My Go To Healthy Summer Picnic

Happy Friday! Summer is in full swing and I don’t know about you ladies but I have picnics on my mind. It’s the perfect summer date. Pack up the dogs, some of my favorite canned rose or chardonnay, a cute blanket and of course, a healthy picnic and you’ve got the ultimate summer date night.

Here’s what’s on my menu:

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Super Bowl Recipe Round Up

Super bowl Sunday is just around the corner (how is it Feb 1st tomorrow) and I have had a lot of questions from you all on some dishes you recommend for your Super Bowl viewing so you can stay on track with your healthy lifestyle but still enjoy the fun! So here are a few of my go-to A Healthy Passion recipes to take to a super bowl party (or any party really)! Don’t forget you can easily track your recipes in my fitness pal using the ahp # – just search ahp {space } xxx.


Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos AHP206

Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday, these loaded sweet potato nachos are topped with fajita stewed beef with peppers and onion, quick-pickled jalapenos, creamy avocado, fresh cilantro and lime juice for serving. If you want to get crazy throw a little sour cream and cheese right on top! Continue reading “Super Bowl Recipe Round Up”

Thanksgiving Game Plan

Pulling off Thanksgiving Day can be a little stressful without a plan so today I am sharing my tips and game plan for a stress-free holiday!

1 – Get Organized. Put together a game plan and stick to it. Write out your menu, make notes on what can be easily prepped in advance and reheated or even partially prepped (I shave my brussels sprouts days in advance and store them uncooked in tupperware). I also like to look at what takes time in the oven vs stovetop so I know how to best utilize  my limited space and then I like to look at cooking times so I know when to start each dish to make sure they all come together at once.

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Feeling Too Busy – Cook This!

Life is crazy, especially this time of year so today I want to share some of my    F A V O R I T E  quick and easy A Healthy Passion meals perfect for those busy weeknights! Each of them are less than 30 minutes, few ingredients, easy clean up and easily prepped ahead.

Happy Cooking,

xo

Kate


Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Sun Dried Tomatoes AHP239

We toss fluffy toasted gnocchi, sautéed cremini mushrooms, creamy white beans and wilted baby kale in a buttery garlic sauce and finish with chewy sun-dried tomatoes for a 15-minute fridge-to-table weeknight delight!

  • Speed it up: Buy sliced mushrooms!

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Football Season Entertaining {build your own nachos bar}

Fall is officially here and with the transition of seasons comes a new reason to entertain. And that reason, my friends, is football season. Whether you’re a football fan or not I am sure we can all agree that football food is some of the best. So while I love a good game, my main focus is on what I can cook that’s both simple and tasty to keep everyone, including myself, happy.

A go-to for any party is some sort of dish that can be prepped in advance and people can sort of help themselves. More often than not that’s some kind of cheese and charcuterie board but I took a similar concept when designing my “build your own nachos bar” and I find it to be  relatively effortless, yet people pleasing way to entertain guests.

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Life-Changing Lemon

Tools Required: 

Sharp Knife – Global is my favorite brand.

Wood Cutting Board – I buy these bamboo boards at IKEA!

Titan Peeler – It’s from an infomercial but I swear it’s the best peeler I’ve ever owned!

My Thought Process: 

The initial reason I even tried this technique was because I didn’t have a microplane on hand and I wanted some lemon zest for a quinoa salad. And, seeing as I was feeling too lazy to mince the lemon peel, I just cut it into thin strips and tossed it in. But holy-intense-pop-of-lemon-burst, it was amazing!

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