25 Creative Ways to Use Leftovers

Because who wants to cook a meal from scratch every night?! Not me! I love eating leftovers but also finding creative ways to use leftovers so I don’t bored with the same meal night after night. Enjoy these 25 creative ways to use leftovers and say goodbye to food waste!As fall routines start to kick in and we start to hibernate a bit more, it can be challenging to find easy weeknight meals to cook every night. But you don’t have to cook every night! Make big batches of your favorite recipes and then find ways to creatively repurpose them for meals the rest of the week. Take some inspiration from the recipes below!

Summer Squash Frittata via Jessica Cording Nutrition

Swiss Chard Potato Chive Frittata via The Foodie Dietitian

Loaded Potato Latkes via Your Choice Nutrition

Butternut Squash and Kale Pita Pizza via RDelicious KitchenTandoori-Style Chicken, Avocado, and Mango…

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Green Tea Marinated Salmon with Asian Slaw

This delicious green tea marinated salmon with Asian slaw is a colorful, flavor-packed dish that’s bursting with nutrients.This post is sponsored by Unilever as part of my participation the Unilever Agents of Change program. As always opinions are my own!

I’m a tea girl. Most folks start their day with a latte or dark roast; I start mine with a hot cup of tea. I’ve been wired this way since forever. Growing up with an Irish mother and Grandmother, a pot of tea was always brewing. If I close my eyes I can picture sitting at my Grandmother’s wooden kitchen table, sipping Lipton® Black Tea laden with cream and sugar out of a little ceramic mug. If something was troubling you, my Grandma’s solution was always “let me pour you a cup of tea, love.” And if someone was bothering you, well, let’s just say her solution was slightly different…

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Why I Stopped Being Vegetarian After 18 Years (Mindful Monday)

Sharing a personal story today on the blog about why I stopped being vegetarian after 18 years and started eating meat again. Hey guys…this blog post has in the making for about six months now. I’ve been waiting to tell this story until it evolved to a point where I felt there was a story to tell. You see, six months ago I ate my first piece of meat…in 18 years. And last month in Europe, I was eating meat almost on the daily. So, how did I get to this point? What did my journey to eating meat again look like? In order to understand this, I think I have to start from the very beginning. A very good place to start (pardon the Sound of Music reference – Salzburg was one of my stops on my trip last month).

The Younger Years. Becoming a Vegetarian.

When I was a…

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Smoked Trout Polenta Bites

A fun and delicious seafood appetizer, these smoked trout polenta bites are sure to get your party started off right! This post is sponsored by Seafood Nutrition Partnership. Thanks for supporting the brands and organizations that make TFD possible! As always, opinions are my own.

It’s funny but I don’t think too many people automatically think seafood when it comes to appetizers. Besides the ubiquitous mini crab cakes, you don’t see too many seafood appetizers being passed around at parties. Which is a total shame because seafood is a delicious and nutritious source of protein and it’s so versatile. Plus, there are so many varieties of seafood out there that the possibilities are really endless.

That’s why from now on I’m starting my parties with seafood. Think hot crab and artichoke dips, mini fish tacos, smoked salmon crostini, sushi rolls….you get the drift. The thing I love most about seafood appetizers…

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4 Days in Hoi An, Vietnam

A recap of our 4 days in Hoi An, one of our favorite spots in Vietnam! Read on to learn where to stay, where to eat and what to do!Drumroll please…this is the last post from our Southeast Asia trip. And it only took me like 5 months to finish them lol. I thought about skipping over this one and moving right along on to my Europe recaps but this was one of our favorite stops in Vietnam so I couldn’t not share it with you. I’m going to format this post a little differently, organizing it into where to stay, where to eat and what to do. Because really…that’s all we want to know.

WHERE TO STAY:

We stayed in the cutest airbnb, which was a homestay called Cashew Tree right near An Bang Beach in Hoi An. The beach was a five minute walk away and Hoi An center…

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Shrimp and Veggie Kabobs with Wild Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

The perfect recipe for Labor Day weekend, these shrimp and veggie kabobs with Wild Blueberry Barbecue Sauce are sure to be a hit at your last summer hurrah!This post is sponsored by the Wild Blueberries Association of North America. Thanks for supporting the brands and organizations that make TFD possible! As always, opinions are my own!

Hey guys!

It’s good to be back on the blog after taking a little hiatus while I was off in Europe for a work conference and then vacay. Europe was a blast and you know I’ll have some travel recaps up soon but in the meantime, when did it become almost September?! Is it just me or did summer FLY by? I can’t believe this weekend is our last summer hurrah. Don’t worry though, I’ve got a delicious end-of-summer recipe to share with ya’ll today that will be perfect for your Labor Day weekend…

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How to Give Meditation Another Shot (Mindful Monday)

A meditation convert shares her journey to meditation and how to give meditation another shot.Hi friends, I got back from my Europe trip last week and while I’m getting settled in and getting new content together to put up on the blog later this week, I’ve got one final guest Mindful Monday post for ya. This one comes from my RD pal Carlene at Healthfully Ever After. Carlene and I go way back and I’m always so impressed by this girl – her brand, her content, and her fearless, no BS attitude. She’s a rockstar and I’m lucky to call her my friend. This year, Carlene got on the meditation bandwagon but it was not smooth sailing to get there. Now a meditation convert, Carlene is sharing her journey to meditation on the blog today and some tips to help you give it another shot if you feel skeptical. 

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