{Detoxifying vegan wrap: don’t be scared by the title..it’s delicious}

{Detoxifying vegan wrap: don’t be scared by the title..it’s delicious}

Summary:  Super easy and quick, especially if you already have hummus in the fridge or use the store-bought kind. Note: if using the store-bought kind, try adding 1 garlic clove (minced) and about 1/2 tsp of fresh lemon juice. This … Continue reading

{A new year’s detox guide: how it works, what to do, what to buy & what to eat}

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Re-set and undo the holiday damage and begin this year with a truly clean start. The Holidays are a lovely time of year…Lots of parties, lots of food and drinking, lots of everything. Holidays sometimes feel like a time of … 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.