Category: dessert

What's For Dessert: Vegan Cupcakes!

I love cupcakes, but it’s been ages since I’ve had one. Usually, the frosting is too sweet, and I just want a big bite of the cake instead. Luckily, this recipe from The Complete Guide to Vegan Substitutes for spicy and warm cupcakes hits the nail on the head. Instead of using eggs or milk,... Read more »

What's For Dessert: Fruit!

It’s no secret that I’ve spent almost three decades eating dessert. No matter how healthy my meal, I could not go to sleep unless I had some sort of dessert after. As a child, that was fresh baked chocolate chip cookies or coconut pies, as an adult, it vacillated between a single square of dark... 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 »

Pizza 2 Ways: For Breakfast and Dessert!

Pizza is one of my great loves. Every Friday night, Alex and I order 2 margherita pizzas from Coal Fire Pizza (if you haven’t tried it, go immediately) and moan in ecstasy as the thin crust, the fresh smattering of cheese, tomato sauce and basil explode in the perfect flavor combinations with every single bite. The... Read more »

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 »

Cafeteria Overhaul: Get Healthy At School!

One of our missions in Chicago is to start redefining the cafeteria lunch. As a kid, standing in line on the rare days I didn’t have my brown bag in hand, I remember thinking, “Where are all the fruits and veggies?” Though I indulged in sweets and Lunchables were often a staple in that brown... 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 »

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 »