Tag: Skinny Chocolate Fruit Dip for One

Real Food Menu for Week of 10.12.2020

This rainy, but busy weekend was filled with last minute plans. On Friday, a friend and I hatched a plan to walk the Salem Half Marathon on Saturday morning. We chatted and strolled that hilly(!) course in light drizzle. The remnants of hurricane Delta. While in Salem I discovered a new gardening project that consumed the second half of the day. I kind of {heart} emergency gardening! More on that later this week.

This week’s menu is chock full of some of our very favorite meals! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it:

Mark’s Breakfast:
PBJ Overnight Oats – All the flavors of the sandwich for breakfast! None of that unnecessary bread.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-eating-pb-j-overnight-oats/

Mark’s Lunch:
Spicy Pumpkin Chili – So good. I used 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes and one can each of kidney beans and black beans. This keeps for several days in the fridge, tastes even better reheated and freezes well. That’s a cooking win in my book!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/spicy-pumpkin-chili/

Dinners:

Autumn Pear and Goat Cheese Chicken Salad – Tried and true! Very customizable. Add what you like, leave out the rest. We sub parmesan for the goat cheese.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/autumn-pear-goat-cheese-chicken-salad/

Eggs in Tomato Sauce with Chickpeas and Spinach – New Recipe! Here’s a satisfying meatless meal. It won’t win any beauty contests, but it’s tasty nonetheless. The touch of cream cuts the acidity of the tomatoes.
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/266652/eggs-in-tomato-sauce-with-chickpeas-spinach/

Crock-Pot Italian Chicken Soup – Creamy (dairy-free!) and packed with flavor, this recipe is a favorite! It’s very forgiving; use whatever veggies you most enjoy. If including broccoli, add it during the last hour of cooking so it doesn’t get mushy. Top with chopped parsley and a little parmesan cheese if you like.
http://yourworldnatural.blogspot.com/2013/01/whole30-challenge-day-10-and-delicious.html

Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers – Because I’m no longer doing keto, I use ground turkey and add a little pre-cooked brown rice to the filling. These freeze well; make a few extra to keep on hand for one of those too-busy-to-cook evenings.
https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/stuffed-peppers-with-ground-beef-and-cheese

Snack:
No Bake Energy Balls – New Recipe! Okay, so these are dangerous! We rated these little goodies a 10. Use them for a snack, treat, pre or post work-out. Go ahead and make a double batch and stash some in the freezer…if they make it that far.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/no-bake-energy-balls

Treat:
Skinny Chocolate Fruit Dip for One – Or double the batch and make enough for two! We like a sprinkle of Lily’s chocolate chips. This dip is delicious with strawberries or orange slices. For the other fruit dips pictured here, see this post.
https://happihomemade.com/chocolate-fruit-dip/

Happy Monday! I hope it’s a beautiful start to your week.

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Real Food Menu for Week of 6.1.2020

Last fall, I planted a hardneck variety of garlic in the herb garden. You can read about that here. The scapes have grown and are curling which means it’s time to harvest them. They have a lovely mild garlic flavor when cooked, but I’m using them raw in one of this week’s recipes for a punch of garlic flavor. Don’t worry, they’re not as strong as cloves of garlic.

Garlic Scapes

We’ve been busy in the Arthurized Home Test Kitchens and I’m loading you up with four new recipes this week. Because, why the heck not? Let’s get to it:

Breakfast:
Just Peachy Oatmeal Breakfast Bake – New Recipe! To make this nutrient dense breakfast bake, I adapted a dessert recipe from Kroger’s My Magazine.

Just Peachy Oatmeal Breakfast Bake

  • Servings: 6 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Gluten-free, easy and satisfying breakfast. If you’ve got fresh fruit, adjust the recipe based on what’s in season. Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt or a splash of milk.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (1 stick) plus one teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans (reserve some for the top)
  • 1 cup milk (I use almond or coconut)
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 12 oz. bag frozen peaches, thawed, cut into ½ inch pieces (reserve some for the top)
  • Optional toppings: Greek yogurt or milk of your choice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 3 quart baking dish using one teaspoon of butter. Melt the remaining stick of butter.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add melted butter, maple syrup, milk and eggs to the dry ingredients and mix well. Gently fold in peaches.
  3. Pour mixture into baking dish and spread evenly. Sprinkle reserved peaches and pecan pieces on top. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until set.
  4. Let cool slightly. When serving, top with Greek yogurt or a splash of milk as desired. Refrigerate or freeze any leftovers.

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Lunch:
Chop Chop Fresh Veggie Salad – Cool, crunchy and little bit tart, this salad is a warm weather favorite.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/chop-chop/

AND

Fresh Corn Salad – New Recipe! I like this best using white corn, but if you’re in the middle of a global pandemic with only yellow corn available, yellow corn it is! This dressing would be great on most any garden salad.

Fresh Corn Salad

  • Servings: 8 servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
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This gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian salad is perfect for your summer cookouts. The dressing is simple, tangy and light.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh white corn (or frozen, thawed – approximately 24 oz.)
  • 2 medium slicer tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large English cucumber, chopped
  • ½ of one green bell pepper, chopped
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the first four ingredients.
  2. Place the dressing ingredients in a mason jar. Cover, and shake vigorously to combine.
  3. Pour the dressing over the corn mixture and toss to coat. Serve.

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Dinner:

15 Minute Cowboy Butter Chicken with Zucchini Noodles – Easy peasy! Quick dinners leave more time for enjoying the outdoors in the evening.
https://www.eatwell101.com/cowboy-butter-chicken-and-zucchini-noodles

Garlic Butter Salmon and Red Potatoes – No muss, no fuss and dinner is on the table in minutes.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/one-sheet-pan-garlic-butter-salmon/

Amazing Apricot Chicken – New Recipe! Company worthy chicken! We use 1 tsp. of chicken stock concentrate.
https://www.hellofresh.com/recipes/amazing-apricot-chicken-5915b11d4f78db20234cb0c2

Snacks:
Garlic Scape Pesto – New Recipe and so versatile! Try this on pasta, with roasted peppers, kalamata olives and a sprinkle of parm. Or just have it as a dip or spread. We’ll nosh on this with gluten-free crackers and carrot sticks.
https://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2012/06/garlic-scape-pesto/

Treat:
Skinny Chocolate Fruit Dip for One – Or do what I do: double the batch and make enough for two! We like a sprinkle of Lily’s chocolate chips. This dip is delicious with strawberries or orange slices.
https://happihomemade.com/chocolate-fruit-dip/

I hope your week is off to a great start and filled with all good things!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

Copyright 2019-2020 © Arthurized Home – All Rights Reserved. This post is the original content of Arthurized Home. If you’re reading this on another site, it’s unArthurized.

Rainbow Fruit with 3 Healthy Dips

You won’t miss the sugary cereal or rainbow colored candies this St. Patrick’s Day; these tasty treats will satisfy your sweet tooth and that of any visiting leprechauns! The fruit dips are all gluten free and two of them are nut free.

Rainbow Fruit Tray:
Choose any fruit that you enjoy in the colors of the rainbow. Cut into similar size pieces and arrange in ROYGBIV order.

Rainbow Skewers:
Starting with the purple fruit, guide it onto the pointed end of a 6″ wooden skewer. Slide the fruit toward the flat end, leaving about 1″ of skewer exposed. This will function as a handle. Work in rainbow order to the red fruit. If you’re using strawberries for ‘red’, be sure to leave enough space on the pointed end of the skewer to hold it securely.

Now on to the dips!

Peanut Butter Dip: I made this dip without any modifications. Try dipping red grapes in this one. It has all the flavor of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

https://cleanfoodcrush.com/peanut-butter-fruit-dip-clean-eating/

Skinny Chocolate Fruit Dip: I doubled the batch to make one cup. Instead of coconut sugar, I used honey. I left out the almond extract and added one teaspoon of Godiva chocolate liqueur. I sprinkled a few Lily’s chocolate chips for garnish. This dip is amazing with strawberries and orange slices.

https://www.groundedandsurrounded.com/recipe/chocolate-fruit-dip/

We try to eat 90/10. 90% foods made in nature and 10% or less of foods made in a factory. These chocolate chips are part of that 10% and we enjoy them as an occasional treat.

Creamy Lemon Fruit Dip: I made this according to the recipe. It’s light, refreshing and just sweet enough. The recipe lists “lemon peel” under toppings where it should say “lemon zest”. I don’t think lemon peel would be very tasty mixed into this dip. Because this dip is not as thick as the others, it would be fantastic drizzled over a fruit salad or mixed berries.

https://www.superhealthykids.com/creamy-lemon-clean-eating-fruit-dip/

Drizzle that lemon dip over this!

I hope your St. Patrick’s Day is a happy one filled with all the shenanigans you can handle!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

Copyright 2019-2020 © Arthurized Home – All Rights Reserved. This post is the original content of Arthurized Home. If you’re reading this on another site, it’s unArthurized.