An Apple A Day

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

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

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! Makes about 4 servings INGREDIENTS: Read More

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

Cheesy “Green” Cakes

One of the veggie-consumption trends I see in my practice is that other than cooked vegetables for a side dish at dinner, or an occasional lunch salad, many are willing to step out the box and eat their greens for a snack!  OK maybe your munching on some baby carrots and hummus from time to Read More

Muffin Tin Baked Eggs-travaganza!

There are really is NO rules when it comes to the ingredients in this recipe.  You’ve probably seen a hundred variations on Pinterest alone!  However, many of the recipes out there suggest cooking for 20 minutes.  Unless you like your eggs overcooked (yuck), I do not suggest cooking them for this long regardless of your Read More