We all know it can be hard to eat healthy NORMALLY! But it’s even MORE SO around the holidays when there are so many tempting treats, and so many events and parties where food is the centerpiece! So instead of resenting that aspect of the holidays season when you have fitness goals you’re working towards,… Continue reading Healthy New Year Treats
Even if you don’t make your Thanksgiving dinner completely clean, swapping out a dish or two can make all the difference when it comes to achieving your health and nutrition goals.
Katie to the rescue! She’s sharing some of her favorite recipe swaps for making Thanksgiving dinner both delicious AND nutritious!
(makes 16 bites total, 2 bites per serving) Ingredients: 1 cup pitted dates Warm water ½ cup raw pecan halves (or pecan pieces) ⅓ cup canned pumpkin puree ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes, reserve small amount for garnish 1 tsp. pure hazelnut extract (or pure maple extract) 1 tsp. pure maple syrup 2 tsp. pumpkin… Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites
(Serves 4) Ingredients: 4 cups peeled, sliced apples 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup, divided use 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided use ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats (use gluten-free oats if desired) ¼ cup finely chopped raw walnuts Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375° F. 2. Combine apples, 2 Tbsp. maple syrup, and ½ tsp. cinnamon… Continue reading Apple Crisp
(makes 16 servings, 1/4 cup each) Ingredients: ½ cup 100% orange juice ½ cup unsweetened apple juice 1 tsp. finely chopped orange peel ½ tsp. ground cinnamon ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg ¼ tsp. ground ginger 1 (12 oz) bag fresh cranberries, rinsed 1 cup chopped raw pecans ½ cup raisins ⅔ cup canned crushed pineapples,… Continue reading Cranberry Sauce
(serves 6) Ingredients: 3 lbs. thin green beans, ends trimmed 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 Tbsp. olive oil Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375° F. 2. Combine green beans, garlic, and oil in a large bowl; toss gently to coat. 3. Place green beans on a baking sheet. Bake, shaking pan occasionally, for 20… Continue reading Roasted Green Beans with Garlic
(serves 10) Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 4 medium shallots, chopped 2 medium celery stalks, chopped 2 medium red (or green, orange, or yellow) bell peppers, chopped 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 medium zucchini, sliced 1 medium yellow squash, sliced 1 cup sliced mushrooms ½ cup chopped fresh parsley ½… Continue reading Zucchini Stuffing with Mushrooms & Garlic
(makes 13 servings, 3 tbsp each) Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil ½ medium onion, finely chopped ¼ cup mushrooms, finely chopped 3 gloves minced garlic ¼ cup cornstarch 3 cups low sodium veggie broth 1.5 tsp low sodium soy sauce Black pepper, to taste Directions: 1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. 2.… Continue reading Mushroom and Garlic Gravy
Cupcakes make you skinny … and weight lifting bulks you up!
Oh wait, I got that backwards 😉 But honestly, that’s what I used to think! Ok, not the cupcake part … but the weight lifting? Yeah!
Here are 5 reasons you should be lifting weights!
These Pork Tacos with Spicy Sriracha Peanut Sauce are UH-mazing! I’d honestly eat them every single day, and it still boggles my mind that these are healthy with how freakin delicious they are!