Thanksgiving Healthy Recipe Round Up: 9 Simple, Skinny & Delicious Dishes

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it can sometimes be a challenge to find a simple, healthy and delicious recipe to bring.  Here are 9 dishes (sides, appetizers and desserts) that will make an excellent addition to any Thanksgiving … Continue reading

4th of July Recipe Round Up

With 4th of July weekend right around corner, I’m sure many of you plan on attending BBQs and outdoor events.  Here is a round-up of my easy summery recipes that will make for the perfect 4th of July treat!  From healthy sides, skinny desserts and refreshing cocktails, you’re sure to bring a crowd pleaser!

Dijon Parmesan Green Bean Salad

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Caprese Skewers

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Loaded Sweet Potato Skins with Turkey Bacon & Cheddar Cheese

Skinny Pineapple Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

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M&M Cheesecake Bars (Weight Watchers)

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Blood Orange Sorbet Champagne Cocktails with Fresh Mint

Basil Lime Vodka Freeze

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Flirtinis

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Watermelon Breeze Cocktails

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Dijon Parmesan Green Bean Salad

If you’re looking for the perfect, healthy dish to bring to a BBQ or potluck, this is a fantastic summer side dish. It’s packed full of fresh green beans and grape tomatoes so it’s really low in calories and the Dijon and parmesan add a ton of flavor while keeping it healthy. I’ve made this for Thanksgiving, for a birthday BBQ and just recently for a big outdoors family dinner at my mom’s and it’s always a hit.

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Enjoy!

Dijon Parmesan Green Bean Salad (serves 8-10)

Adapted from Taste of Home Cookbook

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil
  • Cook, covered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender
  • Drain and shock the beans in a bowl of ice cold water to stop the cooking and keep them crisp and bright green
  • Place the green beans in a large bowl
  • Whisk the vinegar, oil, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl
  • Add tomatoes to the green beans
  • Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve