This dietitian adores carrot cake. Adores with a capital “A.” Growing up, each person in my family got to choose what type of cake we wanted to enjoy on our birthday and every year, there was no need to even have a discussion with me- carrot cake with cream cheese icing. I was a little bit predictable. Through the years I have attempted making healthier versions of my beloved treat…some good and others an epic fail.
Grilling season is still going! Outdoor cooking is a great way keep the heat exactly where it should be- outside! Some individuals hunt for the perfect cut of meat to place on those open flames, going from market to market until it is found. But have you tried grilling veggies?!
It is no hidden secret that we all need to drink water. Every day. About 8-12 glasses. Without fail.
When I was in college, I was a professional water drinker- really! It was my lifestyle. It was normal. But as we all know, life changes and some habits become more challenging. Now, as a busy mommy, I must make a very concerted effort each day to drink water. Sip, sip!
Zucchini is the perfect summer vegetable to throw on the bar-b-que and enjoy with your favorite grilled meats or burgers! This Summer Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Mint has an amazingly flavorful and simple topping that elevates the smoky sweet zucchini to become a guest-worthy side dish.
Confession: I rarely consume the recommended 2 servings of fish per week (8-12oz). This isn’t because I don’t like fish. On the contrary, I adore fish and most types of seafood including scallops, crab, and lobster! And all through pregnancy I have been dreaming of some really good sushi!! But, when you live with a spouse who dislikes, no, abhors any and all seafood, including it into the meal plan is quite challenging. But, I learned in those early months as a newlywed I can either view the glass as half full or empty. Right?!
The 4th of July conjures up images of sparkling fireworks, lively BBQs, and bountiful tables of yummy eats! Let’s celebrate the day with some vibrant and flavorful dishes that are loaded with fresh produce, packed with nutrients and boasting some zesty flavors!
These are 13 fresh and flavorful side dishes that are perfect for your outdoor BBQ created by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. Expect to get compliments and be ready to share the recipe!