Inspiring healthier eating one dish at a time

Southwest Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers

Mini sweet peppers stuffed with a southwest black bean dip make a perfect small-plate dinner or appetizer for summer entertaining.

You know those little mini peppers that have popped up in grocery stores everywhere?  First, how cute are they?  And the fact that you don’t have to slice, core, seed…  Just pop them, bite off the stem (if there is one) and voila!  You’re eating more veggies!  Well, I recently discovered that with just a tiny bit more work, they also make a fun small-plate appetizer, when you stuff them with something delicious.  Continue Reading..

Tabouli Cucumber Pinwheel Bites

This four ingredient, make-ahead appetizer is so quick and easy and always the hit of any gathering.

Do you have a go-to appetizer that you bring to parties or serve when you have guests?  I’m always scanning my cooking magazines or Pinterest for new quick and easy appetizers – you never know when you’ll have an impromptu ladies night out, or game night with the neighbors.  And let’s face it, sometimes, when no one’s home and dinner is optional, it’s kind of fun to pour a glass of wine, or make a margarita and have appetizers for dinner!   Continue Reading..

Mini Turkey Meatballs with Curried Cranberry Sauce

These lightened up mini meatballs with a zesty curried cranberry dipping sauce are a perfect make-ahead appetizer for the holidays.

Happy holidays my friend!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and/or Friendsgiving, and are pleasantly full from turkey, stuffing, and quality time with family and friends.  I also hope you’re not all turkeyed and cranberried out, because I’ve got a perfect appetizer for you to make for your next holiday gathering.  And you know there will be gatherings galore in the next few weeks. Continue Reading..

It’s Appetizers for Dinner Tonight!

At no time is the expression “time flies when you’re having fun” more true than the last weekend of the summer. And, unfortunately, dear friends, it’s here. Cue the sad funeral music, because starting next Tuesday, it’s back to reality – even more so for those of us who never really left it. There is just something so darn sad about the end of summer, so let’s do something fun for dinner so we can enjoy every last minute of the most fleeting season of the year. Let’s close down the kitchen tonight! Sometimes, there’s just nothing better than pouring a cool drink and having appetizers for dinner — please tell me you can relate? Continue Reading..

12 Skinny Super Bowl Snacks

We all know, when it comes to the Super Bowl, it’s not about who’s playing, it’s about the food!  These 12 Skinny Super Bowl Snacks will make you a winner!

Holy Deflated Super Balls!  Is it really that time already?  Time has totally been flying by for me.  I’ve been knee-deep in bedroom, bathroom, closet and now landscaping reno projects, and didn’t even take note that the Super Bowl is right around the corner.  Yikes!  Wasn’t I just eating turkey and stuffing like, yesterday?  Can you tell I’m not much of a football watcher?

For many, the Super Bowl really is about cheering on your team, but if your team didn’t make it quite far enough this year, it really is all about the party.  And the food.  In fact, I’ve heard that calories from Super Bowl snacks consumption can rank right up there with Thanksgiving if your party starts early enough.  But, not to worry, I’ve got you covered with some healthier and much more creative alternatives to chili, wings and nachos.  Make or bring one of these recipes to the party, and you’ll score major points with everyone. Continue Reading..


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