{Carrot ginger spice soup}

Summary: Nothing like a warm soup on a rainy day. This one is low in fat and high in vitamin C, antioxidants, beta carotene and TASTE. The ginger adds a zing of flavor while the freshly ground pepper will tingle … Continue reading

{Carrot-apple detox juice}

Servings: 4 small glassesYield: 1 L Summary: More than your average detox juice. This is the perfect juice to start your day. The ingredients used have a low glycemic index which means less carbs/sugar content. This helps prevent an insulin spike … Continue reading

{Not your average orange juice: boost nutrition by adding carrots, papaya & ginger}

Summary:  This juice is the perfect way to start your busy day.  If you want peel all of the ingredients the night before and place in a zip lock bag or plastic container. This will save you some time in the … Continue reading

{Rainbow Bright Zucchini Ribbon Salad}

Summary:  This works great as a side salad and pairs lovely with a light vinaigrette. I love to make this when I get tired of eating spinach or any other leafy green…why? Because this salad recipe has none included! This … Continue reading

{Wholesome Breakfast Muffins with Carrots, Oats, Cinnamon & Raisins}

Summary:  Break-fast. Yup. I am taking that word literally for this recipe….Just kidding…This carrot muffin recipe has been adapted and tweaked in order for these baked treats to be considered a healthy. Now I don’t know about you…but I am … Continue reading

Garlicky Yogurt & Veggie Dip

Summary: 

This yummy dip is good enough to snack on or to serve at a party as a crudité platter. The veggies are going to be chopped up so little that kids won’t be able to tell that they are there. The adults however, will notice the subtle flavors of garlic and basil and will think you’ve been cooking all day long. So enjoy it with veggies as a healthy and low cal snack or serve it with warm whole wheat pita or multi-grain crackers. The decision is yours. On the nutritional side this dip is packed with protein and calcium. So everyone will benefit from eating this.

Ingredients:

1 cup of greek yogurt
1 cup of fresh spinach leaves
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/3 cup carrot sticks
1-2 radishes, chopped
4 Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese triangles
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
7-10 fresh basil leaves

Directions:

1. Coarsely chop the onion, spinach, basil and radishes.

2. Add the veggies to an electric mixer. Grind until finely chopped.

3. Add the yogurt and seasoning. Grind again for about 30 sec.

4. Now add one swiss cheese triangle at a time until acquiring the desired consistency. I used 4 triangles because the yogurt brand I used is more on the liquid side. Grind again.

5. Refrigerate for up to 4 hours. Serve with raw veggies, warm pita or multigrain crackers.