5 Healthy & Delicious Reasons to Drink More Iced Tea + 4 Refreshing & Hydrating Iced Tea Recipes

5 Healthy and Delicious Reasons to Drink More Iced Tea + 4 Refreshing and Hydrating Iced Tea Recipes #health #nutrition

Looking for a healthy and delicious no/low calorie alternative to plain water or trying to ditch a soda habit? Guest blogger and aspiring registered dietitian nutritionist Katie Fletcher shares her top 5 healthy and delicious reasons to drink more iced tea this summer {and all year long} + I'm sharing a round-up featuring 4 refreshing and hydrating iced tea recipes. Welcome Katie! … [Read more...]

Nutty for Nuts! Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter, Nut Nutrition 101 + 24 Healthy Nut Recipes

Low in sugar, and rich in nutrition and flavor, this 5 ingredient Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter is super easy to make & much more economical than store bought nut butters.

Low in sugar, and packed with nutrition and intense chocolaty cinnamon goodness, this Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter is super easy to make, and a lot more economical than store bought nut butters! Can I share a {not so secret} confession with you? I am nutty about nuts! And in honor of American Heart Month, I wanted to share with you everything about Nut Nutrition 101, a scrumptious recipe for Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter, AND a round-up of 24 of my favorite healthy nut recipes here on The Spicy RD. So chill out with a handful of your … [Read more...]

25 Delicious Ways to Eat More Fruits & Vegetables + Easy Tips for Eating More Every Day

One of my favorite healthy living tips is to eat more veggies and fruit every day. Here are 25 healthy & delicious recipes featuring fruits and veggies to get you started! #healthyhabits | Spicy RD Nutrition

I know you've heard it before...one of the best things you can do to nourish your body, stay healthy, and feel fabulous, is to eat more fruits and vegetables every day. The challenge for most of us, however, is putting these words of wisdom in to practice, which is why I want to help you make this year to be the year of no excuses by sharing 25 Delicious Ways to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables, along w/ my easy tips for eating more fruits and vegetables every day and more! … [Read more...]

Slim By Design Giveaway + 6 Simple Weight Loss Tips {Without Dieting!}

Six Simple Weight Loss Tips,Without Dieting, plus a Slim by Design review and Giveaway at The Spicy RD.

Disclosure: I won my own copy of Slim by Design in a giveaway hosted at Foodtrainers, and was asked by the team at Slim by Design if I would like to write a review of the book and host my own giveaway. As always, my opinions are 100 % my own. Some links below are amazon affiliate links which means I may get a small commission at no additional cost to you, if you make a purchase. Thank you for your support! What if I told you that you could lose weight simply by making a few changes to your eating environment? Would you be game to try? I … [Read more...]

Eat these detox friendly foods to keep your skin glowing all year long!

Delicious Detox Friendly Foods to Feed Your Skin and Keep it Glowing All Year Long

I'm delighted to welcome Tiffany to The Spicy RD Blog today to share her favorite delicious detox friendly foods to keep your skin glowing this summer, and all year long! Summer is here and making a hot statement almost everyday, which means it is essential to care for our  skin beyond admiration of the amazing bronze or pretty pink we tend to sport after a Saturday on the sand, by eating these delicious, detox friendly foods not only in the summer, but all year long! Before I tell you about the protective powers of colorful foods, we … [Read more...]

Marvelous Magnesium {Part 2} // Food, Supplements, & Recipes for Optimal Health

Marvelous Magnesium Infographic~Health, Food & Supplements // The Spicy RD

A couple of weeks ago I shared WHY magnesium is so important for optimal health, {congrats to my SuperSeedz Pumpkin Seeds Giveaway winner Vunda Vall!} and this week, I'm excited to share HOW to make sure you are getting enough magnesium in your diet with food, supplements if needed, and delicious magnesium recipe ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. … [Read more...]

Marvelous Magnesium {Part 1} + A SuperSeedz Pumpkin Seed Giveaway

Bananas Foster Breakfast Bowl w Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds

Note: The giveaway is now over, but read more to learn about the health benefits of magnesium! Did you know pumpkin seeds are nutrition superstars when it comes to magnesium? Oh, and did you also know that one of my favorite new healthy gourmet snacks, SuperSeedz Pumpkin Seeds, is packed with magnesium {over 40 % of the daily recommended intake!} and other healthy stuff??? Now you know. I've got a delicious SuperSeedz giveaway for you to enter, but let's talk magnesium first, because it plays a key supporting role in hundreds of … [Read more...]

10 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Almonds + A Fabulous Almond Giveaway!

10 Delicious Ways to Enjoy Almons + An Almond Giveaway

Last February 16 was National Almond Day, and in honor of the day, and thanks to the generosity of the Almond Board of California, I was hoping to share some of my favorite healthy and delicious ways to enjoy almonds with you, plus I've got some fabulous almond goodies to give away to you! … [Read more...]

Love One Today: Avocado Nutrition 101 & The Avocado “Smash” Wrapped or Naked

Avocado Smash // Avocado, Chickpeas, & Veggies

Disclosure: Today we're talking all things avocado and delicious like this avocado smash. Although I did receive financial compensation for writing this post, all views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely and entirely my own and based on my own unique experiences. For nutrition information on avocados, plus some fabulous recipes, please be sure to visit the Love One Today website courtesy of The Hass Avocado Board. So... My sweet cousin Jori is about to have her first baby any day now {SO super excited for her!!!}, and if she … [Read more...]

High Protein Breakfast Ideas for Vegans, Vegetarians, & Omnivores

Power Your Day with Protein Infographic // The Spicy RD

What if I told you the simple act of adding more protein to your breakfast could help keep you alert, energized, satiated, and less likely to over eat later in the day?  Would you be game to try?  If so, check out the inforgraphic below for a list of high protein breakfast ideas to start your day off with, whether you're a vegan, vegetarian, or omnivore! P.S. They're all gluten-free! High Protein Breakfast Ideas More Healthy & Delicious Ways to Boost Your Breakfast with Protein... … [Read more...]

Weekly Menu Plan and a Few of my Happy Things {Orange Pedicure Anyone?}

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Happy Thing #1: Shiny orange tootsies!Happy Thing #2: Having fun with Instagram.   Happy Thing #3: Spending time with my family at Disneyland and California Adventures, and conquering my fear of the Tower of Terror {SiSi was kind and held my hand :-)} P.S. The World of Color Show at California Adventure is spectacular-highly recommend! Happy Thing #4: Convincing my family and friends that kale is not only super healthy, but DELICIOUS as well.  I served my Kale Caesar Salad at a dinner party last night, and there was not a speck left on … [Read more...]

Roasted Potato Salad Nicoise

nicoise potato salad

This is a story of a love affair between the ever so humble potato and the even humbler more humble green bean.  Alone, they are quite delicious enough in my opinion {unless said green beans come from a can-no thank you}, but marry them with diced red spring onions, kalamata olives, and a simple dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, and golden balsamic vinegar, and they make your mouth sing with pure delight. Yellow Potatoes loaded with nutrients to promote good health.... Gorgeous "Red" Green Beans from Suzies Farm at the Hillcrest Farmers … [Read more...]

Tooting My Own Horn: My Bean Homework Is Completed!

dried beans

With two kids under the age of 11 and one husband who still sometimes acts like a kid :-), you can well imagine that the topic of tooting comes up a lot in our house. I will spare you the gassy details, but suffice it to say, toots and beans, beans and toots, toots and pretty much anything {we can always blame it on the dog!} make for a lot of giggling at Casa Stewart. If you're wondering what all this tooting talk is leading up to, let me just tell you, that today I am tooting my own horn, because I finally finished the "Bean Homework" … [Read more...]

A Days Worth of {Delicious} Recipes for Skin Cancer Prevention

Pumpkin Pesto Bruschetta

Loaded with phytonutrients, this triple pepper kale dip may play a role in skin cancer prevention. I've been celebrating Celiac Awareness all month long, but there is another important celebration going on in May that is near and dear to my heart, and that is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.  I hope you will celebrate with me by trying some of my favorite antioxidant and phytonutrient rich recipes, that are not only delicious, but may also play a role in skin cancer prevention. As a blue-eyed blonde {ahem...with a little help from my … [Read more...]

Sea Veggie Tacos with Asian Sesame Dipping Sauce

Sea Veggie Tacos

It's Recipe ReDux time again, and this months theme, "Sea What You've Been Missing" is an ode to the "more obscure" treasures from the sea, such as little fishies {aka sardines, anchovies, and smelts} and super nutritious sea veggies such as nori, wakame, and kombu. Being that this is a ReDux recipe, my Sea Veggie Tacos full fill two important requirements... One, they contain a very respectable dose of nutritious ingredients {sea veggies, napa cabbage, carrots, avocado...}, and two, they are absolutely, positively delicious! Napa … [Read more...]