It’s Friday and I have another amazing woman that I am featuring on my blog. I was so exited when Stephanie from Love Living Whole agreed to do a guest post for me. I love following her fitness and Whole 90 journey. Not to mention that I love checking out her Target and Trader Joe’s finds! Today she will tell you a little about herself and share a delicious recipe for roasted bok choy! Continue reading
I can’t believe that today is the last day of June and that the 4th of July is only a few days away! There’s nothing like good food, friends, family, and fireworks! I always bring my favorite black bean, avocado, corn and tomato summer salad to barbecues. This is definitely on the menu for this weekend! Continue reading
Strawberry season has officially begun and I can’t get enough of these sweet berries. Every June we have a family tradition of going strawberry picking at a local farm and the kids love it. We usually end up with strawberry juice stains on our clothes and lots of delicious berries to bring home. So what do I do with all of these strawberries (and we have a lot! Its amazing how quickly 2 boys can pick strawberries)? Continue reading
I am so excited to share this recipe with you! I love quinoa and I’m always looking for good recipes that my kids will enjoy too. This one is a hit! I love making these because they are simple to make, packed with protein, and they freeze well. They are the perfect size for kids too! I hope your family enjoys these quinoa cups as much as we do!
Over the past few months I have been eating a lot of sweet potatoes. I can’t get enough of them! They are a great source of dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals and they taste great! I received a Paderno Spiral Slicer as a gift and I immediately wanted to make curly sweet potato fries with them. This has quickly become a family favorite so I wanted to share the recipe with you!
6 months ago I started to make significant changes to my diet. I started to eliminate many of the simple carbohydrates such as bread, pasta, muffins, cookies and replace them with complex carbohydrates such as brown rice, sweet potatoes, quinoa, nuts, and fresh fruits/vegetables. Since doing that I feel less bloated, have more energy, and I stay full longer. With that being said, I am Italian and I was nervous about missing my pasta. Eek…this is going to be hard!! After all, I grew up on pasta and meatballs, lasagna, baked ziti and stuffed shells. Boy was I wrong!! I made my first “zoodles” (zucchini noodles) and meatball dinner and I was hooked! I can truly say that I do not miss pasta at all….not even one tiny bit!! So how do I make my zoodles and meatball Sunday dinner? This is how….
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and many people will be going to a restaurant for a nice dinner. Will you be dining out on Valentine’s Day? It can be hard to eat healthy while still enjoying a meal at a restaurant. These are my 10 tips for making healthy food choices when dining out.
This is on of my favorite side dishes to make. Sometimes I even add some grilled chicken and eat it for lunch. I love it because it is simple to make, only has a few ingredients and is packed with protein, fiber, iron, magnesium, B2, folate, calcium, zinc, Potassium, and Vitamins K and A (to name a few!!!). Did you know that quinoa contains more vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants than any other grain? It does! Spinach and mushrooms also contain abundant nutrients so you can’t go wrong with this dish! Here’s the recipe:
It’s January and it’s snowing and very cold in CT. It’s also football season. Cold weather and football calls for chili! A nice big bowl of chili is also the ultimate in comfort food. If made at home, chili can be a very healthy, filling, and nutritious meal. When I serve it, people can’t believe that it is healthy…but it is! Chili has some surprising health benefits. Here are a few: Continue reading
The holiday season is upon us! With Thanksgiving a few days away and Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve quickly approaching, it is hard to stay on track with healthy eating. Temptations are everywhere! From the holiday parties, to the extra sweets that your co workers bring into the office, it becomes increasingly hard not to give into temptation! Well, I have some tips to help you stay on track, not feel restricted, and still enjoy the holidays without gaining the dreaded 3-4 pounds that the average American puts on during the holiday season!