Christmas

Keep Christmas Eggnog Safe and Healthy

Christmas is only a day away and that means it’s time for some eggnog! Before you go whisking the eggs and adding the heavy cream, get some tips to keep your eggnog healthier this holiday! This post was written by Nutritioulicious contributor Tiana Yom, MPH, CHES Holidays are all about great food and drinks with wonderful company. Eggnog is a scrumptious holiday drink, but consuming raw eggs can be risky and the calories can add up when eggnog is made with whole milk, heavy cream, and a decent amo… read more »

Creamy Parsnip Pear Soup with Cranberry Coulis {Recipe}

Parsnip pear soup is sweet and savory, creamy without the cream, and a nutritious and delicious addition to a fall or winter meal. Garnish with tart cranberry coulis for a pop of color and festivity. I love soup. I eat soup all year round, even on 90 degree days during the summer. And I’m not just talking about cold soups like gazpacho, though I’m a fan of that too. What I really love is a hot bowl of soup that warms me up from the inside out. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a hearty ve… read more »

Menu Plan Monday: Week of December 16, 2013

It’s the final countdown: 10 days until Christmas and 17 days until the start of 2014! Wow, this year flew by. Are you surviving the holiday parties and all the treats that abound this time of year? To help you get through it all in a nutritious and delicious way, check out my Holiday Party Dos and Dont’s and 5 Tips for Hosting a Cocktail Party Responsibly. Doing some last minute shopping? Don’t forget about some of these Healthy Holiday Gifts.  For more inspiration, take a look… read more »

Sweet and Spicy Orange-Scented Nuts {Recipe ReDux}

Sweet and Spicy Orange-Scented Nuts are a delicious homemade holiday gift, addition to a cocktail party spread, or anytime snack.  With the holiday season upon us, this month’s theme for The Recipe ReDux is Adding Merriment to Mixes, which challenged us to come up with DIY offerings from our kitchen. Whether for hostess gifts or holiday gifts, there are lots of homemade mixes – and adorable packaging – you can make. Some popular mixes I’ve seen over the years ar… read more »

Orange-Ginger Cranberry Sauce {Recipe}

Add some zest and spice to a Thanksgiving classic with this lower-sugar, vegan, and gluten-free Orange-Ginger Cranberry Sauce. Cranberry sauce is a staple on most Thanksgiving tables, and it certainly was in my house growing up – who else has memories of jellied canned cranberry sauce jiggling around on a plate in a perfectly uniform shape? As I got older, my mother started making her own cranberry sauce with canned mandarin oranges and I presume a lot of sugar (everything had a lot of sugar… read more »