This stew combines some of the veggies available locally at the end of summer, and it is so delicious! It has the veggies you would find in fajitas, including the caramelized peppers and onions combined with Mexican spices for a delicious combination! If you want to make this a little more substantial you can add in a 15 oz can of drained pinto beans as well. This is delicious served on its own or with cooked rice!
Looking for a banana bread that is moist, flavorful and not full of shortening and butter? Look no further. I am hooked on this recipe as it uses vanilla yogurt and wonderful berries for flavor and moist texture. You can choose the type of berries you would like such as blueberries, raspberries or dried cranberries, but my absolute flavor is dried cherries. I will also provide other tips on how to make your banana bread even more healthy. Keep reading.
Substittuting 1 egg plus 2 egg whites will reduce cholesterol.
Using nonfat yogurt will reduce fat.
Using no sugar yogurt will reduce carbohydrates.
Replacing half of the white flour (3/4 cup) with whole wheat flour will increase fiber.
You can substitute Gluten Free Flour (i.e., Namaste) for the flour and it turns out great.
Modified recipe, original recipe from Wise & Well publication, wpshealth.com
This Autumn salad showcases sweet apples and figs with fresh arugula, and a tangy lemon maple tahini dressing! It is easy to make, delicious and healthy. This can either be a main dish salad for two with a protein added or a side for 4-6 people.
This Chipotle Maple Glazed Tofu is packed with flavor! It is easy to make, baked in the oven and I serve it with a sweet mango corn salsa! You can serve this over greens for a delicious main dish summer salad!
Here is a fast and fresh recipe for a meal that resembles a Mexican sopa de pollo (chicken soup). The difference being the addition of corn and a poblano chile pepper. This soup is tangy and not very spicy and yet so delicious. Purchased rotisserie chicken works well here but you can use other chicken that is shredded.
Modified recipe, original recipe from BH&G, April 2019
Looking for a great appetizer or an easy to make entree made with fresh summer ingredients? This is an addictive entree that is worth keeping when you are limited on time or need a quick appetizer or meal for entertaining.
You can add cubed chicken or ham to make it even more protein packed. The feature that makes this entree a keeper is serving it with Whole Grain Milling Orgainic Tortilla Chips that can be found at Fresh & Natural Foods. You’ve been warned, this combination is truly addictive!
I love fennel in salads raw or roasted but roasting fennel brings out its sweet flavor and makes it so tender! In this salad I combine it with summer peaches, crunchy pecans and spinach with a balsamic dressing for a delicious combo! This makes the perfect light dinner with a protein on the side!
Tired of the same way of making brats? Whether it’s on the grill or not, this combination of fresh peaches, brats and tangy creamy yogurt mixed with whole grain mustard is a must. I was doubtful at first, but now this will be a regular at our house. The whole grain mustard has a milder flavor but more texture than regular mustard due to the whole mustard seeds. This is one combination worth trying.
Modified recipe, original recipe from Better Homes & Garden, July 2023
Sweet corn is at its most delicious and flavorful right now, so it is the perfect time to make a salad featuring it! This one combines corn with tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers in a tangy vinaigrette with fresh herbs for a healthy summer salad! This is good made ahead of time as well, because it keeps well in the refrigerator.