Holiday Salad with Satsuma and Pomegranate

A colorful, festive holiday salad with satsuma and pomegranate to include on your holiday menu. Seasonal sweet satsumas and bright red, juicy pomegranate seeds take center stage while a creamy citrus Greek yogurt dressing seals the deal. 

True story: last winter, I went on a serious mission to find satsumas at the grocery store for a recipe I was developing for dark chocolate covered satsumas…which as a result of a failed mission, turned out to be dark chocolate covered mandarins. This was in February, close to Valentine’s Day and this poor soul at Whole Foods had to regretfully inform me that just sold their last satsumas of the season…and then watch me die a little inside.

So, I’ve patiently waited a whopping 10 months now for satsumas to make their return debut to grocery shelves. And the wait was worth it. Satsumas are similar to mandarins – they’re super sweet and juicy and packed with vitamin C….

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What The Foodie Dietitian Ate Wednesday #13

Ever wonder what a dietitian eats? Tune in every Wednesday to find out What The Foodie Dietitian Ate Wednesday (#WTFDAW) for recipe and meal planning inspiration, and well, to learn that RDs are human too!

Happy hump day ya’ll! Last Wednesday, I gave a webinar to a group of 200 registered dietitians on the topic of social media. So I powered through the day with some serious fueled eats.


Warm water with lemon.

Apple butter and almond butter oats (made with coconut milk) with walnuts, pepitas, and chia seeds.

English Breakfast tea with lemon and local honey.

AM Snack

Pomegranate Seeds – love crunching on pom seeds this time of year as an easy snack (these guys were leftover from my Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate dish!)


Scrambled eggs with avocado and roasted broccoli.

Whole-wheat English muffin with butter.


Slow roasted salmon (20 minutes in the oven at…

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Holiday DIY Gift: Herb Infused Vinegars

Fit for a holiday DIY gift, these herb infused vinegars make delicious salad dressings and are perfect for helping build up the immune system during the winter months. 

I love a good salad dressing. Like my vegan green goddess dressing. YUM. Because salads deserve to be jazzed up every now and again.

And if a salad dressing can give me some extra health benefits? Well, thats a win win in my book.

A few weeks back, I attended a workshop about herbs for winter wellness and immunity led by a local herbalist. She talked about a handful of different herbs and their health properties for preventing and treating the cold and flu. I started making my own herbal tea blend the last few weeks when I came down with a cold and then Steve picked up a virus so I decided to keep up the routine to ward off the nasty…

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Mindful Monday: 5 Simple Steps to Becoming More Patient

It’s hard to be patient in the technology driven world we live in where everything is at our fingertips with the click of a button. Read on for 5 simple steps to becoming more patient. 

I know. I know. I promised a breathing technique to de-stress today on Mindful Monday. But I was being mindful of my sleeping beauty boyfriend who’s been out of commission with a viral infection all weekend. I didn’t want to wake him by shooting a video so alas, I take to the keyboard. Next Monday, I’ll hit ya with the breathing.

I struggle with patience A LOT. As a naturally achievement/accomplishment-oriented gal, I like to get shit done. And I like to get shit done right now (pardon my french). Not tomorrow. Not next week. Now. As in ain’t gonna wait.

So I struggle when things take longer than I’d like them to. Like starting my own business….

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Friday Foodie Dietitian Favorites (Holiday Side Dish Round-Up)

Friday Foodie Dietitian Favorites – my faves for the week – recipes, mindfulness, and inspiration. And this week, tis the season for a holiday side dish round-up! 

Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad via Two Peas and Their Pod 

Cranberry Orange Quinoa Salad via Family Spice

Caramelized Onion Green Beans with Toasted Almonds via The Foodie Dietitian 

Potato Beet and Ambrosia Apple Tian via Kumquat 

Rosemary Roasted Cauliflower via Nutricioulicious

Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes via Fannetastic Food

Creamless Creamed Spinach via Meal Makeover Moms

Winter Tangerine Salad via Dine & Dash

Curry Roasted Baby Carrots via The Foodie Dietitian 

Roasted Red Pepper Risotta via Cape Fear Nutrition

Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Cilantro Salsa via Teaspoon of Spice

Mindfulness & Inspiration

How to Turn Negative Vibes Into Positive Fuel via Marie Forleo (introduction to a Buddhist meditation practice called Tonglen which I find to be very effective!)

How To Help Manage Anxiety via Eat…

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Gingerbread Bread Pudding

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Raisin Marketing Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

A holiday dessert worth cheering for! This gingerbread bread pudding is naturally sweetened using nature’s candy, raisins, and packed with whole grain goodness. Making it a delicious holiday dessert you won’t have to feel guilty about!

How’s your holiday health? We’re well into December and very quickly approaching the holidays and with that stress levels tend to be high. We’ve got a million and one things on our to-do lists and wondering how they’ll all get done. Sound familiar? I’m with you. I haven’t done one bit of holiday gift shopping yet (insert embarrassed emoji face here). Granted I plan on gifting some DIYs this year :). But it’s stressful none the less. Remember to take care of…

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What The Foodie Dietitian Ate Wednesday #12

Ever wonder what a dietitian eats? Tune in every Wednesday to find out What The Foodie Dietitian Ate Wednesday (#WTFDAW) for recipe and meal planning inspiration, and well, to learn that RDs are human too!

Happy Hump Day!

I’ve got a fun day ahead – I’ll be giving a webinar to a group of nutrition entrepreneurs on social media this afternoon!

Here’s a round-up of my Wednesday eats:


Warm water with lemon.

3 eggs scrambled with swiss chard (had extra chard leftover from my miso soup from last week).




Salad from my second office away from home – Fiore’s Bakery – with cajun tofu, pears, almonds and balsamic vinaigrette.

This salad reminds me to eat pears more often. I always give apples lots of love in the fall/winter and forget about pears! Sliced pears are such a delicious complement to salads.


Tilapia with olive oil,…

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