3 Easy, Quick, and Healthy July Treats
July is Nutrition Month, so I thought of sharing three easy, quick, and healthy treats to do:
Choco-Dipped Frozen Banana Bites
I got this recipe from Kelly of Keeper of the Home. You basically add peanut butter in between frozen slices of banana then dip the slices in melted chocolate that’s been cooled a bit. Easy, right? 🙂 Here’s the step-by-step:
Cut bananas into thick slices. Add peanut butter in between each slice to make a sandwich. Place a toothpick in the center of each sandwich. Arrange on a sheet then place in the freezer for an hour or two.
While the bananas are in the freezer, make this homemade chocolate hardshell from Healthy Ice Pops & Frozen Treats:
• 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
• 1/3 cup coconut oil
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the coconut oil and chocolate chips, while stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Transfer the chocolate mixture to a small glass dish. Use a dish is deep enough to allow you to completely cover the fruit. Allow the chocolate to cool to room temperature before using.
- Note: You can use butter instead of coconut oil, though this will make the mixture harden sooner.
Dip each banana sandwich into the chocolate hard shell. Transfer back to the sheet to finish hardening.
- Note: Place back in the freezer using a freezer-safe container if you’re saving them for later.
Creamy Avocado Popsicles
Avocados plus milk and honey in popsicle holders equal frozen goodness. The step-by-step by Gym Craft Laundry:
Cut ripe avocados in half, scoop out the meat, and smash it with a fork.
Stir in the milk, then add a sweetener to taste.
Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds.
- For each ripe avocado, use 1/2 cup of milk (almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, or cow’s milk) and 1 tablespoon of any sweetener of your choice (honey, brown sugar, etc.).
- The greenish hue of the mixture fades a bit when frozen.
I’ll do this as soon as I get me some popsicle molds!
Roast Chicken with Herbs and Garlic
This beginner-friendly recipe is from Holy Carabao Holistic Farms. You basically just marinate chicken thighs in olive oil, garlic, and herbs overnight then roast it the following day for 20 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. Recipes like this make me wish I discovered sooner that not all types of cooking are crazy difficult.
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Marinate chicken thighs in olive oil, garlic, and herbs overnight and roast in the oven for 20 minutes at 180C until it turns a burnished bronze. Serve with our tri-color rice and artisanal Roasted Red Currant Tomato Sauce and that's dinner sorted! #holycarabaofarm #holycarabao
- Note: This recipe is on my to-do list. I’ll definitely be adding salt and pepper to the marinade. When seasoning, it’s best to err on the side of caution. I learned the hard way that – while it’s easy to add spices if need be – it’s super hard to tone down the spiciness of a dish you’ve over-seasoned.
Which of these easy and healthy treats would you like to try? Lemme hear your thoughts. 🙂
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