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Power Lunch for Success: Plan in Advance

Preparation is the key to success in most avenues of life, including healthy eating. As a dietitian, I believe taking the extra time at home to prep and cook most of your daily meals can help you maintain a healthy body weight and support your overall vitality. When you make a meal like a power [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Indulge & Support your Immune System

Superfood Shortbread Cookies and Immunity Elixir. Photo by Joy Coelho     Sweet foods can evoke sweet feelings of holiday cheer: hot chocolate, spiced lattes, and seasonal soups and stews. Adding tonic foods that strengthen immunity to recipes is a cleverly conscious comfort food hack that can make those foods even more powerful—so [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Pumpkin Seed Mole

Moles, pronounced mo-lay, are traditional Mexican sauces made from a range of ingredients that can include chilis, nuts, vegetables, fruits, and spices. They span the culinary rainbow in color and flavor from the bright green tomatillo-based mole verde to the chocolate-enriched, almost black mole negro. I call this sauce a “mole” in quotation marks because [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

DIY Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

You can roast pumpkin seeds with or without their shells. Kids love to snack on them, shells intact—something about nibbling and spitting that’s right up their alley. You can flavor the seeds simply with salt or with one of the spice combos I’ve listed, for a great homemade snacking treat. Makes 1 cup seeds 1 [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|cooking tips|0 Comments

Prepare your own Pumpkin Seeds

  Jack-o’-lanterns are lovely. Cleaning out the pumpkin guts, though, can put you off your gourd. The reward for this not-so-super task, however, is the plump, delicious pumpkin seeds, also called pepitas, which can be eaten straight up as a snack or included with great success in a variety of recipes. Shopping: There are two [...]

By | October 9th, 2016|cooking tips|0 Comments

Supercharged Mocktails

Into the Blue Superfood Smoothie. Photo by Joy Coelho Into the Blue Drink the Love Molecule in your Superfoods for Enhanced Performance The magnificent performances at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro remind us of the amazing capabilities of the human body. Optimum performance, however, is not possible only for [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Electrolytes for Healthy Hydration

Try freezing fruit to add flavorful electrolytes to cool your water. Photo by David Young-Wolff. If you are feeling thirsty no matter how much water you drink then it is likely you are low in the minerals that affect hydration—electrolytes. Common electrolytes include: calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. Electrolytes play a number [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Cashew Dill Dipping Sauce Sometimes, it can be a daunting proposition to make healthier versions of traditional American bar food. This Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Cashew Dill Dipping Sauce recipe nails the same flavor and crazy crunch appeal of the old-school meat-based version—with a lot fewer calories and way less fat. Cauliflower is full of Vitamin K, [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Grilled Peaches

Grilled Peaches with Salted Caramel Sauce This salted caramel sauce is so good that you can put it on anything. But we are talking grill school, so let’s give the peaches their due. Peaches love to be grilled. The loss of moisture makes grilled peaches meaty, the slight char gives their natural oral scent gravitas, [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

DIY Electrolyte Drinks

You can easily throw together a homemade version of an electrolyte drink in no time. Not only will you leave out the unhealthy and unwanted ingredients, but you’ll save some money, too, with these DIY electrolyte drinks. DIY Lemon-Aid When water just won’t hit the spot, mix up a batch of this tangy DIY electrolyte [...]

By | July 25th, 2016|Healthy Eating|0 Comments