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Dips, Sauces, & Salsas

Grilled Avocados Stuffed with Corn & Black Bean Salsa

Grilled avocados are stuffed with a light and fresh mixture of corn, black beans, and tomatoes in this elegant yet simple appetizer, side dish, or vegan entrée. I am so happy that grilling season is here! It took quite some time for spring to join us here in New York, but the season has arrived and with it all the…

Quick and Easy Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Pasta

Get a nutrient-rich, flavor-packed dinner on the table in less than an hour with this Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Pasta. Your family will thank you (and ask for more)! This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. One of my goals with my weekly menu plans is to inspire people to make home cooked meals on a regular basis,…

Creamy Pumpkin Sauce

Pin this Recipe Enjoy pumpkin beyond dessert with this creamy, yogurt-based pumpkin sauce, a delicious coating for ravioli or your favorite pasta. This post was originally sponsored by Chobani as part of an ongoing partnership. I was compensated for my time, but as always all opinions are my own. This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. Pumpkin…

Mediterranean Hummus Flatbread {Recipe ReDux}

Bring the flavors of the Mediterranean to the next tailgate party with this Mediterranean Hummus Flatbread brimming with flavor and nutrition.  By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra Dipping Co. LLC, and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I received coupons for free product used in testing this recipe. I was not…

Watermelon Salsa

Hydrating and refreshing watermelon is a summertime favorite, especially for kids. Take it to a gourmet level with this zesty watermelon salsa. I was compensated for writing the original article and developing the recipe found in the August 2015 issue of Today’s Dietitian. I was not compensated for sharing the column or magazine with readers on my blog. All opinions are…

Soy-Marinated Steak Tacos with Nectarine Corn Salsa

Enjoy the nutrition and health benefits of lean beef with these juicy soy-marinated steak tacos topped with a colorful and nutritious nectarine corn salsa brimming with the flavors of summer. Pin the Recipe By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Beef Checkoff and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was…

Vegetarian Lentil Bolognese Over Polenta Cakes

Umami-rich, vegetarian lentil bolognese served over polenta cakes or your favorite pasta is a filling and flavorful dinner. Pin this Recipe One of my favorite pasta dishes is among the simplest – pasta bolognese. This is a dish that you really don’t need to go to a restaurant to enjoy since it’s so easy to make at home. Traditionally I…

Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce with Mushrooms

This easy homemade tomato sauce with mushrooms is full of rich umami flavor and lower in sodium than store-bought varieties. Try it for your next pasta night!  Pin the Recipe The months are just flying by. Can you believe it’s the end of May and we’re celebrating Memorial Day this coming Monday? (In case you missed my previous mentions of…

Asparagus Mint Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Get in the spirit of spring and wake up your taste buds with this Asparagus Mint Salad! Pin the Recipe I was compensated for writing the original article and developing the recipe found in the May 2015 issue of Today’s Dietitian. I was not compensated for sharing the column or magazine with readers on my blog. All opinions are my…

Boosting Plant-Based Foods + Beet Hummus Recipe

Plant-based foods are good for the whole body! Get some from homemade almond butter and roasted beet hummus, both chock full of nutrients and easy to make! Today I have a guest post from my colleague and friend, Melissa Halas-Liang, MA, RDN, CDE. I was first acquainted with Melissa when I wrote and edited articles for her site SuperKids Nutrition. She…

Peanut Butter Lovers Month Recipe Roundup

Peanut butter is more than a sandwich spread. We’ve rounded up some of the most nutritious and delicious peanut butter recipes around the web. Show your peanut butter love this November! Now that you know November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month, we figured you’d want to get in the kitchen and put your jar(s) of peanut butter to good use….