Each quarter in 2020, our wellness team tried and reviewed a popular wellness trend. In fall 2020, your UF-UF Health Wellness Team participated in a “Chopped” competition where our readers were the judges. Team members submitted healthy recipes pertaining to five basket ingredients for a “Chopped” competition. Winners were selected by UF-UF Health Employees via the weekly Wellness Newsletter. All of the recipes are included below, along with the winning recipes!
Week 1: Cauliflower
A rich and tasty cauliflower casserole made with sour cream, shredded cheddar, and crumbled bacon. Keto and low-carb.
Keto, low-carb, and topped with tasty Parmesan for the perfect savory tang.
Crispy, vegan buffalo wings. Can be gluten-free as well.
A healthy twist on broccoli salad. Pumpkin seeds, oregano, and Greek yogurt in place of Mayo.
Spice up your appetizer game with this flavorful treat or serve over rice for a super-hot vegan meal! Easily adaptable for gluten-free.
Feeling ambitious? Try making this raw, vegan sushi! Packed with nutrients!
Week 2: Eggplant
Creamy, comforting, vegetarian rollatini!
The perfect side dish. Lemon and feta cheese bring the flavor to this party.
A Mediterranean eggplant dip. Perfect for dipping vegetables or pita bread.
Five ingredients. The healthiest dip you’ve ever served your guests!
Easy, exploratory. Simply brush the glaze on the eggplant and roast!
Week 3: Guava
Made with fresh pineapple and guava juice. The perfect brunch beverage!
Great as a “salsa” or on top of grilled chicken or pork.
Thick, satisfying, nourishing. This smoothie will keep you going all morning!
Glazed on the grill. An easy recipe packed with flavor.
Week 4: Squash
Wow your dinner guests with this delicious, creamy, beautiful take on chicken alfredo.
Your new favorite holiday side dish! Acorn squash filled with leftover stuffing.
The perfect side dish – Roasted squash topped with toasted walnuts, feta cheese, champagne vinegar, and red pepper flakes.
Week 5: Tomato
The Chopped 2020 winning recipe! An easy, vegan pasta bake to fill your hearts and bellies.
Poached eggs in a hearty, spiced tomato sauce. A Middle Eastern dish meaning “all mixed up.”