Dec 152014

So you’ve been invited to a thousand holiday parties and you’ve resigned yourself to looking a little more “jolly” this holiday season. Sadly, that ugly christmas sweater doesn’t hide quite as much as you would like. Luckily, holiday parties don’t have to mean the end of your diet. A few tips:
1. Focus on dishes with fruits, veggies, and whole grains as the main ingredients.
2. Make one plate to enjoy rather than grazing the whole party.
3. Scope out the spread before digging in, so you can be selective. Indulge on the things you really love, but skip the ones your’e not dying for.

Here are a few of my favorite festive recipes for your holiday parties this year. Here’s to not having to make a new years resolution this year :)

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Dec 082014
broccoli, cheddar, & quinoa stuffed potato

As the weather’s been getting colder, I’ve started to crave warm, comforting foods to initiate my impending winter hibernation. I don’t know what got into me, but somehow I came home from grocery store with a bag of russet potatoes. I can’t remember the last time I bought a standard, non-sweet potato. I have to [read more...]

Nov 202014
Thanksgiving Meatballs (aka Pilgrim Balls)

OK, it’s definitely a working title, but these meatballs are perfect little Thanksgiving bundles of joy. Have you ever thought on Thanksgiving, hey, what would happen if I took this mundane dinner roll and put a little bit of everything on my plate on it? And then you did it and realized your life had [read more...]

Nov 202014

Here are a few of my favorite unique and healthy twists on Thanksgiving favorites! Check out Give Thanks! by Marissa Lubin at *This is a sponsored opportunity with

Nov 112014
Thai Red Curry Butternut Squash Soup

There is one great thing about the recent drop in temperatures…soup season is back! I typically stick to chunky vegetable soups and chilis, but I decided to see why people love creamy blended soups like butternut squash so much. I get it now. I think butternut squash soups can be too sweet sometimes, but not [read more...]

Oct 262014
Apple & Brussel Sprout Pizza

My definition of “pizza night” has evolved quite a bit over the years. As a kid, it usually meant a joyous visit from the domino’s delivery guy. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I discovered the magic of making your own pizza. I started off simple, with margarita pizza, maybe a few mushrooms [read more...]

Oct 142014
Maple Pumpkin "Pie" Parfaits

Some people may be getting a little tired of the pumpkin spice EVERYTHING that is popping up everywhere, but let me tell you, I am NOT one of them. It’s finally fall–arguably the best season of all–so bring on the scarves, booties, brussel sprouts, apples and pumpkins. In the fall nothing is safe from being [read more...]