heat.
  7. In a 13×9 baking dish, spread the 1/3 cup pasta sauce on the bottom. Add your first three lasagna noodles. Layer first with 1/2 the fauxcotta, 1/2 the spinach/mushrooms, and 1/3 meat sauce. Add your next layer of lasagna noodles and repeat. Then add the final layer and top with the remaining meat sauce.
  8. Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 10 minutes uncovered. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • The ground beef is optional; you can skip if you’re vegetarian.
  • I used Prego Roasted Garlic and Herb pasta sauce, which at the time of this post is dairy free.
  • To drain excess fat from the skillet, you can just push the meat/onion mixture to one side, tilt the skillet, and remove the grease with a large spoon.

Nutrition analysis (approximate per serving):

370 calories, 16 g fat, 4 g sat fat, 584 mg sodium, 

34.5 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 24 g protein, 

Vitamin A: 40%, Vitamin C: 11%, Calcium: 31%, Iron: 24%

From Dairy Free for Baby.

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EASY MEAL PREP for Weight Loss Ideas – 16 Budget-Friendly Recipes for Beginners

Easy Meal Prep for Weight Loss Ideas is what you are looking for, isn’t it?  You are on the right page as we have here 16 Easy Budget-Friendly Recipes just for you. Check them below and I am sure you’ll love them as they indeed, not only very healthy but also will help you lose weight.

And don’t forget to pin into your Pinterest Board for later.

16. BBQ Chicken and Roasted Sweet Potato Bowls

BBQ Chicken & Roasted Sweet Potato Bowls are indeed a hearty and healthy dinner recipe bursting not only with bold flavors but also with nutritious vegetables and other ingredients such as sweet potatoes, broccoli, yellow onion with boneless chicken breast, and garnished to add more flavors with salt, garlic powder and chipotle or chili powder and adding BBQ sauce of course. This easy sheet pan dinner is surely perfect for meal prepping lunches for work or a quick weeknight meal thus this is among the list for Easy Meal Prep Ideas.

Full recipe from The Creative Bite

Easy meal prep for weight loss ideas bbq chicken roasted sweet po

15, Baked Chicken, Broccoli, and Sweet Potatoes

This is indeed a good meal you can prep at the beginning of the week. The chicken and broccoli get baked on one pan and then the sweet potatoes get baked on another pan. They take longer to cook. Then garnish with salt and pepper thus made them tasty.

Full recipe from Recipe-Diaries


14. Black Bean and Corn Salad

This black bean and corn salad is a fresh mix of black beans, corn, red peppers, jalapeno and avocado, all tossed in a zesty cilantro lime dressing. Truly this salad is full of different flavors and textures and also makes a great side dish. You can even serve it as a dip for chips or as a topping for grilled meats or fish. Thus, an easy salad that’s the perfect side dish for any meal!

Full recipe from Dinner at the Zoo

Easy meal prep for weight loss ideas black bean corn salad and roaste

13. Roasted Cauliflower Burrito Bowls

And then there are ROASTED CAULIFLOWER burrito bowls. Why are roasted cauliflower burrito bowls just kind of the best thing ever? Definitely 50% magic. The other 50% is split between:  spiced roasted cauliflower coated in some hot sauce, hot, steamy white rice; zippy pico de gallo; fresh sweet corn; creamy mashed black beans; buttery avocado; and of course a waterfall of lime juice and cilantro over the whole thing.

Full recipe from Pinch of Yum


12. Fried Rice Vegan Meal

Also called Golden Fried Rice Scrambled Tofu, this fried rice vegan meal is truly perfect for powering you through your busy day. It’s full of fiber (from the brown rice and vegetables ) and protein (from the rice and scrambled tofu)! And best of all, it’s SO delicious and satisfying. Gluten-Free. Loaded with fresh veggies like green peas, carrots, broccoli, and scrambled tofu, spiced up with garlic and garlic powder, indeed this will fill you up. The golden hue comes from turmeric!

Full recipe from Nora Cooks

Easy meal prep for weight loss ideas fried rice vegan meal prep and veg

11. Vegan Sweet Potato and Black BeanBowl

Here is another easy meal prep, This Vegan Sweet Potato and Black Bean Bowl has sauteed kale, roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, quinoa, and pine nuts! Yes, pine nuts! I know pine nuts can be a little pricey, but they are sooo worth it. And garnishes like onion and garlic powder, paprika, cumin, pepper flakes and dash with some lemon juice will surely taste heaven.

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10. Jerk Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

Jerk Chicken Meal Prep Bowls are super flavorful for lunch or dinner throughout the week. Filled with jerk spiced chicken, black beans, pineapple salsa, and yellow rice. Make once and have four delicious meals. The spicy flavor of the jerk seasoning paired with the sweet pineapple salsa makes for one tasty meal.

Full recipe from Food Lovin Family

Easy meal prep for weight loss ideas jerk chicken meal prep bowls and l

9. Lemony Artichoke and Quinoa Salad

Lemony Artichoke and Quinoa Salad is truly versatile, delicious, and never goes to waste. Sometimes it can be as a light entrée, sometimes as a side dish, and sometimes as a base for bowl meals. Moreover, besides quinoa and artichoke as the main ingredients, what makes them tasty and healthy are lemon, olive oil, garlic, bell pepper parsley, and chickpeas, and then just add salt and pepper to taste.

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8. Meal Prep Baked Lime Chicken Bowls

These Easy Meal Prep Baked Lime Chicken Bowls are not just healthy but are also delicious! Chicken breasts are cubed and marinated in a chili-lime marinade and then baked. Pair with quinoa and green beans for yummy make-ahead healthy meals! And what makes it tastier? There’s olive oil, red wine vinegar lime juice chili powder, and paprika.

Full recipe from Yummy Healthy Easy

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7. Meal Prep Chicken Burrito Bowls

A week’s worth of lunch made in just 1 hour. Surely this time-saving easy meal prep chicken burrito bowls recipe will help you get healthy lunch on the table at work, school or home quickly without sacrificing flavor or your hard-earned money! The meat, rice, beans, and fajita veggies are all loaded in 1 bowl for easy heating up, and the cold ingredients are placed in a separate bowl. When you are ready to have a fresh burrito bowl, you simply heat up the chicken bowl then top it with the cold salad, guacamole, and sour cream.

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6. Simple and Healthy Sweet Potato Bakes

This easy meal prep saves the day, or rather night especially after being busy and just wanted to relax, grab something to eat from your ref and just throw into your microwave oven and there you have some hot meal! With just a combination of sweet potato, chicken, carrots broccoli with parmesan and seasonings and bake in the oven and you got enough healthy meals,

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Simple healthy chicken sweet pot

5. Spicy Chicken Sweet Potato Meal Prep Magic

Another healthy Easy meal prep is this Spicy Chicken Sweet Potato Meal Prep Magic! This requires 45 minutes of mostly-hands off time, and you can feel really good about it because it looks pretty and tastes delicious, especially with a big ol’ side of avocado and hummus. And then you can enjoy it 5x over in all its different forms (cold salad! warm veggie/rice bowl! soup! pasta! taco! Just Fill sheet pans up with good ingredients – potatoes, broccoli, and chicken – toss with olive oil and good salt and spices, roast for a while, then pack into containers for easy eating and lunch-taking and meal-building all week.

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4. Sweet Potato Fajita Meal Prep

This sweet potato fajitas meal prep recipe couldn’t be easier! Another easy meal prep. Cook the seasoned veggies on a sheet pan and serve with rice and guacamole for a balanced, filling meal. A combination of pepper, salt, paprika, chipotle powder, cumin, cayenne, and garlic are all the seasonings you need and next is to bake.

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Sweet potato fajitas meal prep and

3. Easy Meal Prep Cilantro Lime Chicken With Cauliflower Rice

Get your easy meal prep on with this healthy meal prep cilantro lime chicken served next to delicious cauliflower rice! This meal prep recipe is low-carb, high-protein, and about to be a staple in your routine. Don’t forget to serve the cilantro lime chicken next to homemade cauliflower rice for a complete meal prep meal!

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2. Whole 30 Fish Taco Bowls

These paleo and Whole30 Fish Taco Bowls have all your favorite fish taco fixings – blackened fish, shredded cabbage, mango salsa, pickled onions, avocado, and chipotle mayo – all topped over cauliflower rice to make an easy, healthy, and gluten-free taco bowl perfect for an easy meal or easy meal prep.

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Whole 30 fish taco bowls and spicy

1, Spicy Tofu Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

And finally, last but not least is this easy meal prep vegan lettuce wraps and it only requires minimal prep and just one skillet! The filling is a combination of seasoned, sautéed mushrooms and tofu and the toppings are up to you.

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KETO CREAMY BROCCOLI SOUP

Keto Creamy Broccoli Soup contains the keto favorite ingredients, and furthermore, the recipe is also Paleo and Whole30 that makes the soup super healthy and tasty as well. Indeed, no wonder this is one of the favorites of dieters, and even nondieters as well.

Here is a recipe that is sure you will love because it is so easy to prepare as you will cook everything in one pot. What makes this healthy and special are, first, there is no flour to thicken it, and second, to thicken it, just use more vegetables and cauliflower puree. However, because we use cream, it is especially advised that you do not freeze the soup. It is best to consume in just a few days to enjoy the great taste.

To easily get back for the recipe, don’t forget to Pin this in your Pinterest board to include in your favorite soup. Enjoy your soup!

Keto creamy broccoli soup 1 KETO CREAMY BROCCOLI SOUP

Ingredients

  • 5 cup broccoli chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cup cauliflower chopped
  • 1 cup almond milk or coconut milk
  • 2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • parsley

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into a pan, then cover and cook for 20 minutes
  2. Blend the mixture until smooth using a stick blender or kitchen blender. Finally, drizzle with parsley. It´s ready to serve!

    6 Servings.

Source: Mom Secrets

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10 INSTANT POT TIPS AND TRICKS – Hacks for Cooking with Pleasure

Got an Instant Pot? To a lot of people, the instant pot is already a common household – a must-have in the kitchen. You have landed on the right page as you can find here 10 Instant Pot Tips and Tricks, and even Instant Pot Hacks for Cooking with Pleasure. 

But I also don’t want to leave some of those who may have just heard it but have little to no idea what is it or how to use it. This is the right place for you as well.

To begin with, Instant Pot is a versatile kitchen gadget, a multi-use appliance that can do the job of a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, saute pan, steamer, oven, bread maker, and even as a yogurt maker and more depending on the model, size and type. And that can also save you space, and over the long term, money. And moreover, your food will be tastier.

Here are what you should know, or learn new Instant Pot tips and tricks and useful hacks as well:

1. Learn to convert the recipes of your favorite foods for the instant pot,

You may have known a lot of cooking and baking but with the Instant Pot, it is quite different. Indeed, you can find a lot of nice recipes from the internet, cookbooks or even from your friends. But you also want to cook your own favorite recipes

Learn to convert the recipes for instant pot

More details on How to Convert Recipes to Instant Pot from My Crazy Good Life,


2. Combine different containers for your instant pot – Pot In a Pot Method

Certainly, the appliances come with inner pots but that does not prevent you from applying other suitable containers. It can be oven-safe glass containers, steaming racks, and silicone molds. Of course, this is what you call the Pot-In-Pot method and you can save a lot of time.

More details about Pot in a Pot Method from Once a Month Meals.

Instant pot pot in pot method and cheat sheet

3. Use small tips – cheat sheets

To avoid errors in your instant pot mode selection and time settings, use a kind of cheat sheet, which is a cooker time chart. Place it somewhere near your pressure cooker and keep calm for your everyday meals.

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4. Use different cooking mode

If you want your meal to be cooked properly and taste even better, feel free to use the various buttons during the cooking process. Sch as the saute mode for onions and vegetables and then go to slow pressure. That’s what your inner pot got so many functions for!

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Instant pot hacks and tips and tricks

5. Apply the Instant Pot as a Meal Saver.

Indeed it’s a great time-saver when you slice all the ingredients needed, put in an inner pot and freeze them. When it’s time to cook, just bring the container out and cook it and there’s no need to thaw them. Truly it is fast and convenient. 

More details on Instant Pot Tricks and Treats from Once a Month Meals.


6. Experiment and Invent Instant Pot Tips

There are different pressure cooker mode of how you cook the food. But it also doesn’t mean that you have to always follow it. Different modes may be good for baking bread, pies, and many more useful things. An example is the recipe of this insanely delicious cinnamon walnut sweet potato bread.

Recipe for Instant Pot Paleo Cinnamon Walnut Sweet Potato Bread from Nurture My Gut.

Instant pot paleo cinnamon walnut sweet potato bread and silk tie dyed eggs

7. Discover Something New Everyday!

Do you know that your device is not only good at cooking but also can do a lot of other things? Grape wine, vanilla extract, herbal remedies, cough syrup, as well as chapstick, crayons and even dyed Easter eggs – that is just a few things that your instant pot is capable of!

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8. Use Various Instant Pot Accessories

If you want to enjoy both the delicious food and the cooking process itself, don’t forget some little handy assistants. It can be an extra inner pot glass cover, sealing rings, microfiber towels, some sets including egg bites mold vegetable basket rack and oven mitts, retriever tongs, and other accessories that will turn you into a master chef!

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Instant pot must have accessories and how to remove odors

9. Take Care of your Instant Pot

You may wash some parts of the device including the inner pot and steam rack in your dishwasher. But you can use simple home remedies to remove stains and odor – such as water with lemon or baking soda. Make sure they are really safe for your multi-cooker.

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10. Your Pressure Cooker is Convenient but not Almighty

Truly it may seem that your Instant Pot works wonders because it can do a lot of things, nevertheless, don’t forget that it has flows as well. For example, be careful with dairy products, as most of the instant pots don’t cook cheese and cream sauces in a proper way. You’d better add dairy after the cooking process to get the sauce with a delicate. Read the manual as there are warnings and reminders written there. 

Did you learn something new on Instant Pot tips and tricks?

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15 Holiday Slow Cooker Recipes – Best Crockpot Recipes for Your Party

 

We are so excited to share these 15 holiday crockpot recipes with you, best slow cooker recipes for your party. These holiday slow cooker recipes are are healthy, easy, delicious and so easy to make. You will love these holiday crockpot comfort food recipes!

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Slow Cooker Mulled Wine Recipe

When the weather cools down, slow cooker mulled wine is on my to do list. It makes my home smell wonderful, and the taste is great, too!

 

Ingredients:

 

1 Bottle Red Wine (750 ml)
2 T Honey
1 Orange, sliced
two Cinnamon Sticks
2 Whole Star Anise

 

Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes

Crockpot cheesy potatoes are the best side dish for ham, they make a great side dish for steaks and these are a great hot side dish for grilled meat as well! Be sure to check out other potato side dishes as well!

 

Ingredients:

30 oz. bag of frozen shredded hashbrowns, thawed
2 cans cream of chicken soup
8 oz. sour cream
4 T butter, melted
1½ cups cheese – shredded cheddar divided (I prefer sharp cheddar, any will do)
1 cup milk
½ cup diced yellow onion

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Crock Pot Ham Recipe

I had to dust off the Crock Pot before I could make this Crock Pot Ham Recipe. And I have a crock pot problem, I love them and have (too) many of them!

Ingredients 

  • 4 to 5 lb fully cooked boneless ham (make sure it will fit in your crock pot)
  • four tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup [ineapple or cherry juice (I had to use cherry juice because I left the pineapple juice at the grocery store.)

 

Sweet & Sour Slow Cooker Meatballs

I used to think that if I worried about everything, then none of the things I worried about would happen. I guess I thought I could ‘unjinx’ myself or something, in advance, you know? I’m a bit of a worry wart.

 

Ingredients

Meatballs

2 lb extra lean ground beef

1 onion, finely chopped

1/2 tsp garlic powder

tsp oregano

3/4 cup fine bread crumbs

Sweet & Sour Sauce

1 1/2 cup water

two thirds cup vinegar

2/3 cup ketchup

2 tbsp soya sauce

1 cup brown sugar

two tsp cornstarch

2 tsp water

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Scottish Cabbage Rolls 

With the holidays around the corner, I wanted to share one of my ultimate favorite Ukrainian Christmas comfort food recipes – the best cabbage rolls ever! Although I am Ukrainian and adore Ukrainian food, these are not your typical traditional Ukrainian cabbage rolls. These are what my family likes to call, “Scottish Cabbage Rolls.”

Ingredients

  • 1 large cabbage
  • one lb ground beef
  • 4 cups of brown rice
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • one cup sliced mushrooms can substitute canned
  • 1 cup ketchup add additional to taste
  • 2 10 oz cans condensed tomato soup* gluten-free

 

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes and Apples 

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes and Apples is a delicious Holiday side dish. This is an easy recipe to make, and is lightly sweet. Crock pot sweet potatoes and apples is a favorite Thanksgiving side dish recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Sweet Potatoes (about 4-5 med.) peeled and cubed, divided
  • 4 med Apples, peeled and sliced, divided
  • 1 tsp Dried Rubbed Sage
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Real Maple Syrup
  • 4 Tbsp Butter, melted
  • 3 tsp Brown Sugar optional, for a sweeter result)

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Slow Cooker Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

This Slow Cooker Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes recipe is a retro classic! I went back to the recipe vault of my youth to unearth this classic! These delicious creamy, cheesy crock pot scalloped potatoes are an amazing scalloped potatoes side dish recipe!

Ingredients

  • 6 lg Potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • one tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 lg Onion, diced
  • 6 slices Thick Cut Smoky Bacon, uncooked, chopped
  • 3 cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1 (10.75 oz) can Cream of Chicken Soup*
  • 1 1/4 cups Milk

 

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce is sweet, tart, and cooks up easily, making the house smell good! Crock pot cranberry sauce is delicious and a perfect Thanksgiving side dish recipe. Serve this homemade cranberry sauce with turkey or pork.

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 oz) pkg Fresh Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • half cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • half cup White Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

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Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte Recipe

Winter weather is here, and the Christmas holidays are just around the corner. ‘Tis the season for holiday get-togethers, delicious food and of course yummy hot drinks like fancy lattes and hot chocolates.

Ingredients:

5 cups of strong brewed coffee*
1 Tablespoon molasses
1 1/2 cup of half and half cream
one Tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
one teaspoon ginger
Whipped cream (optional)

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Crock Pot Mashed Potato Cabbage

Regardless of  your eating plan, I think that most people would agree that mashed potatoes are a comfort food.  In my family, potatoes were often combined with cabbage for a side dish to a variety of main courses.

Ingredients

2 large potatoes
Large head of cabbage-shredded
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup chopped green onions
pinch black pepper

Spiced Apple Cider Made from Apple Juice

Just because you don’t press your own apples, doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a warm mug of cider – this Spiced Apple Cider is made from apple juice.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (1 L) pure apple juice
  • 2 – 4″ cinnamon sticks
  • 8 whole cloves
  • eight whole allspice berries
  • 1-2 tablespoons (15-30 ml) brown sugar, palm coconut sugar or maple syrup (optional, fairly sweet without it)

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Extra Thick and Creamy Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

It is definitely the weather now for a warming mug of hot chocolate to take the chill from your hands and warm the soul. What better than to make a big batch of it in your slow cooker so you can ladle it out at your festive parties.

Ingredients

  • 800 ml milk I used semi-skimmed
  • 4 tsp cocoa powder
  • 6 tsp sugar granulated or caster
  • 150 g dark chocolate I used 51% cocoa
  • 8 tsp milk
  • 4 tsp cornflour
  • whipped or squirty cream to serve
  • 1 square dark chocolate chopped into shavings, to serve

 

Slow Cooker Mincemeat Pudding

Following hot on the heels on from my slow cooker turkey crown is another Christmas recipe! My slow cooker mincemeat pudding is simple to make, can be made at the last minute if you missed Stir Up Sunday, and is full of festive flavours!

Ingredients

  • 175 g butter at room temperature
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 200 g self-raising flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • one tsp mixed spice
  • 25 tsp ground cloves
  • twenty five tsp ground nutmeg
  • 6 tbsp mincemeat either from a jar or homemade

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Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pudding 

If you want to have a change from a Christmas pudding, or are catering for a crowd and want an alternative to add to your menu, how about a slow cooker gingerbread pudding?

Ingredients

  • 175 g butter softened
  • 100 g dark brown sugar
  • 65 g golden syrup
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • five tsp nutmeg
  • 5 tsp cinnamon
  • 175 g self-raising flour
  • 3 eggs
  • Golden syrup to drizzle over the top

 

Healthier Crockpot Mashed Butternut Squash {Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo, Whole30}

Crockpot Mashed Butternut Squash is the perfect cozy side dish to complement your weeknight dinners, fall gatherings, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, plus all of your other holiday meals. It is a family-friendly, colorful, vibrant, delicious and healthy mash that is easy to make in your slow cooker.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large butternut squash peeled, de-seeded, chopped and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup(60ml) water
  • Salt to taste
  • Herbs for topping

 

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