5 Ingredients I Can’t Live Without
With there being so many ingredients out there, I love these 5 especially. Keep a variety of each one on hand to create magical meals! There is such fun in utilizing ingredients in many different ways and cooking methods. I’ve excluded the simple pantry staples such as spices, flour, sugar, oils – the ones you…
Swap Proteins to Try Healthier Dishes
Many different types of proteins can be substituted whether it be for health, flavor, or availability. Trying new proteins, especially lean proteins can decrease your intake of fats and salt while still achieving great flavors. Explore new options and recipes; I know I’m always researching how I can change a recipe or create a new…
Single ingredient and uses: Chickpeas
One of my favorite uses for chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans) is to make hummus and add flavorings, specifically roasted beets. You could also add avocado or use a different type of bean. Then dip in healthy crunchy snacks like vegetable sticks or crackers.
National Grapefruit Month
Happy Grapefruits! Loaded with vitamin C, vitamin A, and fiber which makes for a great breakfast. Comes in a variety of colors – red, white, and pink. This fruit grows mainly in Florida. Plus they smell amazing! Cut in half and smell the fruity aroma. Then sprinkle with a little bit of sugar and broil…
Staples to Always Have on Hand for Healthy Meals
Do you ever just stand in the kitchen or in the pantry and don’t know what to make? These are some easy pantry ideas to create meals with basic ingredients. Most people have these in their kitchen. Always keep salt + pepper on hand!
Free Flavor – Citrus Zest
What is better than free (or multi-use)?! One of my favorite ingredients is citrus for the zest, juice, and flavor capabilities. First the outside, the rind has so much strong, great flavor plus oils from the citrus. The next layer is the juice of the citrus to use for drinking, adding to water, or using…