Because who really needs to search out bad recipes? They seem to pop up all on their own...
We have been eating a plant-based whole food diet here lately. (You can look up Engine No. 2 diet if you want more info on that.) It has required some rethinking of how I cook and some of the mainstays in our old diet. I have had to be diligent in my quest for some new healthier options. Buttery, cheesey casseroles and sugary dense desserts seem to be a dime a dozen but finding nutritious plant packed (and tasty) recipes is similar to snipe hunting. Here are a few really good finds that fit in with our new herbivore eating plan. These are really tasty even if you happen to fall in the carnivorous camp too.
Avocado Chocolate Mousse
This amazing chocolate mousse is made from 4 ingredients and has an avocado as its base. My mind was blown - #1 because it's just an avocado and cocoa for the most part and #2 its sooooo goood!!!
It's super creamy and decadent just like regular mousse without all the artery clogging stuff.
Carrot Cake Balls
I have to have some little treat to look forward to and especially while I am making a concentrated effort to make healthier choices so I don't feel like a martyr. There is no guilt in these little bite size treats. They are also very portable to grab and go for a snack or as part of a healthy breakfast.
This is not as sweet as regular kool-aid but was surprisingly similar to the nostalgic summertime beverage. It made a great warm weather afternoon sipper while doing yard work as the mercury is rising here. I was shocked at what the apple cider vinegar added to this little party in a cup. Throw in a fun straw, an umbrella, play me some island music and I might could take a virtual vacation on the patio.
My kids were not as enthusiastic about it, so serve this for your book club and not the playdate (though you could add some more sweetener and it please the kiddies. My kids tolerated it mixed with some sweet tea.)