These simple Chai Tea Muddy Buddies snacks make the perfect treats to give as gifts or leave for Santa’s reindeer on Christmas Eve.
Thanksgiving week is here, and the countdown in on to prep for the biggest eating holiday of the year. This meal has a lot of moving parts, so complicated dishes aren’t always the best to prepare if you have a lot going on between cooking and hosting. To help simplify your Thanksgiving, I’ve assembled this round-up of 5 Ingredient or Less Thanksgiving Side Dishes.
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I seriously have no idea how it’s already Thanksgiving. I feel like I just taught my last SUP Yoga class of the season yesterday, and in just a few days we’ll be saying grace, giving thanks, and gobbling up turkey. Speaking of which, that turkey can totally monopolize your oven on Thanksgiving Day when you’re trying to get so many other parts of the meal done too. That’s why I reached out to my dietitian friends to get their best no oven Thanksgiving recipes.
This Easy 5 Ingredient Apple Crisp is a perfect alternative to all the pies that may be coming to your Thanksgiving dinner and holiday celebrations. If you’re an apple-picking fan, it’s a great way to use those apples.
Thanksgiving is coming next week – eek! Let the menu writing and food prepping begin! If you’re trying to bring more plants to your Thanksgiving table, then you’ll definitely want to add this Butternut Squash and Cauliflower Mash to your Thanksgiving table. Not only will it add a serious pop of color, but you’ll get some added nutrition benefits as well. The orange color also helped Taco overcome his traumatic Mashed Cauliflower Incident.
As a kid, I LOVED dyeing Easter eggs. I couldn’t wait to start dipping eggs into the fizzy colored vinegar water with that wire holder that never actually was strong enough to hold up a hardboiled egg. Playing around with dozens of eggs in various color combos was my specialty. Which is why I was always sad when my mom would give away those eggs I worked so hard on to our nearby relatives. And then one day I become an adult and understood why. Because no single household has a need for six dozen colored hardboiled eggs. If you have some overzealous egg dyers in your house (and if it’s YOU and your significant other that’s awesome too!) and have tons of leftover Easter eggs, check out this recipe round-up for some creative uses for those eggs.
Happy Valentine’s Day! How will you be celebrating the Day of Love? With your Significant Other? Close friends? Or maybe even yourself for some serious self-care. Mr E and I rarely ever go out on Valentine’s Day. Mostly because neither of us particularly care about the Greeting Card Holiday. And because we don’t want to deal with crowds, price fix menus, and remembering to make a reservation. Want to hear more about it? Check out our teaser Podcast episode all about Valentine’s Day!
If you’re blessed to live somewhere that is warm and sunny year-round, I envy you. For the rest of us who deal with bitterly cold weather and snow this time of year, the only things keeping me and Mr E sane are Netflix, playoff football, and belly-warming foods. And this time of year, there’s nothing we look forward to more on a cold weather day than one of the best food combos created: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup.
New Years Eve is almost here! As we prepare to say goodbye to the current year, don’t forget to ring in the new year with some of these lucky foods that are traditionally enjoyed among many cultures to promote prosperity, health, luck and love in the upcoming year. And a few that are recommended to avoid. No matter what you and your significant other have planned for the new year, aim to include one or more of these foods in your New Year’s Eve celebration. Continue reading “Lucky Foods for a Lucky Year (PLUS 3 to Skip!)”
You know you heard it a million times as a kid. And if you’re Taco, my nutrition clients, or have been to one of my presentations, then you’ve heard me repeatedly tell you: DO NOT SKIP BREAKFAST! Skipping breakfast has been linked to higher rates of obesity due to slower metabolism and tendency to overeat at other meals. When we don’t eat breakfast, we’re denying our body energy to get moving in the morning, which can lead to foggy brains, droopy eyes, and hangry significant others. Not the stuff dream days are made of. That’s why I’m sharing a great breakfast solution to try with your sweetie.