Menu Plan Monday: Week of November 18, 2013

Happy Monday! We’re getting close to the final Thanksgiving countdown. What are you doing to get ready?  Stay tuned this week for some tips to have a healthy Thanksgiving, this month’s Recipe ReDux, and a post about a very special ingredient! In the meantime, here’s our menu for the week.  Week of November 18, 2013 Monday: Leftover Thai Curry Beef over Quinoa Tuesday: Chicken Negimaki with Garlicky Green Beans and Roasted Sweet Potatoes Wednesday: Mexican Frittata wit… read more »

Two-Ingredient Mashed Sweet Potatoes {Recipe}

Two ingredient mashed sweet potatoes are a quick, simple, nutritious, and delicious Thanksgiving side dish everyone will enjoy. Mashed potatoes are among the more classic side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner. But unless potatoes are roasted and crispy or in the form of well-done French fries, I am not one for the white potato. Despite what some people think, it’s not a nutritional no-no – in fact, the white potato is filled with health benefits (unless of course it’s doused w… read more »

10 Facts About the Trans Fat Ban

This post was written by Ann Lokuta By now you’ve most likely heard the latest news about trans fatty acids. If not, let’s get you up to snuff: Last week, the FDA announced that trans fats will be removed from the “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS) food additive list. The million-dollar question at this point seems to be “What does this even mean?” Here at Nutritioulicious, we’ve previously talked about fats, but here’s the run-down on trans fats in 10 quick points. There are… read more »

Menu Plan Monday: Week of November 11, 2013

It’s that time of year again – getting ready for Thanksgiving, which is two weeks from this Thursday! I will once again be hosting, and this year I am hoping to get most everything done ahead of time. My menu is set, and as of this afternoon, I have a freezer full of Thanksgiving dishes ready to be served (once defrosted)! I spent this morning making dishes I know can be frozen ahead of time: butternut squash soup, mashed sweet potatoes, orange-ginger cranberry sauce, and pureed kabocha squ… read more »

5 Nutrition Tips that Build a Strong Dietary Foundation {Part 2}

This post was written by Nutritioulicious blogger Ann Lokuta. In case you missed it, last Friday I shared my first two nutrition tips for building a strong dietary foundation. The remaining three tips pack a lot of promise in terms of sustainable dietary success. Try incorporating all 5 of these habits into your daily routine to create a strong dietary foundation that you can stand on for a lifetime.   Challenge yourself daily. I used to grab the chip bag, snack on a few, and then put the bag back. Five… read more »