How about a bean dip for your next snack? Any beans will work, a great source of plant-based protein and the kids will love dipping veggies, apple slices, or pita chips! My versions in the above video include beets for some fun pink pop of color and antioxidants. Bean Dip and Crudite Makes 1 ½ […]

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Already into month two of the new year, which means it’s Valentine’s Day! Let’s turn everything PINK! Check out this month’s newsletter for recipes, videos, and tips to make healthy pink food the whole family will love. For more family friendly breakfast recipes, check out my Berry Baked Oatmeal, Blueberry Muffins, or Pumpkin Muffins.

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These pink pancakes get their vibrant color from pureed red beets. Delicious, nutritious, and fun for the whole family! Perfect for this Valentine’s Day – or any day, really. Pink Pancakes Ingredients: Pureed beets: 1 pound red beets Pancakes: 3 cups whole wheat pastry flour 3 tablespoons maple sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 ½ […]

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I love meatballs and use all types of ground meat regularly. It is versatile, lower in fat, and extremely flavorful when combined with the right ingredients. These Asian-style meatballs have a ton of flavor from garlic, ginger, and cilantro. Add in the citrus dipping sauce and you’ll have trouble keeping these crowd pleasers around for […]

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My gluten free fruit-filled baked oatmeal is homey, simple, and delicious. Sure to please a crowd and full of healthy goodies like berries and oats. Tastes great warm or cold, top with a dollop of yogurt or, for something a bit more indulgent, try creme fraiche or cream. For a seasonal twist, change up the […]

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Roasted cauliflower is simple and delicious, an easy addition to any meal. For extra flavor and antioxidants, try my warming spice and garlic blend below. Turmeric Cauliflower Ingredients: • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into bite-sized pieces • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper […]

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It’s hard to believe 2018 is here. The New Year means many things to many people – it’s a time to reflect on where we’ve come from, where we are, and perhaps where we hope to be this time next year. Whether you’ve shunned the idea of resolutions or go into every year with a […]

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It’s easy to be confused and overwhelmed by all of the options for your new year nutrition. You need help to sort the wheat from the chaff. The Mediterranean diet is a great place to start. Consider what is found locally in the Mediterranean eating pattern. Whole grains, fish, nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, olives and […]

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Try my Pumpkin Chili, perfect when you’re cleaning out your pantry on a snowy day or just looking for something hearty, delicious, and nutritious! PUMPKIN CHILI Makes about 5-6 servings Ingredients: • 2 tablespoons canola oil • 3 onions, chopped • 8 cloves garlic, chopped • 1 pound ground turkey • 28oz can fire-roasted tomatoes […]

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As my daughter will tell you, I love baking muffins. I try to incorporate vegetables and/or fruit in every muffin recipe and I always focus on minimal additional sugar from three sources only: honey, maple syrup, and/or maple sugar. These are natural sugar sources that offer additional vitamins and nutrients, such as iron, potassium, and […]

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