Category Archives: legumes

Kid Snacks: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I know what you’re thinking–another condiment! But stay with me, hummus is so much more than that. It really can be the foundation of a meal, and it makes a great (nutritious)┬ásnack for big and little kids. This is an obvious dip for veggies, crackers, and pita, but it also makes a great spread on […]

Honey Bacon Two Bean Salad

Now that you all weigh an extra 200 pounds after the recent spate of dessert posts, here’s a healthy salad (with the tiniest bit of bacon) to help you detox a bit. Inspired by Honey Balsamic Bean Salad at 101 Cookbooks Honey Bacon Two Bean Salad 1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 […]

Chicken Chickpea Pasta

I’ve been inundating you with desserts lately – not that there’s anything wrong with that, but when I looked in my queue, there are several more desserts to come, so I though I should toss in a quick and healthy dinner. This dish is a breeze, and it’s kid-friendly (although it’s not very photogenic.) The […]

Lentils and Toast

I think this dish is a perfect meal – it has fiber, protein, veggies, and it is delicious and comforting. It’s a warm combination of lentils, spinach, and caramelized onions, with whole grain toast and a boiled egg to accompany it. I could eat it for any meal of the day, and be happy and […]