A few weeks ago my father-in-law emailed me a recipe that sounded so tasty! I used it as inspiration to create this light and delicious spring inspired pasta dish. It’s the perfect thing to bring to a picnic in the park or an outdoor BBQ - the fresh flavor of parsley along with the garlic is a delightful combination.
Do you struggle to get your kids to eat their veggies? If so, you're not alone. That's one of the biggest complaints we hear!
But you can kiss that problem goodbye with a fresh and tasty frozen treat. Just make our Green Energy Popsicles for your kids (and for the kid in you that loves great tasting treats--for a guilt-free 42 calories!) After all, what kid doesn't enjoy a popsicle?
Fresh, light and oh so tasty! Fruit salad is one of my family's favorites!
To make the perfect mix, start with the freshest fruit available. For crunch and a more savory flavor add your favorite nuts. (If there are nut allergies in the family, or to be on the safe side, use sesame seeds instead.) Then add a sweet dressing and you're done!
Here are five recipes for your next springtime picnic or impromptu brunch with the neighborhood moms - all made with just a few basic fruits:
Berry-licious Fruit Salad
I always seem to find myself rummaging through my fridge and coming across sad-looking vegetables or half eaten pieces of fruit.
Since I hate wasting food and try to eat as many fruits and veggies as possible, I decided to throw “everything but the kitchen sink” into a bowl and make a salad.
There really isn’t recipe to follow, just simply, find what fruits/veggies/nuts/bean/protein/cheese you have leftover in your kitchen and throw it in a big bowl. Lunch or dinner is served!!!
Here’s what I usually have on hand:
Want to whip up a healthy lunch in a flash? Find out how to make a light and fresh kale salad - with homemade croutons!
1 large bunch of kale
1/4 loaf of rustic bread
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Lemon Dressing Ingredients
This is a rich, decadent side dish perfect for a special holiday celebration.
Sweet and full of flavor, I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does!
2 pounds carrots, peeled and chopped on the diagonal into 1 inch pieces
4 tablespoons Earth Balance (vegan butter alternative)
4 large shallots sliced in rings
¼ cup vegan sugar
2 tablespoons vegan Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon coarse salt
Cauliflower is so versatile and good for us, but sometimes it can be a little bland.
Here’s a simple way to enjoy cauliflower as a side dish or healthy snack that also adds a ton of flavor and is on the list of the top six vegetables with the most protein!
1 large head of cauliflower, washed and cut into bite size florets
Red pepper flakes (optional)
Why not bring a watermelon snowman to a holiday party this year? It's healthy and tasty... sure to be a hit!
And best of all, watermelon is packed with Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin B 6 to keep eyes healthy and boost immunity.
Here are the instructions, courtesy The National Watermelon Promotion Board website:
This tasty salad brings the delicious flavors of summer to your table all year round.
The sweet tomatoes, zesty fennel, salty feta cheese, and tangy balsamic vinegar combine for a fabulous alternative to a plain green salad.