Author Archives: Krista

Bostock with Lemon and Almonds {The REAL French Toast!}

Call up your fancy friends and invite them over for Lemon Bostock! Thick slices of brioche that are first soaked in syrup, then topped with a layer of crunchy, sweet almond paste and baked until fluffy inside and lightly golden and crispy on top, bostock is quite possibly the best-tasting yet widely unknown breakfast treat you’ll find. It tastes like an almond croissant and a slice of the fluffiest, most ethereal French toast got together to create […]

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Healthy Eggplant Parmesan

This Healthy Eggplant Parmesan is part of our monthly rotation as a plant based version of our beloved healthy chicken parm or spaghetti squash chicken parm. It has tons of flavor, is easy to make, and freezes well for a make ahead meal. I have always loved eggplant parmesan and when I was a vegetarian it was something I ate all the time when I was out.  However between the breading, oil from frying, and all the cheese, the traditional preparation […]

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Nigella Lawson’s Chocolate Banana Muffins – 7 SmartPoints

Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Nigella Lawson’s Chocolate Banana Muffins I’m always on the lookout for new ways to use up the over ripe bananas that invariably end up languishing on the counter. (I can’t stand to toss them away.) Banana bread is the obvious solution. Even easier is to peel them and then toss them into a ziplock bag for the freezer so they are there when you want a healthy smoothie. But when I spied […]

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Globally Banned Ingredients You Can Find on U.S. Grocery Shelves

For reasons that continue to frustrate many, the U.S. government and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are extremely reluctant in their efforts to ban or remove certain ingredients from the market, even when hundreds of other countries are taking the lead in doing so. Most Americans would be shocked to learn of the potential hazards in so many of the products they regularly consume. Being informed about your food options can help you make better choices […]

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27 Incredible Vegan Dinner Recipes to Put on Your Menu ASAP

If you can’t tell I’ve been on a major veggie kick lately and I’m definitely not mad about it. The #AKSaladChallenge is in full force (if you haven’t signed up yet, do it here!) and I’m loving all things fresh & flavorful for spring. Wanna get some more veggies in with me? Say hello to […] The post 27 Incredible Vegan Dinner Recipes to Put on Your Menu ASAP appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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Healthy Meal Plans: Week 17

So many yummy recipes in this week’s meal plan! After a weekend at a conference, I couldn’t be more excited for some good homecooked food.  It starts out with Baked Blueberry Banana Oatmeal, Healthy Greek Nachos, and Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore. Monday brings Creamy Broccoli and Chicken Pasta and Tuesday is Shrimp and Sausage Kebabs. Wednesday is healthy One Pan Chicken Burrito Bowls and Thursday is Almond Crusted Pork Tenders. To end the week, meals include Beef […]

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Diana Kennedy’s Fresh Salsa Mexicana from Jerez #45 on Gourmet’s 50 Women Game Changers in Food

Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Fresh Salsa Mexicana Diana Kennedy’s Fresh Salsa Mexican de Jerez, is easy, healthy and delicious. I haven’t been able to stay out of it since making it earlier this afternoon. Diana Kennedy’s Fresh Salsa Mexicana de Jerez Diana Kennedy, often called the “Julia Child” of Mexican cuisine is #45 on Gourmet’s List of 50 Women Game Changers in Food. I recently began participating with a group of food bloggers, led by […]

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Berry crumble french toast bake

I have been itching to make a breakfast recipe, I don’t make many breakfast recipes because I like to make myself a typic big breakfast of pancakes, bacon, egg whites & hash browns, not altogether… well unless I’m really hungry I had lots of fresh berries in the fridge and this recipe just popped into my head one day so I went with it..well, am I glad I did because this berry crumble french toast bake was AMAZING!! A […]

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Breaking Binge – Chapter 2: How to Retrain Your Brain for Weight Loss Succes

This post is by contributing writer, Lori Manby. Breaking The Binge – Chapter 2, How to Retrain Your Brain Back to that million dollar question: “How did I stop? How did I break the cycle?” To understand “how”, you need to know “why.” If you missed what brought me to my breaking point, catch up here: (Chapter 1: One Size Does Not Fit All) Around 2005 I’d lost weight with Weight Watchers and heard about their online tools. […]

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Cayenne Pepper Benefits

It is said that adding spice to your life can be good for your overall health. But how much truth is there? Well, it appears that adding spice can indeed deliver plenty of health benefits to you. Black pepper is a common ingredient that can add a kick to your meals but so does cayenne. Cayenne is frequently used in many spicy dishes across the globe but little do we know that it can do more than […]

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