Quick Blueberry & Banana Smoothie

For a quick potassium and antioxidant-loaded breakfast or anytime smoothie, whip up this blueberry and banana smoothie made from only 6 ingredients. The chia seeds are optional, but boast a mild nutty flavor and are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which is believed to deliver a myriad of health benefits. Place ice cubes, banana, blueberries, yogurt, milk, and chia seeds …

Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast? Why not? Made from bananas and oats, these “cookies” are loaded with fiber and potassium, so you’ll find every excuse to eat these for a snack, dessert or breakfast. Just be sure to share! Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Peel bananas and place into a large bowl. Using a large …

Southwest Quinoa and Black bean salad

Southwest Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

Low in saturated fat and high in protein, this cool black bean quinoa screams summer with its bright colors. It makes a great appetizer with tortilla chips, as a side dish, topped over salads or over grilled chicken. Take it next summer cookout party and watch it disappear! Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Allow to slightly cool. In a …

Spinach and Mushroom Frittata

Spinach and Mushroom Frittata

This veggie-studded frittata recipe is essentially a baked omelette, but doesn’t require any flipping. A frittata may look fancy, but they’re deceptively fuss free and ready in about half an hour. They’re incredibly versatile and generally packed with a ton of protein and vitamins from the eggs and veggies. Serve up for a weekend family brunch, or pack the leftovers …

Red White and Blue Patriotic Mini Cheesecakes

Patriotic Lemon Mini Cheesecakes

With the upcoming holiday, these darling red, white and blue mini cheesecakes flavored with a touch of lemon are the perfect portions for your neighborhood grill out just before the fireworks. This recipe takes a twist on your typical cheesecake recipe by adding Greek yogurt to offset the amount of cream cheese you’d normally use. Greek yogurt packs a ton …

Chia seed pudding with lemon and fresh berries

Chia Seed Pudding with Lemon & Fresh Berries

Perfect for breakfast, snack or a nutritious dessert, this cool chia seed pudding recipe is an excellent way to sneak in an impressive array of antioxidants and minerals this summer. The longer this chia seed pudding mixture sits, the more moisture the chia seeds will absorb, which is how it renders a thicker, pudding-like texture after a few hours. This …

cauliflower with parmesan and thyme

Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan and Thyme

This aromatic roasted cauliflower side dish makes the perfect weeknight accompaniment to dinner. As it roasts in the oven, the meaty cauliflower begins to caramelize and the Parmesan gives it a slightly salty, savory crunch. A member of the cruciferous family, cauliflower is a mighty veggie, packed with vitamins and minerals, but low in calories. Cauliflower also comes in purple, …

Banana Pancakes

Guiltless Banana Pancakes

Pancakes that are good for you? Though that normally sounds like an impossible combination, give this quick banana-based, delightfully soft pancake recipe a try and you’ll never want to go back to your old flour recipe. In just a few minutes, you’ll have a warm stack of crowd-pleasing banana pancakes. Bananas are low in fat and high in fiber, potassium …

Honey Grilled Peaches

Summertime Grilled Peaches with Honey

Summer is almost upon us. What better way to kick off the Memorial Day weekend with juicy, sweet grilled peaches for a nutritious and mouthwatering dessert? Memorial Day will bring a fair share of backyard burgers and steaks, so save some room for peaches on your grill and watch the magic happen. Peaches provide a rich collection of minerals and …