Holiday meals are on the horizon. Don’t toss nutrition out the window or put your meal plan on hold for two months. You can navigate these holiday events smartly while still enjoying the indulgences of the season. Parties & Events Drink plenty of water before you go. Have some hummus and veggies or a light […]

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This quick and filling salad is an excellent source of vitamin B1, which supports mental function (more brain boosters!) and helps regulate metabolism. Lentils are legumes and a great source of protein and fiber — the best food combination to curb cravings. Makes 6 serving(s) Ingredients 1 cup uncooked brown rice or 2 ½ cups […]

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This week I had the pleasure of touring an AeroFarms facility in Newark, New Jersey. Founded by a former Professor at Cornell University (Go Big Red!), AeroFarms is a non-GMO, environmentally sustainable way to grow greens locally. Their modular, vertical growing system is adaptable, turning any building into a local farm (this one used to […]

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The top dishes this week were my NYC Smoked Salmon “Everything Bagel” Penne and Roasted Golden Beet Soup. You can find my Penne recipe here (http://www.culinarynutritioncuisine.com/smoked-salmon-pasta/), and my soup recipe below. This sunny soup is a perfect way to warm up in this seemingly never ending winter! Beets contain Betalains, a unique source of phytonutrients […]

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I received free samples of Barilla Pasta mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a contest sponsored by Barilla and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. I was chosen by Barilla pasta to be part of their Chef’s Roll #BarillaPastaPerfect contest. […]

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I first began running outside regularly when my daughter was born, so almost 10 years ago now. I originally started because I wanted to lose the baby weight and, frankly, to get a break from diapers and feeling like a milk machine. Running suddenly became the perfect way to get some quiet time alone or […]

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I received free samples of Toufayan Pita mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Toufayan Bakeries and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. I had a great time working with Toufayan, so many delicious pitas! A […]

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This week’s recipe round-up is White Turkey Chili. This recipe is full of good protein, vegetables, and whole grains with a bit of a kick from green chiles. Coming in less than 400 calories with 10 grams of fiber, this chili is sure to satisfy and keep you full longer. Enjoy! White Turkey Chili Yield: […]

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Here’s Why Breakfast is Overrated The New York Daily News BY PETER SBLENDORIO The most important meal of the day is overrated. I skip breakfast almost every morning and I don’t notice a difference in my energy level or production at work compared to those rare instances when I do spring for a bagel or […]

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This Sunday’s Weekly Recipe Round-Up is my Watermelon Salad with Jalapeno and Lime. Delicious, simple, nutritious, and so refreshing! I love the sweet and spicy combination, I think you will too. Enjoy! Watermelon Salad with Jalapeno and Lime Servings: 4 Ingredients: 1 seedless watermelon (~3 pounds), rind removed and cubed in bite-sized pieces 1 jalapeno, […]

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