I had the wonderful opportunity to share some seasonally inspired dishes that are both organic & non-GMO on NBC’s Charlotte Today you don’t want to miss!
- 1 cup black quinoa
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 1 pomegranate
- 2 tsp chopped red onion (optional)
- ¾ cup chopped pecans
- sea salt and black pepper to taste
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp honey to drizzle
- 4 green olives
- 1 green pepper cut into thin slices
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Wash and scrub sweet potatoes and prick with a fork
- Bake sweet potatoes on pan for about 40-50 mins or until tender
- While sweet potatoes are baking, cook quinoa to package instructions
- After quinoa is finished cooking, combine onions, pecans, coconut oil, nutmeg, and pomegranate seeds to quinoa and stir
- Allow sweet potatoes to cool slightly, cut in half longwise, and scoop out a couple of tablespoons of the middle
- Fill each sweet potato half with ¼ quinoa mixture
- Decorate each "coffin" with green olive head and green peppers for the body
- Drizzle each coffin with honey if desired
- You might have left over quinoa, depending on how big your sweet potatoes are, the left overs are perfect to enjoy the next day as a salad.
The little green alien men on the coffins were made using green olives and green peppers. This recipe also uses black quinoa, which has the same amazing nutritional qualities as golden quinoa, but is a little nuttier in taste and texture. Quinoa is the only plant food that has all 9 essential amino acids and is why I incorporate it in my diet so much. It’s the perfect substitute for meat in a meal.
- Combine almond butter, coconut oil, salt, vanilla, and maple syrup and stir well
- Place mixture in a 8x8 pan or small dish lined with parchment paper
- Top with chocolate pieces
- Place in freezer for at least 3 hours
- Cut into small bite square sized pieces and enjoy!
These are not Reese’s Pieces! I bought these “Sun Drops” at Whole Foods and they have no artificial coloring or GMOs. The colors automatically remind me of fall, so they are perfect for Halloween or Thanksgiving.
If you are looking for more healthy Halloween ideas, be sure to check this post where I discuss all the good alternatives to the bad candies out there – there are fortunately a lot of options to live organically and non-GMO even on Halloween.
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