Monday Motivational Meal - Lemon Chicken with Tuscan Tomato Bean Salad

Monday, May 24, 2021


Lemon Chicken with Tuscan Tomato Bean Salad Served Up on Livilga

Here is another summery meal to share that is easy, tasty and makes an attractive dinner for the whole family. We served ours up on Vivente which is a special pattern reminiscent of grape tendrils growing on the Tuscan hillsides! Ahhh...summer...

Get this summery recipe here.


Quick Pickling – Kohlrabi and Apple

Friday, May 21, 2021


Quick Pickling – Kohlrabi and Apple

Last summer, thanks to joining a Farm Cooperative, I discovered quick pickling. I was presented a kohlrabi and wondered what I should do with. My go to for such conundrums is to check out Cooking Light. Low and behold I found a great Quick Pickling recipe that included kohlrabi! There is nothing more delectable than freshly made quick pickled fresh fruits and vegetables, especially during the warmer months. They go with absolutely every meal and can add something special to make each meal interesting, including backyard barbecues and picnics. Pickling is also great for the gut. Although quick pickling is stored for convenience and not for the long term, it still keeps easily in your refrigerator for a couple of weeks.  And keep in mind, the sugar you use is not all absorbed so the carbs per serving are only 5g and counts as a low carb food.

Kohlrabi and Apple Quick Pickles are Great With Any Meal Especially Served Up on Livliga Healthy Lifestyle Dishes

Kohlrabi and Apple Quick Pickles


  • 2 cups rice vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 3 medium kohlrabi bulbs, peeled and thinly sliced (15 oz.)
  • 1 small Honeycrisp apple, cored and thinly sliced (7 oz.)
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced (6 oz.)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 dill sprigs
  • 2 tablespoons pickling spice
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. Combine vinegar, water, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until dissolved.
  2. Place kohlrabi, apple, cucumber, garlic, dill springs, pickling spice, black pepper, and crushed red pepper in a large bowl or 8 cup measuring cup. Pour hot vinegar mixture over kohlrabi mixture. Let stand and cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.
  3. Transfer mixture evenly into 2 (1 quart) glass jars, covering kohlrabi mixture with vinegar mixture. Seal each jar with lid, and completely cool in refrigerator, about 4 hours. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Nutritional Information

Servings: 2 quarts. Serving size: ⅔ cup. Calories per serving: 20; Fat 0g; Protein 1g; Carbohydrate 5g; Fiber 1g; Sugars 3g; Added sugars 1g; Sodium 64mg.



Monday Motivational Meal - Rice Cake Combos

Monday, May 17, 2021


Rice Cake Combos Served Up on Livliga

Rice cakes are my go-to as a base for some fun and varied snack ideas. They provide a crunch and savory foundation for a whole host of ideas to make healthy snacks. It is a great way to create tasty combos and, as you can see, they look extra scrumptious no matter which Livliga pattern you choose to serve them on!

Get the Rice Cake Combo recipes here.


Top 6 Favorite Bariatric Recipes

Friday, May 14, 2021


Top 6 Favorite Bariatric Recipes Served Up on Livliga
Four of our Favorites: Shakshuka, Strawberry Banana Ice Cream, Sunrise Egg Salad & A Spring Meal...All Served Up on the Just Right Set Bariatric dinner plate

We have collected a lot of great recipes over the years from a number of talented cooks, in additon to the bariatric-friendly recipes we have also developed at Livliga. More and more great resources have been made available to support those living a bariatric lifestyle. Focusing on the foods that are healthy for us to eat and in the right amounts helps keep us on track. The biggest challenge seems to be keeping the ideas fresh and keeping inspired. Below are some great recipes to inspire you!


DeeDee's Cauliflower Crust Pizza
DeeDee's Homemade Cauliflower Crust Pizza Served Up on A Favorite Celebrate Plate!

1. DeeDee's Cauliflower Crust Pizza

2. Denise Roden's Faux Potato Salad

3. Nik's Shashuka Breakfast Dish

4. Rose Archer's Spring Meal 

5. Hilary and Emily's Sunrise Egg Salad 

6. Sheila's Fresh Strawberry and Banana Ice Cream


Denise Roden Faux Potato Salad Served Up on Livliga
Denise Roden's Faux Potato Salad Served Up in a Halsa Bowl


Monday Motivational Meal - Greek Style Scampi

Monday, May 10, 2021


This Mediterranean Diet Greek Style Scampi is delish and visually so appealing you'll want to eat it all summer long...especially when you serve it up right-sized on our Mediterranean-styled Vivente Healthy Lifestyle dinnerware! 

Get the recipe here.


Easy and Healthy Homemade Tortilla Chips

Friday, May 7, 2021


Homemade Tortilla Chips Served Up on Livliga's Vivente pattern

There is nothing easier than making homemade baked tortilla chips. Since they cook up in 10-15 minutes you can make them fresh whenever you need some. And the great thing about making your own is you can control how you make them and what you put on them. This recipe simply uses olive oil cooking spray and sea salt. Pair them with some healthy homemade dips and you are ready for some fun in your own backyard, on a picnic, or to share with friends.

Cook Time: 15 mins

Serving size: 4

Making Homemade Tortillas Chips



  • 4 Tortillas
  • Pam Cooking Spray, Olive oil
  • Sea salt 


  1. Spray the tortillas with Pam Olive Oil Cooking Spray on both sides, coating evenly.
  2. Cut tortillas into triangles and sprinkle with sea salt.
  3. Place triangles on baking sheet in oven set to 350 for 10 minutes.
  4. Take out of the ovenand enjoy your homemade tortilla chips served up right sized on your favorite Livliga pattern!

Preparing the tortillas with olive oil spray and sea salt



Pair with some healthy dips you can find here.



Monday Motivational Meal - Celebratory Watermelon Margarita

Monday, May 3, 2021


Celebratory Watermelon Margarita

Getting ready to celebrate Mother's Day? Why not make it extra special with a healthy Watermelon Margarita perfected by @CookingLight ! We think they are mighty delicious served up in our Aveq Beverage glass! To you! Enjoy! 

Get the recipe here.