Sometimes it’s a challenge to eat all your fruits in a day. Perhaps you miss all those luscious summer fruits that were once so abundant at the produce stand. Consider the next best thing — the frozen foods section of your supermarket! It’s stocked with an array of colorful fruits — from berries to cherries to pineapples. Best of all, they’re available all year and perfect for whirling into a creamy lo-cal, tropical smoothie. Try one for a refreshing breakfast or a midday pick-me-up. Continue reading “Blueberry Blast”→
Tortilla chips are the classic appetizer in Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants and great for scooping up creamy guacamole and other exotic dips. However, these tasty wedges can be packed with salt and fat. It’s easier than you might think to make your own seasoned chips sans the grease and sodium. In this recipe, sprinkle your chips with some fresh lime zest after baking for a flavorful citrus finish.
If you love a traditional spinach dip, but cringe at the thought of all the saturated fat and salt, try this! It’s the new-fashioned version of an old classic and so tasty, you’ll keep going back for more. This leafy green hors d’oeuvre contains a hefty pound of iron-rich spinach. Serve this dip with vitamin C-rich foods, such as bell peppers and broccoli, to help absorb the iron* and boost your energy level.
Here’s a no-cook California spin on tangy Texas black bean dip. It’s rich in texture and flavor and has lots of kick! Scoop it up with baked tortilla chips or veggies as a snack/appetizer, enjoy it as a spicy salsa over salad, tacos, grilled fish and chicken, or dish it out as a hearty side.
It’s made from a spicy base of cholesterol-free protein and fiber (black beans) and vitamin E-rich avocados. This recipe yields a lot and tastes better the longer it sits, but you’ll find it disappears fast! Continue reading “Cowboy Caviar”→