I've turned into a Foodie

Last week I made a yummy dish from Clean Eating Magazine. It was full of veggies, protein, fiber and straight up goodness. Chicken, Butternut Squash and Sage Pasta

"Whole-wheat pasta, squash and spinach combine to provide an impressive 11 grams of fiber (per serving) of this scrumptious dish. Dietary fiber is a key component to a healthy diet-it helps keep you feeling full and satiated, aids in regulating ย your blood sugar levels and even works to keep your cholesterol levels in check." -Clean Eating Magazine, January/February 2014 Foodie Shots  taken by Clovis Portrait Photographer Cristy Cross_0022.jpg Foodie Shots  taken by Clovis Portrait Photographer Cristy Cross_0023.jpg

On Super Bowl Sunday I decided we were having "good for us" snacks. I mean why not? Just because it is good for you doesn't mean it has to be gross.

So I went searching after seeing several dishes posted by nomnompaleo.com and I found this one from their website.

Smashed Steak Skewers with Cherry Barbecue Sauce Foodie Shots  taken by Clovis Portrait Photographer Cristy Cross_0024.jpg

Then I found another one from Clean Eating Magazine online.

Jalepeno Poppers They use cornmeal, but I opted for almond meal instead, because the only ones I could find in my local grocery stores weren't clean. Foodie Shots  taken by Clovis Portrait Photographer Cristy Cross_0025.jpg Foodie Shots  taken by Clovis Portrait Photographer Cristy Cross_0026.jpg

And finally, I made a dish that was favored only by me. And that's okay. I didn't expect it to be liked by all. That just meant more for me,right?

"Devils on Horsback" (not sure how it got it's name)

They are prunes with almond nut cheese. (it calls for macadamia nut cheese, but I didn't have any macadamias) Nut cheese is similar to ricotta :) These are alsow from nomnompaleo.com, but I could only find them here. Foodie Shots  taken by Clovis Portrait Photographer Cristy Cross_0027.jpg Foodie Shots  taken by Clovis Portrait Photographer Cristy Cross_0028.jpg

As I watch the snow fall outside my window, I'm thinking I need to make a warm soup to go with this cold weather. The food exploration continues.