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Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

Whenever the seasons start to change I always get excited about the new recipes I want to try.  So today, I’m sharing some of my favorite Spring recipes as well as some new ones that I’ve been itching to test out.  Because let’s face it, no one wants to eat a Spring salad in the middle of winter, no matter how delicious it looks!

Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

Personally tested and approved this Spring Vegetable Gnocchi via Lemon Tree Dwelling

 

Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

One of my favorites! This Grilled Corn Chowder recipe is part of my Meatless Monday series on the blog

 

Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

Anzac Biscuits via Lazy Cat Kitchen

 

Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

Strawberry Turnovers via Tastes of Lizzy T

 

Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

Basil Peach Chicken via The Nest

 

Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

Asparagus Salad via Homespun Capers

 

Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

Spring Minestrone Soup via Simply Recipes – I think this one is next on my list to try!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Healthy Super Bowl Appetizer : Buffalo Broccoli Bites Recipe

The Super Bowl is this weekend and for the first time ever I am prepared!  (lol)  I’ve been working on this recipe for a healthy Super Bowl appetizer (works great as a snack too!).  These Buffalo Broccoli Bites only take three ingredients!  That’s right, only three ingredients.  Ok so I’m not counting water, but does water really count as an ingredient?  Not only are they super delicious and melt-in-your-mouth but they are also meat-free and gluten-free!  Prep time is around 10 minutes and cooking time is an additional 16 minutes.  You can’t beat that!  The one thing I will say is that just like their normal wing counterparts, these buffalo broccoli bites do get a little messy but they’re so delicious, I promise they are worth it.

Healthy Super Bowl Appetizer - Buffalo Broccoli Bites Recipe

Buffalo Broccoli Bites Ingredients:

  • broccoli – one large head
  • 1/4 cup and 1/8 cup Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbs Frank’s Red Hot Wings Buffalo Sauce*

*Make sure you get the “wing’s” sauce and not the regular buffalo sauce

Healthy Super Bowl Appetizer - Buffalo Broccoli Bites Recipe

For a dipping sauce I just used hummus and sprinkled it with cayenne powder

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425′ and line a baking sheet with parchment
  2. Chop up your broccoli into wing sized pieces
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the egg replacer and water – whisk together
  4. In a second bowl, place the additional 1/8 cup of egg replacer – do not add water
  5. Add the buffalo sauce and whisk again – the mixture will start to foam
  6. Start to dip your broccoli cuts into the buffalo/egg replacer mixture and then dip into the second bowl with just egg replacer
  7. Place on the baking sheet, leaving space in between each broccoli bite
  8. Bake for 8 minutes, flip, and then bake an additional 8 minutes
  9. Add a healthy serving of additional buffalo sauce on top of the broccoli bites and serve!

Healthy Super Bowl Appetizer - Buffalo Broccoli Bites Recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy Super Bowl Appetizer - Buffalo Broccoli Bites Recipe

Healthy Super Bowl Appetizer – Buffalo Broccoli Bites Recipe

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Meatless Monday : Fresh Pesto with Zoodles Recipe

I’m excited to share with you another Meatless Monday recipe!  This pesto recipe is perfect for Summer because it’s quick and can be served warm or cold, which makes left-overs just as tasty as the night you made it.  It’s also naturally gluten-free, diary-free and and carries a decent amount of protein even though there’s no meat in it!  (about 11 grams per serving)  Scroll down to see what’s in it:

Meatless Monday :  Fresh Pesto with Zoodles Recipe

Servings: 3 – 4

Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz package of zoodles or 1 large zucchini per person
  • 4 ears of corn or 1 per person
  • 1 package of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Meatless Monday :  Fresh Pesto with Zoodles Recipe

Instructions:

  1. Start by shucking and grilling the corn.  Using a high heat, turn the corn every 4 – 5 minutes until fully cooked.  Set aside.
  2. Throw the basil, walnuts, olive oil, water, salt and pepper into the food processor and pulse.  The pesto should be on the thick side.
  3. Steam your zoodles for 3 – 4 minutes.  I used a double boiler set up.  (If you purchased zucchini instead of zoodles you’ll have to spiral them first)
  4. While the zoodles are steaming, take a kitchen knife and stripe the kernels off the cob.  Next chop up your cherry tomatoes.
  5. When the zoodles are finished cooking, mix everything together and dinner is ready to be served!

Meatless Monday :  Fresh Pesto with Zoodles Recipe

I really hope you enjoy this Meatless Monday recipe.  I couldn’t stop eating it this past week!  We had some really warm days and having this as a cold dish was the absolute best.  Not to mention that you feel really healthy eating it.  I also found the zoodles to be very filling, which is something I wasn’t expecting.  Not to mention that the sweet smell of basil filling my kitchen every time I whipped up a batch of the pesto is perfection.  I’m definitely going to be using fresh basil in a lot more of my recipes!  Make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to check out some additional recipes.

Meatless Monday :  Fresh Pesto with Zoodles Recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 Spring Salads to Try

There’s something about Spring that whispers, “eat healthy”.  It could be because the weather is warming up or maybe because everything is in bloom.  It’s difficult to pinpoint the specifics but either way, here I am making and eating delicious salads for lunch and smaller side salads to go with dinner.  I think the key to a great salad is making sure you take it beyond just the romaine, tomato, cucumber and balsamic.  Adding something as simple as avocado, or roasted brussel sprouts can take your salad from just okay to awesome!  Take a look at these 7 Spring salads that kicked it up a notch.

7 Spring Salads to Try

Citrus Salmon Salad via How Sweet Eats

7 Spring Salads to Try

Grilled Romain Salad with Corn and Avocado via Floating Kitchen

7 Spring Salads to Try

Detox Chopped Salad via Pinch of Yum

7 Spring Salads to Try

Grilled Veggie Salad for those chilly Spring days via The Endless Meal

7 Spring Salads to Try

Mexican Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad via Half Baked Harvest

7 Spring Salads to Try

Quinoa Superfood Salad via Lazy Cat Kitchen

7 Spring Salads to Try

Strawberry and Spinach Salad via Lovely Little Kitchen

Lemon Drop Margarita Recipe

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Mango Summer Popsicles

Mango Summer Popsicles

 

INGREDIENTS
2 mangoes
1 ¼ cups lemonade
3 – 4 kiwis, peeled and sliced

 

  1. Blend the mangoes in a blender or food processor until pureed. Add the lemonade and blend well.
  2. Fill your popsicle molds ⅔ of the way full.
  3. Place the sliced kiwi into the molds. I fit two slices per mold.
  4. Freeze for about 1 ½ hours before inserting popsicle sticks
  5. Freeze until solid, about another 3 – 4 hours.

 

 

 

 

via A Cookie Named Desire

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Top 7 Ways to Eat Corn on the Cob

Three of my favorite things about Summer; fresh lemonade, watermelon and corn on the cob!  Until last Summer I had no idea there are so many delicious ways to have corn on the cob.  So I’ve gathered up my top 7 favorite ways and decided to share.  Take a bite:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fruit Pizza Recipe

fruit pizza recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 6 tablespoons honey, divided use
  • 1 large watermelon slice about 10 inches in diameter
  • 1-2 small apricots, sliced
  • 4-5 strawberries, quartered
  • 6-8 raspberries
  • 12-14 blueberries
  • sprigs of mint

Directions:

Place heavy cream in chilled mixer bowl and on medium-high speed beat until thick, about 2-3 minutes. Turn mixer to lowest setting and add in 2 tablespoons honey and beat until stiff peaks form, about 1-2 minutes. Spread whipped cream on top of watermelon slice and top with as little or as much fruit and mint as desired. Drizzle honey on top when ready to serve.

via Bakers Royale

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