Category: Vegetarian

Curried Tempeh Salad with Apples & Raisins

Slightly savory and slightly sweet, this Curried Tempeh Salad with Apples & Raisins will be a hit with vegetarians and omnivores alike. Serve on its own, with crackers, as a salad topper, or in a pita, for a healthy dose of probiotics to keep your gut and immune system functioning at its best!

 

Hi friends, long time no talk!

I apologize for the radio silence on my end recently, but sometimes.. life happens. And well, life has definitely been happening lately. To say that this past month has been a whirlwind would be an understatement. Anddd it doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon.. by the time this post goes live, I’ll be en route to Chicago for the annual Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE). I have been looking forward to this weekend ever since I last attended the conference 2 years ago (I had major FNCE fomo last year) and I can’t believe it’s finally (already!) here. I’m so excited to connect with fellow dietitians, catch up on the latest nutrition-related research, and feed my inner nutrition nerd – literally and figuratively. Fingers crossed that life slows down enough that I actually have time to sit down and share a recap of what I learn this weekend!

In the meantime, it’s back to regularly scheduled programming here on the blog.. and that means it’s time for another round of Recipe Redux. (more…)

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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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…)