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Friday Foodie Dietitian Favorites (Holiday Dessert Recipe Round-Up)

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

Tis the season for a holiday dessert recipe round-up! All of my favorite healthier dessert recipes for the holidays along with other friday favorites. | @TheFoodieDietitian

Vegan Gingerbread Tofu Pudding via Healthfully Ever After

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Holiday Cranberry Cake via Teaspoon of Spice

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Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies via My Darling Vegan

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Gingerbread Bread Pudding via The Foodie Dietitian 

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Steamed Plum Christmas Pudding via Meal Makeover Moms

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Holiday Nut Roll via Cape Fear Nutrition

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Slow Cooker Baked Apples via The Foodie Dietitian 

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Whipped Shortbread with Molasses Glaze via Food Faith Fitness 

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Chocolate Pecan Pie via Nourish RDs

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Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookies via Fannetastic Food

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Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie via The Foodie Dietitian 

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Gingerbread Cookie Dough Cups via Imma Eat That

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Give the Gift of Health This Holiday Season via An Avocado A Day (a powerful post & beautiful reminder)

Yearly Reflection: Your In and Out List via Healthfully Ever After (what will you bring in and take out of your life in 2015?)

This Surprising New Year’s Resolution Could Transform Your Life via Mind Body Green (create space for yourself)

The Power of Restorative Yoga to Feel Good in Your Body via Mindful Meals (I try to practice restorative yoga at least once a week and find it incredibly powerful and healing).

On TFD This Week

Mindful Monday: 5 Simple Steps to Becoming More Patient

5 Simple Steps to Becoming More Patient

Holiday DIY Gift: Herb Infused Vinegars

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What The Foodie Dietitian Ate Wednesday #13 (& my secret to slow cooked salmon!)

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Holiday Salad with Satsuma and Pomegranate 

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Life Updates & Gratitude 

  • I’ve been feeling a little off balance this week. I think it’s a result of being burnt out from not having a true “day off” in a while. Listening to my body’s reaction to being overworked, I’m taking some (real) time off over the next couple weeks. I’ll still be popping up on the blog here and there but will be spending most of my time with Steve, family, and friends, thinking about my goals for 2015, and figuring out what I can add in and take out of my life to bring me more happiness and to further connect me to my core desired feelings.
  • Grateful for an exciting collaboration with a RD friend and colleague of mine for the New Year – details coming soon on a local workshop that if you’re in the Greater Boston Area, you won’t want to miss!
  • Grateful for taking a dedicated couple of days to spend QT with Steve this weekend to do all the holiday things (watch Elf, make Christmas cookies, shop for gifts, drink hot toddies, make more Christmas cookies).
  • Grateful for all of your positive vibes and good luck wishes last Friday for my yoga audition at Boston University. It went really well and I’m excited to announce that I’ll be teaching yoga there starting next semester. I’ll be sure to post my teaching schedule for next year on the website once it’s finalized. Would love to see local folks at a class!
  • Grateful for Steve being patient with me this week as I’ve been off-centered and his encouragement to take time OFF (reality check: taking time off is so much harder when you own your own business, at least it is for me. Anyone else feel me?)
  • Grateful for my precious cat child and all of his adorableness each and every day and for being my #1 office assistant.
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Happy weekend ya’ll! xo

Hungry for more friday favorites from a fellow foodie? Check out my friend Min over at The Adventures of MJ and Hungryman!

I’m a nutrition coach and yoga teacher helping people to learn to love food again. I love cooking, taking pictures of my food and traveling around the world. Follow my blog for delicious, seasonal vegetarian recipes and simple strategies to bring more yoga and mindfulness into your life. And check out my e-book to learn how to improve your health through nutrition and yoga. Show me what deliciousness you make! Tag me @karalydonRD on Instagram.


  1. WHOO HOO on teaching yoga!!!! SO excited for you!!!!! That is amazing! Great roundup- per usual! I love these roundups to introduce me to favorites that I missed during the week. ENJOY your time off! You deserve it!

  2. Awesome round-up! So many great options but your bread pudding still has me drooling!

  3. Wow, what a terrific round-up. I will share on Cape Fear Nutrtition FB page! Enjoy your holiday and a little time off. You certainly do deserve it. Looks like 2015 will be off to a fresh start teaching yoga at Boston University!

  4. I seriously want to try making bread pudding! I’ve never had it!

  5. Thanks for including our recipe in your roundup. Everything looks delicious! Enjoy the holidays, your cookie making, and time off to relax and recharge!

  6. I now know what it feels like to constantly be working when you’re trying to build your own business. Time off is so necessary! I’m also planning on taking some quality “real” time off and just be in the present next week. Have a great weekend!!

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