Flax and Blueberry Vanilla Overnight Oats - I can't think of a quick and easy breakfast that I love more. | pinchofyum.com

Flax and Blueberry Vanilla Overnight Oats

Coffee + cream, vanilla overnight oats, an XL juicy red grapefruit, slippers and sweats for just ten more minutes, and it's a happy Monday for this teacher. But before I launch into telling you every little detail of my most obsessive breakfast to date, I ... Read More →

Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole

Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole

Well don't cha know. This is soo tummy-rumbly-I'm-goonna-eat-the-whoole-thing good, ya shure you betcha. Being from Minnesota, I feel the need to represent my Midwestern culture here on the blog with things like casseroles. Or more accurately: express my ... Read More →

Skinny Crab and Artichoke Dip - just 75 calories for this creamy, delicious appetizer! | pinchofyum.com

Skinny Crab and Artichoke Dip with Jalapeño

Forget the game; I'll be neck-deep in the mini crockpot. Except true thing --> we actually don't really watch the Superbowl. Not that we're anti or anything, and we love to go to Superbowl parties (not saying, just saying), but we just don't have a TV. ... Read More →

Thai Curry Sauce - super simple, extremely versatile, and so addicting. I have this one memorized! | pinchofyum.com

Red Thai Curry Sauce

Alternate titles for this post: I Am Dying of Happiness. The Sauce To End All Sauces. Just Try To Control Yourself. Curry In A Hurry. How To Crave Vegetables 24/7. Deliciously Spicy Stuff. But Not Spicy-spicy. But Spicy. Flavor ... Read More →

Garlic Butter Shrimp and Quinoa- a simple 30 minute dinner that is elegant and full of flavor. | pinchofyum.com

Garlic Butter Shrimp and Quinoa

I'm in tender, juicy, light and buttery seafood heaven. Because ---> THIS. But also because I'm in Washington, D.C., and after spending a weekend eating some reallyreallyreally awesome seafood, for example, shrimp (with pineapple salsa and guac), lobster ... Read More →

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Rainbow Chicken Salad with Almond Honey Mustard Dressing

One thing I love: this dressing, which I am still licking off my fingers as I type this. TMI? One thing I Do Not Like: when I have to stay home alone. Example --> when Bjork goes on work trips. He got invited to go to an affiliate conference with a ... Read More →

Honey and Wild Blueberry Smoothie - so simple and refreshing. A perfect start to the day! | pinchofyum.com

Honey and Wild Blueberry Smoothie

I am drinking blueberries and honey like it's my job. Breakfast on the go is not really my thing, you guys. I've always been the kind of person who would forgo blow drying their hair before work in exchange for a full, warm, sit-down breakfast. At the very ... Read More →

Stir Fried Singapore Noodles - fresh, simple, delish. | pinchofyum.com

Stir Fried Singapore Noodles with Garlic Ginger Sauce

True confession: I think I've been living the life of 13-year-old for the last, um, 17 days. If I had to guess the average time that I've been waking up over this beautiful time called winter break, I'd say 10am. Which pushes back my average lunchtime to 3pm ... Read More →

Jalapeño Lime Chicken Soup - so many bright, fresh flavors in this quick and easy recipe. | pinchofyum.com

Jalapeño Lime Chicken Soup

Aaand we're back in business. I did a ton of cooking over this nice little holiday break, you know, the one where your kids and I get to stay home and never change out of their pajamas for two weeks because there's no school? I'm only half sorry that I ... Read More →

Super Easy Skinny Veggie Crockpot Lasagna - a handful of simple ingredients for a healthy family dinner. | http://pinchofyum.com

Super Easy Skinny Veggie Crockpot Lasagna

Yesterday I saw the movie Frozen. This is going to really date this post for future readers, but worth it. Because I have to talk about how cute it was. If you're not familiar, Frozen is a Disney movie, um excuse me, musical. A Disney musical. All about ... Read More →

Garlic Tostones: Puerto Rican Fried Plantains perfect with rice and beans. Simple and so addicting. | pinchofyum.com

Garlic Tostones: Puerto Rican Fried Plantains with Rice and Beans

Today I'm answering your Top Five Burning Questions about Garlic Tostones aka Puerto Rican Fried Plantains. Cause you wake up wondering about things like fried plantains, right? Yeah, that's why we go together. 1. What are they? And why are you making Puerto ... Read More →

Crockpot Queso Chicken Chili with Roasted Corn and Jalapeño - loaded with veggies, super flavorful, perfect for chip dippin'. | pinchofyum.com

Queso Crockpot Chicken Chili with Roasted Corn and Jalapeño

Howdy hey! It's Monday and I have a load of Queso Crockpot Chicken Chili with Roasted Corn and Jalapeño leftovers waiting for me in the fridge, brought to my by a weekend of relaxing. I think we've already talked about this (Crockpot Chicken Wild Rice ... Read More →

Moroccan Salad with Cilantro Orange Dressing - so many pretty and healthful ingredients and SO much flavor. | pinchofyum.com

Moroccan Salad with Cilantro Orange Dressing

For the last hour I've been listening to One Direction. Excuse me, JAMMING to One Direction. Why am I susceptible to the music of tween girls? EEEEE. I have a crush on all pop music ever. Cause it would be totally normal that my adult ears would ... Read More →

Simple San Marzano Pasta e Fagioli - this comforting dish is easy to prepare and FULL of flavor. Healthy, too! | pinchofyum.com

Simple San Marzano Pasta e Fagioli

This is the story of how I bought 5 ingredients from Trader Joe's and made one of my favorite dinners of all time. The story begins with Lunch Envy as I watched my friend and coworker eat her saucy baby pasta with all those tiny chopped veggies in that ... Read More →

Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad - always requested by my family at holiday meals! | pinchofyum.com

Chopped Brussels Sprouts Salad with Creamy Shallot Dressing

So this is the part where you ask me if I'm just repeating recipes on you. And then I answer: ummm, lemme think. Yes. Okay, no, not really, but I still have the taste of this pomegranate wild rice salad in my mouth and dreams of the bacon and brussels ... Read More →

Butternut Squash and Mushroom Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce - corn tortillas stuffed with veggies and smothered in homemade sauce and cheese for just 250 calories. YES. | pinchofyum.com

Butternut Squash & Mushroom Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce

Hey, guess what? You're coming for dinner. And I made you the Real Deal Dinner. As in corn tortillas stuffed with roasted peppers, butternut squash, and mushrooms, smothered with homemade tomatillo sauce and lovingly topped with melted cheese. I was ... Read More →

Pomegranate, Kale, and Wild Rice Salad with Walnuts and Feta - a perfect way to freshen up the table this Thanksgiving! | pinchofyum.com

Pomegranate, Kale, and Wild Rice Salad with Walnuts and Feta

Oh my good gravy. I mean, no gravy. Just pretty Thanksgiving salad. I mean, salad that tastes like gravy. I mean, no, wait, ummm... Can't. Think. ... Read More →

Best Ever Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes - they turn out fluffy and perfect every time! 130 calories per pancake. | pinchofyum.com

Best Ever Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

The fact that there is whole wheat pumpkin pancake batter waiting for me in the fridge at the very moment that I type this is just completely tempting and distracting. Write. Focus, focus, focus. Once you've experienced a plate full of these hot, ... Read More →

Mexican Roasted Corn and Quinoa Stuffed Squash: loaded with red quinoa, black beans, roasted corn, and cheddar cheese. High protein, high fiber, and just 200 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Mexican Roasted Corn and Quinoa Stuffed Squash

Return of the squash, part 100. You guys, I adore squash. How is it even a vegetable? It's creamy. None of this watery crunchy vegetable stuff. This is smooth velvety yellow veggie seduction. Annnnd as if this hot squash topic couldn't already get more ... Read More →

Shrimp and Garlic Rice Stuffed Peppers: simple, full of flavor, and 260 calories | pinchofyum.com

Shrimp and Garlic Rice Stuffed Peppers + eCookbook Sale

I love this day. Today I'm sharing with you a "new" recipe that's not actually new - I made it back in August when I was creating all those creamy cauliflower sauce recipes for the The Creamy Cauliflower Sauce eCookbook. I love this day because I love ... Read More →

Harvest Wild Rice Skillet: a 30-minute vegetarian dinner featuring the best foods of fall. 230 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Harvest Wild Rice Skillet

Har-vest. Meaning (in my world) produce of the fall that makes you feel warm, fuzzy, and cozy, like crispy juicy apples and delicate buttery squash. And that's exactly what we have going on here, with some onions and butter (always, you guys. always.), a ... Read More →

Skinny Spaghetti and Meatballs | pinchofyum.com

Skinny Spaghetti and Meatballs

This is my love language. Everything good (in this case: lean turkey veggie meatballs and smooth, tangy tomato sauce with fresh green herbs) tangled up in hot pasta and just exploding with color and texture. *closes eyes and purrs* I seriously love it. I ... Read More →

opal

And now you know about Opal apples

It might be hard to tell with the whole windblown should-have-brought-a-jacket look, but here we are!  In Washington! And this is that moment during editing of the post when you realize that your "style" is to wear the same exact color/type of clothing, ... Read More →

Pumpkin Hummus

Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus

Today I'm talking about a deliciously crayzie hummus combo that I made in my Blendtec and then GIVING AWAY A BLENDTEC! Because I wuv my Blendtec. Let's get real here. When I first made this Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus like a ridiculous ... Read More →

Crockpot Sweet Potato Lentils

Crockpot Sweet Potato Lentils

How about I throw some things in the crockpot and make a recipe with it? Sounds about right these days. By the way, what is this recipe? I know. It's a little obscure. It's soup meets stew meets dhal meets can't spend more than 5 minutes making dinner. But ... Read More →

HEALTHY JALAPEÑO SWEET POTATO CHICKEN CHILI

Healthy Jalapeño Sweet Potato Chicken Chili

You know those times where stuff just works? This is one of those times. I did not really know where I was headed when I started making this chili other than that I had a vision of something semi-spicy that could compliment that bag of blue corn + flax ... Read More →

Homemade Healthy Palak Paneer - Pinch of Yum

Homemade Healthy Palak Paneer

Today I'm telling you about my most craved all-time favorite Indian dish. Palak: spinach. Paneer: cheese. It's coincidentally also the ugly duckling of all food that ever existed. Niiice. Please, I beg you, I PLEAD with all my food-loving heart. Do ... Read More →

Avocado Veggie Panini - Pinch of Yum

Avocado Veggie Panini

This is straight up veggie ♥. There are so many things happening right now that are just making me cray-zie. I have the excited jitters and I haven't even had any coffee today. Except the two cups from this morning, swirled with that dreamy heavy ... Read More →

Brussels Sprouts Salad

Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad with Chicken and Walnuts

We're house hunting and I need help. But first, I'll tell you about this salad. House lovers, scroll down. This salad = yumyumyum. I have always loved thinly sliced Brussels sprouts in salads (I slice mine on a mandoline - works like a veggie cutting ... Read More →

Zucchini Parmesan

Baked Zucchini Parmesan

I'm going back to work today. Like, real work. The kind where you have to pack a lunch and get dressed in professional clothes and stop playing with your phone and set your alarm in the morning so that you get there in time. <--- pout. But I won't ... Read More →

Kale Salad

Warm Balsamic Kale Salad

I'm gettin all healthy on ya today. I've been at the grocery store A LOT lately. Grocery shopping has always been a weekly highlight for me, because obviously I live on the edge. Some people spend Saturday at the mall buying shoes; I spend Saturday at the ... Read More →

healthy chipotle sweet corn fettuccine

Healthy Chipotle Sweet Corn Fettuccine

I know it. I never ever post on Thursdays, hardly ever. And I'm one of those people who likes to have things on schedule, on specific days, at specific times, and this healthy chipotle sweet corn fettuccine is definitely NOT following the plan. Thanks a lot, ... Read More →

Caramelized Salmond

Caramelized Salmon

Caramelized. Do I need to go on? Because the word caramelized pretty much speaks itself straight into my soul. There’s just something about food – any food, including but not limited to meat and vegetables - that becomes sweet and salty and textured and ... Read More →

Peach Green Smoothie

Peach Green Smoothie

Hey yo. Big question today: Do you guys like drinking green things? Much like the chicken skin, green smoothies are a love-hate kinda food for me where mostly I love it and I only really hate it because of the name. I mean, who really craves something ... Read More →

Coconut Lime Chicken

Coconut Lime Chicken

Will you think weird things about me if I spend most of the next 3 paragraphs writing about chicken skin? It's a love-hate, although right now I'm more on the love side. I guess the only thing I really hate is the name: chicken skin. But if you feed me ... Read More →

Paleo Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Paleo Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

In the Philippines they have this expression: hala. I know you want to say it this way, but it's not holla. And it's not hah-lah. It's more like, hulá. Which makes it sound like hoola, which is also not correct. Fail. It's just huh-LA, and by now I hope ... Read More →

15 Minute Shrimp Scampi

15 Minute Shrimp Scampi

Idea #54 for using up the leftover blender lemonade pieces: adding a bright lemon kick to this buttery-garlic Shrimp Scampi! I really meant it when I told you to keep that stuff. Think about this combination for a sec. Shrimp, butter, and garlic. Garlic, ... Read More →

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls

Bam. Just like that, we're eating healthy peanut butter cookie dough. Balls. Truffles. Pre-cookies that aren't actually cookies and won't be baked but rival the addictiveness of real cookie dough. Whatev. I've made these little guys before, but they were ... Read More →

Baked Mozzarella Chicken Rolls

Baked Mozzarella Chicken Rolls

So, my sister. Remember her? Think scones and fruit pizza. She gets all the credit for this recipe. Well, no. The lovely Gina from Skinny Taste gets first and foremost credit, with honorable mention going to Pinterest for putting the recipe in front of my ... Read More →

Chicken Blueberry Poppyseed Salad

Chicken and Nectarine Poppy Seed Salad

I'm going salad crazy. Oh, wait, I said that already yesterday. A chicken and nectarine poppy seed salad is basically this: sweet juicy nectarines, bursts of blueberry, delicate baby spinach, lightly spiced grilled chicken, nutty chopped almonds, and ... Read More →

Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing

I’m going salad crazy. After living in the Philippines for a year, where it’s easy to forget about things like fresh spinach and arugula, where salads are usually the culprit for any and all stomach sickness, and where the Chopped Thai Chicken Salad ... Read More →

Crockpot Red Lentil Curry

Crockpot Red Lentil Curry

Ohhh my lentils. I just love me somma them beans. This week I went to a Filipino grocery store and bought 2 giant bags of lentils. Yep, you're right. Definitely not Filipino, and totally still a good purchase. One bag is brown/green and it's called ... Read More →

dark chocolate coconut bites

Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites

I'll just lay it all out there: I have fork-rolling-chocolate problems. And I die for dark chocolate. So what that means is that even though I need chocolate daily, I typically avoid rolling things in chocolate with forks. But then Dark Chocolate Coconut ... Read More →

Parmesan Pesto Tilapia

Parmesan Pesto Tilapia

Five ingredient recipes. I ♥ them. One of my first and still favorite cookbooks is the Fresh Food Fast cookbook by Cooking Light. It features page after page after page of healthy, easy recipes with small ingredient lists and hardly any prep time. I used to ... Read More →

Veggie Alfredo Lasagna

Veggie Alfredo Lasagna

I... I can't speak. This creamy comfort food veggie Alfredo lasagna is heaven to me. And I will elaborate on that, I promise, but I can't move on without talking about what makes this whole thing work: the garlic-butter-Parmesan-flavored, ... Read More →