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Blueberry Season and Menu Plan Monday: Week of November 10, 2014

Blueberry season may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t cook with these Little Blue Dynamos all year round! See how they inspired this week’s menu. As fall has set in for good and the weather is getting increasingly colder, our fruit choices have been mostly limited to oranges, grapefruits, apples, pears, and grapes (yes, it’s California Grape season, in case you missed that post last year!). So I was somewhat surprised when I received an invitation to a dinner wit… read more »

Blog Brûlée Highlights: Setting Fire to Better Blogs

Setting fire to better blogs with wine, cheese, s’mores, and amazing speakers and friends at Blog Brûlée. The setting and founders of Blog Brûlée (top right photo left to right: Gretchen Brown, Deanna Segrave-Daly, Robin Plotkin, Regan Jones) My attendance at Blog Brûlée was partially funded by the sponsors of the event. I was not compensated to write this post. A few weeks ago I shared my excitement over my impending trip to Vermont for the first annual Blog Brûlée a… read more »

Sunday Morning Fun & Menu Plan Monday: Week of November 3, 2014

Hope everyone had a happy, healthy, safe, and fun Halloween! My girls had a blast trick-or-treating with some of their little friends and collecting candy. Once they went to bed, mommy and daddy had our fill of what they collected 😉  Don’t worry, we saved them some! The rest of the weekend was treat-filled too with mini-muffins at brunch Saturday and a birthday party with cupcakes on Sunday. To balance out all these fun foods, we did our best to make the other meals a little nutritionally so… read more »

Happy, Healthy, Safe, and Fun Halloween!

This Halloween, before you and the kids get all dressed up and fill your pumpkins with candy, find out how to stay safe and healthy while still having fun! This post was written by Nutritioulicious contributor Tiana Yom, MPH, CHES  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Yes, since I was three years old, I have considered it a holiday. To make sure your Halloween is as fun as possible, you and your children (if you have any) need to stay safe, especially when it comes to getting candy from strangers (… read more »

Celebrate the Benefits of Chocolate on National Chocolate Day

October 28th is…. National Chocolate Day Believe it or not, there is a day devoted to chocolate and today is that day. What better way to celebrate all things Nutritioulicious than with chocolate, which we know is delicious, and research is showing is nutritious and providing us with numerous health benefits! Research within the past 10 years has found that flavonoids found in cocoa offer protection for cardiovascular health, including antioxidant protection, reduction of blood pres… read more »