Today the blog is taking a bit of a turn away from fitness nutrition and seasonal recipes to highlight an important topic that impacts many couples around the world, but doesn’t get enough press. Even if I were not pregnant or trying to become pregnant, I’m excited to share a passion project and recipe from two registered dietitians and friends, Liz Shaw and Sara Haas(Sara is also a chef!).
With Thanksgiving coming up next week, it’s definitely time to start sharing recipes for the holidays! I’ve been whipping these up and impressing family members on Thanksgiving for at least five years, so it is about time you get to enjoy them, too. Since these aren’t the prettiest of all my recipes, I showed a picture and polled my Instagram followers to see if they were still worth posting on the blog. I had an overwhelming 96% say YES, so lucky you, you get to eat these delicious things, too.
Nothing makes me crave warm and spicy food like the chill of fall. This past week has finally brought that weather, so I’m reaching for soups and stews regularly. While my Three Bean Chili is an easy go-to recipe for this weather, especially since I can make it in a big batch and freeze for later, sometimes I want that same flavor and heartiness with a creamy texture.
Most of my recipe roundups are created as a result of a client need. It is amazing how many people I meet with who say they just hate bottled dressings! While salads can be topped with flavored vinegar, hummus, or even chili or taco filling (those are my favorites), sometimes a good dressing hits the spot. For all of you who are like my clients, or just want something different, give these dressing recipes a try. They’re all created by registered dietitians!
There’s options for everyone here, too, including vinaigrette’s as well as creamy dressings in both the dairy containing and dairy-free categories. Enjoy!
Sheet pan recipes are taking over the blog world and for good reason! They not only make weeknight dinners much easier in terms of the cooking process, but also in terms of clean-up. All you need to clean is the cutting board, knife, a bowl and the baking sheet. No pots or pans or multiple cookware items.
While it may still be August and in my mind summer just began, all over the country kids are already heading back to school! While a balanced breakfast is important for all children and adults, it’s even more essential that student-athletes are fitting in this important meal before they head to use their brains for most of the day. Continue reading →
The past couple of years we have opted not to partake in a CSA share since we spend so many summer weekends traveling and visiting family. Whenever we are home though, we head to the Wrightstown Farmer’s Market since we absolutely love the super seasonal produce that might only be available for a week or two each year! It’s also great to support local farms and have food immediately after harvest.
My travel unfortunately made me miss the fiddle-head ferns and garlic scapes this year, but green garlic was a great consolation. Continue reading →