The word quesadilla translates to “cheesy little thing”—but not all recipes require heavy amounts of the gooey, melted stuff. In this version, black beans are mashed and combined with corn kernels, tomato salsa, herbs and a little cheddar then grilled, not fried, to crispy perfection.
Tagged: clean eating
Memorial Day is less than a week away—get your grill ready for the big get-together with a test run of a recipe that’s perfect for your vegetarian guests. Thick-sliced eggplant is tossed with a mixture of sweet honey, olive oil and coconut flakes then grilled until tender. Serve it as a side with other BBQ favorites, or make it the main dish for a healthier holiday meal.
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzos, are hearty legumes that stand up to heat better than many other beans. Enjoy their perfect texture (and the seven grams of protein one half-cup supplies!) in this slightly spicy, tomato-based soup. Sprinkle with crushed blue corn tortilla chips as a gluten-free alternative to croutons!
Russets versus reds: what’s the difference? Starchier and thicker skinned, russet potatoes work well in baked, mashed or fried dishes. New reds, on the other hand, have less starch and paper-thin skin—making them perfect for boiling, steaming or grilling. Try this easy-to-make red potato salad for your next picnic or party. Spuds are boiled and quartered, then tossed with good-for-you Greek yogurt, crunchy celery and fresh herbs.
Need more omega-3s? Salmon is a tasty way to get them, especially when it’s tossed with tender pasta shells, sweet green peas and a zesty balsamic-Dijon dressing! Use sustainably-caught, Alaskan canned salmon for rich flavor and easy prep. Once the pasta is cooked, just combine what’s left on the ingredients list, chill and serve.
Have just one sweet potato left in your pantry? This recipe is an easy way to put it to good use! Cube and sauté your lonely spud with some celery and onion, then simmer in vegetable broth before blending smooth. Almost as easy as opening a can—and you get to spoon up fresh flavor and whole food nutrition with every bite!
Serve rice chips with a side of mango salsa for a festive and flavorful Mexican fiesta starter! Fresh fruit is cubed and tossed with flax oil and lime, then spiced just slightly with a sprinkling of chili powder and crushed red pepper. This cool-hot combination pairs perfectly with grilled meat or fish, or use it to top tacos, nachos or any of your favorite south-of-the-border dishes.
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