Leek and Tomato Frittata

Spring is here, and that means flowers are in bloom as are “the first shoots of spring.” That was the theme for April’s Recipe ReDux challenge. Unfortunately I didn’t get my act together to whip something up in time for the challenge, but I happened to make a Nutritioulicious recipe that fit the bill a few days later. There was a special on Satur Farms‘ leeks at FreshDirect (an online supermarket, in case you aren’t familiar), and although I don’t normal… read more »

MilkBite Milk & Granola Bars

Granola and milk are a pretty good match, wouldn’t you say?! Now you can find them together as one in Kraft’s new MilkBite Milk & Granola Bars.   The bars come in five flavors (strawberry, chocolate, mixed berry, oatmeal raisin, and peanut butter) and contain dried fruit, nuts, oats, and milk (along with a bunch of other ingredients). That’s right – there is real milk in these granola bars, which means you won’t find them in the cereal aisle. Unlike other gra… read more »

Cooking En Papillote

Have you ever cooked “en papillote”?  If you aren’t sure what that means, let me share with you this great cooking technique! En papillote is French for “in parchment,” and it’s a nutritious and delicious — or as I like to say, Nutritioulicious! — way of cooking. Food cooked in parchment paper is steamed, which results in perfectly cooked, moist food. And when you add herbs and spices you end up with a flavorful dish that is also a cinch to clean up! Plus, th… read more »

Flavored Milk In Schools

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you know that I believe all foods fit in your diet when eaten and enjoyed in moderation. One food that has caused a lot of debate in the past couple of years is flavored milk, especially its presence in schools. As I’ve mentioned before, removing flavored milk from schools will only further the shortage of certain nutrients like calcium and vitamin D that are already lacking in children. Still not sure about flavored milk in schools? Check out this CNN s… read more »

National PB&J Day

Today, April 2nd, is National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day!  As you may know, I LOVE peanut butter, so this is a very special day for me! Lucky for me I have a few different types of peanut butter in my house, including Arrowhead Mills Creamy Peanut Butter, a great natural version (the only ingredient is dry roasted peanuts), and Planters new Natural Creamy Peanut Butter Spread. I haven’t had the chance to taste the Planters’ PB yet, but I’m curious to see what it’s like. Unl… read more »