Crispy Garlic Chickpeas

Craving a crunchy snack? Try these homemade Crispy Garlic Chickpeas. Chickpeas are always a staple in my pantry. If you’ve been reading my blog for some time now, I use chickpeas in a lot of my recipes, like my Chickpea Walnut Sandwich or my Balsamic Kale and Vegetable Saute. I’ve even put them into desserts, like my Peanut Butter Chocolate…

Lemon Parsley Chickpeas

Adding more plant-based proteins into a healthy diet, like chickpeas, can reduce the risk of heart disease. Chickpeas are a versatile legume in the kitchen and with a few simple ingredients, you’ll get hooked on these Lemon Parsley Chickpeas! I’m on a total chickpea kick lately. These lemon parsley chickpeas, hummus, and Banza pasta.. I…

Build A Better Burger

Fire up your grills. It’s burger season. Let’s Build a Better Burger! Burgers are just not simply a beef patty between a sesame seed bun anymore. Grillers are getting a little more creative and adding healthy twists to classic BBQ fare. Choose Your Protein: First, choose your meat or meatless patty. Choose the protein you…

Edamame Avocado Hummus

Move over chickpea hummus. There’s a new hummus in town – Edamame Avocado Hummus.  I recently did a presentation about smart snacking. One thing I like to mention about smart snacking is to opt for real food first. Snacking is an opportunity for nourishment.  Yes, grabbing a bar is quick (some bars do pack in great…

Tomato Cucumber Salad

With just five simple ingredients, this Tomato Cucumber Salad will become a regular side dish to serve up with any spring or summer recipe. Why I love this Tomato Cucumber Salad recipe Who says salads have to start with a bed of lettuce? We’ve chatted before about how salads don’t have to be boring! What…

Chickpea Walnut Sandwich

Get out of your lunchtime rut and make packing lunches more exciting with this Chickpea Walnut Sandwich.  Ever get in a lunch rut? Need new ideas for packing your kids’ or your own lunch? Are packable noontime options dwindling? Surely you’ve met the ‘What shall I pack for lunch?” question. I always pack my lunch…

Greek Pasta Salad

Did you know April 23rd is picnic day? What are your favorite picnic recipes? Add this Greek Pasta Salad to your next picnic spread. I had many summer jobs during high school and in between college semesters. One of them was at an outdoor catering business. We did a lot of BBQ’s and graduation parties, which served…