Category: Side dishes

Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar

For over 10 years even coming up to 20 years this recipe has been in our family. It is especially made in the summertime to bring to BBQ’s, parties, to the beach, poolside, you name it, it’s a hit! I decided a few years ago 

Roasted Rainbow Cauliflower

Roasted Rainbow Cauliflower

I personal LOVE roasted vegetables and I love a vegetable or side dish that takes little to zero effort. My Roasted Rainbow Cauliflower is done in no time and all cooked on a sheet pan which equals easy clean up. Make this for your next 

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

This is so decadent and healthy
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: bread, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread, banana recipes, bread, easy
Servings: 6 Per loaf

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Loaf pan

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Dark chocolate Kodiak flapjack mix
  • 1 Bananas Ripe and mashed
  • 2 TBSP Unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 TBSP Nutpods or almond milk
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 TBSP Sugar free pancake syrup
  • 1 Egg Whisked
  • 2 TBSP Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Dak's Chocolate Crave
  • 1 TBSP Instant Espresso powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Cup Monkfruit sweetener
  • 48 Lily's dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Set oven to 350
  • Spray loaf pan with cooking spray
  • In a bowl, mash the banana
  • Add everything else but the chocolate chips and mix until combine
  • Fold in half of the chocolate chips and pour into the greased loaf pan
  • Top with remaining chocolate chips and bake for 30 minutes
  • Let cool before slicing

Notes

2 WW personal points
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2 BItes on Better Balance Healthi (formerly called iTrackBites)
78 Calories
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Cranberry Orange Sauce

Cranberry Orange Sauce

Another staple on our holiday table is cranberry sauce. I love making my own but my sister likes the good old cranberry sauce from the can. I enjoy making my own because of the flavors and the versatility you have with it afterwards. Thanksgiving leftovers 

Sausage, Apple & Cornbread Stuffing

Sausage, Apple & Cornbread Stuffing

  Tis the season to make lots of yummy foods!! One of our favorites around here is stuffing and all different types of stuffing! I mean who doesn’t like carbs? Am I right? So here is one of the stuffing recipes I usually prepare every 

Tomato & Fennel Gratin

Tomato & Fennel Gratin

Did you know that the word Gratin means always baked and or broiled in a shallow dish. Gratin topping is traditionally cheese or breadcrumbs that get crispy under the broiler.

My Tomato & Fennel Gratin is the perfect side dish for any dinner or holiday. Its not only super easy to throw together its delicious. Have you ever had fennel? It has a sweet anise like flavor that pairs so well with the sweet roasted tomatoes.

Tomato & Fennel Gratin

Another beautiful dish that takes minimal effort and tastes absolutely delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Servings: 8

Equipment

  • Casserole dish

Ingredients

  • 24 oz. Grape tomatoes Halved
  • 2 Cups Fennel Sliced thinly
  • 1 tsp Avocado oil
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Dak's Italian Blast
  • 1 Package Shake N Bake one bag
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh parsley
  • 1 TBSP Minced fresh garlic
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Spray a casserole dish lightly with avocado oil
  • Slice grape tomatoes
  • Slice Fennel thinly
  • In a food processor combine breadcrumbs, fresh parsley, Italian seasoning & garlic
  • Place tomatoes and fennel into the casserole dish.
  • Top tomatoes & fennel with breadcrumbs
  • Bake for about 30-40 minutes or until bubbling and browned.

Notes

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1 WW ( My plan )
1 Bite on Better Balance iTrackBites
49 Calories 

Roasted Hasselback Butternut Squash With Pecans, Dried Cranberries & Goat Cheese

Roasted Hasselback Butternut Squash With Pecans, Dried Cranberries & Goat Cheese

  Need a show stopped side dish for Thanksgiving or your next dinner party? My Roasted Hasselback Butternut Squash With Pecans, Dried Cranberries & Goat Cheese will turn heads for sure! This looks like something difficult to do but its super easy and delicious. Make 

Cheesy & Spicy Bean Dip

Cheesy & Spicy Bean Dip

  This will be your favorite dip for the weekends, to bring to your friends house or to just make and use for taco Tuesday to add to your tacos, burritos or nachos! Its so delicious! Need something east and delicious to bring to your 

Loaded  Greek Hummus Dip

Loaded Greek Hummus Dip

Loaded Greek Hummus Dip

My loaded hummus dip will be the talk of the next BBQ you attend!
It is full of amazing vegetables and smooth and creamy hummus that is bulked with roasted cauliflower that I puréed into this creamy delicious dip!
Serve with your choice of dippers or slab this onto a sandwich, wrap or even place on top of some grilled chicken! Whatever you decide to do will be delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, BBQ, comfort food, dip
Cuisine: American, greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: bbq, bean dip, fresh vegetables, healthy apps, healthy eating, healthy recipe, hummus, snack
Servings: 10

Equipment

  • Sheet pan
  • Blender or food processor
  • Mixing bowls

Ingredients

  • 1 Head Cauliflower
  • Avocado oil spray
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 TBSP Lemon zest
  • 2 TBSP Lemon juice
  • 1/3 Cup Unsweetened almond milk
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 10 oz. Original Hummus Store bought, Aldi
  • 2 Mini cucumbers sliced or diced
  • 1/2 Cup Grape tomatoes quartered
  • 1 Small Red onion diced
  • 11 Black olives quartered
  • 1/3 Cup Fat Free feta Athenos
  • 1/4 Cup Parsley Chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Dak's Super Greek seasoning
  • 1 TBSP Olive oil La Panza is what i used
  • Paprika to garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425
  • Cut cauliflower into unison pieces, place on a sheet pan , spray lightly with avocado oil and season with salt and pepper
  • Roast for 20-25 minutes
  • Set aside to cool off
  • While the cauliflower is cooling off, prep and chop the veggies. Place into a bowl then mix in the feta cheese and parsley, set aside.
  • Once cauliflower is cooled, grab a food processor or blender and put the cauliflower, lemon zest, lemon juice, almond milk and blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • In a bowl, place the hummus and cauliflower. Mix until combine
  • On a plate or shallow bowl , pour the mixture in. Top with the veggie mixture
  • Garnish with the olive oil and paprika
  • Enjoy with veggies or mini pitas!

Notes

Recipe makes 2 1/2 cups
Serves 10 at 1/4 cup servings
2 WW ( All plans )
79 Calories
 
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Greek Orzo Salad

Greek Orzo Salad

This recipe was created over 10 years ago from my love of the Stop & Shop Greek pasta salad. When my mom would go to the store, she would sometimes come home with that pasta salad, and we always loved it. A few years later