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Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Guacamole Deviled Eggs - dairy free, low carb, gluten free, vegetarian, healthy! Recipe from Guess Who's Cooking

 

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Serves 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 12 minutes
Total time 22 minutes
Meal type Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
These avocado deviled eggs replace the traditional mayonnaise with healthier avocado. This provides a fun, tasty, and colorful twist!

Ingredients

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 tablespoon red onion (minced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2-3 teaspoons lime juice

Optional

  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • paprika for garnish

Note

Tired of standard deviled eggs? Put a healthy twist on them by stuffing with guacamole!

Directions

Step 1
Hard boil the eggs. One method is to put the eggs in pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and cover for 12 minutes. Drain and let sit in ice water to cool.
Step 2
Peel the eggs, cut in half lengthwise, and remove the yolks. Save 2 yolks and discard the rest.
Step 3
Mash the avocado and add the 2 yolks, red onion, lime juice, salt, pepper, garlic powder. Mix well but leave the avocado slightly chunky.
Step 4
Fill the egg whites with the avocado mixture. Sprinkle with paprika.

Guacamole Deviled Eggs - dairy free, low carb, gluten free, vegetarian, healthy! Recipe from Guess Who's Cooking

25 Healthy & Fun Game Day Recipes

25 Healthy and Fun Game Day Recipes | Guess Who's Cooking | Recipes are mostly  minimally processed, plant-based, and low in added sugar and refined flours. Perfect for the Super Bowl!

Looking for a healthier recipe to share during the big game? Here are 25 recipes that are healthy, fun and delicious. For those with special needs or tastes, many recipes are:

  • Made with whole, real foods
  • Vegan
  • Lower-carb
  • No-sugar-added

Appetizers, Sides, & Snacks

Asian Cole Slaw

Baked Falafel

Bean & Corn Dip

Brussels Sprouts Chips

Chex Mix Pumpkin Seeds

Eggplant “Fries”

Mexican Zucchini Fritters

Pizza Hummus

Rosemary Sesame Pecans

Salt and Vinegar Pumpkin Seeds

Savory Roasted Chickpeas

Vegetarian Baked Beans (lower sugar)

 

Entrees

Cajun Meatloaf

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa

Fishy Nuggets

Mexican Taco Meatloaf

Personal Portabello Pizzas

Pizza Omelet

Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken

White Chicken Chili (dairy-free)

 

Desserts

Black Bean Brownies

Buckeyes

Chickpea Blondies

 

Egg Muffins (A.K.A. Mini Fritatta or Omelet Muffins)

Egg Muffins (AKA Mini Frittatas or Omelet Muffins) | a healthy, quick, easy breakfast | Low carb, high protein, high vegetable recipe | Guess Who's Cooking.

I have suggested this recipe to dozens of people, and many of them make these quick breakfast treats regularly! You can use whatever fillings you’d like to keep it interesting. For inspiration, think about what fillings you would enjoy in an omelet. For the healthiest egg muffins, emphasize the veggies, but avoid  processed meats (bacon, sausage, ham, etc.) and keep cheese to a minimum, if you use it at all.

Veggie filling ideas:

  • Mushrooms (sauteed) + spinach/chard (sauteed)
  • Broccoli (lightly cooked, or thawed from frozen) + raw tomato (halved cherry/grape tomatoes)
  • Butternut squash (cooked) + sage
  • Bell peppers (raw or cooked) + onion (raw or cooked)
  • Leftover grilled vegetables, chopped
  • Pizza  = marinara/pizza sauce + favorite pizza toppings (mushrooms, spinach, bell peppers)

Egg Muffins

These mini frittatas are a favorite recipe of many. Use your favorite veggies and fillings!

Ingredients

  • 10 Large eggs
  • 2 cups vegetables of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Oil for greasing pan

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a muffin tin with oil, such as olive oil or coconut oil.
Step 2
Whisk eggs. Add vegetables of choice and salt. Feel free to add other fillings, herbs, or spices. Pour egg mixture into muffin tin until cups are 2/3 full.
Step 3
Place muffin tin in oven and bake 20-25 minutes, until golden brown on top. Remove from the oven, let cool, and serve or store in the refrigerator up to 4-5 days.

Egg Muffins (AKA Mini Frittatas or Omelet Muffins) | a healthy, quick, easy breakfast | Low carb, high protein, high vegetable recipe | Guess Who's Cooking.

Egg Muffins (AKA Mini Frittatas or Omelet Muffins) | a healthy, quick, easy breakfast | Low carb, high protein, high vegetable recipe | Guess Who's Cooking.

Easy Whole Wheat Scallion Pancakes

These savory pancakes are similar to Chinese and Korean pancakes, but are made with whole wheat flour. They may not be completely authentic, but they are easy to make and even easier to eat. You could experiment with other finely chopped or shredded veggies too, such as carrots or bell peppers.

Healthy Whole Wheat Scallion Pancake - similar to Chinese or Korean pancakes. Guess Who's Cooking

Whole Wheat Scallion Pancakes

Serves 4-8
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Meal type Appetizer, Breakfast, Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish, Snack
These savory pancakes are similar to Chinese and Korean scallion pancakes, but have a healthy twist with whole wheat flour.

Ingredients

Pancakes

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cup green onions (or about 8 stalks)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons oil (grapeseed, canola, coconut, or olive oil)

Dipping Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons low sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Directions

Pancakes
Step 1
Add eggs to a large bowl and whisk. Add water and flour and whisk until well combined.
Step 2
Slice green onions into 1-inch pieces. Add to batter, along with salt.
Step 3
Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add about 1/2 teaspoon oil to the pan to lightly coat the bottom.
Step 4
Add about 1 cup of batter to the pan. Swirl the pan to make the pancake an even round shape, and use a wooden spoon to spread out the scallions if necessary.
Step 5
When the edges start to brown and the underside is golden brown, about 3-4 minutes, flip the pancake. Continue cooking until the underside is golden brown, another 3-4 minutes. Set aside and repeat steps 3-5 until you've used up all the batter. Cut into wedges and serve with dipping sauce.
Dipping Sauce
Step 6
Whisk together ingredients for dipping sauce.

Holiday Gingerbread Granola

Give a healthier gift this year! This homemade granola is lower in sugar and added fat than most recipes. The gingerbread flavor and colors, red cranberries and green pistachios, make this a festive treat. Substitute pumpkin puree for the applesauce for pumpkin gingerbread granola. One batch will fill about 2-3 standard size mason jars, which make a great gift! Recommended serving size is 1/4 cup. Try this granola over plain yogurt or with a little bit of milk or milk alternative.

Since most oats are cross-contaminated with gluten, look for certified gluten-free oats if you need this recipe to be gluten-free.

Gingerbread Granola - a healthy Christmas or holiday gift - lower sugar and fat, dairy-free, & can be made gluten-free. Guesswhoscooking.com

Holiday Gingerbread Granola

Serves 18
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
This holiday granola has less added fat and sugar than most traditional recipes, and is made with whole, natural ingredients. The red cranberries and green pistachios make it a festive gift that would look beautiful in a decorated mason jar!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup organic unsweetened applesauce (or substitute with pumpkin puree)
  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, or other oil (melted)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon molasses
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (or agave)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 325° F.
Step 2
In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, and almonds. Mix ginger, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl, then toss with oat and nut mixture.
Step 3
In a medium bowl, combine coconut oil, applesauce, molasses, maple or agave syrup, and vanilla, then stir to combine. Pour mixture over oat mixture and toss until oat mixture is well coated.
Step 4
Spread granola mixture evenly on a baking sheet and bake for about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes and watching carefully for the last 10 minutes to prevent burning. Remove from oven when granola is golden brown and almost completely dry.
Step 5
Let cool, then add pistachios and dried cranberries.

Gingerbread Granola - a healthy Christmas or holiday gift - lower sugar and fat, dairy-free, & can be made gluten-free. Guesswhoscooking.com

Rosemary Sesame Pecans

Give a healthier gift this year! These savory roasted pecans are free of added sugar but full of flavor. Serving size is about 1/4 cup, so this recipe makes about 16 servings. Pack them into mason jars for festive and healthy holiday gifts!

Adapted from this recipe.
Rosemary Sesame Pecans = Healthy homemade Christmas or holiday gift - low carb, dairy free, gluten free, sugar free. Guesswhoscooking.com

Rosemary Sesame Pecans

Serves 16
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Meal type Appetizer, Snack
These savory roasted nuts make a healthy Christmas or holiday gift without all the added sugar of most holiday treats.

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary (minced)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1lb pecan halves, raw (about 4 cups)

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Step 2
Whisk egg whites in a large bowl.
Step 3
Mix sesame seeds, rosemary, and salt in a small bowl.
Step 4
Add pecans to egg whites and stir to combine well. Add sesame seed mix and stir to distribute evenly.
Step 5
Spread pecans evenly on the baking sheets in a single layer. Bake 20-25 minutes until coating is dry.

Rosemary Sesame Pecans = Healthy homemade Christmas or holiday gift - low carb, dairy free, gluten free, sugar free. Guesswhoscooking.com

Chickpea Blondies Have More Fun

These blondies are made with pureed chickpeas and contain no flour. They are vegan, dairy-free, grain-free, and gluten-free, assuming you don’t use honey or chocolate chips with dairy. These blondies are moist and delicious, and no one will know that they are made from chickpeas! They would make an excellent healthier holiday gift.
Chickpea Blondies - healthier, vegan, grain free, gluten free, dairy free. Guesswhoscooking.com

Chickpea Blondies

Serves 9
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Meal type Dessert, Snack
These chickpea blondies are flour-less, gluten-free, dairy-free, and can be made 100% vegan.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon virgin coconut oil (for greasing)
  • 1 can chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or agave (or honey, if not vegan)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup mini dark chocolate chips (look for vegan chocolate if you want 100% vegan or dairy-free blondies)
  • coarse sea salt or Himalayan salt (for sprinkling)

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 8x8 baking pan with coconut oil.
Step 2
In a food processor, puree all remaining ingredients except for chocolate chips and salt. Blend until completely smooth. Stir in chocolate chips, then spoon batter into prepared baking pan.
Step 3
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until lightly golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Let cool, then cut into squares and sprinkle lightly with salt.

Chickpea Blondies - healthier, vegan, grain free, gluten free, dairy free. Guesswhoscooking.com

Triple Sesame Cookies

These lower-sugar cookies contain 3 types of sesame – white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, and tahini, or ground sesame seeds. They have a strong sesame flavor and are slightly bitter, making them a delightfully unusual cookie! You can use only white sesame seeds if you can’t find black sesame seeds, which are often found in the international section of the grocery store.
Triple Sesame Cookies - lower-sugar, flourless & gluten free. guesswhoscooking.com

Triple Sesame Cookies

These unique lower-sugar cookies use 3 types of sesame and are a delightfully unusual treat! These easy cookies are flourless, gluten-free, dairy-free, and lower-carb.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg (whisked)
  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
  • 30 drops liquid stevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup black sesame seeds

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2
Combine tahini, sugar, egg, vanilla, white sesame seeds, and stevia. Stir well to combine.
Step 3
Place the black sesame seeds in a shallow dish. Scoop about 1/2-1 tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball, then roll in the black sesame seeds, or dip one side of the ball into the seeds. Place onto the cookie sheet and press down to flatten slightly. These cookies won't spread or rise, so they will maintain whatever shape you create now.
Step 4
Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until bottom edges are light golden brown. Remove from oven, and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Triple Sesame Cookies - lower-sugar, flourless & gluten free. guesswhoscooking.com

Triple Sesame Cookies - lower-sugar, flourless & gluten free. guesswhoscooking.com

Triple Sesame Cookies - lower-sugar, flourless & gluten free. guesswhoscooking.com

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Chips

 

Brussels Sprouts Chips - Guesswhoscooking.com

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Chips

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1lb Brussels sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste (starting with 1/2 teaspoon)

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Step 2
Cut off the stems of the brussels sprouts and peel off the leaves. Cut off a little more of the stem to continue removing the leaves until you get to the tight and light-colored leaves in the center. Reserve these cores for another recipe, or try cutting them in half, tossing with olive oil, and roast after you bake the chips.
Step 3
Toss leaves with olive oil and use your hands to rub the oil into the leaves. Season with salt and spread leaves evenly in a single layer on a baking sheet, using 2 baking sheets if necessary.
Step 4
Bake 10-15 minutes, stirring every few minutes. Remove from oven when sprouts reach desired level of caramelization. Serve immediately.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Pizza Crust - guesswhoscooking.com. dairy free, gluten free (option), low carb

This recipe for Cauliflower Pizza Crust is free of unrefined carbs and dairy. If baked to a nice golden brown, it holds together like conventional pizza crust. Add whatever toppings you’d like. I used buffalo wing sauce instead of pizza and topped it with buffalo chicken and sauteed onions and bell peppers. Use almond meal instead of whole wheat flour to make this recipe wheat-free and gluten-free.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Serves 2-4
Dietary Diabetic, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Lunch, Main Dish, Snack

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower (should yield about 3 cups once processed)
  • 2 tablespoons almond meal or whole wheat flour
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • prepared toppings of choice

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place a baking sheet or pizza stone in the oven. Brush a sheet of parchment paper with olive oil and place on top of a cutting board.
Step 2
Cut the cauliflower into florets, then pulse in a food processor until it is ground.
Step 3
Cook ground cauliflower by steaming or microwaving in a small amount of water and covered for about 4 minutes. Drain cooked cauliflower and allow to cool. When cauliflower is cool, place onto a kitchen towel. Wring out as much water as possible.
Step 4
In a large bowl, combine cauliflower with remaining ingredients and mix well. Shape into a pizza crust on the oiled parchment paper. Slide the parchment paper and crust onto the preheated cookie sheet or pizza stone in the oven. Bake 12-16 minutes, or until very golden brown on top.
Step 5
Spread pizza sauce over the crust, or try an alternative sauce such as pesto, barbeque sauce, or buffalo wing sauce. Top with desired toppings and serve, or if using cheese, place under the broiler until cheese is melted.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust - guesswhoscooking.com. dairy free, gluten free (option), low carb

Cauliflower Pizza Crust - guesswhoscooking.com. dairy free, gluten free (option), low carb

Cauliflower Pizza Crust - guesswhoscooking.com. dairy free, gluten free (option), low carb