Chocolate Peppermint Recipes

Chocolate Peppermint Week is closing out with more recipes than you ever expected! Bonus, they’re all from registered dietitians. I don’t say that because you need to make all of your holiday treats “more healthy”, but because dietitians have the best taste in food!

Best Chocolate Peppermint Recipes

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Chocolate Peppermint Baked Oatmeal

Earlier this fall I polled my Instagram audience on their favorite holiday foods and flavors. I had an overwhelming number of written responses indicate the chocolate-peppermint flavor ¬†combo was their favorite and decided that’s what I’d focus on this holiday season. Today’s post is the first of a week of chocolate peppermint – yes, a full week! You’ll be getting simple indulgent recipes to share with family and friends this holiday season – or keep all for yourself, that’s up to you.

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Lentil Walnut Stuffing

Ah, stuffing. The main reason I look forward to Thanksgiving food. It was my favorite as a child and while other sides are close contenders, still is now! I love the texture and flavor of a classic stuffing both on Thanksgiving Day, and afterward mixed with protein and veggies for new meal creations.

lentil walnut stuffing

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Garlicky Sauteed Baby Kale

A good sauteed spinach is a delicious side dish that often is only enjoyed at steak houses – I rarely find people make it at home with fresh greens, plenty of cooking fat (you know that’s what makes the dish!) and lot’s of fresh garlic. This Thanksgiving, or any day, you can please a crowd with a 10 minute dish and give it a nutrient upgrade without anyone taking notice!

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Sweet Potato Snickerdoodles

I’ll be the first to admit, I did not grow up much of a snickerdoodle fan. Chocolate chip cookies will always be my #1, but with snickerdoodle being Tim’s favorite, I’ve found myself making them and actually enjoying them, too!

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Fluffy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I hope you aren’t getting sick of fall flavors, because this won’t be the last post showcasing pumpkin, apple, cranberry or pear this season! These fluffy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are the texture anyone craves from a pumpkin treat and are lightly sweetened with honey (and chocolate chips, of course).

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Small Batch Honey Apple Crisp

This post is a quick one. I teased this apple crisp on Instagram and had so many messages asking for the recipe that I decided to get it up right away! It’s meant to be smaller than most recipes since we live in a house with only two adults, so if you need, feel free to double and cook in a larger baking dish than recommended.

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Dietitians Favorite Mexican Recipes

In our house, Mexican Food is on the regular menu. I choose tacos and burritos most often while Tim can’t resist huevos rancheros or nachos.¬†When Cinco de Mayo rolls around, we typically plan which Mexican restaurant we’ll be headed to in Philly. This year, with baby Cooper at home, we’ll be relying on some of our favorite recipes, including new ones from this list of my fellow dietitian’s favorites, below.

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

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Simple Vegan Chocolate Truffles

It’s cookbook week here on Eat Real Live Well!
{Click if you missed my review of the Fertility Foods Cookbook
and the insanely easy Whole Wheat Biscuits}

On December 22, 2016, the “grab a book and cook” theme for The Recipe Redux wound up producing one of my favorite recipes to date. The Lentil Pot Pie with Sweet Potato Crust was a remake of Bobby Flay’s chicken pot pie from page 216 of the Throwdown cookbook, and I really wish I could put mine up against his (someone send this post to Bobby or Food Network so they’ll invite me to Beat Bobby Flay!).

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Holiday Recipes to Support Your Fitness

Fitness nutrition is not just for serious athletes. If your activity level is higher than the recommended 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, the extra (helpful) stress that you put on your muscles, joints, cardiovascular and respiratory systems will need a bit more nutrition. While the stress we put on during exercise is beneficial, so that our body wants to adapt and become stronger and better, we put ourselves at higher risk of injury and illness if our diets aren’t adequate to support our recovery needs.

holiday sports nutrition

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