These make for perfect treat. The best part about this recipe is that it makes your house smell divine! All you need: 2 egg whites 2 tsp. vanilla extract 3 cups of your favorite nuts (we did 1/2 almonds, 1/2 walnuts) 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon All you do:… Continue reading Cinnamon-Roasted Nuts
Okay, this snack is also for us adults. If you are looking a healthier treat then look no further! I typically tell my clients to choose a complex carbohydrate and a protein as a snack-this meets the bill. I also like to give this idea out to my clients if they are looking to get… Continue reading Tasty Snack for Kids!
If you follow us on Instagram you know that we LOVE “snacks for dinner” and have this meal at least weekly. We usually do a variety of apps, veggies, and fruit. I try and make a different appetizer each week and this week feature some Asian-inspired quinoa-meatballs. Hope you enjoy them as much as we… Continue reading Lower Sodium Teriyaki Quinoa-Meatballs
Get those kids in the kitchen! This was actually recommended by my daughter to make for her aunt- so we went for it. These turned out fantastic! Funny enough, the only person who did not like them was my daughter. She enjoys making desserts but not eating them! We did not reinvented to wheel with… Continue reading Cap’n Crunch Bars
I originally had every intention of making these taquitos vegetarian with just utilizing black beans, however, we had leftover chicken from early this week and it was a GREAT addition to this recipe. This recipe is inexpensive, easy, and was well accepted by the family- yay! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.… Continue reading Creamy Black Bean and Chicken Taquitos
Hey ‘Oven Lifers- Andrew here, Amanda’s lesser half. We’ve decided that I should pitch-in on the blog and provide another perspective for followers. Like Amanda, I’m a full-time parent with a full-time job so I’m on the same journey to find balance and success in both areas. Unlike Amanda, I haven’t always been the greatest… Continue reading Andrew’s First Post!
I hope you enjoyed my healthier-version of spinach-artichoke dip. So what to do with your leftovers? Make spinach-artichoke dip chicken, of course! Enjoy this yummy recipe and make ahead for easy lunches (reheats well!). All you need: Leftover spinach-artichoke dip chicken. Will need about 1 cup. 2 boneless, skinless chicken, halved Optional: jalapeños All you… Continue reading Leftover Spinach-Artichoke Dip Chicken
We are a big football family here (Skol Vikings) and are gearing up for Super Bowl Sunday and looking for healthier options to snack on during game time. Here is a super easy, quick, and healthier spinach-artichoke dip! Serve with veggies or whole grain crackers. All you need: 1 (8 ounce) brick of non-fat cream… Continue reading Healthier Spinach-Artichoke Dip
My husband and I enjoy playing board games and cards once the kiddos go to bed (wild….I know). Using our leftover shredded chicken, I whipped up these buffalo chicken cucumber snackers. Enjoy! All you need: -1 cucumber sliced -Approximately 1 cup shredded chicken -Bleu cheese crumbles -Buffalo sauce All you do: 1. Top cucumber with… Continue reading Buffalo chicken cucumber snackers!
I follow many health and wellness influencers on social media and was inspired to write a “Day on the Plate”. So if you ever wonder what this dietitian eats in a day….here is a quick look! I am a the epitome of a grazer. While nursing, my appetite goes through the roof! I eat when I am hungry-… Continue reading Day on the Plate
Here is a quick one for you and your kiddos! Only two ingredients and a healthier dessert option. This frozen yogurt bark is addicting! All you need: Vanilla Greek yogurt Fruity Pebbles All you do: Line a flat pan with sides with parchment paper (or aluminum foil if you just realize that you are… Continue reading Yogurt crack for kids!
Every July, we make layered mocktails in my kids cooking class- they are a hit! Making layered drinks are simple. The key is to look at the sugar content. Look at the nutrition facts label and choose three different drinks with increasing sugar content (such as 10g, 20g, and 30g). The sugar content affects the… Continue reading 4th of July Layered Mocktails (and cocktails)!