Holiday Eating

Thanksgiving Recap

For most of you, today is the first day back after a long holiday weekend. While it’s not always so easy to get back to the daily grind after time off spent with friends and family, there’s something nice about getting back to routine – shuttling the kids off to school, getting in a workout (especially nice after a food-filled holiday!), going back to the office so you can get through the pile of work that’s built up. Ok, so maybe that last one isn’t so much fun, but it will c… read more »

Start the Holiday Season Off with a Very Nutritioulicious Thanksgiving!

Due to Thanksgiving week, we will be skipping the regularly scheduled Menu Plan Monday post. Instead, enjoy this Thanksgiving post written by nutrition student and Nutritioulicious blogger Rosemary Squires! The leaves have fallen and the air has gotten a little cooler, and that means it’s time for the holiday season and food-filled parties to begin! As tempting as it may be to indulge in all the special treats that abound this time of year, remember the key to a Nutritioulicious lifestyle is t… read more »

Orange-Scented Spiced Nuts {Recipe ReDux}

Adding Merriment to Mixes With the holiday season upon us, this month’s Recipe ReDux theme challenged us to come up with DIY offerings from our kitchen. Whether for hostess gifts or holiday gifts, there are lots of homemade mixes – and adorable packaging – that are easy to make. Plus, since it’s for the ReDux, you’ll be doing your loved ones a favor by providing them with a healthy gift just in time for the new year.  I’m a fan of sweet and spicy nut mixes –… read more »

Mashed Sweet Potatoes {Recipe}

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 with sour cream or mashed with loads of butter!). It’s just the flavor and texture of white potatoes that I’m not the big… 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 »