RULE: Meal Plan

We all know that “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail”.  (This was one of my medical school professor’s cheesey catch phrases). While true at exam time, I think it’s applicable with our eating habits and meal preparation.  If it’s 6 pm and nothing is in the fridge, we can pick up chicken parts in a bucket, have pizza delivered and ice cream cakes uber-ed. When you … Continue reading RULE: Meal Plan

RULE: Try New Grains

If you’re like me, the only grain I knew growing up were wheat and white rice.  And let’s be honest, there was no “whole wheat” bread or pasta. There was WonderBread and spaghettios; and bread, pasta and rice were my 3 best ‘carb’ friends. (Note: in those days, potatoes were still considered vegetables)  I could’ve consisted entirely on Kraft mac n’ cheese and Chinese buffets (and, later, did! in my … Continue reading RULE: Try New Grains

RECIPE: Apple Cookies

  Fall is upon us. Which means delicious, crisp apples!  A dear friend shared this genius idea of-a-fun-snack-or-healthy-dessert with me when we wanted stopped at her place for lunch, breaking up our 5 hour drive from the NC coast to the mountains.  Not only did she provide an exceptionally tasty, healthy lunch of chicken salad lettuce wraps and prosciutto with melon; she busted out these little numbers, which … Continue reading RECIPE: Apple Cookies

RECIPE: Simple Gluten-Free Lasagna

Who doesn’t like warm, crisp, gooey, melted-cheese? OK, I know dairy-free folks won’t back flip at this, but for the rest of us…this healthy lasagna will blow your mind! Savory and delicious minus the inflammatory, sleep-inducing, belt-busting pasta.  Even your Italian friends’ll be gesticulating “Benissimo!” INGREDIENTS: 1 cup Quinoa 6 large Chard leaves 5-6 ounces of goat cheese (small sleeve, plain or spiced) 16 ounce jar marinara … Continue reading RECIPE: Simple Gluten-Free Lasagna