Category Archives: Healthy Eating

Death by Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Gorgeous chocolate peppermint cookies dipped in dark chocolate, sprinkled with crushed peppermint candies, and drizzled with white chocolate. Truly a “death by chocolate” cookie. Perfect for holiday baking and cookie exchanges! It’s the most deliciously sweet week of the season: #AKCookieWeek! Welcome, I’m so happy you’re here. This is officially the third year of our […] The post Death by Chocolate Peppermint Cookies appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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31 Amazing Recipes to Make in December

31 amazing, seasonal recipes to make in December! These are the best of the best in breakfasts & brunches, cozy soups, filling salads to bring to work, healthy dinners, and incredible desserts.  We’ve made it past Thanksgiving and I’m ready to keep on this delicious, festive recipe train. If you’re tired of stuffing & potatoes […] The post 31 Amazing Recipes to Make in December appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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Spiced Wine | Slow Cooker or Stove Top Mulled Wine Recipe

Spiced wine is on my holiday absolute-must list. I was first introduced to this festive drink (also known as mulled wine or hot wine) at a Christmas market in France, and it’s since been a recipe I look forward to making every single year. If you’re entertaining a crowd, this recipe can be made in big batches in the slow cooker, or you can quickly whip up a batch on your stovetop. Spiced wine is popular throughout […]

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Crab Artichoke Toasts

The phrase “the more the merrier” has transformed from casual phrase to personal life calling. This time of year, I want to have people over all the time! Since you’re not allowed to enter my house without my attempting to feed you, fast yet classy appetizers like these Crab Artichoke Toasts are exactly the recipes I need. They feel special enough for the holidays BUT (and this is key), they are fast and easy, so I can […]

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Andes Mint Cookies

Tell me everything you are baking this holiday! Thanks to a recent cooking magazine binge and my Instagram feed at large, my list is LONG. That said, I’m absolutely going to squeeze in one more batch of these Andes Mint Cookies because ho-ho, oh-so good! These easy Andes Cookies are perfectly chewy, packed with just right amount of melty mint chocolate chunks, and the exact cookie I imagine us sitting around my coffee table eating with steaming […]

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Mama’s Chickpeas in Sofrito with Arroz con Gandules

My mama’s delicious vegetarian Puerto Rican inspired recipe: chickpeas in sofrito served with arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas). Delicious and packed with plant-based protein! This recipe is sponsored by BUSH’S® Beans. There’s something special and nostalgic about food that’s passed down through generations. This particular recipe is from my Puerto Rican mama and […] The post Mama’s Chickpeas in Sofrito with Arroz con Gandules appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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Wellness Wednesday: Real Talk on Self-Compassion + Food Freedom During the Holidays

The perspective an eating disorder has given me towards food and our bodies, is one that I’m appreciative of, and something I enjoy sharing with you. In today’s Wellness Wednesday, I’m getting real with you all about my previous struggles with food during the holiday season and how having self-compassion and kindness has led me […] The post Wellness Wednesday: Real Talk on Self-Compassion + Food Freedom During the Holidays appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by […]

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Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

If Thanksgiving weekend is the glorious, eat-all-the-things slow down, the week after it feels more like the hectic, eat-all-the-salads catch up. Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad is here to meet the demand. Wholesome, flavorful, and filling, it offers the healthy reprieve we crave after a long weekend of happy indulgence but doesn’t sacrifice on taste (it is SO YUMMY) or leave you hungry. The ingredients in this roasted butternut squash salad recipe are straightforward, but once combined, they […]

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Slow Cooker Black Bean Quinoa Pumpkin Chicken Chili

Delicious pumpkin chicken chili with black beans and quinoa! This protein packed delicious gluten free dinner can be made in your slow cooker for an easy, hearty dinner. Perfect paired with a side of cornbread. Everyone’s raging about the Instant Pot and meanwhile I’m over here still obsessing over my slow cooker like an old […] The post Slow Cooker Black Bean Quinoa Pumpkin Chicken Chili appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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Crockpot Tortellini Soup

Every year, I tell myself I’m going to make a concerted effort to be less busy during the holidays. Every year, I reach the end of December wondering what on earth I’ve been doing the last three weeks. This year, I’m trying a different approach that I hope will help me appreciate the little moments. It’s being helped along by recipes like this Crockpot Tortellini Soup. A warming, hearty soup made in the slow cooker, this easy […]

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