January 29, 2018

Healthy Eating: Texas Caviar

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Healthy eating....ugh...most people (like me, especially right now) don't really want to do it....there are other foods that we would much rather enjoy.  Foods like homemade macaroni & cheese, cookies, cakes, chowders, pizza....you name it.  However, if you don't want your hips and thighs to reflect all your bad eating habits, you limit all those yummy foods and you make the majority of your eating habit a healthy one.

No matter how much my taste buds love the taste of warm, cheesy, gooey mac & cheese (and so does my unborn baby), I cannot eat it every day.  To be honest, my body does feel better when I am eating healthier because I am providing my body with different nutrients my body needs.

The trick to eating healthy is to make meals and food that taste good (I know, that was a shocking revelation).  Just because you are eating something that is good for you, it doesn't mean that the food has to taste bland or 'healthy'.  For me it is all about finding foods that I like normally and then researching how to use them in a healthy recipe.

With this in mind, that is when I stumbled across a bean and veggie mixture that I friend of mine made and I fell in love with it!  Of course I added my touch to the recipe but it is my go to for when I want a healthy side dish or a dip for when I want tortillas or even when I just want a snack!

Texas Caviar
The perfect go to when you want a healthy snack or dip for your tortilla chips.


What you need:

1 can black beans, drained
1 can black olives, drained
1 can sweet corn, drained
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1 pint roma tomatoes, quartered and sliced
8 oz. Kens Zesty Italian dressing
1 tbsp. minced garlic

Directions:

1.  Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.
The perfect go to when you want a healthy snack or dip for your tortilla chips.

2.  Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours.  Enjoy!


-Rambling Holly

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