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My Favorite Healthy Frozen Foods

January 8, 2016 5 comments

Hi friends! Happy Friday! I am traveling for work today, but I wanted to post this for you guys before your weekend grocery shopping. Over the past few years, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the variety of healthy foods I’ve found in the freezer aisle. For years, all you could find were Lean Cuisines and Healthy Choice frozen dinners that disguise themselves as “healthy,” but in reality are swimming in sodium and […]

Planning my 2016 Goals and Resolutions

January 4, 2016 2 comments
Paper Planner - 2016 Goals

Happy 2016! I hope you guys had a great night on NYE whether you went out or stayed in. We spent NYE at our friend’s house, celebrating with delicious food and, of course, plenty of champagne. Travis and I kept things pretty low-key during the day on January 1st. Keeping with our recent New Year’s Day tradition, we got brunch at one of our favorite local restaurants, The Misfit. There may or may not have been […]

Photos from Paso Robles + This Week’s Meal Plan

December 28, 2015 0 comments
Paso Robles Trip

Hi guys! I hope you had a great holiday week! I took a good old detox from blogging and much of social media, and it felt SO GOOD to just be in the moment. We took a short trip to Paso Robles, CA to do a bit of wine tasting from Tuesday to Thursday last week. Neither of us had ever been, but we’d heard such great things about the […]

Gingerbread Smoothie

December 15, 2015 11 comments
This Gingerbread Smoothie is a festive, healthy alternative to other holiday calorie-packed beverages. It tastes just like your favorite gingerbread cookie! ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

The holiday season turns me into a cookie monster! Everywhere I turn there are cookies and sweet treats: our office, holiday parties, ahhh! Give me aaaaall the cookies. But seriously, I have little self control around dessert, so I make an effort not to keep any in the house during the holidays because there are enough temptations elsewhere. That means, when I have a sugar craving or need something sweet after a meal, […]

LCBA Holiday Gift Guide for Cooks & Bakers

December 10, 2015 4 comments
Little Chef Big Appetite Holiday Gift Guide - Under $25

Hello and good morning! As the holiday season is in full swing, I wanted to share some of my favorite kitchen items with you guys. All of these items are great gifts for friends and family who love to cook and/or bake. I split the items into two categories: under $25 and under $100, depending on your budget. All of these tools and appliances are ones that I use and love. Some […]

This Week’s Meal Plan 12/7/15

December 7, 2015 0 comments
Meal Plan

Hi guys! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was jam packed with holiday shopping, organizing our apartment, and planning for a Hanukkah party we had with friends last night. The holidays are in full swing and I couldn’t be happier! I love this time of year. Keeping with my November goals, I am going strong with meal planning this week. The last two weeks I fell off track […]

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

November 23, 2015 13 comments
You have to try this Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes Recipe! It's such a simple, yet delicious fall and winter side dish. It would be perfect on your Thanksgiving table! ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

I am leaving for Boston tonight and I am SO stinking excited! Thanksgiving is my family’s favorite holiday. We all look forward to this week every year. All of the out of town guests stay at my parents’ house, so it’s like a big ol’ family reunion every time. The best! Bessie is flying with us, too. It will be her third time on a plane in a year – our little girl is […]

What I am Loving Lately – November 2015

November 20, 2015 2 comments
Amazon Smile Logo

Hello! Happy Friday! This week was been nuts at work, so I am really looking forward to a super low-key weekend around here. Travis and I have no plans, and I couldn’t be more excited. Tonight we’ll probably eat leftovers and binge watch some TV on Hulu. I know, crazy stuff, you guys!   I thought I’d kick off this Friday with a list of things I am loving lately. Let’s […]

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Raisins

November 17, 2015 14 comments
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Raisins ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

Is this the longest cookie name ever? I really couldn’t shorten it – these cookies have ALL THE INGREDIENTS. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen a few photos of these cookies over the weekend. I hadn’t made a new cookie recipe in awhile, because I usually just stick to our two favorites: my amazing Whole Wheat Dark Chocolate Chips Cookies and these Gluten-Free Almond Butter Cookies. But this weekend, […]

Grilled Rosemary Chicken and Farro Risotto

November 11, 2015 10 comments
Grilled Rosemary Chicken and Farro Risotto ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

Hello people! As promised, I am sharing a deeeeeeeeelicious recipe with you today! You guys, I am so excited about this Grilled Rosemary Chicken and Farro Risotto. I made it twice for us this past week – it’s THAT good. As someone who gets very bored from simple grilled chicken breasts, I can promise you that this chicken is PACKED with flavor from the rosemary-garlic marinade. Plus, the flavors in […]