Tomato Basil Dip & Sweet Potato Fries

Good Morning everyone !

I was at my friend Kim’s house last week for her Vintage Couture party…if you have young children and looking for some adorable outfits..check her site out here ! They just released their Fall collection !

Anyway, she served this dip and it is so easy to make and SO good !!! I made it Saturday night and it was a huge hit :

Tomato Basil Dip

Tomato Basil Dip
Recipe type: Appetiser
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: 8-10
Wonderful tomato basil dip!
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes (I used fire roasted)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp dried Basil (I chopped a handful of fresh basil)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • Salt to taste
  1. Place tomatoes (and basil if you are using fresh) in food processor (or Vitamix)
  2. Pulse for a few seconds
  3. Add remaining ingredients
  4. Bake uncovered at 350 for 30 minutes
  5. Serve with crackers or crusty bread. YUM !


One other quick recipe that I made over the weekend is sweet potato fries.  This is a family favorite and if you’ve never made them, they are so good and so easy!!

My favorite easy but healthy side dish:

Sweet Potato Fries

  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • Cut the sweet potatoes into slices or wedges, drizzle some olive oil making sure to lightly coat throughout, and finally, sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Bake at 400 for 30-40 minutes, turning every 10 minutes.  I like to serve these with Whitewater Veggie Burgers, or Sunshine Burgers!

On another note, HealthyMamma Kim was in town Monday night…so good to see her!  :-)   Look for a post soon from her about our fun night of cooking – and maybe even some wine partaking!   :-)

Have a happy healthy day!!!! – Jenn




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About Jennifer

I am the mother of 2 beautiful children, Presley-7 and Cash-5 and married to an amazing husband and father, Todd. I have always thought of myself as a healthy person...I've always loved sports, working out and eating healthy. However, looking back, I've actually had a lot of unhealthy habits. I've tried every diet out there : Low fat (How did I think eating a box of fat free snackwells cookies was healthy?), Low carb (can you say fried pork skins GROSS)... as well as a long stint with disordered eating which started in college as a way to avoid those "freshman 15".
Well it wasn't until my 30s that I realized those kind of diets are just a quick fix, not a lifestyle. I think all foods can fit into a healthy diet as long as you practice moderation. I have found that I feel and look my best when I am eating mostly plant-based foods. Not to say I won't indulge in a filet every now and again... but I find that I crave meat less and less ! I have recently been fascinated with trying new vegetarian recipes...I NEVER thought I could give up chicken...used it eat it everyday, but I actually don't miss it at all.
I am trying to pass these healthy eating habits onto my children so they can avoid some of the diseases related to unhealthy diets.

Thanks for reading and hope you have a healthy day !!!!

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