Category Archives: Healthy Eating

Strawberry-Citrus Flax Smoothie

Wow, it sure is hot out there! So I thought it would be a good idea to post another smoothie recipe! This Strawberry-Citrus Flax Smoothie is a healthy, refreshing way to start your day, and it also makes a healthy snack—blend one up whenever you’re craving something cool and creamy (like ice cream or a shake), but would prefer to have something healthy.

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Mango Parfaits

Have you made any desserts in a jar? I’ve seen some great ideas on Pinterest and in several magazines, and also had reviewed 150 Best Desserts in a Jar a few years back—that’s where I discovered this recipe for Mango Parfaits. You can serve these cool, creamy, and fruity parfaits in small canning jars or any uniquely-shaped jars you may have…I’m always saving jars from jams, relishes, and other items because they’re just too pretty not to use!

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Low-Fat Buttermilk Ranch Dressing and Dip

Homemade salad dressings are so good—and one of my favorites is Ranch! I usually use low-fat dressings on my salads, so I thought I’d try making a low-fat Ranch dressing. You can use fresh or dried herbs in this recipe—whatever you prefer or have on hand!

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Zucchini-Mushroom Pasta

If you’re growing zucchini your garden this summer (or if you have friends who share their garden bounty), here’s a delicious pasta recipe you can use it in! This recipe, in addition to zucchini, has mushrooms, green onions, and cherry tomatoes, all sauteed in minced garlic, butter, and olive oil. It’s also flavored with some fresh chopped basil and Provolone and Parmesan cheese—lots of great savory flavor!

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Corn and Blueberry Salad

Sometimes you come across a recipe that sounds so different, you just have to try it! I love all the ingredients in this Corn and Blueberry Salad, but I never would have thought of putting them together myself! What a brilliant idea this salad is…a sweet and savory mix of lots of yummy, healthy ingredients. The sweetness of the corn complements the blueberries…and the red onion, jalapeno, and cilantro give this salad a nice savory punch. And I have to mention the cucumbers, too, that give this salad and side dish a great crunchiness!

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