Recipes

Healthy Easter Brunch Menu Recipes 00

Healthy Easter Brunch Menu Recipes

Healthy Easter Brunch Menu Recipes

00

Spring is finally here and Easter is only a week away! What are you cooking up this Easter Sunday? Unfortunately I am not the one hosting Easter brunch this year, but if I was, here are a few things I would definitely have on the menu! These healthy Easter brunch menu recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free (just leave out the cheese!) and are sure to be crowd-pleasers!   Lemon Poppy Seed...

Healthy Mardi Gras Recipes 00

Healthy Mardi Gras Recipes

Healthy Mardi Gras Recipes

00

Looking to celebrate Mardi Gras without all of the extra calories? These tasty and nutritious recipes will leave you feeling satisfied without affecting your waistline. Trade in your beignets, paczkis and king cakes for one of these healthy Mardi Gras recipes!   Simple Roasted Garlic Cauliflower and Potatoes by Jeanette’s Healthy Living – Use green, gold and...

Coconut Nutella Mocha 00

Coconut Nutella Mocha

Coconut Nutella Mocha

00

What could be better than homemade Nutella mixed into a frothy coconut milk mocha? I’m pretty sure nothing. This rich and decadent warm beverage could easily be an after dinner dessert! Or just an afternoon treat to help keep warm during this frigid snowy Chicago winter. Along with the delicious flavor, this warm winter beverage also offers a little nutritional boost!...

Wild Blueberry Barbecue Ribs 00

Wild Blueberry Barbecue Ribs

Wild Blueberry Barbecue Ribs

00

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. Most conventional BBQ sauces are full of added sugar and salt. But, by using sweet wild blueberries as one of the key ingredients, I was able to pack this tasty sauce with a...

Rye Poppy Seed Dinner Rolls 00

Rye Poppy Seed Dinner Rolls

Rye Poppy Seed Dinner Rolls

00

These tasty, dense rolls are packed with fiber and 7g of protein per roll! Whether you need a nutrient dense bread for a small lunch sandwich or the perfect accompaniment to a warm winter soup, these rye poppy seed buns are just for you!   Rye Poppy Seed Dinner Rolls Makes 10 buns Adapted from The Nordic Diet Ingredients: 1 1/2 Tbsp dry active yeast 3/4 cup plain nonfat...

How to Make Kombucha 00

How to Make Kombucha

How to Make Kombucha

00

Kombucha tea is gaining popularity as the beverage of choice for may health conscious people in today’ world. It’s no longer just for the hippies and can now be purchased in a variety of flavors at just about any supermarket. But at nearly $4/bottle, have you ever thought of brewing your own kombucha at home for a fraction of the cost? It’s a lot easier than you might think. All it takes is...

Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2013 00

Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2013

Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2013

00

Check out the Best Healthy Cookbooks of 2013! Are you finished with all of your holiday shopping yet? Me either. Get the foodie in your life one of these fabulous healthy cookbooks and check them off the list! While there are plenty of delicious healthy cookbooks published every year, these are my personal favorites (in no particular order) from 2013! You’ll be sure to find each one of these...

Health Benefits of Avocados 00

Health Benefits of Avocados

Health Benefits of Avocados

00

I. love. avocados. No, I mean…LOVE.  It’s a problem…or healthy addiction if you will. As a dietitian, I’m always looking for new and creative ways to add them to everything. There are so many amazing health benefits of avocados that it would be a shame not to! Avocados are a great source of healthy unsaturated fats, are naturally cholesterol and sodium free, and contain only 50 calories...

Classic French Onion Soup 00

Classic French Onion Soup

Classic French Onion Soup

00

The weather in Chicago today has been completely unpredictable. With the Bears game delayed, the rain coming down, and a tornado warning in effect, I decided to keep cozy with some soup! Classic French Onion Soup is one of my favorite winter comfort foods. Yes, even dietitians enjoy comfort food once in a while in…in moderation of course. In my defense, it has been over 2...

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts 00

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts

00

Yesterday was the November Chicago Food Swap at The Chopping Block! I wanted to bring something unique, healthy, festive and trendy to the swap and thus, these Paleo Pumpkin Spice Donuts were born! But before we get to the recipe, let’s take a look at all the action during the swap! The Chopping Block was the PERFECT location for the swap – plenty of room, lots of counter...

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites 00

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

00

With the holidays soon approaching, it’s more important than ever to stay healthy and energized. These nutritious pumpkin pie energy bites provide a quick and easy boost of energy to keep you going! I absolutely love these tasty little treats – they taste just like pumpkin pie, but have a nice added crunch with the coconut and pumpkin seed coating. Not to mention they are the perfect...

Spicy Corn Salad with Walnuts and Feta 00

Spicy Corn Salad with Walnuts and Feta

Spicy Corn Salad with Walnuts and Feta

00

Over the Fourth of July weekend, we went over to a friends house and someone had brought this delicious corn salad with feta. It was so tasty I had to recreate it at home with my own spicy twist! Many recipes for corn salad call for jalapeno, but after visiting the farmers market last weekend and getting my hands on a bunch of Melrose peppers, I couldn’t help but put a Chicago twist on the...