Vegetarian Eggplant Meatballs

Vegetarian meatballs might sound like an oxymoron, but one bite of these Eggplant Meatballs and you’ll be hooked! These protein-packed, plant-based meatballs taste just like the real deal and are guaranteed to be a hit with vegetarians and carnivores alike.


 

If this recipe sounds slightly familiar to you, it’s probably because I raved about it when I posted it on Instagram back in October SEPTEMBER (yikes, I didn’t realize it was that long ago!). At the time, I promised that I would share the recipe on the blog in the next few weeks and, well, I think you know where this is going… (more…)

Carrot Cake Quinoa Bars (GF, V)

Carrot Cake Quinoa Bars are a nutritious (and delicious!) way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats, these gluten-free and vegan Carrot Cake Quinoa Bars make the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack!


 

 I may be a dietitian, that doesn’t stop me from having a pretty mean sweet tooth. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you want to look at it), the 891,527,523 hours I’ve spent studying nutrition – and its never-ending slew of health and wellness implications – just so happens to be enough to keep me from leading a life fueled entirely by ice cream and cookies. (more…)

BBQ Chicken Sweet Potato Nachos

BBQ Chicken Sweet Potato Nachos are a hassle-free appetizer or entree that’s perfect for game day.. or any day! Sliced sweet potatoes are roasted to perfection, loaded with juicy barbecue chicken and all the fixings, and finished with a melty layer of cheese.


 

Hi friends! Just popping in quickly to share an easy and delicious recipe for the “big game” that’s coming up this weekend!

 

BBQ Chicken Sweet Potato Nachos are a hassle-free appetizer or entree that's perfect for game day.. or any day! www.bytesizednutrition.com

 

I say “big game” in quotations because, if we’re being honest, I really don’t care for either of the teams playing. In fact, it’s rare that I have much of a preference one Super Bowl team over another. Let’s just say that being from Upstate New York and living in Ohio doesn’t leave a whole lot to root for come NFL playoff time… 

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Roasted Spaghetti Squash with 15-Minute Marinara

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with 15-Minute Marinara is a simple, plant-based alternative to traditional pasta dishes! Top with your favorite protein source for an easy weeknight meal!


 

January is a complicated month for those of us living in the northern hemisphere.

On the one hand, we want to put on our sweatpants, curl up by the fire, and hibernate under a blanket with a big bowl of mac and cheese. But then there’s those pesky New Years resolutions lingering in the back of your mind, reminding us of our intentions for a healthier year. So alas, we put away the comfort food and settle for a plate full of baked chicken and steamed broccoli instead (not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course – but it likely won’t satisfy those comfort food cravings) (more…)

365 Snacks For Every Day of the Year: Book Review + Giveaway

365 Snacks for Every Day of the Year

Discover the Power of Snacking with Registered Dietitian Sarah Koszyk’s new book, “365 Snacks for Every Day of the Year”, featuring 365 easy, delicious and healthy snack ideas. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post for a chance to win your own copy of this must-have snacking guide!


 

The Snacking Fallacy
 
 

Let’s talk about what comes to mind when you hear the word “snack”. Do visions of sugarplums dance in your head? If so, you’re not alone. Most people tend to associate snacks with indulgent, overly processed treats – in other words, a health-conscious individual’s arch nemesis. But it doesn’t have to be that way. When executed properly, snacks can provide key nutrients, fill nutritional gaps in our diet, curb cravings, and perhaps even help with weight management.

But choosing the right snack is not always easy – especially when your goals include taste, nutrition, and convenience. In fact, the task may seem overwhelming, or even impossible to those who are unfamiliar with the process. That’s why I’m so excited to share this new book with you today. (more…)