{Nourish} Sweet Potato and Cranberry Oats

Sweet Potato and Cranberry Oats | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Breakfast, BrunchI’ve been tiring of my morning bowl of warm oats and quinoa and that got me thinking. How could I revamp my oats in a nourishing and interesting way? My fridge did the rest of the work. Leftover Spiced Citrus and Cranberry Sauce became the flavor inspiration for these Sweet Potato and Cranberry Oats, a simple and healthy breakfast recipe I know you are going to love. A balanced bowl of satisfying whole grains, crunchy nuts and antioxidant rich sweet potatoes, cranberries and spices is a really soulful way to start the day and fend off any cold or flu that may be creeping up on you. Continue reading “{Nourish} Sweet Potato and Cranberry Oats”

{Thrive} 5 Ways to Eat Less Processed Food + Meal Prep Tips

5 Ways to Eat Less Processed Food, Clean Eating, Whole Foods, Meal Prep, Meal PlanningIt’s unrealistic to completely avoid processed food. Remember, perfection doesn’t exist. With that being said we can definitely cut back on our processed food intake – this is another positive intention you can set for the New Year.  Whole foods tend to be more nutrient dense and nourishing than their processed counterparts. Plus, whole foods lack the added sugar, salt, additives, preservatives and more that tend to be lurking in processed foods. Are you ready to make the switch? Here are some tips to help your eat more whole foods and to decrease the number of processed foods in your shopping cart, pantry and on your plate. Continue reading “{Thrive} 5 Ways to Eat Less Processed Food + Meal Prep Tips”

{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} Sweet Potato, Winter Squash and Cranberry Crumble

Sweet Potato, Winter Squash and Cranberry Crumble by @KatieCavutoRDThis Sweet Potato, Winter Squash and Cranberry Crumble made it’s debut on my Thanksgiving table and I have to say, I am pretty psyched about it. I have always been a fan of the crumble but I never considered a savory version like this and I’m hooked. Sweet potatoes and butternut squash pair perfectly with tart, fresh cranberries to create the foundation of this savory Sweet Potato, Winter Squash and Cranberry Crumble that is going to be a go-to dish over the next few months. Oats, almonds, spices and maple combine to make a slightly sweet and perfectly crunchy foil to the savory veggies. Oh, this recipe is also gluten-free and dairy-free and it will feed (and please) a crowd! Continue reading “{Nourish} Sweet Potato, Winter Squash and Cranberry Crumble”

{Nourish} Is Tuna Healthy? & An Everyday Tuna Salad with Apples

tuna salad with applesI am constantly searching for ways to make lunch feel exciting. Otherwise, I end up eating the same thing every….single….. day for what feels like weeks on end. It’s true. I needed to break out of the rut and this family friendly recipe did the trick. Like the Chicken Salad with Grapes and Dill that I posted a few weeks ago, this simple tuna salad recipe has the addition of fresh, in season apples which offer a twist on the traditional recipe we all grew up eating.  Tried and true, this recipe was a staple at my cafe, and I am happy to see it resurface so I can share it with all of you because tuna salad is yummy and easy and there is no cooking involved. Win. Continue reading “{Nourish} Is Tuna Healthy? & An Everyday Tuna Salad with Apples”

{Nourish} Maple + Mustard Chicken with Balsamic Roasted Figs & Grapes

Maple Roasted Chicken, balsamic roasted figs and grapes
Roasted Figs are divine. They evoke wonderful memories for me as well. My pop-pop-pop (great grandfather) used to have a fig tree in his back yard. Fresh off the tree–they were like candy! While I enjoy them as a healthy sweet treat I also love to include them in savory dishes. The growing season for figs is coming to a close but fortunately they are always available dried and that works just as well for this dish. Major Bonus: The Maple and Mustard Chicken Recipe is a stand-alone dish you can easily add to your weekly repertoire. If you don’t have figs on hand that is okay! Serve it as it or try roasted apples, pears or even roasted grapes (which we added to this dish) to top it off! Continue reading “{Nourish} Maple + Mustard Chicken with Balsamic Roasted Figs & Grapes”