Wow-y Maui Pasta Salad

Try this flavorful side dish with the Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken  or it’s perfect for a summer party! INGREDIENTS: 2 C dry whole-wheat rotini (spiral) pasta (8 oz) 1 C fresh or frozen snow peapods, sliced thinly on an angle (julienned) ½ C cucumber, peeled and diced ¼ C carrots, peeled and diced 1 can [...]

By | 2017-11-15T03:23:52+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on Wow-y Maui Pasta Salad

Cinnamon Toast Pumpkin Seeds

Excellent Fall treat. All ingredients are approximate and may be adjusted to individual taste. Serve immediately while warm or later after cooling. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds 2 tablespoons white sugar Directions: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Mix butter, [...]

By | 2017-11-12T00:26:38+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Appetizers, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Cinnamon Toast Pumpkin Seeds

Peanut Butter Hummus

Bring out the veggies or pita chips—try this irresistible combination of peanut butter and hummus . . . with a spicy kick! INGREDIENTS: For dip: 2 C low-sodium garbanzo beans (chick peas), rinsed ¼ C low-sodium chicken broth ¼ C lemon juice 2–3 Tbsp garlic, diced (about 4–6 garlic cloves, depending on taste) ¼ C [...]

By | 2017-11-12T10:20:59+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Appetizers, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Peanut Butter Hummus

Baked Eggrolls

 Phyllo dough makes these eggrolls easy to roll—try with a side of Wiki Rice INGREDIENTS: 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 2 tsp sesame oil (optional) 2 tsp ginger, minced (or ½ tsp dried) 2 tsp garlic, minced (about 2 cloves) 4 C cabbage (napa or Chinese), rinsed and shredded 2 C carrots, peeled and sliced thinly [...]

By | 2017-11-12T10:05:41+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Appetizers, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Baked Eggrolls

Asian-Style Chicken Wraps

Delicious finger food that’s just as healthy as it is fun to eat!! INGREDIENTS: For sauce: 1 small Jalapeno chili pepper, rinsed and split lengthwise—remove seeds and white membrane, and mince (about 1 Tbsp); for less spice, use green bell pepper 1 Tbsp garlic, minced (about 2–3 cloves) 3 Tbsp brown sugar or honey ½ [...]

By | 2017-11-12T09:48:14+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Dinner, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Asian-Style Chicken Wraps

Roasted Red Pepper and Toasted Orzo

Pair this rich side dish with grilled chicken or fish INGREDIENTS: 1 C dry whole-grain orzo (pasta) 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp garlic, minced (about 1 clove) 1 C jarred roasted red peppers in natural juice, drained and diced (or substitute fresh roasted red peppers; see tip) 2 C low-sodium chicken broth 1 Tbsp [...]

By | 2017-11-11T23:48:36+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on Roasted Red Pepper and Toasted Orzo

Satisfying Summer-y Grapesicles

Yummy Grapesicles, try this healthy snack on a hot summer day—frozen grapes will pop in your mouth!  INGREDIENTS:  48 green seedless grapes, rinsed 48 red seedless grapes, rinsed 16 6-inch wooden skewers DIRECTIONS: 1. Thread six grapes, alternating grape colors, onto each wooden skewer. 2. Place skewers into the freezer for 30 minutes, or until frozen. [...]

By | 2017-11-11T17:43:41+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Dessert, Lifestyle Blog|Comments Off on Satisfying Summer-y Grapesicles

Pumpkin Pancakes

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups milk 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 egg 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons vinegar 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions: In a bowl, mix together [...]

By | 2017-11-11T19:14:55+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Breakfast, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Pumpkin Pancakes

Warm & Delicious Pumpkin Oatmeal

Pumpkin Oatmeal is a great way to get a serving of whole grains and a yellow vegetable in the morning! Even the pickiest of eaters will love it!! The pumpkin is a superfood and has 8  health benefits: Keep Eyesight Sharp Pumpkins Aid Weight Loss Pumpkin Seeds Can Help Your Heart Pumpkins May Reduce Cancer Risk [...]

By | 2017-11-05T01:56:04+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Appetizers, Healthy Recipes|Comments Off on Warm & Delicious Pumpkin Oatmeal

Delightful Whole Wheat Pita Pizza

Whole-wheat pita bread forms the crust for these pizza wedges topped with fresh basil, yellow pepper, mozzarella, and homemade tomato sauce. Personal pita pizzas are fun to make, and even more fun to eat! INGREDIENTS:  1 C Super Quick Chunky Tomato Sauce 1 C grilled boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced (about 2 small breasts) 1 [...]

By | 2017-11-07T21:10:52+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Healthy Recipes, Lunch|Comments Off on Delightful Whole Wheat Pita Pizza