Thanksgiving

Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Cider Dijon Vinaigrette {Recipe ReDux}

Add a burst of color and flavor to the holiday table with this nutritious and delicious Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberry Quinoa Salad. You may recall last week when I shared my Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Glaze that I mentioned I had another holiday recipe on the way. Well here it is! This Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberry Quinoa Salad is the last holiday recipe I will be sharing this season and it’s a good one! Just look at how pretty and festive it is with the bright… read more »

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Glaze {Recipe}

Roasted Brussels sprouts are tossed with a sweet pomegranate maple glaze and topped with pomegranate seeds in this simple and delicious side dish perfect for the holiday season and beyond. This recipe originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian Magazine. I was compensated for writing the original article, “Brussels Sprouts: Little Cabbages with Big Flavor and Nutrition,” and developing the recipe, but I was not compensated for sharing the column or magazine witread more »

Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash Quinoa Salad {Recipe}

Maple-roasted delicata squash tops cider-infused quinoa and is garnished with thyme and pomegranate seeds in this easy, yet elegant side dish that’s perfect for the holidays or any day of the week. I don’t know about you, but I love all the seasonal ingredients this time of year. Cranberries, pears, pomegranates, citrus fruits, sweet potatoes and winter squash…even apples, which are a staple all year round, are extra delicious in the fall and winter months. I just can’… read more »

How to Have a Healthier Thanksgiving – Your Survival Guide

This Thanksgiving keep this survival guide by your side with 10 tips to help you have a healthier Thanksgiving and start to the holiday season.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday – it’s a day to give thanks, spend time with friends and family, and of course eat! A traditional Thanksgiving meal made up of butter-basted turkey, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, and pecan pie may sound delicious, but the calories sure will add up! And it doesn’t end there. Thanksgi… read more »

Lightened-Up Sweet Potato Carrot Casserole with Maple Pecans {Recipe}

Lighten up a Thanksgiving classic with this naturally sweet and creamy Sweet Potato Carrot Casserole that’s full of flavor and nutrition. Topped with sweet and crunchy maple pecans, I promise you won’t miss the marshmallows! This recipe originally appeared in the November 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian Magazine. I was compensated for writing the original article, “Sweet Potatoes + Carrots,” and developing the recipe, but I was not compensated for sharing the column read more »