Browned Butter [NOT] Pumpkin Bread
A bite of fall featuring butternut squash that delivers a punch in every bite! Add nuts, chocolate chips, dried cranberries or all of them, to make it a truly decadent dessert! 503 per serving with add ins included makes this a true treat for fall to indulge! Perfect for your fall themed lattes and hot chocolates! Check out the bonus recipe at the end of the post for a biscotti recipe!
Chicken, Leek and White Bean Stew
A warm, deeply flavorful stew that is also an edible defense against cold and flu season. Full of healthful ingredients that are proven to fight against cold viruses and symptoms, this one that no one will be holding their noses to swallow! At just over 300 calories a serving, you can enjoy this stew, and maybe a little dessert too!
1-Pan Chicken and Roasted Garlic Rice
This super flavorful and easy clean up dish is done in under an hour, under 300 calories and requires very little effort on your part! You can do this with either boneless or bone in chicken thighs and you're still guaranteed juicy chicken over moist, fluffy rice!
Perfectly Roasted Asparagus [KETO]
Easy, keto friendly asaparagus that's full of flavor and low in carbs. 5 ingredients and 20 minutes until you're in veggie heaven! Keto, whole30, paleo compliant, gluten and dairy free and vegan. Crowd Pleaser for sure!!
Nutrition per serving: 126 calories, 7.2g fat, 6.9g net carbs, 6.6g protein
Easy Baked Crab Balls
This easy crab ball recipe delivers a bite sized flavor bomb with only 123 calories per serving!! They are baked to save on calories and you can even throw in the air fryer for a faster delivery! Make these as balls or cakes and watch everyone ask if you have more. Throw on a slider or dip into creamy remoulade sauce.
Coconut Curry Shrimp
The first Caribbean dish I ever learned to make was curry chicken. Since, I've taken my own path to create a sauce that is not only authentically delicious, but is also gluten free, dairy free and completely vegan! Try it with cauliflower, chicken, mushrooms or just vegetables, what you add to it is up to you!!
B.A.E. Fried "Rice"
This savory breakfast dish is really one of my favorites! Smoky bacon, creamy eggs and peppery arugula come together to give you an asian inspired dish that can act as a main or a side. Bonus, it's super fast to make and can easily be doubled, tripled or more for a brunch potluck! Only xxx calories and full of protein for a great, healthy breakfast!
Sweet & Spicy Glazed Carrots
Sweet and Spicy, vegan carrots that pack a ton of vitamins, have low glycemic impact and are high in healthy fats and protein thanks to the walnuts. These carrots clock in at just 87 calories and 1.9g fat!! They are the perfect side for any special dinner, but easy enough to make for meal prep or a quick weeknight meal.
Buy Local: Christkindlmarkt Market in Washington, DC
Looking for some out of the box gifts for the special people on your list this year? Try these shops at the Christkindlmarkt in DC for personalized, handcrafted and locally made items. There's something for everyone in this holiday market! Bonus, you get to go into a great museum for the cost of your entry!