The Ultimate Waffle Recipe Round-Up

Step up your brunch game with this Ultimate Waffle Recipe Round-Up.

Happy National Waffle Day! I know that every day is some sort of food holiday, but I couldn’t pass up waffle day. They are so versatile and can be part of breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and sweet or savory. The possibilities are endless!

I have the ultimate waffle recipe round-up for you. From classic recipes to sweet, savory, and some with a twist, I’m sure there will be a recipe you will enjoy!

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CLASSIC WAFFLE RECIPES

Go back to the basics with these classic waffle recipes.

WHOLE GRAIN WAFFLES

Not just whole wheat flour, this round-up includes a variety of whole-grain waffle recipes.

WAFFLES WITH VEGGIES

Both sweet and savory waffle recipe with adding a serving of vegetables.

GLUTEN-FREE WAFFLES

No gluten, no problem. Delicious gluten-free waffles.

VEGAN WAFFLES

No dairy, no eggs, check out these delicious vegan waffle recipes.

POTATO-BASED WAFFLE RECIPES

Utilizing both white potatoes and sweet potatoes as the base, these potato-based waffles hold up well in the waffle iron.

WAFFLE RECIPES STARTING FROM A BOX MIX

Get a jump start on your waffle recipe and start with a box mix as the base.

SWEET WAFFLE RECIPES

If you have a sweet tooth, these waffle recipes are for you!

SAVORY WAFFLE RECIPES

Skip the sweet, opt for savory waffles to enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!


Don’t feel like taking out your waffle iron? Keep Kodiak Cakes toaster waffles stocked in your freezer! Two waffles contain a filling 12 grams of protein.

stack of kodiak cake power waffles with syrup poured on top

Game Day Appetizer Recipes

28 delicious game day appetizers perfect for Super Bowl Sunday created by Registered Dietitians.

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner. Do you have your menu planned yet? No matter how big your gathering, there is always food for the big game, but let’s lighten up them up with these game day appetizers.

flatbread
Smoked Salmon Avocado Flatbread // Chef Julie Harrington, RD
slow cooker meatballs
Slow Cooker Thai Meatballs // Chef Julie Harrington, RD
shrimp wonton cup
Shrimp Guacamole Wonton Cups // Chef Julie Harrington, RD
buffalo chicken sandwiches
Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches // Amee’s Savory Dish
sweet and spicy snack mix
Sweet and Spicy Popcorn Snack Mix // The Lean Green Bean
parmesan crisps
Quick & Easy Parmesan Crisps // Jessica Levinson, RD
sweet potato hummus
Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus // Kelly Jones Nutrition
meatballs
Greek Lamb Meatballs // Emily Kyle Nutrition
sheet pan nachos
Vegetarian Sheet Pan Nachos // Champagne Nutrition
bean dip
Spicy Bean Dip // Delicious Knowledge
queso dip
Healthy Queso Dip // E.A. Stewart
cheese skillet dip
Cheese Skillet Dip // Dietitian Jess Nutrition
cauliflower wings
Harissa Cauliflower Wings // The Foodie Dietitian
cheese ball
Retro Fabulous Cheese Ball // Domestic Dreamboat
trout dip
Smokey Trout Dip // Food Confidence
hummus wraps
Mediterranean Hummus Wraps // Chef Julie Harrington, RD
layer bean dip
Seven Layer Bean Dip // Create Kids Club
potato skins
Loaded Sweet Potato Skins // My Cape Cod Kitchen
cauliflower dip
Cauliflower Queso Dip // The Nutrition Adventures
shrimp dip
Buffalo Shrimp Dip // Nutrition Starring You
sesame chicken wonton cups
Sesame Chicken Wonton Cups // Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Who are you rooting for?

7 Things You Need to Know About Your Instant Pot + Instant Pot Recipes

On Amazon Prime Day in 2017, it was estimated that 215,000+ Amazon customers purchasing the Instant Pot on Prime Day alone. It was the hottest new kitchen appliance and it’s here to stay! I’m curious to see if it will exceed in 2018 Amazon Prime Day.

The Instant Pot is a single appliance that does the job of seven (yes, seven!) different kitchen appliances. It can handle the tasks of a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan, and a warming pot. Think of all those appliances taking up space in your kitchen that can be replaced by one.

7 Things You Need to Know About Your Instant Pot + Instant Pot Recipes by Chef Julie Harrington, RD @ChefJulie_RD

It’s magical! Check out these 7 tips and tricks about the Instant Pot I wish I knew before I started using mine.

1. Be sure the pressure value is turned to seal.
When you use the pressure cooking feature, be sure the pressure value is set to seal. If it is set to vent, the Instant Pot will not be able to come to pressure. It can be easy to miss if you’re cooking in a hurry. You’ll hear a whistling sound from the Instant Pot if the pressure value is not set to seal. Simply turn it, and then the unit will come to pressure.

2. Utilize the steaming rack.
Use the steaming rack what it’s intended for – steaming. It perfect steams food in a matter of minutes and makes the perfect hard-boiled eggs. Beyond just steaming, the steaming rack can be useful for reheating. Use the steamer insert and add food wrapped in foil. If you open the Instant Pot to add an ingredient, it will reheat much faster.

3. Get acquainted with saute mode.
What I love about the Instant Pot vs. a Slow Cooker is the saute function. A recipe can be made from start to finish right in the Instant Pot. I don’t know about you, but when I see a slow cooker recipe that requires other pots and pans to first to brown over stove top then to add to the slow cooker, I’m more likely to pass over that recipe.

4. Food cooks by surface area rather than volume.
Larger pieces of foods like a roast or a large potato will cook slower than foods cut into smaller pieces. The steam and pressure must reach the inside of each piece of food, so if you want to speed up your cooking time, cut food into smaller pieces.

5. No need to wait for food to thaw. Start right from frozen.
Don’t waste time waiting for items from the freezer to defrost. Add frozen veggies, fruit or other frozen ingredients directly to your Instant Pot. It may just take a few more minutes of cook time.

6. The cook time listed in your recipe is not the total amount of time it will take.
The Instant Pot needs time to heat up before it starts to cook and needs time to release the pressure afterward. Add about 10 minutes to the total cook time, mentally, every time you see a suggested number and you’ll always have a better idea of the actual cook time.

7. Easy clean-up.
Many of the Instant Pot’s parts, including the inner pot and steam rack, can be washed in the dishwasher, making for a quick clean-up. The outside of the Instant Pot can easily be wiped down with a wet towel. Keep in mind that the lid does need to be hand-washed, but hey, you can wash one part by hand, can’t you?

Now that you are ready to use your Instant Pot, start with one of these recipes created by Registered Dietitians.

Instant Pot Italian White Bean Soup: Instant Pot Tips and Tricks via Chef Julie Harrington, RD @ChefJulie_RD

Soup:

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup by Sinful Nutrition
Minestrone Soup by Your Choice Nutrition
Instant Pot Chicken Soup by The Wandering RD
Instant Pot Vegetable Barely Soup by Sharon Palmer, Plant-Powered Dietitian
Instant Pot Italian White Bean Soup by Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

Vegetarian Chili Mac: Instant Pot Tips and Tricks via Chef Julie Harrington, RD @ChefJulie_RD

Chili:

Easy Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac by Kara Lydon, The Foodie Dietitian

Instant Pot Sesame Chicken: Instant Pot Tips and Tricks via Chef Julie Harrington, RD @ChefJulie_RD

Chicken:

Instant Pot Sesame Chicken by Chef Julie Harrington, RD
Instant Pot Creamy Dill Chicken and Rice by Smart Nutrition
Instant Pot Chicken Coconut Curry by Bite of Health Nutrition
Thai Peanut Chicken by Smart Nutrition
Chicken Jambalaya by Live Best
Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki by Chelsea’s Choices
Instant Pot Chicken in Salsa Verde by Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef: Instant Pot Tips and Tricks via Chef Julie Harrington, RD @ChefJulie_RD

Beef:

Easy Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef by Lively Table
Moroccan Beef and Lentils by Smart Nutrition
Lasagna by Your Choice Nutrition
Instant Pot French Dip Sandwich by Street Smart Nutrition
Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage by Nourish Nutrition Co.
Instant Pot Beef Greek “Gyros” by The Wandering RD
Instant Pot Ribs by Lara Clevenger
Kale Lentil and Beef Stew by Beautiful Eats & Things

Lentils Stroganoff: Instant Pot Tips and Tricks via Chef Julie Harrington, RD @ChefJulie_RD

Vegetarian:

Instant Pot Lentil Stroganoff by Nourish Nutrition Co.
Vegan Thai Yellow Curry Chickpeas and Potatoes by Smart Nutrition
Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes, Basil, and Garlic by Betsy’s Kitchen
Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas and Greens by Sharon Palmer, The Plant-Powered Dietitian

Spring Vegetable Instant Pot Brown Rice Risotto: Instant Pot Tips and Tricks via Chef Julie Harrington, RD @ChefJulie_RD

Sides:

Spring Vegetable Instant Pot Brown Rice Risotto by Lively Table
Instant Pot Greek Lemon Potatoes by Smart Nutrition
Instant Pot Wheat Berries by Chef Julie Harrington, RD
Instant Pot Garlic Creamy Broccoli Mash by The Keto Queens
Cheesy Mashed Potatoes by Nourish Nutrition Co.
Instant Pot Artichokes with White Wine, Capers, and Burrata by Lively Table
Instant Pot Artichokes with Lemon Chive Butter by Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs in the Instant Pot: Instant Pot Tips and Tricks via Chef Julie Harrington, RD @ChefJulie_RD

Other:

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs by Chef Julie Harrington, RD
Peach Jam in the Instant Pot by Marisa Moore Nutrition
Instant Pot Poached Pears by Chef Julie Harrington, RD
Instant Pot Raisin Bread by Kara Lydon, The Foodie Dietitian

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7 Things You Need to Know About Your Instant Pot + Instant Pot Recipes via Julie Harrington, RD @ChefJulie_RD #InstantPot #CookingTips

Everything but the turkey, Thanksgiving menu

My favorite holiday is just a few days away! I love Thanksgiving because it’s all about friends, family, and FOOD! 
Everything but the turkey, Thanksgiving menu via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen

I realized I have a ton of recipes that would be a good addition to a Thanksgiving menu. Turkey is pretty much a staple, but the sides are just as important. I get sad when I see a Thanksgiving spread of just beige/white foods. Bring on the colors! Bring on the flavors! All of these recipes contain ingredients or concepts of a traditional Thanksgiving recipe, but with a dietitian/chef twist.

Soup:

Soups are a great way to start the Thanksgiving meal. Soups are an easy way to pack in nutrients and big bold flavors. This Butternut & Acorn Squash Soup has easily become one of my favorites. It’s creamy without any cream or dairy! How? Check out the recipe to find out.

Butternut & Acorn Squash Soup

Salads:

Skip the boring tossed salad and add some seasonal ingredients to create a colorful dish.
Citrus Beet Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette Dressing via RDelicious Kitchen via RDelicious Kitchen @rd_kitchen #salad #citrus #salad #beets #seasonal

Citrus Beet Salad 

Warm Kale Salad with Delicata Squash and Pomegranate via RDelicious Kitchen via RDelicious Kitchen @rd_kitchen #kale #delicatasquash #squash #fall #pomegratate #warm #salad #thanksgiving

Warm Kale Salad with Delicata Squash and Pomegranate

Side Dishes:

The side dishes really make up the bulk of the Thanksgiving Day menu. Aim to create a very colorful spread. Different colors mean different nutrients. Think outside the traditional Thanksgiving menu and add new recipes to your holiday table.
Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen #mashed #potatoes #cauliflower #lowcarb #sidedish #healthy #thanksgiving #garlic

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Cranberry Relish via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_kitchen #cranberry #relish #lowsugar #thanksgiving #sidedish #wellness #recipe #healthyholiday #holiday

Cranberry Relish

Roasted Maple-Mustard Glazed Brussels Sprouts via RDelicious Kitchen via RDelicious Kitchen @rd_kitchen #brusselssprouts #thanksgiving #sidedishes # lowcarb #maple #mustard

Maple Mustard Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen

Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

Honey Roasted Carrots via RDelicious Kitchen @rd_kitchen #carrots #honey #roasted #sidedish #thanksgiving

Honey Roasted Carrots

Shaved Asparagus via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen #asparagus #salad #greens #lowcarb #sidedish #thanksgiving

Shaved Asparagus Salad

Vegan Green Bean Casserole via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen #greenbean #greenbeancasserole #vegan #glutenfree #thanksgiving

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

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Desserts:

If you are looking to lighten up your holiday desserts, simply just trim back the amount of sugar. Trust me, no one will even notice. You can also try one of my seasonal dessert recipes too!
[No Bake] Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen #pumpkin #tofu #cheesecake #mousse #dessert #lowsugar #singleserve #healthy #pumpkinspice #thanksgiving

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse

Orange Cranberry Bread via RDelicious Kitchen @rd_kitchen #wholegrain #cranberry #orange #bread #quickbread #muffins

Whole Grain Orange Cranberry Bread

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pie Bars via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen #pumpkin #pumpkinpie #wellness #healthy #dessert #lowfat #bars #thanksgiving #holiday

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pie Bars

Chef Julie Harrington, RD - Culinary Nutrition Consultant of julieharringtonrd.comEverything but the turkey.. Thanksgiving menu via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen #thanksgiving #menu #healthyholiday #healthythanksgiving #sidedish #turkey #lowcarb #glutenfree #dairyfree #lowsugar #healthy

25+ Brussels Sprout Recipes (You’ll actually want to eat)

Every day I’m Brusselin’. This round-up of 25+ Brussels sprouts recipes from Registered Dietitians are going to get you to want to eat Brussels sprouts every day.
Poor Brussels sprouts have gotten a bad reputation. When I hear people say that they don’t like Brussels sprouts, my main guess is why they don’t like them, is that they’ve never had them cooked in a delicious way. Just simply steaming Brussels sprouts is blah.
Brussels sprouts are a part of the cruciferous vegetable family. With just a one-cup serving of Brussels sprouts will meet your daily requirement for vitamin C and vitamin K for the day, while also providing plenty of folate, potassium, B vitamins, manganese and loads of other nutrients.
If you are not a fan of Brussels sprouts, I challenge you to give them another try. These delicious recipes from Registered Dietitians will change your mind.  
25+ Brussels Sprout Recipes (that you'll actually want to eat) from Registered Dietitians via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen

Appetizers:

Crispy Brussels Sprout and Mozzarella Skewers with Savory Wild Blueberry Dipping Sauce via My Cape Cod Kitchen
Roasted Brussels Sprout Chips via The Domestic Dietitian
25+ Brussels Sprout Recipes (that you'll actually want to eat) from Registered Dietitians via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen

Salads:

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Lemon and Pecorino via Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
Brussels Sprout Salad with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette via Nourishing Plate
Brussels Sprouts Slaw via Live Best
Fall Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad via Nourish, Breathe, Thrive
Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad via One Hungry Bunny
Oven Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprout Salad via Hungry Hobby
25+ Brussels Sprout Recipes (that you'll actually want to eat) from Registered Dietitians via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen

Sides:

Roasted Maple-Mustard Glazed Brussels Sprouts via RDelicious Kitchen
Easy Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts via Eat Real Live Well
Brussels Sprouts and Figs with Walnuts and Balsamic Reduction via The Salubrious RD
Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta & Parmesan via The Nutrition Adventure
Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Thai Sauce via The Foodie Dietitian
Brussels Sprouts with Grape Honey Glaze via Amy Gorin Nutrition
Maple Roasted Butternut Squash, Brussel Sprouts & Cranberries via Eat Real Live Well
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Glaze via Small Bites
Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes via The Nutritionist Reviews
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Walnuts via Marisa Moore Nutrition
Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Seeds via The Foodie Dietitian
Roasted Vegetables & Pecans with Wild Blueberry Balsamic Sauce via Your Choice Nutrition
25+ Brussels Sprout Recipes (that you'll actually want to eat) from Registered Dietitians via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen

Main Dishes:

Brussels, Bacon, and Fig Pizza via The Nutrition Adventure
Brussels Sprouts, Pea, And Cherry Tomato Pizza with Parmesan & Fresh Oregano via The Spicy RD
Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner with Brussels Sprouts via Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
Brussels Sprouts & Cauliflower Quinoa Gratin via Byte Size Nutrition
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Chicken Sausage via RDelicious Kitchen
One Pan Fall Vegetables and Chicken Sausage via Healthy Inspirations
Brussels Sprout and Walnut Pizza with Whole Wheat Flax Crust via The Foodie Dietitian
Sheet Pan Apple & Brie Stuffed Chicken with Brussels Sprouts via Byte Sized Nutrition

How do you like to cook Brussels sprouts?
Chef Julie Harrington, RD - Culinary Nutrition Consultant of julieharringtonrd.com

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25+ Brussels Sprout Recipes (that you'll actually want to eat) from Registered Dietitians via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen

Oodles of (Veggie) Noodles

Oodles of (Veggie) Noodles! Increasing vegetable intake just got much easier with the help of a popular kitchen gadget, the spiralizer. If you don’t have a spiralizer, no worries! Grocery stores are now making it even easier by providing pre-spiralized veggie noodles. Check out this wall of veggie noodles at Whole Foods.
veggie noodles at whole foods via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen
The trend started with the “zoddle” aka. zucchini noodle, but now plenty of vegetables and fruits are being spiralized. I consulted my RD blogger friends to share a round-up of creative veggie noodle recipes that go beyond the zoodle.
butternut squash noodles via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen

Zucchini Noodles:

Grilled Chicken Sorghum Spiralized Vegetable Salad via Triad to Wellness (Bonus: + carrot noodles)
Zoodle Basil Tomato Salad via Dr. Jenn Bowers
Spring Onion and Asparagus Pasta via Eat Real, Live Well
Zoodles with Creamy Lemon Shrimp via Hungry Hobby
Avocado Basil Pesto Zucchini Noodles via Hummusapien
Simple Garlic Lemon Zoodles via Champagne Nutrition
Sauteed Zoodles with Fresh Pesto via Porrazza Nutrition
Spaghetti and Spiralized Zucchini with Lemony Pesto via Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
Goat Cheese Caprese Zoodle Salad via Jessica Cording Nutrition
Sriracha Shrimp with Zoodles via Nourished Simply
zucchini noodles via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen

Sweet Potato Noodles:

Swoodle Breakfast Skillet via Kiss in the Kitchen
Shrimp Primavera with Veggie Noodles via C it Nutritionally (Bonus: + potato noodles)
Sweet Potato Noodles with Sage Cashew Cream Sauce via The Foodie Dietitian
sweet potato noodles via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen

Carrot Noodles:

Chickpea and Sorghum Vegetable Bowl via Triad to Wellness (Bonus: + zucchini noodles)
Sunflower Seed Butter Sauce Drenched Carrot Noodles via C it Nutritionally
Pan Fried Salmon with Macadamia Arugula Pesto with Carrot Noodles via Hungry Hobby
Carrot Noodles via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen

Butternut Squash Noodles:

Butternut Squash Noodles Carbonara with Mushroom Bacon via The Foodie Dietitian
Butternut Squash Noodle and Tofu Ricotta via Healthy Aperture
Butternut Squash Noodles via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen

Cucumber Noodles:

Spiralized Cucumber and Carrot “Noodle” Salad via Liz’s Healthy Table (Bonus: + carrot noodles)
Spiralized Cucumber Sesame Salad via Nutrition to Fit
cucumber noodles via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen

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Oodles of (Veggie) Noodles via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen

Go Nuts for Heart Health + 70 Recipes Using Nuts

Eating nuts can help your heart. Discover how nuts help lower your cholesterol when eaten as part of a balanced diet.
Go Nuts for Heart Health via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen
Why eating nuts help your heart:
People who eat nuts as part of a heart-healthy diet can lower the low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad”) cholesterol level in their blood. High LDL is one of the primary causes of heart disease.
Eating nuts as part of a healthy diet can be good for your heart. Nuts, which contain unsaturated fatty acids and other nutrients, are a great snack food, too. A serving is a small handful (1.5 ounces) of whole nuts or 2 tablespoons of nut butter (serving size recommendation from the American Heart Association). But again, do this as part of a heart-healthy diet. Just eating nuts and not cutting back on saturated fats found won’t do your heart any good.

What’s in nuts that make them “heart healthy”?
Besides being packed with protein, most nuts contain at least some of these heart-healthy attributes:

  • Unsaturated fats. The “good” fats in nuts — both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats help lower bad cholesterol levels.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids. Many nuts are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are a healthy form of fatty acids that help your heart. Nuts are one of the best plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Fiber. All nuts contain fiber, which helps lower your cholesterol. When fiber is consumed regularly as part of a diet low in saturated fat and trans fat, soluble fiber has been associated with increased diet quality and decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Fiber makes you feel full, so you eat less.
  • Vitamin E. Vitamin E may help stop the development of plaques in your arteries, which can narrow them. Plaque development in your arteries can lead to chest pain, coronary artery disease or a heart attack.
  • Plant sterols. Some nuts contain plant sterols, a substance that can help lower your cholesterol. Plant sterols are often added to products, but sterols occur naturally in nuts.
  • L-arginine. Nuts are also a source of l-arginine, which is a substance that may help improve the health of your artery walls by making them more flexible and less prone to blood clots that can block blood flow.

What amount of nuts is considered healthy?

  • As much as 80 percent of a nut is fat. Even though most of this fat is healthy fat, it’s still a lot of calories. That’s why you should eat nuts in moderation.
  • Instead of eating unhealthy saturated fats, try substituting a handful of nuts or a tablespoon or two of a nut spread. The American Heart Association recommends eating four servings of unsalted nuts a week. Select raw or dry-roasted nuts rather than those cooked in oil.

Go Nuts for Heart Health - Recipes using nuts - via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen

Almonds

Strawberry Arugula Salad with Fennel, Toasted Almonds, and Strawberry Champagne Vinaigrette via Nutritioulicious
Roasted Almonds with Cocoa via Food Pleasure, and Health
Banana Oat Blender Muffins via The Baby Steps Dietitian
Almond Raspberry Banana Baked Rice via Amy Gorin Nutrition
Salted Honey Sesame Almonds via Live Best
Spicy Curry Almond Butter Sauce via Macro Balanced
Balsamic Roasted Almonds via RDelicious Kitchen
Cherry Almond Energy Bites via Marisa Moore Nutrition
Mu Shu Shrimp via Hungry Hobby
Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta & Parmesan via The Nutrition Adventure
Almond Granola Cups via Triad To Wellness
Romesco via The Nutritious Bite
Roasted Green Beans with Almonds and Bacon via Hungry Hobby
Almond Flour Blueberry Pancakes via 80 Twenty Nutrition
Sweet and Spicy Almonds via Nutrition Artist
Almond Clusters via Nourished Simply
No Bake Almond Bars with Berry Chia Jam via One Hungry Bunny
Jumbo Skillet Apple Pancake via RDelicious Kitchen

Pecans

Sweet Potato-Carrot Casserole with Maple Pecans via Nutritioulicious
Grilled Cantaloupe Salad with Blueberry Ginger Vinaigrette via Healthy Made Easy
Oatmeal Pecan Cookies via Hungry Hobby

Peanuts/Peanut Butter

Loaded Apple Nachos via The Nutritionist Reviews
Peanut Butter Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies via RDelicious Kitchen
Healthy Fudge via Create Kids Club
Double Layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge via RDelicious Kitchen

Walnuts

Carob Walnut Energy Balls via Food, Pleasure, and Health
Blueberry Walnut Chickpea Salad via Kiss in the Kitchen
Savory Mediterranean Yogurt Parfait via Healthy Made Easy
Chickpea Walnut Sandwich via RDelicious Kitchen
Carrot Cake Quinoa Bars via Byte Sized Nutrition
Chai Walnuts via Live Best
Walnut Mushroom Lasagna Rolls via Live Best
Peach Walnut Crisp via RDelicious Kitchen
Beet & Apple Salad in an Edible Walnut Salad Bowl via Emily Kyle Nutrition
Kale Glory Bowl via Euphoria Nutrition
Honey Apricot Quinoa Granola via Euphoria Nutrition
Walnut Pesto Turkey Burgers via Hungry Hobby
Pasta with Swiss Chard and Walnut Pesto via RDelicious Kitchen
Roasted Broccoli and Walnut Pasta via Marisa Moore Nutrition
Kale Walnut Pesto via Gowin Nutrition
Dark Chocolate Walnut Butter via My Cape Cod Kitchen
Mini Caramelized Banana Split Sundaes via My Cape Cod Kitchen
Pumpkin Spice Walnuts via 80 Twenty Nutrition

Cashews

Green Cashew Chicken Curry via Erica Julson
Creamy Tomato Soup via RDelicious Kitchen
Sweet Potato Noodles with Sage Cashew Cream Sauce via The Foodie Dietitian
Hawaiian Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice via RDelicious Kitchen
15 Minute Cashew Chicken via The Nutritionist Reviews

Pistachios

Pistachio-Stuffed Chicken Breasts via Nutritioulicious
Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Oats with Pistachio Topping via Amy Gorin Nutrition
Savory Pistachio Encrusted Salmon via Nutrition Pro Consulting
No Bake Tahini Energy Bars via Dishing Out Health
Banana Coconut Oatmeal via Real Living Nutrition
Pistachio Coconut Milk via Desi-licious RD
5-minute Pistachio Apricot Balls via Desi-licious RD
Roasted Pears with Dried Plums and Pistachios via Nutrition Starring You
Pistachio Cherry Coconut Crisp via The Plant-Powered Dietitian
Penne Pasta Tomato Salad with Lemon and Pistachios via The Plant-Powered Dietitian

Hazelnuts

Hazelnut Oatmeal Baked Pears via One Hungry Bunny
Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie Bowl via RDelicious Kitchen
Penne with Kale, Tomato, and Hazelnuts via How To Eat

Mixed Nuts

Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Ancient Grain Snack Mix via Shaw’s Simple Swaps
5 Nut Butters to Boost Your Health via Smart Nutrition
Almond Pistachio Cocoa Bites via Amy Gorin Nutrition
Homemade Dark Chocolate Chunky Bar via Healthy Made Easy
Crunchy Chickpea Trail Mix via Byte Sized Nutrition
Homemade Fruit & Nut “KIND Bars” via Erica Julson
Low Carb No-Bake Nutty Caramel Energy Bites via The Spicy RD
How to Make a Healthy Trail Mix via The Nutrition Adventure
Nut Quick Bread via Better is the New Perfect
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28 Dip Recipes for Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner. What is your spread going to look like during the big game? Skip that boring dip from the store and spend a little time in the kitchen and whip up one of these dip recipes created by Registered Dietitians!
28 Dip Recipes via RDelicious Kitchen @ RD_Kitchen
Cold dips:
Roasted Red Pepper and Mung Bean Dip via Cit Nutritionally
Homemade Hummus via Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen
Southwestern Greek Yogurt Dip with Crudités via Amy Gorin Nutrition
Spicy Guacamole via Hungry Hobby

Edamame Avocado Hummus via RDelicious Kitchen
Butter Bean Dip via Dish & Delite
Gochujang Hummus via Food, Pleasure, and Health
Pink Gremolata Hummus via Emily Kyle Nutrition
Low Fat Sriracha Hummus via Create Kids Club

Baba Ganoush (Roasted Eggplant Dip) via RDelicious Kitchen
Beetroot Hummus via Dish & Delite
Greek Yogurt Hummus via Hungry Hobby
Classic Ranch via Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

Broccoli Pesto Dip via Kroll’s Korner
Cottage Cheese Spinach Dip via Shaw’s Simple Swaps
Smoky Eggplant Olive Dip via Sharon Palmer
Best Ever 4-Layer Veggie Dip via Dr. Jenn Bowers Nutrition
Roasted Asparagus Hummus via A Pinch of Grace

Beet Tzatziki via The Foodie Dietitian
Homemade Onion Dip via Nutrition a la Natalie
Esquites {Mexican Street Corn Salad} via Nutritioulicious
Chipotle Greek Yogurt Aioli via Euphoria Nutrition
Roasted Beet + Poppyseed Hummus via Katie Cavuto, RD
Hot Dips:


Jalapeño Cheddar Dip via Nourish Nutrition Co.
Lighter Artichoke Cauliflower Dip via Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
Dessert Dips:

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip via Jessica Cording Nutrition
Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip via Hungry Hobby
Chocolate Black Bean Dip via Jessica Corning Nutrition

Who are you rooting for, for Super Bowl this year?
RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen

Build a Better Taco + 25 Taco Recipe Ideas from Registered Dietitians

Did you know October 4th is National Taco Day? Learn to build a better taco and celebrate with making one of these RD approved taco recipes created by Registered Dietitians.
Build a Better Taco + 25 Taco Recipe Ideas from Registered Dietitians via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen
To successfully build a better taco you have to start from the bottom and build up. Each layer is important and can be made a little healthier on taco night.
Start with your tortillas. 
The big debate – soft or hard shell. That’s really up to you. Opt to use whole grain tortillas. Not into the shell, no worries! Try making a Veggie Loaded Taco Dip and dunk with a bean-based chip. Another option is to add more fiber and use large leaf lettuce to hold your taco filling.
Choose your filling.
Great creative with healthy fillings. First add some protein. If you choose beef, choose a lean ground beef.
If you pick chicken or turkey, look for ground chicken or turkey breast. This is ensuring that is ground from all white breast meat, making it a leaner choice.
Try seafood! Many varieties of seafood work well with tacos. Seafood is lean option. If you like a firmer texture, try using salmon, shrimp, or scallops. For a flakier texture, use tilapia, haddock, or catfish.
Looking for plant-based proteins? Try beans, lentils, tofu, or tempeh.
Plus, pump up your tacos with plenty of veggies. Think beyond the traditional lettuce, tomato, and avocado. Add roasted squashes, sautéed kale, broccoli slaw or a peach salsa. The possibilities are endless!
Make your own taco seasoning for a lower-sodium option for your taco filling.
Add your toppings.
After you loaded your taco with healthy fillings, top it with some more flavor! Add a fresh salsa, guacamole, and/or Greek yogurt. Plain Greek yogurt can be substituted for sour cream for a leaner choice and a boost of protein.

Need some taco inspiration? Choose from these 25 delicious taco recipes created by Registered Dietitians.
Build a Better Taco + 25 Taco Recipe Ideas from Registered Dietitians via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen Classic Tacos via Living Well Kitchen
Sloppy Joe Tacos via Teaspoon of Spice
Steak Tacos with Nectarine Corn Salsa via Nuritioulicious
Slow Cooker Beef & Beans Tacos via My Menu Pal
Shredded Beef Breakfast Tacos via 24 Carrot Life
Chipotle Beef Tacos with Watermelon Salsa via Nutritioulicious
Build a Better Taco + 25 Taco Recipe Ideas from Registered Dietitians via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen Baked Chicken Tacos with Creamy Cilantro Sauce via The Lean Green Bean
Crockpot Chicken Tacos via Real Food Real Deals
Spicy Asian Chicken Tacos via Hungry Hobby
Mom’s Taco Skillet via Kroll’s Korner
Build a Better Taco + 25 Taco Recipe Ideas from Registered Dietitians via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_KitchenChipotle Lime Shrimp Tacos with a Creamy Avocado Broccoli Slaw via RDelicious Kitchen
Crawfish Boil Tacos via Living Well Kitchen
Easy Fish Tacos via Homemade Nutrition
Blackened Salmon Tacos via The Nutrition Adventure
Spiced Lime Vinaigrette Fish Tacos with Pineapple Salsa via My Menu Pal
Speedy Shrimp Tacos via My Menu Pal
Build a Better Taco + 25 Taco Recipe Ideas from Registered Dietitians via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen Vegan Tacos with California Walnuts via Nutrition a la Natalie
Vegan Tempeh Tacos via The Grateful Grazer
Black Bean and Kale Tacos via Living Well Kitchen
Crunchy Lentil Tacos w/ Avocado Feta Guacamole via The Spicy RD
Fish Tacos with Cilantro Slaw and Mango Habanero Salsa via My Cape Cod Kitchen
BBQ Salmon & Kale Tacos via Marisa Moore Nutrition
Shrimp Tacos with Yogurt Slaw via fANNEtastic Food
Loaded Tofu Tacos via My Cape Cod Kitchen
Wild Mushroom Garlic Tacos via 24 Carrot Life
Want to skip the shell? Try a Grilled Tofu Taco Salad with Peach Mango Salsa, or Quinoa Taco Salad. Rather slurp with a spoon? Try a Crockpot Taco Soup or a Freezer Friendly Taco Soup. The taco-bilities are endless!
What is your favorite taco combination?
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Back to School Lunch Ideas

Summer is sadly coming to an end. Whether you or your kids are going back to school or you need some new lunch ideas for work, you’ve come to the right place! Packing lunch doesn’t have to be complicated. Keep it simple with healthy ingredients to help power you through the afternoon.
Back to School Lunch Ideas via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen
Even though I am not going back to school, I get inspired to revamp my lunches I bring to work during this time of year. Packing a lunch doesn’t have to be complicated. First off, don’t start from scratch. Leftovers make great lunches! If you are taking the time to prepare dinner at night, make some extra and pack it for the next day. But sometimes when I know I’m not going to have time to cook the next evening and I want to save my leftovers for dinner the next day. So, now what to pack for lunch?
Sandwiches. They are simple, quick, can be prepared the night before, and with the right ingredients, healthy! Use the guide below to help you whip up a delicious sandwich.

Back to School Lunch Ideas via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen
{via Produce for Kids}

Chickpea Walnut Sandwich via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen
Looking to take your sandwich up another notch? Try some of these awesome sandwich (with a few twists) ideas!
Turkey, Avocado, Tomato, and Cilantro Sammie // via Simple Cravings. Real Food.
Chickpea Walnut Sandwich // via RDelicious Kitchen
Healthy Tuna Salad Sandwich // via Fannetastic Food
Apple Cranberry Tuna Salad // via Nutritioulicious
Ham and Cheese Flatbread Panini // via Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
Peanut Butter Banana Sushi // via Nutrition Starring You

Back to School Lunch Ideas via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen{via}

Not into sandwiches? Make a “snacky” kind of lunch with a various food groups. Bento boxes are the “it” thing now. I love these because you can have a little bit of a few items. Holley Grainger is the queen of bento box lunch preparation for her kids.
Be sure to keep food safety in mind when packing your lunch. Learn some food safety tips, here and here.

Back to School Lunch Ideas via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen
{via Produce For Kids}

Produce for Kids has amazing recipes and resources to get everyone to consume more produce in meals and snacks. They are kicking off the school year encouraging everyone to eat a healthier lunch. Take the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge to eat a healthier lunch now through September 23 and get healthy lunchbox ideas, coupons and more! For every pledge taken, $1 will be donated to Feeding America®, providing 11 meals to families in need. By taking the pledge, you’ll also be entered for some awesome giveaways!

In 2015, 10,797 families and classrooms took the pledge and helped us donate nearly 108,000 meals to families in need through Feeding America. Help us provide even more meals this year!
I’m excited to see how much everyone can pledge in 2016! Take the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge HERE.

What are you packing for lunch?