An Apple A Day

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

Preparing For Turkey Day

When buying a turkey for Thanksgiving this year, plan on 1 pound per person when choosing a size.  If you want extra leftovers, choose 1.25 pounds per person and whatever you don’t eat – freeze for a later date!  Fresh or frozen turkey? If you are buying a fresh turkey, be sure to order in Read More

Eat Your Pumpkins!

During the month of October and through the Autumn season, take the opportunity and availability of pumpkins.   A ½ cup of cooked pumpkin contains 100% of your recommended intake of Vitamin A, which aids in good vision.  It’s low calorie, has 3 grams of fiber per 1 cup cooked and is antioxidant rich!  It’s chock Read More

Almond & Apricot Chicken

As promised, here is the chicken dish I served recently with the cilantro lime chickpea salad. The apricot flavor becomes very subtle, so if this isn’t your favorite fruit, still give it a try! Serves 2-4 INGREDIENTS: 2 skinless chicken breasts ½ cup slivered almonds ¾ cup apricot jam/jelly 2 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp Read More

Martha’s Tequila-Lime Chicken Drumsticks

I was flipping through some Martha Stewart magazines and found this recipe in it’s “clean eating” section.  Can I tell you it is the most amazing chicken flavor I have every tasted!  I’ve cooked these about 4 times already and have also used the recipe for chicken breasts and strips. Delicious!  I will give you Read More

Cilantro Lime Chickpea Salad

I was visiting a friend recently with my daughter, and she served us the tastiest meal upon our arrival that I had to share!  I’ve made this dish twice already and tastes just as good the next day J Serves 2-4 depending on portion INGREDIENTS: 1 (15-oz) can chickpeas 2 packed cups raw/fresh spinach ¼ Read More

Grab & Run Muffins!

I am a big believer of sitting down and eating meals/snacks mindfully, but when you have a family that isn’t always possible.  Having to eat “on-the-go” is sometimes needed in order to keep a tight schedule.  While traditional store bought muffins are generally just cupcakes without the frosting, these muffins are oatmeal based and packed Read More

Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Eggplants

I love when something new pops up in my CSA farm share, and these mini’s did not disappoint!  I wanted to do something different with these, rather than my slice and grill with “normal” size eggplants.   There wasn’t too many options out there, but I did come across a picture of a stuffed one on Read More