Appetizers

Quick and simple appetizers the easy way.

Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dill Dip

Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dill Dip

Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dill Dip   This Greek yogurt cucumber dill dip is one of my new go to vegetable dips. It reminds me of dipping my vegetables in ranch, only better. A lot of similar dips use mayonnaise or sour cream as a base […]

Air Fryer Sweet Plantains (Plátanos Maduros)

Air Fryer Sweet Plantains (Plátanos Maduros)

Air Fryer Sweet Plantains (Plátanos Maduros)   One of my all-time favorite foods as a child was plantains. I would say they were even a staple in our house. We had them often, and there never seemed to be enough. When my parents would make […]

Chicken Caesar Lettuce Cups Low-Calorie

Chicken Caesar Lettuce Cups Low-Calorie

Chicken Caesar Lettuce Cups Low-Calorie   These chicken Caesar lettuce cups are great in a variety of ways. They make a great lunch or dinner, and they work as an appetizer to serve at parties. They’re light, low-carb and easy to eat as a finger […]

Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks Lower-Calorie

Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks Lower-Calorie

Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks Lower-Calorie   It can be so hard to resist the ooey gooey cheesiness of mozzarella sticks. Especially if you’re a cheese lover like I am. It’s almost safe to bet that any dish containing cheese is a better dish because of […]

Easy Shrimp Scampi Lower-Calorie

Easy Shrimp Scampi Lower-Calorie

Easy Shrimp Scampi Lower-Calorie   Prior to this recipe, it had been a long time since I’d eaten a shrimp scampi dish. I‘ve had it at seafood restaurants before, but it’s been quite some time. I experimented with making a homemade version, and in my […]

Easy Black Bean Hummus Lower-Calorie

Easy Black Bean Hummus Lower-Calorie

Easy Black Bean Hummus Lower-Calorie   Hummus is one of my favorite snacks to eat. I like to eat it with pita chips, pretzels, vegetables, etc. It makes a great, hardy snack that is filling, especially when loaded up with vegetables. I also enjoy hummus […]

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips Low-Calorie

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips Low-Calorie

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips Low-Calorie   My air fryer is one of the best investments I’ve made for my kitchen. Many foods that are typically deep fried can be air fried instead, and doing this significantly cuts back on calories. I wasn’t big on deep […]

Easy Blender Salsa Low-Calorie

Easy Blender Salsa Low-Calorie

Easy Blender Salsa Low-Calorie   I love salsa, especially fresh, homemade salsa. Going out to eat at Mexican restaurants, the chips and salsa before dinner is my favorite part. In fact, I usually eat way too many chips and salsa. Then, by the time my […]

Turkey Pinwheels Lower-Calorie

Turkey Pinwheels Lower-Calorie

Turkey Pinwheels Lower-Calorie   These turkey pinwheels make a great lunch for adult and children alike. I make these for my son to take in his school lunch and they are different from some of the regular lunches of hummus, sandwiches, wraps, etc. He takes […]

Pea Guacamole Low-Calorie

Pea Guacamole Low-Calorie

Pea Guacamole Low-Calorie   It’s Cinco de Mayo weekend! What are some of your favorite foods and drinks to celebrate with? I think the typical celebratory foods are tacos and margaritas. Those are a favorite of mine too. I mean who doesn’t love tacos? Also […]

Shrimp Ceviche Low-Calorie

Shrimp Ceviche Low-Calorie

Shrimp Ceviche Low-Calorie   Growing up, having ceviche was a family favorite. My mom used to make this often because we all enjoyed it so much. Typically, we would spoon it over rice and let the juices soak up into the rice, but now as […]

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Avocado Salad

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Avocado Salad

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Avocado Salad   Lime and shrimp go beautifully together, and this cilantro lime shrimp and avocado salad is a perfect example. It’s light and refreshing in flavor with the lime, avocado, cilantro and garlic all marrying well together. This recipe is a […]