Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Green Peas
Cue dreams of Thanksgiving. This is a lightened up version of an old favorite, from sink to table in 20 minutes. Leaving the skins on the potatoes increases the fiber and potassium while decreasing the time in the kitchen. We love "dirty" mashed potatoes, but if your crowd doesn't, a quick peel will do the trick.
Fresh Spinach Salad
Eat the rainbow! The shredded carrots and nut mix give a delightful crunch to this refreshing summer salad.
Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup
There is nothing more refreshing on a hot summer night than this chilled soup. Silky from the avocado and yogurt and bursting with freshness from the cucumber, you will feel instantly revived. Serve with a light grain salad for a satisfying meal.
Beet and Cabbage Borscht
Talk about a beautiful color! Beets not only infuse a deep crimson hue, but also enrich the dish with powerful antioxidants, rich in potassium, copper and manganese. This dish is at once healthful as well as incredibly delicious.
West African Noodles with Summer Squash Ribbons and Cherry Tomatoes
Lighten up your pasta by adding vegetable noodles, in this case summer squash, to bulk out the dish without weighing you down. The West African Sauce is an exotic play on a more traditional tomato sauce, adding some excitement to every bite. To make it a full meal, just add 1/2 a can of chickpeas for some added protein and fiber.
Asparagus and Potato Soup
This soup is perfect for those spring nights that still have a chill to the air. The potatoes fill your belly, while the skins offer loads of magnesium, a mineral important for heart health. Make this when the first of the spring asparagus hits the market, you won't regret it.
Asparagus, Onion and Chickpea Frittata
Perfect for a light dinner or satisfying lunch, this frittata will put a true spring in your step. The chickpeas add fiber to this protein packed dish. Pair it with a green salad or Crunchy Homefries for a heartier meal.
West African Squash Soup
This silky soup will warm you up from the inside out. Familiar enough for the entire family to love, with just a touch of exotic West African flavors, to keep your taste buds guessing. If you don't have a handy immersion blender, you can use a stand blender- just make sure to cover the top with a towel instead of the lid to allow the steam to escape while you blend.
Ruby Quinoa with Beets and Yam
You might want to make a double batch of this one- we love it warm as a dinner side and cold for the next day's lunch. Light yet filling, this dish utilized quinoa, an ancient grain and complete protein, to keep you fueled all day long. To simplify the ingredient list, you can use a whole beet and leave out the yam if that makes life easier.
Golden Potato Wedges
Roasted potatoes make a great appetizer, side-dish or snack any time of day. Try this easy recipe to satisfy your hunger or afternoon cravings.