I know a lot of people aren’t fans of Brussels sprouts, but I am on a mission to convert some of you. This vegan recipe from Connoisseurus Veg features delicate sliced Brussels sprouts, Dijon mustard, and white wine sautéed into a delicious side. Give it a try - you may discover you like Brussels sprouts after all! https://www.connoisseurusveg.com/dijon-sauteed-brussels-sprouts/
The winter holidays always bring with them lots of cocktail parties. I am always looking for new appetizer ideas and I love this spin on stuffed mushrooms from Sandra Lee of Food Network. Reduce the oil to save calories and swap out the pork for more rice to go vegan. Enjoy! https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sandra-lee/ginger-rice-stuffed-mushrooms-recipe-1923001
Are you in search of a non-traditional side for your Thanksgiving meal? If so, try Healthy Nibbles’ Fall Harvest Quinoa Salad. Filled with all sorts of delicious fall flavors, it isn’t light on calories but is packed with nutrition. If you want to save a few calories, cut the oil, feta, and cranberries in half. Enjoy! healthynibblesandbits.com/fall-harvest-quinoa-salad/
Vegans looking for something new and delicious to serve this Thanksgiving, this one’s for you! This salad from Food & Wine features two hearty vegetables, carrots and mushrooms, along with beets and herbs. Yum! www.foodandwine.com/recipes/carrot-salad-with-mushrooms-and-herbs
Rice bowls are super popular lately and this recipe from Jenna Braddock makes the most of fall’s best flavors. Feel free to swap out the butternut squash for your favorite hard squash, and use fat free yogurt if you want to save calories. jennabraddock.com/rice-bowl/
Wondering what to do with all of those apples you picked a few weeks ago? Give this One Pan Chicken with Apples recipe from I Heart Naptime a try. Reduce or omit the bacon and use one more tablespoon of olive oil to cut the calories. Mmmm! www.iheartnaptime.net/one-pan-chicken-apples/
Maybe it is the colder weather or maybe it is because I am in a fat loss phase, but I have been craving desserts lately! I am also hosting Thanksgiving this year and have been trying to find some interesting new recipes. I ran across this one from It’s Cheat Day Everyday and thought it might be a hit with the many people out there who enjoy pecan and pumpkin pies. Coming in at just 75 calories a serving, it’s a great alternative when you want Thanksgiving flavors without the Thanksgiving caloric load! www.itscheatdayeveryday.com/skinny-pecan-pumpkin-pie-bars/
Is life crazy for you during the school year? Do you find it challenging to put together a healthy meal at the end of the day? If so, you need to check out this recipe from Good Life Eats. It involves exactly one pan and can be thrown together in practically no time. All of the prep can be done ahead, so if you can find fifteen minutes to do some chopping, you have the makings of a great dinner. Check it out! www.goodlifeeats.com/fall-sheet-pan-pork-tenderloin-with-honey-balsamic-roasted-vegetables/
I don’t know about you, but fall is crazy busy in our household, and sometimes dinner gets made from whatever happens to be lying around. That’s why I love this recipe from Eating Well: the ingredients are things we often have lying around! It’s also great as a main or side dish, made with inexpensive staples, and is packed with nutrition, so give it a try when your cupboard is close to bare! www.eatingwell.com/recipe/249082/sweet-potatoes-with-warm-black-bean-salad/
If you are looking for an easy and delicious vegan option that screams fall, check out this amazing Roasted Fall Veggie Bowl from Delish. Loaded with fall vegetables, it features farro, but wild rice or barley would also work beautifully. Enjoy! www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a44291/roasted-fall-veggie-bowl-recipe/
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Amy Mariani is the owner of Fit & Fabulous LLC in Winchester, Massachusetts. She is also the nutrition coach at mountainstrength.com. Her mission is to help people eat healthy and love life.
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