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Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites

Roasted Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Soup

Smooth and creamy roasted butternut squash sweet potato soup is the perfect way to start your Thanksgiving meal!   With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it was time to update the photos and recipe for my favorite fall and winter soup. This roasted butternut squash sweet potato soup came about six years ago when I received winter squash and sweet potatoes in…

Lemon Hummus Endive Boats with Pomegranate Seeds

Pin the Recipe Wow your guests with zesty, creamy lemon hummus endive boats topped with sweet and juicy pomegranate seeds. A pretty, flavorful, nutritious and delicious appetizer perfect for a crowd.  This recipe was originally posted as part of a sponsored a recipe contest with Sabra Dipping Co. LLC and The Recipe ReDux. I received coupons for free product used in testing…

Roasted Delicata Squash Apple Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Enjoy the flavors of fall with this pretty and delicious Roasted Delicata Squash Apple Salad. A perfect side dish or starter salad, especially for the holidays.   Pin this Recipe It’s not news that gut health is a hot topic in the nutrition world and beyond these days, but what you may not know is that your immune system relies…

Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho with Scallion-Cilantro Relish

Enjoy the best flavors of summer by the spoonful with this Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, a sweet and savory twist on the classic summer soup. Soup All Year Round One of my daughters is a self-declared “soup girl” and I’m with her 100 percent. I could eat soup all year round, even on the hottest days of summer, but most people…

What Kind of Snacker Are You?

Find out what kind of snacker you are and get simple solutions to manage your cravings. This post was sponsored by Meta as part of an ongoing partnership. I was compensated for my time, but as always all opinions are my own.  Do you snack during the day? If so, you’re in good company. A 2015 report from Mintel found that 94%…

Late Summer Vegetable Soup

Use the last of summer’s bounty of zucchini, tomatoes, and corn  to make this hearty vegetable soup brimming with flavor and nutrition.  Pin the Recipe 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…

Farinata with Tomato, Mozzarella, and Pesto Drizzle

Be transported to Italy with this easy, gluten-free, and vegetarian Farinata with Tomato, Mozzarella, and Pesto. Pin the Recipe It’s Recipe ReDux time and I’m loving this month’s theme! A Vacation-Inspired Recipe Start unpacking your favorite vacation memories. Think about a trip you took state-side or internationally and create a healthy recipe from an unforgettable meal you enjoyed. Or, create a recipe from…

All About Tomatoes + Caprese Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes

Learn about the varieties, health benefits, & culinary uses of fresh summer tomatoes. Then enjoy delicious & healthy Caprese Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes! Pin the Recipe Summer is the ultimate season for fresh, juicy tomatoes! I personally love summer tomatoes, especially ones that are home grown in my parents’ garden or purchased from the farmers market. Not only are tomatoes delicious…

Watermelon & Lemon Mint Ricotta Stacks

Creamy and zesty lemon mint ricotta is sandwiched between stacks of watermelon flowers for a festive, nutritious and delicious summer appetizer or hors d’oeuvres. Pin this Recipe It’s time for July’s Recipe ReDux! This month’s theme was a fun one and made me get more artistic in the kitchen than I’m used to. The challenge: Get Your Fruits and Veggies…

Spinach Salad with Jicama, Black Beans, and Lime Vinaigrette

Find out why jicama is so good for you and enjoy it in this quick, easy, and delicious spinach salad.  Pin this Recipe When you serve tacos on Tuesday nights, do you have a go-to veggie to serve on the side? If not, then this Spinach Salad with Jicama recipe is for you! What is Jicama? Have you heard of…

Grilled Stone Fruit with Honey Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Sweet and juicy stone fruits get caramelized on the grill, making for a naturally delicious, low-calorie, and gluten-free end to your summer BBQ. Serve with a creamy sweet and tangy Greek yogurt sauce. Pin this Recipe I was compensated for writing the original article, “Summer Stone Fruit,” and developing the recipe found in the June 2016 issue of Today’s Dietitian. I was…