RECIPE: Simple Mushroom Risotto

Looking for a simple, savory, filling winter dish? This number makes a great side item to pair with steak, pork or chicken, but it’s hardy enough to be served as the main course! Easy to make and serves ~ 6 people. Keeps in the fridge all week long.  INGREDIENTS: 1 cup cooked farro (can also use bulgur, brown rice, quinoa or orzo) 1 cup chopped mushrooms 1 … Continue reading RECIPE: Simple Mushroom Risotto

RECIPE: Nut-Rageous Smoothie

Want to curb your sugar cravings? Try this Nut-rageous smoothie, inspired by Mark Hyman. It’s packed with protein to keep you full all morning long, and makes enough to have a second smoothie later in the day or the following morning. I make several jars of the nuts/seed ingredients that I can quickly dump in to my blender. Combine: 2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut 2 Tbsp Flax … Continue reading RECIPE: Nut-Rageous Smoothie

RECIPE: Banana Nut Smoothie with Nibs

  Ditch the banana nut muffin and latte for this delicious treat.  The nuts and seeds pack micronutrients and proteins to keep you sated all morning long and the nutritionally dense nibs give your the extra perk you need when you are lacking Zzzzzz’s! In a Blender combine: 1 frozen banana (can use room temp banana and 3-4 cubes of ice instead) 1/2 cup almond … Continue reading RECIPE: Banana Nut Smoothie with Nibs

RECIPE: Delicata Squash Salad

I’ve been wondering what to do with those gorgeous yellow and green-striped squash I’ve been seeing hanging around the supermarket. Per my usual, I’m either gonna grind it up (smoothie) or green it up (salad).  In this case, I chose to green it up! Not the most simple recipe ever, but if you cook and boil while you chop, it only takes a few more … Continue reading RECIPE: Delicata Squash Salad

RECIPE: Secret “Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream” Smoothie

You want to know a secret? Packing protein into your meals cuts cravings and obliterates hunger. Plus protein helps build strong muscles, which boosts metabolism. So add clean protein to everything! A sneaky way to add protein to smoothies is to… wait for it… add black beans.  Sounds gross, I know, but ain’t nuthin’ gross about this tasty concoction! The beans not only add protein, … Continue reading RECIPE: Secret “Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream” Smoothie

RECIPE: Chard Wraps

Looking for the convenience of a wrap with 10 x the nutrition!? This is the recipe for you! Plenty of menus offer a “healthy wrap” in their Lite Bites or Healthy Options section. News flash! Most tortillas are loaded with lard, additives and preservatives (to keep them from molding and help them get crispy and brown perfectly!) Turn any tortilla package over at the grocery store. … Continue reading RECIPE: Chard Wraps

RECIPE: COCONUT SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE

This smoothie is your new best friend. Its superfood contents jam in the vitamins and nutrients your body craves. It blasts sugar cravings and will jostle your body back to health. Its power-packed protein will ramp up your metabolism and keep you satisfied! Sure, it has more ingredients than I like to deal with, especially in the morning, but it’s easier than making eggs and … Continue reading RECIPE: COCONUT SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE

RECIPE: Greens & Beans Salad

Need a protein-packed, vivacious, vitamin-rich, super-easy salad? Have I got the one for you! In less time than it takes you to remove your eye make-up, you can whip up this healthy dish! INGREDIENTS: 4 cups organic mixed greens, spinach and arugula (or greens of your choice) 1 avocado, diced 1 can organic garbanzo beans, rinsed and strained 1 can organic black beans,  rinsed and strained 1/4 … Continue reading RECIPE: Greens & Beans Salad

RANT: Free Baby Food!

If you had asked me 5 years ago whether I’d be making my own baby food, I woulda’ thought you Nutzo! A) because I didn’t have a baby 5 years ago and B) because who the heck makes their own baby food? Actually a lot of people…and it’s easier than you think, especially when you make something healthy that you yourself would eat and feed … Continue reading RANT: Free Baby Food!

RECIPE: Pistachio and Spinach Smoothie

One of my coolest girl friends recently shared with me her favorite smoothie recipe. This is a girl who went heli-skiing on her honeymoon and stole Michael Jordan’s retired jersey from the Dean Dome rafters.  (Only one of these actually happened, but this girl would do happily do both, and then some). So if it’s a Pistachio Smoothie that is her daily tall-glass-o-Bad-Ass, then this is what’s going in … Continue reading RECIPE: Pistachio and Spinach Smoothie

RECIPE: Wild Rice and Arugula Salad

Need to give your salad some girth without bulking up? Wild Rice is the perfect grain to making your salad more filling without packing on pounds in the process.  Wild rice has twice the protein of brown rice, is high in fiber and essential minerals and vitamins. The arugula bring the benefits of leafy greens.  It’s alkalinic and detoxifying, high in chlorophyll and antioxidants, and … Continue reading RECIPE: Wild Rice and Arugula Salad

RECIPE: Iced Coffee Smoothie

Need a quick, healthy pick-me-up in the morning? Have I got the smoothie for you! I’m not usually a coffee drinker. In fact, I managed to make it through college, medical school and residency without picking up the habit. But as a mother of a newborn, I’ve found I could use a little more “Get-Up-And-Go” in the mornings. So I created this healthy iced coffee … Continue reading RECIPE: Iced Coffee Smoothie

RECIPE: Cilantro and Lime Smoothie

This crisp, alkalinizing, detoxifying smoothie is just what you need to cleanse your system. In a Blender combine: 4 sprigs (or small handful) of cilantro 1/2 lime, just the juice 2 long celery stalks, with leaves 1 cup filtered water 4 cubes of ice If you need a little sweet or tang, add a few ginger shavings and 1 tsp honey Continue reading RECIPE: Cilantro and Lime Smoothie

RECIPE: Curry Egg Salad

OK, I’ve got to give a “shout out” to my “other mother”, Karen, on this one, because I’ve always LOVED Egg Salad, but never in my egg salad experiences had I tasted the deliciousness of a CURRY egg salad.  Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it! She uses mayo, but I subbed plain greek yogurt for mayo here, not because mayo itself is bad, but because … Continue reading RECIPE: Curry Egg Salad