Healthy Latkes: Baked Not Fried

Try this nutritious twist on latkes: skip frying & try baking. Don’t worry, they will still be crispy…

Latkes can be a wonderfully healthful snack any time of year — not just Hanukkah fare.

This recipe uses egg whites instead of whole eggs and uses skin-on potatoes. The skin, which has more nutrients than the rest […]

By |December 18th, 2014|appetizer, dairy-free, gluten-free, side dish, snack, vegetable|0 Comments

White Bean Hummus Dip

Great northern white beans are the creamiest beans around and a great alternative to chickpeas when making hummus.  Both types of beans are a wonderful source of plant based protein (over 14 grams in one cup of the white beans). One cup of white beans also contains over 12 grams of fiber (which is […]

By |November 3rd, 2014|appetizer, dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, snack, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Classic Homemade Hummus

Happy Labor Day! As everyone gears up for BBQs today, bring along (or serve) this healthy and crowd pleasing appetizer. Serve with these festive and patriotic Terra chips: Stripes and Blues Sea Salt Chips which include striped beets, sweet potatoes and blue potatoes, which create the patriotic red, white and blue mix.

This hummus is […]

By |September 1st, 2014|appetizer, dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, snack, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Salsa Guacamole

This is the easiest guacamole you will ever make – just two ingredients plus a squeeze of fresh lime.

I was in the mood for guacamole this weekend but didn’t have a lot of time to chop a bunch of ingredients, so I dumped some salsa onto chopped avocado and the rest is history.  Couldn’t […]

By |February 16th, 2014|appetizer, dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, snack, vegan|0 Comments

Healthy Quesadilla

Forget Taco Bell!  This homemade and very healthy quesadilla is perfect for a Mexican food fix.  It is super-easy to make and a real crowd pleaser.  Plus, it is filling with the addition of ground lean turkey meat.  A full meal!

Serves 2


1/3 pound ground turkey meat (lean)
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon sea […]

By |October 6th, 2013|appetizer, entree, gluten-free, lunch|0 Comments

Black Bean Dip Recipe

Football season is in full swing!  This zesty dip is perfect for serving with raw veggies or chips on game day.  It can even be used as a healthy spread in place of mayo or meat for your sandwich or wrap.

Health Benefits of Black Beans
Beans are technically a mature form of legumes and are […]

By |September 25th, 2012|appetizer, dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, snack, vegetarian|0 Comments

Salmon Stuffed Mushrooms

This elegant and light appetizer is perfect for a quick snack or for entertaining.  Most stuffed mushroom recipes contain cheese and/or mayo – this recipe keeps it creamy with hummus and flavorful with dill and garlic.

The health factor of this tiny bite is huge… salmon is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids […]

By |May 16th, 2012|appetizer|0 Comments

Sweet Potato Fries

This undercover vegetable is a fun and nutritious appetizer that is great to snack on before or during dinner.


1 12 oz. bag of sweet potato spears (peeled, cut and ready to cook)
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Garlic powder


Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Throw the spears into a large zip lock bag and mix in […]

By |April 15th, 2012|appetizer, vegetable|0 Comments

White Bean Hummus


This makes for a healthy (and easy to prepare) Super Bowl dip.  It is creamier than hummus that is made from chickpeas and is a huge crowd pleaser.  Pair it with raw veggies, whole grain pita slices or honey whole-wheat pretzel sticks.


1 12 oz. can of white beans (cannellini beans)
1/8 cup canola oil
2 tbsp […]

By |February 4th, 2012|appetizer, vegan|0 Comments

Avocado Crostini with Pistachios

This recipe’s inspiration came from an appetizer at an excellent restaurant in downtown DC – Cork Restaurant & Wine Bar.  It combines four rich and satisfying ingredients that balance each other out well from both a taste and texture perspective.  It can be served as a unique appetizer or a healthy, high-fiber snack (or […]

By |December 23rd, 2011|appetizer, breakfast, snack, vegan|0 Comments