Women’s Health Week

To kick off Women’s Health Week I’m creating recipes that are energy-boosting and loaded with benefits for the body. Did I mention they’re also scrumptious? During times like these, it’s important to keep up with your health so whether it’s your mother, sister or best friend, let’s lookout for those important women in our lives. Including ourselves. Recipes I’m making today include Mayan Salted Truffle Balls, Tuna Caprese Grilled Cheese, and Cheese-stuffed Chicken.

Mayan Salted Truffle Balls

These truffle balls will crush any craving without a speck of nutritional guilt! Using Kelapo Coconut Oil in the recipe brings out its amazing benefits.

Recent research shows that women who eat more walnuts are less likely to suffer from depression.

Ingredients needed:

1 ¼ cups of dates

1 cup of walnuts (or hazelnuts)

3 tablespoons of cocoa powder

2 tablespoons of Kelapo Coconut Oil (melted)

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 tablespoon of honey

½ teaspoon of cinnamon

¼ teaspoon of cayenne

2 oz of dark chocolate (about 70% cocoa) (chopped)

¼ teaspoon of flakey salt

Place dates in a small bowl, cover with warm water and let soak for 15 minutes. Drain and pat dry with paper towels. Add walnuts to a food processor container and pulse into small pieces. Add dates, cocoa powder, Kelapo Coconut Oil, vanilla extract, honey, cinnamon, and cayenne and blend until the mixture sticks together when pressed between your fingers. Roll mixture into 1-inch balls and place on a parchment-paper-lined plate. Microwave chocolate in a small bowl on high in 20-second intervals until melted, stirring between each interval. Add extra Kelapo Coconut Oil to make it easier to melt the chocolate. Then drizzle chocolate over balls and sprinkle with salt. Chill in the refrigerator 30 minutes, or until chocolate has set.

Tuna Caprese Grilled Cheese

This sandwich is low in calories, but still delicious!

Ingredients needed:

1 tablespoon of Kelapo Ghee

¼ teaspoon of salt

2 tablespoons of prepared pesto

4 slices whole-grain sprouted bread

1 (5 oz) can albacore tuna

2 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced into thin rounds

2 tsp balsamic vinegar

1 cup arugula

2 large slices tomato

Melt the Kelapo Ghee and salt in a skillet over medium-low. Spread half the pesto on 2 slices of bread and top each with an equal amount of tuna and cheese. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and top with arugula and a slice of tomato. Spread remaining pesto on remaining bread and place them on top, pesto side down. Place sandwiches in skillet and heat until bread is golden and crispy on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Press downward firmly on sandwiches with a spatula and then flip and cook another 3 minutes, or until cheese has melted and bread is crispy on the bottom. Press with a spatula once more, then remove from skillet. Let cool 1 minute, then slice in half and serve.

Cheese-stuffed Chicken

Ingredients needed:

Kelapo Ghee Non-Stick Cooking Spray

1 4 oz chicken breast (skinless)

1 Swiss cheese wedge

¼ cup of cottage cheese (preferable low-fat, low-sodium)

⅓ cup of tomato (diced)

2 tablespoons of fresh rosemary

2 tablespoons of oat bran

1 cup of broccoli (chopped)

1 cup of cauliflower (chopped)

1 tablespoon of Kelapo Coconut Oil

2 cloves of garlic (chopped)

1 4-oz sweet potato

Begin by preheating the oven to 350°F degrees then grease a large baking dish with Kelapo Ghee Spray. Next, cut the chicken breast in half and set on the baking dish. In a small mixing bowl, mash together the cheese wedge with cottage cheese. Add tomatoes and rosemary while making sure to mix well. Stuff the cheese mixture into one side of the chicken and use the other half breast to top it. Dust the top of the chicken with oat bran. In another bowl, toss together broccoli and cauliflower with the melted Kelapo Coconut Oil and garlic. Place on the baking dish beside the chicken. Bake chicken and vegetables for about 25 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile, wash and poke a few holes in the potato with a fork. Microwave for about 8 minutes (turning after 4 minutes). Once it is ready, serve with sweet potato, veggies, and chicken.

Let us know how you’re staying healthy during Women’s Health Week in the comments below!

Peace, love and Kelapo

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