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Apple Brussels Sprouts Salad

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You have to try this new salad! The apple adds a sweet-tart taste to the this bitter vegetable. :-)

Apple Brussels Sprouts

(Serves 4)


Ingredients:

1 tbsp. avocado oil or coconut oil

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

1 9-oz. package of shredded Brussels sprouts (or shred about 3½ cups of whole sprouts)

1 organic apple, peeled

2 tbsp lemon juice

Sea salt

Pepper


Directions:

1. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add the onion and saute until it starts to caramelize, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the brussels sprouts and continue cooking another 5 - 10 minutes..

2. Add the chopped apple to pan and saute for another 2-3 minutes, and then stir in the lemon juice. Cook for another minute or so before seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.

3. Serve and enjoy!

In good health,

Tara

Choco-PB Yogurt

Hey there,

So….I know you have a sweet tooth! I do, too. ;-)


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Here's my latest low-glycemic / low-carb CONCOCTION - basically just a recipe without any measurements. I'm calling this one:

Choco-PB yogurt


Ingredients:

Unsweetened coconut yogurt (I used So Delicious brand)
Powdered peanut butter (use any protein powder you like)
Peanut butter (or any nut / seed butter)
Raw cacao powder

Toppings pictured: frozen blueberries and hemp seeds


Directions:


1) Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and add toppings as desired. 

2) Enjoy it as a healthy snack, side dish, or delicious dessert!



In good health,
Tara



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Chocolate-covered Watermelon Treats

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Make these for your next Summer party!

  1. Watermelon slices.
  2. Top with homemade chocolate (melted coconut oil, cacao powder, and maple syrup OR honey.  See this post for the chocolate tutorial video I made with my kids).
  3. Sprinkle coconut flakes on top (or coarse sea salt!).
  4. Keep in a single layer on a wax paper-covered tray in your fridge or freezer.
  5. Pretend it took you longer than 5 minutes to make because they are SO pretty!

Will you be adding this to your Summer recipe round-up?  Let me know in the comments!

In good health,

Tara

P.S. Did you know that I share recipes like this one at least weekly inside my private facebook group, Lean In with Tara Allen Health?  All recipes are dairy free, gluten free, and vegetarian.  We also participate in weekly challenges together and I share workouts.  Consider it your one-stop health / weight loss / fitness / nutrition stop.  :-)  Come join us!