Archive for 'Holiday Favorites'

How to Cook Perfect Easter Eggs

How to Cook Perfect Easter Eggs

Hop to it and steam those eggs! By: Jodie Shield, RDN I love decorating Easter eggs and I love eating them, too. But I can’t stand eating hard-boiled eggs with green yolks. Worse yet, peeling those [...]

Let Them Eat Gumbo!

Let Them Eat Gumbo!

New Orleans-style recipes with a healthy twist! By: Jodie Shield, RDN Who needs Fat Tuesday? Be a saint and enjoy some spicy, lean Mardi Gras cuisine. My guilt-free gumbo is sinfully delicious and only half the [...]

Healthy New Year’s Eve Appetizers

Healthy New Year’s Eve Appetizers

Get your party started with these 3 crowd-pleasing appetizers!  By: Jodie Shield, RDN Whether you’re hosting or attending a New Year’s Eve party, serving appetizers is a must. Here are my top three go-to recipes. Sure [...]

Frosty Peppermint Pie

Frosty Peppermint Pie

Chill out over the holidays with this super-easy and healthy frozen yogurt pie. By: Jodie Shield, RDN When the weather outside is frightful, baking sugar cookies and licking the batter is delightful. But when this holiday [...]

Gingerbread Hemp Seed Muffins

Gingerbread Hemp Seed Muffins

Spice up your muffins with a gingerbread twist! Guest post by: Anne King, Dominican University Nutrition Student  Pumpkin and spice is the sweet, fragrant memory that dances through my head when I think of my mother’s homemade [...]

DIY Popcorn Balls

DIY Popcorn Balls

Homemade popcorn balls are a super easy and healthy Halloween treat! By: Jodie Shield, RD Trick or treat? Give them something yummy and healthy to eat! This Halloween, skip the store bought candy and be the [...]

Gingersnap Cookies

Gingersnap Cookies

Enjoy a lighter version of this year’s  Chicago Tribune cookie contest winner! By: Jodie Shield, RDN December ‘tis the cookie baking season. My lightened up Frosted Sugar Cookies are so easy and a winner with my [...]

Pumpkin-Cranberry Bread

Pumpkin-Cranberry Bread

Fall in love with this easy, whole-wheat pumpkin bread recipe. By: Jodie Shield, RDN When I think about fall, the first thing that comes to mind: bright-orange pumpkins. Sure, they make festive Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations, [...]

DIY Pumpkin Seeds

DIY Pumpkin Seeds

Skip the store bought seeds and roast your own! By: Jodie Shield, RDN  When you’re carving your Halloween jack-o-lantern, make sure you save the seeds. Pumpkin seeds (AKA pepitas) are a good source of protein and [...]

Classic Pecan Pie

Classic Pecan Pie

No matter how you slice it, this pecan pie is to die for!  By Jodie Shield, MED, RDN Pecan Pie Day in July? Not sure what that’s all about. I would have guessed November to coincide [...]