Meatless Monday: Fast & Easy Three-Bean Salad

Three-Bean Salad

Fourth of July is right around the corner. I plan on spending it with my family at a friend’s BBQ and want to bring something healthy but filling that everyone will enjoy. I decided on this Fast & Easy Three-Bean Salad. It’s a great dish to serve during the summer, especially for barbecue’s and potluck gatherings.

Healthy Snack: Rosemary Flax Crackers

Rosemary Flax Crackers

As usual, I’m on the hunt for recipes to make in my dehydrator. This time, I was dreaming of a protein-packed snack that would be filling and delicious, make good use of the organic flax seeds in my kitchen and increase my Omega-3 fatty acid intake. They were a success, but be prepared…you won’t be able to stop at just one.

Healthy Snack: Yam “Fries”

Yam Fries

Yams are a great switch for sweet potatoes when making delicious and healthy baked fries. These fries are different because they are round and thin instead of long and thin. This recipe is quick and easy, and using the broiler helps the yam rounds to cook fast. You can add different seasonings for different flavors; such as chili powder for a spicier taste, or basil for a more Mediterranean flavor.

Fork-Smashed Purple Potatoes with Rosemary & Lime

Purple Potatoes

Power to the Purple Potato! This week’s Meatless Monday recipe is a vibrant side dish to liven up your Thanksgiving table. Think of purple potatoes as a seasonal substitute for blueberries… they both contain the powerhouse antioxidant, anthocyanin, which gives them their bright, blue/purple color.