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Nancy’s Avocado Salsa Verde Recipe

We introduced Nancy’s unbelievable Avocado Salsa Verde recipe during our Cardiometabolic program in 2019 and it's been a fan favorite since. This simple recipe is unbelievably delicious and perfect for these warm summer weekends on the patio with friends!   Ingredients: 1 large, ripe, peeled Hass Avocado 1/3 cup diced tomato 2 T red onion finely chopped ½ t serrano pepper seeded and minced 1 t garlic, minced 1 T fresh lime juice 2 T fresh cilantro, chopped Pinch of coconut sugar and salt & pepper to taste. Directions: Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender; pulverize to mix well. Refrigerate for at least one hour to allow flavors to marry. [mkdf_button size="" type="" text="Download Printable Recipe" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://thrivecarolinas.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Avocado-Salsa-Verde.pdf" target="_self" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]...

5 Ingredient Mexican Brown Rice

This recipe might just be the simplest most flavorful rice dish you’ll ever cook. It comes together so easily and quickly in one skillet, which makes for less mess. You can even throw in your favorite veggies if you wish. Thanks to our friends at Kim's Cravings for sharing this tasty easy to make recipe!   Ingredients: (Servings: 6, Calories: 470, Minutes: 15) 1 ½ cups corn (frozen or fresh) 15 ounces black beans (drained and rinsed) 3 cups brown rice (whole grain, Minute® Ready to Serve Rice) 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 cup fresh salsa Fresh cilantro Avocado   Directions: Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Add corn and black beans and cook until corn is tender, about 3 minutes. Add Minute® Ready to Serve Rice and...

Big Game Black Bean Salsa

It's hard not to enjoy a salty snack while watching the Big Game. For me, it can be a problem finding healthy snacking options on game day, which is mostly my own doing. But that's ok because we have the perfect alternative for you. Our Game Day Black Bean Salsa is where it's at, and it's so good you won't be able to stop eating. Enjoy! Ingredients: two cans black beans, drained & rinsed two cans sweet corn, drained & roasted on the stovetop 4 - 5- Roma tomatoes, seeded diced one medium red onion, diced one jalapeno, seeded & diced Cilantro (to taste) julie of one lime (to taste) Directions: Combine all ingredients in large refrigerator safe bowl, let sit for 3 hours and serve cold with...

Creamy Avocado Pasta

A simple, tasty and incredibly delightful creamy avocado pasta that can be on your plate in less than 30 minutes and will be ringing praise from the entire family! We appreciate Chungah at DamnDelicious for sharing this amazing recipe with us! What amazed us about this dish is the creamy consistency of the avocado sauce without using cream or butter. It's simple, all you need is a couple ripe avocados, fresh basil, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. It's a similar structure to our 30 Minute Pesto Pasta, but the taste is completely different. Give it a try this weekend! INGREDIENTS: 12 ounces spaghetti 2 ripe avocados, halved, seeded and peeled 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice Kosher salt and freshly...

Chicken Enchilada-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

This healthy 5-ingredient spaghetti squash recipe is a satisfying low-carb alternative to taco night. If you have leftover cooked chicken on hand, skip Step 2 and stir 2½ cups into the filling. Look for an enchilada sauce with less than 300 mg of sodium per serving, such as Hatch brand. Thanks to our friends at Eating Well for sharing the recipe. Ingredients (2) 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1) 2 to 3-pound spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded (1) 1/4 cups red enchilada sauce, divided one medium zucchini, diced (1) cup shredded pepper jack cheese Direction Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 450 degrees F. Place chicken in a medium saucepan, add water to cover and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to...

Back To School Snack Special

Monday is the first day back to School for many of our children (and who else is excited for that!). In honor of this momentous occasion, we decided to scour the internet, and find some of the best snack ideas for your little ones as they head back to school. Many of these recipes are simple, easy and yummy. If you like what you see, we encourage you to follow the people who shared them, just click on the image and it will direct you to them! Good Luck to all the little (and big) ones heading back to school!!! Here's to another safe, exciting and educational school year!! Natural PB&J   Apple Pie Nachos Edamame   Guacamole Watermelon Fruit Pizza Sweet Potato Chips   Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Watermelon Popsicles Kale Guacamole Wraps ...

Cumin Dusted Chicken with Guacamole Sauce

Cumin Dusted Chicken is a staple around our house. It's easy, quick, well-seasoned, healthy and packed full of nutrients. Try pairing it with a nice spinach salad and a rice pilaf. Recipe Courtesy of Cooking Light Ingredients Sauce: 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper 1 ripe peeled avocado, seeded and coarsely mashed Chicken: 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves Cooking spray How to Make It Step 1 To prepare sauce, combine first 8 ingredients; set aside. Step 2 Preheat oven to 400°. Step 3 To prepare chicken, combine sugar, 1...

Rich, Thick, Super Creamy Avocado Cream Sauce

Looking for a tasty twist on that avocado toast? How about a nice way to freshen up blackened chicken? Well, this rich, thick, super creamy sauce is the simple addition you need in your life! Four simple ingredients and that's it!   Ingredients 1 Large Ripe Avocado 1/2 cup reduced-fat Greek Yogurt Juice of 1/2 Lime 1 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar Kosher Salt and freshly Ground Black Pepper Directions Slice the avocado in half and remove the pit. Scoop the flesh into a food processor and add the yogurt, lime juice, apple cider vinegar and a big pinch of salt and pepper. Blend until smooth. Add additional lime juice if desired. Serve over chicken, on toast, or with chips and salsa! Enjoy!...

Michael Mosley's Phyto Burst Lunchbox

In the spirit of our Healing Your Gut series we're sharing a lovely recipe from Michael Mosley's perfect meal for the gut. This recipe is packed with vegetables that are rich in phytonutrients, which have great health benefits because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. “Eating them helps to preserve the microbial balance in the gut." Ingredients ½ avocado ½ cup red cabbage, finely sliced 1 small-medium carrot, grated or finely sliced ½ cup red capsicum, deseeded and sliced 4 tinned artichoke hearts, drained (they taste even better scorched on a hot griddle) 1 cup spinach leaves 4-5 broccoli florets, steamed 2 hard-boiled eggs, roughly chopped 2tbsp mixed seeds, toasted Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing 200ml olive oil 50ml live (raw) apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp lemon juice ½ tsp honey...

Mexican Eggs Benedict

Mexican Eggs Benedict We gave this recipe a taste over the weekend and we were pleasantly surprised with this recipe, adding Chipotle chilies to the Hollandaise Sauce gives it that kick we need in the morning. Recipe courtesy of Danielle Walker's Against All Grain Serves 4 Chipotle Hollandaise Sauce 1 to 2 dried chipotle chilies 3 large egg yolks 2 teaspoons lime juice 2/3 cup salted clarified butter or ghee, melted 8 large eggs, poached 1 tablespoon Whole30-compliant bacon fat or extra-virgin olive oil 8 cups baby spinach sea salt and fresh cracked pepper for serving: avocado slices, fried plantains, fresh cilantro To make the sauce: Soak the chilies in boiling water for 15 minutes, until softened. Remove the seeds for a more mild sauce, or leave them in for a spicy...