Check out the July/August issue of HEALTH Magazine and the 26 shortcuts to slim “A to Z Summer Shape-Up” article. I contributed these Five Tips to help you stay healthy over the summer! First up is A for 🥑 Next up, P is for Probiotics And don’t forget my other favorites, U, V, and W

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Meet our Featured Chef and Dietitian Abbie Gellman!

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When you think of root vegetables, do you automatically picture potatoes, carrots and onions? While these veggies are classic favorites, they can also be a bit uninspiring. Luckily, the cold weather brings some delectable and underutilized root vegetables to the forefront. Try something new in your cold-weather cooking and branch out into turnips, rutabaga, celeriac, […]

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Winter is prime time for snowy sports like skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating, but it can also sap your motivation to exercise and eat well. Or do much of anything besides sleep and eat carbs—what New Year’s resolutions? If this sounds familiar, you may be suffering from the “winter blahs” or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), […]

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This week’s Recipe Round-Up is my basic recipe for Meatballs in a muffin tin. This is by far my favorite, but I make at least 10 different versions of meatballs…delicious! Meatballs Yield: 4 meatballs per serving Ingredients: 2 eggs, beaten 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated 3/4 cup milk 1 […]

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This week’s favorite instagram posts were Carrot Soup and Eggplant Parmesan. Check out the recipes and commentary below…. Carrot Soup Yield: 4-5 servings Ingredients • 1 Tbsp canola oil • 1 1/2 cup onion, chopped • 1 tsp salt • 2 lb carrots, peeled and chopped • 2 tsp ginger, minced (note: adjust to personal […]

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This week’s most requested recipes from my posts were the Papaya Chicken and the Indian-Spiced Eggplant & Cauliflower Stew. Enjoy! Papaya Chicken Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 1-inch piece of ginger, grated 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1-1.5 pound chicken breast, […]

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The media is shoving breakfast at us as the most important meal of the day. But, might it just be the most hyped meal of the day? The pastries available at your favorite coffee shop are on par with desserts. The fat, sugar and calorie content are competitive. At some point, having dessert-type foods for […]

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I recently purchased my first pressure cooker and could not be more thrilled. Nervous at first, I found it to be easy to use and not scary at all. I’m able to brown meat and sauté vegetables before shifting to the pressure cooking portion of the recipe, which allows for some depth to remain in […]

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Think About Balance Culinary nutritionist Abbie Gellman creates delicious, homemade meals that just happen to be healthy. “For lunch, I typically like to have a good mix of protein, carbohydrate, and fat from whole foods,” says Gellman. One of her favorites? “A tomato-based turkey chili full of delicious, nutritious ingredients, such as black beans, kidney […]

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