Welcome to the first edition of “Friday’s Top Picks.” In this series of weekly posts, I will share some of my favorite finds that I came across this past week. Be sure to check in every Friday for a Pin-Worthy Recipe, a new or trending Food Find, ideas for DIY Entertaining, inspiration for Bloggers and Young Professionals and the latest NYC Happenings. In addition, there will always be a Weekly Bonus, anything from a creative cocktail to a new fitness app to a budget-saving, time-sparing trick. Here are this week’s Top Picks from yours truly, NY’s Nutrition Expert…. Enjoy!
Why I love it? Because you can prep it ahead, freeze it for later AND utilize all your leftover veggies….and more into one simple, protein-packed dish. A handy recipe to keep around!
Top Food Find (Love the veggie noodle trend but not the prep work?….. Try these vegetable spirals created by Veggie Noodle Co.)
I spotted these Butternut Squash spirals at Fairway Market this past week and tossed them into a kale salad for lunch. Enjoy them fresh or cook them up in less than four minutes. These noodles are Certified Organic AND available as Zucchini, Beet or Sweet Potato Spirals.
Top Young Professional Inspiration (It’s still early in the New Year…. just a little more motivation to make your career its BEST yet in 2017)
This seemed rather appropriate to share after surviving our first big SNOWSTORM of the season this past week. Hoping at least some of you enjoyed a snow day! This Kit is the perfect excuse to invite friends over and hang in this upcoming weekend. Make it Hot Dark Chocolate to reap the antioxidant benefits while you sip!
Top NYC Event (the last day of winter NYC Restaurant Week, a chance to enjoy a 3-course meal, $29 for lunch or $42 for dinner)
You’ve eaten roasted potatoes, might have tried roasted butternut squash but what about Roasted Radishes? This lower carb alternate is packed with Fiber, Vitamin C and Potassium. Definitely worth a try…. and isn’t the RED color perfect for a home-cooked, Valentine’s Day meal?
Have a Great Weekend and Stay Warm!