Can Breakfast Cereal be Part of a Healthy Diet?

Cold cereals are an easy, convenient food. Many try to promote the latest nutrition trend or tempt your kids with fun shapes and cartoon characters. But you may wonder: Are breakfast cereals as healthy as they claim to be and are they the best choice for breakfast? What is breakfast cereal? Breakfast cereal is made … Continue reading Can Breakfast Cereal be Part of a Healthy Diet?

Back on Track Snack

After a holiday weekend of maybe too many burgers, chips or adult beverages, our bodies crave some vitamin-packed foods prepared gently for easy digestion. Here's a simple, seasonal recipe that can be eaten as an afternoon snack or as a meal when served with a whole grain, like brown rice or quinoa. Ingredients2 teaspoons extra-virgin … Continue reading Back on Track Snack

A Hangover Free Holiday

Since, tomorrow is Thanksgiving and we are about to embark on the season of overindulgence, I thought it might be helpful to dive into the mechanisms of alcohol and its effect on the body. Let me start by saying that I am not anti-alcohol, but I am definitely anti-hangover. So as we plan for our … Continue reading A Hangover Free Holiday

Spicy Tofu with Steamed Broccoli

A low-carb, high-protein lunch made with Harissa Tofu Cubes. I love spicy tofu but it is often made with prepared sauce that wreaks havoc with my eczema. For that reason, I was so excited to find Hodo Spicy Harissa Tofu. If you're not familiar with Harissa, It's s a hot chili pepper paste traditionally used … Continue reading Spicy Tofu with Steamed Broccoli

Buddha Bowl with Sweet Potatoes, Chickpeas, and Greens 

A Buddha Bowl is a vegetarian lunch or dinner that is packed with fiber and healthy calories.  Feel free to change up the grains, greens, and nuts.  If you are interested in cutting back on some of the calories, go light on the dressing, use ½ teaspoon of maple syrup, and add just a tablespoon of nuts.  It … Continue reading Buddha Bowl with Sweet Potatoes, Chickpeas, and Greens 

Zucchini Noodles with Romesco Sauce

Last night, I made one of my favorite recipes from my Low-carb Vegan Meal Plan. This late summer dish makes good use of plentiful zucchini, bell peppers and tomatoes. A brightly acidic Spanish Romesco sauce adds flavor and nut-protein to this vegan meal. Pair this dish with a garden salad, or for added protein, add … Continue reading Zucchini Noodles with Romesco Sauce

Going Gluten-Free

Gluten-free diets are vital to the health of individuals with Celiac disease, a chronic digestive and immune disorder. When people with celiac disease eat or drink anything containing gluten, the body triggers an immune reaction causing inflammation, digestive distress, and damage to the lining of the small intestine. Celiac disease is different from gluten intolerance. … Continue reading Going Gluten-Free

Body Acceptance, Serena-Style

In case you haven’t heard, Serena Williams – one of the greatest tennis players and athletes of all time – is retiring at this year’s U.S. Open.  While it has been fun to watch all the tributes and matches, it’s been even more exciting to watch her play and WIN at 40 years old!  Okay, so … Continue reading Body Acceptance, Serena-Style