Healthy Eating Recipes

vegan pudding February 28 2017 4 Comments

My 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 2017 2 Comments

Breakfast 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!

Beer Can Chicken April 28 2016

Memorial 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 2016

April 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 2016

March 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 2015

Looking 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 2015

Looking 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 Halloween Treat September 23 2015

Love Halloween, but not the month-long sugar high that comes with the candy? Here's a kid-friendly, fun treat whose taste will trick you into believing it is more decadent than it is! 

Healthy Pancakes August 30 2015

One 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!

Healthy Recipes - Shrimp Tacos May 18 2015

Now 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 2015

It'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 2015

In 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!

Healthy Recipes - Avocado French Fries November 07 2014

Okay, 'fess up. We all have those "can't-resist-no-matter-how-hard-we-try foods". For me, it's french fries and avocado - alone or paired, they are downright delicious! Luckily, I found a healthy and relatively easy recipe that combines both!

Healthy Recipes - Mini Apple Pies November 07 2014

My favorite food to eat right after crossing the finish is fresh fruit. For me, nothing beats the refreshing post-race taste of a plum or apple. Later on, when I'm in what I call my 'replenishment mode' (read: eating everything in sight), I crave heartier, but still healthier, dishes.  Here's a favorite recipe of mine: mini-apple pies, with good fats and great taste!