By Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist
Here’s a fun and healthy twist on a classic appetizer. Sliders are usually mini burgers made with hamburger, cheeseburger, chicken or pulled pork; not exactly plant-based! Being on a Reboot doesn’t have to mean giving up your favorite foods. This version is all veggies and perfect for a delicious, nutrient packed meal or snack. It’s also a vibrant dish that can liven up any party!
This recipe boasts some nutrient rich superstars:
Avocados are densely packed with anti-inflammatory, healthy fats. They are also well-known for its vitamin E content, an important antioxidant.
Sweet potatoes are rich in beta–carotene, a phytonutrient responsible for giving these veggies their rich orange color. Zeaxanthin has anti-cancer activity: it helps encourage cancer cells to ‘commit suicide’ (apoptosis), and helps prevent tumors from being able to create their own blood supply (anti-angiogenesis).
**For a sweeter taste try using pureed butternut squash (pumpkin) on sweet potatoes seasoned with cumin + cinnamon in place of the avocado spread.
**After your Reboot try using hummus, cashew cheese, white bean or edamame spread along with or in place of the avocado spread for more protein.
Trans Fat: 1.5g