6 Tips For A Healthy Holiday Season

healthy holiday tips
Here’s to a healthy holiday season. ‘Tis the season of parties, booze, and so many sweets! With all the holiday cheer and festivities it  can be easy for your health goals to get thrown off track. Here are a 6 tips for a healthy holiday season that will keep you feeling lean and focused all month long. Don’t skip meals. Skipping meals is...

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...

Ultimate chocolate pudding

ultimate chocolate pudding
Pass the spoon. This ultimate chocolate pudding is just one more way I like to get my chocolate fix in!  If you have spent any time with me or on this website then you know I take me dark chocolate very seriously, and this pudding is no exception.  I make it with avocados for an added dose of fiber. Ingredients:...

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...

Ancient Grain & Chestnut Stuffing

ancient grain & chestnut stuffing
The side dish king of Thanksgiving. This ancient grain & chestnut stuffing is loaded in fiber from the whole grains and packed with the flavors of Fall from the chestnuts and herbs. Ingredients: 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil 3 celery stalks, chopped 2 onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 cup wild rice 3 cups low-sodium chicken stock (or vegetable stock, if...

Lemon Green Beans

lemon green beans
More addicting than fries. These lemon green beans are a great way to add a crispy, healthy crunch to your meal.  High in vitamins, minerals and fiber, they are will soon become a dinnertime staple long passed Thanksgiving. Ingredients: 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 cloves garlic, chopped 1 shallot, thinly sliced sea salt and lemon...

Chipotle Sweet Potato Mash

chipolte sweet potato mash
The star of the side dishes. You cannot have a Thanksgiving meal without some sweet potatoes, and this chipotle sweet potato mash hits the spot!  Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene that will help boost your immunity during these cold months, plus, they are loaded in fiber, so a little bit will go a long way when it comes to filling...

Fall Superfood Must-Haves

Fall Superfood Must-Haves
Add these Fall superfoods to your grocery list! Apples: Apple season is one of my favorite times of year and tops my Fall superfood must-haves list. There are so many delicious varieties, whether you prefer tart, sweet or mild, there are at least 4 types of each!  Make sure you eat the skin though, to reap all the fiber benefits.  And thanks...