Category: nutrition

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 »

Eating Animals: Which to Eat? Which to Pet? Why?

It’s no secret that it’s still hard for me to eat animals. A vegetarian for most of my life, I’ve only brought myself to eat chicken, turkey and fish on occasion. Because I buy the meat at Whole Foods and because it’s organic, I assume some of the guilt will be assuaged because what I... Read more »

10 Minute Flourless Cookies!

Playing on a recipe for almond butter cookies, I decided to substitute chunky natural peanut butter and sprinkle in some oats instead. Baking in 10 minutes, I served them to a friend, and she immediately said: “You should sell these! Seriously.” Perhaps the easiest cookies I’ve ever made (and with no flour), the batter consists... Read more »

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 »

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 »

Homemade Chai Tea!

On a crisp, cold day like today, a giant mug of Chai tea is just the thing to warm you up. If you order Chai tea out, you are going to get a ton of sugar and calories, when you can get the same flavorful taste right at home. Because of all the fresh spices,... Read more »

3 Popular Lunches, Revamped!

It’s lunch, you’re short on time, so you opt to pick up something quick and easy, either at a restaurant or (god forbid!) at a fast food chain. I always say one of the keys to success for healthy eating is to figure out what it is you crave and then learn how to replace... 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 »

What's For Dessert: Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!

As Thanksgiving approaches, and appetites will soar, why not “treat” yourself with a healthy dessert that won’t destroy all of your hard work in the gym (yes, I am pretending you go to the gym)? These sweet, decadent treats only have 110 calories per cookie, 8 grams of healthy fat, just 3 grams of sugar,... Read more »

What's For Lunch: Vegetarian Muscle Meal!

During my monthly perusal of Oxygen magazine, I found this great recipe which packs 13 grams of fiber and 12 grams of protein into each serving. A huge fan of quinoa, it’s easy to make the night before, so you can portion it up, pack it into tupperware and take it to work. The leftovers... Read more »