We are three-fourths of the way through January, which means you may be ready to splurge on a dish that's not 100% healthy. You also may be happy with your new healthful eating regimen and not want to stray. I'm
Hey there, January! You know what you're all about- healthy eating. That doesn't mean that you're a less attractive month of eating. Nope. With some simple planning, January can be a month of incredible eating that still sticks to a
Brûléed Butternut Squash
Who knew squash could be so elegant?
- Cooked butternut squash (Recipe link in article)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- After cooking butternut squash per directions, set squash on counter to cool for 15 minutes.
- Remove seeds and discard.
- Scoop out squash flesh and transfer to a large
Rosemary Roasted Squash with Feta
Butternut & feta- who knew they'd pair so well?
- 3 cups cubed butternut squash (peeled)
- 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
- 1-1/2 tablespoons minced rosemary (fresh)
- 1 tablespoon olive
Crockpot Cabbage and Apples
These two ingredients were meant to be together
- 1/2 medium cabbage
- 2 medium apples
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Slice cabbage into thin strips.
- Core apple and chop into small cubes, about 1/2″. (Leave peel on.)
- Combine cabbage and apple in crockpot.
- Add vinegar, water, and
There's nothing boring about this slaw recipe!
- 2 carrots (peeled)
- 1 celery stalk
- 5 scallions
- 1/2 red pepper (seeds removed)
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 2 Tb. soy sauce
- 1/2 Tb. sesame oil
- 1 tsp. rice wine vinegar
- black pepper
- Julienne carrots, celery, scallions, and pepper into 2-inch strips.
- Combine in a large bowl, and add sprouts.
Cinnamon Sugar Peaches
An incredibly versatile dish with a simple recipe.
- 3 peaches
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 Tb. cinnamon-sugar mixture*
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Cut peaches in half, discard pit.
- Place cut side up on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until warm and slightly tender.
- Combine yogurt and cinnamon-sugar
Waldorf Salad Revisited
All the flavors of the classic but healthier
- 3 apples (cored & chopped)
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 3 celery stalks (chopped)
- 1/3 cup walnuts (chopped)
- 1/3 cup plain yogurt
- 2 Tb. maple syrup
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- Toss apple with lemon juice in a large bowl.
- Add celery and walnut, and toss to combine.
Fried (Leftover) Rice
A quick & healthy version of the takeout staple
- olive oil
- 1/4 cup diced carrots
- 1 cup cooked rice
- 1/4 cup frozen corn (defrosted)
- 1/4 cup frozen peas (defrosted)
- 1/3 cup cooked pork (diced)
- 1-1/2 tsp. soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- Heat a small amount of olive oil in
Why not let your fruit & liquor mingle?
- 2 apples
- 1 Tb. butter
- 3 tsp, sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 Tb. bourbon
Cut apple into quarters, and remove core.
Cut each quarter into 3 or
So, here I am in Arkansas, trying to use more local ingredients. Of course, it's only February, so it isn't exactly harvest. I had the good fortune of finding okra the other week. This
Zucchini with a tangy bite
Ahh. . .summer produce. I definitely am missing it in February, even when I am working in Arkansas where the days are warmer. Sure, there's produce at the grocery store (no matter where I am), but it just isn't the same as freshly and