This bean dip is packed with fiber, calcium, protein, iron and vitamins A and C. The flavor of the spinach is masked by the salsa and cumin, so it a great way to add nutrition to a delicious snack.
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Archive for the ‘Appetizers’ Category
Miss deviled eggs? Try this completely vegan tofu-based recipe for a delicious treat.
Peel and cut the jicama in half. Place halves cut sides down, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Combine jicama, oranges, cucumbers, radishes, and juice in a bowl. Let stand 30 minutes. Add the ground chile and salt, and toss well. Sprinkle with cilantro.
1 (15 ounces) can cooked fava beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked fava beans
1 small chopped onion…
Roasted red peppers give this spread smoky sweetness. You can substitute 1 1/2 cups bottled roasted red bell peppers. Serve with toasted bagel chips or raw vegetables.
Instead of sesame tahini, this hummus recipe uses walnuts and flax seed, which are rich in important Omega-3 fatty acids. The result is milder-tasting than traditional hummus, but equally delicious. An added bonus: People following the Eat to Live nutritional program can eat this without guilt!
This one is my personal favorite–I didn’t think it would be that great, but I love it and make it all the time now!
Roasted corn adds texture and flavor to guacamole.
Puree everything except the optional extra scallions and tomatoes. Then mix in those optional extras, if using. Done!
Per serving: 100 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (3% calories from fat); 6g
Protein; 19g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 181mg Sodium
Just wanted to share a recipe I made up to take the place of regular spinach dip. It really is good. You’ll never even know it is healthy!
Submitted by Courtney (from Cooking Light Magazine)
This lighter, cooler variation of the spring roll is not fried so there is not a lot of added fat. This is an Vietnamese recipe, so the only specialty item you will need are rice flour wrappers rolls (as opposed to spring roll or wonton wrappers), found in Asian supermarkets, gourmet groceries and the Internet.
(This is one of my favorites. It’s a recipe I adapted from one of the many cookbooks I own.)
Serving Suggestions: I like to make salsa a couple of hours ahead so that it has time for the ingredients to meld. I also like to serve it very cold with warm, toasted, tortilla points. The contrast is great!
- Black and Red Lentil ChiliThis is probably the fastest chili I’ve ever made without using canned beans. The secret is black beluga lentils, which cook quickly and keep their shapes, giving this chili a very hearty texture. I combined them with split red lentils, which cook just as quickly but break down to create a thicker broth. Together they […]
- Is “Significant Benefit” Enough?Thanks to my internet pal MS Nomad, I just learned that March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. A little while back she also posted a link I shared on my blog’s facebook page to an article/video by Dr. Gregor about treating multiple sclerosis with diet. He gives an overview of Dr. Swank’s pioneering work, stressing how those diagnosed with […]