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12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 9 Thumbprint Cookies

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger What holiday season would be complete without old fashioned thumbprint cookies? Days 9 of the 12 Days of Holiday Cookies shares a delicious traditional Thumbprint Cookie recipe from Sally Kuzemchak, RD of Real Mom Nutrition. Sally uses her mom’s time-honored recipe and fills the cookies with a dab of  vanilla frosting with a drop or two of

12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 8 Gingerbread Cookies with White Chocolate

Monday, December 19th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger The eighth day of the 12 Days of Holiday Cookies showcases a cookie from this very own blog. These Gingerbread Cookies with White Chocolate are a healthy twist on the classic holiday dessert. With a blend of whole wheat and all-purpose flour, plus unsweetened applesauce and Greek yogurt to replace the butter and oil, these cookies are definitely healthier than many other

12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 7 Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chia Cookies

Sunday, December 18th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: 1
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Day 7 of the 12 Days of Holiday Cookies features a delicious combination of flavors that everyone can enjoy–chocolate and peanut butter. These Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chia Cookies from Julie Harrington, RD of RDelicious Kitchen have a secret high protein ingredient–chickpeas! That’s right, these cookies contain beans and the delicious flavors

12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 6 Orange Spiced Cashew Cookies

Saturday, December 17th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: 1
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger The sixth day of 12 Days of Holiday Cookie round-up brings us a really unique cookie by EA Stewart of The Spicy RD. These Orange Spiced Cashew Cookies are gluten-free, vegan and they really showcase the flavors of the holidays. With a simple mix of cashew nuts, flax meal, spices and orange zest, plus pure maple syrup for sweetness, these wholesome cookies are sure to

12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 5 Snickerdoodle Cookies

Friday, December 16th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger On day 5 of the 12 Days of Holiday Cookies, I’m featuring a classic cookie that is also a favorite of mine. These Snickerdoodle Cookies by The Nutrition Twins make the perfect holiday dessert with just 85 calories and 4 grams of sugar per cookie. Plus, the oat flour in this recipe makes these Snickerdoodles gluten-free. Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD is a

How To Enjoy The Mediterranean Diet

Thursday, December 15th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger With an emphasis on cooking styles from the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, the Mediterranean Diet emphasizes eating plenty of healthy fats, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and red wine. Good fats like extra virgin olive oil, fatty fish, and nuts are encouraged. on the diet because of their high omega-3 content.. Studies have shown that incorporating…

12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 4 Soft Gingerbread Cut Out Cookies

Thursday, December 15th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Day four of the 12 Days of Holiday Cookie round-up brings a holiday classic cookie. These Soft Gingerbread Cut Out Cookies by Amber Ketchum, MS, RD of Homemade Nutrition, are nice and moist, but use slightly less sugar and butter than a typical cookie recipe. Amber thinks that the most important part of a cookie is the softness, so she still uses unsalted butter, but

12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 3 Chocolate Almond Cookies

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: 1
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger On day three of the 12 Days of Holiday Cookies, I am gifting you a chocolate cookie and a creative gift idea. Unlike cookie recipes that are loaded with butter and sugar, this recipe for Chocolate Almond Cookies contains better-for-you ingredients, like whole wheat flour, almonds and unsweetened cocoa powder.  Plus, the Meal Makeover Moms suggest layering the dry ingredients

12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 2 Healthy Snowball Cookies

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger We are back with day two of the 12 Days of Holiday Cookies. Snowball cookies are an Italian delicacy, and Liz Shaw of Shaw’s Simple Swaps has recreated them in a healthier way. Made with just a few simple ingredients, these Healthy Snowball Cookies are made with reduced-calorie vegan butter and better-for-you whole wheat flour. And they look like fun little snowballs!

Sorghum: An Underappreciated Ancient Grain

Monday, December 12th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Kristen Simonds, BSc, Contributing Blogger I’ll bet you that if you asked one hundred people if they’ve ever eaten sorghum, ninety-nine out of the bunch will have never heard of this ancient grain. It may come as a surprise that sorghum is the fifth most commonly consumed cereal crop in the world. With the push for healthier eating and the need for more nutritious gluten-free options, sorghum has been growing in…

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