Stay Healthy this Summer

 

Looking for some healthy and easy appetizers to serve at a summer picnic or at the cottage?  Look no further!  These easy to make recipes are quick (all under 5 minutes!) and delicious and filled to the brim with nutrients.

 

Kale and Basil Pesto

 

Ingredients

  • ½  cup of olive oil
  • ¼ cup of chicken broth
  • ½ cup of light and fluffy grated parmesan (not packed)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 cups of basil leaves
  • 2 cups of kale, spine removed
  • 3 tablespoons of pinenuts
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper
  • Lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in blender
  2. Blend until creamy and smooth.
  3. Toss with whole grain pasta or use as dip with vegetables or whole grain crackers!

Endive Spears with Mango and Pepper

 

Ingredients

  • 2 heads Belgian endive (leaves separated about 24 leaves)Spears
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 mango, diced
  • ¼ cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 4-6 ounces of Woolwich Dairy low fat spread (plain)

 

Instructions

  1. Separate endive into separate pieces
  2. Mix red peppers, mango, cilantro and olive oil in one bowl.
  3. Spread Woolwich low fat dairy spread onto individual endive pieces (i.e. ½ tsp per endive piece)
  4. Top with mango, pepper mixture and enjoy!

 

Green Olive and Tomato Bruschetta

 

Ingredients

  • 1 whole wheat baguette
  • Woolwich Dairy big kick garlic low fat spread
  • ½ cup of green olives, sliced thinly
  • 1 red tomato and yellow tomato, sliced into small cubes
  • ¼ cup of fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp of olive oil

Instructions

  1. Slice whole wheat baguette into thin pieces and lightly toast
  2. Once bread is warmed, spread Woolwich low fat garlic spread onto individual pieces.
  3. Mix green olives, tomatoes and chopped basil together in separate bowl. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil to mixture
  4. Top bread slices with mixture and serve