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Healthy Holiday Hors d’oeuvres

There are many indulgences leading up to the holidays so why not pick healthy foods that are still full of flavor that everyone will love, even the kids! One of my favorite appetizers to serve guests is my Hummus Avocado Lemon Dip paired with Kii Naturals Rosemary Pistachio Artisan Crisps  What you need: 1 box of Rosemary Pistachio Artisan Crisps  1/2 a ripe avocado 3/4 cup chickpeas 1/2 cup green peas (I love to hide green vegetables where I can…the kids haven’t noticed yet (hehe!)) 1 clove of garlic (minced) Half a lemon juiced 1 tsp Himalayan sea salt  fresh ground black pepper to taste How to make: Throw all ingredients (except crisps) into a strong blender or food processor Blend until a smooth consistency or the consistency of your choice – I like to leave in a few chunks for texture Serve the spread in a bowl surrounded with crisps Garnish with a lemon This paring goes great with a crisp fruity pinot grigio or even cold glass of bubbly! Stay tuned for more …

Holiday Pairings with Kii

It is mid November and Christmas is slowly creeping up. Holiday music is playing and the weekend hustle and bustle has already begun. With all the festivities starting you may be planning a holiday party or have been invited to a few. Soooo what is on the menu? As a nutritionist I love offering high quality food choices without comprising taste!  My go-to appetizer is Kii Naturals Artisan Crisps paired with a variety of organic cheeses, meats and spreads. They are sweet, savory and they go perfectly with spirits or vino, which I’m sure us Mommies will be indulging in just a little (hehe!). As the holidays approach I will be taste testing and creating many different pairings from my kitchen to yours. Please give them a try, I would love your feedback and any creations you come up with using these mouth watering Artisan Crisps. Today I am featuring The Gogi Berry and Pistachio Artisan Crisps topped with double cream brie, walnuts, and a drizzle of honey. Here are some retailers where you can find Kii …

How to Manage Eating Out

For everyone that know me (or has worked with me), I am a HUGE believer in food flexibility! When it comes to dieting, I disagree with eliminating food groups and depriving yourself of what you crave or love because that is just plain ol’ restricting. When I diet, I’m very meticulous when it comes to calculating how much I eat along with choosing what I eat but, if my diet is on point for the week, having 1-2 responsibly chosen FREE MEALS to spend with family and loved ones is certainly not going to curtail my goals especially since I’ve been using this strategy for years and also have a solid understanding of what I’m eating (** this is key **) In saying that, for the majority of people (especially busy moms) eating out is inevitable and can happen more than just a special occasion.  What we order can have social implications and a negative effect on our waistline.  With the restaurant world in my blood (and dining out with my husband on a constant …