Refreshing Cucumber Salad

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Oh man, this cucumber salad is perfect for a light mid afternoon snack!  It’s super healthy and delicious, so it really hits the spot, but it’s also really light and cleansing, so you feel great after eating it!  With cucumber as it’s main ingredient, you know it’s going to feel good on the belly!  cucumbers have so many great health benefits as the following pin displays!

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Look at all the great things cucumbers do for your health!

This salad also contains fresh dill – YUM!  I love fresh dill, and believe it or not, it also contains plenty of health benefits!

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All these fantastic things in a super yummy and refreshing snack!  Now can you see why I’m raving about such a simple salad?  It’s so easy to throw together too!

REFRESHING CUCUMBER SALAD

Ingredients – makes one serving

  • 1 cucumber, cut into slices and halved
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped red onion
  • 3 Tbsp. plain greek yogurt
  • 2-3 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • dash of garlic granules
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir together.  Season with sea salt and pepper, to taste.

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SO yummy!  Enjoy! 🙂

Cauliflower Poppers

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I ❤ Cauliflower!!!  I am just finding more and more recipes that cauliflower lends itself to! The best part?  It’s SO good for you!

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Pretty awesome, huh?  So, as I’m sitting here professing my love for this awesome veggie, I also get to share with you my latest cauliflower creation – Cauliflower Poppers!  These bite-size yummies make for an awesome healthy snack, and you can flavor them in so many different ways.  The recipe I’m going to share with you is just a basic recipe, but you could easily change the seasonings, or add in things like cheese, other veggies, or meat to turn them into whatever you would like!

I used italian seasoning and garlic granules as seasoning (along with a bit of sea salt), and I also added in some chopped red onion.  This concoction dipped in some marinara sauce tastes a bit like pizza!  I think next time, I may add in some cheese, olives, and tomatoes to make them even more pizza themed.  Really, you could make these into little curry bites, taco flavored bites…anything!  The possibilities are endless, so don’t be afraid to get creative!

CAULIFLOWER POPPERS

Ingredients

  • 1 large cauliflower head (about 4 cups of cauliflower rice)
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. garlic granules

Directions

1.) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Wash your cauliflower, dry completely, chop into florets, and place the florets in a food processor.  Process on high to create a “cauliflower rice”.

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2.) Add the cauliflower rice, eggs, olive oil, garlic granules, italian seasoning, and onions to a large bowl.  Stir to combine completely.

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3.) Spray a mini muffin tin with olive oil.  Fill the tins with the cauliflower mixture.  Press into tin firmly so it is packed down and will set more easily.  Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes and the cauliflower is lightly browned.

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4.) Use a spoon to remove the cauliflower poppers from the muffin tin.

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YUM-O!  Enjoy! 🙂

 

Healthy Almond Yogurt Fruit Dip

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This fruit dip is now center stage in my dreams, because it’s that good!  I’m not even kidding, guys!  I threw this together the other day when I wanted something to dip my green apple in.  It only has 4 ingredients, and all you have to do is throw them together and stir – SO easy, right?  The two main ingredients are almond butter and plain greek yogurt, so there’s plenty of protein in there, and the two following pins list some of the other health benefits of these two awesome power foods!

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ALMOND BUTTER

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As you can see, plenty of health benefits come from the ingredients in this dip!  That, along with the fact that it’s incredibly tasty make it an awesome companion for the fruit of your choice.  In full disclosure, I also eat it by the spoonful because it tasted like almond butter pie filling…seriously, it really is THAT GOOD!

HEALTHY ALMOND YOGURT FRUIT DIP

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 tsp.  alcohol free vanilla
  • stevia, to taste

Directions

1.) Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and stir.  Start by adding a small amount of stevia, then taste and add more if desired.

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2.) Dip your favorite fruit in and snack away!

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YU-UM!  Enjoy! 🙂