Snacks

No-Bake Flax & Fruit Cookie Bars

No-Bake Flax & Fruit Cookie Bars

There’s something about the word “cookie” that makes us smile. Memories of childhood, perhaps, when our biggest worry focused on which cookie to choose from Grandma’s cookie jar? But we don’t always have time to bake in ...
Spicy Power Walnuts

Spicy Power Walnuts

A handful of nuts can really hit the spot, both in terms of satisfying hunger and packing in quality nutrition at snack time. If you choose walnuts, a palm-ful (about half a cup) brings in 9 grams of protein, plus omega-3 essential fatty acids, fiber ...
PB & J Protein Smoothie

PB & J Protein Smoothie

No matter how you slice it, a sandwich is still a carb-heavy meal””not what you want when you’re trying to sculpt a lean bod. Skip the bread and blend up an oldie but goodie, smoothie style, instead. Creamy peanut butter and sweet strawbe ...
Soft & Chewy Quinoa-Lucuma Cookies

Soft & Chewy Quinoa-Lucuma Cookies

Why waste time on white sugar when safer  sweeteners make cookies just as craveable? Here’s a new one to try: lucuma. From a tropical superfruit native to Peru, this off-white powder is packed with vitamins and minerals, with a naturally sweet, ...
Asian Sesame-Tofu Lettuce Wraps

Asian Sesame-Tofu Lettuce Wraps

The simmering of soy sauce, sesame oil and ginger transport us to the far eastern corner of the globe ““ which is exactly how these Asian-inspired lettuce wraps so graciously honor the Chinese New Year. You’ll find all those familiar flav ...
Fresh Mango Salsa

Fresh Mango Salsa

Ta ta, tomatoes! This salsa’s gone tropical, filled with chunks of mango, colorful peppers and fresh, flavorful herbs. Scoop it up with whole-grain crackers or organic blue corn chips for a healthy, hearty snack. It’s also great on grille ...
Homemade Tahini Sauce

Homemade Tahini Sauce

Hummus lovers know tahini””a thick paste made from ground sesame seeds””as the star ingredient in their favorite dip. But a jar doesn’t have to sit neglected in the fridge until it’s time for another creamy chickpea creation. ...