Tangy Carrot Salad is a Versatile Side Dish This twist on plain old carrots is a dish I make often as a cold and colorful side. The flavor and nutrition is simply hard to beat. Last month, I made brunch for some good friends and the menu was this: my Easy Egg Frittata (you've got to try it), Tangy Carrot Salad (recipe right here - below), Lucy's Homemade Whole Wheat Bread (my friend Lucy makes the best), and my Healthy Pumpkin Pie (you make it in the blender)! Tangy Carrot Salad Recipe Makes 6 servings 4 large Carrots ½ … [Read more...] about Tangy Carrot Salad Recipe
Discovering a Healthier Banana Split Take it from me, there is a twist on the traditional banana split that you need to try - immediately. When I needed to use up a ripe banana a few nights ago, I hit the jackpot of delicious, nutritious and fun. Isn't it funny how impromptu can turn out so well?! A Banana Split can be Breakfast, Snack or Dessert For breakfast, this banana split with a healthy twist will do the job. Filling and good for your body, it will give you energy and focus all morning. For other options on healthier breakfast choices, here is my earlier blog called, Healthy … [Read more...] about Banana Split with a Healthy Twist!
Do You Like Dessert? There are very few people I know who don't like dessert. And, quite often, sweet desserts are a huge issue for my clients. So, what's the solution? We work together and discuss how to cut back on sugar, one strategy being less sugary dessert ideas. It's not just my clients, though. On a personal note, my son adores sweets and so I've been on the watch for less sugary dessert ideas for years! Here is my list of less sugary dessert ideas. If you doubt that what's on my list will satisfy your sweet tooth then at least try it before you ditch it. I'm pretty sure you'll … [Read more...] about Less Sugary Dessert Ideas!
Diet's Don't Work! I'm sure you've heard this line before. But, do you believe it? Most of my clients who struggle with body weight issues are wishing for a clear-cut, easier solution to losing weight. And, I sincerely wish this for them, too. 'Dieting' as in depriving yourself is typically a not-so-great way to go. Eating meager calories, blended concoctions that are bland and expensive or, worse yet, skipping meals rarely helps anyone achieve their weight goal. Here is an interesting article about why diets don't work, along with 2 solutions that can help the process along. Healthier … [Read more...] about Diets Don’t Work – Healthier Eating Does!
A Home Recipe to Love! I cannot imagine feeding a busy family without macaroni and cheese. It's just one of those comfort foods that everyone seems to love and it goes with everything. With the kids going back-to-school, wouldn't it be nice to find a less-processed solution than boxed mac and cheese? I hope you'll try my recipe and then teach your kids to make it, too! For other tips on making recipes healthier, click here. Super Duper Easy Mac & Cheese - Makes 8 servings Ingredients: 2 Tbsp Butter or margarine 2-1/2 Cups Macaroni, uncooked ¼ … [Read more...] about Back-To-School with a Healthier Macaroni & Cheese Recipe!
Yogurt & Fruit Go Together - Deliciously! There are some tasty foods that seem to pair together perfectly. I put yogurt and fruit in that category because it seems like no matter which flavor yogurt you choose, or which fruit, the combination is hard to beat. Flavors sing and the nutrition punch is a knock-out! Here's a favorite recipe of mine to try as part of any meal, snack or dessert. Kids absolutely love it, too! Make-Your-Own Yogurt & Fruit Parfait Kids can help by measuring the ingredients and making their own creative parfait, with supervision. Use any fruits you … [Read more...] about Yogurt & Fruit Parfait Recipe