6 Winter Dinner Ideas for January

Now that we’re in the heart of winter, there’s nothing like a hot, home-cooked meal to gently wind down your day. Here are 6 wholesome dinner ideas created with Philosophie Superfoods (like Green Dream + Cacao Bee!) to ensure you’re getting in plenty of nutrients, while also savoring each + every bite!

 

1) Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Gather This:

  • 4 large bell peppers
  • ¾ cup quinoa
  • 1 ¾ cup chicken broth (or veggie broth)
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt + pepper
  • 1 chopped jalapeño
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • ½ tablespoon Cacao Bee Honey
  • cilantro, chopped (topping)
  • cotija cheese (optional topping)
  • salsa (topping)
  • guacamole (topping)

Do This:

Stir quinoa and broth together, bringing to a boil. Reduce heat to low and then simmer covered for 20 minutes (or until quinoa is light + fluffy)!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, add the olive oil, onion, garlic, and jalapeño, and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the tomato and lime juice and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the beans and cheese to the quinoa mixture and stir, combining all ingredients. Add 1/2 tablespoon of Cacao Bee Honey.

Half the peppers lengthwise and remove seeds, adding ½ cup of mixture per pepper. Top with cilantro and bake covered with foil for 35 minutes. Add more cojita cheese and bake for another 10 minutes or so until the cheese is lightly browned. Top with chopped cilantro, cotija cheese (if using), salsa, and guac of your choice!


2) Green Dream Chickpea Pasta

Gather This:

Do This:

Follow directions for cooking the pasta shells on the box.

While the shells are cooking, brown the ground turkey or beef (or vegan "beef"). Chop the garlic and onions and then cook the onion for 3 minutes on medium. Add garlic and cook for another 3 minutes.

Drain fat from the meat and combine the garlic + onion mixture with your favorite marinara sauce, with the Green Dream stirred in.

Combine pasta shells and sauce, add chopped basil + parmesan (if using), and enjoy!  

 

3) Spicy Sausage and Lentil Soup

Gather This:

  • 1 box of chicken broth (or veggie broth)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 package of lentils, already cooked (Trader Joe's has a great one)
  • 1 pound of spicy (or non-spicy for kiddos) sausage, browned in skillet and then drained (or vegan sausage)
  • 1 tablespoon of thyme,
  • 1 tablespoon of oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of Cacao Bee Honey
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend
  • ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper (to taste)

Do This:

Brown meat or vegan sausage in skillet, drain, and set aside. Meanwhile, chop onion, celery, carrots, and garlic. Cook carrots, onion, and celery together with olive oil for 5 minutes. Add spices, lentils, meat/vegan sausage, and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 15 minutes, top with Cacao Bee, and enjoy!

 

4) Pesto Turkey Burgers

Gather This:

For the Pesto:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¾ cup cashews
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 1 cup of basil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon hemp seeds for seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Bragg's organic sea kelp delight (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)

For the Turkey Burgers:

Do This:

Combine pesto ingredients in a high-speed blender. Form the ground turkey (or vegan turkey) into patties and grill for 4-5 minutes on each side, depending on your preference. Grill or toast the hamburger buns for 1 minute on each inside, add the cooked patty, sliced mozzarella, and top with pesto sauce!

 

5) Lemon Artichoke Foil-Wrapped Chicken

Gather This:

Do This:

Lay out one sheet of 12 x 12 foil per chicken breast or Chick'n and place them in the center with 3 stalks of asparagus for each packet.

Season with salt + pepper, oregano, garlic, and juice of ¼ of a lemon per chicken breast or Chick'n piece. Top with 3 artichoke hearts and ¼ teaspoon Green Dream. Then fold foil upwards like a present and double fold the ends to seal the packet.

Bake in a large baking pan, on 400 degrees for 35 minutes.

 

6) "Empty the Fridge" Coconut Curry Recipe

Gather This:

  • 4 cans coconut milk
  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 1 parsnip
  • 2 cups carrots
  • 2 cups green beans
  • 1 cup snap peas
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 3 small squash
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • crushed garlic x 1 ½ teaspoons
  • fresh ginger 1 inch chopped
  • garam masala
  • turmeric
  • cumin
  • Bragg's sea kelp seasoning
  • curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Green Dream Superfood + Protein Blend

Do This:

Add all ingredients (vegetables, milk, then spices) to a crock pot and cook on high for approximately 4 hours. After your curry's cooked, add the Green Dream, serve up in your favorite bowl, and ENJOY!

 

Which of these wholesome dinners will you be cooking up this winter? Let us know on Twitter with #MyPhilosophie!

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Christine on

Love this! More lunch/dinner recipes please :)

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Superfood Veggie Skewers

superfood veggie skewers

If you’re looking for an alternative way get your daily dose of greens, then these skewers are totally for you. There’s just nothing quite like biting into tender, juicy, and slightly caramelized veggies that have been kissed by a grill…so bring on the BBQ!

This dish is super easy to prepare and ready to eat in minutes! You can cook these kabobs in advance, chill them, and arrange them on a platter for later, or pop them into your mouth right off the grill. Regardless, they will still taste amazing!

And the best part is, these skewers are not only rich in color, but they are rich in nutrients too. Vegetables are naturally loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, but our Green Bee glaze, powered by mesquite, maca and manuka honey, totally sweetens the deal.

 

Gather This:

Your choice of vegetables, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 tablespoons Green Bee Honey
2 tablespoons Liquid Aminos, Coconut Nectar, GF Tamari, or Soy Sauce
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon water
1-2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

 

    Do This:

    1. Whisk together all of your wet ingredients and season to taste. Add a little extra honey to sweeten the deal. If you’d like a thicker glaze, pour the mixture into a small pot and let it reduce over medium-high heat.

    2. Season your veggies as you wish, brush them with the glaze and set them on the grill. Flip your skewers after a few minutes or so, and add more glaze if you’d like. You can also reserve your glaze to pour on top of veggies once they’re finished cooking!

    *  double or triple your wet ingredients for a larger glaze portion.

     

     

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    Vanilla Collagen & Honey Oat Bowl

    Vanilla Collagen & Honey Oat Bowl

    Stepping up your oats game is so much easier than it sounds. This nourishing oat bowl is made with oatmeal, yogurt, chia + hemp seeds, and our Cosmic Elixir Collagen + Adaptogen Blend. This oat breakfast bowl is super sweet and just what you need to make your mornings better.


    Cosmic Elixir is infused with adaptogens to help balance hormones/mood and also has vanilla and collagen in it to keep you glowing all day long. 


    Top your bowl with dates, chia, hemp seeds, edible flowers and a drizzle of superfood honey to finish. Let us know what you think after you make this oatmeal full of sweet goodness!


    Thank you to Taylor @taylorheinrich for this yummy oat bowl recipe!

    Gather This:

    1 cup organic oatmeal

    2 tbsp Cosmic Elixir

    1 tbsp raw superfood honey stirred into the oatmeal for sweetness + more for topping

    1 tsp chia + hemp seeds

    ¼ cup coconut yogurt for topping

    Topped with: chopped up dates, chia, hemp seeds, edible flowers and honey to finish


    Do This:

    Pre-make the oatmeal as usual in a pot with water.

    Mix the oats, honey, and Cosmic Elixir until well combined. Add in the chia + hemp seeds until well mixed. Place in a bowl and top with dates, chia, hemp seeds, edible flowers and a drizzle of honey. ENJOY!

     

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    Mid-Day Elevated Matcha Latte

    Matcha Latte

    Switching out our afternoon cups of coffee with creamy, nutrient-dense matcha lattes like this elevated matcha latte! In one cup of matcha, you’re drinking about three times the antioxidants of regular green tea. Matcha also supports healthy brain health and boosts your metabolism.


    This naturally-energizing matcha latte made with our Green Dream, Coconut Magic and Green Bee Honey is nourishing, energizing and healing! It’s perfect for that mid-day boost without the caffeine jitters and can be easily adapted into a nourishing boost when you add coconut butter, nut butter or soaked nuts. 


    Thank you for this delicious recipe from Marissa @cohenmarissafaith


    Gather This:

    ½ cup water

    1 cup milk or nut mylk of choise

    1 tsp matcha

    1-2 tbsp Coconut Magic (healthy fats, makes latte creamy and adds sweetness)

    1 tsp Green Dream

    1 tsp Green Bee Honey


    Do This:

    Blend, sip, and be well.

    Green Dream Guacamole Recipe

    Alright all you avocado lovers, this one’s for you! It’s super simple to make and only uses a small handful of ingredients. It’s also completely gluten + dairy-free!

    So if you’re looking for a dip to pair with veggies and crackers, or want a luscious topper for a burger, I’m pretty confident that this bowl of avocado heaven will hit the spot. The healthy fats are nourishing for our bodies and brains, and the Green Dream blend adds a detoxifying boost of spirulina. I also tried to brighten this dish up by adding some fresh herbs, onions and tomatoes, but if you prefer a more traditional version, you can always leave these ingredients on the side… they make great toppings!

    If you should happen to run out of snacks to dip with, I highly recommend grabbing a spoon… this stuff is addicting!!!
     

    Gather This:

    10 cherry tomatoes
    6-7 garlic cloves
    3 avocados
    1 jalapeno
    1 lime, or lemon (juiced)
    1 bunch of cilantro
    1 tablespoon Green Dream Superfood Blend
    ½ red onion
    salt + pepper to taste

       Do This:

      1. Add the herbs, garlic, jalapeno, and onions to a blender, and pulse for 2-3 minutes until a paste forms.

      2. Then, add the avocados, tomatoes and Green Dream. Pulse until all of the ingredients are incorporated.

      3. Season with salt, pepper and lime juice to taste!  

      4. Transfer to a bowl and enjoy immediately!!!

      How do you dream up your guac? Tweet us, and tag @philosophiemama!

      Superfood Matcha Freezer Fudge

      Who's says you can't make clean & healthy sweets? We're here to show you otherwise! To make this mint and matcha fudge, you’ll need tahini, coconut cacao butter, pure maple syrup or Berry Bee or Green Bee Honey, matcha powder, and a few drops of pure peppermint oil (or extract if you don’t have oil). You’ll add them all to a double boiler and whisk together over medium-low heat until you have a smooth, creamy mixture. Then, you’ll pour it into a small, 3×5-inch pan or container (I use a glass tupperware container) and refrigerate until firm.
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      If you want to put any toppings on your fudge, wait about 20 minutes, and then add the toppings on the fudge. Bee pollen, coconut shreds and cacao nibs would all taste wonderful with this. Once it’s set, flip the container over, give it a forceful tap to release, and slice into bite-sized pieces of fudge.

      This fudge is perfectly smooth, creamy, rich, and superfood-kissed. It also offers an amazing cooling effect thanks to the peppermint! 
      Gather This: 
      1/2 cup Shirely Bar's Ethiopian Tahini
      1/4 cup cacao butter 
      1/4 cup coconut butter
      2 tablespoons pure maple syrup or Green Bee or Berry Bee Honey 
      1/2 tablespoon matcha powder
      1/2 tablespoon Green Dream Superfood Blend
      5-7 drops pure peppermint oil or peppermint extract to taste (optional)

        Do This:

        In a double boiler, combine all ingredients over medium-low heat. Whisk together for 3-5 minutes or until smooth. If you don't have a double boiler, simply put water in a larger pot and the ingredients in a smaller pot on top. Be careful not to put too much water in the lower/larger pot so that it doesn't boil into the top/smaller pot. You should only need about 1/2 up of water. 

        Grease a small 5x3-inch pan or plastic/glass container with coconut oil and pour the mixture into it. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm and completely set.

        Once set, turn container over and tap to release the fudge. Slice. Store in refrigerator or freezer.

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        Chocolate & Peanut Butter Superfood Freezer Fudge

        We’re all about simplicity here at Philosophie and these superfood freezer fudge bars are perfecto! We’re sharing all you need to make these superfood chocolate & peanut butter fudge bars that are rich, chewy, melt in your mouth, and are made from a mix of raw cacao, plant protein, ashwagandha, and maca. 


        Maca and ashwagandha are so easy & good to add into smoothies, teas, and sometimes into bars such as these. Ashwagandha, raw cacao, and maca are all known for helping alleviate stress, anxiety, and supporting mood, energy, and memory. Maca also doubles as being a root tremendous in balancing hormones that also brings in the most delicious nutty flavor. These bars blend them all up, come out beyond fudgey, and are delish to enjoy on their own or best in my opinion, broken up on top of a smoothie bowl.


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        Gather This:

        FOR THE FUDGE BARS -

        2 cups oat flour

        ⅓ vegan protein powder

        1 cup unsweetened plant milk

        ¼ cup all natural nut butter

        ¼ cup all natural maple syrup

        ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce

        2 tbsp Cacao Magic Superfood Blend

        1 tsp maca powder or Cosmic Elixir

        1 tsp ashwagandha powder or Cosmic Elixir

        1 tsp vanilla extract (not necessary if you’re using Cosmic Elixir)

        FOR THE TOPPING -

        ¼ cup unsweetened coconut shreds


        Do This:

        1. Place all fudge bar ingredients into a food processor or sturdy blender, and blend until a smooth dough is formed. 
        2. Spread dough out amongst a 9 x 9 baking tray, and press a sheet of parchment paper on top to evenly flatten out the dough.
        3. Sprinkle coconut shreds on top, and place to freeze for 1 hour or until fully hardened.
        4. Once fudge has hardened, remove from the freezer, and allow to slightly soften on the countertop before cutting into 12 bars.

        To store, freeze in an airtight container. ENJOY!!

         

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