Is anyone else out there feeling desperate for simple, healthful food after that holiday? Yeah, me too. As much as I love stuffing, casseroles and pie, they do take a toll on your energy level, complexion and waistline. Personally what I’ve been craving is fresh fruit, lots of water and NO bread! So I threw… Continue reading Orange Berry Smoothie
Hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving & Black Friday and that you’re getting geared up for Cyber Monday (I know I am!) I meant to post this last year, but then forgot to do it and eventually it was too late. As I’ve mentioned before, I love making homemade cranberry sauce, and I always… Continue reading Three Ideas for Leftover Cranberry Sauce
If I had to pick one signature dish that I make every year and that I know my family loves, it would be my cranberry sauce from scratch. I created this version with inspiration from a Rachael Ray Magazine recipe that I found right after college, and it’s such a hit that I haven’t looked… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
Remember two weeks ago, when everyone stayed up past midnight to watch the election results right on the heels of Hurricane Sandy and just before a big Nor’Easter? Yeah, that’s when I made this. This cheesy lazy thing. I’m pretty glad it’s in my repertoire with the holiday craziness rolling in. Sweet n’ Spicy Macaroni… Continue reading Sweet n’ Spicy Macaroni & Chili
This is my lightened-up version of a comfort food favorite. Chock full of seasonal vegetables, this dish features reduced-fat cheese as well as vegetarian crumbles instead of ground beef or sausage. And by using gluten-free rice pasta, you reduce that “bloated” feeling you get after eating a heavy pasta meal. I served it with a… Continue reading Healthy Baked Spaghetti
These are very pumpkin-y and taste like Fall (in Mexico)? Super easy and nutritious with a few key ingredient swaps, these make a good weeknight meal when served with veggies (I chose corn) or a salad. Pumpkin Spice Enchiladas Ingredients 4 oz. light cream cheese (about half a small container) 1 1/2 cups pureed pumpkin… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Enchiladas
If you know me, you know I always throw greens into EVERY smoothie I make, because…well, why not? It tastes great and it adds critical nutrients. This one is simple but delicious and makes a great breakfast drink. Strawbanana Spinach Smoothie Ingredients 1 bag of frozen strawberries 1 small coconut water 1 banana, frozen (fresh… Continue reading Strawbanana Spinach Smoothie