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The Healthy Foodie

 "Who says eating healthy has to be boring?”

Asks Sonia’s blog, The Healthy Foodie
What makes this a great question is that Sonia is “a former overweight, heavy drinker, chain smoker and food junkie” who is now active on sharing her experience and her culinary diary as a health buff.

We definitely recommend Sonia’s blog, because the recipes she posts will be change your mind about healthy eating being boring.  Case in point:

Healthy foodie deviled eggs
Sonia’s Easy Creamy Deviled Eggs
With such an antagonistic name as (Easy Creamy) Deviled Eggs, you’d be surprised to know how heavenly this dish tastes – we know we were! We were also surprised to learn how easy this recipe could be made. We just had to try it for ourselves. Honestly, the deviled eggs are already delicious on their own, the mixture of yolks, cream, mayonnaise, and some spices are more than enough presence of yummy for your taste buds, but Sonia’s personal touch to this recipe was the Sriracha mayo that she drizzled on top of the eggs.

If you would prefer a kick of zing to your bite, we’d say to definitely go for the Sriracha mayo. But we personally like the deviled eggs on their own, we think it’s already tasty enough.  Either way, both versions of the dish look so nice on the Slateplate platter. You can see how Sonia styled her dish on black slate has made the eggs look even brighter. We’re sure you agree! White, yellow, and green may not be a lot of colors, but each one stands out because of the dark contrast from the slate. With a treat for the eyes such as this, we’d say it’s far from boring.

After seeing this recipe from Sonia, we realized how well our slate cheese boards work with hors d’oeuvres. We guess Sonia thought the same, and maybe she thought, what better way to show that than by making another (healthy!) appetizer: her Goat Cheese and Shrimp Canapes.
Look at that vibrant splash of red!

We are quite certain this dish is delicious because it has made the author’s mouth water upon seeing the pictures. Goat cheese (you can use cream cheese if you like!), shrimp, some spices – just imagine how flavorful those are once they come together. You don’t have to just imagine though, make it for yourself! You won’t have a hard time because not only is this dish uncomplicated and delectable, it’s also versatile! Sonia says you can use anything, from Melba toast to crackers to crudités. We’re sure that any one of those options will be able to satisfy any preference.

Looks so yummy! We can’t emphasize it enough!

And while we said the Slateplate platters will complement your appetizers, it doesn’t mean you should stop there – Sonia didn’t! Or, rather, her evil twin didn’t.

We know what you’re thinking: “What evil twin?” Apparently, Sonia has an alter ego (who probably hides in her pantry) who occasionally comes out to whip up her own concoctions, an experience that she likens to “all hell breaking loose.” Funny, right? We’re sure that’ll get you curious enough to find out what this evil twin is conjuring (oh, movie reference!). Here’s an example.

Salted Maple Caramel

Right?! The name itself should get you saying a little prayer – so sinful! We guess the evil twin was thinking she wasn’t going to let Sonia have all the fun. And what better time for the twin to come out than during the holidays. The cold weather can really have you craving for anything at all. As for this twin, she was in a maple phase and decided to invent a spoonable maple fudge. Succulent, right? This maple caramel can be used as a drizzle for your pancakes, brownies, or ice cream. Or just go eat it on its own. We won’t judge and will completely understand – just look how luscious this is!

We know you’ve gotten the urge to make these recipes. Go for it! See, just as Sonia is eager to point out, healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring. Healthy eating doesn’t mean you mindlessly discipline yourself. Making (and eating) nutritious foods can be a delight. And you can indulge once in a while, too! And we concur. After all, food that is beautifully presented is hardly boring and is truly an indulgence. Thanks to Sonia, and her evil twin, for including Slateplate in your journey!

*Photos are used with permission from Sonia of The Healthy Foodie and My Evil Twin’s Kitchen.