Thanksgiving is the ultimate American epicurean celebration that brings family and friends together. Although turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes are synonymous with this holiday, Thanksgiving dishes can vary greatly based on the ingredients used and how they are prepared. Every family has their own unique take on the holiday’s food,…
High Protein Breakfast Ideas Is breakfast really that important? The short answer is, yes! Breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day. In fact, some of your cravings at night can be linked back to what you ate when you first woke up. There was a small study…
Smoothies are also a great way to bulk up on extra nutrition by adding powdered supplements, dietary fiber, healthy fats like coconut oil, avocado, nuts and nut butters, and seeds such as hemp, chia, and flax. By adding spices like turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger you boost your immune system because spices are full of antioxidants as well as all kinds of fruits.
We all love a good BBQ and all the yummy food that is associated with a BBQ. Unfortunately, if you are trying to stick to a healthy eating plan then that is where a BBQ can really throw you off. My strategy is to bring a healthy dish that you can eat without guilt and everyone else will love!
One of the best things about summer is the abundance of local produce available at farmer’s markets across the country. You don’t even have to get up early on Saturday morning anymore to score great seasonal fruit as there are many farmers markets available mid-week and in the evening in most cities. Let's see what you should be looking for at your local market.
Here is a one pot chicken dinner that is quick and so easy to make yet fancy enough to serve it for company!
I love the flavors that the cooked citrus adds to this dish. The bitterness from the rind, the tanginess of the grapefruit, as well as the sweetness of the orange really make this dish so different!
It’s that time of the year for gathering with your friends and family for a picnic! Here are some of my ideas for a really fun time with your family and friends along with a few simple picnic-friendly foods.
After a fun-filled or relaxing vacation, the last thing you want to do is cook. Taking a little time BEFORE your vacation to prepare and freeze a few meals give you a nice hot dinner upon your return!
Comfort foods. Who doesn’t love them?? When it is cold and rainy (or snowy) you crave them for some mysterious reason. One of my husband’s favorites is Shepherd’s Pie, so I decided to come up with a healthy version that is still oh so comforting!
There are so many times during the week where I just don’t feel like or have the extra time to cook a big dinner. I don’t like to get take out since it is usually unhealthy, expensive, or I don’t feel like leaving my house to go get it!! This is the perfect time for stir fry!