The Pantry Challenge

By Nikki Nies, MS, RD,LD, CDP, Contributing Blogger In a world where time is precious and valuable, who isn’t looking for more ways to be efficient (especially in the kitchen)? That’s where the Pantry Challenge comes in! This simple test challenges you to ‘shop’ through items already in your pantry, instead of heading to the [...]

Chocolate Almond Bites

I don't buy into many food fads. I don't drink juices or create smoothies with strange ingredients. I just started spiralizing (about 2 years late), and up until recently, I wasn't into 'energy bites'. But about two weeks ago, I worked an event for CVS Health, where I spent the day talking about the healthy [...]

Greek Lentil Power Bowl

Disclosure: I'm a spokesperson for Pulses. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Have you ever heard the term pulse (in reference to food)? Pulses are the superfood group made up of lentils, dried beans, peas and chickpeas. This recipe features one of my favorite pulses--lentils. Lentils are a protein-rich and gluten-free pulse, with 9 [...]

Tri-Color Spring Salad

Can we talk about red cabbage for a second? I recently bought some for a recipe I created for a client, and I had so much leftover. With the extras, I decided to make cabbage salad that I could eat all week. Red cabbage is such an inexpensive veggie that lasts for a long time. It's ridiculously low [...]