Category: dinner

Thanksgiving Leftovers: 3 Healthy Ideas!

You’ve eaten the turkey. You’ve gorged on the casseroles. You’ve been in your food coma. You say to yourself, “I never want to eat again.” But, a few days later, your appetite returns to normal, and you might look at your refrigerator still stuffed with leftovers and think, “What can I do with these?” Try... Read more »

Healthy Chili Cheese Fries!

I was talking to a client the other day when she mentioned she loved chili cheese fries. Immediately, I was taken back to my days as a child, when I would gorge myself on a huge batch of french fries, dripping with greasy chili and cheese. I have not had anything like that since, burying... Read more »

Your Healthy Thanksgiving Meal: Eat This, Not That!

Every year, millions of people sit back after hours of meal preparation and moan audibly, their bellies distended, eyes glassy from too much heavy food. Fatigue sets in, and a nap is the only thing on the afternoon agenda. If this is the way your Thanksgiving usually goes, it might be time for a change.... Read more »

5 Fresh Foods to Eat Today!

In a world of infinite food choices, it’s hard to get adequate servings of vegetables and fruits. While there are the latest slew of veggie and fruit juice drinks, it’s better to get whole foods (or at least juice them yourself to avoid excess sugar). An easy trick to getting enough fruits and veggies is... Read more »

What's For Dessert: Healthy Peanut Butter Pie!

Who doesn’t love peanut butter pie? Growing up, I would eat it on occasion at restaurants and literally swoon in ecstasy. Peanut butter! Graham cracker crust! A rich, creamy texture! All rolled into one pie?! However, it’s no surprise that these pies are laden with fat and calories and are also high in cholesterol. Skimming... Read more »

What's For Dinner: Homemade Tomato Basil Sauce with Capellini!

Every week, I look forward to pasta night. I love that Alex sits at the bar, sipping red wine, while I make a pasta sauce from scratch (minus the one jar of organic tomato paste). I’ve always made “healthy” pasta, but have never made my own pasta sauce, for fear of it taking too long.... Read more »

What's For Dessert: Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread Pudding!

The best dessert I ever had was a dark chocolate bread pudding at one of my favorite restaurants in Nashville. A special on the menu for Valentine’s Day, everything melted away as I spooned the dark, decadent dessert into my mouth, washing it down with a cup of strong coffee. Since then, I have searched... Read more »

Top 5 "Healthy-ish" Halloween Candy!

The words “candy” and “healthy” don’t go together. There’s no such thing as a healthy candy, but there are better options than others when it comes to Halloween candy. While children will cram their faces with all kinds of manmade sweets tonight, hitting the ecstasy of a sugar high only to come crashing down, hard... Read more »

What's For Dessert: Healthy Pumpkin Pie!

I adore pumpkin pie… Every year, I await the drop in temperature so I can glimpse those perfect little pies lined up in the market. However, nothing says the holidays better than a healthier version with homemade walnut pie crust and a dose of tofu in the filling. The next time you’re in the mood... Read more »

Snack on This, Not That: Trade Pastries for Protein Bars!

On the step mill this morning, I was perusing an issue of Shape and stopped on an article about beating afternoon cravings. Around 2:00 or 3:00 in the afternoon, most of us need one of three things: a cup of coffee, a nap or a pastry. If you can take a nap, do it (studies... Read more »