Archive for 'Snacks'

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 [...]

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 [...]

Heart Smart Trail Mix

Heart Smart Trail Mix

By: Jodie Shield, MED, RD Go nuts! You have got to try this trail mix recipe. It’s loaded with all sorts of heart-healthy ingredients. My sister-in-law, Mickey, shared it with me when we were hiking in Sedona – [...]

Watermelon Fruit Bowl Salad

Watermelon Fruit Bowl Salad

Get your melon baller rollin’ and celebrate National Watermelon Day! By: Jodie Shield, RD Watermelon reminds me of the lazy, carefree days of summer. One of my fondest memories is sitting in the backyard at a [...]

Cappuccino Ice Cream Pie

Cappuccino Ice Cream Pie

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with this super easy ice cream dessert! By: Jodie Shield, MED, RDN On a hot, sticky, summer night this refreshing pie is the perfect dessert. I tweaked Betty Crocker’s original recipe [...]

Not Sure What To Do With Leftover Easter Eggs?

Not Sure What To Do With Leftover Easter Eggs?

Four easy and healthy recipes featuring hard-cooked eggs. By: Jodie Shield, RDN The Easter Bunny has come and gone, but those pretty, hard-cooked eggs keep going on and on. If you’re running out of ways to [...]

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 [...]

Mini Peach Cobblers

Mini Peach Cobblers

Just Peachy – August is National Peach Month! By: Jodie Shield, RDN Be a peach mom. So what if August 24th is National Peach Pie Day! Surprise your family with mini peach cobblers instead. They’re way [...]

Watermelon Cutouts

Watermelon Cutouts

A cool and refreshing snack to help you celebrate August 3rd National Watermelon Day! By: Jodie Shield, RDN Anyway you slice it, watermelon is healthy and de-lish! Grab some cookie cutters, but skip the baking. Your [...]

Patriotic Yogurt Parfait

Patriotic Yogurt Parfait

Grab your spoons and enjoy the fireworks nibbling on this easy, creamy Fourth of July dessert. By: Jodie Shield, RD This Fourth of July, skip the apple pie. I’ve started a new tradition in my family [...]