Ideas for Packing a Healthy Lunch

Kids are back to school, which means its time to get in the habit of packing those healthy lunches again! Here are some tips and ideas for kid friendly snacks and dips.  Get more kid friendly recipes in my book The Guide to Healthy Eating.  Or download some FREE recipes and resources HERE. Dips Lots […]

Use Your Melon

Whether you like to let the juice trickle down your chin or you’d rather have a seed-spitting contest, everybody loves eating melons during the summer months. You can find melons in just about every color, size, and flavor—some easily weigh 10 pounds, while others are “personal-sized.” Some have seeds; some don’t. There’s a melon for […]

Why Berries Are the Best Summer Treats

Nothing quite says “summer” like berries! And that’s a good thing, because not only are berries excellent sources of antioxidants—anthocyanin is the purplish-reddish pigment that makes blueberries blue and blackberries black—berries contain less sugar than most fruits do. (Tropical fruits like mangoes, pineapples, and bananas contain the most sugar.) And thanks to tiny seeds found […]

Homemade Salad Dressing is Simple

One of the easiest things you can change in your diet is what type of salad dressing you use.  You can make your own simple salad dressings using the finest ingredients for about the same cost as an average bottle of dressing…and your homemade dressings won’t contain rancid vegetable oils, trans fats or additives!  With […]

Spanish Pork & Veggie Stir-Fry with Creamy Mashed Redskins

This is a simple stir-fry you can enjoy for dinner and then lunch the next day!  Enjoy:) Serves 4. For the potatoes: 1 pound redskin potatoes, scrubbed but not peeled ½ teaspoon dried rosemary 1 teaspoon dried thyme 4 ounces (or more) soft goat cheese   For the stir-fry: Extra-virgin olive oil for cooking 1 […]

OMG Chocolate Pudding

OMG is what I said when I tasted this pudding!  Rich and chocolaty, plus, it has healthy fats in it – how can you go wrong? Serves 4 2 ripe organic avocados 1⁄2 cup whole organic coconut milk 1⁄4 cup grade B organic maple syrup (or add to taste) 1⁄2 cup raw organic cacao powder 1⁄2 […]

Mix ‘n’ Match Mile-High Salad

This is a great way to make use of any perishables that need to be eaten, plus many of these ingredients are pantry items that you can make a point to keep around—having a well-stocked pantry makes it easier to use fresh produce. Mixed salad without dressing can be refrigerated for 2 days. For the […]

Eggs + Cheese + Potatoes = Easy Breakfasts

You can use any kind of potatoes for this ultra-savory breakfast — leftover already-cooked potatoes are the quickest to use — but not only are purple potatoes the most eye-catching, they also contain anthocyanins, the same purple pigment that gives blueberries their “superfood” name. Or go with a confetti approach and use a mix of […]

Superfood for Breakfast: Cacao Granola

There’s some contention over “cocoa” versus “cacao,” but most people agree that cacao refers to raw cocoa beans and cocoa refers to beans that have been heated and sometimes treated with alkaline to reduce the beans’ natural acidity. (The latter is known as “Dutching,” named after a Dutchman who came up with the process.) Most […]

8 Easy Ways to Use Avocados

Lush, creamy avocados have become year-round fruits. (Yes, technically, avocado is fruit!) That’s a good thing, because avocados can become sauces, condiments, desserts, even fries. When choosing avocados, select fruits that are uniformly soft but still ever-so-slightly firm – you don’t want to be able to poke your finger into a soft spot. Ripe avocados […]