January 2017

Pâtétaining:
Easy + Healthy Recipes to Try in 2017

The New Year is the perfect time for new beginnings, fresh starts and conquering your resolutions. On the top of many of our lists is the perennial favorite, "get healthy."

While many turn to fad diets to achieve their goals, we at Alexian like to take a different approach: combine smart choices with bold flavors. We've gathered some of favorite healthy snacks to share with you in 2017.

Homemade Chips + Dip

Try something new this year and make your own tortilla chips at home! Making your own chips helps to cut down on unhealthy preservatives and lets you manage your salt intake.

Simply cut corn tortillas into chip-sized wedges and arrange in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Lightly brush with olive oil and lime juice. Combine cumin, chili powder and salt in a small bowl and sprinkle on the chips.

Bake for about 7 minutes, rotate and bake for another 8 minutes or until the chips are crisp, but not too brown.

Serve with fresh guacamole and our delicious Mixed Vegetable Pâté (a colorful combination of cauliflower, spinach, broccoli, and carrot), and enjoy!

Veggie Cups for the Whole Family

This is a suggestion that makes a great snack for anyone, especially when you're trying to set healthy habits in place for the New Year.

Puree a ripe avocado with a dash of olive oil and a bit of lemon juice. Mix in our Goat Cheese and Eggplant pâté and combine until smooth.

Spoon the mixture into small cups, and top with your favorite veggie sticks - celery, carrot, and zucchini.

Balsamic Bruschetta

This Bruschetta recipe is one to keep on hand for all the times you are craving pizza rolls.

Slice and lightly toast a baguette. Spread a thin layer of our Tomato-Basil Vegan Pâté onto each of the slices and set aside.

Combine diced tomatoes and roughly chopped basil in a small bowl. Stir in balsamic vinegar until all pieces are just coated. Spoon the mixture onto each slice, and top with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.