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 grilled salmon (who needs creamy sauce?) or piled on a bean burger as a sweet and colorful condiment. Dip, dunk and heap on to your heart’s content—the whole bowl comes with just 311 calories and a little more than a single gram of fat.
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. Thinned with lemon and lime juices and spiced with peppers and parsley, tahini can be turned into a sassy sauce to drizzle on veggies, salads, sandwiches or any dish for an instant calcium, protein and omega-3 boost. Try it as a topping on my Mini Beanie Burgers—ketchup will become a condiment of your past!
Spice is nice. But to really add bite to your burrito, check out chipotle powder! Just a touch of this fiery favorite—made from ground, roasted jalapeno peppers—gives new meaning to the word mouthwatering. Stir some into this fresh, homemade hot sauce for a kicked up taco topping, daring dip or spicy soup seasoning. The smooth, chunk-less texture comes from a quick whirl in the blender after ingredients are sautéed on the stovetop.
All treats and no tricks: That sums up this Happy Halloween blog! Whether you’re eager to host a party or find the healthiest and tastiest treats for the little witches and warlocks who will be ringing your doorbell this year, we’ve got the dish on what to serve and what to avoid for health and happiness!
Dunk to your heart’s desire—this creamy, dairy-free dip is loaded with fall flavor and nutrition from organic canned pumpkin. The trick to making it healthy is to swap out traditional cream cheese for a version vegan version blended from raw cashews. Serve with apple slices or gluten-free cinnamon crackers for a filling, festive treat!
Some like it hot—others prefer it dairy free. We’re talkin’ dip here! And this recipe gives you the best of both worlds: “cheesy” texture and flavor concocted from cashews and nutritional yeast, plus a hint of heat from chipotle pepper powder. Try it with veggies, blue corn chips, gluten-free crackers or anything that tastes even better dunked, or use it as a spread or filling (check back next week for a Spicy Stuffed Peppers recipe that puts it to good use!).
Does anything signify summer more than a holiday barbecue? Fourth of July is the perfect occasion to fire up the grill and savor the succulent delights of an old-fashioned barbecue with family and friends. Now you could do the traditional hamburgers, hot dogs on white buns, potato chips and roasted marshmallows spread….But the fact that you’re reading this shows that you’re seeking healthy choices! And that’s just what we’re offering here with this fabulously flavored feast for your Fourth of July barbecue:
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