July 2, 2015 – For a better-for-you snack, there’s nothing better than a platter of fresh produce, but after a while, the basic fruit salad or veggie tray may get old. Next time you host a picnic or cocktail hour, surprise your guests by adding a tasty twist to your staple produce items.
Broccoli Guacamole: Combine cooked broccoli and avocado in a food processor, add seasoning and a touch of cream cheese or Greek yogurt. To boost the creamy texture, throw in a dash of olive oil and serve warm. The combination of healthy fats from avocado and heart-healthy nutrients from broccoli make for a guilt-free snack.
Cauliflower Rice: Cauliflower rice is the perfect substitute for anyone trying to add more vegetables into their diet. Pulse cauliflower florets in a food processor until they reach the desired texture, then sauté in olive oil until soft and tender. Season with salt and pepper for a flavorful and fluffy finished product.
Kale Hummus: Hummus provides a tasty base for flavor creativity, so what better way to add in everyone’s favorite superfood? Using a food processor, combine kale with chickpeas or garbanzo beans, olive oil, fresh lemon juice and a hint of seasoning. Ten minutes is all you need for this calcium, fiber and protein-packed snack!
Avocado Fries: Toss those greasy French fries aside and opt for this creamy-yet-crunchy better-for-you alternative. Slice avocados into half-inch wedges and roll each wedge in flour, dip in egg whites and douse in breadcrumbs. Toss wedges on a baking sheet and broil for 5 minutes before enjoying the perfect combo of taste and texture.
Do you have a unique way to use produce? Tell us in the comments!