Browsing All posts tagged under »snacks«

the easiest salsa to make

May 2, 2012

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Check out the new blog here  Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of research and recipe testing to create some low-sodium recipes that actually taste good. Sodium is an important mineral, but there is so much of it in our food today! I mean sodium is in literally everything. Everything. There are many foods you wouldn’t expect […]

heaven in a bowl and chips to go with it

March 22, 2012

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Check out the new blog here  Happy World Water Day 2012! Yesterday, I posted a recipe for Poppy-seed Chicken Casserole {yum!} to celebrate National Poultry Day which happened to be on Monday. I thought maybe you’d want to celebrate the food holiday on the actual day, so here are some ideas for National Chip and […]

salsa that makes everything taste tropical

February 18, 2012

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Mangoes remind me of tropical scenes, and it’s February – the exact opposite of tropical in my opinion. But for some reason, mangoes were on sale the other day. I am a sucker for fruits and vegetables on sale, so of course I bought 3. One can only eat so much mango, so I decided […]

happy Super Bowl day

February 5, 2012

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So, I honestly could care less about who wins the Super Bowl; sarry. Next year it will be in New Orleans though, and that’s what I’m excited about 🙂 Here are some recipes from this blog that you could make for a Super Bowl party: Chicken Taquitos Four-cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Jalapeño Popper Dip Caramelized Onion […]

four-cheese stuffed mushrooms

February 3, 2012

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Looking for another appetizer recipe to bring to your Super Bowl party? How about some cheesy stuffed mushrooms? The great thing about this appetizer is that it doesn’t taste healthy, and it’s full of vegetables! If you like mushrooms, you need to make this recipe! Even if you aren’t making anything for a Super Bowl […]

chicken taquitos

February 2, 2012

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I love appetizers. I always end up filling up on appetizers and having no room for dinner. Unfortunately, appetizers aren’t usually healthy. Mayonnaise-filled dips, fried wings covered in butter and sauce, or some other high-calorie concoction generally cover the appetizer table. What if you want to have an appetizer that isn’t seriously unhealthy but is […]

“homemade” yogurt

January 25, 2012

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So I think yogurt is a really good thing for people to eat for so many reasons: It’s a great snack It contains both lean protein and healthy carbohydrates It tastes delicious It can be added to recipes to replace high fat ingredients like sour cream, mayo, and in some cases, butter It’s easy to […]

celebrate Popcorn Day

January 19, 2012

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In celebration of Popcorn Day, I made popcorn {obviously}.  If you make it yourself, it literally costs 10¢… 10¢!! And that’s for almost 5 cups of popcorn! Here is the breakdown of cost: 1 tsp canola oil: 1¢ 3 tbsp un-popped popcorn: 6¢ 1 tsp heart healthy butter spread: 3¢ Total: 10¢ I can’t believe […]

microwave potato chips

January 18, 2012

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Microwaving potatoes to get potato chips sounds strange, but it really works! You can make your own potato chips by microwaving sliced potatoes – genius!  The best part about it is that it actually tastes like a crispy, real potato chip. One of my biggest pet peeves about making “baked” potato chips is that they […]

healthy goal #1

January 2, 2012

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Yesterday I mentioned that I’d be posting about a number of healthy, attainable goals and how to actually meet these goals. First things first: lose the “all or nothing” mentality.  No one is perfect, so when trying to meet your goals, don’t be a perfectionist.  Just try to do your very best to reach your goals […]

a new take on an old snack

December 16, 2011

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I like to snack, and I think snacking is very important. I’d get too hungry if I didn’t snack some between meals. My typical snacks are things like fruit or yogurt or vegetables or something along those lines. I really like edamame because it is green (a veggie yay!), and it has protein. I’ve even […]

Jalapeño Popper Dip

November 2, 2011

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Need an appetizer to take to a party? Jalapeño Popper Dip should be your answer.  It’s cheesy, creamy, spicy, and tastes oh so good.  I based my recipe off of multiple jalapeño popper dips I found.  I took out all of the mayo found in most recipes which helps this dip have a lot fewer calories and fat.  The cottage […]

edamame hummus

October 22, 2011

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Oooh this is gooood!  Even more exciting is how good it is for you. It is made with edamame (hence the name), which is full of filling fiber, heart protecting potassium, and protein. I love making hummus, and this hummus might be my new fav.  The ingredients are simple, too.  Here’s what you’ll need: Edamame Hummus Makes about […]

‘Does running make you fat?’

October 12, 2011

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 Source: Andy Newson / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Yesterday, I read an article – Does running make you fat? No, running doesn’t make you fat.  The main point of the article is that exercising alone will likely not cause weight loss.  Many people use exercise as an excuse to indulge in unhealthy food or beverages because they feel like they’ve “earned” it.  […]

homemade hummus

October 11, 2011

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I love hummus. It’s a tasty and filling snack, and it provides protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Most people assume hummus is guilt free and eat a lot, but a serving size for store-bought hummus is 2 tablespoons.  I’m not sure if anyone eats only 2 tablespoons, and the fat and calories can add up when eating […]