Green Goddess Detox Salad - avocado, almonds, spinach, pea shoots, and healthy homemade Green Goddess dressing. Healthy + yummy. | pinchofyum.com

Green Goddess Detox Salad + Vacation Pictures

You know those times when you come back from a vacation? *droopy sad face* I think I might have mentioned it a bajillion times already but we just got back from a very warm, very sunny, very extra relaxing vacation to Arizona. I'm still grieving the loss of ... Read More →

Crockpot Creole Chicken and Sausage - 10 minute prep for this hearty dinner, made healthier with beans and peppers. 300 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Slow Cooker Creole Chicken and Sausage

I don't really know how to explain it, but it's a like whoa yummy combo we have going on upinhere. This idea originated as a simple shredded Creole chicken kind of thing made in the slow cooker so my cooking life could be awesomely easy and full of mouth ... Read More →

Skinny Spinach Lasagna - layers of ricotta, spinach, noodles, sauce and cheese. 250 calories of yum!. | pinchofyum.com

Skinny Spinach Lasagna

This just in: we got a Costco membership. More accurately, we got a Costco membership so we could get a TV. HOLD THE PHONE I know I know I know. If you've been a reader, a) you just got 100 sweet friend points, and b) you already know our TV dilemma. The ... Read More →

Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, and Arugula Salad with Lemon Dressing

Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, and Arugula Salad

Favorite salad. I say that all the time, and in theory it's a total oxymoron, but lately salads are my favorite way to get all the food I want to eat (flavor, texture, color, nutrition, give me everything) all on one plate. I know, I'm a food hog, and salads ... Read More →

Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad wth Miso Dressing - fresh, green, crunchy-delicious. | pinchofyum.com

Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Miso Dressing

One thing about this Spicy Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Creamy Miso Dressing: must. eat. now. One thing about me at a restaurant: I'm an obsessive pre-orderer. The beautiful thing about the fancy techno world of today is that menus are available online, ... Read More →

Quick Homemade Ramen - dried ramen comes to life with fresh vegetables, herbs, and homemade stock in just in 20 minutes! | pinchofyum.com

Quick Homemade Ramen

Truth: I went to an adorbale Japanese bistro last weekend. I ordered (a long name that I don't remember) udon noodles. Mind: blown. I couldn't stop thinking about that delicate broth and those golden crunchy tempura flakes on top, not to mention the thick, ... Read More →

Healthy Mexican Casserole

Healthy Mexican Casserole with Roasted Corn and Peppers

So, memes? The weird pictures with the snarky, random text captions right on the photo? I am that person who tries to act smart and professional when using social media but is secretly obsessed with memes. I mean, we're talking meme LOVE. I don't know ... Read More →

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Healthy Mac and Cheese

No, really. I mean it. Healthy Mac and Cheeeeeese. Like mac and cheese that is healthy. Noodles with sauce that will secretly give you vegetables. Creamy sauce without boatloads of butter and flour. Favorite comfort food that packs a little ... Read More →

Simple Caramelized Brussels Sprouts - golden brown, just crispy enough, 20 minutes to make. | pinchofyum.com

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Maple Orange Glaze

The thing about caramelized brussels sprouts is that they are a) adorable, b) delicious, and c) healthy, because they're like baby cabbages disguised as beautiful food. On our Washington, D.C. weekend getaway, I found various forms of brussels sprouts on ... Read More →

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 →

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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 over the weekend. Let's get real here. When I first made this Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus like a ridiculous food blogger would, um, Bjork and I just about died from the ... 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 →