Category: Recipes

Food & Nutrition Test Kitchen: Siggi’s Coconut & Date Protein Bites

Every couple of months, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sends out their Food & Nutrition Magazine and it’s packed with tons of awesome information. In January, they started a “test kitchen” where readers try a recipe and report back on how it went. The featured recipe was for a snack bite. I had been meaning to try these super...
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Book Review: Kid Approved Healthy Snacks

If you’ve checked out my Instagram, you probably know that my kiddo is all about his food. When I’m in the kitchen, he’s usually right there with me asking questions like “what’s that, mommy?” and “what you doing, mommy?” (I love the way he says “mommy” at the end of the question – it makes my heart melt every time!). Often, he...
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Strawberry-Mango Pudding with Chia Seeds

With my Indian ancestry, mangos are kind of a big deal in my family. We literally buy mangos by the boxful and go through them pretty quickly. Whether it’s simply dicing and eating, smashing into “russo”, sprinkling with cayenne pepper and lime, or blending into a mango lassi, we LOVE our mango. That’s why I wasn’t the least bit surprised...
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Banana-Oat-Yogurt Pancakes with Chia Seeds

I love making pancakes for my family at least once a week. Usually, it happens on a weekend when nobody is rushing out the door to get to work. As usual, I like to make things healthy whenever possible. And when the better-for-you version tastes better than the ones make with junky refined flour, it’s a win-win. My go-to pancake...
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11+ No-Sugar-Added Sweet Treats You HAVE To Try!

Almost exactly a year ago, my hubby and I participated in a 10-day “sugar detox” and it just may be time for another one. I remember struggling through the first 3 days of not eating my usual sweet treats (like ice cream and chocolate!), but feeling AMAZING by day 4 and really not missing the sugar at all by day 10. In...
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Book Review – Nourish: Whole Food Recipes featuring Seeds, Nuts & Beans

I am beyond excited to do my first book review here on the blog! A copy of Nourish: Whole Food Recipes Featuring Seeds, Nuts and Beans written by Nettie Cronish and Cara Rosenbloom, RD was provided to me by Whitecap Books for review, however all opinions are my own. I have a confession. I like to buy cookbooks because they look pretty...
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Banana-Zucchini Muffins

I know I say I don’t bake a lot, and honestly, I didn’t used to. But, now that I know my son loves muffins and that they are a regular part of his breakfast (muffin + plain yogurt + fruit/vegetable smoothie), I’ve been experimenting a little more with batters and baked goods. As usual, I had a couple of over-ripe bananas,...
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Eggy Black Bean Quesadilla

This recipe is sooooo easy to make – it’s one of my favorite lunches to whip up when I need something quick and filling, but nutritious (obviously!), too. I would say that I prepare these black beans at least once a week because the whole family enjoys them. You can use them in these quesadillas, or in tacos, on nachos,...
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Avocado-Banana Pudding with Cardamom

For the longest time, I reserved avocados for one thing and one thing only…guacamole. That’s just how I like my avocado – mixed with tomato, onion, and lime juice, then eaten with a tortilla chip or scooped onto an enchilada, in a burrito, or on a quesadilla. It’s still my number 1 way to eat an avocado, but I’ve opened...
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