Looking for a simple and easy way to switch up your salsa this summer? What about this incredible salsa verde! Salsa verde is found in many cultures, generally known as "green sauce". In most cultures it's made with a blend of green herbs (one example being chimichurri).
The mexican's make their green sauce with tomatillos. My only comment is that if you haven't eaten a tomatillo yet, you have to. It looks like a tomato, but is so much more than that! Infuse a tomato with some lemon and lime and you've got a tomatillo!
The second I put a slice of tomatillo in my mouth I knew I had to make a salsa with it. It is packed with so much flavor, you barely have to add anything to it for the perfect salsa.
These curried sweet potato fries are an easy snack to satisfy your savory tooth. A few months back, my dear friend Kirby sent me an awesome curried sweet potato recipe that she totally winged- and it was delicious. Naturally I'm a certain type of girl who only likes potatoes mashed or as fries, so I took her recipe and just made it into fries! They have just the littlest bit of spice that goes perfectly with a plain sour cream or greek yogurt dip.
1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Wash sweet potatoes, peel, and cut into thin sticks.
2. Place sticks in bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Toss gently. Once fully coated, mix all spices in a small bowl, sprinkle on sweet potato, then toss till fully coated.
3. Evenly spread out fries on baking sheet with parchment paper. Make sure no pieces are on top of one another.
4. Place in oven for about 15-20 minutes until edges are browned.
There really is no better time of the year to enjoy granola than winter! When you need a little extra energy to survive the cold and gloom, granola just seems like the perfect addition to a breakfast or a snack. And the best part about granola? Homemade is easy. Like, really really easy.
Peaches are in season and they are more delicious than ever. This peach toast is sweet, savory, and unapologetic. It’s such a delicious appetizer or snack for any occasion. It’s super simple too. Just cut a baguette up into slices, and bake in the oven at 350 until golden. Then slices up some peaches, lay on top. Then sprinkle feta crumbles and chopped basil on top.
There. It’s done, that easy! How do I add that certain touch to this toast? Enjoy the peaches in season. It makes a world of a difference when you buy local, ripe peaches, as opposed to ones shipped across the country.
I can’t tell a lie, there are very few vegetables that I enjoy raw and plain. But that does not mean I can’t still enjoy eating them and reap their nutritional benefits. When choosing a vegetable snack, I like to choose a variety for a single snack. a mix of veggies helps diversify my snack, providing more flavors. Some great ones to cut up include bell peppers (all colors), celery, carrots, zucchini, and summer squash.
I also always carry a dip for a snack. This could be either plain hummus or non-fat plain greek yogurt. For an extra crunch, crushed almonds can easily be added to hummus. And that’s right, I said greek yogurt. When greek yogurt is plain, it can easily pass as sour cream. Add some chopped red onions & fresh dill, and will really be surprised by how tasty it is.
In addition to my veggies and dip, a handful of nuts are a great way to make sure you’re hunger is full. On a long day of work, I have a really hard time making it through from breakfast to lunch and lunch to dinner. That’s why I always make sure to have some type of fat and protein with my veggie snack. It keeps me fuller, plus adds flavor.
Are your berries starting to go a little south in your fridge? Don’t throw them away! Overripe berries are perfect for a berry sauce. I love keeping berry sauce in the fridge during the summer because they are great to pull out if you need a quick dessert or to add to your yogurt. It’s super easy too!
For a small batch, first hull about 1 cup of strawberries, then cut in half. Dump strawberries & 1 cup of blueberries into a small sauce pot. Mash a few times with a masher until they are somewhat broken. Then add a splash of water, just enough to line the bottom of the pan.
Bring the pan to a simmer and add about 1/4 cup sugar. I like to use 1/4 cup sugar to 2 cups berries, but only because I’m super sensitive to sugar. So I definitely recommend playing with the amount of sugar that works best to you.
Stir berries and bring to a low boil. You must continuously stir pot to prevent sugar from burning. Cook for about 5-10 minutes, longer if making a bigger batch. Add more water if looking for a thinner sauce. However, don’t cover with a lid while cooking. It’s important to let some water evaporate, and to continuously stir to prevent burning.
And next, enjoy! Either add your hot sauce to a piece of plain cake or store it in the fridge for tomorrows meals. This sauce is perfect to add to plain greek yogurt for your lunch : ) .
I wholeheartedly believe that a filling, tasteful snack is an important way to get through the work day. This parfait is easy to pack for a snack or get in quick for a fast breakfast. Just sprinkle the toppings on top of the cottage cheese and mix if you like. Cottage cheese is packed with protein to help fill you up during a long day. Although I’m typically a skim-milk girl, for cottage cheese I recommend using 1% as it’s a little bit more filling and does a better job bringing out the flavor of berries.