STUDIO CITY (KCAL9) — Do you need a health makeover?
Megan Roosevelt, founder and CEO of Healthy Grocery Girl LLC, stopped by KCAL9 Monday to show viewers three healthy dishes to make at home!
Healthy Grocery Girl offers nutrition services that include; Nutrition Coaching and Counseling, Healthy Kitchen Makeovers, Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping Assistance.
Cinnamon Apple Overnight Oats
Overnight Oat Batter Ingredients:
1/2 cup regular oats
1 cup hemp or almond milk (more if needed)
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
½ small apple
1 tablespoon walnuts
1 teaspoon 100% pure maple syrup
Oat Batter Directions: Add the oats, hemp milk and cinnamon to a medium size bowl and with a large spoon mix all of the ingredients together, and set aside. Next, chop the small apple.
Layering Directions: In a 12 or 16-ounce mason jar, you will add the following ingredients in this order: overnight oat batter, apples, overnight oat batter, walnuts, remaining apples, and maple syrup. Then, cover mason jar with lid, and store in the fridge overnight. In the morning, they are ready to eat, no cooking required. They are simple, healthy and delicious! *To make multiple servings, simply multiply ingredient quantities by how many servings you would like to make.
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Bowl
1 medium sweet potato
1 tablespoon organic unrefined coconut oil
1 can of low-sodium black beans
4 cups of fresh spinach
1 medium carrot
1 tablespoon of raw salted sunflower seeds
4 tablespoons of fresh salsa
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, wash and chop sweet potato into small cubes. Evenly spread sweet spuds on a baking sheet and coat with coconut oil. Bake sweet potatoes for 15-20 minutes or until sweet spuds are evenly cooked, and then transfer sweet potatoes into a small bowl. Meanwhile, open, drain and rinse black beans from the can and transfer into a small bowl. Next, wash spinach, and place into small bowl. Wash and shred carrot, and place into small bowl. By placing each ingredient into separate bowls allows each person to customize their own meal! To create the “Sweet Potato Black Bean Bowl” , add the following ingredients together into a bowl to serve one person, 2 cups spinach, ½ cup sweet potato, ½ cup black beans, a small handful of shredded carrots, sprinkle with sunflower seeds and add a dollop of salsa. Use the remaining ingredients to create an additional bowl to serve the second individual enjoying this meal.
Vegetable Noodles with Creamy Avocado Sauce
2 large cucumber
2 tablespoons raw salted sunflower seeds
2 medium very ripe avocados
1 pinch of sea salt
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons of water
A handful of fresh cherry tomatoes
Rosemary seed crackers, or any cracker of choice!
First, wash and dry all vegetables. Then, using a julienne peeler, you will create “noodles” from freshly washed cucumber. To do this, simply peel layers of the vegetable in a continuous motion, using the julienne peeler. Place all peeled noodles into a medium bowl and set aside. In a small blender or food processor, add the avocado (skin and pit removed), lemon juice, sea salt and water and blend until creamy. You can make the sauce by hand as well simply by adding all ingredients into a small to medium bowl and blending together with a fork. Spread the avocado sauce on the center of your plate, and add a large handful of vegetables noodles on top. Sprinkle noodles with sunflower seeds, then add tomatoes and crackers on the side!