Banana Oat Muffins

Do you have a go-to snack? Something you can eat every day, all day long? I sure do, and I gotta watch myself because I can inhale these little morsels in one sitting. Then I’m left with none for tomorrow. I eat these muffins for breakfast, after workouts, and during snack time. My banana oat muffins are the bomb-digity.  Really…try … Read More

Lucky Soup

  Want some good luck for the New Year?   I do! I do! I made Lucky Soup for New Year’s, and I’ve been eating it for the last few days (trying for all the luck I can get!). Did you know that in the South, it’s believed that eating black-eyed peas and collard greens on New Year’s Day ensures good … Read More

Black Bean + Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Being in the midst of the holiday season, I don’t know about you, but I like to be creative.  Especially in the kitchen. It might be because I’m a veggie,  and typical holiday meals center around ham, turkey, maybe squid (for all  you Italian folk!).  Therefore, eating sides can get a bit boring for me so I search out different … Read More

Three Bean Tuscan Soup

It is so cold and rainy today. I decided to warm up my bones with some soup. I chose just to eat this yummy dish for lunch, but you can make it a more substantial meal if you serve it over pasta or polenta. Even add garlic croutons if you wish. So this soup is packed with protein, calcium, and … Read More

End of Summer Recipe: Zucchini Lasagna

Oh, the end of summer is coming so fast! I just got back from a beach vacation and soaked up as much summer as I could. Now as I go  back-to-school shopping, I  feel like I need to cherish everything summer offers before the leaves start falling next month. That’s why I was so stoked when I found a summery … Read More

Starbucks is Why You’re Fat

*** I updated this popular post with new research and FREE Sugar Busting Crash Course Guide!  Includes sugar cleanse! Sign up for the FREE boot camp webinar recording and receive goodies>>> I will get to the Starbucks part after I rant a bit. For this week’s blog, I am so inspired to talk about SUGAR because everywhere I go, I … Read More

Do Salads Leave You Hungry?

“I’m so healthy–I eat a salad every day for lunch,” said Tracy, one of my newer clients. “But,” she quickly added, “I can’t stop snacking in the afternoon. At 4:00 I tend to inhale the leftover bagels from the breakfast meetings.” Salads are certainly healthy meals, especially if you can add some dark leafy greens such as spinach or kale. … Read More

Yuletide Recipe: Make Dessert Worth It

Dessert. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that it isn’t an essential part of life.  As humans, it is natural for us to have that desire for sweetness. Sugar can be wonderful at times.  It gives us that “feel good” experience that can bring us to Nirvana.   In general, it is easier to find a way to live with it … Read More

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday

Have you started getting into the holiday season yet? I went to my first holiday party on Saturday (such a good time!), and threw up a few decorations, but I am nowhere near ready to shop, wrap gifts, put up the tree, etc… With all I have to do, I am really trying to stay as balanced as possible this … Read More

3 Nourishing Thanksgiving Recipes

Planning your T-giving meal ? These recipes are the bomb-digity… Roasted Squash with Fennel and Asparagus (I made this last year for Thanksgiving dinner and it was so delicious). Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 1 large butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced 1 large fennel bulb, halved, cored and sliced 5 shallots, quartered 4 garlic cloves, peeled 1 lb. of asparagus, cut … Read More