Now This is MY Kind of Mac and Cheese!

As a parent of two young athletes, I’m always looking for kid-friendly, healthier alternatives for lunches and dinners. I tried this recipe last week, and it was a huge hit! My daughter said it was “her new favorite!” They never … Continued

Have You Ever Had Toasted Ravioli? Not Like This!

Have you ever had toasted ravioli? It’s a St Louis original, and I had  my share of delicious raviolis while I attended college there. Traditional toasted ravioli is breaded and deep fried, making it delicious but in my mind for … Continued

Because We All Love A Little Something Sweet…

Let’s face it, we all love a little something sweet at the end of a meal, but when we’re talking about young athletes in training, things are different. I was recently asked if I could give ideas for “healthy desserts” … Continued

10 Grab-and-Go High Protein Snacks

I talk to my teams over and over again about the importance of protein in their diet. Athletes need protein for muscle growth and repair, and yes, they require a little more than the average child or teenager. However, it … Continued

Easy Weeknight Meal: The One-Pot Pasta Dish

Looking for something quick and easy to make tonight? Love this recipe! Adapted from Cooking Light, this is a one-pot dish sure to please everyone in the family! Best part: easy cleanup! The pasta is actually cooked in the sauce, … Continued

The New and Improved Orange Chicken Stir-Fry

Last night I spoke to one of my teams and we were discussing the best (and worst) choices at some of their favorite fast food places. Chinese food is always a favorite among teenagers, but our fast food choices were … Continued

Energize Yourself with Food!

It’s mid month in January, we all resolved to eat better and exercise, but it seems like the Holidays never officially ended. You’re not alone, and it’s time to really commit.  Remember, SMALL changes can have BIG impact! Today I … 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

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