Thai Rice Noodle Salad {Recipe}

Traditional Thai recipes use many different herbs, spices, sauces, pastes, and condiments to achieve a variety of sweet, salty, sour, and spicy flavors. Some of my favorites are ginger, cumin, cilantro, mint, chili, curry powder, coconut milk, fish sauce, lime, and soy sauce. Many of these ingredients are used in my recent Coconut-Lime Chicken recipe, so when trying to figure out what to make as a side dish I decided to go with a rice noodle dish that contained vegetables and more of the delicio… read more »

Make Your July 4th Barbecue a Healthy One

Typical BBQ fare consists of burgers, hot dogs, chips, mayo-drenched potato salad and cole slaw. Unfortunately, indulging in this array of food all summer long won’t do much good for your waistline. Sure, an occasional hot dog and small portion of the calorie-laden sides is perfectly fine, but you might want to consider some healthier options. Here are some of my favorites! Nutritioulicious Summer Recipes Appetizers: Chilled Cucumber Soup Watermelon-Tomato Gazpacho Main Dishes: Don’t l… read more »

Coconut-Lime Chicken {Recipe}

Chicken is one of the best sources of protein and one of the most commonly cooked foods at home. According to the National Chicken Council, over 80 pounds of chicken was consumed in 2012 – compare that to 57 pounds of beef and 45 pounds of pork. Clearly chicken is a front-runner in the recipe department. The problem for many people is they get bored with their chicken recipes. I know I do. How many times can you grill or roast chicken with the same sauce or rub? So I’m always trying to come up with… read more »

Grilled Chicken and Spring Vegetable Salad {Recipe}

There’s only one poem I remember by heart from my childhood: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Bed in Summer. I don’t know why this is the poem I remember so well, but every year when the seasons change from winter to spring and the days get longer I think of this poem. The first verse goes like this: In winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light. In summer, quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day.   The other day the poem came to me again as I was preparing dinner – a grille… read more »

Fruity Greek Yogurt Popsicles {Recipe ReDux}

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by National Honey Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I received a gift card to offset the expense of my ingredients. I love sweets. There, I said it. I know what you’re thinking – “you’re a dietitian, you can’t possibly eat and enjoy dessert,” but if you think that, you are very wrong. I have always had a major sweet tooth – growing up, breakfast was sugar-filled c… read more »