Tag: Quick and Easy

Apples & The Perfect Honey Peanut Butter Dip

Apples & The Perfect Honey Peanut Butter Dip

At times like these, when the fabulous busyness of spring activities threatens to overwhelm me, I turn towards the simplest of recipes in order to stay on track health-wise. To that end, I felt compelled to share this dip recipe with you today. It’s a staple snack in our home and is incredibly simple, delicious, healthy, and satisfying!

Mango Jalapeno Salsa

Mango Jalapeno Salsa

This salsa features one of my favorite combinations in food: sweet and spicy. The fresh mango gives a wonderful brightness and sweetness that’s followed at the end by a delicious warmth and spice from the jalapenos. Whip up a batch for your next get-together, party, or just to enjoy throughout the week!

15+ Easy Healthy Snacks

15+ Easy Healthy Snacks

Whether you need a healthy snack to take for your next party or something easy and tasty for the kids or for lunch, we’ve got you covered! To stay on top of our health goals and to truly feel our best, we find preparation is key, which means making sure we bring healthy snacks to share and enjoy for any group gathering to help us make good choices!

Clean out the Pantry Crockpot Ham and Bean Soup

Clean out the Pantry Crockpot Ham and Bean Soup

Knowing that our motivation for cooking and, well, anything involving effort, wanes quickly with the setting sun this time of year, we’ve been thinking about super simple meal ideas that take minimal effort and still manage to check that elusive “healthy eating” box. Enter this delicious ham and bean soup.

Festive Cranberry Mango Smoothie

Festive Cranberry Mango Smoothie

Need a simple smoothie to throw together for Thanksgiving morning that will tide you over until the big meal or a quick blender breakfast to fuel your pre-holiday cooking extravaganza? Look no further than this 5-ingredient Cranberry Mango Smoothie; It’s bursting with delicious fruits and bright flavors that will satisfy your AM cravings!

Simple Roasted Poblano Hummus

Simple Roasted Poblano Hummus

Roasting up poblanos and blending them in with the chickpeas when making hummus lends a wonderful smoky flavor to this recipe and just a hint of warmth. This simple addition really elevates your typical hummus; what a fantastic way to Spice up a simple dip!

Better Than Takeout Hawaiian Fried Rice

Better Than Takeout Hawaiian Fried Rice

This particular recipe inspiration comes from the Hawaiian Fried Rice entree at a local Thai place ,and while I always enjoyed it, every time I’d wish for more toppings (I mean, can you ever really have too much pineapple?). Now, I can add extra pineapple, tomatoes, and raisins, toss in some green onions and bell peppers, and make sure the cashews get nice and toasted, all in less time than it would take to grab the actual takeout!

Coconut Chips 5 Ways: Quick, Easy, Healthy Snacks

Coconut Chips 5 Ways: Quick, Easy, Healthy Snacks

After years of slowly improving my eating habits and consciously working to make better choices, I know that eating super salty or sugary snacks leads to feeling terrible not long after. Of course, this leaves us needing to find or make healthier snacks options because after a while, snacking only on fresh fruit, while healthy and tasty, gets old, and I crave variety! Now I’ve got five amazing coconut chip recipes to fall back on, some sweet and some savory!

Quick and Easy Roasted Vegetable Pizza

Quick and Easy Roasted Vegetable Pizza

Isn’t pizza just like the best go-to dinner for nights where you don’t feel like cooking anything or for those times when you feel like vegging out in front of the TV? We here at Our Sweetly Spiced Life, however, struggle with the fact that carryout or frozen pizzas aren’t always the healthiest options and don’t always leave us feeling great. Instead, let’s make a healthier pizza, all in the time it would take for carryout/delivery!

Roasted Hatch Chile Peach Salsa

Roasted Hatch Chile Peach Salsa

This time of year is Hatch chile season (it’s like another holiday for Chile heads!). Whenever these big green beauties hit the produce sections of the stores, we always buy up a bunch like the crazy pepper hoarding addicts we are! Named for the town in New Mexico in which they’re grown, these Anaheim chile variations are absolutely fantastic. If you haven’t tried them before, make plans now to go out and get some, mild and/or hot, to use in this fresh salsa!

Mango Pina Colada Smoothie

Mango Pina Colada Smoothie

Despite the fact that the first true day of autumn still lies a couple weeks away, the shift in seasons is already palpable. While I adore fall (it’s my favorite season) and am absolutely ready for sweaters, hot cider, and pumpkin spice or apple cinnamon flavored everything, I’m not quite ready to let go of summer just yet. I’d like one more lazy, warm day at home with Cory and the cats, but since time moves only forward, I’ll instead make one more delicious, luscious summer smoothie to bid farewell to the season of warmth and sunshine.

Lychee Cherry Blender Ice Cream (non-dairy!)

Lychee Cherry Blender Ice Cream (non-dairy!)

You know how it goes, right? You’re wandering the grocery store when you come across an unusual fruit, and you simply must try it… No? That’s just me? Well, anyway, I found lychees at Sprouts recently, and immediately needed them. I love ice cream, but since dairy doesn’t love me back, I go for the almond/cashew/coconut milk based varieties instead to make my own.

Amazing 5-Minute Guacamole!

Amazing 5-Minute Guacamole!

Ah, Summer… season of lawn games, BBQs, family gatherings, and late-night partying. It’s one of my favorite times of the year! With all the spontaneous get-togethers that accompany these warm months and the longer days, I have to be able to whip up a quick side or appetizer, and guacamole is pretty much my dish. Luckily, this version tastes incredible and takes very little time or effort! Perfect!