Author Archives: Krista

Orange cranberry greek yogurt muffins

I always love coming up with a new flavor combo for a good low point muffin. I have been on a bit of a cranberry kick lately and these orange cranberry greek yogurt muffins are bursting with flavor. Bake some up today, they are great to have on hand for a nice treat with a coffee/tea or perfect for a quick grab and go breakfast. Muffins are just 2 smart points each on WW freestyle. Save Print Orange cranberry greek […]

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Balsamic Chicken with Garlic Zucchini Noodles

This Balsamic Chicken with Garlic Zucchini Noodles is another example of how balsamic vinegar makes everything better. The savory chicken, tender mushrooms, and garlicky zucchini noodles make for a healthy dinner that has so much flavor. Some of my other favorites with balsamic are these Crispy Balsamic Brussel Sprouts and Roasted Balsamic Chicken Thighs and Vegetables. This easy balsamic chicken recipe is a dinnertime staple in our house. Not only is it quick and easy, it’s something we […]

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Nigella’s Healthy Breakfast Bars 2.0 Recipe & Video

Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Nigella’s Healthy Breakfast Bars 2.0 A huge fan of Nigella Lawson’s original breakfast bar recipe, I decided to try her new, improved breakfast bar recipe (from Simply Nigella), which she describes as, “gluten-free, dairy-free and enough seeds to make you start sprouting.” They contain no processed sugar, the sweetness instead coming from the dates. Make these bars at the weekend, and you’ll be set up for the week if you’re someone who needs […]

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The Problem With School Lunches Part II

Last week we discussed the problem with most school lunch programs across the nation: The lack of nutritional value in these menu options is directly related to issues with intellectual development, concentration and learning and academic performance. On the other hand, providing students with fresh, healthy and nutritional options can have an outstanding impact on behavior and success, as one school district in Wisconsin has demonstrated for more than 20 years. The Appleton WayThe Appleton Central Alternative […]

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31 Recipes for your Memorial Day Menu

31 delicious Memorial Day recipes that are perfect for your holiday weekend menu! Skip the store-bought platters and bring these fun appetizers, flavorful grilling recipes, bright salads, and homemade sweets to your parties and potlucks. These recipes are guaranteed to impress guests!   Summer holidays are BACK and I couldn’t be more excited. We finally set […] The post 31 Recipes for your Memorial Day Menu appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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Healthy Meal Plans: Week 21

It’s time to get outdoors and enjoy some fresh and healthy food! That’s why this week’s meal plan includes delicious options like Grilled Chicken with the best peach and cucumber salsa, a Turkey Apple Burger everyone will love, and a Grilled Chicken Greek Salad with all the fixings.  It starts out with Pepper and Goat Cheese Frittata, a Grilled Chicken Greek Salad, and Slow Cooker Simple Pork Tenderloin. Monday brings Creamy Tortellini with Tomatoes and Tuesday is […]

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The 6 Best Foods for Fertility and Pregnancy

What are the best foods and lifestyle choices you can make if you’re trying to get pregnant now, or in the future? In honor of National Women’s Health Week and recently Mother’s Day, I’m discussing one of the biggest health concerns for young women: fertility. Whether you’re trying to get pregnant now or in the next few months or years, a healthy pregnancy starts before you even get pregnant. I have so many amazing family members and close […]

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Allergies and A Raw Diet: What You Need to Know

The power of a plant-based diet can never be underestimated. For more than 25 years, the Hallelujah Diet has been effectively eliminating sickness and helping people get back to living a strong and healthy life. By boosting the immune system with the nutrients and vitamins of raw, leafy greens and vibrant fruits and vegetables, the body’s miraculous self-healing abilities kick into gear. There is not one area of health that raw eating does not impact. Take a […]

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Plant-Based Recipes For Memorial Day Weekend

The unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day weekend is a time for getting together with friends and family to enjoy the sunshine and good food. If you’re planning to host or attend a barbecue for the day of celebration, you may want to start thinking about the plant-based dishes you can bring. As always, we recommend using organic produce when available. Nectarine and Avocado SaladAs the staple of any gathering, a salad should be hearty and exciting. For […]

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Grilled Shrimp Seasoning

As an “adult” far removed from the classroom, I subconsciously look for signs that tell me I can set down my pencil and put away my backpack. School’s out, let summer begin! One of the earliest indicators that my favorite season has arrived is the first time we fire up our grill. I finally cleared that bad boy off this week, which means it is time for my go-to Grilled Shrimp Seasoning! This Grilled Shrimp Seasoning is […]

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