Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Dessert for breakfast? Veggies for breakfast!? As a dietitian, I get equally excited about both! And I think you will be excited too when you try this delicious morning treat.  If you want to start your day with a nourishing breakfast that is ready in no time, look no further. Simply make up a batch…

Sweet and Tangy Citrus Salad In a Jar

Assemble a salad-in-a-jar and you will thank yourself for it! During a busy week, you can easily grab your salad, dump into a bowl and start enjoying it in minutes. Putting the salad in a glass jar with an airtight lid ensures it stays fresh for several days. Just be sure to keep your dressing…

Gingerbread Bites

Servings This Recipes Yields about 8Serving Size 2-3 bites355Gingerbread Bites Save Recipe Print Recipe 1/4 cup organic oats1/4 cup almond flour1 tsp pumpkin pie spice1 tsp ground ginger1/4 tsp salt1/2 tsp vanilla extract1 cup dates, pitted1/4 cup coconut flakes, optionalInstructionsMix all ingredients, minus dates, into a food processor and blend into a fine flour consistency.Add…

Grinch Fruit Snacks

Servings This Recipes Yields 1Serving Size 1834Grinch Fruit Snacks Save Recipe Print Recipe 1 small bunch green grapes1-2 ripe bananas1 pint strawberriesYogurt raisins (or mini marshmallows)ToothpicksInstructionsPrepare ingredients:Wash & remove grapes from the stem.Slice banana into 1/4 inch round slices.Wash strawberries and remove the green top.To assemble:Start by sticking 1 yogurt raisin on the tip of…

Very Veggie, Turkey Chili aka Milli Vanilli Chili

I will never forget it. It was my first time entering in a chili cook-off and also my first time to make chili. Luckily, it was a friendly competition among a small group of medical residents that we hung out with at the time. My family didn’t eat chili often growing up so I didn’t…

Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bake

Want a fun way to fill half your plate with vegetables? Look no further! Spaghetti squash appears boring on the outside, but on the inside resembles thin spaghetti noodles once cooked. It’s slightly crunchy and very mild in flavor making it perfect for sauces, seasonings, and add-ins. This recipe brought to you by our lovely…

Honey Garlic Shrimp

Need any easy week night meal? Look no further. Shrimp can be cooked on a skillet in just minutes and when you add steamed veggies and some simple brown rice you’ve got a complete and balanced meal. Did we mention it’s delicious? Why Shrimp? It’s a low calorie, protein- and nutrient-rich option. Three ounces of…

3-Ingredient FroYo Fruit Bites

Are you in need of a healthy and refreshing treat this summer? Look no further! These 3-ingredient FroYo Fruit Bites make a great snack for kids, taste delicious by the pool, and can be the perfect after dinner treat that will hit the spot. They are super simple to whip up – even kids can make them! Wendy Sharer, a…

Easy Morning Egg, Potato and Zucchini Cups

Confession… Until recently, I have been eating upside down. No, not eating while standing on my head – that would be an interesting site. Ha. I was starting my day off with too little calories and eating most of my calories toward the end of the day. That’s a bit upside down considering we need…

3-ingredient Cereal Treats

We recently made these for a health fair held for City of Durham employees. We were honored to be there and meet so many wonderful people! We got rave reviews on these treats so we thought we’d share with everyone here. I didn’t snap a photo of my own and I owe full credit for…