Today is about healthy snacks and a fun craft!! Red bell pepper pizza and decorative mugs with nail polish!!! Giveaway time!! #camilascode #healthysnacks #redbellpepperpizzaFor recipes go to http://wp.me/p75BEo-8cC #womenoftoday
Posted by Camila Alves on Wednesday, February 17, 2016
So it’s been a little more than a month since New Years and I’m sure we have all broken a few resolutions. After indulging in a little birthday cake and Valentine’s Day candy, I’m dedicated to get back on track with healthy eating, so this week we have some snacks that are better for you and delicious!
1 and ½ cans of uncooked chick peas
4 tablespoons of tahini paste
1 and ½ lemons
2 garlic cloves
Small handful of cilantro
1 teaspoon of salt
Pinch of pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
Optional toppings to taste
Combine chick peas, drained of water, and garlic in food processor and pulse 5 times.
Combine tahini paste, salt, pepper, cilantro and squeezed lemon juice and optional seasonings into mixture and and process again until fully blended.
Drizzle olive oil and enjoy!
STRAWBERRY & GRANOLA YOGURT BARK
18 ounces of plain Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons of honey
1 cup freeze-dried strawberries
1 cup of granola
Mix yogurt and honey and keep aside.
Line a flat pan with sides with parchment paper and spread yogurt-honey mixture evenly, about 1/2 an inch. Make sure it’s not too thin to avoid it breaking easily.
Sprinkle strawberries and granola over yogurt.
Freeze for 3 hours until completely frozen.
Remove from pan and peel off the parchment then break into pieces and enjoy immediately as the yogurt begins to melt fast.
BELL PEPPER PIZZAS
3 large bell peppers (one of each color for presentation: green, yellow, red or orange)
1/2 cup of pizza or spaghetti sauce (oregano or basil spice adds a great flavor!)
1 cup of grated mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup of finely chopped pepperoni
1/4 cup chopped basil
1 tablespoon of red pepper flakes
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
Cut the peppers in half, cleaning out the seeds and ribs.
Position on baking sheet with cut side of pepper facing up.
Brush the sauce inside each pepper half, coating well.
Sprinkle half the pepperoni inside each pepper, sprinkle with half the red pepper flakes, and half the basil.
Add the mozzarella cheese into each pepper and top with the balance of pepperoni, red pepper flakes and basil.
Bake for 20 – 25 minutes in oven, until golden brown.
Add additional red pepper and/or basil to taste.
BAKED EDAMAME SNACK
16 ounce bag of frozen, shelled edamame
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 pinches of flake salt
2 Tablespoons of your favorite seasoning **I like steak seasoning!
Pre-heat broiler or oven to 450 degrees.
Place all shelled edamame on baking sheet.
Drizzle olive oil over the edamame, add the salt and your favorite seasonings.
Use your hands to toss the edamame.
Cook for 10 minutes in oven then remove.
Gently shake the baking sheet to remove the edamame.
Return to oven and cook for another 10 minutes.
Large plastic tub (size of a shoe box or a little larger)
Nail polish color (2-4 colors)
2-4 white, inepxpensive porcelain mugs
Acrylic Clear Sealer
Newspaper or paper towel
Nail polish remover
Cotton balls or tissue
Wearing rubber gloves, fill plastic tub with warm water. *You need to work quickly from this point on.
In middle of filled tub, pour about a nickle to quarter-size amount of nail polish in water in slight circular motion.**If using two colors, add second color on top of first color.
Use toothpick to swirl and spread the colors.
Over the nail polish in the tub, dip porcelain mug into water leaving at least one inch from the rim not touching the water or collecting nail polish.
Remove mug from water and let rest on newspaper or paper towel.
Let your mug completely dry and then spray the clear acrylic sealer over the painted design only. Do NOT spray the rim of the mug.
Let mug dry and wash with warm soap water before use.
For best results, hand wash only.
** If you do not like your design, use nail polish remover on a cotton ball or tissue to remove the nail polish.
Photos by Lorianne DeVita