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…)
Beat the winter blues with a soothing bowl of Turmeric Vegetable Quinoa Soup. A colorful and fragrant soup bursting with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that will nourish your body – and your soul!
I know what you’re thinking… “Turmeric?? Isn’t that like soo 2016?”
This trendy yellow spice may have been all the rage in 2016, but that doesn’t mean it deserves to be shunned to the back of the pantry any time soon (especially with the impressive nutritional profile that it boasts). If you happen to still be in the dark about this bright yellow spice, then today’s your lucky day – prepare for a crash course in Turmeric 101… (more…)
The best recipes of 2016 as told by bloggers themselves! Save yourself hours of sifting through Pinterest and feast your eyes on 40+ of the most delicious recipes to grace the internet this year.
Happy 2017, friends!
It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and the happiest of New Years.
I’m not usually one to get all sentimental at the end of the year (after all, does anything reallllly change once the clock strikes midnight?), but I couldn’t help be feel a hint of nostalgia set in when I started to think about everything that has happened over the past 12 months. 2016 definitely had its fair share of ups and downs, but I’m happy to report that, overall, the ups far exceeded the downs. I graduated from my dietetic internship, passed the exam to (finally!) become a Registered Dietitian, moved into an apartment that I love, traveled out west (twice!), visited 2 national parks, hiked a glacier,
completed survived my first semester of graduate school, and got engaged! It’s been a busy, stressful, exciting and eventful year for sure. Who knows what 2017 will bring, but right now I’m kind of hoping it’s a nap because I’m exhausted just thinking about everything that happened last year. (more…)
Dinner Roll Baked French Toast Cups are the perfect way to use up leftover dinner rolls! It’s everything that you love about French Toast.. served up in perfectly portioned muffin form. Customize with your favorite fruit or jam and drizzle with maple syrup for the ultimate (healthy) breakfast treat!
The holidays are a time for traditions. Whether it’s baking cookies, watching holiday movies, or belting carols, there’s always that one holiday tradition that you know you can count on to happen every. single. year.
My family’s holiday tradition? Dinner rolls.
…or lack thereof.
Cranberry Orange Chia Jam comes together in minutes and is full of fresh, tangy cranberries and refreshing citrus flavor. Spread on toast, dollop on pancakes, or mix into plain yogurt or oatmeal for a low-sugar alternative to store-bought jams and jellies.
Does the word “cranberry” evoke memories of Thanksgiving (specifically, those infamous jellied cranberry molds that resemble the shape of a metal can)?
If so, you’re not alone. Cranberries are a staple on many Thanksgiving tables – mine included. But, for some reason, these flavorful tart berries tend to get the cold shoulder the other 364 days of the year.
What do you say we change that, shall we? (more…)