Here We Are..

..in the thick of the holidays.  You made it through Thanksgiving!  Well done!  Did you eat too much?  My favorite thing out of all the dishes at the table was my husband’s dish of root vegetable casserole.  I think he got it from Ina Garten.  It was amazing!  I would love to make it myself… Read More Here We Are..

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How To Keto

Don’t. That’s right. Don’t. The keto diet is just another version of the Atkins diet, the South Beach diet and the Whole 30. Ever wonder why these diets keep disappearing and then reappearing with a different name? I’ll tell you why. Because they work for a little while and people see results quickly. That’s what… Read More How To Keto

Why Have I Never Given You This Recipe?

Taco soup.  It’s a go-to.  Perfect for taco Tuesday when you are totally over taco Tuesday.  It’s super easy and all ingredients can be thrown into a slow-cooker in the morning.  You will come home to an aroma that will make your belly instantly growl and the whole family will love you for making it!… Read More Why Have I Never Given You This Recipe?

A Healthier You, One Challenge at a Time

Here’s a review of all the challenges we have taken on and hopefully conquered; slip-ups do not discredit your success!!  I’m convinced that you feel better, look better, possibly sleep better and uh ehm….poop better. I have been enthusiastic that all of you have continued some or many of the challenges as you’ve moved forward… Read More A Healthier You, One Challenge at a Time

Recipes That Will Inspire Your Week 5 Challenge!

How many of you guys have been filling half your plate with vegetables?  I wanted to share a few recipes that are brilliantly tantalizing and will make this challenge a breeze!  You can eat them alone as a meal or make ahead and serve several evenings in a row for half your plate sides!  Take… Read More Recipes That Will Inspire Your Week 5 Challenge!

The One Thing Challenge Week 6

I had a hard time deciding what this last challenge would be.  I wanted to continue through the full six weeks giving you guys challenges that you can do and eat as opposed to things you can’t do or eat.  I find that telling myself I can’t have something makes me want it even more!  Is… Read More The One Thing Challenge Week 6

Worth-It Challenge for Week 5!!

It’s not rocket science.  It’s not fascinating.  It is likely something you’ve heard before, maybe even repeatedly!   But, it is brilliant and it works!!   Week 5 Challenge: Fill half your plate with vegetables For lunch, dinner and if you’re really enthusiastic, breakfast! “It doesn’t matter which vegetable.  It can be salad, squash or… Read More Worth-It Challenge for Week 5!!

My Green Last Night…

I made a super easy chicken pot pie using frozen pie crust, leftover rotisserie chicken breast, chopped carrots, broccoli florets and frozen mixed vegetables with green beans, lima beans and green peas. What was your green yesterday?  Scroll down to comments and let me know! Let’s keep this up!  This is a simple and easy… Read More My Green Last Night…

THE #1 EASIEST WAY TO GET YOUR GREEN IN TODAY!

Grab a bag of this salad on your next trip to the grocery!  It has loads of green vegetables, dried cranberries, toasted pumpkin seeds and a delicious poppy seed dressing!  Loaded with all the benefits of greens as well as flavor, it doesn’t get much easier than that!  This salad-in-a-bag is a perfect go-to for… Read More THE #1 EASIEST WAY TO GET YOUR GREEN IN TODAY!

Garlic & Soy Bok Choy

Bok choy is rich in folate, vitamins A, C and K.  It’s an excellent source of calcium and fiber. This dark green leafy vegetable is loaded with phytonutrients, plant-based compounds that help lower inflammation and reduce the risk of developing cancer. Here’s a recipe I found that I can’t wait to try!  I’m planning to make… Read More Garlic & Soy Bok Choy

The One Thing Challenge

If you want to look better and feel better, I’m your gal!  Here’s how I’m going to help you accomplish both goals and make it easy… I am going to provide you ONE challenge per week.  The challenge will be simple, it will be one single thing that you will begin immediately.  You must continue the… Read More The One Thing Challenge

A Quote That Will Change Your Mind About Dieting…

“Any diet that’s based on denying yourself the foods you really, really like is going to be temporary.”  – Brian Wansink, Ph.D, author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, director of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, former executive director of the USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion and… Read More A Quote That Will Change Your Mind About Dieting…

Super Easy Curry Chicken Salad

Lunch box solution, dinner fix…breakfast…why not?  Curry chicken salad.  Eat it on crackers, slap it on a sandwich, eat it solo or on an open faced toasty!! Do you love curry?  I do!  It has been on my mind since I saw my friend eating some curry chicken salad from a local deli.  After wiping… Read More Super Easy Curry Chicken Salad

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Since my son watched the movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”, he has been obsessed with meatballs.  The first time I took him out to lunch and ordered spaghetti with meatballs, out came a plate of spaghetti with one giant meatball on top.  As soon as it was placed before him, he yelled “MEATBAAAAAALL”!… Read More Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy

Boil some pasta, rinse frozen peas, throw in some rotisserie chicken, a little pesto, a tablespoon of mayo, a quick squeeze of lemon…done and done!  Serve with salad.  Serve with dessert.  Serve with nothing; just have seconds!! Who doesn’t love pasta and who doesn’t love simple?  Serve cold, or warm.  Pre-make for a last minute… Read More Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy

The Whole 30. Just Another Fad?

There are quite a few really good “rules” in this “30 day” meal plan, but I found a few things that are contradictory to current, research-based medical and nutrition advise.  If you aren’t familiar with the Whole 30, click this link to read the basics of the program Whole 30.  I was very happy to… Read More The Whole 30. Just Another Fad?

10 Facts That Will Make You Want to Eat Salmon This Week

Salmon promotes eye health.  Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which help lubricate dry eyes and the vitamin D in this fatty fish protects against macular degeneration. Eating salmon may improve your mood.  Salmon contains tryptophan, a precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with mood regulation.  Studies show the omega-3 in salmon help depression.… Read More 10 Facts That Will Make You Want to Eat Salmon This Week

Don’t Eat Poopy…Wash Your Lettuce!

Lemon Pistachio Dressing…It’ll Make You Want to Eat Salad!! I found a great recipe for a lemon pistachio dressing on savoringtimeinthekitchenblogspot.com.  Salad is versatile and an easy vegetable.  It’s a palette for loads of tasty add-ons.  Boiled eggs, pickled beets, toasted pine nuts, pecans or sesame seeds, for example.  You can add marinated artichoke hearts,… Read More Don’t Eat Poopy…Wash Your Lettuce!

Coastal Cuisine at Its Finest. A Must Read for Lovers of Food & Emeril

I always have an outstanding time with my bestie of nearly 20 years!  We went to college together, are both dietitians, love food and wine and share so many of the same passions and fears!  Over the years, it seems as if we have nearly melded into the same person!  Catching up after the holidays… Read More Coastal Cuisine at Its Finest. A Must Read for Lovers of Food & Emeril

Shredded Brussels with Balsamic & Honey

At some markets when in season, you can find brussels sprouts on the stalk.  I suppose it presents a bit of a storage issue and an extra step but, how cool to see them in their fresh from the garden state! Preheat oven to 400°.  You’ll need to peel away the outside layers to reveal… Read More Shredded Brussels with Balsamic & Honey

How to Make a One-Pot Dinner You Won’t Forget…

This is a recipe that is a bit sentimental to me.  I haven’t seen or tasted it since the first meal Mike made for me.  I have a theory that any man who offers to cook for you will always make spaghetti.  Am I right or am I right, girls?  He didn’t; maybe that contributed to… Read More How to Make a One-Pot Dinner You Won’t Forget…

Coconut, Curry Lentil Soup

Forgive me for my recent lack of posts.  We’ve been doing a bit of traveling, some crafting, a deal of Christmas shopping, decorating and a lot of eating, including Gilligan, my 13 year old Weimaraner, whose binging around the neighborhood hasn’t gone well for his belly….or for my rug.  Ugh! I made everything from scratch… Read More Coconut, Curry Lentil Soup

Six Ways to Detox Naturally

Everyone’s doing it. The detox diet. Following a cleanse diet often requires drinking special juices, taking supplements or following strict diet regimens that require exclusion of certain foods. The idea behind detox is to rid your body of environmental toxins, such as phthalates from plastic, breathing exhaust or chemicals absorbed from cosmetics. These diets guarantee… Read More Six Ways to Detox Naturally

Happy Halloweeeeeeeen!!!

The weather has finally cooled a bit Florida!  With Halloween here, it’s time to put away the lemons and get out the pumpkin!  I began my morning with mouthwatering, pumpkin pancakes.  I’ve been hitting the snooze button way too many mornings lately and this morning was no exception.  Getting out to run at 4:30 am… Read More Happy Halloweeeeeeeen!!!

Harsh Realities About Dietary Supplements

The FDA does NOT oversee testing for safety or efficacy of dietary supplements.  That means that as long as a supplement is not illegal, anyone can put anything into supplemental form and sell it with any health claim they choose.  They can charge you whatever price they want and do not have to include the… Read More Harsh Realities About Dietary Supplements