Healthy Recipes: Some Innovative Appetizers

by Dr Jo

Try these tasty, healthy recipes that provide those much needed omega 3 fats in a beautiful delicious way. Whether you’re following a heart disease diet, diabetes diet, Candida diet or just want to eat in a healthy way, you will enjoy these great appetizers.

I created these appetizers as part of the food demonstration that I did for doctors and nurses at a recent medical conference.

Dr. Jo

Dr. Jo’s Super Salmon Appetizers

1 can salmon (from Alaska – least polluted and not farmed – I found these at Costco), discard the liquid
2 Tablespoons olive or grape seed oil
1 ½ Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ teaspoon dried dill or herbs of your choice

Mix all of above together. Then spoon a dollop on a cucumber round, slice of jicama, or stuff celery. Top with a cherry tomato, sprinkles of sesame seeds, shreds of carrots or anything else you can imagine.

Raw Yam Appetizers

Slice a raw orange yam into thin slices
Spread almond butter on each slice
Sprinkle with mixture of cinnamon and stevia extract (1 Tablespoon cinnamon with 1/8 teaspoon of stevia)
Top with sesame seeds, walnut, raw macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds or hemp seeds.
Do the same thing with slices of jicama.

Stuffed Mini-peppers (sweet bell type – they come in packages of yellow, orange and red)
Cut the top off each mini-pepper at the stem.
Scoop out any seeds left inside.
Then get creative. I stuffed them with the Dr. Jo’s Super Salmon appetizer mixture. Then plugged the hole with a sweet 100 cherry tomato or stuck the pointy end of a yellow pear tomato into the salmon mixture. You may be surprised at how yummy these are
I stuffed another set with almond butter and then put a small tomato or other vegetable in the hole. These are very colorful and fun.

Everyone enjoyed the new taste treats. Most had not tried raw yam and did not even know of jicama.

Marinated Black Beans was another favorite served on jicama, cucumbers or suffed into mini-peppers or celery. You can find that recipe in Dr. Jo’s Natural Healing Cookbook.