Digging Into Lighter Fare

Gluten-Free Cannelloni from the GF Scallywag
Gluten-Free Cannelloni from The Gluten Free Scallywag.

As much as we’d like to indulge in something decadent and gooey, the summer heat has us reaching for lighter, healthier fare. Here are a few of the recipes finding a place on our menu this week.

Spinach and Brie-Topped Artichoke Hearts
A better for you, bite-sized version of spinach artichoke dip? Oh, we’re in. Get the how-to for this recipe from Eating Well.

Aam Panna (a drink from green mangoes)
We never would have thought to purchase the green mangoes, always waiting until they’re bright and ripe. However, this drink recipe from Honest Cooking is healthy and tasty.

Gluten-Free Cannelloni
Cutting out the wheat and gluten by utilizing crepes? Smart. And the finished product looks utterly indulgent. Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Spinach & Ricotta Crepe Cannelloni with Roasted Capsicum Sauce from the Gluten Free Scallywag.

Grill-Braised Clams and Chorizo in Tomato-Saffron Broth
The lighter braise makes this one a great summer fit and the Spanish flavors make sure it still has a zing. Get the recipe from Cooking Light.

Tomato-Peach Salad
Refreshing flavors and a super-quick recipe from Food Network Magazine make this salad an ideal summer side dish.

If you know of a great lighter-fare recipe, please share it in the comments.

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