Southwestern Pasta Salad

Great summertime cold pasta salad full of veggies and protein. I made this for a Cinco de Mayo party and it was a great hit! Packed with tomatoes, corn, onion, cilantro, black beans, and cheese. Wonderful for any summer gathering or party! I also want to try adding crunchy, colorful bell peppers.

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Light Pimento Cheese Spread

This colorful red-orange hue colorful mixture is perfect to make and store in the fridge for awhile.  I use it for quick lunches or as a cracker spread for snacks and if I have guests over.  The flavor components include: garlic, black pepper, and creamy cream cheese!  It’s definitely a go-to quick meal.

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Lentil Tacos

These tacos are perfect for vegetarians, hearty like regular taco meat! I like using corn tortillas or Mission Artisan Multi-Grain tortillas because they are lower in sodium and calories. Along with having fiber and whole grains, also being mindful of using low sodium cheeses. Adaptability wise, they are able to transform into being a vegetarian or vegan meal. Change up the type of broth used (either veggie or meat based) and option to use dairy or vegan dairy options! 

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Mozzarella Quiche

I make this on the weekends and then I have a snack or meals for the week.  I’ve made this with regular milk or soymilk.  With using unsweetened soymilk, the flavor is comparable and still tasty, without the sweetness that regular soymilk can have! Another note, I love mozzarella cheese since this is what I grew up eating, plus it’s great for heart health with naturally less fat.

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