Healthy Holiday Gift Guide – Cookbooks, eBooks, Meal Plans, Lifestyle eCourses, and More!

What are your go-to gifts for the holidays? Cozy slippers? A tacky Christmas sweater? What about the gift of good health? This year, consider some of our favorite good-for-you cookbooks, ebooks, meal plan subscriptions, and online healthy lifestyle classes to place under your holiday tree or menorah. From better breakfasts and wholesome baby food to lightened [more]

Entertain on a Budget: 4 Healthy Recipes Made with Pantry Ingredients

When the holidays roll around and you find yourself cooking for family and friends, you may also find that your wallet gets skinnier by the day. From elaborate parties to unexpected guests, the food cost associated with hosting a holiday party can add up quickly. To the rescue, we have 4 healthy holiday appetizer recipes [more]

Cinnamon-Spiced Roasted Walnuts – Lower in Sugar But Packed with Holiday Flavors

Most of the sugar-and-spice roasted nut recipes that we’ve seen online call for half a cup to a cup of sugar, so the healthy attributes of the nuts (good fats, fiber, antioxidants) get sabotaged. Our “candied” walnut makeover has a hint of sweetness from just 1/4 cup brown sugar and lots of flavor from cinnamon, allspice, and [more]

Kale Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing + $100 ALDI Gift Card Giveaway

This Kale Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing is now my number one, go-to recipe when I’m craving something healthy, flavorful, and budget friendly for dinner. I fell in love with this salad during a recent trip to ALDI headquarters outside Chicago where I had an opportunity to tour one of their flagship grocery stores and [more]

4 Ways You Can Be A Snacktivist + The Snacktivist’s Handbook {Podcast #295}

On this week’s Cooking with the Moms podcast, we chat with Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD from Real Mom Nutrition about healthy snacking for kids and her new e-book, The Snacktivist’s Handbook. Read on for Sally’s guest post and a giveaway of the new book. Click the Play button below to listen to our Healthy Snacking [more]

7 Protein- and Peanut-Packed Tailgate Appetizers – A Healthy Makeover

Give your tailgate party a healthy makeover by adding flavor, protein, good-for-you fats, and crunch to everything from cheesy nachos and quesadillas to hummus and pizza. The all-star ingredient in our 7 winning tailgate recipes is peanuts, and you won’t believe how versatile they can be. We created this post for PLANTERS and were compensated for our work. All opinions [more]

Making Holiday Pizzelles with my Dad + New Recipe for Coconut Almond Pizzelles {Recipe Redux}

Pizzelles are traditional Italian waffle cookies made with flour, eggs, sugar, butter, and flavoring. I gave these tasty treats a healthy makeover by replacing half the flour with almond flour, switching to coconut oil, and decreasing the sugar by a third. When I think of baking cookies I think of my mom. She stills makes [more]

My Top 6 Reasons for Shopping at ALDI

When it comes to grocery shopping at ALDI, I’m a newbie. But after traveling to Chicago last week and visiting with the ALDI USA team, I’m inching my way toward becoming a regular. {My trip to ALDI headquarters was paid for, and I was joined by a group of fellow food and nutrition bloggers. I was [more]

Pecan Topped, Slightly-Sweet Sweet Potato Casserole + Sweet Potato Nutrition {Podcast Episode #294}

When we think of sweet potato casserole, images of brown sugar, butter, and mini marshmallows come to mind. It’s one of those traditional side dish recipes most families gobble up at Thanksgiving, but the sugar, fat, and calories can add up quickly. Our sweet potato casserole makeover will bring better nutrition and just as much flavor to [more]