Homemade Apple Chutney {Recipe}

Add a layer of flavor to your chicken, fish, and meat with sweet and spicy homemade apple chutney. When I was little, ketchup was my condiment of choice. I used it on everything from French fries and chicken nuggets to scrambled eggs. These days, I don’t even keep ketchup in the house and the only time my girls have it is when we’re out at restaurants. I’m not so much opposed to the popular condiment as much as I feel like there are more interesting dips and spreads to accompany food that… read more »

Quick and Easy Creamy Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Pasta {Recipe ReDux}

Get a nutrient-rich, flavor-packed dinner on the table in less than an hour with this Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Pasta. Your family will thank you (and ask for more)! One of my goals with my weekly menu plans is to inspire people to make home cooked meals on a regular basis, give them ideas of what to make, and empower them to actually do it by showing them it’s not so difficult. It always helps when the meals I can put on the menus are quick (take less than an hour, preferably 30-45 mi… read more »

Cooking with the Kids: Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce {Recipe}

Homemade cinnamon applesauce is quick and easy to make, has just three ingredients, and no added sugar. A nutritious and delicious side dish or snack. Guess what?! I have another apple recipe for you today* and this time it’s one I know your kids will love. In fact, my kids made this recipe with me, which was more than half the fun. *Did you see these other apples we made post apple picking? Check out my Spiced Quinoa with Roasted Apples and Root Vegetables and Apple Peanut Butter Pancakes… read more »

Your Guide to a Sweet and Healthy Halloween + Ravioli with Pumpkin Spice Yogurt Sauce {Recipe}

Have a sweet, spooky, and healthy Halloween with these five tips. Plus a nutritious and delicious pre-trick or treat dinner the whole family will love! This post is sponsored by Chobani as part of an ongoing partnership. I was compensated for my time, but as always all opinions are my own. The biggest day for candy consumption is just two days away! That’s right – Halloween is this Saturday and this year since it falls on the weekend, I have a feeling everyone is going to be eating more candy than us… read more »

Watermelon Salsa {Recipe}

Hydrating and refreshing watermelon is a summertime favorite, especially for kids. Take it to a gourmet level with this zesty watermelon salsa. I was compensated for writing the original article and developing the recipe found in the August 2015 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. Raise your hand if you love watermelon! [Hand raised] I DO!!! Ever since I was a kid, watermelon has been one of my favor… read more »