2 Minute Drill: Going Meatless this Monday. Healthy recipes from LifeIt Cafe.

2 Minute Drill: Going Meatless this Monday. Healthy recipes from LifeIt Cafe. (Image 1)

It’s January which means everyone is trying to make healthier choices and for some that means changing the diet.  So decided to give you some options starting with Meatless Mondays, eliminating or reducing meat in your diet doesn’t have to sacrifice the taste of your food.  We’re joined by Chef Latrice Folkes with Lifeit Cafe in Greenville to give you some great recipe ideas.

For more information: www.LifeItCafe.com

Recipes from LifeIt Cafe:

Spicy Collard Greens

1 bunch collard greens, washed ¼ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes ¼ cup chopped scallions (whites only) 1 garlic clove (minced) ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon agave nectar 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 teaspoon sea salt, divided

Wash collards in a sink or bowl full of cold water and take several leaves at a time and roll tightly into a cylinder and slice into thin strips. Place collards in a bowl and pour olive oil on collards and add salt and massage into collards. Add remaining ingredients and toss well. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, but overnight is best. Serves 4 Stir Raw Pasta

4 large Zucchini Spiralized Red, green peppers, red onions, mushrooms sliced thin Carrots Shredded Broccoli Chopped Any other vegetables you want to add ¼ cup of Asian Dipping Sauce and Marinade

Mix all ingredients together and enjoy

Asian Dipping Sauce and Marinade

¼ cup Extra virgin olive oil ½ cup wheat free tamari ¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar ¼ cup Agave Nectar ¼ inch of ginger peeled and minced 2 cloves of garlic peeled and minced Sesame seeds

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk well.

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