You guys know I'm a huge fan of a giant snack board that's part-cheese board, part-crudité platter, and is always loaded with all kinds of snacky goodness like nuts, fruit, veggies, crackers, and dips. It's my go-to appetizer that's a total showstopper every time, and it's super fun to assemble and customize towards a certain occasion or season. Plus it doesn't require any cooking, so it can be thrown together pretty quickly! This board is fully Fall-themed and perfect for my favorite holiday of the year (Thanksgiving, of course!), which is just about two weeks out! You guys will flip over the Spiced Pumpkin Dip (which has browned butter & sage blended in there, omg) and how well it pairs with the cheeses, Fall produce, and Simple Mills sprouted seed crackers.
Get ready for the ultimate Fall dip that's loaded with flavor and is the perfect special addition to any snack board! I whipped it up for a Thanksgiving Snack Board, and it was absolutely delicious with every single thing that I dipped into it... crackers, apples, cheese, nuts, you name it! I couldn't get enough! (PS, it's even better if you have all of those items together - a cracker topped with some pumpkin dip, then a slice of apple or pear, a slice of manchego cheese, and a walnut on top - so yummy!) It's the ideal appetizer for the season and is such a welcome change to the typical bowl of hummus that tends to be the go-to dip on every crudité board. It's sweet yet savory, made with just a few simple ingredients, and can be whipped up in a matter of minutes!
Going out to dinner with your favorite people is a fun part of life and shouldn’t be something you feel like you have to avoid when you’re trying to live a healthy lifestyle. When we're working out, eating well, and doing our best to live our healthiest lives, there can be this anxiety about going out to dinner because we worry that it might slow our momentum, or worse, get us totally off track. But really, if you get strategic when it comes to splurging, you can afford that occasional treat meal (without the guilt). And you can also become a master at tweaking a menu so it works for you and your healthy lifestyle, and you won't have to stress about a girls' dinner out. Once you do that, you can actually have some pretty balanced meals when you're out and about! Let's get into it...
Now that it's officially the middle of October, I figure it's time to start embracing Fall. And I'm going to say something that may not be entirely popular here so prepare yourselves... I just not that into pumpkin. I mean, I like it and all, and I'd never turn down a piece of chocolate chip pumpkin bread, but you won't find me running for everything pumpkin spice the second Labor Day is over. If you gave me the choice between a pumpkin treat and an apple cinnamon treat, I'd go apple every single time! And when I polled instagram on pumpkin vs. apple cinnamon, apple took the lead! That was all I needed to go full steam ahead with these Paleo Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins! (And btw, even if you're team pumpkin, I promise you'll be obsessed with these scrumptious Fall muffins!)
So there's this artichoke pesto pizza at a restaurant in Encinitas called Nectarine Grove that I've been obsessing over lately. I get hit with a major, major craving for it at least once a week, and the last time I couldn't stop thinking about it, I figured it was about time to try making my own version at home. But you guys know I'm not one to just whip up a pizza dough from scratch. No, thanks! I'm all about a good shortcut to make cooking as easy breezy as possible. But a typical store-bought dough wouldn't do the trick either, especially with my healthy September Challenge that just ended. Then I thought... what about Simple Mills pizza dough mix!? It's made with almond flour and flax and even cauliflower, and it only needs a couple ingredients added to it to make the dough. Ideal! So I ran out to Sprouts to stock up on my pizza dough mix and grab the other ingredients and raced back to the kitchen to make it happen.
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Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.