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Salmon Niçoise Salad

Dazzle your dinner table with a healthy & fresh Salmon Niçoise Salad I promise it’s a lot simpler to make than it looks! I have a confession: I first learned what a Salmon Niçoise Salad was from the Instagram explore page, and I was instantly inspired. I HAD to make one. Traditionally made with tuna…   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»

Sausage and Apple Stuffing Bites

This year I thought it would be a good idea to have something to snack on while the Thanksgiving feast was in the works instead of nibbling everything while cooking. These sausage and apple stuffing bites were perfect appetizers for the big day and everyone appreciated having them around while smelling the turkey roasting! Sausage…   Read More»

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries can be a healthy side if you make them that way, but beware of sweet potato fries from restaurants or fast food chains. Often, they are fried in the same oil and grease as the regular fries! Make sure to ask how they are prepared (look for baked or roasted) or use…   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»

Fresh Fish Friday: Chile-Lime Bass with Spicy Corn Saute

Chile-Lime Bass with Spicy Corn Saute Serves 4 Prep + Cook Time: 30 minutes 4-5 Four ounce boneless skinless bass fillets 1 small lime, juiced* 2 teaspoons chili powder 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 3 ears of fresh corn (or 2 1/2 cups of canned or frozen) 1/4 cup chopped red…   Read More»

Smoked Gouda and Cranberry Bulgur Stuffed Peppers

Smoked gouda again… what can I say? I had some left over from the Smoked Gouda and Apricot Grilled Cheese and the flavor is definitely growing on me. These stuffed peppers are perfecto for fall! Never heard of bulgur? It’s a whole grain that I would liken to a combination of quinoa and brown rice. I…   Read More»

How Can You Tell if Something is Whole Grain? And What’s the Big Deal if it’s Not?

What exactly is a whole grain and why are you always hearing so much about them? Whole grains include the entire grain seed which consists of three parts: the bran, the endosperm and the germ. On the other hand, when grains are milled, refined or enriched (like in white bread or pasta), the bran and germ portions…   Read More»

Skinny Burgers!

This is one delicious (and super healthy) Mediterranean meal! If you have this instead of a traditional cheeseburger, you’ll save about 500 calories and 25 grams of saturated fat (the not-so-good stuff). A Five Guys Cheeseburger has about 840 calories and 55g of fat (26.5 saturated). My Skinny Burgers have about 296 calories and 1.5g-6g of saturated…   Read More»

Speedy Scallop and Asparagus Saute

This simple but elegant seafood dish can be prepared in under 20 minutes. Asparagus season is in full swing and you should start seeing fresh asparagus popping up at your local farmer’s market soon. Speedy Scallop and Asparagus Saute 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup diced shallots 1 teaspoon thyme 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon…   Read More»

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