Recipe Makeovers

Baked Panko Crusted Chicken with Honey Mustard Sauce {Recipe}

Satisfy your kids’ cravings for chicken fingers in a healthier way with this crispy whole grain baked panko crusted chicken.  Can I let you in on a little secret? My five year old girls have never had chicken fingers or chicken nuggets. While you’re picking up your jaw from the ground, let me explain. I was actually a very avid chicken nugget eater as a child, but not the kind from fast food places. Rather I’d eat the ones from a box you’d find in the freezer aisle. Defini… 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 »

Veggie Cauliflower Fried Rice with Crispy Tofu {Recipe ReDux}

This cauliflower fried rice is packed with vegetables and protein, and is much healthier than the classic Chinese take-out version. I am so excited to share this recipe with you today! It’s one that has been on my to-post list for quite a while (you may have seen it in one or more of my Menu Plan Monday menus!), but the first few times I made it I didn’t photograph it or even write down ingredient measurements, and then when I finally did and was ready to post I saw the theme of this monthR… read more »

Cinnamon Apple Noodle Kugel {Recipe ReDux}

Passed down for generations, this Cinnamon Apple Noodle Kugel is a sweet and comforting side dish the whole family loves.  It should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed me here at Nutritioulicious that I love to cook, but when asked about my first cooking memories for this month’s Recipe ReDux, I’m stumped. First Cooking Recollections Stir up some of your earliest culinary recollections. Did you stand at your grandmother’s elbow to learn to cook? Or did you learn by stumbread more »

Lightened-Up Esquites {Mexican Street Corn Salad}

Take traditional Esquites Mexican street corn salad for a healthier spin with this lightened up version made with low-fat Greek yogurt. The perfect party food paired with tortilla chips or side dish for your next Taco Tuesday! I was compensated for writing the original article, “Sweet Summer Corn,” and developing the recipe found in the August 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian. I was not compensated for sharing the column or magazine with readers on my blog. All opinions are my own. C… read more »