Category: Vegetarian

Blender Chipotle Pumpkin Salsa

Summer meets fall in this Blender Chipotle Pumpkin Salsa. A quick and easy appetizer that is bound to be a hit at your next tailgate! | www.bytesizednutrition.com

Blender Chipotle Pumpkin Salsa is the perfect addition to your fall tailgate menu! Smoky chipotle peppers are paired with subtly sweet pumpkin, resulting in a flavorful dip with just the right amount of kick.


 

I tried, guys. Really, I did.

I promised myself I would wait until the first day of fall to open my first can of pumpkin. I refused to be that girl. You know the one I’m talking about.. the one that is all “OMG #PSL” in like, August.

And yet, here we are. Three days away from the official start of fall and elbows deep in Chipotle Pumpkin Salsa. Soo close…
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Roasted Garlic Parmesan Zucchini

Life’s too short to waste your time with bland, tasteless veggies.. especially when this Roasted Garlic Parmesan Zucchini requires only 4 ingredients and 20 minutes to make! Simply top fresh zucchini with a sprinkle of garlic powder and freshly shredded Parmesan cheese and bake to tender, golden perfection. A quick, easy and delicious side dish that just might end up becoming the main event!

  

Picture this…

 

You just got home after a long day at work and your stomach is rumbling. Tired and hangry, you immediately head to the kitchen to start cooking dinner. But, just as you’re about to sit down and eat, you take a glance at the lonely chicken breast sitting on your plate and suddenly realize that you don’t have anything to eat with it. You dig through your freezer and come up with a bag of frostbitten veggies buried underneath a carton of ice cream you forgot that you bought a few weeks ago. When are these from? Who cares. You toss them into the microwave and continue to inhale your chicken breast. A few minutes later, you check back in on the veggies, only to find that they’ve magically transformed into a soggy pile of mush. You take one bite, toss the rest, and grab the carton of ice cream out of the freezer instead.

 

Sound familiar?

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Cauliflower Chickpea Tabbouleh

Beat the summer heat with this Cauliflower Chickpea Tabbouleh. A quick and easy no-cook side dish that's perfect for feeding a crowd! | www.bytesizednutrition.com
Take a break from traditional salads with this refreshing Cauliflower Chickpea Tabbouleh. A quick and easy no-cook dish that’s perfect for feeding a crowd! 
 

 

Over the past few years, I’ve sat back and watched as cauliflower went from being the last item left on the veggie platter to the star of the produce section. As a dietitian, witnessing this dramatic transformation has been like watching a child struggle through the awkward teenage years and finally come out on the other side as a beautiful, confident young adult. I couldn’t be prouder of how far my little cruciferous veggie has come! (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…)

Mini Nice Cream Snickers Bars (Vegan & Dairy-Free)

Mini Nice Cream Snickers Bars are a healthier way to satisfy your nightly ice cream craving. Creamy peanut butter banana “nice cream”, date caramel, chopped peanuts, and dark chocolate all come together to create a delicious sweet treat that you can feel good about indulging in!
 

 

Real talk: I’ve been going through a lot of ice cream lately.

But can you blame me? The weather in Ohio has been on point these past few weeks. I’m talking temps in the mid- to upper-80s and sunshine galore. Aka perfect ice cream weather. (Just kidding.. any kind of weather is ice cream weather in my book)

Ice cream is always one of my favorite desserts no matter what time of the year – but as soon the temps start to heat up, my ice cream obsession reaches an all-time high. Ice cream, fro-yo, DQ blizzards.. no frozen treat is safe when I’m around. 

While I’m all treating yourself, I found that my nightly ice cream ritual was starting to turn into more of a habit than a treat. So when I heard that the theme for this month’s Recipe ReDux was “Small Bite Desserts”, I knew this was a sign that it was time for an ice cream intervention. (more…)