For a brief stint in Chicago, one of my go-to orders at the new Asian restaurant Sunda was their crispy brussel sprouts appetizer. They were insane! ? But they were also doused in deliciously flavored oil and a sugary vinaigrette so it’s not surprising they were like crack!
Turning veggies into vehicles for delivering cheesey deliciousness to your taste buds, is also a fantastic way of getting in more micronutrients into your day. These low-carb bites are super easy to make and guaranteed to go down well at any social gathering or family dinner.
Some days I wake up and feel like eating pie for breakfast. Anyone else ever feel that way?! Although I believe in indulging my sweet tooth now and again for breakfast, I’ve found a delicious compromise that’s only 150 calories per serving! These pumpkin pie parfaits really hit the spot! Making them a perfect substitute for a healthier holiday dessert or for breakfast when you find yourself with a real hankering for pie! ?
Here’s my copycat version of Jenn Segal’s tried, tested and perfected double chocolate biscotti! If you’re not sure whether you’re a biscotti fan or not, start with these bad boys! They remind me of the double chocolate espresso biscotti from Whole Foods that I developed a mild addiction to upon discovering them a year ago.
Bring a little bit of southern flare to your morning with some scratch-made sweet potato biscuits! ?Your family and friends will love that little hint of sweetness when they bite into their biscuit. Oh and as an added bonus, your kitchen will smell AHHH-MAZING as these babies are baking.
Who doesn’t crave the comfort of mac n’ cheese this time of year?! But all that butter, cheese and cream can be hard to “afford” if you’re keeping your nutrition in check! Well we have the perfect compromise with this quick to make, low-fat version. It makes for a great holiday side dish that even your vegan friends and family can enjoy too!
If you’re worried about prepping the main course for your holiday feastravaganza, there’s no need to panic! We’ve got a total fail-safe recipe for you with this festive twist on your traditional turkey meatloaf.
Here’s a tasty twist on your traditional Thanksgiving meal, this turkey flatbread is a great option for any potluck holiday event or “Friendsgiving” gathering you might be attending. Flatbreads are also the ultimate use for leftovers! Instead of re-heating your same old plate of Thanksgiving dinner, or ordering out for pizza, just get a little creative and use this recipe as your guide for inspiration.
There are two types of people in this world; those who liberally dress their Thanksgiving dinner in gravy and those who prefer a healthy dollop of cranberry sauce instead. In spite of my sweet tooth, when it comes to roast dinners I’m pretty traditional and typically lean towards a generous pour of gravy. Don’t let it’s liquid consistency fool you though, as it can be far from light when it comes to calories.
Thanksgiving in a bite! These lean turkey meatballs make great appetizers, or for a more casual gathering you could use these instead of roasting a full turkey. They are super easy to freeze too; just arrange them in a single layer on a non-stick baking sheet and place in the freezer until frozen (this prevents them from sticking to each other). Then transfer them to freezer bags. Remove and warm in pasta sauce or in the microwave as needed.