Well, hello there! I’m your new favorite smoothie! This jar of nutrition is incredibly delicious! It’s a quick but healthy breakfast and makes enough for two, so share with your favorite morning time buddy or enjoy some as a snack later in the day. This morning I offered a spoon of it my 1 year old, who then enjoyed more than her share! Recipe is inspired by Barre3, my fave workout … Continue reading Green Detox Smoothie
Well, hello there! I’m your new favorite smoothie! This jar of nutrition is incredibly delicious! It’s a quick but healthy breakfast and makes enough for two, so share with your favorite morning time buddy or enjoy some as a snack later in the day. This morning I offered a spoon of it my 1 year old, who then enjoyed more than her share! Recipe is inspired by Barre3, my fave workout … Continue reading RECIPE: Green Detox Smoothie
Save yourself a sliver of summer by freezing this season’s sweet treats! Making these homemade popsicles can also be a fun family activity to enjoy! The “fruits of your labor” are a refreshing snack, dessert, or just the thing for that sweet craving on a hot summer day. In a blender combine: 1 cup organic strawberries 2 cups chopped watermelon 1 orange (peeled, seeds ok) 1 cup … Continue reading RECIPE: Summer Popsicle Smoothie
Simple, sweet (ish), crisp and clean. What’s not to love about this 3 ingredient nutrient rich smoothie? INGREDIENTS 1 cup organic spinach 1 slice of canteloupe 1/2 cup filtered water 3 cubes of ice In a blender combine all of the above and enjoy! Parents, save some for your kids or baby! Continue reading RECIPE: Spinach and Cantaloupe Smoothie (Also a Healthy Baby Food)
This is NOT your average Strawberry & Banana Smoothie! It’s like an ideal lover: Thick and Rich. Yet a delectable dessert, Sweet and Creamy. But it’s protein-packed so it won’t leave you unsatisfied as desserts and lovers often do. In a blender combine: 1/2 cup almond milk 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup fresh or frozen organic strawberries 1/4 cup gluten-free oats 1/2 frozen peeled banana (if using … Continue reading RECIPE: A Different Strawberry and Banana Smoothie
Remember when ‘needles in candy’ were the big Halloween scare? Now I find it frightening to see the pounds of Halloween candy that line the aisles of our already sugar laden grocery stores. Did you ever have the neighbor gave out apples each year? I hated that. I now want to high-five that neighbor. We also had a dentist in our neighborhood that gave out … Continue reading RANT: Big Bags o’ Candy
I recently had a mother ask me what she should be looking for on the food label with regards to protein, fats, and carbs, when shopping for her daughter. I remember when I used to count carbs and fat and calories. Now I never do. Now I don’t even think about the numbers. The ONLY thing I think about is what’s IN the food. Isn’t … Continue reading RULE: Be a Food Detective
Do you know the Muffin Man? He’s quite rotund. So fill your muffin pans with something healthier, tasty and custom made! These mini quiches are great to grab and go! And they keep for several days in the fridge. Nosh on these instead of a high sugar ‘protein’ bars! Whisk together 6 eggs and a Tbsp of filtered water. Add a dash (~ tsp) of … Continue reading RECIPE: Quick Grab Mini Quiches
It blew my mind in medical school when I learned that drugs could be delivered through the skin and vaccines delivered through a nasal spray. So cool that you could absorb things through the mucous membranes (as they’re called), breath and skin. Until I realized that the same is true for pollutants. The black exhaust billowing out of the dump truck in front of you also … Continue reading RANT: 5 Living Clean Tips
Recall that the reason we eat is to survive, not for oral pleasure. Food can be incredibly enjoyable, especially when you eat with complete focus. Be present while you chew. Notice the variations of flavor on your tongue. Concentrate as you chew and swallow. Avoid distractions. Be aware of what you are putting in your body. Don’t email, talk on the phone or watch TV … Continue reading RULE: Would I Eat an Apple?
Mac N’ Cheese (MnCh) used to be my comfort foods of choice. But over the years, I’ve been disappointed by most of the Mac N’ cheeses I’ve ordered (except for my cousin, Kacki’s recipe, of course!) Yeah, they had a delicious appearing crispy, cheesy crust, but ultimately what lie beneath, was never as savory as I’d remembered. Now that I know refined white pastas are … Continue reading RECIPE: Healthy Grain Dish that tastes like Mac & Cheese!
Did you know that restaurants actually hire food psychologists to help craft menus? The appetizers a menu offers are carefully selected items that actually trigger increased food consumption. These little traps are always high fat, high sodium items that have been scientifically proven to make people order more food, which in turn make the restaurants more money. While we are talking about psychological tricks…. There … Continue reading RANT: Psychological Tricks
Ain’t nuthin this tasty and healthy on a chinese buffet! Try this deliciously easy dinner. Packed with protein and FLA-VA-FLAV-VA! Serve it with brown rice or as is….serve it hot and IF there are any left-overs, bring ’em with you to work/school or eat ’em for lunch the next day! I do hope you enjoy… 4 cups or 1 bag (~ 20 oz) raw string … Continue reading RECIPE: Easy Tangy Chicken and Bean Dish
I get especially sad when I see pediatric patients, less than 10 years old, usually with Doritos bag or a Pepsi in hand, who are already obese. What kind of future looms? Likely Diabetes, because the body can only tolerate so much abuse before disease culminates. These patients are sure to develop depression, not only because the ability to move freely as a child is limited … Continue reading RANT: Obese Kids