RECIPE: Cocoa Nib Banana Pops

Simple, stylish, satisfying dessert. These frozen treats will curb any ice cream inkling! Healthy enough to have as a snack. Fewer grams a sugar than a LaraBar and full of flavor! YOU WILL NEED: 2 bananas ~ 1/2 cup almond butter ~ 1/2 cup cocoa nibs (could use chocolate chips if you are feeling naughty or coco powder with a dash of cayenne if you’re feeling spicy) … Continue reading RECIPE: Cocoa Nib Banana Pops

Radish and Kale Salad

When you’ve got a great dressing, like Annie’s Lemon and Chive or this delicious Cilantro & Lime dressing, it hardly matters what’s in your salad.  Am I right? With a good dressing you can have 1 and 2 ingredient salads. Choose what’s in season, what’s on sale, what ‘ruffles your skirt’! I like this hearty combo. Bam! Bam! Simple and colorful: Kale and radish.  Both … Continue reading Radish and Kale Salad

RECIPE: Radish and Kale Salad

When you’ve got a great dressing, like Annie’s Lemon and Chive or this delicious Cilantro & Lime dressing, it hardly matters what’s in your salad.  Am I right? With a good dressing you can have 1 and 2 ingredient salads. Choose what’s in season, what’s on sale, what ‘ruffles your skirt’! I like this hearty combo. Bam! Bam! Simple and colorful: Kale and radish.  Both … Continue reading RECIPE: Radish and Kale Salad

RANT: Fake Food and Sneaky Ingredients

OK, it’s been a long time since I Ranted. But This really ticks me off.  When companies sell a “food”, for example sunflower seeds, the consumer should expect that they are in fact buying…..SUNFLOWER SEEDS.  Not some chemicalized version of a sunflower seed.  Just like if you buy Mayonnaise, it shouldn’t have EDTA in it, same with Triscuits, or anything else out there. I used … Continue reading RANT: Fake Food and Sneaky Ingredients

RANT: Study Abroad

Next month I’m headed to Italy for a Wellness Retreat. (By the way, contact me if you are interested in participating in or creating your own Wellness Retreat wellandbalanced@gmail.com) While in college, I spent my junior Fall semester “studying” abroad in Florence, Italy.  “Study Abroad” was really code for excessive travel, red wine appreciation and the ingestion of copious amounts of gelato, olive oil and pasta. … Continue reading RANT: Study Abroad

RULE: Be a Food Detective

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