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Holiday Party Food

Holiday Party Food

It’s time for nonstop holiday get-togethers, and if you’re trying to be healthy, it can be a challenge. These healthy holiday party food recipes can help.

Assemble this Overnight Breakfast Casserole with Bacon and Sweet Potatoes tonight for an easy breakfast tomorrow morning.

Image and Recipe via Sweet Peas and Saffron

 

This Caprese Christmas Wreath is a cinch to whip up for a last-second dish to bring to today’s holiday gathering.

Caprese Christmas Wreath

 

Need a healthy treat for the kids to snack on at get-togethers this week? Try this Christmas Frozen Yogurt Bark.

Christmas Yogurt Bark
Image and Recipe via Healthy Little Foodies

 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Salad is a beautiful holiday lunch or party side.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Salad

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Salad

 

Snack smart at your gatherings with these Crispy Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas.

Crispy Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

Crispy Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

 

Whip up Wild Mushroom Crostini for easy and healthy party finger food.

Wild Mushroom Crostini
Image and Recipe via Fitness Magazine

 

Skip the antipasto platter and serve these Antipasto Salad Kabobs at your party.

Antipasto Salad Kabobs

Buckwheat Month

Buckwheat Month

It’s Buckwheat Month, and this ingredient can help you go gluten-free and take the place of ingredients like oatmeal and quinoa. Plus, it’s delicious! Give it a try with this week’s healthy buckwheat recipes.

This easy Overnight Coconut Buckwheat Porridge is perfect for busy families.

Overnight Coconut Buckwheat Porridge {VIDEO}

 

This Warm Buckwheat and Beetroot Salad is a beautiful and hearty side dish for any meal.

Warm buckwheat and beetroot salad

 

Whip up these Crispy Buckwheat Breakfast Flatbreads for this weekend’s brunch.

Crispy Buckwheat Breakfast Flatbreads
Image and Recipe via Gather and Feast

 

Buckwheat Crepes are a light take on this kid-friendly favorite.

Buckwheat Crepes {Gluten-Free}

 

Cut out the flour with these Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies this holiday season.

Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free)

 

Go gluten-free and skip the takeout with this easy and delicious Buckwheat Pizza.

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pizza

 

These Apple, Almond, and Buckwheat Muffins will be a hit with the family for breakfasts on the go.

Image and Recipe via Green Kitchen Stories

Apple Month

Apple Month

Apples don’t just have to be for dessert this fall. Make the most of your produce this Apple Month with these healthy, savory apple recipes.

First up, try this Apple Cider Chicken Skillet for a dish that is packed with fall flavors.

Apple Cider Chicken Skillet
Image and Recipe via Well Plated

 

This simple Cauliflower Salad with Fennel & Green Apple is the perfect dish to bring along for holiday meals.

Cauliflower Salad w/ Fennel & Green Apple

 

Try Scallops with Apple Sauce for a light meal that is one of the most unique ways to use an apple.

Scallops with Apple Sauce
Image and Recipe via Bon Appetit

 

Pumpkin Pasta with Sausage and Apples has all your favorite seasonal flavors in one tasty dish.

Pumpkin Pasta with Sausage and Apples Image and Recipe via Melanie Makes

 

Savory Apple, Oat, and Herb Scones are best served with a bowl of hot butternut squash soup.

Savory Apple, Oat, and Herb Scones
Image and Recipe via cannelle et vanille

 

This Bacon-Wrapped Fig and Honeycrisp Salad is rich enough for fancy dinners or an afternoon craving.

Bacon-Wrapped Fig and Honeycrisp Salad

Bacon Wrapped Fig and Honeycrisp Apple Salad with Salted Caramel Pecans.

 

This Seared Salmon with Caramelized Apples and Onions is the perfect combination of sweet and savory.

Seared Salmon with Caramelized Apples and Onions
Image and Recipe via Shape

National Goat Cheese Month

National Goat Cheese Month

It’s National Goat Cheese Month, and a little goes a long way in these satisfying, healthy goat cheese recipes.

First up is an Avocado, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Toast that’s great for breakfast or lunch.

Avocado, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Toast

 

This pretty pinwheel Chicken with Goat Cheese and Arugula will impress guests:

Chicken with Goat Cheese and Arugula
Image and Recipe via Simply Recipes

 

Whip up gorgeous Caramelized Balsamic Goat Cheese Pasta for a light summer pasta dish.

Caramelized Balsamic Goat Cheese Pasta

Caramelized Balsamic Goat Cheese Pasta.

 

Lighten up lunch by going meatless with an Avocado, Cucumber, Goat Cheese Sandwich.

Avocado, Cucumber, Goat Cheese Sandwich
Image and Recipe via EatGood4Life

 

This beautiful Sopressa Pizza with Pesto and Goat Cheese is better than your Friday night takeout. 

Sopressa Pizza with Pesto and Goat Cheese
Image and Recipe via Naturally Nutritious

 

Beautiful Roasted Beetroot Salad with Goat Cheese & Walnuts is the perfect summer side.

Roasted Beetroot Salad with Goat Cheese & Walnuts
Image and Recipe via The Cook’s Pyjamas

 

Impress your loved one with this rich Date Night Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese.

Date Night Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese

National Grilling Month

National Grilling Month

It’s National Grilling Month, and we’ve got healthy grilling recipes to help you make the most of your grill before summer is over.

First up is the perfect easy summer side, Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Vinaigrette. 

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Vinaigrette Recipe

 

These Grilled Pork Chops with Spicy Balsamic Grilled Peaches make for a refreshing summer meal.

 

Add some heartiness to your salads and dinners with these Umami Grilled Tomatoes.

Umami Grilled Tomatoes
Image and Recipe via Saveur

 

These 20-Minute Tomato-Basil Grilled Fish Foil Packets are a quick and simple weeknight dinner:

20-Minute Tomato-Basil Grilled Fish Foil Packets
Image and Recipe via The Scrumptious Pumpkin

 

Skip heavy appetizers and make these Grilled Blossom Onions at home instead.

Blossom Onions Grilled and Planked with Red Pepper Aioli

 

These Tandoori Chicken Lettuce Wraps are perfect for meal-prepping lunches.

Tandoori Chicken Lettuce Wraps

 

Start off your dinner right with these Grilled Artichokes with Spicy Lemon Aioli.

Grilled Artichokes with Spicy Lemon Aioli
Image and Recipe via PBS

National Child-Centered Divorce Month

National Child-Centered Divorce Month

July is National Child-Centered Divorce Month. Thinking about your kids if you’re going through a divorce doesn’t mean staying together for their sake. It just means you’re considering their feelings and emotions while making choices.

Considering Your Kids During Divorce

 

If you’re getting a divorce, take the time to sit down together with your kids and explain the decision whenever possible. Presenting a unified front, even at this difficult time, is important for your family.

Discussing the Decision as a Family

 

Put yourself in your children’s shoes and validate their feelings while handling a divorce. They have a right to have feelings about the situation and to express them.

Safely Expressing Feelings During Divorce

 

Remind your kids that they’re not at fault or a cause of the divorce, and reassure them at each step that mom and dad will always be their parents. 

Don’t ask them to take sides or put them in the middle of arguments. Make sure they feel comfortable loving both of you and talking about it.

Avoiding Putting Your Kids in the Middle

 

Focus on change and not blame. Help them understand the changes that are coming to all of your lives and how you’ll work through it together. 

Focusing on Change as a Positive

 

Be confident and consistent when discussing the divorce with them. You should both decide on how you’ll handle issues with the kids upfront and be ready to communicate with them about these issues consistently.

Consistency During Divorce

National Horseradish Month

National Horseradish Month

It’s National Horseradish Month, and it’s the perfect time to add a kick to your summer dishes with these healthy horseradish recipes.

Mix up your summer staple with a batch of Creamy Horseradish Potato Salad.

creamy horseradish potato salad

 

Get some fresh fish in your weekly meal plan with this easy Horseradish Parmesan-Crusted Salmon.

Horseradish Parmesan Crusted Salmon

 

Go meatless with this gorgeous Roasted Beets and Kale Salad with Horseradish Crema.

Roasted Beets and Kale Salad with Horseradish Crema
Image and Recipe via Viktoria’s Table

 

This beautiful Creamy Horseradish Chicken with Garlic Sautéed Spinach is perfect for guests.

Creamy Horseradish Chicken with Garlic Sautéed Spinach
Image and Recipe via Recipes Plus

 

These Baked Horseradish Carrots will spice up your boring dinner side dishes.

Baked Horseradish Carrots

 

Go spicier with this savory Smoky Oven-Baked Salmon with Horseradish for dinner.

Smoky Oven Baked Salmon with Horseradish
Image and Recipe via A Spicy Perspective

 

Try this Celery Root Salad with Apple, Caraway, and Horseradish, sure to become a light summer favorite.

Celery Root Salad with Apple, Caraway, and Horseradish
Image and Recipe via Happyolks