How to Shop Smart for Fruits and Veggies

  At least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables are recommended daily, but shopping for these items (especially organic or not in season produce) can be pricy…How to shop smart for fruits and veggies you ask? Let’s take a look … Continued

Turkey Leftovers: Turkey-Pasta Soup!

Ahhh…the Holidays are finally here, and the best part of Thanksgiving dinner…LEFTOVERS! I honestly could skip the mega long day on Thursday and go straight to Friday after Thanksgiving! One of my favorite things to make with leftover turkey is … Continued

The Skinny Athlete: Healthy Ways to Gain Weight

I hear this AT LEAST a few times a week: “My son/daughter needs to gain 5-10 pounds of lean muscle weight…can you help?” It’s so important for young athletes to eat plenty of calories; not only are they playing sports, … Continued

Team Meal of the Month: Crock Pot Tortilla Soup

It’s that time of year, and even though it’s still warm where we live…it’s Crock Pot Season! It’s the most, wonderful time…of the year! (can you hear the song?) Sports are in full swing, and with the time change and … Continued

Don’t Like Oatmeal? No Problem!

We’ve heard about the health benefits of oats; they’re loaded with fiber and have a range of cholesterol-lowering properties. But let’s face it: oatmeal is not the prettiest to look at, and the mushy texture can turn off even a … Continued

While You’re Out: The Flame Broiler

I’ve talked a lot about making sure you’re prepared and I have encouraged you to cook as much as possible. But let’s face it, life can be CRAZY, even for the stay at home mom! (I venture to say ESPECIALLY … Continued

Food Trends for 2015: Part 3 (The Final Chapter!)

Today we complete our series on “Food Trends for 2015″ with the “Low Sugar” trend, Sports Nutrition (near and dear to my heart!), and functional foods…thank you Tiffani one last time! Low SUGAR, not Low Fat (in collaboration with Tiffani … Continued

Food Trends for 2015: Part 2

We continue our review of Food Trends for 2015…today we talk about Cleanses/Detox, Probiotics, Healthy Fats and Everything Coconut! Again, thank you to Tiffani Ghere for your contributions. DETOX/CLEANSES: Have you have ever done a detox or cleanse? Well, I … Continued

Food Trends for 2015: Part 1

A few weeks ago, I was asked, along with my friend and colleague Tiffani Ghere (Registered Dietitian at CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital), to speak to a group of women about the “Food Trends for 2015.” We jumped at the … Continued