Spicy Avocado “Fries”

January 30th, 2019 | no comments

If you’ve been following my blog these past couple of weeks, you know all about my dinner of Grown-Up Chicken Nuggets dipped in Homemade Ketchup. To round out the meal, I served it with roasted Brussels sprouts and Spicy Avocado “Fries” (dipped in “Special Sauce”). 

Why avocado fries? Well, if you’re like me and are trying to follow a more heart-healthy diet—which means you are aiming for lower glycemic recipes free of inflammatory fats—you probably aren’t loading up on traditional French fries are you?

Avocados are one of the healthiest foods out there—full of mostly monounsaturated fat, a type of fat that protects your heart and brain! A member of the fruit family, avocados contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals and 7 grams of fiber per half. This is exactly why you will always find at least three in my refrigerator at all times.

(NOTE: Once avocados yield to gentle pressure, go ahead and store them in the fridge to halt the ripening process)

To seed an avocado, simply cut it lengthwise around the entire seed, making sure the blade hits the pit. Rotate both halves to separate. To remove the seed, carefully whack the seed with the blade and twist and lift out (like THIS). Scoop the avocado out of its shell using a spoon.

The original recipe for Spicy Avocado Fries comes from the talented Amanda at www.mindfulavocado.com (love that name!).  

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Spicy Avocado "Fries"
Avocados are one of the healthiest foods out there—full of mostly monounsaturated fat, a type of fat that protects your heart and brain! So why not make them into fries? This recipe uses only four ingredients and is served with "Special Sauce" for dipping! 1 Earthfood per serving: ♥
Course Side Dish
Keyword avocado fries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Avocado Fries
  • 1 large avocado ripe but not too ripe!
  • 1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour
  • 1 tsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cashew, coconut or almond milk
"Special Sauce"
  • 1/4 cup Chosen Foods Avocado Mayo
  • 2 tbsp. plain full-fat Greek or Icelandic yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. hot sauce
Course Side Dish
Keyword avocado fries
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Avocado Fries
  • 1 large avocado ripe but not too ripe!
  • 1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour
  • 1 tsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cashew, coconut or almond milk
"Special Sauce"
  • 1/4 cup Chosen Foods Avocado Mayo
  • 2 tbsp. plain full-fat Greek or Icelandic yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. hot sauce
Instructions
Avocado Fries
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut avocado lengthwise around the entire seed, making sure the blade hits the pit. Rotate both halves to separate. To remove the seed, carefully whack the seed with the blade and twist and lift out. Scoop the avocado out of its shell using a spoon and cut into wedges.
  2. Mix almond flour and Cajun seasoning in a bowl. Pour milk in a separate shallow bowl. Dip avocado slices first in the milk and then press in almond flour to coat slice on all sides. You could also use a spoon to pour the almond flour mixture on the avocado.
  3. Place avocado fries on nonstick baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes until golden. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes. Enjoy immediately with "Special Sauce"!
"Special Sauce"
  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl until combined.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts per serving (not including sauce)Calories: 210Total Fat: 19 g; Saturated Fat: 2 g; Sodium: 90 mg; Potassium: 300 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 9 g; Dietary fiber: 6 g; Net Carbohydrates: 3 grams; Sugar: 0 g; Protein: 5 g

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Buttery Almond Flour Bread

October 24th, 2018 | no comments

I’ve never been much of a bread girl. Just like pasta, I can take or leave it. However, a bowl of soup seems sadly incomplete without a slice of bread and butter.

In the past, crusty French or chewy sourdough were my go-to favs, but since I’ve made it a goal to minimize gluten in my diet, I had to find another option. Gluten-free breads are just OK, but they are loaded with carbohydrates…and to be honest, I’d much rather get my carbs from the beans in my chili or after-dinner chocolate than bread. Some aren’t willing to compromise their bread, and that’s A-OK. Look, I get it— I’m not willing to compromise my cheese…so don’t even try messing with it! 

Buttery Almond Flour Bread is not dense, crusty or chewy, but rather light and more “cake-like”. It pairs beautifully with a bowl of turkey chili or, as pictured here, White Bean-Chard Soup

If you’re like me and even looking at a slice of bread is enough to send your blood sugar busting through the roof, you’ll adore this bread all the more because it has only a mere gram (that’s one gram) of net carbohydrates per slice. 

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Buttery Almond Flour Bread
Buttery Almond Flour Bread is not dense, crusty or chewy, but rather light and more "cake-like". It pairs beautifully with a bowl of turkey chili or White Bean-Chard Soup.  With just one gram of net carbohydrates per slice, it is extremely gentle on your blood sugar. 0 Earthfoods per serving.
Course Side Dish
Servings
slices
Ingredients
  • 6 large organic free-range eggs, separated
  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 4 tbsp. Kerrygold butter, melted
  • 1.5 cups Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1-2 dashes Sea salt
Course Side Dish
Servings
slices
Ingredients
  • 6 large organic free-range eggs, separated
  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 4 tbsp. Kerrygold butter, melted
  • 1.5 cups Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1-2 dashes Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 9x5 loaf pan. Using a hand mixer, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
  2. Using hand mixer, beat egg yolks, butter, almond flour, baking powder and salt until combined (dough will be thick).
  3. Add 1/3 of the beaten egg whites to the almond flour dough mixture and mix together. Add the rest of the egg whites to the dough mixture and combine. Do not over mix!
  4. Add bread mixture to buttered pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts per serving (1 slice): Calories: 90; Total Fat: 8 grams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Sodium: 60 mg; Potassium: 21 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 2 grams; Dietary Fiber: 1 grams; Net Carbohydrates: 1 gram; Sugar: 0 grams ; Protein: 4 grams

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