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Healthy Holiday Snacks & Appetizers with Caitlin Self

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Enjoy a healthy holiday snacks and appetizers class with Licensed Nutritionist Caitlin Self, MS, CNS, LDN. In this snacks & appetizer class, we’re making 3 delicious recipes, and learning fun ways to prepare veggies for an appetizer tray.

- Kale Chips
- Rosemary Almonds
- Magic Green Sauce
- Vegetable Crudité


Please have all vegetables clean and ready for prep at the start of the class. 


a) Kale Chips
1 bunch kale (washed and somewhat dried already - for best results, I do not recommend pre-cut kale for this recipe)
1 tablespoon oil for baking - avocado oil or olive oil recommended
1 teaspoon sea salt
Equipment: 2 baking sheets

Preheat oven to 350ºF. 
Remove kale stems. 
Tear kale into bite-size pieces. Massage each piece with oil. Toss with salt and spread out onto 1-2 baking trays. Try not to overlap. 
Bake on 350F for 10-12 minutes. If you remember, pop open the oven about halfway through to let any steam out for crispier chips!

b) Rosemary Almonds 
2-3 teaspoons ghee or clarified butter (option substitution = olive oil)
1 cup raw almonds
1-2 teaspoons dried or fresh rosemary
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
Equipment: small skillet

Melt ghee in a large skillet over medium heat. 
Add almonds and stir to coat.
Toast almonds for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. 
Stir in rosemary and salt and toast another few minutes, until fragrant. Watch to prevent burning and enjoy!

c) Magic Green Sauce
1 ripe avocado 
1 packed cup fresh soft herbs (recommended: 1/2 cup packed parsley + 1/2 cup packed cilantro leaves ) 
1 jalapeño
2 cloves garlic
juice of one lime 
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup slivered almonds (can use seeds!)
Equipment: fork or potato masher, sharp knife and cutting board OR food processor

d) Vegetable Crudité 
2 large carrots
6 large radishes
4 stalks of celery
1 cucumber (English or garden) 
Equipment: sharp knife and cutting board, tray/board/plate for serving


Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 5:30pm

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Event Type

Health and Fitness, Virtual Event

Age Group

Kids, whole family, Adults, Seniors

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Event Publisher

Tracy Dimond - for Adults

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Rhonda Hawkins

Rhonda Hawkins left a positive review 11/4/2020

The recipes were yummy. Caitlin made it easy to follow and can't wait to try.