Category: Vegetarian

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…)

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…)

Turmeric Vegetable Quinoa Soup (GF, V)

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…)

Dinner Roll Baked French Toast Cups

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.

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Cranberry Orange Chia Jam

Cranberry Orange Chia Jam comes together in minutes and is a healthy, wholesome and low-sugar alternative to store-bought jams and jellies! | www.bytesizednutrition.com

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…)