Healthy Potluck Possibilities (Q13 FOX News)

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As the end of the school approaches, there are often potluck parties at school. Why have your parents make the food for the potluck? Make it yourself, and impress your friends!

In this segment, you’ll see some potluck ideas like Turkey Slow-Cooker Chili (recipe will be posted soon), Rainbow on a Stick, and the best hummus with kalamata olives and red pepper octopus.

Kaci and Bill helped me make the hummus. It has a secret NON-ingredient! Kaci asked for the recipe after the segment 🙂

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Sweet Pepper Octopus
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Ingredients
  1. 2 sweet bell peppers
  2. Olive
  3. 2 toothpicks
Instructions
  1. Take the first pepper and cut the top off. This is the head.
  2. Slice an olive about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick for the eyes. Take 2 toothpicks and stick them into the pepper, leaving a little sticking out the head. Dab a little hummus into the olive hole and hang them on the toothpick.
  3. Take the second pepper, and cut it in half and seed it. Cut the stem off, and slice into sticks vertically. These are the legs. Arrange them around the octopus head. Voila!
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Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili
Using a slow cooker to cook is a great idea for us kids, because you don’t have to spend too much time (if any) at the stove or oven. This turkey chili has you just browning the turkey on the stove, and the rest of the magic happens in the slow cooker! Just dump, dump, dump and the flavors come together in the pot. It’s delicious, easy, and healthy too!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb. Ground turkey
  2. 2 teaspoon coconut or grapeseed oil
  3. 1 package Taco seasoning
  4. 1 can 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  5. 1 can (7 oz) Mild green chilies
  6. 3 cans (16 oz) Black beans in liquid
  7. ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  8. 2 each Beef bullion cube or ‘better than buillon” paste
  9. ¼ teaspoon Black pepper
  10. 1 teaspoon Onion powder
  11. 1 medium Carrot, diced
  12. Optional toppings: diced tomatoes and diced onions
Instructions
  1. Sautee the turkey in oil until cooked through. Pour into the slow cooker.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients. Stir, and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
  3. About 30 minutes before it’s done, pour in the carrots. You want the carrots to stay a bit crunchy, so don’t add it until near the end.
  4. Ladle into a bowl, top with fresh diced tomatoes and enjoy!
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Fruit of the Rainbow
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Choose different colored fruit, in bite-sized pieces, such as
  1. Blueberries
  2. Grapes (green and purple)
  3. Strawberries
  4. Pineapple
  5. Kiwi chunks
  6. Bananas
Instructions
  1. Take a long, 12-inch bamboo skewers and gently skewer the fruit, taking care to do them in the same order every time.
  2. It works better to have the larger chunks of fruit at the top, and the smaller at the bottom.
  3. (optional) When finished, cut off the sharp tips of the skewers using a kitchen knife.
  4. Arrange them with the points coming together, to make a rainbow. Enjoy!
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3 Comments on “Healthy Potluck Possibilities (Q13 FOX News)”

  1. Chandi Holliman

    You are an inspiration to so many. Thank you.
    Loved it. As a vegetarian chef and cooking teacher, it was great to watch you.

  2. Barb

    I just LOVE the “Rainbow on a Stick” Fruit Kabobs. What a great idea and display for anytime of the year. So cute, easy to assemble & easy to eat!! Yum…

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