creamy fresh kale dip

by Jackie Newgent  |  May 8, 2014  |  0 Comments
Makes 16 servings: 1/4 cup each It’s the season for cookouts, picnics, and impromptu parties. You’ll need to have a good dip recipe on hand. So here you go … a natural take on classic spinach dip. No packaged mix required. My version is loaded with fresh vegetable goodness. Fresh baby kale replaces frozen spinach for a trendy twist. Though, if you can’t find baby kale, use fresh baby spinach. I enjoy dunking whole grain rye bread pieces into this dip. Tear from a rustic loaf or use perfectly cut petite slices. Or for veggie fanatics, pair it with broccoli, carrots, jicama, or bell pepper pieces. Calories saved: 160 Why it’s better for you: Kale is one of the healthiest...
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classic macaroni salad with grilled peppers

by Jackie Newgent  |  April 30, 2014  |  0 Comments
Makes 5 servings: 1 cup each I was asked to create a healthy macaroni salad, but to keep it classic. Basically, no overly frilly, fussy, or fancy ingredients allowed. That actually is more challenging than it sounds. Macaroni salad is considered “classic” for a reason. And I won’t use “fake” fat-free ingredients to concoct my recipes. That said, I was successful at creating this better-for-you version! I kept great taste and tradition in mind. And though not extra fancy, I did make this macaroni salad extra special by adding grilled peppers and fresh herbs. Enjoy it at your next cookout or picnic. I know I will! Calories saved: 170 Why it’s better for you: Pumped up the whole grains; more...
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