Archive for the ‘Snacks’ Category

Simple Homemade Hummus

April 25th, 2013


I love hummus.  It’s a great combination of protein and fiber, it tastes delicious and it encourages my kids to eat more veggies (they love to dip!).  While it is definitely easy to buy hummus from the supermarket, after reading this blog post from the Food Babe I think I’m going to stick to making
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Roasted Eggplant with Za’atar

April 21st, 2013


Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice blend of dried herbs (most commonly thyme and oregano), sesame seeds and sumac.  You can find it at most spice shops or you can even make it yourself (I found a great recipe on  It adds a tangy bite to this sweet roasted eggplant and turns it into
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Simply Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas

April 17th, 2013


I love sugar snap peas.  They are beautiful, crisp, and so yummy!  Did you know that not only are they delicious and full of vitamins and minerals, they are also beneficial to bone health?  They are a source of B6, a vitamin that improves bone health by reducing the buildup of molecules that can cause osteoporosis.
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Snack Time!

March 11th, 2013


When your kids come into the kitchen after school starving and asking for a snack, make sure you have something nutritious and delicious to serve them.  Snacks play an important role in managing hunger, boosting nutrition and stabilizing energy.  But not all snacks are created equal.  While it may seem quicker to grab a pre-packaged
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Honey Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins

December 6th, 2012


I recently received a cheese pumpkin in my Alan’s Orchard Fresh Box.  Cheese pumpkins do not look like your typical Halloween pumpkin.  It actually looks more like the pumpkin that turned into Cinderella’s carriage! and it is lighter in color…although only on the outside.  The inside of a cheese pumpkin is a beautiful bright orange
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Spicy Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

December 5th, 2012


Looking for a new snack to put out for the kids (or at your next cocktail party)?  This one is a must try…It’s SO simple to make and SO delicious.  No one will know they are snacking on beans!  I think serving them in cute little cups makes them even more fun to eat.  ENJOY!
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Baked Apples

October 6th, 2012


Nothing says fall like the smell of apples and cinnamon baking in the oven. This is one of my favorite fall dishes. It make the entire house smell wonderful, it’s SO simple to make and my kids think it tastes like apple pie! I usually make about 6-8 at a time and enjoy them throughout
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