Gift Guide 2016

gift guide
All the gifts I love to give. With the holidays only 2 weeks away, I wanted to share my favorite foodie finds and wellness-focused gifts that I can’t wait to give this holiday season.   I hope you love these gifts as much as I do and I would love to hear what else you’re giving your loved ones! Home Goodies: A big...

Spaghetti Squash Cacio e Pepe

spaghetti squash
Dinner time made easy Love subbing spaghetti squash for pasta in my favorite dishes, like this cacio e pepe (cheese & pepper).  It’s high in fiber, rich in flavor and super easy to make. Ingredients: 1 spaghetti squash, halved and seeded 4 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup chopped parsley, optional 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese red-pepper flakes (or fresh cracked pepper if...

Currently Craving Boulder Canyon Riced Vegetables

boulder canyon riced vegetables
Food processors, need not apply. I am currently craving (big time!) Boulder Canyon Riced Vegetables.  Grain-free, vegetable rice is having a total moment right now, and I am loving it!  But let’s be honest, breaking out that food processor-and cleaning it- can be a bit daunting and exhausting at times.  Which is why I was so excited to discover these frozen, pre-riced...

6 Drinks to Stop Drinking

drinks to stop drinking
Put down the cup and walk away. Here are 6 drinks to stop drinking right now.  They are loaded in sneaky sugar and are adding empty, extra calories to your day.  Take a pass on these! Juice: is a fast way to add empty calories to your day.  One cup of OJ (whether it’s fresh squeezed, cold pressed, or from the...

Fall Superfood Must-Haves

Fall Superfood Must-Haves
Add these Fall superfoods to your grocery list! Apples: Apple season is one of the best things about Fall!  With so many delicious varieties, you can easily have one  day without getting bored.  Make sure you eat the skin though, to get all that filling fiber.  And thanks to quercetin, an illness-fighting antioxidant found in all apples, your immune system will get...

Currently Craving UnReal Candy

unreal candy
Halloween ready! It is the time of year where candy is everywhere and in the spirit of Halloween, I am currently craving UnReal Candy.  It is the ultimate in better-for-you-candy options, giving you and your kids a lot more treat with less trick. But, WTF is better-for-you-candy??  UnReal uses real food ingredients, with NO artificial flavors, dyes, preservatives, hydrogenated oils or...

Swiss Chard Oshitashi

swiss chard oshitashi
The ultimate (cold) side dish. Swiss chard oshitashi is one of my favorite dishes.  It is typically found on Japanese menus made with spinach, but I like to alternate the dark leafy greens I use to switch up the flavors.  In this recipe, I am using Swiss Chard, but you can try it with spinach, kale, dandelion greens, or watercress.  They all work...

How Bad Is It To Eat After 8pm?

How bad is it to eat after 8pm
It’s not the when, but the what. Clients are often asking me how bad is it to eat after 8pm, nervous that it will throw their health goals off track.  Eating a late dinner will not make you gain weight.  However, that does not mean you should eat a big meal and then crawl right into bed. Eating too close...

5 Foods That Are Actually Making You Hungrier

foods that are actually making you hungrier
And how to do it a lot healthier! Chips/Pretzels:  These salty snacks definitely fall into the foods making you hungrier because their sodium content (170 grams per serving) can dehydrate you and confuse your body into thinking it is hungry when it is actually thirsty.  Plus, these snacks are low in protein and fiber, two things we need to satiate us. Pro...

Currently Craving Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter

pumpkin spice peanut butter
The pumpkin spice snack you need immediately! It is the season of pumpkin flavored everything and I totally love it.  But finding an item that isn’t high in sugar is tricky.  That is why I am currently craving this Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter from Buff Bake.  It is packed with protein at 11 grams per serving, while only having 5...