January 2017 – Week 2. Where does your snacking stand? Were you able to enjoy 1 or 2 new, nourishing snacks last week? No? It’s ok, I’m not judging, I know you’re trying your best. Maybe it’s because you weren’t impressed with last week’s snack list? Well, then, have no fear because I’ve got FIVE NEW snack ideas for you! That means five more reasons to stop that sloppy snacking!
In case you didn’t hear, I’m talking about snacks for the whole month of January! Indeed I am because I’ve heard there’s been some big slacking when it comes to what you’re snacking on. No, I’m not your mother, but I do care about you! That’s why, to continue the “Stop Sloppy Snacking” series, I’m showcasing these yummy Hummus Jalapeño Toastettes! Want the recipe? I thought so!
Holiday parties are the best!!! Or are they? Hmmmm, as I get older, I’m just not so sure. All of those strategically-placed ingredients on demitasse spoons and fancy mixed drinks served by handle-bar mustache, suspender-wearing bar tenders, leave me exhausted. I don’t want fancy, I want delicious! Don’t you? That’s why I created this simple appetizer for Avocado Pomegranate Toastettes that look pretty and taste great. I’ll leave the drinks and bar tenders up to you!
Comfort can come in a lot of different forms – a hug, kind words, a fuzzy blanket, or a warm bowl of chili. Chili? Yes, for me chili is comfort. It’s a warm bowl of pure happiness. Why is that? I think I’ve figured it out and guess what – it has everything to do with emotions and memories and that’s what makes it a perfect Fertility Friday food!
Are you bored with your snack? It’s ok, snack boredom happens. Luckily for you, I’ve got you covered when it comes to your craving for anything and everything “pumpkin spice” with this super easy to make Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix. It’s got a little bit of sweetness and a whole lot of satisfying crunch!
All hail Caesar! So how many people have started a Caesar salad blog post this way? Probably far too many, but that sure didn’t stop me. But seriously, I’m in love with this Kale Caesar salad right now. Why? Because it’s so easy to make and just tastes so darn good. It’s perfect for lunches or even makes a complete dinner when you add some grilled chicken or shrimp. But, why did I wait so long to post it?
I am about to make you really uncomfortable. That’s right. I’m going to force you to read my horrendous poetry. Perhaps not my best judgement to write an Ode to Crunchy Herb Croutons, but I did it anyway. Laugh, cry, weep, guffaw, let your emotions be what they may. And now, without further ado…
No creamy dressings for me! Yes, you saw that correctly, I said “no creamy dressings for me!” Well, let me backtrack a little…
Back in the good old 1990’s and early 2000’s fat was BAD. Like really BAD. Like if you even thought about adding avocado to something, people would scorn you. So sad, right? Indeed, it was a sad time, because during that time, I decided to give up some pretty yummy foods.
“You can pickle that!”
decree Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein – from the show Portlandia
Perhaps you haven’t seen this episode of one of my favorite shows. If you haven’t, Google it, because it’s hilarious. The premise is that you can pickle anything. And they mean anything from dropped ice cream cones to parking tickets. The skit is genius and I love it.
Eat More Salad + Mango Edamame Salad Recipe
I know, that sounds a little bossy, “eat more salad!” But, I really think you should. Why? Well, because my guess is that you’re not eating as many servings of fruits and vegetables as you should!
Oh, don’t get upset, I’m not mad at you, I’m just trying to bring some awareness to what you’re putting in that body of yours. The statistics back me up when I say that you’re not getting enough – to the tune of that 85% of us aren’t getting our 2 1/2-cup equivalent servings of vegetables each day! Don’t believe me? The newest Dietary Guidelines for Americans discusses our deficit and encourages us to shift to a diet that places more focus consuming vegetables.