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Andrea Mathis, M.A., RDN, LD

Andrea is an Alabama-based registered dietitian nutritionist and owner of the healthy food blogs, Beautiful Eats & Things, and Little Eats & Things and author of The Complete Book of Smoothies. Andrea has worked in several healthcare settings including clinical, public health and long-term care. Andrea believes in achieving optimal health by incorporating healthier eating habits into your lifestyle and making healthy eating fun! When she's not running after her two boys, she enjoys creating content to encourage self-love and promote body positivity.
This refreshing margarita mocktail perfectly combines the cool taste of cucumbers with the delicious tart flavor of fresh limes. It's lightly sweetened with agave and it's alcohol-free!
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Mini Frozen Yogurt Parfaits
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These mini yogurt parfaits are the perfect sweet treat. You can use raspberries, blueberries or strawberries in these bite-size parfaits.
Lime Ginger Fizz
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Amaro, which is often served in Italy as an after-dinner digestivo, is an Italian herbal liqueur. Here, we mix the bitter-sweet liqueur with gin and ginger beer for a delicious, bold cocktail to aid digestion.
Grapefruit Aperol Spritz
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For a twist on the classic Aperol spritz, we add grapefruit juice for a bright citrus flavor. This light, bubbly cocktail makes the perfect aperitivo, a pre-dinner drink served in Italy.
Wrapping prosciutto around mini bell peppers is an easy way to upgrade the vegetable into an impressive, tasty appetizer.
Roasted bell peppers add a layer of flavor in this creamy artichoke dip. Serve with veggies, pretzels or chips.
Pickled Mini Bell Peppers
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These homemade pickled bell peppers are a tasty addition to a cheese board or sandwich.
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Mini Bell Pepper Pebre
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Inspired by pebre, a Chilean condiment, this fresh salsa uses mini bell peppers and chopped tomatoes.
A quick spread of pimiento cheese stuffs these mini bell peppers for an easy, three-ingredient appetizer.
These nutrient-dense picks will help keep your mind sharp and brain healthy.
This grilled garlic-shrimp pasta with asparagus is a great way to have a fancy dinner on the table in minutes, and it's perfect for any night of the week.
Apple Pie Energy Balls
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These no-bake Apple Pie Energy Balls come together easily and will give your body the energy it needs to power through the afternoon.
This high-protein chicken casserole clocks in right around 400 calories to help you end your day feeling satisfied—not starved or overly full.
Feeling stressed after a busy day? Unwind with a bowl of this comforting soup, which contains ingredients—like red bell peppers and peanuts—that can help combat inflammation caused by too much stress.
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Tart Cherry Nice Cream
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This easy vegan tart cherry nice cream—made from only a few simple ingredients—is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth and also deliver a boost of melatonin that may help you get a more restful night's sleep.
This blend of fresh corn, lima beans, okra and tomatoes takes me back to my childhood.
This Southern succotash is packed with flavor and fresh ingredients, including okra, tomatoes, corn and bacon—so much goodness in one bite! If you can't find fresh okra, feel free to use thawed frozen okra. Read the author's story behind the recipe: Nothing Says Summer to Me More Than My Mom's Southern Succotash.
From a yogurt parfait to popcorn trail mix, these snacks have at least 5 grams of fiber per serving.
This easy tomato salad recipe gets a satisfying upgrade from chickpeas, which deliver both protein and fiber. The chickpeas quickly turn this simple side into a healthy lunch or dinner, perfect any time of the year. This delicious salad takes just 10 minutes to make and while you could eat it right away, it tastes even better the longer it sits, so plan to leave at least an hour of marinating time before serving.
Classic tomato-balsamic salad gets an upgrade with the addition of satisfying chicken and crunchy bell peppers. This fresh salad is full of flavor—and veggies—and makes for a satisfying lunch or dinner. This delicious salad takes just 15 minutes to make and while you could eat it right away, it tastes even better the longer it sits, so plan to leave at least an hour of marinating time before serving.
Chickpea Snack Salad
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Take 5 minutes to toss together a fiber-rich chickpea and tomato salad for a satisfying snack.
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Rice Cake Snackwich
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Upgrade your rice cake snack with a schmear of almond butter and some sliced apple.
This easy pasta salad is packed with fresh flavor from tomatoes, basil and balsamic vinegar. It takes just 10 minutes to make and while you could eat it right away, it tastes even better the longer it sits, so plan to leave at least an hour of marinating time before serving. Make a batch to have for lunch this week, serve it alongside a healthy protein source for dinner or bring it to your next potluck.
In this easy tomato salad recipe, we add a healthy kick of protein and fiber in the form of quinoa. This whole grain helps make this veggie-packed salad more satisfying, which makes it the perfect thing to pack up for lunch or serve as a dinner side. This delicious salad takes just 10 minutes to make and while you could eat it right away, it tastes even better the longer it sits, so plan to leave at least an hour of marinating time before serving.