Wellness for the Family: Healthy Independence Day Treats

We can all admit to binge eating on vacation or even on holidays, but get ready to show off some fun treats to have you feeling festive and healthy

Michelle was back with Grace Derocha, Registered Dietitian to talk all about how to eat healthy this Independence Day.

Here are the recipes as promised:

Red Pepper Salsa

Ingredients

  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • 1/3  cup roasted red peppers
  • 1/4 a large white onion
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. hot sauce

Creamy Garlic Lime Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. lime zest
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Blue Corn tortilla chips

Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 large round watermelon slices
  • 2/3 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 2 tbsp. mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Combine yogurt, honey, and vanilla in a bowl
  2. Spread onto watermelon

Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups broth
  • 5 large bell pepper halved
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 3 handfuls spinach
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup pitted oil-cured black olives
  • 4 oz. feta cheese
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Ground pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Bring quinoa, broth, and salt to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer then cover for 15 minutes.
  3. Place peppers onto a baking sheet and drizzle on olive oil.
  4. In a large skillet, hat olive oil, garlic, and onions for 2-3 minutes. Then add spinach, chickpeas, lemon, and cooked quinoa.
  5. Divide quinoa mix into each pepper
  6. Cover and back for 30 minutes.

Enjoy!

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