Spinach and Artichoke Dip Garlic Crostini

Spinach and artichoke dip is pretty much a guaranteed hit. The only thing I could think to make it better was to put on some buttery, garlic crostini to make it super easy to grab when you’re in a group. It’s the perfect appetizer for a girls’ night, game day, and anything in between. I added garlic butter to the toast, but if you wanted … Continue reading Spinach and Artichoke Dip Garlic Crostini

5 Insanely Healthy Vegetables You Should Be Eating Daily

Vegetables aren’t always the best part of a meal. You’re lying to yourself if you’ve never indulged in a delicious dinner and subtly pushed your veggies to the side. While you shouldn’t feel guilty about that, you should understand the importance of eating at least one serving of veggies with every meal. They provide nutrients in a way that vitamin supplements and your favorite cheat … Continue reading 5 Insanely Healthy Vegetables You Should Be Eating Daily

Creamy vegetable pasta

Creamy Pasta With Sautéed Veggies

Pasta never gets old to me. But as much as I love it, I also understand that I need to make it healthier from time to time (I’ll never cut pasta out of my diet though, because who wants to cut carbs?). I was craving some creamy pasta, but fettuccine alfredo doesn’t provide much in the way of nutrients. I thought that I could flavor … Continue reading Creamy Pasta With Sautéed Veggies

5 Simple Ways to Eat Healthy in the New Year (Without Sacrificing Foods You Love)

New year, new you—you’ll hear it everywhere for at least the next three months. When January rolls around, everyone flocks to the produce aisle, crowds the gym, and cuts back on junk food in order to finally meet that health-minded New Year’s resolution they’ve been telling themselves about for years. While it’s never a bad thing to develop a healthier lifestyle, it definitely isn’t easy. … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Eat Healthy in the New Year (Without Sacrificing Foods You Love)

Stuffed Baked Eggplant

I’ve been growing fresh vegetables for a few months now, and I noticed yesterday that I had a perfectly ripe eggplant sitting in my garden. I wasn’t really in the mood for eggplant parm (although I do love it), so I decided to browse Pinterest for some other eggplant ideas. I came across a recipe for quinoa-stuffed eggplant and thought, “I could definitely make a … Continue reading Stuffed Baked Eggplant

Spicy Southwest Pasta Salad

I feel like side salads are a staple at backyard parties. But sometimes cole slaw gets boring, and standard deli macaroni salad always tastes a little sour to me. As someone who loves spice, my first inclination is always to make a spicy salad—one that would add a kick to the backyard menu. This Southwest salad is tossed in a jalapeño dressing, which adds the … Continue reading Spicy Southwest Pasta Salad