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Grilled Carrot Fries with Chili Lime Yogurt Dip

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It is officially July! Only a few days left until fourth of July BBQ’s and fireworks. If you are looking for more ways to cook veggies this summer, these grilled carrot fries with chili lime yogurt dip are fun and full of super healthy goodness. They are an unexpected way of serving carrots and sneaking in some great nutrition at the same time. Plus they look really pretty on a platter or served in mini mason jars. They are also an inconspicuos way to get kids to eat some veggies, just omit the cayenne pepper.

 

Grilled Carrot Fries with Chili Lime Yogurt Dip

Yield: 4 servings

Grilled Carrot Fries with Chili Lime Yogurt Dip

Ingredients

  • 4 medium carrots, peeled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 c Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to 400. Cut tops off carrots. Slice carrots length wise and then again down the center.
  2. Toss carrot wedges in olive oil, then sprinkle with onion powder and paprika. Toss again.
  3. Set wedges on grill. Grill 5 minutes. Flip and grill 5 more minutes.
  4. For chili lime sauce, combine yogurt, lime juice, lime zest, chili powder, cumin and garlic in a small bowl. Add sea salt to taste. Stir well. Refrigerate until serving.
  5. Season wedges with salt and pepper. Garnish with cilantro. Serve with dipping sauce or drizzle sauce over wedges.
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Frozen Yogurt Superfood Bars

Frozen yogurt superfood bars recipe

The weekend is finally here. This is a time where many people fall off their healthy eating plan, let down their hair, and indulge (that’s totally okay by the way). But in case you want a sweet treat to have on hand that won’t totally leave you feeling regretful come monday, these frozen yogurt superfood bars. Tangy, creamy Greek yogurt and fresh strawberries sit on top of a crust with hidden superfoods; chia seeds, flaxseeds, and walnuts. ┬áThis recipe isn’t overly sweet and would actually make a really nice breakfast bar in the summertime due to it being chilled, high in protein, and providing ample healthy fats to keep you full.

Frozen Yogurt Superfood Bars

Ingredients

  • 2 c pitted dates
  • 2 c unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 c ground flax seed
  • 1 c walnut halves
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp water
  • FOR TOPPING
  • 2 c Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 c strawberries, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x13, baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine dates, coconut, and walnuts in a food processor. Pulse until a grainy texture forms throughout.
  3. In a large bowl, combine date mixture, flaxseed and chia. Mix well.
  4. Add honey and water. Stir once more.
  5. Pour mixture into pan and press down using a spatula or fingers.
  6. Set into freezer while making topping.
  7. For topping, stir together honey, vanilla and Greek yogurt.
  8. Pour on top of base and smooth with a spatula. Arrange strawberry slices on top. Freeze for 2 hours. If freezing longer, allow to thaw 30 minutes at room temperature before slicing.
  9. Slice with sharp knife into 2x4 inch slices.
  10. Bars can be frozen or stored in the refrigerator
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