Dips, Sauces, & Salsas

Mediterranean Hummus Flatbread {Recipe ReDux}

Bring the flavors of the Mediterranean to the next tailgate party with this Mediterranean Hummus Flatbread brimming with flavor and nutrition.  By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra Dipping Co. LLC, and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I received coupons for free product used in testing this recipe. I was not…

Watermelon Salsa

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…

Soy-Marinated Steak Tacos with Nectarine Corn Salsa {Recipe}

Enjoy the nutrition and health benefits of lean beef with these juicy soy-marinated steak tacos topped with a colorful and nutritious nectarine corn salsa brimming with the flavors of summer. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by The Beef Checkoff and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for…

Vegetarian Lentil Bolognese Over Polenta Cakes

Umami-rich, vegetarian lentil bolognese served over polenta cakes or your favorite pasta is a filling and flavorful dinner. Pin this Recipe One of my favorite pasta dishes is among the simplest – pasta bolognese. This is a dish that you really don’t need to go to a restaurant to enjoy since it’s so easy to make at home. Traditionally I…

Easy Homemade Tomato Sauce with Mushrooms

This easy homemade tomato sauce with mushrooms is full of rich umami flavor and lower in sodium than store-bought varieties. Try it for your next pasta night!  The months are just flying by. Can you believe it’s the end of May and we’re celebrating Memorial Day this coming Monday? (In case you missed my previous mentions of the holiday, be…

Asparagus Mint Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Get in the spirit of spring and wake up your taste buds with this Asparagus Mint Salad! Pin the Recipe I was compensated for writing the original article and developing the recipe found in the May 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…

Boosting Plant-Based Foods + Beet Hummus Recipe

Plant-based foods are good for the whole body! Get some from homemade almond butter and roasted beet hummus, both chock full of nutrients and easy to make! Today I have a guest post from my colleague and friend, Melissa Halas-Liang, MA, RDN, CDE. I was first acquainted with Melissa when I wrote and edited articles for her site SuperKids Nutrition. She…

Peanut Butter Lovers Month Recipe Roundup

Peanut butter is more than a sandwich spread. We’ve rounded up some of the most nutritious and delicious peanut butter recipes around the web. Show your peanut butter love this November! Now that you know November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month, we figured you’d want to get in the kitchen and put your jar(s) of peanut butter to good use….

Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprout Pasta with Lemon-Sage Ricotta {Recipe}

October is…. National Pasta Month! Roasted butternut squash and brussels sprouts tossed with creamy lemon-sage ricotta and a hint of maple syrup make this pasta dish nutritious and delicious, perfect for a cool fall night. {Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and am eligible to win prizes associated with…

Roasted Red Bell Peppers and Artichoke “Tapenade” {Recipe}

This post was written by Tiana Yom In addition to it being American Heart month, this Sunday is the Super Bowl. If you’re like most people, Super Bowl Sunday isn’t the most balanced day of eating, nor is it very heart-healthy. But this year you can make it different by cooking up some heart-healthy recipes that are as delicious as…

All About Probiotics and Kefir Super Bowl Guacamole {Recipe}

This post was written by Tara Milhem Wondering about probiotics? With probiotics all the rage right now, you may be wondering what they are and where you can find them. Probiotics are live bacteria that help protect against disease and digestive issues in the intestines. You may think that bacteria is a bad thing, but there are actually helpful and…