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...
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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...
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Butternut Squash Fries

butternut squash recipe
Give those sweet potato fries a break and try these amazing butternut squash fries! Fall is here and so are all the delicious Fall vegetables, including one of my favorites: butternut squash.  A delicious member of the squash family, it is high in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that promotes eye health and prevents macular degeneration.  Butternut squash is also high in...
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Nutriton Label Makeover

The FDA has just released new guidelines for food labeling, giving the nutrition label a makeover. Though food brands have until July 2018 to make these changes, they are already looking good!  So what should you be looking for? Sugar by another name: You will now see “added sugars” on the label under the sugar listing. Added sugars are those sneaky little things...
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Cocoa-Matcha Energy Balls

cocoa-matcha energy balls
I am as much a matcha fan as I am a chocolate fan (i.e. HUGE), so these cocoa-matcha energy balls have been a great discovery!  They are the perfect pairing of sweet and satisfying, making them my ultimate go-to treat for a snack or dessert.  If the flavor combo isn’t enough of a sell, then the fact that this combo will fight stress, while...
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Cauliflower Rice

This cauliflower rice is loaded in vegetables and packed with flavor!  It is the ultimate side dish to any chicken, steak or fish entree or even on it’s own for as a great snack.  This grain-free “rice” is made totally from vegetables and is packed with fiber, which will keep you full and satisfied.  You can even add in some scrambled eggs and have...
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Currently Craving Victory Garden

currently craving victory garden
I came across this adorable gelato shop while wondering around the West Village last weekend, but I soon realized it was no ordinary soft-serve ice cream and left me currently craving Victory Garden.  Instead of using cow’s milk, this gelato is made with goat’s milk and after some very tasty sampling, I fell in love! You may be thinking, “goat’s milk?!?” but...
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Hot Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

On cold days (and even some not-so-cold days) I love starting the day with a hot breakfast bowl and swapping quinoa for oatmeal adds a crunchy flavor to traditional hot cereal.  Quinoa is loaded in fiber and protein, making it the perfect energy-boosting choice for starting a hectic work day and the warm, nutty texture makes it a cozy option for a lazy Sunday...
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Chicken Lettuce Tacos

Chicken Lettuce Tacos
I love these chicken lettuce tacos, it’s a great fiber-packed twist to the traditional taco.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the traditional taco too (a lot!) but sometimes a little extra veg can go a long way. Makes 8 3-taco servings Ingredients: 2 Tbsp rice vinegar 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced 1/2 mango, peeled and...
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Stracciatella Soup

Stracciatella Soup
I love a cozy bowl of soup in the winter and Stracciatella soup is my all time favorite.  It is total comfort food but loaded in nutrition thanks to some soothing chicken broth, protein-packed eggs, and fiber-rich spinach. Truly soup-erb! (see what I did there?) Serves 4 Ingredients: 6 cups of low-sodium chicken stock (I like this one) 6 cups...
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