Wouldn’t it be nice to merely consult a beautifully, laminated chart, written by a registered dietitian that tells you what to cook, how to make it and even provides your shopping list for the week?! Why haven’t I done this before?!… Read More What I’m Working On Right Now
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
Can you believe we’re here? In just 7 days, you will have done at least 4 super simple things to improve your health! I am fired up about this one. It is going to make you feel SO much better! It may help you eat less, it will make your skin look better. It may… Read More Week 4: The One Thing Challenge
I’ve done a little leg work for you. If you feel like you must hit a fast food drive through for your morning nosh, here are the best choices from the most frequently visited take away spots:… Read More Week 3: The One Thing Challenge
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!
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
I have decided to name my sourdough baby Freddy Farter the Bread Starter, a modified version of a name I found online. Yes, that is correct; most of my brilliant ideas aren’t actually my own ideas. I, myself, am not brilliant, therefore I need to borrow brilliance from people who are much wittier than I.… Read More Freddy Farter
“It’s never too late to eat right and exercise the smart way”. “You can be healthier and more fit in your 60s than you were in your 40s.”… Read More Mindful Eating in your 50s & Beyond
That’s right, my British buds; last night’s Green Chef meal was bangers and mash! My sweet husband cooked it. As always, I was elated to have a night off from the kitchen! Our last Green Chef menu for the week is a Tuna Melt sandwich and I made Tuna Toasties for lunch today! Really? I’ve… Read More Bangers and Mash
If you’re looking to eliminate all animal products in your diet, you have obviously done your research and are aware of the benefits as well as the challenges of going full veg.
… Read More How to Vegan
Feeling satisfied by his successful hunt for these wild gems and with full belly, he turned the page in his mushroom book, anxious to embark on his next exploration. With no small degree of trepidation, he read the words… Read More A Story I’ll Never Forget
I was fairly new to Indian cuisine when I visited London and fascinated by the orchestra of new flavors.… Read More Achcha Khana (Good Food)
Signs That Show You Need a Sheet Pan Meal… When you wake up in the morning and the first thing on your agenda…… Read More Signs That Show You Need a Sheet Pan Meal…
I’m always looking for ways to get kids to like vegetables. Does it always work? Absolutely not. Is it important to keep trying? Certainly! Many times, parents give up after one or two tries with a new vegetable. Don’t throw in the towel so soon! Kids should be offered a new food 7-14 times before… Read More Veggie Flapjacks
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…
I hate ordering delivery pizza with vegetables. I guess I just don’t really like unseasoned, barely cooked bell peppers with nearly raw onions slapped on top which is pretty standard for delivery. If I’m going to like vegetables on my pizza, I’ve decided I’m just going to have to make it myself. So, I made… Read More DIY Veggie Pizza
This is the worst for me. An act of selfishness.… Read More 12 Confessions of a Dietitian
Want Chinese takeout without consuming an entire day’s worth of calories? Here’s your answer! … Read More How To Ramen
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!!!
Parsley and lemon juice are all you need to make this cauliflower rice a quick, delicious and healthy side!
… Read More Garlic & Lemon Roasted Cauliflower Rice
We learned a lot and petting the one day old baby cow was the cream of the crop!… Read More Ocheesee
I love using Naan bread to make homemade pizza. If you have a picky crowd, you can personalize each round. … Read More Think Outside the Pizza Box
This treat was just what I needed on this smoldering October day!
… Read More I’ve Got Lemon, I’ve Got Lemon On My Mind
Snacks are important for kids. Between-meal munchies provide an opportunity to squeeze in some needed nutrients and help kids focus. Make these nutrients your target when choosing lunches and snacks… Read More Nibbles
I love soup because you throw it all into one pot and serve up a complete meal that everyone loves. … Read More A Family Favorite
with only a 1% weight loss in HCA users compared to the placebo group.… Read More Can Garcinia Cambogia Help Me Lose Weight?
Breakfast bowls, Greek bowls, burrito bowls, Buddha bowls…a side dish, a main dish, a great packed lunch! I like this new fad! Here are a few things you can put in your quinoa bowl:… Read More It’s All About the Bowl
What’s the difference between whole “Vitamin D” milk, 2%, 1% and skim?… Read More The Udder Truth About Milk
When I began studying to become a dietitian, I knew I needed to discover a way to shift the savorless plants into something I could really enjoy eating. … Read More W.W.I.D
Pizza can become your artist’s palette with an endless world of topping options. There’s no reason to eat a plain old cheese and pepperoni pizza!… Read More A Pizza My Mind
The word seaside alone, awakens a sense of relaxation and conjures up thoughts of excitement, pleasure and magnificent beauty. This place on 30A, is no exception. With beaches all along the 18.5 miles of scenic 30A, Seaside is one of my favorite spots. The kids are thrilled to run free in the large open grassy… Read More Seaside
this is a low-calorie, low-fat meal. I even think we will have room to add a reasonably-portioned dessert!… Read More Wishing to be Clever Enough to Come Up with a Name Like Epicurious
Despite my early morning anguish, I did it anyway to watch Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”. One of the featured chefs spoke of these Asian garlic noodles that he had in Los Angeles. I had to have them!!!… Read More Gonna Need to Run Extra Miles for This One…
When you have seemingly numberless kids under foot, threatening your sanity, you burn things… … Read More Juicier Than Juicy Cheeseburger
I guess I should be glad he didn’t ask for a Giada De Laurentils cookbook. My cleavage wouldn’t measure up.… Read More Barefoot Contessa
Cacio e pepe in Italian means cheese and pepper. This is a pasta dish with few ingredients and is simple to make. I found this recipe on countryliving.com. Chicken and Arugula Cacio e Pepe 8 oz bucatini or spaghetti 2 Tbsp butter 1 cup grated Parmesan 4 cup baby arugula 2 cup diced warm… Read More Chicken & Arugula Cacio e Pepe
Ooooooo, this soup smells so good while it’s cooking! I wish you could smell it! Why can’t they make an app for that?! … Read More Soup for the Soul…
I have a pretty long list of dishes to take to social events. I can pretty much pull a recipe from my butt (as my Mom might say growing up, but more eloquently written, repertoire) according to request. We have a friend in town on a vacation from the Airforce. She and her fiancé won a… Read More How To Make a Healthy Salad Taste Good
I admit, there have been times I have offered fruit and yogurt to replace the neglected meal provided.… Read More On the Go!
Pronounced “fuh”. Fuhnny, huh? The first time I ever had it, I wanted to try the full deal. No Americanizing for me, please. I want to experience the taste of the Vietnamese! So, when “Pho” opened on the beach (no need to question what’s being served here), I wanted to order the authentic pho with… Read More Funny Story About Pho
I love to support local farmers. Often, you get organic produce picked only a few days ago and you don’t have to pay the price for the USDA organic certification. We are very loyal to Elmer. He sets up shop less than 1/2 a mile from our house. He is a beekeeper as well as… Read More Farmer’s Market Finds
My spa blue KitchenAid mixer is my best friend in the kitchen. I use to have a red one to go with my red kitchen accessories. When I got married, I decided my new favorite color was spa blue, or light turquoise, if you will. I decorated my new beach home almost exclusively in this… Read More Pasta Disasta!
This quiche is outstanding! I don’t even want to know how much fat is in this meal but, you can’t eat rabbit food every day, now can you?… Read More You Gotta Wear an Apron When You Fry Bacon
Breakfast is a hard meal for me. Not everyone will eat cereal, you know, the easy breakfast. One kid says the sweeter the better, hardly able to contain her excitement if anything I make contains chocolate, syrup, honey or any other form of sugar. This kid will choke down canned asparagus (triple gross) if bribed… Read More Breakfast Parfaits
Here we were at dinner-making hour and all the kids claimed supreme boredom and couldn’t seem to entertain themselves. I reluctantly suggested a fort. Out came all the blankets in the house, pillows and dining chairs. Along with the craft project for Mimi’s birthday, my house was left in shambles and the fun lasted a… Read More Steaks and Shambles
Debatable. That’s what I’m making for dinner. Another one-pot-wonder. I’m aaaaall about a complete meal in one dish when I’m making dinner for the little monsters. I want protein, which means meat or meat substitute, such as tofu, eggs, or legumes, at least 2 carbs per serving and preferably one to two vegetable servings. Usually… Read More So, is it “mih-nuh-STRO-nee”or “mini-strohn”?
One of the nicest things anyone did for me after I had Andrew was make my family a meal. It is so overwhelming to bring a tiny, helpless baby home from the hospital. I felt like I couldn’t get anything done! It’s especially difficult when you have other little mouths to feed!! My friend, Heather,… Read More Pick Your Battles…
Beans, peas and lentils contain phytosterols, isoflaones and saponins that prevent colon, breast and ovarian cancers and prevent cancer cell multiplication. … Read More Moroccan Chicken, Roasted Curry Cauliflower & Indian Dahl
I feel like Green Chef meals are gourmet. If I were to make this on my own, not only would I have to search all over town to find all of these ingredients… Read More Tuna Melts and Tortillas
Mike said this Green Chef meal was one of his favorites. The more I have thought about it, the more I’m certain it IS my favorite… Read More #1 Green Chef
I made the “panini” from a Giada de Leurantiis recipe, much to my husband’s delight as is any mention of the name Giada. My Dad says, “Giada is getting too big for her…… Read More Back to the Grind!
Julius Sturgis founded the first commercial pretzel baking company in 1861. The pretzels were hand twisted until the 50’s. Most pretzel twisters were able to twist 50 pretzels a minute. In about 2 minutes, I was able to roll out and twist one. This was an entertaining tour! They still had most of the wooden… Read More Pretzels in Pennsylvania
It’s looking like I picked the worst vacation to challenge myself to eat healthy. Mike loves to travel and always does all the research before we reach our destination so, he usually has ideas about where he wants to eat according to a particular place with a signature dish or dining style, for example bistros… Read More Hershey Park
We’ve eaten a few good meals since my last post.… Read More Recent Fare…
Mike seasoned the Snapper with a little salt, and pepper and gave the fillets a light dusting of flour, then pan-seared them to perfection. The meat was tender and sweet! … Read More Whats for Dinner
Believe it or not, this recipe is a family hit with all…… Read More Last Night’s Dinner…
We will have all four kids beginning Wednesday and I have already initiated the meal planning process. My goals are simply to provide meals that are nutritious, easy, and edible (or that which will generate the least complaining). I use a free app on my phone called “Any List” which I am able to share… Read More Another Green Chef Meal
Instead of packing for my 20 year high school reunion, I decided to ease my nervousness with a glass of wine (okay, two) with my friends at our favorite location, 30A. Toddlers in tow, we settled on Great Southern as our meeting location. Between the anxiety of seeing people I haven’t seen in two decades… Read More Lunch with the Girls
I have drawn a blank on meal ideas lately or haven’t managed to muster up the motivation needed to get past a few day’s meals at a time. Plus, it’s summer and I have three meals a day to plan as well as activities for all.… Read More What’s for Dinner
Pasta carbonara with salad and maybe some diced beets and organic grape tomatoes for the little one since he isn’t a big fan of raw lettuces….yet. Pasta carbonara isn’t the healthiest of dishes, however my family has Italian roots and my husband would be delighted if I served pasta seven days a week. Plus, it’s… Read More What’s for Dinner
My friends often ask me what I cook to get ideas for home cooked meals or need ideas for including more vegetables. I’m going to try to post my dinner meals daily so, here’s what’s cooking tonight: Crockpot Lemon Garlic Chicken (I’m using boneless thighs but, chicken breasts are a lighter option and will be… Read More What’s for Dinner
I have a bit of an obsession when it comes to cooking for family and friends.. Garlic!! There are very few recipes I make that don’t include a clove or two…or five! If I follow a recipe that calls for two cloves, I don’t hesitate to use four. These delightful little bulbs have insignificant calories,… Read More GARLIC!
No fad diets. No bogus nutrition advice. Real information based on science. A reputable source of reliable nutrition tips from a university trained registered dietitian.… Read More Fact. Not Fad.