It's the first Monday of the New Year! Before we stress ourselves out with "starting over" or punishing ourselves for indulging over the holidays, let's just get back to the basics of healthy living. Let's prioritize real, nutritious foods over processed foods, quick and healthy meals over daily takeout, and create small habits that build upon each other rather than commit to overwhelming resolutions that fizzle out fast. To help inspire you this week, I'm sharing some of my favorite healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and even treats to help you feel your best as we jump into the new year!
Chia pudding is one of those snacks that's constantly stocked in my fridge. It's super easy to make, only requires a couple ingredients, and it's perfect as a snack or to satisfy your sweet tooth in the healthiest way! I've shared so many different ways to make chia pudding with you guys - Gingerbread Chia Pudding, Apple Pie Chia Pudding, and Coconut Chia Pudding - but out of all of them, my very favorite is this one, Banana Chia Seed Pudding. This is actually the most simple of all of them, but there's just something about blending the banana with the nut milk before mixing it with the chia seeds that gives it such a good, creamy consistency and makes it feel more desserty... I can't get enough! If you've ever tried the chia pudding from True Food Kitchen (I'm obsessed!), this one really reminds me of it, and I know it's even better for you because we're not adding in any additional sugar!
The holidays are here and what better way to celebrate them this year than by cozying up at home and baking some festive treats for yourself, your fam, and your favorite people! Here's a round-up of a few of my favorite holiday treats, all made with better-for-you ingredients so you can indulge and treat yourself without worrying about hopping on a new diet or detox plan come January 1st. I'm a firm believer in working our favorite treats into a balanced diet, otherwise we're totally missing out on part of the fun of the holidays! Happy baking and happy holidays, my friends!
Every year at Thanksgiving, we have the most decadent and delicious carrot soufflé that has become a staple in our feast that I just can't bear to pass up. It's no wonder that it tastes like such a treat... it's loaded with sugar! This year I decided to give it a makeover to try to make it a bit lighter and healthier. I tested it out with a fraction of the sugar (using coconut sugar instead), swapping out flour for cassava flour to make it gluten-free, and cutting the butter in half. Even with all the tweaks, it turned out just as good, if not better, than the original recipe! It's the perfect Thanksgiving side dish and is a nice way to change up the usual sweet potato casserole. It's simple to make - you just throw everything into the food processor and blend it up, pour it into a baking dish, then sprinkle on the pecan topping (don't even get me started on the topping... it's heavenly!!) bake it until it sets, and you're good to go!
From the softest magnetic closing onesies to a little vintage kitchen for your mini sous-chef, here some sweet gifts for the sweet babes in your life! Most of these items are gifts that Noah has received and absolutely loved (as does his mama 😉).
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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.