If you're looking to be a little healthier over the holiday season, look no further than your big ol' tub of 0% plain Greek yogurt. This bad boy can be the change you're looking for. It's an easy substitution in many of our favourite holiday dips and spreads.
Plain Greek yogurt is creamy, nonfat goodness that is full of protein. I've got three amazing recipes to knock your (or your company's) socks off and keep your belt on.
Am I the only one that gets excited about food in a miniature size? Probably not. Which is why so many of us overdo it during the holidays and don't even realize it! Parties are everywhere and they are filled with chips and dips and tiny little sandwiches and things on a stick and OH...things wrapped in bacon. Everything is eventually going to be wrapped in bacon.
Imagine a world where eggnog isn't full of "milk ingredients" and refined white sugar, guar gum and "natural" flavours. What does that even MEAN? And why does it need to be included on the ingredient list? If it's the natural flavour of food, shouldn't that just be a given? But no...it's been ADDED. Yuck.
Some store brands don't even need to be refrigerated. Have you noticed this trend? Milk products not in the refrigerated section? That's just wrong.
You were supposed to shop today but instead you'll do the groceries tomorrow. You open your fridge to find... not much.
Dammit! Don't you hate that?
I've often muttered to myself: "I swear I had more food." Sounds familiar? Your fridge (like mine) has probably been raided and all you have left are vegetables. Well don't order take-out just yet. Luckily you have some half eaten veggies and some pantry items that combined will magically make this AMAZING soup. The entire family will love it! And surprise-it's full of health! Yay!
As a busy parent, I know you understand the difficulty of always feeding your family healthy, home-cooked meals and encouraging healthy eating at all times. With hockey practice, dance lessons, swimming, homework, school projects and play dates, time constraints are tough on all of us. However, it's important to educate our kids about nutrition as early as possible so they know how to nourish their bodies into adulthood—and beyond. Teaching them starts at home but it also extends to their time at school. But how do we find the time to make it all happen? Great news!
I may be a Nutritionist, but I am not an evil witch (even though I dress like one on Halloween). I’m a real person, just like you, with real children, living a real life. I even *GASP* let my kids eat Halloween candy. That’s right, my kids stuff their face with candy on Halloween. Every year. And I let them.
Our lives are CRAZY. I don't need to tell you! You work, the kids go to school, they have hockey, dance, swimming, karate, singing, piano, gymnastics...it’s all happening IMMEDIATELY and it all gets in the way of making a nutritious dinner. Trust me, I get it.
Wow…APPLES. Did she come up with that all on her own? What a shocking start to an alphabet kitchen blog!
Well, get ready to drop your pumpkin spice latte because it’s APPLE TIME. And not just any regular apple time - it's Apple Pie Cookie Time, and even "a la mode” Apple Pie Cookie Time. That’s right - cookies that taste like pie.
And it’s HEALTHIER FOR YOU than a regular old cookie! Mind blown? Apples not looking so lame now, are they?