Category Archives: Healthy Eating

Edamame Snap Pea Salad

If you like healthy veggie salads, this Edamame Snap Pea Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette is a great one to try! It’s a slightly crunchy, tangy salad mix of edamame and sugar snap peas, coated with a delicious Sesame Vinaigrette. If you aren’t familiar with edamame, it’s another word for green soybeans (I’ve heard it’s best to use non-GMO edamame.)

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Summer Fruit Salad

One of the things I love best about summer is all the fresh fruit of the season, especially berries of all kinds. And this is a great fruit salad to make in the summertime because it has blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries…mixed in with lots of other delicious, colorful fruit! This salad also has some canned pineapple chunks and it’s sweetened with the pineapple juice from the can. So there’s no extra sugar, and I think the sweetness is just right. I love all the colors in this fruit salad—it’s so bright and summery!

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Simple Veggie Pasta Salad

Salads and pasta salads make great hot-weather meals, and I really like this Simple Veggie Pasta Salad because it’s easy to make and the only cooking involved is for the pasta. I also like it because it’s so colorful! The orange bell pepper, shredded carrots, green onions, grape tomatoes, olives, and Cheddar cheese all combine to make this dish a feast for the eyes as well as the tummy! 🙂 The dressing that you toss everything in is simply your favorite Italian salad dressing (I used Olive Garden dressing). How easy is that?

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Yogurt with Strawberries and Pistachios

For a summer breakfast or brunch, especially when it’s too hot to bake, here’s a quick, easy, and healthy recipe that looks really pretty, too! Yogurt with Strawberries and Pistachios could also double as a snack or dessert. It’s made with Greek yogurt, fresh strawberries, honey, and pistachios—a really yummy combination! If you’re not a big strawberry fan, you could use other fruit like blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, kiwifruit, mango…really, just about any fruit you like!

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Strawberry-Coconut Cream Soda

What a heat wave we’ve been having! It’s during times like these that I want something cool and refreshing. Like a soda…and it’s especially nice when a soda is on the healthy side! This Strawberry-Coconut Cream Soda is made with coconut milk and fresh strawberries…yum! It’s also sweetened with honey. It’s a treat that will help cool you off, and you can feel good about drinking it too—win, win, win! 🙂 I was inspired by a recipe at Food.com, but changed it up a little, using honey instead of sugar and a little more strawberries—I think it’s a great soda!

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