Inspiring healthier eating one dish at a time

Buttermilk Pumpkin Cornbread with Maple Butter

Buttermilk Pumpkin Cornbread with Maple Butter is exactly what you need sitting on your Thanksgiving table.

Hey, don’t I know you? You’re the one who loves fresh and warm homemade bread or rolls for Thanksgiving, but hates to take the time to cook them, right? Well, put down that package of crescent rolls and step away. I’ve got a super easy and highly festive recipe that all of your dinner guests are gonna love Continue Reading..

5 Tips to Get You Back in the Kitchen When the Nest is Empty

An empty nest often means the fridge is empty too, and you’re eating out too often. Try these tips to get back into the kitchen and eating healthier meals.

When you love to cook, it’s usually not the chopping and standing over the stove part that you love.  It’s the act of choosing ingredients your friends or family will enjoy, and putting them together into a dish that you hope will bring a smile to their faces.  It’s sharing a meal with your people and appreciating the pleasure it brings them to eat something you, yourself, made just for them. Continue Reading..

Holiday Slaw with Greek Yogurt Dressing

Brussels sprout and apple slaw made with siggi’s spiced apple yogurt is a healthy, make-ahead holiday side dish.

I received free samples of siggi’s yogurt mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by siggi’s yogurt and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Have you ever thought what Thanksgiving would be without the sides? It would literally be “turkey day”. Bor-ing. I do love the turkey, but I also adore all of the sides. Especially the stuffing. I would die without stuffing.

The problem is, those sides take so much time to make. And they require extremely careful planning and precise timing so they’re ready just as the turkey has rested for the appropriate amount of time. And most importantly, they require oven space. Precious oven space — that most of us don’t have. Continue Reading..

Spiced Pumpkin Bisque Shooters (and a siggi’s giveaway)...

Soups on! These Spiced Pumpkin Bisque Shooters made with siggi’s orange & ginger yogurt are a perfect holiday appetizer or first course.

I received free samples of siggi’s yogurt mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by siggi’s yogurt and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

 Eighteen days until the biggest eating fest of the year people!! And if you’re reading food blogs, I’m going to guess you’re on the hunt for some creative Thanksgiving recipe ideas. Nothing too out there – I know there are certain family members who will hit the roof if you don’t serve the traditional stuffing, sweet potatoes, or green bean casserole.  One year I put apples and walnuts in my stuffing and I never heard the end of it. Continue Reading..

Is This Hot Dog Really Gonna Kill Me?

Does the recent World Health Organization announcement about meat mean you should kiss your hot dog goodbye?

The other day I was standing at the deli, waiting on my order of maple glazed turkey breast, when the man next to me asked if he thought deli turkey was one of the processed meats on the “Do Not Eat” list.  My response was, no way – turkey is totally fine – it’s those “processed meats” that are on the list.  But as I drove home, I started to wonder if I was right.  After all, isn’t pretty much everything from the deli processed?  The round shape of those turkey loaves and lack of fat or bones is kind of telling… Continue Reading..

One Pan Orecchiette Pasta Primavera

Pairing pasta with lots of vegetables is an easy way to keep mealtime healthy during the holidays.

I was asked to participate in the #PastaFits campaign as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network.  I was compensated for my time, but as always, all opinions are my own.

Are you feeling it yet?  The stress of the holidays is creeping up, and it’s time to start thinking about all things turkey and stuffing, and cookies and sweets.  And let’s not forget about black Friday, and the love and joyousness that occurs in the mall parking lots.  I know we all say this every year, but how is it possible that it’s November already?  Giant gulp and panic attack. Continue Reading..

Salmon Oreganata from The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook

This Salmon Oreganata recipe is from The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook. It’s an excellent source of omega-3 which is important for brain development.  

I received a free copy of The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook by Dr. Sonali Ruder, in exchange for this review. As always, all opinions are my own.

Pardon me while I date myself just a bit. I was pregnant a looooong time ago, back when both the internet and the book “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” was first a thing. How totally fabulous it was to a have such a great resource. I’m talking about the book, because I know for a fact we didn’t have real, non-dial-up internet until my kids were old enough to yell and scream at me about it.  Sorry to digress.  Back to the pregnancy topic. Continue Reading..

10 Meatless Meals For Food Day

Just one meatless meal each week can have positive impact on your health, and the environment.

I really, truly had every intention of running this post on Saturday, which was Food Day 2015. But, I got sidetracked, so we’re celebrating Food Day just a few days late around here.   This year’s Food Day theme is Toward a Greener Diet, and eating just one meal each week is an important step toward a Greener Diet. As good as it might taste, meat is a major drain on our environment, and skipping the meat occasionally, or all of the time – whichever is your preference, not only has health benefits, but it also has tremendous benefits for the environment. To see just how much of an impact one meatless meal can make, check out this post which shows what can happen with just one less burger.

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Tex-Mex Nuts and Chex {Recipe ReDux}

Celebrate National Nut Day (the food, not the people), with this Southwest flavored, and nut-filled snack.

Hey ~ Happy National Nut Day!  No, this day is not necessarily all about celebrating all of the crazy people in your life (why can’t everyone just be normal like us?), it’s about the kind of nuts that you eat.  And because National Nut Day also falls on a Recipe ReDux post day, how totally great it is that we all brainstormed for you and came up with some fabulous nut-loving recipes to enjoy today and all year long! Continue Reading..

Sesame Peanut Sweet Potato “Noodles” with Tofu {Meatless Monday}...

Sweet potato “noodles” take center stage in this Asian-inspired meatless meal.

Hello friend, and happy Meatless Monday! I hope you have a few sharp knives in your kitchen, because this week will be filled with lots of veggie inspiration.  I’m joining the folks at the Meatless Monday Movement to gear up for Food day 2015 – next Monday, October 24. If you’re not familiar with it, think of Food Day as kind of like earth day for food. It’s a grassroots movement made up of individuals and organizations passionate about promoting a healthy, sustainable, and just food system. Continue Reading..

Rigatoni with Sweet Turkey Sausage and Creamy Pumpkin Sauce

I was asked to participate in the #PastaFits campaign as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. I was compensated for my time, and as always, all opinions are my own.

Do you ever think about how differently you eat depending on the season? Sure, it’s partly because of seasonal produce, but the temperature outside, and the family schedule also has a lot to do with what goes on our plates at different times of the year. That’s one of the biggest reasons I love pasta – it adapts so easily to so many different types of recipes. Whether you toss it with fresh vegetables and eat it cold in the summer, or stir it into a big pot of soup for busy school nights, or treat yourself to a creamy casserole dish of comfort food as the sun starts to set earlier – it’s all good! At less than 200 calories, lots of healthy complex carbs, and with 7 grams of protein per serving, pasta is a great foundation for a satisfying and healthy meal, and the perfect partner to pair with so many healthy ingredients. Continue Reading..

Creamy Mediterranean Tomato Hummus Soup

A mug of soup warms you right up during the football game, and this tomato soup gets a boost of Mediterranean flavor and extra creaminess from a secret ingredient – spoiler – it’s hummus!

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra Dipping Co. LLC, and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I received coupons for free product used in testing this recipe. I was not compensated for my time.

Hey, it’s mid October, which means there are two important questions on the minds of football fans everywhere.  1) How’s your team doing?  2) What can we serve for the tailgate party?

I’ll be totally honest, I’m usually more concerned about the food than the game – unless Notre Dame (my school) or Clemson is playing (my son’s school, but since I’m on my 7th semester of college bills there, it’s kind of become my school). Last week was especially HUGE in my house– ND vs Clemson. I couldn’t decide which team to cheer for, and in the end I realized there really was no loser.   Nothing like rooting for both teams! #EveryonesAWinner! Continue Reading..

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