Salads and Side Dishes

Holiday Bulgur with Pomegranate

Tis the season for high calorie side dishes like mashed potatoes and that sweet potato thing that has more sugar than an ice cream truck. I love dishes like those, and they certainly make me feel the comforts of home, but they are instant triggers for a New Year's resolution. Instead of replacing all the… Continue reading Holiday Bulgur with Pomegranate


Fruit and Nut Granola Bars

Fighting the snack time urge was one of the hardest parts of my day in college. The more I began to workout the more I craved food in the afternoon. Now that we are living the baseball life and dinner is served around 11 pm, snacking is simply mandatory. Eating a snack in the middle… Continue reading Fruit and Nut Granola Bars


Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

Baseball season typically goes a little something like this: Ryan is gone for 7 days and home for 7 days. I tend to work from 6 am - 2 pm, go to his game at 7 pm, and we eat dinner sometime around 10:30 or 11:00 at night. It's not always ideal but it works… Continue reading Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes


Lean and Mean Green Smoothie

Smoothies and juices were posted all over the internet at the start of the new year as healthy meal substitutions. I love smoothies, but there has to be enough substance in them for me to feel full! Otherwise, I have a smoothie and end up snacking on another meal's worth of calories over the next… Continue reading Lean and Mean Green Smoothie