Healthy Eating Recipes
overnight oats January 02 2017Breakfast is known as the most important meal of the day, but too often lack of time leaves us scrambling for a quick, less-than-nutritious bite in the morning. Here is an easy, healthy breakfast that can be made a night in advance - Overnight Oats!
Sweet Potatoes October 31 2016
One of the side dishes my mom requests I make for Thanksgiving is Sweet Potatoes. While I believe she initially meant the "canned and covered in marshmallow with syrup" kind, she has fast become a fan of healthier versions. Here are two easy, healthy recipes to make this fiber-filled, nutrient-packed root vegetable a crowd pleaser.
Seeds A Plenty June 29 2016
Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia! Those small seeds that once created an infomercial craze are now known as a nutrient-packed powerhouse making waves in healthy eating. Planting the seeds of knowledge with the help of our friends from Nuts.com
Beer Can Chicken April 28 2016Memorial Day is the start of BBQ season – time for food, folks and fun in the sun! A few years back, my cousin Litch introduced me to a succulent summertime creation called “Beer Can Chicken” and I’ve been hooked ever since. Amended slightly to include a do-it-yourself lower sodium spice mix, it’s a home run!
Grilled Salad January 19 2016
Nutrition-wise with chocolates and champagne as its mascots, Valentine’s Day is cited as the second least-healthy holiday on the calendar. Here’s a heart healthy recipe that will have your loved ones swooning – Grilled Hearts of Romaine with a Honey based dressing.
Kale Chips December 30 2015Looking for a healthy, tasty snack to serve during football playoff season? Nutritionist and Professional Chef, Jennifer Iserloh, gave me a super recipe using a superfood – kale! Her kale chip recipe is easy to make and virtually guilt-free to eat!
Healthy Recipe Green Beans October 29 2015Looking for a flavorful, and fun to make, vegetable dish for Thanksgiving? My mom and I made the Fresh Green Beans with Mustard Seeds and Cashews a few years back and enjoyed every minute. Learn our recipe and of our kitchen adventure.
Healthy Pancakes August 30 2015One of my favorite weeknight meals, both growing up and as a grown-up, is “Breakfast for Dinner”. Luckily, my ‘in-house chef’, Chris, has a delicious, dairy-free pancake recipe that I flip for every meal of the day!
Grilled Fruit June 23 2015When I was little, we once visited my father’s cousin Bob in Maine. That night, he grilled everything - from burgers and chicken for dinner, to fruit for dessert! I didn’t appreciate his inventiveness then, but I do now. Here’s to you, Bob – grilled pineapple and grilled strawberries.
Healthy Recipes - Shrimp Tacos May 18 2015Now that the Northeast weather is finally warmer (WOO!), I start favoring flavorsome foods that are easy to eat while enjoying the outside. One of my favorites is Shrimp Tacos – an easy dish that is both mobile and mouthwatering!
Healthy Recipes - Sleet April 16 2015
May 12 would have been my beloved grandmother’s 99th birthday and, boy, could my Sittoo cook! I’d like to share one of her favorite recipes: Sleet - a black-eyed-pea-and-kale combination that is chock-full of calcium, magnesium, iron, and when she made it, love.
Healthy Recipes - Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus March 19 2015It's a savory, springtime side dish that packs a punch of much-needed nutrients, anti-aging advantages and flavorsome fiber! Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus - tasty goodness in a pretty package!
Healthy Recipes - Fish Friday February 13 2015
For my family, 'tis the season for Lent and “Fish Fridays”. Growing up, the quickest option was the 25-minute round-trip ride to McDonald's for a fried Filet-O-Fish. Now, I've found an equally expedient, and unequivocally tasty, healthy fish dish to make at home!
Healthy Recipes - Sweet Peas and Bacon January 14 2015In celebration of Cupid, here's a treat that's sweet and highlights one of my great loves - bacon! Our Sweet Pea and Bacon recipe was handed down by one of my favorite people - Grandma Fran - who would have turned 70-years-young this month. She cooked everything with love.
Healthy Recipes: Chicken Soup December 30 2014
In kindergarten, my teachers Miss Sullivan and Mrs. Minteer taught us the following from the Carole King song book, "Chicken Soup with Rice". These are times I remember with love, commemorated with this Healthy and Hearty Chicken Soup recipe.
Healthy Recipes - Cranberry Apple Pie November 15 2014
It's the holiday season! For me, that means great food with great friends and family. I like to bring something to the table, and one of my go-to treats is a Cranberry-Apple Pie - easy to make and delicious to eat! The pie contains no dairy and very little fat - so feel free to snack on a second slice! I always do!