Create Amazing Veggies, Homemade Spices and Dressings

Veggie Trays and Holidays // 10 Veggie Dip Recipes

When preparing a dish to share at a party, potluck dinner, or get together, do vegetables come to mind? A veggie tray is easy to put together. No cooking required! You can arrange the veggies in a fun or creative way or impress party-goers with a delish dip. With these special touches, you might find that your… Continue reading Veggie Trays and Holidays // 10 Veggie Dip Recipes

Create A Salad, Create Healthy Holidays, Homemade Spices and Dressings

Be Good To Your Heart // Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Did you know that fruits and veggies are good for your heart? Many are high in soluble fiber, which can help lower LDL (bad cholesterol), blood pressure, and inflammation. Fruits and veggies are also an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants - those are just big, fancy words that mean fruits and veggies… Continue reading Be Good To Your Heart // Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Create Amazing Veggies, Homemade Spices and Dressings

Homemade Seasoning Blends // Parmesan and Garlic Potato Wedges

This week's goal from our 52-week challenge to create better health is to make and use homemade seasonings and spices. Doing so can save you money and greatly reduce your sodium, or salt intake. As you may know, too much sodium puts you at risk for developing high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. We have… Continue reading Homemade Seasoning Blends // Parmesan and Garlic Potato Wedges

Create A Skillet Meal, Homemade Spices and Dressings

Spice It Up! // Chicken Fajitas

Have you ever tried making your own spices at home?  You may be thinking, "why would I do that when it's so easy to buy them at the store?".  Many spices you find on grocery store and market shelves are full of fillers, preservatives, and fake flavor enhancers.  Part of eating a whole foods diet is to… Continue reading Spice It Up! // Chicken Fajitas

Create A Casserole, Homemade Spices and Dressings

Let’s Make ’em Mini // Mini Lasagna Cups

Although they may be mini, these lasagna cups pack a tasty punch.  They are quick and easy to make for a flavorful Italian style dinner.  Start by heating some olive oil in a skillet.  The recipe calls for Italian sausage links,  however, ground beef or ground turkey would make a great substitution.  If you choose… Continue reading Let’s Make ’em Mini // Mini Lasagna Cups

Homemade Spices and Dressings

My Challenge to You // Homemade Taco Seasoning

Happy New Year!  This time of year often causes us to reflect on goals we would like to set for the upcoming year.  One goal I would like to challenge you to in 2015 is to eat less heavily processed foods. Processed foods can generally be referred to as foods that are packaged in boxes, cans,… Continue reading My Challenge to You // Homemade Taco Seasoning