Category: Nutrition & Healthy Eating

Beet Hummus

Growing up the word “beet” brought one thing to mind: Beautiful Beets. Beautiful Beets was a dish that my mom made, and her mom made, and probably her mom made. Think mashed beets with sour cream – magenta pink, earthy and for a child, anything but beautiful. Sorry Mom, no hard feelings I hope. My […]

Read more

10 Reasons to Eat Dark Chocolate

Chocolate is one of those foods that invokes immediate feelings of guilt in some people. And while it’s still true that over-indulging on chocolate (or anything), every day isn’t healthy, there are plenty of reasons why you should enjoy a couple of ounces of dark chocolate a couple of times a week. Side note: studies […]

Read more

5 Weeknight Chicken Dinners

Chicken. Potential health benefits: high. Potential risk of boring: ditto. One ingredient, five ways. Chicken is one of the healthiest proteins you will come across in the grocery store. But nobody wants to eat chicken breast, no matter how you slice it, every single day. But it’s the perfect weeknight protein. It doesn’t take long […]

Read more

Banana Nut Oatmeal

Do you remember Great Grains Banana Nut Cereal? It tasted like dessert in a bowl and I grew up absolutely adoring it. In fact, when I visited my best friend out in California during college and found a box on her shelf, I consciously ignored everyone else while I sat at the table and at […]

Read more

Simple Swaps for Slashing Calories

(but not flavor). When it comes to losing pounds, you want to be the tortoise, not the hare. I’ve found that over the years, the healthy habits that stick are the ones that are painless and fit into my lifestyle seamlessly. Cutting out food groups, skipping meals and attempting restrictive diets are neither healthy nor […]

Read more

Flourless Banana Pancakes

A recent survey done by Food Insight discovered that though 93% of Americans agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, fewer than half (44%) eat it daily. Growing up, I wasn’t allowed to leave for school before finishing some sort of breakfast and no, Frosted Flakes was not considered breakfast. Luckily […]

Read more