5 Snacks for a Balanced Break

Take a break in your day and enjoy a snack that balances taste and nutrition and will keep you satisfied between meals.    This post is sponsored by Sargento Foods. I was compensated for my time and received samples of their Balanced Breaks snacks. All thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m always on the go. From the minute I wake up in the morning until my head rests on my pillow at night, I am racing against the clock to get everything done for t… read more »

Peanut Soba Noodles with Crispy Tofu and Spring Vegetables {Recipe ReDux}

Pantry staples like whole grain noodles and peanut butter come together to make a more Nutritioulicious version of a classic takeout favorite. Add in some seasonal vegetables and crispy tofu for a balanced meal.   Now that the flowers are in bloom in our backyard, the temperature is resting in the 60s and low 70s most of the time, and artichokes, strawberries, and asparagus are lining the produce aisle, I think it’s fair to say we are officially in spring. To go along with the spring… read more »

Menu Plan Monday: Week of April 20, 2015

Trials and tribulations in the kitchen, link love, and this week’s Menu Plan Monday filled with recipe testing meals! I could barely get out of bed this morning thanks to two three-year olds laying on top of me after crawling into my bed at 3 am and 5 am and a gloomy rainy day that left me drenched after dropping off the kids at school. Quite the change from the beautiful weather we had this past weekend. On Saturday we took the kids to see a production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, followed by lunc… read more »

Thai Citrus Salad with Daikon, Carrots, Peppers, and Snap Peas {Recipe}

Japanese radish, aka daikon, plays a starring role in this veggie-filled salad accented with bright orange carrots, red bell peppers, and blanched snap peas. Ginger, lime, and cilantro round out the dish with a light and refreshing Thai citrus dressing. In case you’ve been living under a rock, spiralizing is all the rage on the blogosphere these days. Everywhere I look I see beautiful, mouth-watering images of spiralized zucchini (aka zoodles), spiralized carrots, spiralized… read more »

Quinoa-Stuffed Cornish Hens {Recipe}

Wow your guests with this elegantly presented Moroccan-inspired cornish hen stuffed with aromatic and flavorful quinoa.  When entertaining, serving buffet style is a pretty easy way to go and it offers lots of benefits. Your dining room stays cleaner as you avoid bowls and plates of food being passed around, guests can mingle as they walk around the buffet to fill their plates, and from a nutritional standpoint you’re less likely to overeat since the food isn’t sitting on the table r… read more »