Espresso Glazed Nuts

Perfect hostess gift and healthy snack! Espresso Glazed Mixed Nuts! Just a handful of ingredients, ready in 30 minutes. #vegan and #glutenfree

Perfect hostess gift and healthy snack! Espresso Glazed Mixed Nuts! Just a handful of ingredients, ready in 30 minutes. Have questions about nuts? I answer common myths below! Is it too early to think about Christmas gifts? I always envied people who were able to complete Christmas shopping before Halloween. While it might be a…

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Pumpkin Pesto Risotto

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Pumpkin Pesto Risotto! Layers of fall in a healthy vegan dish! Pumpkin Pesto stirred into creamy risotto, topped with roasted butternut squash cubes and a dollop of pesto! Here is something I never thought I would say, at least not this early in the season, but I’m kinda over pumpkin sweetened everything. I know, I know, I don’t…

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Vegan Lemon Chickpea Orzo Soup

Lemon Orzo Chickpea Soup! The vegan version of chicken noodle. Healthy, comforting, with a refreshing lemon twist!

Like chicken noodle soup for grown ups. And vegetarians. A one-pot soup filled with vegetables, garbanzo beans and orzo pasta. Finished with a generous squirt of lemon juice for a bright + bold fall soup. October is National Pasta Month! Although, I have been celebrating all year. It’s no secret that I have an extreme…

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Trail Mix Granola Parfaits

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Trail mix granola! Healthy baked granola clusters of almonds, sunflower seeds, and walnuts. Layered in jars with frozen fruit and yogurt for a quick on-the-go breakfast!  What is it about granola that makes all portion control rules go flying out the window? It’s the reason I started making my own granola years ago; I wanted…

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Fall Fattoush Salad


Fall Fattoush Salad! Kale salad tossed with sliced apples, juicy grapes, maple-mustard dressing and topped with pita chips. Vegan and Gluten Free. Toasted pita bread on a salad! So now we’ve identified my favorite way to enjoy kale —> with carbs on top. I might be taking a few creative liberties in calling this salad “Fall Fattoush”,…

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Ginger Pear Crisp

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Fall Crisp! A healthy, fiber-packed dessert featuring juicy pears, apples and ginger.  If we put oats in this dish, does it count as breakfast? How about fruit? Fruit and Oats? As a dietitian am I able to go ahead and respond with a resounding yes? Because, I’ve been eating this for breakfast. And for a…

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BBQ Chickpea Sandwiches & Rainbow Slaw

Vegan BBQ! Chickpeas smothered in a smoky, spicy BBQ sauce topped with a healthy, dairy-free rainbow slaw. Perfect football appetizers or weekend lunch!

Pass the BBQ! Smoky, saucy BBQ chickpea sandwiches topped with healthy, low-fat rainbow slaw.  Now, this is a sandwich. Far from your typical, tired vegan sandwich, this hearty option is loaded with goodness: smothered BBQ chickpeas piled high with dairy-free, low-fat rainbow slaw. Yeah, the fiber content of this sandwich is outta control. Don’t hesitate to place an extra napkin…

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Healthy Pasta Fagioli

Ultimate healthy comfort food! Pasta Fagioli! Inexpensive, hearty and good source of protein!

Healthy comfort food! A giant soup bowl filled with hearty white beans & ditalini pasta in a creamy red sauce.   This is my kinda’ comfort food. Which, really should come as no surprise. It’s pasta and beans after all, two staples in my diet, and the foods I reach for night after night when…

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Chocolate Raisin Muffins

Chocolate Raisin Muffins! Healthy & sweetened naturally with raisins and maple syrup. Perfect after school snack!

{Disclosure: This post is sponsored by California Raisins and The Healthy Aperture Blogger Network.  I was compensated for my time and received samples. However, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make DK possible.}  OK, before we even get started on savoring these chocolate raisin muffins (that taste like a raisinet…

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Overnight Pumpkin Vanilla Oatmeal

The easiest way to eat healthy in the morning- overnight Pumpkin Vanilla Oatmeal! Mix everything together in the evening and it's good to go in the morning!

Your new favorite breakfast! Layered grab-and-go breakfast of oatmeal, pumpkin, pecans, raisins and vanilla. Gluten-free and vegetarian with vegan option.  Here we go! Fall. Pumpkin. Butternut squash in everything. I actually bought a sweater yesterday afternoon while shopping- a sweater! It’s still 90 degrees mind you, but now that I’ve turned the page on September…

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