Posts in category "dinner"

What's For Dinner: Chickpeas With Spinach, Tomatoes, and Quinoa

So many days, we have the best intentions for dinner. You think about what you’re going to make, but when you get home, cooking is the last thing on your mind. A few tips: always choose meals during the week that take 20 minutes or less to cook, and make cooking enjoyable. I guarantee if... Read more »

One Pot Meal: Millet, Beans, and Greens!

There’s nothing better than a meal that is cheap and can be made in just one pot. People sometimes assume that to eat great food it has to be complex, take hours of prep and have an amazing presentation. Some of the best meals I’ve ever had have been made from a few simple ingredients.... Read more »

Redefining American, Mexican and Italian Dishes: Good, Better, Best!

There are different levels of “health” to everyone. What does that word mean to you? What about healthy eating? What does that bring to mind? About a year ago, I envisioned lean proteins, good sources of carbs, and healthy fats. Now, it’s plants, seeds, nuts, and grains. No protein, carb or fat ratio – just... Read more »
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Mexican Quinoa!

Quinoa is a wonderfully diverse grain that packs in much more fiber and protein than brown rice. Altering its flavors with spices can give you a tasty side dish to your proteins, or even act as the star player. Top with a chicken breast (optional) and enjoy!  Mexican Quinoa Ingredients: 4 cups water 2 cups... Read more »

Want to Get Healthy? Ask These Questions and Make a Plan!

Last night, as the snow drifted and never quite seemed to land, I relished the quiet solitude from my window… I could see the various Christmas trees across the street in the closest high rise and hear car tires scraping through thick, fresh ice on the street below. It is the week of Christmas, and... Read more »

What's For Dinner: Baked Chimichangas!

A quick, healthy recipe, these chimichangas can be made vegetarian or with chicken. To cut back on time, if you choose chicken, opt for a rotisserie chicken and just reheat. If you use tofu in this recipe, it tastes surprisingly like chicken, is extremely flavorful and has very low sodium and fat (as opposed to... Read more »
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Eat This, Not That: Portabella Mushroom Burger, Kale Chips and Apple Pie Cupcakes!

We all have those dishes that we love – whether that’s a burger and fries, a big bag of potato chips or a warm slice of apple pie. If you are open to trying something new, you might surprise yourself with how much you like the healthier version of your old favorite. The next time... Read more »

Got 5 Minutes? Healthy Hot Chocolate 3 Ways!

While cold weather delights coffee or tea drinkers, many are more in the mood for hot chocolate. If you get it while you are out, get ready for lots of sugar, chocolate syrup or cheap ingredients. If you’re at home and want to make a quick, healthy drink (also a great substitute when you are... Read more »

Power Lunch: Get All Your Fruits and Veggies in One Salad!

If you’re like most people, getting enough fruits and especially veggies can feel almost impossible. Though it’s best to get fresh produce with each meal, if you’re short on nutrients or time, you can fit them all into one salad to have for lunch or dinner. If you don’t like any of these veggies or... Read more »
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Simplify Your Diet: 10 Super Foods to Eat Every Day!

In a world of infinite food choices, it can be an overwhelming experience just to step out your front door and come up with a proper course of action for the day. Pack on about a million restaurants and trillions of calories at our fingertips, and it’s sometimes easy to forget how to eat well.... Read more »