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New-trition Goals for the New Year: Goal #4

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Wow.  January is, like, over. Done. Bye Bye! One Bombcyclone, several below 10 degree days, a few podcast episodes in the can, and many nights of staying in to Netflix ‘N Chill with Mr E helped pass the cold days. For the final addition in my NEW-trition Goals for the New Year series, I wanted to address something that is definitely becoming as much of a food trend as it is a health and environmental matter. As I wrote about in my FNCE recap, plant-based protein is where it’s at this year. So, without further ado, I present to you NEW-trition Goal for the New Year #4: LEAN OUT THE MEAT

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Black Bean Burger | Nutrition Nuptials | Mandy Enright MS RDN RYT

Bitchin’ Black Bean Burger

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My Bitchin’ Black Bean Burger recipe was originally published January 12, 2015. Since that time this recipe has been featured in several media outlets, including Men’s Fitness. Given the popularity of this recipe (it’s one of the top visited pages on this site!) I decided to give the photos an update.

Some nights I feel like I’m on a Food Network challenge show: prepare a meal only using ingredients available in your fridge.  Today I had started a slow cooker project a little late in the day, and realized the dish wouldn’t be ready until 11pm.  So… it was on to Plan B.  I opened the fridge, hoping something would magically appear, when there they were, looking up at me.  Earlier in the week I had made dried black beans to have as a side dish, and was reminded that half a package makes a LOT of beans.  I had been wanting to explore a black bean burger recipe, so today was as good a day as ever. Continue reading “Bitchin’ Black Bean Burger”

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Humpanadas (Hummus Empanadas)

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I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Happy National Hummus Day! You’re just in time to celebrate.  If you’ve noticed your social media flooded with #NationalHummusDay tags, that’s because today, May 13, 2017, is the big day. And what better way to celebrate then with these Hummus Empanadas, which I am calling “Humpanadas”.

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Recipe: The PRO Bowl (Protein & Probiotics Lunch Bowl)

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Happy Spring!  This month’s challenge for The Recipe Redux is “Spring Clean Your Fridge” in honor of the first day of spring.  I have a tendency to buy a lot of items in the grocery store with good intentions of using for recipe development.  Therefore I was thrilled with the recent challenge of ONLY using items currently available in my fridge and pantry.  I decided to give my usual lunch a makeover with a lunch bowl.  The lunchtime PRO Bowl is born!

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Sunflower Tacos in Collard Leaves

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Let’s celebrate #TacoTuesday with a #MeatlessMonday theme on this #WellnessWednesday.  Today I’m unveiling my first official entry for The Recipe ReDux, a monthly recipe contest founded by fellow dietitians.  I’m stoked that the first contest is something already in steady dinnertime rotation: tacos!  Continue reading “Sunflower Tacos in Collard Leaves”

Broccoli Cheddar Potato Cups

Mini Broccoli Cheddar Potato Cups

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By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Potatoes USA and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Today we’re talking about one of the most misunderstood vegetables at the market.  The one everyone associates as a “bad” food.  The guy everyone shames in favor of their supposedly superior orange cousin.  That’s right – today I’m going to be setting the record straight on the POTATO.
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Avocado Hollandaise Sauce

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Mr E and I have a lot of meal-time traditions we’ve established for ourselves over the years: ice cream date on Sunday nights in the summer, wine & cheese Fridays, Slow Cooker Snow Days, and my favorite weekend tradition: BRUNCH! I’m obsessed with brunch, mostly because the menu options are always such a great variety. Sweet, savory, veggies, and fruit – there’s a little something for any mood I’m feeling.  And a mimosa or bloody to accompany the meal is always welcome. A brunch staple  is eggs benny, but I have one issue – I’m not a huge hollandaise sauce fan.  Continue reading “Avocado Hollandaise Sauce”

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Vegan Lasagne Roll-ups

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Have you heard? 2016 is the International Year of the Pulses. Pulses are better known as legumes, and include dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas, and lentils. These tiny powerhouses are loaded with protein, fiber, iron, and zinc. If you haven’t been incorporating more pulses into your plate, there is a new way to make it happen by giving an old favorite a makeover. Continue reading “Vegan Lasagne Roll-ups”

Freekeh Sunflower Burger

Freekeh Sunflower Burger

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If you haven’t had a chance to try out the Freekeh Risotto recipe that was posted last week, here’s another chance to get your Freekeh on.  This time you’ll find your Freekeh in burger form- a high protein way to enjoy your next Meatless Monday meal.  And this hearty Freekeh Sunflower burger will have no one asking, “Where’s the Beef?” Continue reading “Freekeh Sunflower Burger”

FNCE 2015: New Food Trends to Try Together

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This past weekend I was at our annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, lovingly referred to as FNCE (pronounce “fence-E”), hosted by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. First off, I’d like to say “HI!” to all the fellow dietitians I met over the past few days. We truly have some amazing minds and leaders in our field. If you haven’t heard the words “microbiome” or “FODMAP” yet, they’ll become household names and topping your Google searches soon. In addition to learning about new research and happenings in the field of nutrition, it also was a chance for food companies to debut new products & trends. Continue reading “FNCE 2015: New Food Trends to Try Together”