Welcome to RD-Licious, a food & nutrition blog created by Caroline Waters Green, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and Certified Personal Trainer based in Columbia, SC

Cacao Cookie Dough Smoothie (vegan)

Cacao Cookie Dough Smoothie…. a creamy, dreamy way to start your day. And you’d never guess there’s a whole serving of veggies in here…. Cacao nibs are a fabulous way to treat those chocolate cravings – packed with fiber, magnesium, iron, and antioxidants, with a deep, dark chocolate crunch! And what’s better than using protein…

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Super Simple Salmon Burgers (perfect for meal prep!)

Ahh… salmon burgers. Delicious, simple, and the perfect staple to make in just 20 minutes to eat all week! The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended to consume at least 2 servings of fish every week (8 oz per week)- fish contains healthful nutrients such as lean protein and essential omega 3 fatty acids – specifically…

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Gluten-free Holiday Gingerbread Waffles

Christmas is ALMOST here! Every year Christmas morning my Mom makes me fluffy gluten free pancakes. But this year I wanted to try out something a little different…GINGERBREAD WAFFLES. And boy, are they good.  Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season!

Dark Chocolate Bark with Nuts & Rose Petals (veg)

Nothing like a dessert that tastes good AND is pretty, right?! This dark chocolate bark makes the perfect holiday gift for family, friends, neighbors, teachers… Packed with antioxidants (hello dark chocolate!), as well as healthy fats and fiber, it’s a delicious healthy treat that’s rich and decadent. Pistachios pack a beautiful green punch, and the…

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Crazy-Easy Date Almond Butter Fudge (vegan)

The holidays are upon us…try this healthier and simple dessert! Stay trim this holiday season by taking charge of what foods you eat and make your own treats to bring to holiday festivities, like these perfectly rich, simple date and almond butter fudge squares. ♥ This fudge is SO incredibly simple to throw together. It only…

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My Go-To Morning Smoothie (vegan)

Smoothies. I’m hooked on them. They are such a great filling breakfast that can be made in a flash during a busy morning. I even drink smoothies when the temps drop during winter (gasp! I know!), simply because my body just feels GOOD when drinking them. Smoothies are a great way to pack in plenty…

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Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies (vegan)

Sometimes I just crave a delicious homemade treat. And what’s best about this dessert? It’s made with only THREE common pantry items, and you can make them even fancier by dipping in homemade chocolate. A win-win!  These cookies are delicious, quick, creamy, decadent, and oh-so-peanut-buttery. I love keeping these cookies on hand for whenever I…

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Easy Southwestern Tempeh Tacos (vegan)

I love tacos. And I looove healthy tacos that are a little lighter on the body. These tacos have a southwestern spin, and are made meatless by swapping tempeh for the usual ground beef.  Have issues digestive beans and corn? Soak them to help aid in their digestion. Beans and corn both are great sources…

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