Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2011«

guess what…

November 25, 2011

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I’m starting a new job! I am now the Regional Delicious Dietitian for New Orleans. What does that mean? Well, I will still be in private practice & counseling clients, but now I will be working with a team of great people at The Delicious Dietitian. (source: The Delicious Dietitian) I am beyond excited!!! However, I […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2011

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!!! I hope you have a great day and enjoy your time with family & friends. Caramelized Onion Gravy Makes about 2 cups  ½ recipe Caramelized Onions, (about 1 1/4 cups) 2 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth 2 TBSP unbleached all-purpose flour ¼ tsp crushed dry rosemary ¼ tsp sea salt, or to taste […]

green bean casserole

November 23, 2011

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Green bean casserole is a standard dish on Thanksgiving tables around the country. Most people use the tried-and-true recipe printed on the back of a French fried onion can, and rightfully so because it’s delicious. However, just one serving of this one casserole can be pretty high in sodium and fat. By making your own […]

Caramelized onions

November 20, 2011

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The great thing about making caramelized onions is that they can be added to so many dishes to add a lot of flavor without a lot of calories and fat. For Thanksgiving, I make caramelized onions to add to two different dishes – green bean casserole and the gravy. Make the onions ahead of time, […]

Sweet potato casserole

November 18, 2011

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I’ve never been a fan of sweet potato casserole. Maybe it’s because my parents and sister don’t eat it… I don’t know. Either way, I think it’s weird (don’t be mad). It’s too sweet, too mushy, and I just don’t understand why it’s even on the table for a meal. In my mind it’s definitely […]

10 healthy holiday foods

November 17, 2011

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Turkey – Turkey is an excellent source of protein.  It also has beneficial vitamins and minerals including selenium, niacin, Vitamin B6, phosphorus, and zinc. Make sure you don’t deep-fry the turkey, and skip the skin. Cranberries – Cranberries are full of Vitamin C and have fiber as well.  Additionally, they have substances in them that […]

butternut squash soup

November 15, 2011

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I can’t help it… here’s another soup recipe. I just really love making soup, especially soup with toppings. This soup is topped with bacon (my favorite!). Try to find an uncured bacon, free of nitrates and nitrites. Whole Foods makes a really good uncured, reduced sodium center-cut bacon. I like to use center-cut instead of […]

Thanksgiving is almost here

November 14, 2011

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Woah, Thanksgiving is 10 days away. Are you ready? For the past 3 years, I’ve had an early Thanksgiving with friends and one with my family.  For the Thanksgiving with friends, I get to plan and make most of the meal, which I love doing, of course! This week I will be planning and making […]

Happy Veterans Day

November 11, 2011

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Good morning, and Happy Veterans Day! In honor of that, I want to tell you about a group of volunteers who send baked goods and other items to our currently deployed troops.  The name of the group is Baking GALS, and I am currently participating in this round. Basically, you register to join.  Then you […]

hamburger macaroni

November 10, 2011

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Check out the new blog here  Who didn’t like that goofy looking hand + 1 pound of meat (+ other strange, scary ingredients) when they were younger? I know I did.  I miss that stuff. Embarrassingly enough, I still think it looks so tasty when I see commercials, and I wish I could eat that […]

is trans fat really that big of a deal?

November 8, 2011

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Yes, it really is. Avoid trans fat, please! Let me explain why: There are two types of trans fat: man-made & naturally occurring. Man-made trans fat is made by a process called hydrogenation. This process turns a healthy, unsaturated fat into an unhealthy, trans fat. It makes a liquid fat turn into a more solid, […]

tomato soup

November 7, 2011

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Here’s an easy weeknight recipe that also happens to be inexpensive. The recipe is from Cooking Light, but I changed it a little. It is a light meal, so you could add a grilled cheese if you want. I love making soup, and I especially like soup that has toppings. I like the roasted chickpeas, […]

Can I get a Roll Tide?

November 4, 2011

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I cannot contain my excitement!! I just can’t. I can’t stop watching this video. I will be at the game with my dad, and I’m so excited to just be in Tuscaloosa! But most importantly, this makes me really, really happy: UA president to receive Marine’s flag P.S. Are You Ready? I sure hope so! […]

national sandwich day

November 3, 2011

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Happy National Sandwich Day!! Let’s make Philly Cheese Steaks & make them vegetarian. We’ll make our own rolls, too! This is another recipe from one of my favorite blogs, Peas and Thank You. There are so many delicious recipes on there, even if you don’t want to eat vegetarian or vegan! This recipe is vegetarian, […]

Jalapeño Popper Dip

November 2, 2011

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Need an appetizer to take to a party? Jalapeño Popper Dip should be your answer.  It’s cheesy, creamy, spicy, and tastes oh so good.  I based my recipe off of multiple jalapeño popper dips I found.  I took out all of the mayo found in most recipes which helps this dip have a lot fewer calories and fat.  The cottage […]

prevent holiday weight gain

November 1, 2011

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With the holidays just around the corner (YAY!), overeating and indulgence usually comes to mind. There’s an abundance of food, candy, treats,  holiday parties, etc. for the next 2 months. It can be really hard to eat healthy throughout the holidays because of all the temptations around us. Now, I certainly don’t condone avoiding holiday fun, and […]