Roasted Cabbage with a Garlicy-Dijon Sauce

Cabbage is an underrated vegetable. It’s high in vitamin K, vitamin C and fiber. It’s also a good source of vitamin B6 and folic acid. And since it’s low in potassium, it’s great for the hubbies kidney disease. It’s so easy to make, comes together in under 30 minutes, and it super yummy! Cheers to healthy kidneys!

-Tammy

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Heart of Palm Ceviche

It’s finally starting to feel like Spring and getting warmer out so Dane and I have been craving something fresh and healthy. We recently checked out an amazing Vegan food event and discovered Heart of Palm ceviche…we fell in love. We still adore our shrimp version but on those days you want to stick to veggies, this is just as satisfying!

– Mel

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Baked Asparagus & Cheese Frittata

In these tough times, we all have a lot of free time at home and it’s a challenge trying to cook healthy while also searching for the ingredients you need at the store. If you’re lucky enough to find eggs (by the way, highly recommend Instacart, this is the only way I was able to snag eggs), try this low-carb recipe I found through Eating Well. I was pleasantly satisfied, soooooo tasty. And it can be enjoyed any time of day. The fluffy ricotta mixed with the eggs and veggie mixture makes for a luxurious texture and flavor!

Source: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/251622/baked-asparagus-cheese-frittata/

 -Melanie

Health tips: Low carb, Keto, low fat, diabetes friendly

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Southern-Style Cauliflower “Potato” Salad

This is one of my favorite healthy “imposter” style sides, you can hardly tell Mr. Potato Head ditched the party! Instead of using potatoes loaded with carbs, this recipe uses nutritiously delicious cauliflower. Because cauliflower has a similar starchy consistency to potatoes, it’s taken over the past few years whether it’s through pizza crust, mashed potatoes, rice or sides like this! Plus it has an amazing taste and is a great canvas for other flavors. Serve this up at your next BBQ or gathering!

 -Melanie

Health tips: Low carb, Keto

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Easy Hummus, Avocado and Roasted Tomato Toast

It’s a fresh, new year and I am so excited to get back into healthy eating and exercise again. Don’t get me wrong, I love cozy, rich, yummy holiday food, but it feels good to get all those vitamins and nutrients back in my body. Here is one of my favorite snacks or light lunches, using a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge!

 -Melanie

Health tips: Vegetarian, anti-inflammatory, low fat, heart healthy

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3-Ingredient Mango Banana Sorbet

This recipe is a must try for this hot summer! Tammy and I came across it during a Two-Week Clean Eating Challenge and just fell in love. Thank you buzzfeed.com for the inspiration! It only takes a few ingredients and is completely refreshing and satisfying. This mango banana version is just an example of one sorbet you can create. You can customize it to your liking, using other fruits and even additional ingredients like peanut butter and Nutella! Using bananas as the base of your sorbet is great though because it adds that creaminess to your sorbet. Experiment in your kitchen with this method, you can’t go wrong…just remember two words, freeze and blend!

 -Melanie

Health tips: Dairy free, heart healthy, low carb, low fat, anti-inflammatory, kid friendly

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Filipino “Melon” Chilled Cantaloupe Drink

It’s been very hot here in southern CA so all I’ve been craving are salads, fruits and cold drinks! This recipe is a favorite of mine and a traditional drink served in the Philippines during their hot humid days. It’s super simple to make and very refreshing. The hint of sugar is very mild so it definitely quenches your thirst. Plus, you get a little treat of cantaloupe meat at the very end. Whip this drink up for your family and friends at your next get together!

 -Melanie

Health tips: Heart healthy, low carb, low fat, anti-inflammatory, kid friendly

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Grilled Fruit with Ice Cream and Salted Rum Caramel Sauce

Happy 1 year anniversary Family Apron! Many of you tuned in to watch our first live feed on Facebook. Thank you for tuning in and watching. It was super fun and we know what to modify for next time! Here is the recipe we promised! We had mentioned that this is a fun way to do dessert in the summer. It’s refreshing and a little lighter than a heavy piece of cake. I have friends coming to a BBQ tomorrow so I will definitely be making this again! Thank you all for following us and making our recipes! Cheers to our first year and cheers to many more!

 -Tammy and Melanie

Health tips: Cheat meal

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Chunky Egg Salad

This is my favorite egg salad recipe which I found on the Food Network website. It’s very easy and very flavorful. What really makes it pop is the mustard, lemon and dill, just a perfect combination with the creaminess of the, eggs, mayo and yogurt. I adjusted the recipe a bit to make it lighter and cut the sodium in half. Especially when paired with wheat bread or crackers, or veggies, you’ll be satisfied without the guilt!

 -Mel

Health tips: Low fat, low carb (if eaten with veggies), diabetes-friendly (if eaten with veggies)Read More »

Zucchini and Arugula Salad

I belong to a private group on Facebook. The purpose of this group is to encourage each other and share ideas about living a healthy life style. We post and converse about many things, but my favorite thing is sharing ideas about food. One of my friends posted this original “Zucchini Carpaccio” recipe. It looked amazing; refreshing and simple with only 5 ingredients. I just happened to have all 5 ingredients on hand for lunch that day so I made it. I loved it so much, I made it for dinner that night and then for breakfast the next day! A big thank you to Gina Homolka from http://www.skinnytaste.com for this recipe. I hope you all can enjoy it too!  Cheers!

 -Tammy

Health tips:   kidney friendly, diabetes friendly, vegetarian

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