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Holiday Recipes

60+ Healthy & Delicious Passover Recipes

50+ healthy Passover recipes that will take your holiday menu  from traditional to gourmet! The eight day Jewish holiday of Passover is coming up, during which there are many foods we cannot eat, including anything made from or with wheat, barley, oats, rye, and spelt – collectively called hametz (or chametz). In my family’s tradition we are also not allowed to eat…

Chocolate Peanut Dessert Hummus

Chocolate Peanut Dessert Hummus is an easy and delicious way to satisfy your sweet cravings. Serve with fruit, graham crackers, and cinnamon chips for dessert or afternoon snack. This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. Whether or not you like traditional hummus made with garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas), dessert hummus is something you may want to…

Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Rich & creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles are a decadent gluten-free treat made healthier with Greek yogurt, maple syrup, natural peanut butter, & dark chocolate. Pin the Recipe *Originally published February 2015. Updated February 2020* Chocolate + Peanut Butter = ❤ Chocolate and peanut butter are a classic combo, but it wasn’t until I was an adult that I really…

Healthier and Delicious Super Bowl Recipes

Get in the game with healthier and delicious Super Bowl recipes and healthy eating tips!  “Defense! Defense!” That’s what you need to be cheering this weekend as you get ready to attend a Super Bowl party. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest food day for Americans (Thanksgiving is #1). Given that…

20+ Cocktails to Ring In the New Year

Ring in the new year with 20+ New Year’s Eve cocktail recipes perfect for the season! Pin the Cocktail Roundup It’s hard to believe we’re at the end of another year and ready to ring in a new one. Are you ready to celebrate?! Every year we host a New Year’s Eve party at our house and I’m always looking for something…

Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash Quinoa Salad

Maple-roasted delicata squash tops cider-infused quinoa and is garnished with thyme and pomegranate seeds in this easy, yet elegant side dish that’s perfect for the holidays or any day of the week. Pin the Recipe I don’t know about you, but I love all the seasonal ingredients this time of year. Cranberries, pears, pomegranates, citrus fruits, sweet potatoes and winter…

Thanksgiving Survival Guide – Tips & Recipes for a Healthier Holiday

Keep this Thanksgiving survival guide by your side with 10 tips to help you have a healthier Thanksgiving and start to the holiday season.  Pin this Post *Originally published November 2016. Updated November 2019* Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday – it’s a day to give thanks, spend time with friends and family, and of course eat! A traditional Thanksgiving meal made up…

Healthier Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Get the essence of fall when you bite into this healthier, dairy-free and nut-free spiced pumpkin bread, scented with cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Pin the Recipe In eighth grade my classmates and I were allowed to take a cooking elective. This was long before I was interested in becoming a dietitian. I certainly never thought I would be a…

40+ Healthy Memorial Day Recipes to Add to Your Menu

A roundup of healthy Memorial Day recipes, including burgers, desserts, drinks, and more, to make your celebrations a hit! Pin these Healthy Memorial Day Recipes For a while, I wasn’t sure if the sun was ever going to emerge again. Day after day of rain, wind, and all around gloomy weather left me wondering if summer was actually coming this…

Quick & Easy Parmesan Crisps

Impress your guests with these gourmet-looking Quick and Easy Parmesan crisps, perfect for your next cocktail party!  Pin this Recipe Some things seem more difficult than they are. Parmesan crisps are one of them. In the past, when I have seen these crisps out at restaurants I have thought, “these are so delicious and pretty, but they’re probably hard to make. And…

Holiday Appetizer Board with Red Onion Jam

Kick off your holiday gatherings on a delicious foot by serving a beautiful appetizer board including cheese, vegetables, whole grain crackers, and a reduced added sugar red onion jam. Pin this Recipe This post was sponsored by SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener as part of an ongoing partnership. I only work with brands and organizations that I believe in and as always…