Recipes


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 basically live off of soup in the winter and this is one of my favorites because my dad would make it all time when I was growing up.  Whether you are trying to warm up from the cold or trying to kick a cold, this is the perfect comfort dish with it’s soothing chicken broth and protein-packed eggs, it is...
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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

Brussels Sprout Salad
Brussel sprouts are the quintessential fall vegetable and for good reason, they are delicious and versitile!  While Brussels sprouts are usually heading up the side dish section of the menu, a version of this salad has often played the staring role for me while dining at Hub 51 in Chicago, when I was living there dietetic internship, and I am sure this brussels sprout salad will...
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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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