Apple Pie Salad

An apple a day keeps the doctor away ūüôā Apples are the best afternoon snack. They give you energy and help keep you full due to the fiber and water content. They are also jam packed with vitamins which helps keep the doctor far, far away! Instead of eating an apple whole why not try…

Lime and Cilantro Cabbage Salad

A very close friend of ours made us this salad last weekend and I fell in love. Here is my version! It is crunchy, tangy and full of flavor. Cabbage is full of¬†fiber, vitamin B6 and folate. Give this one a try tonight. It’s easy and quick to make! Ingredients ‚ÄĘ 1/2 green cabbage thinly…

Broccoli and Raisin Summer Salad

This salad is the perfect way to start your summer. It’s crunchy, sweet, savory and full of vitamins.¬†It is extremely easy to make and I guarantee it will be a hit at your¬†party this weekend. I used light mayo to keep the calorie and fat content down but feel free to use whatever you’d like!…

Grilled Eggplant with Tomato, Lemon and Mint Salsa

We love grilled eggplant. It is a meaty vegetable and very filling. The skin of the eggplant contains a potent antioxidant and phytonutrient called nasunin. Nasunin has been shown to protect cell membranes from damage. Eggplants are also high in essential nutrients, fiber and low in calories making this vegetable extremely appealing. Not only is…

Crunchy Black-Eyed Peas

I love a good salty snack but I don’t like to snack on empty carbs. The feeling of digging¬†in to¬†a bag of chips is so comforting¬†but when I’m done I always feel guilty that I filled my body with little to no nutrients. These crunchy black-eyed peas will satisfy your salty craving and fuel your…

Sweet Rhubarb Salsa

This was my first time cooking rhubarb!¬†I grilled one batch and stewed another. They were¬†easy to prepare and tasted so tangy and delicious. I decided to use the¬†stewed rhubarb for this recipe because it kind of resembled jam and I figured it would blend¬†well with the strawberries and pomegranate seeds. I topped my salsa with…

Pomegranate and Acorn Squash Spring Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Here’s to another fresh and tangy salad just in time for the beautiful spring season. This salad if full of vitamins and nutrients. I used 5 oz of pomegranate seeds in this salad! Pomegranate seeds (arils) are an antioxidant that are high in fiber, vitamins K, C, B6, Folate and low in calories. I love…

Spicy Chickpea and Squash Quinoa and Kale Bowl

If you are in search of a yummy and healthy spring salad, look no further. This quinoa, kale and grilled vegetable salad is spicy, sweet and satisfying. The chickpeas and quinoa provide protein and fiber while the kale and vegetables deliver¬†tons of essential vitamins. This salad is easy to whip up and the dressing uses…

Restaurant Style Chicken Wings

My daughter loves chicken wings. She loves breaded, fried chicken wings. I came up with this healthy version by using gluten-free Panko crumbs and then baking them on high heat in the oven. They came out very crispy and flavorful. I served them with three types of dipping sauces and veggies. She was in heaven…and…

Cassava Tortillas

This was definitely a more challenging recipe for me. I am¬†limited to very few¬†specialty flours that I¬†can use in my recipes due to cross contamination with nuts. I found cassava flour at our local grocery store and had to try it. Cassava is a root vegetable and when dried and ground up can be used…

Turmeric Tofu Cubes

By now you should know all of the health benefits of Turmeric. It is such a flavorful and potent spice. In this recipe I combined turmeric, ginger and garlic and the aroma, flavor and color is beautiful! I am going to serve this on top of a kale, rice¬†and beet salad tonight. Feel free to…