An Apple A Day

Take Control of Health: Fight Off Cold Season!

We are officially entering “flu” season, so take control of your health by building a strong immune system.  Fight off any colds or viruses that might be going around the office, school or playground by focusing on these foods, herbs, oils and supplements.  Foods to include in your weekly diet: leafy greens such as kale, Read More

Get Kids in the Kitchen!

Do you want your kids to eat healthier?  Eat more fruit and vegetables? Get them in the kitchen! Even the USDA agrees with getting kids involved at any age, and here’s why: Quality time spent with kids and their parents/caregivers. Opportunity for kids to learn about and develop an appreciation for cooking. Kids are more Read More

Introduce Ancient Grains

One of the popular nutrition trends for 2014 is returning to ancient grains such as spelt, amaranth, quinoa, millet and kamut.  If you are a big white or brown rice eater, give one of these try instead.   These “super” grains have health benefits that refined grains do not contain and are easy substitutes in many Read More

New Year’s Goals

Having a hard time keeping those New Years goals?  When it comes to nutrition, make sure your goals are attainable by being prepared.  Fill your cupboards and frig with easy-to-grab snacks that you’ve made in advance and write down your weekly meals (dinner at the least) on a dry erase board on the side of Read More

Cookie Cutter Fun!

Breaking out the holiday cookie cutters for the season?  Think outside the box on other ways to use those adorable shapes other than cookies.  Make pancakes, egg muffins or use them to cut out holiday shapes in your kiddies sandwich, fresh fruit or cheese!  You can also use them in some creative non-food ways. Make Read More

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Here is a recipe for those on special diets such as gluten free, dairy-free, grain-free or vegan!  It’s the closest thing you’ll get to pumpkin pie, but without the “pie”.  I’m not sure if anything can beat a good ol’ slice of the real thing on Thanksgiving Day, but it comes pretty close.  And the Read More

Stone Ground Mustard & Balsamic Marinade

I belong to this amazing mom’s club and when I recently had surgery, I got meals delivered to my house for 5 days when I arrived home from the hospital. How generous and thoughtful is that!?  The first night I received a lean pork tenderloin with this stone ground mustard and balsamic marinade. It was Read More

Roasted Pear & Chickpea Salad

On its own, a baked pear is very tasty.  Mix it with roasted chickpeas and sweet onion and its absolutely delicious! Packed with protein, fiber and lots of flavor, this salad is nutritious and perfect for a cool autumn day.  Check out some of my other favorite baked fruit dishes!

Core & Stuffed Baked Apple

I remember making these as a kid, but instead of making a filling, I would pour honey in the center and bake with a cinnamon stick.  Very sweet!  Here is another take on this classic with a little less sugar The fat content of the nut butter will also keep you fuller, making this snack Read More

Avoceggo!

I love cooking fruits!  And yes, an avocado is a fruit – botanically speaking I have seen many variations of this recipe throughout Pinterest and food blogs, but what I found, like many other bloggers out there, was that the yolk became hard and dry.  Now there are few ways to avoid this, but it Read More