DID YOU SEE ME ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA?
I was on GMA last week showing 4 of my favorite SUPERSWAP RECIPES:
🍫Banana Snickers (candy bar swap)
🍦Chocolate Cherry Nice Cream (ice cream swap)
🌶Mini Pepper Nachos (nacho swap)
🍃Yogurt Spinach Dip (spinach dip swap)
What is a SUPERSWAP?
A SUPERSWAP is a classic craving made w/ superfood ingredients.
Other food swaps focus on decreasing calories & using fake “diet” products, but SUPERSWAPS are focused on increasing nutrition & using real food.
3 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND ABOUT SUPERSWAPS:
1. SUPERSWAPS are FUN ways to get MORE nutrition in meals & snacks.
2. SUPERSWAPS are NOT because certain foods are “bad” or off-limits.
3. SUPERSWAPS are NOT meant to replace your favorites all the time, just when you want an extra burst of energizing nutrients.
Here are the 4 TV Famous SUPERSWAP Recipes.
Give them a try! You will be happy you did!
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons shelled whole peanuts
optional: 1 teaspoon date syrup
1/2 ounce dark chocolate, melted
Cut banana in half and then cut into quarters.
Spread on peanut butter & sprinkle on peanuts.
Optional drizzle on date syrup (which tastes like caramel).
Drizzle on melted dark chocolate.
Freeze until the chocolate is hardened & enjoy.
✨CHOCOLATE CHERRY “NICE” CREAM✨
1 cup frozen unsweetened cherries
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2+ tablespoons favorite unsweetened milk
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
Put cherries, cocoa powder, and 2 tablespoons milk in a blender.
Blend and add more milk slowly until the texture is creamy like ice cream.
Top with chopped walnuts.
✨MINI PEPPER NACHOS✨
1 pound mini bell peppers
1 can (15 oz) vegetarian refried beans
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Toppings: avocado, cilantro, jalapeño, black olives, plain greek yogurt
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Cut mini bell peppers in half & remove seeds.
Fill peppers with beans, place on a baking sheet, and sprinkle w/ taco seasoning & cheese.
Bake for ~10 minutes, until beans are warm & cheese is melted.
Top w/ chopped avocado, cilantro, jalapeño, black olives, and drizzle of plain greek yogurt.
✨YOGURT SPINACH DIP✨
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
6 cups (6 ounces) baby spinach leaves, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon each: crushed red pepper flakes, sea salt, black pepper
1 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Sauté oil, spinach, garlic, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper.
Put yogurt in a bowl and stir in spinach mixture and cheese.
Serve with veggies & whole grain crackers.
Optional: Add chopped canned artichokes or water chestnuts to the spinach mix.