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 »

Citrus Fennel Salad with Champagne-Lemon Vinaigrette {Recipe}

This bright and flavorful Citrus Fennel Salad makes a regular appearance on our fall and winter menu plan. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or your next holiday party!  This Citrus Fennel Salad has been my go-to side salad for dinners for the past couple of winters and it’s about time I shared it with you! It’s made an appearance in numerous Menu Plan Mondays and has been adapted various times based on what else is in my fridge that I want to use up or am just in the mood to add. Overall, the base o… read more »

Late Summer Vegetable Soup {Recipe}

Use the last of summer’s bounty of zucchini, tomatoes, and corn  to make this hearty vegetable soup brimming with flavor and nutrition.  I was compensated for writing the original article, “Summer Squash,” and developing the recipe found in the September 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. “It ain’t over, till it’s over.” – Yogi Berra Although… read more »

3-Ingredient Minty Pea Dip {Recipe}

This bright and refreshing Minty Pea Dip is quick and easy to make, requires only three ingredients, and can be used in a variety of ways. I have a really quick and easy recipe for you today. This 3-Ingredient Minty Pea Dip probably falls within the top 5 easiest recipes you will ever make. I promise! So let’s get to it, shall we?! Ingredients & Preparation Some people are turned off by peas because it reminds them of their childhood and being forced to eat whatever was on their plate. For many ye… read more »

Spinach Salad with Jicama, Black Beans, and Lime Vinaigrette {Recipe}

Find out why jicama is so good for you and enjoy it in this quick, easy, and delicious spinach salad.  Have you heard of jicama? Pronounced HIK-uh-muh, this Mexican yam or turnip is a root vegetable with a brown, papery exterior and a white crisp interior. It may not look so interesting or appealing from the outside, but trust me when I tell you it is quite delicious on the inside. Jicama is a crunchy vegetable with a slightly sweet, nutty flavor. It’s sort of a cross between a potato and an apple or Asi… read more »