Recipes


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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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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Great Greens Detox Salad

Great Greens Detox Salad
Sometimes even dietitians can indulge too much during a weekend or on vacation, after all, we are people too!  And when that happens to me, this is my go-to meal when I need to detox and reboot.  It is satisfying and flavorful and leaves me feeling healthy, focused and energized.  I just got home from traveling in Italy, where pasta and gelato were a very enjoyed...
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Brussels Sprout Salad with Manchego Cheese

Brussels Sprout Salad
I am obsessed with this Brussel Sprout Salad with manchego cheese.  It’s crunchy, delicious, easy to make, and loaded in fiber and antioxidants.  When I was a dietetic intern in Chicago I would eat a version of this salad at Hub 51 so often that I knew I would soon be adding it to my own rotation.  Brussel sprouts are...
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Whole Grain Banana Pancakes

whole grain banana pancakes
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, in fact, I love it so much I will frequently have breakfast for dinner!  These whole grain banana pancakes make the cut morning or night, because they are so easy and fast to whip up.  Note: this recipe makes one serving, but is easily doubled or tripled if you’re having some friends...
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Greek Yogurt Bark

greek yogurt bark
I am always a fan of a bark because it is so simple to make and so satisfying to eat.  This Greek yogurt bark is a twist to the traditional chocolate bark, and adds a big does of protein and probiotics while keeping that delicious crunch and taste! Ingredients: 2 cups plain Greek yogurt (I use Fage Total) 1 tbsp of pure vanilla extract 3...
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