Green Juice Popsicles

Crossroad

Green Juice Popsicles

Prep Time: 6 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups kale
  • 2 green apples, cored
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup parsley leaves
  • 1 medium cucumber, quartered
  • 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons agave nectar or honey (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients into the blender jug in the order in which they are listed. Blend the ingredients on the highest level setting, such as "liquefy," until the juice is well-blended. (It will be the consistency of a smoothie.)
  2. Divide the mixture between the popsicle molds, filling them 3/4 full. (See Kelly's Notes.) Freeze the popsicles for 30 minutes to 1 hour, just until they are semi-firm. Insert the popsicle sticks and continue freezing the popsicles until they are frozen solid, at least 6 hours.
  3. When ready to serve, run warm water over the exterior of the molds and carefully pull on the sticks to release the popsicles from the molds.

Notes

The prep time includes freezing

http://recipes.crossroadnutrition.com/snacks/green-juice-popsicles/

Berry Popsicles

Crossroad

Berry Popsicles

Who knew popsicles could be good for you? Loading this kid favorite with protein and fruit is a little secret you can keep for yourself. Just let the kids enjoy them!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 scoops vanilla-flavored Juice Plus+ Complete
  • 2 cups frozen berries
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Process until just combined. Pour into popsicle molds or Dixie cups with a popsicle stick centered in the mixture. Freeze.

Notes

Makes 10-12 popsicles

http://recipes.crossroadnutrition.com/snacks/berry-popsicles/

Roasted Asparagus with Slivered Almonds

Crossroad

Roasted Asparagus with Slivered Almonds

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

This is delicious and it changes it up from just steaming them! 🙂

Ingredients

  • 15 medium asparagus spears, ends trimmed (about 1/2 lb.)
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. Himalayan salt
  • 1 Tbsp. slivered almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet
  3. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, or until tender-crisp
  5. Remove from oven
  6. Sprinkle with almonds; serve

Notes

This says one serving size but it could feed 2-3 people.

http://recipes.crossroadnutrition.com/lunch/roasted-asparagus-with-slivered-almonds/

Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Print

Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes

This is delicious!

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium cucumber, partially peeled, cut lengthwise, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped red onion
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil leaves
  • Himalayan salt (to taste; optional)
  • Herbal seasoning (to taste; optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine red wine and balsamic vinegars, lemon juice, and oil in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  2. Combine cucumber, tomatoes onion, parsley, basil, salt (if desired), and seasoning blend (if desired) in a large bowl; mix well.
  3. Drizzle dressing over cucumber mixture; toss gently to blend.

Notes

Depending upon portion size this could make more than just one serving size...

http://recipes.crossroadnutrition.com/lunch/cucumber-and-tomato-salad/

Lentil-Lime Salad

Crossroad

Lentil-Lime Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

This is a great dish but allow yourself a couple hours for it to marinate in the refrigerator!!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked green lentils
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • Himalayan salt (to taste; optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin (to taste; optional)
  • Herbal seasoning (to taste; optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine lentils, carrot, cilantro, oil, lime juice, Bragg Liquid Aminos, salt (if desired), cumin (if desire), and seasoning blend (if desired) in medium bowl.
  2. Toss gently to blend
  3. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for 2 hours before serving

Notes

This recipe says serves one but this makes so much, we didn't consume all of it in one day between the three of us, we had plenty for a couple of days.

http://recipes.crossroadnutrition.com/lunch/lentil-lime-salad/

Quinoa

Crossroad

Quinoa

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Quinoa = Deliciousness

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups cold water

Instructions

  1. Rinse quinoa thoroughly
  2. Combine quinoa and water in small saucepan, place over high heat and bring to a boil
  3. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle boil, cook, covered, for 20 to 25 min. or until all water has been absorbed.
  4. Remove pan from heat and let quinoa sit, covered, for 10 minutes without lifting or removing lid
  5. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Notes

You can make this ahead of time to cut down on preparation time during the week.

http://recipes.crossroadnutrition.com/lunch/quinoa/

Nonfat Yogurt & Grape Nuts

Crossroad

Nonfat Yogurt & Grape Nuts

Prep Time: 5 minutes

This is a favorite when craving something sweet!!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. Grape Nuts or other high-fiber cereal

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Nonfat Yogurt & Grape Nuts

Serves 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0
Saturated Fat 0
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 0
Total Carbohydrate 0
Dietary Fiber 0
Sugars
Protein
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

http://recipes.crossroadnutrition.com/snacks/nonfat-yogurt-grape-nuts/

Cottage Cheese & Berries

Crossroad

Cottage Cheese & Berries

Prep Time: 5 minutes

This makes for a quick and simple snack!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup berries

Instructions

Nutrition Facts

Cottage Cheese & Berries

Serves 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0
Saturated Fat 0
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 0
Total Carbohydrate 0
Dietary Fiber 0
Sugars
Protein
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

http://recipes.crossroadnutrition.com/snacks/cottage-cheese-berries/

Juice Plus Complete Balls

Crossroad

Juice Plus Complete Balls

Prep Time: 15 minutes

These are delish and easy for on the go or if you just need to satisfy that sweet tooth with something healthier!!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Old Fashioned Oatmeal (not Quick Cooking)
  • 1 cup Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1 scoop Juice Plus+ Dutch Chocolate Complete Protein Shake Mix
  • 1/4 cup honey

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients.
  2. Roll into 1 inch balls.
  3. Refrigerate and or put in freezer for an hour and enjoy!
http://recipes.crossroadnutrition.com/snacks/juice-plus-complete-balls/

Boiled Egg & Crackers

Crossroad

Boiled Egg & Crackers

Prep Time: 5 minutes

This is another super easy snack recipe for all to enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 hard-boiled egg
  • 6 to 10 whole-grain crackers (100 calories total for crackers)

Instructions

Notes

Prep time is super quick and easy if you prep in advance!

http://recipes.crossroadnutrition.com/snacks/boiled-egg-crackers/

Celery & Peanut Butter

Crossroad

Celery & Peanut Butter

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Enjoy this goodness!

Ingredients

  • 3 Celery Stalks
  • 2 Tbsp. Organic Peanut Butter or Almond Butter

Instructions

http://recipes.crossroadnutrition.com/snacks/celery-peanut-butter/

Veggie Platter

Crossroad

Veggie Platter

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Another Yummy snack recipe for you or your kiddos!

Ingredients

  • 1 to 2 Cups raw veggies (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, pea pods, bell peppers etc.)
  • 1/4 cup hummus OR 3/4 cup organic vanilla yogurt

Instructions

http://recipes.crossroadnutrition.com/snacks/veggie-platter/

Apple & Almonds

Crossroad

Apple & Almonds

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Quick and easy option for a snack between meals!!

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium Green Apple
  • 15 Raw Almonds

Instructions

http://recipes.crossroadnutrition.com/snacks/apple-almonds/

Banana Sushi

Crossroad

Banana Sushi

Prep Time: 15 minutes

A Fun, Healthy and Easy Snack for the kiddos or the kid in all of us! 😉

Ingredients

  • Banana
  • Nut Butter
  • Your Choice of topping (like chia seeds, unsweetened, shredded coconut, crushed pretzels, chopped walnuts)

Instructions

  1. Start with a peeled banana, trim one end so that it's flat, and set the banana upright on the cut
  2. Use a butter knife to apply a coating of all-natural (sugar-free) nut butter
  3. Roll the fruit in a healthy topping
  4. Cut into 3/4-inch slices and serve

Notes

Can't eat peanut butter? This recipe also works with sunflower-seed or soy butter.

http://recipes.crossroadnutrition.com/snacks/banana-sushi/