Pamper Your Valentine With a Little Decadence

Did you happen to see my Facebook and Instagram posts teasing what I was going to make with silken tofu, coffee, dark chocolate chips, honey, and vanilla? Well here goes; it is a chocolate pie that will knock your Valentine’s socks off!  Pamper them with this tempting and delicious dessert and they will never know that you have hidden nutritious tofu and other fabulous ingredients in there. You can feel good about treating them!  Continue Reading

Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Loaf

You all know how it is. You buy bananas to have for the family throughout the week but for whatever reason they aren’t gobbled up as quickly as you thought and suddenly they are brown and overripe. Time to toss them, right? Wrong!  You can throw together some wonderful and delicious foods with those overripe bananas. Peel them and freeze them to use in a smoothie in the coming weeks. Slice them and eat them with ice cream or mash them and mix them into your morning oatmeal, you can even make pancakes with them! Or follow the Hungry Household example and make banana nut bread with them (or muffins)! Continue Reading

Slice of Heaven Pizza

What is a more versatile meal than pizza? I’ll be honest, pizza is sort of my own personal version of heaven. You might as well know now, there will definitely be more pizza posts in the future. It is simply my favorite food. First you start with a delicious yeast dough, add a sauce such as marinara or Alfredo or go rogue and try something less conventional like salsa. Next comes the cheese. Oooooooooh, for the love of cheese. Whether melted into ooey gooey perfection or served up sliced with crackers, cheese is a highly regarded ingredient in the Hungry kitchen. It doesn’t stop there though, how about the toppings? The possibilities are endless!  Continue Reading

Meatballs and Marinara Part Two

Spaghetti and meatballs is probably my family’s favorite meal. Meatballs and a robust marinara need time for the ingredients to cook so the flavors can mingle a bit and produce that deep rich flavor that makes them taste so heavenly. Who has time for that during a busy work week? I sure don’t! So on Saturdays when I don’t have much planned outside the home, I work hard to batch cooking both marinara and meatballs and freeze them to use later. I shared my marinara sauce recipe this weekend, now to share my meatball recipe! Continue Reading

Sweet and Savory Marinara Sauce

Some weekends I am far too busy to meal prep anything complicated for the coming week. However, every once an awhile I find a little extra time and I try to prepare and put back plenty of those more difficult meals so we can enjoy them for weeks to come. Like any family, my fellas enjoy pasta dishes with red sauce. You don’t really think I’m going to feed them tomato sauce out of a jar, do you? There’s no love in that! Continue Reading

Scrumptious Pear Salad

Christmas weekend we found ourselves near a Harry & David outlet store. I happen to LOVE Harry & David Royal Riviera pears. So I stopped in and grabbed a box of pears and the best part is that they were on sale! I have thoroughly enjoyed those delicious pears over the last week. Continue Reading

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5 Lifestyle Changes You May Not Have Considered

Hellooooooooo 2017!!!!! It’s the beginning of a new year and most of us are motivated to make big lifestyle changes with the hopes of having a happier and healthier life. The most common New Year’s changes are diet, exercise, and improving finances. Millions of people resolve to eat less calories, join a gym, and lose weight. Achieving optimal health involves so much more than just diet and exercise though. I’ve outlined a few healthy changes below that people sometimes miss. Over the coming months, I will post more on some of these topics as they are important enough to expand upon and discuss further. Continue Reading

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Christmas Sweet Treats: Naughty or Nice?

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is to spend a day making sweet treats to package beautifully and deliver to family, friends, or even the postman/woman or perhaps some random person we meet who looks like they need a little kindness. What’s that now? A dietitian giving out sweets? Yes, you’ve heard that right. In my practice, I focus on balance and sweet treats have a place on rare occasion. However, if indulgence is in order, why not pump up the nutritional value? Let me show you how. Continue Reading

Breakfast feast? Let’s Have Quiche!

At the Hungry Household, breakfast is our favorite meal. We love it so much that we often have breakfast foods for dinner and we call it “brinner.” Savory meats, tender scrambled eggs or ooey gooey sunny side up eggs, soft fluffy biscuits with fresh honey or apple butter, served up with fresh squeezed orange juice, oh my goodness, that is just one example of breakfast heaven! Over the years we have had fun exploring a variety of ways to make pancakes and waffles and will top them with any number of fruits.  Or how about omelets brimming with vegetables and cheese? Mmm, mmm. MMM!!!!  No doubt about it, breakfast is where it’s at! Continue Reading

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It is so easy to “Fall” for Southwest Virginia

Just over five years ago we relocated from our home state of Louisiana to a beautiful mountain county tucked away in the far southwest corner of the state of Virginia. There are so many reasons to love this small rural area; stunning scenery, friendly people, lots of outdoor activity such as hiking, biking, and kayaking, moderate temperatures, my list goes on and on. One of our favorite things about where we live is that we experience all four seasons. We have snow in the winter, but not too much. Spring is delightful and then summer rolls in and it does get hot but not for too long. And before you know it, Autumn arrives in all her magnificent and vibrant glory. Continue Reading