Archive - Appetizers

Almond Crusted Salmon Sticks – A Healthy Snack in 20 Minutes

Almond Crusted Salmon SticksWe all know how healthy salmon is. Loaded with omega 3 fatty acids, salmon is a staple for many health conscious eaters. I always love to find ways to incorporate super foods like salmon into my diet (think leafy greens in green smoothies). You’ll absolutely love this latest creation: baked salmon sticks covered in a delicious ground almond crust.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Orange and Ginger Soy Sauce

Brussels Sprouts Orange Ginger Soy
Some of you may remember this post from last year, but I’ve made a few updates to both the recipe and the images since. Brussels sprouts are such a great side dish for Thanksgiving that I’ve decided to make them again this year. The original post is below:

Thanksgiving is only a few days away, which means time spent with family, friends and food…lots and lots of food. Instead of worrying about the main dishes, this year I’d like to focus on rustic and healthful side dishes. Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite sides this time of year. Mixing in some soy sauce and fresh ginger adds a subtle Asian-inspired twist.
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Whole Wheat Crepes – Easy French Pancakes

Whole Wheat Crepes - Easy French PancakesI finally got around to posting this staple recipe of mine. It’s been perfected over time and I’m excited to share it with you all. Only four ingredients (including 100% whole wheat) go into this recipe making it one of the easiest and healthiest ways to whip up a French classic.
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Easy No-Mayo German Potato Salad

Easy No-Mayo German Potato SaladWe just booked our plane tickets to Germany for Christmas so I felt like a German-inspired dish was in order. And this simple and yummy potato salad was just right for this time of year. Although there’s no mayonnaise in this salad, it still has a creamy mouth-feel from the mustard. A hint of sweetness and a tart finish make this recipe the perfect side dish for all your meaty cold-weather dishes like herb pork chops or oven-baked sausages.

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Baked Zucchini Chips – Super Healthy with only 3 Ingredients

Baked Zucchini Chips - Super Healthy with only 3 IngredientsWhen I first tried out this recipe, I wasn’t sure how crisp the zucchini slices could get in the oven, but boy was I wrong! This has to be one of the easiest and healthiest ways to make a crispy snack in no time. For a slightly different take on a zucchini snack, check out my recipe for oven-baked zucchini rounds.
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Pumpkin Cornbread with Coconut Oil and Cinnamon

Pumpkin Cornbread with Coconut Oil and CinnamonI’m officially in pumpkin mode (see my last two pumpkin recipes here and here). I still had half a can of pumpkin puree left, so I scoured my Pinterest boards and came upon a simple recipe from the blog The Comfort of Cooking. I changed it up a bit and used coconut oil, agave nectar and a touch of cinnamon for some extra spice kick. It turned out super yummy. My husband loved it and wanted to eat the whole batch on the first day!
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Simple Overnight Pumpkin Pie Spice Granola with Maple Syrup and Coconut Oil

Simple Overnight Pumpkin Pie Spice Granola with Maple Syrup and Coconut OilDo you see that delicious bowl full of granola up there? Well it’s almost gone! I’ve been snacking on it ever since I took it out of the oven. It’s so easy to make and the trick is to leave it overnight so you can have a delicious breakfast waiting for you when you get up. This healthy granola will make you feel like you’ve been baking pies all day from the warm lingering smell from the kitchen. The aromatic pumpkin pie spice will keep your family coming back for more!
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