buffalo cauliflower bites

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are one spicy (and secretly healthy) appetizer, perfect for game day!

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are one spicy (and secretly healthy) appetizer, perfect for game day!

Football season is officially underway, which means tailgating parties! However, most spreads at football parties are not very diet friendly! Bring a slimmed down appetizer to your next event to keep your diet on track! This is a super tasty, crowd pleasing appetizer that you can fill up on without the added guilt!

Your traditional buffalo chicken wings weigh in at around 430 calories and 29 grams of fat per 1 cup serving. These are a measly 150 calories and 6 grams of fat per 1 cup serving! Plus, they are fiber filled and antioxidant rich!  For a vegan version sub Earth’s Balance for the butter!

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are one spicy (and secretly healthy) appetizer, perfect for game day!

For the full recipe head over to Real Housemoms!

pasta salad on a stick with greek dressing

Pasta Salad On A Stick With Greek Dressing, putting a spin on your classic pasta salad and making it picnic perfect!

Pasta Salad On A Stick With Greek Dressing, putting a spin on your classic pasta salad and making it picnic perfect!

Serve these alongside the most delicious Greek dressing for your Labor Day cookout!  It’s a fun finger food that is family friendly, kids love eating food off of skewers!  I stacked cherry tomatoes, rigatoni pasta, fresh basil leaves, chunky cut cucumbers, black olives and avocado, but the options are limitless!  If you have cheese lovers in the family add mini mozzarella balls for a caprese style salad!

Pasta Salad On A Stick With Greek Dressing, putting a spin on your classic pasta salad and making it picnic perfect!

pasta salad on a stick with greek dressing
 
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Pasta Salad on a Stick, putting a spin on your classic pasta salad! Makes 10 skewers
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 10
Ingredients
For the Pasta Salad Skewers:
  • 20 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup black olives
  • 1 cucumber, cut in large-bites
  • 20 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 avocados, cut in cubes
  • 1 cup rigatoni pasta, cooked according to package and cooled
  • 10 wooden skewers
For the Greek Dressing:
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ⅔ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1¼ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1¼ teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
Instructions
For the Pasta Salad Skewers:
  1. Assemble skewers adding each of the ingredients as desired.
For the Greek Dressing:
  1. Whisk all ingredients together
Drizzle skewers with dressing or serve on the side. Enjoy!

This seriously has to be one of the easiest recipes ever!  

If you can chop veggies and boil water you got this!  

Not only do they look pretty, but they are loaded with Vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber, Vitamin A, healthy fats and potassium to name a few!

Pasta Salad On A Stick With Greek Dressing, putting a spin on your classic pasta salad and making it picnic perfect!

Idea inspired by Sandra Lee!

breakfast sweet potatoes

Getting tired of the same old breakfast routine?  Mix it up with a Breakfast Sweet Potato stuffed with granola and almond butter!

Getting tired of the same old breakfast routine?  Mix it up with a Breakfast Sweet Potato stuffed with granola and almond butter!

Make a meal out of a sweet potato!

Once a week I bake sweet potatoes to have on hand for a quick meal.  They can be eaten as breakfast (pictured above!) or topped with beans and veggies for a complete dinner (as seen here!).  You can even use them to make brownies (once again, as seen here!).  Sweet potatoes are so versatile and healthy, they go down in my book of superfoods!

Superfood Sweet Potatoes:

~Great source of vitamin C

~Provides a healthy dose of fiber

~Provide B vitamins, manganese, biotin and copper

~High in antioxidants, especially carotenes

~May help stabilize glucose levels in the body

~Provide complex carbohydrates

Getting tired of the same old breakfast routine?  Mix it up with a Breakfast Sweet Potato stuffed with granola and almond butter!

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Makes 2 servings Getting tired of the same old breakfast routine? Mix it up with a Breakfast Sweet Potato stuffed with granola and almond butter!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup of your favorite granola
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • dash cinnamon
Instructions
To bake sweet potatoes:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pierce washed sweet potatoes with a fork. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes to an hour, or until tender.
For breakfast sweet potatoes:
  1. Slice baked sweet potato in half. Top each one with ¼ cup granola, 1 tablespoon of almond butter and 1 teaspoon of maple syrup. Add a dash of cinnamon and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 337 Fat: 12 Carbohydrates: 54 Sugar: 19 Fiber: 7 Protein: 9

Getting tired of the same old breakfast routine?  Mix it up with a Breakfast Sweet Potato stuffed with granola and almond butter!

 Did you know you can even make sweet potatoes in a crock pot!  Simply add 1/4 cup water to the bottom of a crock pot, add washed sweet potatoes and cook on low for 6 hours, or until tender.  Having baked sweet potatoes to come home to after a long day would make for such an easy dinner!  Or cook overnight to have breakfast ready in the morning!  Cooked sweet potatoes will last 3-5 days refrigerated.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend :)

We are making these Peanut & Jam Bars from Happy Healthy Life to bring on our weekend sleepover at my best friends house, I will let you know how they come out!