Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2011«

squash in your chili?

December 30, 2011


Yes, squash in your chili. Make it; it’s good. Chili is one of the best comfort foods. Almost everyone likes chili; it’s easy to make; and there are so many different versions. However, I sometimes get in a chili rut. I can make it without a recipe, and that can get a little boring. To […]

blue cheese mashed potatoes

December 29, 2011


I love mashed potatoes. I’m pretty sure everyone loves mashed potatoes.  Unfortunately, potatoes aren’t the healthiest vegetable, as they are often covered with butter, cream, & salt, or fried.  But sometimes, I need my mashed potatoes. Well, here is an amazing version of mashed potatoes that will satisfy your craving – blue cheese mashed potatoes. I know […]

breakfast sausage

December 27, 2011


Every morning I eat peanut butter, toast or oatmeal, and eggs. I love eggs, any version, for breakfast. They keep you full and are inexpensive. They’re also very versatile and tasty! However, when I’m visiting my family, I can’t have my typical breakfast. My niece is allergic to eggs and peanuts (among other foods). All […]

delicious spiced walnuts

December 22, 2011


Are you looking for a last minute gift or a great appetizer to bring to a holiday party or even a stocking stuffer? Well, these spiced nuts are perfect for any of those! They are delicious and easy to make.  Also, walnuts provide heart-healthy fats.  Just remember to stick to a small portion, so you […]

stocking stuffer ideas

December 21, 2011


Santa fills a lot of people’s stockings with candy. I love candy, but after months of indulging in the holidays, I’m not dying for a stocking full of candy. Hopefully, Santa won’t mind me suggesting a few healthier alternatives… Here are some ideas to give Santa for healthier stocking stuffers under $10: Assorted teas True […]

caramelized onion dip

December 19, 2011


Check out the new blog here  This time of year is not so good for your waistline. Most people over-indulge during the holidays and pay for it come the new year. {Here are helpful tips for avoiding it!} However, I understand that you would like to enjoy the parties and the food there… If you […]

a new take on an old snack

December 16, 2011


I like to snack, and I think snacking is very important. I’d get too hungry if I didn’t snack some between meals. My typical snacks are things like fruit or yogurt or vegetables or something along those lines. I really like edamame because it is green (a veggie yay!), and it has protein. I’ve even […]