Monday Motivational Meal—Moroccan Spiced Carrots with Olives and Mint

Monday, June 28, 2021


The Mediterranean Diet encompasses so many countries and cultures that exploring this diet is a true adventure in tastes and cooking! Tasty side dishes can make a dull meal shine again. Try this mouthwatering Moroccan braised carrot recipe from @CookingLight and make sure to serve it up right-sized on Livliga's Healthy Lifestyle Dinnerware for your complete enjoyment!

Get the recipe here.


White Wine “Kir” Spritzer…A Refreshing Light & Healthy Summertime Mocktail

Friday, June 25, 2021

White Wine "Kir" Spritzer, nonalcoholic
As a young adult I was introduced to a white wine cocktail called a “Kir”. I thought it tasted heavenly. You make the drink by combining dry white wine, like a sauvignon blanc, with a touch of Cassis, a black currant liqueur . It looks like a sunset you would see sitting on a patio in Provence. I would always have mine with a twist of lemon and felt very chic. When cassis was not available I would have the bartender make the cocktail with Chambord, a black raspberry liqueur.  

As I have become more conscious of calories and have chosen not to drink alcohol on a regular basis I wanted to come up with a refreshing cocktail for summer and decided to try and come up with an alternative for my favorite Kir cocktail. I also wanted to make a refreshing, thirst-quenching drink for the upcoming really hot summer nights. That is when I though of a White Wine “Kir” Spritzer.

When it is hot outside you can’t beat the ease and thirst-quenching satisfaction of a spritzer.

Here is a list of benefits to a white wine “Kir” spritzer!

  • They are lower in carbs and calories than a typical glass of wine
  • They are so easy to make and personalize
  • They can be made with either alcoholic or nonalcoholic wines
  • You can avoid the headaches and lethargy you can get in the heat from other alcoholic drinks that        have the higher amounts of alcohol
  • You can choose a dry white wine (Sauvignon Blanc) or a sweeter wine (Rosé) to make your spritz       depending on your mood and preference
  • Spritzers are equally tasty using nonalcoholic wines
Ingredients for a Alcohol Free White Wine "Kir" Spritzer

White Wine “Kir” Spritzer (AF)


  • 4 oz very chilled white wine
  • 2 oz very chilled club soda
  • 1 teaspoon Torani Sugar Free Raspberry Syrup
  • Twist of lemon zest
  • Sprig of thyme
  • 2 fresh raspberries


  1.  Pour measured raspberry syrup in bottom of glass, swirl it around the sides.
  2.  Fill the glass with 4 ounces of wine.
  3.  Add the club soda and mix gently.
  4.  Add a couple of cubes of ice.
  5.  Garnish with zest, raspberryt and sprig. Serve promptly.

Refreshing Healthy Summer Drink - Alcohol Free White Wine "Kir" Spritzer

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 glass. Calories Per Serving: 23 calories; fat 0g; sodium 13mg; carbohydrates 5.2g; dietary fiber 2g; protein 0g; sugars 4.8g. (Nutrition varies according to brand of wine and garnishes)

Discover more low carb wines here.

Looking for some delicious Mocktails? Check out these recipes.  



Monday Motivational Meal—Quick Pickling Kohlrabi and Apple

Monday, June 21, 2021


Monday Motivational Meal - Quick Pickling Kohlrabi and Apple

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. We made a fresh batch up in our Summery Aveq Serving Bowl and served it up in one of our Aveq Just Right Set bowls for the perfectly presented meal. 

Get the recipe here.


Why Livliga Works — It is a System

Friday, June 18, 2021

 Livliga is a System of Right-Sized Tableware

Why Livliga Works — It is a System

We are often asked not only “Why Livliga works” but also “Why is it unique.” There are three main reasons Livliga is unique. It is because it uses the psychology of eating in the actual design of the tableware. It also has built in measurement in each piece of the suite of dinnerware, serveware and glassware that makes up the line of product offered. But perhaps most importantly, it is designed as a system. Together the Livliga suite of tableware acts as a system to make it effortlessly mindful to eat healthful portions.

Livliga has three patents. One of those patents is specifically for the unique system we have created with our right-sized tableware. Nowhere can you find dishes and drinkware, muchness serveware, like serving spoons, that are all right-sized and designed to work together to serve up just right portions. In the supersized world we live in everything we use tends to be oversized which makes serving up standard servings impossible. 

Livliga is a system where each piece has measurement built in

To make right-sized eating an every-meal and daily habit you need a system of right-sized beautiful tableware that makes it a pleasant, possible, and satisfying experience. Livliga makes it an achievable process that can become a lifestyle of healthy living.

Bottom line, Livliga offers a suite of products all designed to work well together and provide a system of right-sized tableware to support mindful eating as well as your health and wellness goals. Interested in finding out more information? Visit the product use page on our website and then take time to discover all the designs we have and choose the one you love the most to use mindfully in your healthy lifestyle!

Livliga is a system of tableware for a healthy lifestyle



Monday Motivational Meal—Backyard Barbecue Sauce

Monday, June 14, 2021


Monday Motivational Meal - Backyard Barbecue Sauce

With Father's Day around the corner we know it's time to fire up the grill and try out our favorite barbecue sauce! We have the perfect rubs and tasty recipe for homemade barbecue sauce ready for you as part of our Healthy Lifestyle Grilling Bundle...the perfect gift for you or the dad in your life and guaranteed to provide fun and memorable food all summer long!

Get your Backyard Barbecue Sauce recipe here.


Cauliflower Hummus — Perfect Summertime Snack and Appetizer

Friday, June 11, 2021

 Cauliflower is Great for Almost Anything 

Including Hummus

Cauliflower Hummus

Cauliflower seems to be part of every recipe these days! It is indeed a versatile vegetable that is great for making mashed potatoes, pizza crust, and, yes, even hummus! This recipe came originally from EatingWell and is easy to make. Roast the cauliflower ahead of time and make the hummus when you are ready. You can't beat this low carb tasty treat.


  • 6 cups cauliflower florets (about 1 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
  • 1 large garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Chopped red bell pepper or parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss cauliflower with oil in a large bowl. Spread in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Roast until tender and just starting to brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.

  2. Add the cauliflower, garlic, tahini, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, cumin, crushed red pepper and water to a food processor. Process until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add more water, if desired, to make a looser dip.

  3. Transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with additional olive oil and sprinkle with chopped pepper or parsley, if desired.

Extra Tips

  • Equipment Needed: Parchment paper or silicone baking mat
  • To make ahead: Roast cauliflower and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: about 1/2 cup. Servings: 4. Calories Per Serving:152 calories; fat 12g; sodium 280mg; carbohydrates 10g; dietary fiber 3g; protein 5g; sugars 3g.

Cauliflower Hummus Makes a Great Snack



Monday Motivational Meal—Tunafish Salad with Wasabi Mayo

Monday, June 7, 2021


Monday Motivational Meal - Tunafish Salad

There are so many ways to fix a healthy tunafish salad. It is great during the summertime because you can make it ahead and have it ready when it is time to serve up. Try my tunafish salad with wasabi mayo for a new slant on an old favorite. We thought it looked delish served up on our Halsa Healthy Lifestyle dinner plate!

Get the recipe here.