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Greek Pita Pockets

I’m all about meals you make once and can eat for several days in a row, especially for lunch. These Greek Pita Pockets may not photograph well but they sure hit the spot when lunchtime rolls around. No microwave required. You can make the tzatziki dip yourself or pick up a pre-made one. I found…   Read More»


Curried Chickpea and Avocado Salad Sandwich

By Helen Yuan, Nutrition Awareness Intern I was inspired to make this dish after writing an article about the health benefits of chickpeas. After doing my research and discovering how incredibly amazing they are (18 grams of fiber, 20 grams of protein, 25% of daily potassium needs, 35% iron, 28% vitamin B-6 and 29% of…   Read More»


Strawberry & Mozzarella Grilled Cheese

There are lot’s of reasons to share this Strawberry and Mozzarella Grilled Cheese with you today. One is that it’s the tail-end strawberry season here in Central Florida (Dec- March) and you can get fresh local berries for cheap just about anywhere. Two is that it’s grilled cheese, because… well, it’s grilled cheese. Three, it’s time to…   Read More»


Peach Butter, Pecan & Aged Cheddar Mini Grilled Cheeses

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe challenge sponsored by Cabot Creamery and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. Grilled cheese… that’s really all I had to say right? I didn’t even have to mention the sweet cinnamon-y local peach butter, the roasted…   Read More»


Meatless Monday: Veggie Fajitas

One of the things I hear almost daily from my clients is “I love Mexican food, but I know it’s sooo bad for me. How can I fit in my favorite Mexican dishes without kissing my weight loss efforts goodbye?” The great thing about Mexican-style cuisine is that it can be made super healthy with…   Read More»


Healthy Green Chile & Spinach Quesadillas with Fresh Salsa

This was a “what can I throw together” kinda dinner, but it turned out to be great and I thought I’d share it for all of you throw together types. You can make healthy quesadillas any time if you keep whole grain tortillas on hand along with some fresh salsa, greek yogurt and your favorite…   Read More»


Best Ever Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Mango Guacamole

This one, my friends, is a winner if there ever was one. Super healthy and super tasty, a great combo of plant-based proteins and complex carbs with a boost of antioxidants on top. Best Ever Black Bean Burgers Serves 4 in 20 minutes 1 teaspoon chia seeds 1 15oz can of black beans, rinsed and…   Read More»


Cilantro-Lime Tuna Burgers

I made these tuna burgers as a recovery meal after a heavy leg day in the gym. They’ve got complex carbs to refuel my muscles with the whole grain bun, protein from the tuna to help repair and rebuild those muscles, and healthy fats from the olive oil. These burgers have the added benefit of…   Read More»


Spicy Thai Lettuce Wraps

I adapted this recipe from the cookbook based on one of my favorite documentaries, Forks Over Knives. Watching Forks Over Knives made a huge impact on my life, my diet and the way I counsel my clients and patients. I mostly give out general recommendations and tips on this blog and don’t talk much about…   Read More»


Lunch Under 300 Calories: Muenster, Apple and Cabbage Sandwich

Looking for an unconventional but delicious way to get in more fruits and veggies?! Sick of the same old turkey and swiss every day? This sandwich will tantalize your taste buds with a combination of flavors new and exciting to your bored palate.  It might not seem like it all goes together, and I admit it…   Read More»


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