Easy Strawberry Salsa Recipe

strawberry salsa recipe

Strawberry picking is always a fun thing to do in spring when they’re in season. But without our strawberry monster of a niece at our side, most of the time we pick more than we can use! Thankfully, there’s no shortage of creative ways to use strawberries, like this easy Strawberry Salsa recipe. It’s super quick to prepare and made with basic ingredients.

Easy Ginger Lime Roasted Shrimp Recipe

Easy Ginger Lime Roasted Shrimp Recipe

This Ginger Lime Roasted Shrimp recipe is quick, light and easy. So very easy! It’s easy enough for a weeknight meal, yet elegant enough for any special occasion. It makes quite the perfect compliment for salad, pasta or rice, and could easily be served as an appetizer too. The ginger and lime flavors is bright and fresh without overtaking the shrimp. Shrimp should taste like shrimp. I think Bubba would agree.

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

Thankfully smoothies have become a regular favorite in our home and not just for breakfast, or a snack. Frequently a smoothie is preferred for a lighter lunch or sometimes supper as well. And this Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie is one of those smoothies that’s perfect for any meal.

Black Bean Tostadas with Cilantro Sauce


I can’t tell you how much I have been craving this meal ever since making it last week. These Black Bean Tostadas with Cilantro Sauce discovered over at Tasty Kitchen are probably something I could eat every single day and never tire of. Seriously tasty and satisfying. And so very easy too. The cilantro sauce alone is a keeper and one we’ll be making large batches of to serve as a salad dressing. It’s so full of flavor and super light in calories—the best combo ever for salad dressing in my book!

Garlic Lemon Green Beans


These Garlic Lemon Green Beans are the perfect side dish for any main entree, or alone as a snack. In fact, what triggered me to make these this week was a visit to our local steakhouse. They offer a similar green bean side to substitute instead of a baked potato.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes


    Recently I made a batch of these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes discovered over at Tasty Kitchen. They’re a gluten-free* and vegan pancake option made without any flour, using an easy oatmeal base instead. What a great way to add oats to your diet — especially for the kids!

Roasted Cherry Parfaits


Cherries are perfect for so many different dishes. I was tempted to go with a summery cobbler or crisp, since they’re always nice with fresh fruit, but I’ve been trying to keep things on the lighter side and simple, so I decided on a using them in a Roasted Cherry Parfaits that could be enjoyed for breakfast, dessert or as a snack.

Cucumber and Chickpea Salad


Dill mingles with lemon, lime, garlic, parsley, red wine vinegar, and olive oil to create a zingy and fresh marinade for cucumber, Bush’s Beans Garbanzos (otherwise known as chickpeas), celery, tomato and red onion in this light dish.

A healthier big game menu with Pepperidge Farm.


    With the Super Bowl right around the corner I’m taking time to plan ahead for our menu. Usually I tend to wait until the last minute which results in unhealthy choices. So, this year, with a bit of thought, I’m going for a touchdown with a lineup of healthier, but not tasteless, selections.

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds


If you’re getting ready to carve pumpkins be sure to save those pumpkin seeds for Toasted Pumpkin Seeds. With a few seasonings and a visit to the oven, you can have a tasty and healthy snack at your fingertips.

White Bean Spread with Roasted Garlic


So in the hunt for healthy snacks that are satisfying, I’ve once again returned to the handy dandy bean with a White Bean Spread with roasted garlic. Beans are a favorite around our home. Black Bean Dip, Black Bean Hummus and White Bean Chili frequent our table often. I’m sure this White Bean Spread will now be added to the repertoire.