Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites

Lemon Hummus Endive Boats with Pomegranate Seeds

Pin the Recipe Wow your guests with zesty, creamy lemon hummus endive boats topped with sweet and juicy pomegranate seeds. A pretty, flavorful, nutritious and delicious appetizer perfect for a crowd.  This recipe was originally posted as part of a sponsored a recipe contest with Sabra Dipping Co. LLC and The Recipe ReDux. I received coupons for free product used in testing…

Roasted Delicata Squash Apple Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

| Pin The Recipe Enjoy the flavors of fall with this pretty and delicious Roasted Delicata Squash Apple Salad. A perfect side dish or starter salad, especially for the holidays. It’s not news that gut health is a hot topic in the nutrition world and beyond these days, but what you may not know is that your immune system relies…

Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho with Scallion-Cilantro Relish

Enjoy the best flavors of summer by the spoonful with this Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, a sweet and savory twist on the classic summer soup. | Pin this Recipe One of my daughters is a self-declared “soup girl” and I’m with her 100 percent. I could eat soup all year round, even on the hottest days of summer, but most people…

What Kind of Snacker Are You?

Find out what kind of snacker you are and get simple solutions to manage your cravings. This post was sponsored by Meta as part of an ongoing partnership. I was compensated for my time, but as always all opinions are my own.  Do you snack during the day? If so, you’re in good company. A 2015 report from Mintel found that 94%…

Late Summer Vegetable Soup {Recipe}

Use the last of summer’s bounty of zucchini, tomatoes, and corn  to make this hearty vegetable soup brimming with flavor and nutrition.  I was compensated for writing the original article, “Summer Squash,” and developing the recipe found in the September 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian. I was not compensated for sharing the column or magazine with readers on my blog. All opinions…

Farinata with Tomato, Mozzarella, and Pesto Drizzle {Recipe ReDux}

Be transported to Italy with this easy, gluten-free, and vegetarian Farinata with Tomato, Mozzarella, and Pesto. It’s Recipe ReDux time and I’m loving this month’s theme! A Vacation-Inspired Recipe Start unpacking your favorite vacation memories. Think about a trip you took state-side or internationally and create a healthy recipe from an unforgettable meal you enjoyed. Or, create a recipe from a native ingredient you…

Lightened-Up Esquites {Mexican Street Corn Salad}

Take traditional Esquites Mexican street corn salad for a healthier spin with this lightened up version made with low-fat Greek yogurt. The perfect party food paired with tortilla chips or side dish for your next Taco Tuesday!   | Pin this Recipe I was compensated for writing the original article, “Sweet Summer Corn,” and developing the recipe found in the August 2016 issue of…

3-Ingredient Minty Pea Dip {Recipe}

This bright and refreshing dip is quick and easy to make, requires only three ingredients, and can be used in a variety of ways. I have a really quick and easy recipe for you today. This 3-Ingredient Minty Pea Dip probably falls within the top 5 easiest recipes you will ever make. I promise! So let’s get to it, shall…

All About Tomatoes + Caprese Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes

Learn about the varieties, health benefits, & culinary uses of fresh summer tomatoes. Then enjoy delicious & healthy Caprese Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes! Summer is the ultimate season for fresh, juicy tomatoes! I personally love summer tomatoes, especially ones that are home grown in my parents’ garden or purchased from the farmers market. Not only are tomatoes delicious and versatile, but…

Watermelon & Lemon Mint Ricotta Stacks

| Pin this Recipe Creamy and zesty lemon mint ricotta is sandwiched between stacks of watermelon flowers for a festive, nutritious and delicious summer appetizer or hors d’oeuvres. It’s time for July’s Recipe ReDux! This month’s theme was a fun one and made me get more artistic in the kitchen than I’m used to. The challenge: Get Your Fruits and…

Spinach Salad with Jicama, Black Beans, and Lime Vinaigrette {Recipe}

Find out why jicama is so good for you and enjoy it in this quick, easy, and delicious spinach salad.  Have you heard of jicama? Pronounced HIK-uh-muh, this Mexican yam or turnip is a root vegetable with a brown, papery exterior and a white crisp interior. It may not look so interesting or appealing from the outside, but trust me…