Here are some healthy recipes we wanted to share!

Loaded Veggie Dip

Prep time: 20 mins  Total: 20 mins

 A healthy, gluten-free, and vegetarian crowd-pleasing dip. With hummus, fat-free Greek yogurt, and a mound of fresh veggies, you can have second helpings without feeling guilty or over served. Grab a dipper and dig in!

Serves: 12 servings

INGREDIENTS

16 oz garlic hummus
1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
4 tbsp finely diced fresh chives, divided
½ cup sliced scallions
½ cup sliced black olives
1 cup diced radishes
1 cup diced orange bell pepper
1 cup diced yellow bell pepper
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1 cup diced cucumber
1 cup diced tomatoes
salt and pepper, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

Combine the Greek yogurt with 2 tablespoons diced chives. Refrigerate while you dice and prepare the other vegetables.

Layer the hummus around the bottom of a standard pie dish. Remove the Greek yogurt/chive mixture from the fridge and give it a quick stir. Spoon over the hummus and spread evenly on top.

Combine all the vegetables, including the olives, in a large bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour over the Greek yogurt layer to cover completely. Garnish with remaining 2 tablespoons chives.

Serve immediately with chips or veggies.

CHICKEN QUINOA SOUP


Author: Happy Healthy Mama

Prep time: 10 mins     Total: 40 mins      Serves: 4

This Chicken Quinoa Soup recipe is an updated classic. Ditch the noodles for healthy quinoa!

INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 sweet onion, diced
2 large carrots, sliced diagonally
2 celery ribs, cut in half length wise, and then sliced diagonally
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf
1½ teaspoons dried thyme
8 cups chicken broth
⅔ cups quinoa, rinsed well
1½ cups shredded/chopped cooked chicken
salt and pepper, to taste 


INSTRUCTIONS

In a large stock, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery, garlic, the bay leaf, and thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are just softened, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken stock and quinoa and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the quinoa is cooked, about 15-20 minutes. Stir in the chicken and allow to cook a few minutes, until the chicken is thoroughly heated. Remove the bay leaf before serving. 

Enjoy!

No Bake Energy Bites

 

These delicision no bake energy bites are the perfect healthy snack!

Prep time: 10 mins              Total: 10 mins

INGREDIENTS
1 cup dry oatmeal (old-fashioned oats)
2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes (optional)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup honey or agave nectar
1/2 cup chocolate chips or cacao nibs (optional)
1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
1/2 cup ground flax seed (optional)


INSTRUCTIONS

1. Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.
2. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. Store in airtight container.
3. Makes about 20-25 balls.