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Zucchini Linguini

When I told my recipe taster (or boyfriend, same thing) that we were having Zucchini Linguini, he assumed I meant linguini noodles with some zucchini cut up and mixed with the pasta. He didn’t expect that I would make the zucchini INTO linguini as a substitute for the pasta. It totally hits the spot when…   Read More»

Pesto, Pear and Goat Cheese Mini Pizza

An amazingly simple and delicious variation on your regular pizza… Pesto, Pear and Goat Cheese Mini Pizza 1 small whole grain pita or pizza crust 1-2 tablespoons prepared pesto sauce, or whip up your own 2 oz goat cheese 5 paper thin slices of a ripe pear Dried oregano, to sprinkle Fresh parmesan cheese, to…   Read More»

Whole Grain Angel Hair Pasta with Artichokes, Lemon and Parmesan

Serves 4 in 20 minutes or less 1/2 box of whole grain angel hair pasta 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 15oz can of quartered artichoke hearts, drained 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1/3 cup reduced fat cream cheese 1/2 lemon, zest and juice 10-15 basil leaves, chopped 4 tablespoons fresh Parmesan Reggiano, for topping…   Read More»

Meatless Monday: Spaghetti Squash Marinara

Spaghetti squash is a fun and easy way to enjoy pasta without the guilt. The strand-like vegetable serves the same purpose as noodles with half the calories and carbs as pasta. If you’ve never made it before, now is a great time to get familiar with this vegetable and add it to your routine for…   Read More»

Creamy Fire Roasted Corn and Arugula Pasta

I always tell my clients to steer clear of anything with cream sauce when dining out because they’re loaded with calories and fat, but you can easily make a great tasting healthy cream sauce at home with about 5 ingredients. Skip the store-bought canned Alfredo because you know it doesn’t taste that great anyway. Spend…   Read More»

Healthy Dinner in Under 30 minutes: Red Bean, Broccoli and Basil Pasta

Sick of the same old pasta and marinara? Try this new recipe for a healthy alternative that can feed the whole family (or just you + 4 lunches for the week) for well under $20. Red Bean, Broccoli and Basil Pasta Makes 4-5 servings in 25 minutes. 3 and 1/2 cups whole wheat penne pasta…   Read More»

Two Step Pesto Pasta with Pumpkin Seeds

This is the easiest recipe I’ve ever posted. A departure from the typical spaghetti marinara, but just as quick. The pumpkin seeds add a welcome crunch and along with healthy vitamins and minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin K, vitamin E and zinc. Two Step Pesto Pasta with Pumpkin Seeds (Serves 4) 1/4 cup pesto…   Read More»

5-Minute Flatbread Pizza

On Friday night, I was hit by a craving: Pizza. I started to look up a place to order from where I could get something relatively healthy, maybe a thin crust veggie. Then I thought hey, maybe I could make one myself with ingredients I have on hand and save myself $$ AND calories. I…   Read More»

Whole Grain Gnocchi Alfredo with Spinach and Walnuts

Most of you know that if something has a white creamy sauce, it should probably be avoided. Your average plate of fettucini alfredo at a restaurant will cost you around 1220 calories– an entire days worth. Not to mention the 75g of fat, which is more than you should be taking in in an entire…   Read More»

Spicy Pumpkin Pasta

What, you thought the pumpkin obsession was reserved for lattes and desserts? No way. Pumpkin is making it’s way into your dinner too. Why the pumpkin obsession? Well besides the taste, it offers some great health benefits: a half cup provides 100% of your vitamin A needs for the day and as much potassium than a banana. Like…   Read More»

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