National Popcorn Day

January 19th is National Popcorn Day! Did you know that Americans consume 13 billion quarts of popcorn annually? Packed with whole grains, fiber and antioxidants, this delicious treat can also be healthy and low in calories. Plain, natural popcorn is full of health benefits, but be careful of added butter and sugar. A large sized … Continue reading National Popcorn Day

Sweet Chipotle Snack Mix

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 large egg white 1 cup slivered almonds 1 cup unsalted cashews 1 cup unsalted pumpkin seed kernels Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 325°. 2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl; … Continue reading Sweet Chipotle Snack Mix

Brown Sugar Broiled Grapefruit

Ingredients: 2 red or pink grapefruit 8 tsp packed light brown sugar ¼ tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp melted butter 2 Tbsp heavy cream 2 Tbsp non-fat or low-fat plain greek yogurt 1 tsp granulated sugar ¼ tsp vanilla extract Directions: 1. Position the oven rack about 3 inches from the heat source, preheat broiler. … Continue reading Brown Sugar Broiled Grapefruit

Strawberry Fruit Dip with Cupid Fruit Kabobs

Kabob Ingredients: Small Skewers Pineapple Strawberries Blueberries Dip Ingredients: 1 ½ c Frozen Whole Strawberries, Thawed 2 c (16 oz) Plain Yogurt ½ tsp Vanilla Extract Directions: 1. Wash pineapple, strawberries, and blueberries. Cut fresh pineapple into triangles. Remove stems from strawberries. Using the skewers, place the strawberry on the skewer towards the middle, followed … Continue reading Strawberry Fruit Dip with Cupid Fruit Kabobs

Roasted Garlic Guacamole with Garnishes

Ingredients: Guacamole: 6 large cloves garlic, unpeeled 6 ripe medium avocados 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, loosely packed 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1 tsp salt Garnishes: 3/4 cup Mexican queso fresco, queso anejo, salted pressed farmer's cheese, firm goat cheese, mild feta or romano, finely crumbled or grated 3/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds … Continue reading Roasted Garlic Guacamole with Garnishes