Tag: lunch

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

 

 I don’t know where it came from or how it got there – I’ve never had anything even remotely close this recipe before in my life. Perhaps it was all the mimosa recipes I’ve been seeing on social media lately in preparation for Mother’s day. Or the fact that National Mimosa Day is right around the corner (yes, that’s a thing.. and it’s May 16th – google it). Or maybeeee it was the bottomless mimosas I had at brunch last weekend. We’ll never know.  All I know is that once Mimosa Poached Salmon set up camp at the front of my brain, it was there to stay.

I tried to shake it and continue working, but the image of salmon bathing in champagne and orange juice was just too much to handle. Soo, a few days later and here we are.

 

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Coffee Marinated Steak Salad with Coffee-Infused Balsamic Vinaigrette

Coffee Marinated Steak Salad with Coffee-Infused Balsamic Vinaigrette is a restaurant-quality salad that comes together in a flash. Serve it as an easy weeknight dinner or prep ahead of time to enjoy for lunch during the week! Low FODMAP & gluten-free.


 

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 Hi friends! Long time, no chat.

Before I dive into today’s post, let me just apologize for my unintentionally intentional month-long hiatus (double apologies for the fact that this hiatus just so happened to coincide with National Nutrition Month… #dietitianfail). Life came at me real hard and real fast this past month and rather than add yet another stressor to the pile, I decided to take a step back and put the ol’ blog (err young blog..?) on the back burner.

But let me tell you, it feels good to be back. I have so much to tell you! Starting with a long overdue update on my ongoing digestive issues and my recent transition to the low FODMAP diet. But let’s save all that serious mumbo-jumbo for another day, shall we?
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Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup (Lightened Up!)

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


 

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.

 

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

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A Toast to Toast

If you happen to follow me on Instagram (@bytesizednutrition), then it should come as no surprise that I like toast… a lot.

A Toast to Toast: A guide to taking your toast from bleak to chic

Yup, toast. As in golden brown, crunchy sliced bread. I know what you’re probably thinking (“And you call yourself a food blogger?!”), but let’s get something straight here. I’m not talking about plain ol’ toast that has been haphazardly schmeared with butter… although there is a time and place for for that (most notably, local diners circa 2am). Nope, I’m talking about toast piled so high with toppings that you need a fork to clean the mess you’ve made once you’ve demolished that sucker.

Oh, and if you happen to be one of those crazy people who believes that toast consumption should only be restricted to the morning hours, be prepared to question everything you’ve ever known about this so-called “breakfast” food. In fact, some of my best toast creations have come about as impromptu lunches, dinners, or snacks. SO. MANY. POSSIBILITIES.  (more…)