Meatloaf is Comfort Food I have been eating meatloaf all my life and I bet you have, too. Lately I've gotten creative and have tried some new ingredients in my meatloaf as a way to lighten up this classic comfort food. Fresh and dried herbs and spices are normally fun to add to meatloaf, and using oatmeal instead of bread crumbs is a neat way to add a whole grain to the recipe. The meatloaf in this picture at the left has an entire 10 oz package of thawed and drained, frozen spinach in it, too. Tasty? You bet it is! Easy Spinach & Herb Meatloaf Recipe 1 pound lean ground beef 1 … [Read more...] about Meatloaf for Dinner!
Getting to Know Turnips & Their Nutrition My opinion of turnips has taken a 180-degree turn for the better. Don't know why - but I just never had the urge to taste or cook with this creamy white vegetable until recently. I'm on a roll now, though, with turnips at my meal table about once a week thanks to the most sweet and small turnips grown by a farmer friend in North Carolina. Nutritionally, turnips stack up very well. They are low in calories at only about 30 cal per 1 cup cooked, moderate in carbs with 8 grams in 1 cup of cubes, and a good source of vitamin C and … [Read more...] about Getting to Know Turnips & Recipes
Client Thanks To all my nutrition clients, individuals and groups, I thank you for trusting me and for opening your eyes and ears to new possibilities of better personal nutrition. You have not only listened, but you've tried and tested and changed your habits as you've added a healthy dose of nutrition to your day. I'm inspired by every one of you and look to a bright future as you stay strong in your commitment to caring about nutritious food as your new path - forever. Here are 7 things I've learned from my clients. Open a New Year with Tasty Nutrition New Foods As I opened a … [Read more...] about Client Thanks & Open a New Year!
Pizza for a New Year Are you tired of dropping 20 bucks or more when ordering out for pizza? Disappointed when it comes to your door cold and soggy? Bored with the same toppings, pizza-after-pizza? It may be a perfect time for you to take the leap to making homemade pizza. The only risk is that you'll save money, feed yourself and your family healthier food, and learn some new skills in your kitchen. Not bad. Homemade Pizza I've been experimenting with homemade pizza for at least 10 years. I've tried dried herbs vs. fresh herbs, thinner vs. thicker crusts, multiple dozens of toppings, … [Read more...] about Pizza for a New Year!
Homemade Soup! I know, making homemade soup may sound hard. But, remember, so did riding a bike or learning to roller skate or to play the piano or to drive. Get my drift? Anything seems hard until you give it a try and then practice it. So, I encourage you to try making homemade soup for many reasons: the comfort food flavors, the great nutrition, the filler-upper effect, and the delicious leftovers. Here are a few homemade soup recipes I've shared earlier on my blog so maybe one of these will grab your attention. After you get more confident at making homemade soup, be sure to try other … [Read more...] about Homemade Soup & Easy Meals
Canned Pumpkin All Year Long! Thinking about and enjoying foods made with pumpkin is getting more and more trendy throughout the fall season. I'm amazed, though, that the pumpkin-craze seems to fizzle out in winter, spring and summer. With canned, solid pack pumpkin, which by the way is just pumpkin, I'm determined to enjoy it all year long. Here is some nutrition information about pumpkin, conveniently from the can. And, while we're on the topic of good nutrition, here's 8 ways that pumpkin can benefit your overall health. Pumpkin Bread, makes 1 loaf 2 eggs 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 … [Read more...] about Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe