by Stephanie Spickler
Calling all Salsa lovers…. Calling all Chips & Dip lovers ..
Calling all super-food & snack lovers ..
Ever wonder if there’s a way to marry super-foods with your favorite (typically unhealthy) snack foods?
Well, good news - there is!
If you love salsa, dips & super-foods, this quick fix “dip” list is for you!
Traditional mild salsa.
For a fresh flavorful, traditional mild salsa. I highly recommend trying this recipe! Tomatoes are a great source of lycopene which has been linked to reducing heart disease and cancer. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin K to keep you immune system healthy and your skin looking great! You can pick what type of tomato you would like to use as your main ingredient and the rest is easy
Prep time is about 5 minutes. You can grab your favorite “salsa” bowl and just add ingredients one by one, stir it up well before serving. Refrigerate any leftovers.
For a spicy version, add chopped jalapeños! I love a good kick so when I spice mine up I use about ½ of the jalapeño - my husband prefers I use way less but you can add to your own taste preference!
Eat your “Protein” Salsa
This recipe will not disappoint! Not only is it one of the BEST homemade bean recipes, it’s quite delicious and borderline addictive by itself, or as a bean salad or when you pile it on top of blue corn chips as a salsa. This is the most scrumptious, healthy snack, great for busy moms in need of quick, nutritious mom fuel!
Serve as a snack - solo or with corn chips. Top your tacos on Taco Tuesday or dress up a salad southwestern style!
Chicks & Dip
Chick Peas as a snack dip? Weird combo? Not when you try this amazing, zesty chip dip! As a salsa lover and health junkie, I had to create my now unique salsas & dips because I just don't want to eat that junk from the grocery stores and I need something full of nutrients, not corn syrup and preservatives. I am a busy stay at home mom and when we eat, I need to make sure we eat healthy. So, I’ve perfected the Chicks & Dip ..and bonus, my toddlers love it too! I personally opt for Blue Corn Chips or naan bread to pair with this recipe but you can get creative, try some crackers! Switch it up, get funky. Enjoy it how you like it! As an added bonus, chick peas are a rich source of iron, fiber and protein to help your little ones grow big and strong!
Grab some pita or naan bread & enjoy!
Beans & Couscous
This delightful and light blend is sure to fill you up & recharge your fuel levels. It’s packed with protein & vitamins and rich in beta carotene to boost your immunity!
I enjoy eating this by itself and topped with diced cherry tomatoes and drizzled Carter & Cavero Balsamic vinegar. This is a great sandwich topper!
Get creative, mix it up and make your own variation of a super-food dip! Feed your body the good stuff!
Every year around the holidays, my friends and family request this appetizer for every gathering. It's warm, gooey, sweet, savory and the perfect accompaniment to a festive cocktail or glass of wine. I'm always happy to oblige my guests by serving this upon their arrival, mostly because it's crazy, stupid, easy to pull together and looks incredibly sophisticated! Don't skip this during your next holiday party! You and your guests will be so very happy!
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees
Cut the top rind of the brie off. Place the brie, cut side up in a small oven proof baking dish large enough to fit the whole wheel with some room around the sides.
In a medium bowl mix together the cranberries, pecans, honey, orange zest and cinnamon.
Pour the cranberry mixture on top of the brie and bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese warms through and begins to melt. The topping will become fragrant but keep a close eye, you don't want to char it.
Serve immediately with some good quality crackers. I like to use a stone ground wheat crackers.