If you haven’t already jumped on the organic bandwagon, this is the perfect time to do so! Besides being free of pesticides, environmentally grown and friendly, and free of man-made chemicals, organic food is really delicious! If you’re new to the idea of eating organic try these recipes that only require three or less ingredients and see for yourself how easy it is to eat healthy.
Homemade Organic Guacamole
If you’re not already in love with avocados, this guacamole recipe will definitely change how you feel! From the smooth texture to delicious hint of lime and heat, this recipe can be enjoyed anytime of the year and its added health benefits will make eating it all that more delicious.
2 organic avocados
1 organic lime
Sea salt to taste (optional)
Habanero chili (optional)
Note: Make sure avocados are ripe by squeezing them. If soft, then proceed with the recipe.
Take knife and split each avocado into two halves. Remove pits. Take a spoon and scoop out avocado into mixing bowl (make sure to get all avocado scraped off from skin).
Cut lime in half and squeeze juice onto avocados (the juice will make the avocados softer and easier to mash up). Take a fork and begin mashing up avocado to create a consistent blend and continue to mash up until mixture is smooth with only a few bumpy areas. Take cloves and chop up fine. Add to avocados and mix in. Place aside.
Take habanero chili (optional) and take a quarter or about half (depending on how hot you want it) and chop up very fine (tip: habanero chili tends to irritate fingers and eyes if it comes in contact with, so wear gloves if you can or put chili piece in a resalable plastic bag and crush it through bag). Add chili to avocados and mix in, making sure all pieces properly mixed in.
Add sea salt taste (optional)
Eat right away or refrigerate for 1-2 hours
Best served with organic blue chips, which can be found at most local grocery stores.
Besides using only organic and earth-friendly ingredients, avocados have heart and anti-inflammatory health benefits. Although they are high in fat, according to The World’s Healthiest Foods they are low in carbohydrates and contain 7 “ 8 grams of dietary fiber. Avocados are also really good for controlling blood sugar intake and are said to have anti-cancer benefits.
Parmesan Tomato and Zucchini Mini Pizza
Whether you want a quick snack or you want pizza but don’t want to wait 40 minutes for delivery, this recipe will satisfy your both your cravings and your crunch for time. Using traditional ingredients but with a different spin, you’ll feel like you’re eating a gourmet dish without the gourmet price!
2 small organic plum tomato
1 organic zucchini
Organic tomato sauce (or a tomato sauce that has no preservatives)
1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
2 Whole Wheat Pit Shells
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Take 1 teaspoon of olive oil and spread it on one side of each pita. Place aside and let it sit.
Dice up plum tomatoes in small squares and set aside. Take zucchini and slice thin and then into quarter pieces.
Take 1-2 tablespoons of tomato sauce and liberally spread on top of pita shells. Take 1 teaspoon of grated Parmesan cheese and sprinkle on each shell, enough so that it will cover most of the sauce. Add plum tomato pieces and zucchini slices. Then take another teaspoon of Parmesan and sprinkle over pita shells again. Sprinkle basil leaves sparingly on top and put in oven. Bake for 10 “ 25 minutes or until crisp enough for ones desire. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes. You can also add another dash of Parmesan or even cheddar cheese if you want it to be super cheesy!
Yields 2 servings
Note: Feel free to add any other additional vegetable or fruit (i.e pineapple) “ just try and keep the ingredients organic!
Tomatoes are great to have in any dish because they contain lycopene and antioxidants that keep our hearts happing and running. They also contain a good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin E and are said to reduce the risk of obesity.
3-Tier Apple Parfait
With apple being the unofficial fruit of fall, what’s better than having an easy morning time parfait to start off your day? Try out this recipe on a crisp, cool fall morning and it will give you the energy and fiber you need to start the day!
1 organic gala apple
¼ cup of organic raspberries
1 tablespoon of organic granola
Organic fat-free vanilla yogurt
Slice apples into thin pieces and set aside.
Using a medium sized spoon, take out 2 spoonfuls of yogurt and place in a deep bowl or tall glass. Follow by adding ¼ cup of raspberries and place on top of yogurt. Add another 2 spoonfuls of yogurt and then add sliced apple pieces on top. Finish by sprinkling organic granola on the top. Variation: If you love granola consider adding some on the second layer, as well as the top.
Yields one serving
This recipe is perfect for anyone wanting to increase their fiber intake since apples have a fair amount of fiber. Apples also have antioxidants that promote heart health and decrease the risk of asthma.