As 2015 comes to a close and we look forward to a new year, we decided to take a a look back on our top recipes from 2015. From kid-friendly foods to guilt-free desserts, take a look at the food trends we tapped into this past year. Ancient grains became new again. We incorporated these nutrient-rich, whole grains into salads, casseroles, side dishes and snacks.
Family favorites ... with a twist! All those kid-friendly meals that aren't the healthiest - we took those traditional recipes and made them better-for-you without your kids even noticing.
Seafood is not scary. We taught you just how simple it is to prepare seafood, not to mention how great it is for us!
- Sautéed Haddock with Lemon Pesto
- Seared Scallops with Orange Ginger Sauce
- Cedar Plank Mustard Salmon
Veggies that keep you coming back for seconds. With a few basic ingredients and a hot oven, these veggies are good enough to enjoy as a meal.
Cantry® Thursdays - genius. We turned to our stocked cantry to create delicious meals that were quick, simple and affordable.
Smart snacking. Protein-packed snacks that will get you through that afternoon slump.
Delicious desserts made with secret ingredients. We showed you how to substitute fruits and vegetables in your favorite dessert recipes to lighten them up without anyone noticing.
- Dark Chocolate Pudding (secret ingredient: avocados)
- Peanut Butter Brownies (secret ingredient: black beans)
We’d love to chat more about great-tasting recipes and a few super easy ways to eat healthy so let’s make it a date -- join our #KINDstart Twitter chat from 7-8 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The Festival Foods registered dietitians will be joined by the great people at KIND Snacks to answer questions, talk smart snacking and give tips on nutrition. Of course we want all this information to be helpful, inspiring and kind. That’s why we’re calling it #KINDstart. We also want it to be fun, which is why we’re giving away some really great prizes! Chat participants will have a chance to earn everything from Festival Foods gift cards worth $300, $200 and $100! You also could win a variety of KIND Snack bars. One super lucky chat participant will get a FOUR MONTH SUPPLY of those amazing KIND products!
Lauren Lindsley is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with Festival Foods and is certified by the state of Wisconsin.
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