The countdown to summer is on! Sharing the ultimate better-for-you al fresco dining menu that is nutritious and easy to make on CBS Las Vegas NOW.
Keep 10 min appetizers on hand that will feel a crowd like Farm Rich Mozzarella bites and Sweet Onion Petals. Simply pop these mozzarella bites in the microwave for 50 seconds or in the oven for a melt in your mouth appetizer made 100% real mozzarella cheese so they a good source of protein and calcium, wrapped in a yummy soft pizzeria crust. These crispy sweet onion petals make a great burger topping are are ready to eat after 10 minutes in the oven. They also come with an Aussie Style Dipping Sauce.
Another easy appetizer that can help you meet your recommended 3 servings of veggies for the day are these veggie dip cups. I paired sliced veggies with the new creamy Fresh Cravings hummus which offers a balanced mix of good fats, fiber and plant protein from Chilean extra virgin olive oil, NON-GMO chickpeas and savory tahini. Another veggie-packed dip to pair with sliced veggies or tortilla chips is my single-serve 7 layer dip. Start with beans and top with guacamole, sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, Fresh Cravings refrigerated salsa, cheese and green onion. Salsa is classified as a veggie by the USDA.
Next, an alfresco dining menu is incomplete without burgers. These new Cauliflower Veggie Burgers by Dr. Praeger’s are packed with six different vegetables and feature the same veggie-forward look and flavor profile that Dr. Praeger’s customers know and love. Dr. Praeger’s products make it easy and convenient for the whole family to enjoy vegetable-packed meals made with clean and nourishing ingredients.
Finally, I have a festive dessert with benefits made with only 4 ingredients. These oat cups are packed with filling fiber and are naturally sweetened with fruit. To a large mixing bowl combine 11/2 cup of quick oats and 2 ripe bananas. Press the mixture into a pre-greased muffin pan and bake for 10 minutes at 350 F or until set. Fill your oat cups with plain or vanilla yogurt and top with berries.