The Best Ever 4-Ingredient Hummus

Best Ever 4-Ingredient Hummus

Hummus, oh yummy hummus.  My family loves hummus. Most times, I just grab a tub of hummus at Costco and we dip all kinds of veggies and crackers in it.  However, my mother-in-law makes the BEST homemade hummus.  We devour it. Let me back up a minute. My husband's mother is from Mexico (yay- … [Read more...]

Spices to Boost Overall Health and Wellness


It’s time to give your spice rack some love. If herbs and spices provide more decoration than function in your kitchen, these spices to boost overall health and wellness will get you excited about flavoring your food while enhancing your overall body and brain function. Cumin: Boost Mental … [Read more...]

Cinco de Mayo – Ole!

It's Cinco de Mayo- Ole!!!! First, a quick history lesson on what Cinco de Mayo actually is.  According to, "Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor … [Read more...]

11 Healthy Snack Ideas


We live in an on-the-go world. Entertainment, work and food are never far out of reach. And when it comes to snacking, that’s not a good thing. Though it may be convenient, pre-packaged snacks are rarely healthy for body or mind. To side-step this this saboteur, keep these deliciously healthy snack … [Read more...]

Top 5 Sexy and Slimming Valentines Day Foods


Just when you thought you were past holiday eating and indulgence, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner with loads of chocolate, wine and decadence. Instead of spending the Day of Love eating rich foods that leave you feeling bloated and heavy, amp up the chemistry between you and your partner … [Read more...]

Dip Into Summer

cowboy caviar

Summer means it's time for skinny dippin' not that kind. I'm referring to the dishes you take to a picnic, a barbecue, or pull out for a snack at home. It's dip season. And that can mean heavy, thick, creamy dips (which can be delicious, but not ideal for swimsuit season), or fresh, … [Read more...]

Try It: *New* Wish-Bone Salad Dressings (Giveaway)


Ya'll know I love salad.  I eat it almost every day.  My kids have grown up eating it since they were old enough to eat salad.  In fact, a salad is one of the few veggie-type items that I can count on them eating.  It is awesome! Recently, we invited some friends over and all of their kids and we … [Read more...]

Try this: Tofu!


It's time to shake things up in the kitchen a little bit and introduce some tofu to your diet. Since fresh tofu is offered in so many different textures, this protein power house is a great alternative to meats in main courses, but is also a perfect addition to smoothies, eggs, dips, and … [Read more...]

Appetizers: Spinach Dip & Artichoke Hummus

So, it's the day of the Big Game!  Are you all set and ready for your football party this evening?  If you're still looking for a great last minute dip idea for your party, you're in luck!  I've got two of them for you.  Not only are they tasty, but they won't blow your calorie bank for the day … [Read more...]

A Healthy Popcorn-y Snack

Santa has visited; presents have been unwrapped, and I'm sure you all had very yummy meals. Right? Right. Now I know you may be thinking, "Oy. I need to get back on track." Just for you, I thought I'd share my favorite healthy treat from The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook. At only 152 calories per … [Read more...]

Sweet on Sweet Potatoes


I only have sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving, and usually laden with butter, brown sugar, marshmallows and pecans.  Not so good for me, eh?  I love the taste of sweet potatoes and while I had heard "they are good for you", I never really knew why until I started researching for this post. My friend … [Read more...]