Adulting doesn’t have to be boring. There’s always room for some play and exploration in things that, on the outside, seem very square and buttoned up. Food waste, for example, just feels so technical, so not fun. …
Gift giving can be complicated these days, and I’m not the biggest fan of just giving a gift card and calling it a day. Over the years, I’ve realized that no matter how well you know someone, the gift of food is always appreciated….
This post is in collaboration with The Wellbeing Network. The Wellbeing Network is dedicated to making health and wellness accessible for everyone.
Fall is right around the corner. The season will start to change soon, with bright greens being replaced by rich yellows and fiery oranges and reds. Before that happens, embrace the final days of summer with a nutritionally-packed green dip, perfect for snacking on throughout the week on or bringing to a party….
This post is one of the first for my new collaboration with The Wellbeing Network! The Wellbeing Network is dedicated to making health and wellness accessible for everyone.
Roasting is one of the best ways to easily cook up any vegetable and up your veggie intake. It’s simple and a hands off method that can open up a world of flavoring possibilities with your food….
I am a snacker, and I know I’m not alone. Snacking can be helpful for keeping your energy up and your hangery tendencies at bay. What you snack on can help keep this steady, as well as any healthy eating/weight loss related goals you may have. …
Sometimes I’m so focused on making the most veggie-packed dinners that sometimes I forget about the in-between. The snacks, the breakfasts, the appetizers. I lovingly blame it on N. The meal N and I share together the most is dinner. So whenever I think about what I’m making, it usually shifts to what are N and I sharing and eating together. And 100% the time last night’s dinner becomes tomorrow’s lunch.
But there are those times, when I’m not working like a maniac or I didn’t eat quite enough lunch, when I get hungry at my desk. Those are dangerous times. Dangerous because, looming not too far from me is an office kitchen stocked with candy, pretzels, and chocolate. And it’s all too easy to just saunter over there, with the intention of just getting more water, and walking away with 2-3 fun sized candy bars. Yikes!
Noticing that I needed to spend more time bringing my own snacks, I forced myself to think outside the dinner arena and make a veggie-packed snack. One of my favorite farmers at my farmer’s market has been overflowing with eggplants lately. Even though N and I and already eaten eggplant earlier that week, I was still drawn to them. But what could I make that we haven’t had in the last few weeks? Does it have to be dinner related?
Then a lightbulb went off. What about dip! Dip can be paired with one of my favorite veggies, the carrot and are easy for snacking and bringing to work. Double the veggies! Double the win!