Summer is almost here and you may have spent the whole winter working hard on your health and wellness goals. Don’t let the holiday weekend get you off track. Here are two of my favorite recipes to make when enjoying cookouts with friends and family!
Italian Garbanzo Bean Salad
Ingredients 1 16 oz can of canned garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed. 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped into small pieces 1 small bunch of scallions, sliced into rounds 1 small red onion, peeled and sliced thinly 1 tbs chopped parsley 2 tbs lemon juice 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tbs red wine vinegar 1 tsp dried oregano 2 cloves garlic, minced kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste Garbanzo beans are otherwise known as chick peas. They absorb flavors well. This is quick and easy salad that you can put together in less than 20 minutes. Directions: Combine all ingredients and gently mix well. Taste for seasoning, then cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Before serving mix again. Red, White and Blue Fruit Cups
1 pint fresh strawberries
1 pint fresh blueberries
1 pint fresh blackberries
2 TBSP Stevia, Truvia or other natural sweetener
1/2 pint low-sugar frozen yogurt or Greek Yogurt
Directions Slice strawberries and combine in a bowl with blue and/or blackberries. Sprinkle berries with stevia or other sweetener (avoid sugar!). Serve berries in small cups with spoonfuls of yogurt.