Don’t let your Thanksgiving leftovers go to waste! Check out these 30+ easy and delicious was to incorporate your Thanksgiving leftovers into your post-holiday breakfasts, lunches & dinners.
Thanksgiving is only 2 days away (yay!), so chances are you probably already have your pretty much menu set in stone. But, have you given any thought to how you’re going to use those leftovers in the days that follow?
It’s estimated that Americans throw away an average of $277 million worth of food EVERY THANKSGIVING! I don’t know about you, but that is one statistic that I do not want to be a part of.
So, today I’m sharing some of my favorite ways to incorporate Thanksgiving leftovers into any (or all!) of your post-Thanksgiving meals. And, to top it all off, I’ve also thrown in a few delicious recipes from fellow RD bloggers to get you started.
Of course, this is by no means meant to be a comprehensive or exclusive list. Rather, this is just meant to help you to start thinking outside of the box when it comes to using up Thanksgiving leftovers. Don’t be afraid to get creative in the kitchen and try new things – that’s half the fun!
I hope you leave feeling inspired (and hungry)! (more…)
Ever feel like you’re on a wild goose chase to find the perfect potluck dish? Save yourself hours of endless Pinterest scrolling and choose from one of these 30 food blogger favorites! After all, who knows food better than food bloggers?!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
Yes, it’s almost summer… but more importantly it’s almost POTLUCK SEASON.
Okay, fine, so potlucks don’t technically have a “season”.. but if they did, it would be summer. From pool parties and backyard BBQ’s to tailgates and bonfires, there’s certainly no shortage of food-centric get-togethers this time of year. And with so many gatherings, you’re bound find yourself being asked to contribute a dish to pass at one point or another. But with millions of recipes floating around out there… how do you possibly choose?! (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…)
Happy November!! Today I’m bringing you these Greek Yogurt Apple Crisp Cheesecake Bars as part of a BGB Virtual Friendsgiving Celebration. Bloggers Gonna Blog (BGB) is a community made up of healthy lifestyle and food bloggers from all across the globe. I’ve “met” some incredibly talented, passionate and inspirational bloggers through this community and today many of us are coming together to celebrate the beginning of November and the start of the holiday season. And the best part? You’re invited! So pull up a seat at the table because this is one Friendsgiving feast you’re not going to want to miss! **Be sure to check out all of the links to other bloggers’ mouth-watering dishes at the bottom of this post.**
*This post was originally published on November 1, 2016. Photos were updated November 6, 2017.
If you know me at all, then you know that I have a major sweet tooth. I’m the girl that will leave part of her dinner untouched, and yet jump at the first mention of dessert. I like to think that I have a second stomach and it’s reserved exclusively for dessert.
That being said, It should come as no surprise that I was a fan of baking long before I was a fan of cooking. In fact, it wasn’t until a few years ago that I finally began to experiment with dishes that DIDN’T revolve around sugar. These days, I tend to spend more time cooking than baking (probably a good thing considering cupcakes are probably not the most nutritious dinner option), but you’d better believe I still take advantage of any opportunity to bake up some sweet treats.
I’m a big fan of breakfast. As a matter of fact, I’d even go so far as to say that it ranks among my top 6 (yes, 6) favorite daily meals. But, if there’s one thing that I love almost as much as breakfast (well, you know, aside from lunch, dinner, and snacks…), it’s sleep. Which is why, as a teenager, I’d often find myself lying in bed 20 minutes after I was supposed to have gotten up… still debating whether or not that bowl of cereal waiting on the table for me was worth getting out of bed for.
This daily struggle continued well into my sophomore year of high school, when I discovered the beauty that is the grab-and-go breakfast. Finally, a solution to silencing my rumbling tummy without sacrificing sleep! Sounds great, right? Well, the only problem was… I discovered this solution at the bottom of a Tim Hortons to-go bag.
With age (and approximately 720,835 hours worth of nutrition courses), comes the wisdom that starting each day with a Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit Sandwich and a medium Vanilla Iced Capp probably isn’t the best choice for my health – or my wallet. But if you think that means that I’ve succumbed to compromising my precious beauty sleep, think again. As an adult, I’ve found that my body craves adequate sleep now more than ever. Luckily, I’ve found a more balanced way to approach my morning meal. By simply preparing my breakfast the night before, I can rest assured that I am out the door on time, healthy breakfast in tow. (more…)