Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! If anyone needed an extra quick recipe in their arsenal for this week here are two!

Baked Carrot Oven French Fries

6 Carrots

2 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp sea salt

  1. Cut each carrot into 2-inch long sections
  2. Cut sections into thinner sticks or “fries”
  3. In a large bowl toss carrot sticks with oil and salt
  4. Spread paper out on cookie sheet
  5. Bake at 425° for 18-22 minutes until carrots are browned

Yummy Bean Chili

1 1⁄2 tbsp. cumin

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 white or red onion, cut into small pieces

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp. cayenne

1 zucchini, diced

1⁄2 cup chopped sweet or white potato

Two cans of organic black beans, rinsed

One can of organic kidney or garbanzo beans, rinsed

One 14-ounce can of crushed organic tomatoes

2 cups water

2 tablespoons grade b maple syrup

1-teaspoon sea salt

1⁄2 bunch of fresh cilantro

1 cup kale or spinach, chopped

Diced avocado (optional)

Fresh cilantro (optional)

  1. Put coconut oil, onion, and garlic, in a pan to heat. Stir consistently until the onion is golden and translucent.
  2. Add in cayenne, zucchini, and potato, and stir well. Sauté for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring often so nothing burns.
  3. Add in beans, tomatoes, water, maple syrup, sea salt, and cilantro. Cover with a lid, reduce heat to low. Cook on low for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft.
  4. Turn off heat and put the kale in. Stir gently.
  5. Serve hot in bowls over brown rice, quinoa or sautéed greens. Garnish with diced avocado and a handful of cilantro.

About Ana Goldseker

I am a whole foods coach specializing in weight loss. No restricting, no artificial anything - all whole real foods. I help people with food addictions and building a food plan that works for them. I do skype and facetime sessions. Please visit my website at for more information.
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