Today I shared appetizers, entrees and desserts for Good Food Friday on ABC’s Lowcountry Live! These are going to save you time in the kitchen without compromising quality or taste.
Veggie and Chip Platter
You can’t go wrong with a veggie and chip platter. I recommend sliced celery, carrot and radish for spring. For those that like some savory crunch, add veggie chips baked in the oven with a heart healthy oil.
Finger sandwiches are another easy appetizer
Get creative with finger sandwiches made with different protein and produce fillings.
Use legume Pasta in lieu of regular pasta
One of my favorite healthy hacks is to replace your traditional pasta with pasta made with legumes. Legumes are naturally high in protein, fiber and iron – It is also a naturally gluten-free option. Pasta goes great with everything – meat, veggies, seafood and you would just prepare it as you would traditional pasta.
Grilled Peaches for dessert
This is an easy dessert you can make in the summer months – grilled peaches topped with marscapone and honey. Unlike refined sugar which is purely carbohydrate, Manuka honey contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, so it’s a more nutritious substitute. Since it is raw, it has been minimally processed which better preserves those nutrients.
For more tips, catch the segment on abcnews4.com!