Sweet potato hummus adds an autumn spin to a traditional hummus. This dish is great for entertaining or a midday snack so you really can’t go wrong! Top it with some chopped nuts or toasted pumpkin seeds for a bit of crunch and pair it with a variety of crudités, such as cinnamon dusted pita chips or dried apple slices.
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.
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!
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.
I don’t know about you but I LOVE serving my meals in bowls. Why’s that? Well because there’s something very visually satisfying about a bowl full to the brim of food. My belly is half-way satisfied before I even take my first bite! The name behind the buddha bowl encapsulates exactly that imagery with your enormous mound of food supposedly looking just like the Buddha’s giant belly.
Holiday greens are typically just alternative vessels for cramming even more delicious fat-based foods into our mouths – hello Green Bean Casserole and Bacon Parmesan Brussel Sprouts! ? In an effort to help you guys reserve your valuable fat macros for other indulgences, I thought a little palate-cleansing slaw would be a great accompaniment to your Thanksgiving or holiday dinner.
This is a perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving feast! You can get all of the creamy cheesy goodness of potato gratin with a whole lot less carbs thanks to cauliflower! Plus the egg whites pack a protein punch, something that can be hard to get enough of during the holidays.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone tell me that they don’t eat carbs but then I’ll see them happily munch their way through an açaí bowl. People who don’t track their food don’t know any better but if you do track your macros, you’ll know just how calorically dense these bowls can be! What you probably thought of as being super healthy and good for you, you’ve now discovered is often super high in sugar and can easily set you back 100 grams carbs or more!