Healthy Eating Recipes
vegan pudding February 28 2017My husband loves ice cream… and I am allergic to dairy. Jealous of his snacks, I am always looking for a creamy, sweet treat that mimics the look of the ice cream I wish I could share. While on vacation in January, I finally found one – a dairy-free vanilla and cinnamon pudding that made Chris’ mouth water!
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.
Breast Cancer Superfoods September 29 2016
October is ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ month and researchers have identified foods that they say can reduce your breast cancer risk. Here is one of my easy go-to recipes containing two superfoods – kale and tomatoes.
Healthy After School Snacks August 27 2016
September signals a return to school - hectic times with doing homework, juggling schedules and making school lunches. Here is something we hope can help – an easy, no-bake recipe for healthy granola bars that will have students and teachers alike clamoring for more!
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!
healthy recipe swaps March 27 2016April 1st is known as “All Fool’s Day”, a celebration of falsehood-fueled fun. But what’s no joke - healthy ingredient swaps that will trick your taste buds into thinking there are more calories, fats and sugars that there really are in your favorite recipes.
peanut butter cookies February 24 2016March 1st is “National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day”! For me, that’s every day… In celebration, here is a five-ingredient, easy peasy Peanut Butter Cookie recipe that you’ll go nuts for!
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!
No Mayo Tangy Tasty Potato Salad July 28 2015
Potato Salad is a staple at summer parties, but the usual mayonnaise-base does not sit well in the summer sun. Here is a No-Mayo, Tangy and Tasty Potato Salad that is best served warm - heart-healthy and nutrient-packed!
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.