Category: Entrees

Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup (Lightened Up!)

Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup | A lightened up version of the infamous fall soup made with NO heavy cream! | www.bytesizednutrition.com

A lightened up version of Panera’s infamous Autumn Squash Soup that’s loaded with vegetables, fruit, and NO heavy cream!


 

*This post was originally published on October 18, 2016. Photos and recipe were updated October 4, 2017.

 

Hi, my name’s Kara and I’m addicted to Panera’s Autumn Squash Soup.

 

Alright, fine.. I guess there’s probably worse things in this world that I could be addicted to. But tell that to my wallet.

For real though, have you tasted this soup? It’s warm, creamy, and loaded with two of my favorite fall veggies: butternut squash and pumpkin. Eating this soup is the equivalent of wrapping your taste buds in a big, cozy, oversized sweater.
Utter fall perfection.

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Sheet Pan Beer-Battered Baked Fish and Chips

Enjoy fish n' chips from the comfort of your own home - no deep fryer required! Sheet Pan Beer-Battered Baked Fish and Chips is a healthy and easy meal the whole family will love! | www.bytesizednutrition.com
Enjoy Beer-Battered Fish and Chips from the comfort of your own home – no deep fryer required! This Sheet Pan Beer-Battered Baked Fish and Chips is cooked in the oven for a healthier spin on the classic British dish.
 

 

It’s that time of the month again.. time for a little Recipe Redux action! And this month, we’re paying homage to one of my favorite kitchen hacks.. the sheet pan meal!

I’ve proclaimed my love for sheet pan meals on the blog before, but my love for this cooking method runs so deep that it’s worth repeating. The sheet pan meal is one of those little life hacks that will have you saying “where has this been my whole life?!” 

In case you aren’t familiar with the term “sheet pan meal”, it’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like. You essentially cook an entire meal on a single baking sheet (or two, depending on how big of a meal you’re cooking), making preparation AND clean up a breeze! (more…)

Lemon Dill Salmon Burgers with Yogurt Dill Sauce

Lemon Dill Salmon Burgers are a quick, easy, and affordable way to get your seafood fix, thanks to canned salmon. Cook the patties on the grill or stove top and serve with a dollop of homemade yogurt dill sauce for a refreshing salmon burger the whole family will love! | www.bytesizednutrition.com

Lemon Dill Salmon Burgers are a quick, easy, and affordable way to get your seafood fix, thanks to canned salmon. Cook the patties on the grill or stove top and serve with a dollop of homemade yogurt dill sauce for a refreshing salmon burger the whole family will love!


 

It’s the last day of August and little signs of fall are beginning to pop up all over the place. The nights are getting cooler, the morning commutes are getting longer, and the grocery store shelves are already fully stocked with pumpkin flavored goodies and Halloween candy displays.

But, just because summer is winding down does not mean it’s time to transition to heavy comfort foods just yet. There are still plenty more grilling days ahead of us (and plenty more ice cream trips to be made.. but that’s beside the point).

Lemon Dill Salmon Burgers are the perfect way to hold on to the light and fresh flavors of summer while transitioning into the hustle and bustle of back-to-school season. These salmon patties only require one bowl and can be cooked on the grill or the stove top for a quick weeknight meal. (more…)

Cherry Caprese Pasta Salad

Cherry Caprese Pasta Salad is the perfect addition to your next summer BBQ! The whole recipe takes just 15 minutes from start to finish and is a great way to highlight summer’s sweet, juicy cherries. This dish also holds up well in the refrigerator, making it perfect for meal prep. Make a batch over the weekend and enjoy gourmet tasting lunches all week long!

 

 Hi, my name’s Kara and I enjoy long, romantic walks along the beach Farmer’s Market.

Okay, so I’ve never had a dating profile (and never will), but if I did.. I’m pretty sure that’s what my intro would say. (Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about the beach too.. but living in Ohio means that the farmer’s market makes for a weeee more feasible of a date night – or date morning)

I’ll be honest – I didn’t discover the beauty of farmer’s markets until about 5 years ago (which is a real shame seeing as I grew up about 15 minutes from one of the best public markets in the country), but you better believe I’m making up for it now!

Kyle and I have recently made it a habit to start every Saturday morning with a visit to the local farmers market. And let me tell you, I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to start the weekend. Something about slowly strolling along the sidewalks, talking with the vendors, and sampling local goodies just makes my heart happy. (more…)

Mimosa Poached Salmon Salad

Mimosa Poached Salmon Salad is a quick, yet elegant dish that is sure to impress! Serve it up at brunch (with a mimosa on the side, of course) or with fresh crusty bread for a light and refreshing summer meal.


 

First off, thank you to everyone who read, commented, or shared my last post on IBS. I’m not usually one for talking about my feelings, so writing such a personal blog post was definitely not an easy task. But this is a topic that I’m extremely passionate about and believe needs to be spoken about more openly, so it was worth it. I just hope you know how much all of your support means to me!

  

Now, back to the food…

Have you ever found yourself so distracted by the thought of a recipe that you just NEED to make it in order to ever have hopes of focusing on anything else ever again?

No? Just me? Okay.

Well anyways, that’s how this beautiful creation came to be.

Earlier this week, I was just sitting around minding my own business and working on my thesis project, when out of the blue… BAM. Mimosa Poached Salmon Salad.

 

Mimosa Poached Salmon Salad is a quick, yet elegant dish that is sure to impress! Perfect for brunch or a light summer meal. | www.bytesizednutrition.com

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