Roasted Zucchini and Eggplant Dip

Last week at work my group hosted a dip party. Everyone was to bring their favorite dip to share. But what dip could I bring that I could enjoy? Most dips have cheese…all the cheese. I considered salsa, but that seemed boring! I was sure someone else was going to bring salsa anyway.

So, I did a Google search for vegetable based dips. They seem to be few and far between, but I came across baba ganoush – the delicious eggplant based cousin of hummus. I thought this would work perfectly! But, how could I put my own spin on it? I decided to add some zucchini that I also had in the fridge – and the results were so good! I served the dip with cucumbers and pretzels so folks would have an option. For the full recipe keep reading!

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Traveling Healthy in Western NY

I have talked about tips and tricks for Ideal Traveling previously on My Beautiful Ideal. But this time, I wanted to show an example of putting all those ideas into practice. Last weekend my family and I took a trip to Western New York as part of my dad’s father’s day gift. We visited the Corning Museum of Glass, Watkins GlenSeneca Lake and Captain Bill, and The Pennslyvania Grand Canyon.

Along the way, I took pictures of everything we did and more importantly everything I ate to show you that even when dining out and on vacation, you can make the healthiest choices for yourself.

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Roasted Asparagus

Looking for a side dish that is super easy? Then this recipe is for you! I love asparagus, but roasted asparagus takes it to a whole new level. Crispy, crunchy, and kind of reminds you of a green french fry…this roasted asparagus is the way to go! Pair the asparagus with your favorite protein and dinner is served! (I will post the recipe for the chicken in the picture next!)

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