Every year, I used to head over to McDonald's for a Shamrock Shake on St. Patrick's Day. Now knowing how much sugar is in one of those (more than 85 grams in case you didn't know), I avoid them and have created a much healthier version. The kids love this one too! It doesn't have to be just on St. Patrick's Day, this shake can be made year round. Enjoy!
2 cups milk of choice (I use almond milk)
1 tsp mint extract or 2 tbls of liquid chlorophyll (I love using Nature's...
I work hard to avoid sugary snacks, but one thing I cannot do without is dark chocolate. Normally, I will have a small piece every day, but sometimes it's good to change it up. If you are like me and need a hint of sweetness, but don't want to pile on the pounds with sugary snacks, you'll enjoy this dark chocolate bark. Dark chocolate is good for heart health, overall cholesterol levels and is rich in antioxidants. I used an Omega-boosting trail mix for this recipe but you can use any assortment o...
In the cold season, I enjoy comforting foods, and having a muffin with my coffee in the morning is a must! However, many muffins can be very heavy and filled with a lot of starchy ingredients as well as sugar. I like these banana chocolate muffins as I use honey for sweetness and greek yogurt to keep it on the healthier side. Enjoy!
When the days get colder, we look for something warm and comforting to eat. I like this recipe for shephard's pie, as it's a lightened up version without heavy creme but still packs a ton of flavor. Plus, sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamin B6, C, D and rich in antioxidants.
There's no doubt about it, I love my pasta! Coming from an Italian family, I was pretty much raised on it. As I've become more health conscious I don't eat as much as I used to, but every once in awhile its a great dinner treat! I look for ways to lighten up a heavier recipe. Here's one with a skinnier alfredo sauce using greek yogurt. You won't notice the removal of heavy cream. Enjoy!
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 8oz box of whole grain or whole wheat pasta (I...
It's August, and for many families it's time to think about getting Back to School for the kids. There's the school supplies, registration, clothes, backpacks and more, but are you thinking about their health as well? I'm sure you've experienced it. The kids are back in the classroom, and just as they get settled, someone is coming home with a fever, or stuffy nose, cough or worse.
I'm here to tell you that you can get ahead of this.
Start by using natural supplements to build their immune...
This recipe I can't take credit for, my husband Dan thought this one up. We had a few items in the fridge, and this turned into our dinner on a Sunday night. While I seem to follow recipes with their specific ingredients, he's good about creating flavors that blend really well together. Most of the flavor comes from many different spices and herbs from our garden.
2 6oz portions of wild sockeye salmon
1 small package of cabbage slaw (ours is from Trader Joe'...
I've been making this casserole for quite some time now. Whenever I'm craving Mexican food, this does the trick. You can add in other vegetables such as peppers or mushrooms, or remove the chicken for a vegetarian dish.
The summer holidays like Memorial Day and 4th of July are upon us. The BBQ’s and picnics can sometimes lead to breakdowns in our, otherwise healthy, eating plan.
While it’s important to have fun and socialize with friends and family, we do tend to overindulge. So, what should you do? Here are some suggestions for ways to keep up with your healthy habits while enjoying your holiday:
Continue to practice your healthy eating habits on the holiday. Do not skip meals or save calories for the party......