{Nourish} Build-Your-Own Smokey Chicken and Kraut Stuffed Sweet Potato

Smoked Jalapeno Kraut Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potato

Taco Tuesday got a make-over and I am loving it. Sweet potatoes and tacos make regular appearances in our house so the first time I stumbled upon a build-your-own stuffed sweet potato, I was eager to recreate it. Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, this Chicken and Kraut Stuffed Sweet Potato is festive and easy to create. With mix-and-match toppings, everyone can build-their-own adventure and the leftovers, they’re as good, if not better, than the first bite. Continue reading “{Nourish} Build-Your-Own Smokey Chicken and Kraut Stuffed Sweet Potato”

{Thrive} 5 Ways to Eat More Vegetables

5 Ways to Eat More Vegetables Eat more vegetables. This may be my favorite nutrition tip and it’s a positive wellness intention I focus on daily. I’m always encouraging myself to eat more vegetables. If you consider the risk to benefit ratio of this recommendation, it speaks for itself. Risk: minimal. Benefits: abundant. Plus, I love an intention that encourages me to have more versus less, especially when it comes to food. Enough of the deprivation people. Let’s be grateful for the food on our plate.  That being said, for most of us omnivores, the idea of planning a meal around carrots sounds, well, lackluster at best. Fortunately, the concept of creating a vegetable-centric plate can and often does include meat, fish and poultry. The key is mindfully rearranging your plate so that the veggies are the star and the animal proteins play a more supporting role. Eat more vegetables. One of my 5 Intentions for the New Year and a great mantra we can use to kick off the month. Here are five tips to make this feel more achievable.

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{Nourish} Salted Chocolate Avocado and Almond Butter Mousse

Salted Chocolate Avocado Mousse{Sponsored} Are you scrunching your nose at the idea of an avocado mousse? Well rest assured because this dessert is so good I swayed a classroom of doubting preschoolers with its chocolaty decadence. Desserts are not my thing. We know this. I would rather have potato chips. That was until this Chocolate Avocado Mousse came into my life. It’s a game-changer. I know it sounds weird but trust me, it is wildly delicious. It’s also ridiculously easy to make which, if you haven’t caught on, is must in my book. The foundation is nothing more than a few, whole food ingredients and it will be ready to eat in less than 5 minutes. Grab a spoon and line up by the blender — it may never make it to the bowl. Continue reading “{Nourish} Salted Chocolate Avocado and Almond Butter Mousse”

{Nourish} Grilled Fruits and Veggies Round-Up

Grilled Fruits and Vegetables @katiecavutoRD

Father’s day is this weekend! Like many dads, mine is a grilling machine. That’s his happy place in “the kitchen”. Sure, you can grill-up a batch of BBQ chicken or sausage (staples at my parents house) or you can add some inspiration to the menu this year! Meats are a go-to grill option but fruits and vegetables should not be ignored. The grill has a wonderful way of caramelizing the natural sugars of the ingredients. That being said, I rounded up grilled fruit and vegetable recipes that will pair perfectly with the Summer Grilling Main Dish Round-Up we posted last week.  Continue reading “{Nourish} Grilled Fruits and Veggies Round-Up”

{Nourish} Recipe Round Up: Spring Herbs!

Spring Herb Recipes @katiecavutord

Could it be? A spring-like day is upon us in Philly. Finally! To me, one of the first signs of spring is when my chives push through the winter soil. Delicate herbs are synonymous with spring flavor profiles so, to celebrate this nice weather, I rounded up a collection of herbaceous recipes worthy of the season. Oh, and there is a lot of asparagus too! Continue reading “{Nourish} Recipe Round Up: Spring Herbs!”

{Nourish} Spicy Egg, Cucumber + Avocado Toast

Egg Cucumber Avocado Toast

 {Sponsored Post} Avocado toast is all the rage and it is for good reason! This simple, nourishing snack is ridiculously tasty and equally as good for you. We are avocado fanatics at my house. My four year old literally eats avocados right from the “bowl” (aka skin) and makes me giggle each time I hand him a half and he quickly asks, “did you put sea salt on it”? I love the decadence that results from smashing an avocado onto your favorite slice of bread. This is only trumped by the exciting number of toppings  you can add to the simple, yet wildly nourishing base avocado toast offers.  Continue reading “{Nourish} Spicy Egg, Cucumber + Avocado Toast”