I’m always looking for easy snack ideas to take with me to work or to serve to guests I’m entertaining around my home. I always try to keep dips or fresh fruit around my house because you never know who may stop by. So I decided to make a creamy white bean dip with sun-dried tomatoes this weekend to have as a snack this week. The creamy white beans and sun-dried tomatoes blended together make for amazingly nutritious snack. The other great thing about this recipe is that it takes 5 minutes to make. Serve this dip with chopped veggies and pita chips.
Do you have a friend whose favorite place is the kitchen or the bar? Today’s gift guide is for the foodie in your life. I’ve hand selected items that they can use while in the kitchen or at the grocery store. Each item is under $100, so you won’t break the bank either.
Also don’t forget today is the last day to enter my latest giveaway!
Fourth of July is tomorrow any many of you are headed out of town on your first road trip of the summer. Road trips can be short or long distances but you always need an in car bag filled with snacks, music, and reading material (if you aren’t driving) to get through the trip. I’ve made some great suggestions below on how to pack your road trip essentials.
1. Pack Fresh Fruit- Packing fresh fruit is an easy snack to grab while you are driving. Fruit like bananas, apples, and oranges don’t need to be refrigerated, so they make the perfect car snacks for long trips.
2. Make a Playlist- Download your favorite tunes on a play list ahead of time to jam out to on your trip. Either burn it on a CD or add it to your Ipod. There are also some awesome already created play lists on Spotify.
3. Pack Magazines and Books- I also have a stack of books or magazine whenever I take a trip to keep me company while I’m not driving. Check out my summer reading list.
4. Pack Healthy Snacks- Ditch the trip to the convenience store for the bag of chips and soda. Instead bring bottles of water and snacks like KIND Bars for a more nutritious option.
In honor of your next summer road trip the nice team at KIND Snacks has decided to give away three gift packs (worth a value of $75 each) to three lucky Eat.Drink.Shop.Love readers. The winners will receive a variety of flavors to try like the Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt, Cranberry Almond + Antioxidants, and the Blueberry Vanilla & Cashew.
Kind bars recently released two new flavors Dark Chocolate Chili Almond and Maple Glazed Pecan & Sea Salt. I love Kind bars because they are all-natural, gluten free, and delicious. They are perfect for a summer vacation, post workout snack, or your next afternoon treat.
To enter, leave a comment below telling me what’s your must have road-trip essential item and fill out the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway is open until July 8 at Midnight, and the winners will be contacted shortly after.
Yesterday I was feeling a little under the weather. So I decided to come home and make a pot of soup with everything I had in my fridge and pantry. There is something about a bowl of soup that always makes you feel better. This Kale, Farro, Lemon & Chicken makes for an excellent hearty dinner.
This Saturday world-renowned Chef Marcus Samuelsson and owner of Red Rooster in Harlem will be at Macy’s at Lenox Square in Atlanta to share his favorite appetizer and snack recipes for the Big Game on Sunday.
I’ll be attending and you are invited too!
Marcus is a part of Macy’s Culinary Council, he and other top chefs will be at Macy’s in Atlanta, Boston, and New Orleans this weekend sharing their favorite ways to entertain.
If you live in Atlanta check out the details below about this weekend’s event. For information on other events in a city near you visit Macys.com.