Christmas Chocolate Orange Balls

Chocolate Orange Balls via Nutritionist in the KitchOh my, oh my! It’s only two days to Christmas!! (I count Christmas Eve + Christmas Day as “Christmas” because our family celebrates on Christmas eve too!)

So – do you remember Terry’s Chocolate Oranges… that you SMASH?! I think they are still around actually, but I haven’t had one in AGES! Well, those are what inspired me to make this recipe!

Chocolate Orange Balls via Nutritionist in the Kitch

I am a big fan of the chocolate + orange flavour combination. The rich, decadent, almost smoky flavour of dark chocolate cut with the sweet and tart citrus orange – it’s just divine! Unfortunately, Terry’s oranges are far from healthy, and the flavour is pretty artificial. So, I thought I’d bring the delicious flavours together again in a real, whole food, healthy kind of way!

Chocolate Orange Balls via Nutritionist in the Kitch

Making chocolate-covered energy balls is becoming a little NITK Christmas tradition it seems! Last year I made these delicious gingerbread ones, and they were a big hit! This year it’s chocolate orange, and next year, well I’ve already got some yummy ideas in mind!… 

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Vegan Roasted Eggplant and Parsley Dip

Vegan Roasted Eggplant & Parsley Dip // The Frosted Vegan

I’m very excited to have the lovely Abby from The Frosted Vegan guest posting on the blog today! Abby and I connected in the blogosphere this year and I’m so happy to have met her! She’s got a fantastic knack for creating healthy, delicious, and incredibly gorgeous vegan dishes over at The Frosted Vegan, and… 

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The Best Baked Herb & Garlic Fries EVER via Nutritionist in the Kitch!

The Best (Baked) Herb & Garlic Fries Ever

I’m going out on a limb today with my statement that these are the BEST baked Herb & Garlic Fries EVER, but…they are. They are super crispy, so very tasty, and still healthy! Baked fries are really tough, in my opinion, to make taste as good as deep-fried fries with the same crispy, delicious texture,… 

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NITK’s Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

  Eeep! Christmas is only 2 weeks away! I’m super excited, with a little side of stressed – I haven’t come close to finishing my gift buying, but I always tend to get it done, right on time… yep, that’s me, Christmas Eve Day running around the mall like a chicken with my head cut… 

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No-Bake Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies (Vegan!) via Nutritionist in the Kitch

No-Bake Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Hello! Today, this delicious little recipe is being featured over on my lovely pal Deryn’s blog – Running on Real Food! Who doesn’t love gingerbread? Come on! Who doesn’t love chocolate?! … and who doesn’t love COOKIE?! … I mean cookies… sorry, I went a little cookie monster crazy there… Head on over to Running on… 

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Finding Healthy Balance This Holiday Season!

I’m bringing this back from last Christmas on the blog – it’s just too good not to share especially because we all know that the holidays bring a lot of worry and temptation when it comes to food – especially if your trying to reach weight loss goals or maintain a healthy weight. When the… 

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Plantains "Foster" with Coconut Whip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

Plantains “Foster” with Coconut Whip

Bananas Foster. Probably my most favourite dessert…ever. I know, that’s quite the claim. Of all the desserts out there though, Bananas Foster is like the creme de la creme for me! The first time I had it was at the Jasper Park Lodge years ago, and I was sold. It’s my Dad’s favourite too. So…… 

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Nutritionist in the Kitch FAQ's

Nutritionist in the Kitch FAQ’s

  Oh hey, that’s me… sittin’ there in my office… answering some “FAQ’s”… well ok, maybe not, maybe I was just posing all nonchalantly for the photographer, but let’s just pretend ok! I’ve had a TON of questions over the past couple years since the birth of NITK and I’ve never actually made up my… 

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The Simplest Banana Cinnamon Pancakes via Nutritionist in the Kitch

The Simplest Banana Cinnamon Pancakes

Ah, Monday – the weekends just slip by so quickly sometimes, don’t they? I don’t even remember what I did this weekend – a blur. A good blur though. Oh yeah, we went and saw The Hunger Games – so good. I never thought I’d be so into a teeny bop movie, but someone recommend… 

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Sweet Chili Acorn Squash Chips with Avocado "Ranch" Dip via Nutritionist in the Kitch

Sweet Chili Acorn Squash Chips with Avocado “Ranch” Dip

So I did a little poll on Facebook and it looks like the Savoury won! So, here it is, a delicious, healthy, seasonal, and easy savoury recipe for you! It’s definitely the Season of Squash … well, winter squash that is – butternut squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, and pumpkins!! I was craving something savoury,… 

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Vegan Gingerbread Crumble Bars via Nutritionist in the Kitch

Gingerbread Graham Crumble Bars

So this past weekend, winter came. Official, white snow, icy roads, so-cold-you-need-a-parka, winter.  I have to admit it makes me a little sad – I’m not a fan of the cold, but it also makes me a little happy too because it’s kind of beautiful and nostalgic at the same time. This is because, well,… 

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