Even when life gets busy, I try to make nutrition a priority for my family.
Whether it’s the case that we did not make it to the grocery store or forgot to thaw the chicken or we are just in a rush, I always try to have a backup option for those busy nights.
Frozen vegetables are an easy and convenient option. While it depends on the freezing and storing method, most commercially frozen vegetables can keep for 8-10 months in the freezer. Frozen broccoli is a go-to in our household. My favorite way to prepare broccoli is by roasting it in the oven.
We like to mix it up and add flavor with different seasonings and toppings. One of our favorite options is to add toasted almonds and feta into the broccoli. Here is an easy, delicious meal, snack or side in less than 30 minutes. I hope you give it a try and enjoy it.Print
Looking for a way to utilize what you have during the madness. Making your own salad dressing is one of the easiest things to do in the kitchen. Our RD Michelle shares her balsamic vinaigrette.Print
What if I told you this delicious looking meringue contained no egg white whatsoever??
This vegan meringue is made using aquafaba. Aquafaba means bean water it’s the viscous liquid leftover in your cans of beans. Appetizing huh?! The best beans to use are garbanzo beans due to their neutral flavor. When I discovered the magic of aquafaba, I had to try it for myself.
The kids and I made a batch and it turned out so well on the first try. The aquafaba acts exactly like egg white. It whips up into hard peaks with the addition of cream of tartar.
You could create really delicious flavors with the addition of cocoa powder, coffee, lemon zest, flavor extracts, or chocolate chips.Print
Do you know what you are making for the fourth of July celebrations? This is a great one to take to an outdoor cookout or other Summer events! It is booming with colors – RED, WHITE and BLUE! It is juicy, flavorful and refreshing.Print
Instead of buying premade sauces and marinades, try these tasty, quick marinades at your next cookout! If you’re tired of eating the same old chicken recipe, these marinades are a great way to add flavor to your meals with some pantry staples.
These marinades work with all kinds of protein and taste awesome baked or pan-fried too. You can make them ahead for meal prepping or to marinate and freeze until you are ready to cook. I like to marinate my protein the night before I cook to get as much flavor as possible in the protein.
Pro tip: For easy cleanup, I like to make my marinade in a ziploc bag and then add my chicken or pork in!Print
When you’re carving pumpkins, don’t throw away the seeds! Pumpkin seeds are nutritious and so tasty. They are a great source of potassium, magnesium, and calcium and high in antioxidants and omega-3s. Roasted pumpkin seeds are a great snack and they are super easy and fast to make. You can sprinkle them on your soup for some crunch or toss them in your salad.
The great thing about pumpkin seeds is they can be sweet or savory! My favorite way is to use cajun seasoning or with paprika, cumin, and garlic powder. Nutritional yeast is also a great option for a cheesy flavor. To make it sweet, just add sugar and cinnamon.Print
Making the perfect autumn salad doesn’t have to be complicated! In fact, some of the ingredients listed below might already be a part of your other holiday dishes which means more time and money spent on other things – something that is always welcomed this time of year.