Zesty Mustard Slaw

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It’s summer, and you know what that means? Cookouts! I am really looking forward to some summer BBQs this year. They’re a great excuse to hang out with good friends and enjoy casual food that doesn’t take hours of preparation. I’m in the midst of planning an event for the 4th of July, so I’ve been thinking a lot about good recipes for a crowd.

Today’s post is my twist on a classic cookout staple: coleslaw. This recipe is for anyone that prefers their slaw mayo-free or with a bit more bite. As with most of my recipes, it uses only a handful of ingredients and requires very little time in the kitchen. I’d rather spend my time drinking a great “porch” wine with friends than spending all night over a stove. Oh….and red cabbage is a nutritional powerhouse. Tasty AND healthy? Yes, please!

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Ingredients:

*5-6 cups shredded red cabbage

*1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

*2 tbsp nutritional yeast (I know, I know…it’s the world’s grossest sounding food, but trust me on this one)

*3 tsp liquid amino acids (you could probably substitute soy sauce if that’s what you’ve got in the house)

*4 tbsp rustic dijon mustard

*1/2 tsp black pepper

Mix the vinegar and spices together and toss the red cabbage in the mixture. That’s it. It’s an easy and healthy addition to your cookout menu.

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Light and Fluffy No-Bake Yogurt Pie

Like many women, I’ve been trying to slowly overhaul my diet and cut out some of the crap.  It has been a challenge to change my ways, especially when it comes to my sweet tooth.  So recently I was trying to figure out a yummy dessert that was slightly less terrible than some of the other desserts that I typically eat (I’m talking about you, Girl Scout cookies).  That’s when I remembered an easy yogurt pie that my mom and I used to make when I was a kid.  I won’t lie, the fact that this pie is easy enough for a 5 year old to make was a huge factor in my decision.  Lori is the real cook at Running on Laughter.  If it is more than a couple of easy steps, I just don’t have the fortitude to stick with a recipe.

Ingredients:

1 Premade Graham Cracker Pie Crust

1/2 Container of Whipped Topping

1 Container of Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt

Optional: Frozen or Fresh Fruit

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As I mentioned, this receipe is super easy. Just mix your yogurt, whipped topping and any fruit add-ins together.

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Then, scoop everything into your pie crust and pop the pie in the freezer.  You can choose to thaw it before serving or eat it like a frozen dessert (my fave!).  If you’re feeling really motivated, you could even place some more fruit on top to add visual interest.

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