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4-Step Pumpkin Bread

Post by Mary Curnutte, Nutrition Awareness Intern You need a game plan for a filling breakfast over your holiday break. DO NOT skip breakfast in anticipation of a big meal later, you’ll only end up getting overly hungry and eating more in the long run. Trick your family into thinking they’re getting a treat for…   Read More»


How to Buy the Best Thanksgiving Turkey

Turkey: the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving feast. Along with that centerpiece comes a lot of debate: how long should you brine it, what you should stuff it with, deep fried or roasted, who gets to break the wishbone…¬†But there’s one more really important question you should be asking…. Where did that turkey come from? Everyone…   Read More»


Sesame Beet and Goat Cheese Dip

There’s nothing like a bright purple dip to dress up your holiday feast! I had never roasted beets before, and I had no idea they would come out with this brilliant color! Roasting them was super easy, and they came out tasting much better than the canned beets that I’m used to adding to salads….   Read More»


Healthy Christmas Cocktails: Pom-Mintini

Everyone wants to know (especially around the holidays) what’s healthiest possible alcoholic beverage to imbibe in. While a typical 4.5 oz martini has around 248 calories, a 10 oz margarita has around 420 and a 6 oz whiskey sour has about 275, this Pom-Mintini comes in only 107 calories for a 4 ounce glass. You get…   Read More»


Spicy Cinnamon Ginger Roasted Carrots

These pretty puppies are hands-down, no contest, the best carrots I’ve ever had. You know how when people start a diet the first things they go out and buy are¬†skinless chicken breasts, carrot sticks and rice cakes? I think that’s why a lot of people aren’t huge fans of carrots, because they remind them of…   Read More»


Banana Pumpkin Power Smoothie

Banana Pumpkin Power Smoothie Serves 1 1/3 cup pureed pumpkin 2/3 cup soymilk 1 frozen banana 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon agave 1 teaspoon chia seeds Small handful of kale 2 ice cubes Optional: One scoop of your favorite protein powder. I’m currently obsessed with this one. 1. Blend and sip! Enjoy the powerful antioxidants…   Read More»


100 Calorie Cranberry Dark Chocolate Muffins

A 100 calorie muffin, can you believe it? By using fresh cranberries instead of dried cranberries, I saved a ton of calories and sugar and it gave the muffins a wonderfully tart, exciting flavor. These babies are whole grain and full of goodness with healthy ingredients such as unsweetened applesauce, Greek yogurt, cinnamon and pumpkin…   Read More»


Cranberry Maple Breakfast Bars (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Made without refined sugar, these Cranberry Maple Breakfast Bars are full of fiber and natural protein to get you through your busy morning. Did you know that most syrups like Aunt Jemima’s and Log Cabin have no actual maple syrup in them at all? They are actually made from sweetened corn syrup and artificial colors…   Read More»


Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Pecans and Avocado

DON’T BOIL YOUR BRUSSELS! Brussels sprouts are in the cruciferous vegetable family along with broccoli and cabbage. When you boil cruciferous veg, they become bitter and smelly. So if you’ve never liked broccoli or Brussels, it might be because your mom or grandma boiled them until they were gray, mushy, and sulfur-y. Drizzling Brussels in…   Read More»


Sausage and Apple Stuffing Bites

This year I thought it would be a good idea to have something to snack on while the Thanksgiving feast was in the works instead of nibbling everything while cooking. These sausage and apple stuffing bites were perfect appetizers for the big day and everyone appreciated having them around while smelling the turkey roasting! Sausage…   Read More»


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