The Most Filling Pancake Recipe…Ever!

Mmm…pancakes. For me, nothing says weekend brunch quite like a warm short stack! But if you’re not careful about what you include in the recipe and/or what you top them with, you might be setting yourself up for a not-so-fun sugar crash in a few hours. A few examples: New York Cheesecake Pancakes from IHOP: 1,100 calories, 44 g fat, 56 g sugar Carrot Cake Pancakes from First Watch: 740 calories, 30 g fat, 51 g sugar Strawberry ...continue reading

Crockpot Salsa Chicken: The Perfect Weeknight Dinner

In an effort to be more domestic for 2012, I added a mini-crockpot to my Amazon wishlist for Christmas. Since I left my parent’s home, I realized hadn’t used a slow cooker and that needed to change! What’s not to love about something that will prepare your dinner for you while you’re running errands, in class or at work? Plus your kitchen is filled with fantastic aromas all day. Mom and Dad were kind enough to ...continue reading

Bean There Done That

Protein is a crucial macronutrient for all people, but especially for those who are physically active. In fact, very active individuals may be better served physically be consuming about 50 percent more protein, percentage-wise not calorie-wise, as their sedentary peers (for example, active people may recover from activity quicker by eating about 20 to 25 percent of their calories from protein, while sedentary people need about 15 ...continue reading

A Pie by Pictures

Along with hosting a fun giveaway for my birthday yesterday (what are you waiting for…go enter!), I enjoyed a slice of delicious apple pie courtesy of Rocco DiSpirito himself! Well, I actually cooked it myself, but I got the recipe from Rocco’s fantastic new cookbook: “Now Eat This! 150 of America’s Great Comfort Foods All Under 350 Calories.” Despite my desire to edit the subtitle to “Less Than 350 ...continue reading

Doctor-Approved Way to Start the Day

I do like green eggs and ham! And I believe Dr. Suess would also approve this new Karla kitchen creation. (My sister, an emergency room resident, gives it the thumbs up too!)  This simple, quick breakfast wrap is perfect for those who prefer a savory and salty breakfast to the several sweeter options presented before on Healthful Bites. I developed this recipe to celebrate the upcoming Irish event: St. Patrick’s Day! So I name this ...continue reading