RECIPE: Ah-mazing Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Don’t let the avocado ingredient weird you out. These. Cookies. Are. Amazingly Good! My cousin passed along the recipe for these a few weeks ago (not sure who to high-five for the original recipe). My husband, a life long chocolate chip cookie fan (and critic) can’t stop talking about them! They are super moist and scrumptious! I had to get parchment paper, not a staple in … Continue reading RECIPE: Ah-mazing Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

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 Green Detox Smoothie

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

RANT: Home of the Brave (and the Obese)

America. Home of the Brave. We owe so much to those who came before us. We are a lucky nation; a prideful nation. Unfortnately over the years, we’ve also become the most OBESE nation. Pssst…. I’ll give you a hint as to why…it’s what We The People EAT! The freedom to eat whatever and whenever we choose. It’s packaged fake food and portion sizes! So as you … Continue reading RANT: Home of the Brave (and the Obese)

RECIPE: Simple Sating Yogurt Meal

Need an easy go to recipe for breakfast or something to sate the sweet tooth after dinner? Give this yummy concoction a go.  Use a coffee mug instead of a bowl to keep portion size reasonable. I’m obsessed with Trader Joe’s Organic European Style Whole Milk Yogurt. Yes, it’s got a high fat content, but it’s made with hormone-free, antibiotic-free milk and is about as … Continue reading RECIPE: Simple Sating Yogurt Meal

RECIPE: Dragon Fruit Smoothie

For all you Game of Thrones fanatics or those of you who care what you put in to your body, this is a Dragonfruit smoothie, whose color is more vibrant than Bran Stark’s visions.   Dragon fruit, or Pitaya, is actually the fruit of a cactus,  has a mild flavor like melon or kiwifruit and is rich in antioxidants (hello anti-aging!) If you don’t have any … Continue reading RECIPE: Dragon Fruit Smoothie

RULE: Crowd Out

If you’re like me, forcing myself to eat salads or fish, results in me NOT wanting salads and fish. (And then my eating lots of other things I enjoy because I’d felt I’d been depriving myself of them.)  Opting to eat something “because I know I should” robs you of the delicious meal experience.  Sound strange? It’s like if your mom sets you up on a … Continue reading RULE: Crowd Out