Summer Power Salad

Loaded with everything you could ask for – and all of which I snagged from my favorite Santa Monica farmers market. It’s exactly what I want for lunch or dinner every day for the rest of the season. You could add some grilled chicken or salmon on top, perhaps a few pieces of shrimp, or steak. The possibilities are endless. You could also forgo the protein and just stick to the base salad like I’m...

Lightened Up 7 Layer Dip

This Lightened Up 7 Layer Dip is the perfect party food. By replacing sour cream with hummus and using reduced fat cheese, you save on calories without sacrificing flavor!  Ingredients 1 Can (14 oz.) Non Fat Refried Beans 1 Cup Hummus (I used Roasted Red Pepper) ½ Packet (1.25 oz) Taco Seasoning (I used low sodium) 1 Jar (16 oz.) Chunky Red Salsa 1½ Cups Pico De Gallo 1½ Cups Guacamole 1 Cup Reduced Fat...

Summer Garden Whipped White Bean Dip

This dip. If definitely tastes like grown up summer. You know, the kind of summer that consists of grilled vegetables and watermelon margaritas? Before you learned how gross large-scale waterparks actually are and when summer seemed to last forrr.Ev.Er (sandlot style)? Ingredients 3 (15-ounce) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon...

Cauliflower Base Pizza

This is one of my favourite recipes because it is SO delicious and a great healthier version of many people's favourite food - pizza! Change up the toppings to whatever tickles your fancy, I love making this for all of my family and friends. Ingredients For the Cauliflower Base: ½ head of cauliflower, cut into florets                         ½ tsp dried oregano                                         ...

Roasted Summer Squash and Zucchini

Summer squash and zucchini scream summer to me. My Mom used to sauté them both in butter with onions at least once a week during the summer months and to this day I still love the combo. Ingredients 1½ lb zucchini and yellow summer squash (about 3 pieces), chopped into bite-size cubes about ½ inch big ½ cup red onion, chopped 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, at a liquid state 2 teaspoons minced garlic sea salt...

Grilled Cilantro, Lime and Paprika Corn on the Cob

Nothing says summer quite like grilled corn on the cob. Dress it with pops of citrus, cilantro, and smoked paprika, and you’ve got yourself the makings of a sweet summer evening. Ingredients 4 ears of corn 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil smoked paprika, to taste 1 lime, cut into wedges handful of fresh cilantro, chopped sea salt, to taste freshly-ground black pepper, to taste Directions Heat grill over...

Mushroom Arugula Pizza

Pizza is always a good, healthy meal at the end of a long week. Keep up the health factor by loading it up with veggies and light cheeses! Ingredients 1 ball store-bought pizza dough ½ pound fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced 1 cup mushrooms, sliced 2 cups fresh arugula, washed and dried Directions Preheat the oven to 450F. Roll out the pizza dough to fit a pizza stone or large rimmed baking sheet. Brush the...

Salmon with Roasted Vegetables & Quinoa

This healthy salmon recipe has everything you want for a complete meal: omega-3-rich salmon, protein-packed quinoa and lots of vegetables. Drizzled with a maple-lemon dressing, this healthy quinoa dinner also makes a delicious next-day lunch. Ingredients 2 small or 1 large delicata squash (about 1 pound), halved, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces 4 cups cauliflower florets 6 small shallots, quartered 3...

Breakfast Pizza

This pizza is cheesy without being excessively so and somehow, that baked bacon/egg/melted pile doesn’t even feel heavy with all of those fresh herbs and mild onions on top. Plus, the pizza has this kind of grab-and-go, low-key vibe that is perfect for weather that demands you don’t idle long inside. Hooray for that!   Ingredients 1/2 tsp active dry yeast 2 cups bread flour (plus more for dusting) koshe...

Grilled Pizza with Hummus and Rosemary Summer Squash

This is an easy summer entertaining dish because it all comes together on the grill. Purchasing premade whole-wheat pizza dough and protein-packed hummus makes this a nearly effortless meal. Try this pizza with different vegetables throughout the year, such as asparagus, eggplant and peppers. Ingredients 2 small zucchini, sliced on the diagonal 1⁄4 inch (6 mm) thick 2 small yellow squash, sliced on...