Lauryn Evarts, fitness and health blogger, talks how to keep your motivation towards diet and health.

Jicama: The Scary, Ugly Veggie that Makes a Healthy, Delicious Snack

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Lauryn Evarts, fitness and health blogger, talks how to keep your motivation towards diet and health.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness and health blogger, talks how to keep your motivation towards diet and health.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness and health blogger, talks how to keep your motivation towards diet and health.

Jicama is an odd, rather intimidating veggie. But pleaseeeeeee, I beg, I beg- don’t be fooled by its ugly exterior, because inside is a delicious apple/carrot/potato-like crunch! My favorite way to prepare this bad boy is sliced & raw. Dip it in hummus, salsa, ranch, and/or add chili powder + lemon [ << what don’t I put lemon on?! ]. Jicama is low on cals, high in nutrients and fiber, & contains tons of potassium. Another plus? Chili powder speeds up the metabolism! This weekend I’m making homemade guacamole- forget the chips, bring on a side of sliced jicama ; ).

Jicama Chili Sticks: 

[ Recipe adapted from Taylor Time ]

 1 jicama

1 teaspoon of chili powder

1/2 lemon, preferably a Meyer lemon

Directions: the best way to peel the jicama is with a pairing knife. Remove the skin in chunks, so you can see all of the white part. Dice it into carrot stick-like pieces. After slicing it up, add lemon juice. This preserves the whiteness of the jicama & adds flavor. Sprinkle with chili powder; enjoy! To save, store in a plastic bag [ refrigeration time: one week ]. 

Lauryn Evarts, fitness and health blogger, talks how to keep your motivation towards diet and health.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness and health blogger, talks how to keep your motivation towards diet and health.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness and health blogger, talks how to keep your motivation towards diet and health.

 

 

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