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Caprese quinoa salad

Caprese Quinoa Salad

By The Life Time Health Team

Put the “Q” in BBQ with this caprese quinoa salad — the ultimate healthy side dish for grill parties.

baba ghnoush and pittas

Baba Ghanoush

By Robin Asbell

A classic Lebanese dish, baba ghanoush is ideal for eggplant skeptics: Roasting the veggie mellows its natural bitterness and gives it a lush, nutty flavor.

cilantro coconut chutney and veggies

Cilantro-Coconut Chutney

By Robin Asbell

The coconut milk in this chutney lends it a rich creaminess, and the ginger and jalapeño give it some punch.

curried red lentils, veggies and crackers

Curried Red-Lentil Dip

By Robin Asbell

This dip is an homage to dal, a ubiquitous dish in Indian cuisine. The recipe calls for the lentils to be cooked like rice, which keeps them from falling apart and gives the final dish some texture.

dark chocolate yogurt dip and fruit

Dark Chocolate Yogurt Dip

By Robin Asbell

Sliced fruit is the perfect accompaniment to this chocolaty yogurt dip.

muhammara dip and veggies


By Robin Asbell

If you can’t find pomegranate molasses for this traditional Syrian dip, you can simply buy pomegranate juice and reduce it!

kale and chevre dip and veggies

Kale and Chèvre Dip

By Robin Asbell

This pesto-flavored goat cheese dip is great with raw veggies.

Pizza Meatballs with dipping sauce.

Pizza Meatballs

By The Life Time Health Team

Enjoy as an appetizer or serve with roasted veggies to make into a meal.

a load of buckwheat chocolate chip banana bread

Buckwheat Chocolate-Chip Banana Bread

By Robin Asbell

Whole rye flour can be used in place of buckwheat for a slightly spicy, malty flavor.

Pear fig bites on a white background.

Pear-Fig Bites

By Chef Ryan Dodge

This easy-to-make appetizer turns in-season pears into a bite-size sharable perfect for holiday gatherings.

a jar of picked beets

Pickled Beets

By Robin Asbell

These ginger-infused pickled beets can be processed in a hot-water bath for longevity — or simply refrigerated and used within a month.

jars filled with giardiniera

Pickled Giardiniera Vegetables

By Robin Asbell

Use a mix of crunchy veggies — cauliflower, carrots, celery, jalapeños — in this spicy, piquant relish.

A jar of roasted tomato salsa surrounded by the produce used to make it

Roasted Tomato Salsa

By Cary Neff

A mix of vegetables, herbs, and spices make this classic tomato salsa recipe endlessly customizable.

buffalo meatballs with sauce

Buffalo Meatballs

By The Life Time Health Team

The perfect sports-season appetizer.

sweet potato nachos

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

By The Life Time Health Team

Substitute sweet potatoes for chips to up the nutrient value of this shareable dish.

blue corn chips with a bowl of guacamole

5-Minute Guacamole

By The Life Time Health Team

Classic guac is always a winner, but if you’d like to experiment, try mix-ins and toppings such as jalapeño, serrano peppers, charred corn, or toasted pepitas.

A bowl of Harvest Hummus with raw, sliced veggies on the side.

Harvest Hummus

By The Life Time Foundation Team

Try this seasonal dip that’s enjoyed by one of the school districts the Life Time Foundation has partnered with to improve kids’ meals.

buffalo chicken meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

By Robin Asbell

Instead of messy chicken wings, serve these Buffalo chicken meatballs directly from the skillet with toothpicks alongside.

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