RECIPE: Delicata Squash Salad

I’ve been wondering what to do with those gorgeous yellow and green-striped squash I’ve been seeing hanging around the supermarket. Per my usual, I’m either gonna grind it up (smoothie) or green it up (salad).  In this case, I chose to green it up! Not the most simple recipe ever, but if you cook and boil while you chop, it only takes a few more … Continue reading RECIPE: Delicata Squash Salad

RECIPE: Secret “Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream” Smoothie

You want to know a secret? Packing protein into your meals cuts cravings and obliterates hunger. Plus protein helps build strong muscles, which boosts metabolism. So add clean protein to everything! A sneaky way to add protein to smoothies is to… wait for it… add black beans.  Sounds gross, I know, but ain’t nuthin’ gross about this tasty concoction! The beans not only add protein, … Continue reading RECIPE: Secret “Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream” Smoothie

RECIPE: Chard Wraps

Looking for the convenience of a wrap with 10 x the nutrition!? This is the recipe for you! Plenty of menus offer a “healthy wrap” in their Lite Bites or Healthy Options section. News flash! Most tortillas are loaded with lard, additives and preservatives (to keep them from molding and help them get crispy and brown perfectly!) Turn any tortilla package over at the grocery store. … Continue reading RECIPE: Chard Wraps

RECIPE: Greens & Beans Salad

Need a protein-packed, vivacious, vitamin-rich, super-easy salad? Have I got the one for you! In less time than it takes you to remove your eye make-up, you can whip up this healthy dish! INGREDIENTS: 4 cups organic mixed greens, spinach and arugula (or greens of your choice) 1 avocado, diced 1 can organic garbanzo beans, rinsed and strained 1 can organic black beans,  rinsed and strained 1/4 … Continue reading RECIPE: Greens & Beans Salad

RECIPE: Pistachio and Spinach Smoothie

One of my coolest girl friends recently shared with me her favorite smoothie recipe. This is a girl who went heli-skiing on her honeymoon and stole Michael Jordan’s retired jersey from the Dean Dome rafters.  (Only one of these actually happened, but this girl would do happily do both, and then some). So if it’s a Pistachio Smoothie that is her daily tall-glass-o-Bad-Ass, then this is what’s going in … Continue reading RECIPE: Pistachio and Spinach Smoothie

RECIPE: Wild Rice and Arugula Salad

Need to give your salad some girth without bulking up? Wild Rice is the perfect grain to making your salad more filling without packing on pounds in the process.  Wild rice has twice the protein of brown rice, is high in fiber and essential minerals and vitamins. The arugula bring the benefits of leafy greens.  It’s alkalinic and detoxifying, high in chlorophyll and antioxidants, and … Continue reading RECIPE: Wild Rice and Arugula Salad

RECIPE: Iced Coffee Smoothie

Need a quick, healthy pick-me-up in the morning? Have I got the smoothie for you! I’m not usually a coffee drinker. In fact, I managed to make it through college, medical school and residency without picking up the habit. But as a mother of a newborn, I’ve found I could use a little more “Get-Up-And-Go” in the mornings. So I created this healthy iced coffee … Continue reading RECIPE: Iced Coffee Smoothie

RECIPE: Cilantro and Lime Smoothie

This crisp, alkalinizing, detoxifying smoothie is just what you need to cleanse your system. In a Blender combine: 4 sprigs (or small handful) of cilantro 1/2 lime, just the juice 2 long celery stalks, with leaves 1 cup filtered water 4 cubes of ice If you need a little sweet or tang, add a few ginger shavings and 1 tsp honey Continue reading RECIPE: Cilantro and Lime Smoothie

RECIPE: Curry Egg Salad

OK, I’ve got to give a “shout out” to my “other mother”, Karen, on this one, because I’ve always LOVED Egg Salad, but never in my egg salad experiences had I tasted the deliciousness of a CURRY egg salad.  Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it! She uses mayo, but I subbed plain greek yogurt for mayo here, not because mayo itself is bad, but because … Continue reading RECIPE: Curry Egg Salad

RECIPE: Gluten-Free Oat Smoothie

Want a quick, simple,  healthful smoothie recipe that won’t leave you hungry? This scrumptious, gluten-free smoothie is filling and delicious!  Oats are high in fiber, help lower cholesterol and reduce cardiovascular disease. So instead of cooking up sugar laden, pre-packaged oatmeal in the am, try this healthier alternative!   In a blender combine: 1 cup organic spinach 1/2 cup organic gluten-free oats (I like Trader … Continue reading RECIPE: Gluten-Free Oat Smoothie

RECIPE: Cauliflower & Spinach Smoothie — Trust Me It’s Good

Cauliflower?  In a smoothie!? Whaaat!?! Trust me, this is sure to be the next micro-trend in juicing. Cauliflower creates a creamy, dessert-like treat that puts a smack-down on cancer, sugar cravings, and ramps up your healing. Packed with vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate and numerous more micronutrients, cauliflower gives your body a trifold boost in cancer prevention.  It aids in detoxification (you know, how the body gets rid … Continue reading RECIPE: Cauliflower & Spinach Smoothie — Trust Me It’s Good

RECIPE: Granola Crumble

All aboard the Coconut Oil-is-the-Greatest-New-Superfood-Good-Fat Train! What can’t coconut oil do? It can remove make-up, heal abrasions, moisturize skin, reduce wrinkles, fight infections and make food taste delicious! It’s a great oil to use cooking at high heat and it’s great in this Granola Crumble recipe. I dare you not to try it! In a bowl/blender/food processor combine: 1 cup Gluten Free Oats 6 Medjool … Continue reading RECIPE: Granola Crumble

RECIPE: Loco for Coco Smoothie

Don’t let the greens fool you! This sweet treat has no added sugar or sweeteners, but could be your favorite new dessert! Try this guilt-free, gluten-free, vegan, all natural, sustaining blood sugar smoothie–you will NOT be disappointed.   In a blender combine: 2 handfuls Spinach (or kale) 1 handful (~1 cup) ice 1/3 cup Coconut unsweetened 3 dates 2 tsp cinnamon 1/2-1 cup almond milk Blend and Believe. (how … Continue reading RECIPE: Loco for Coco Smoothie

RANT: The Dirty Dozen

If you are wondering whether or not you should buy organic produce, or feel like it’s a bit expensive, a good way to allocate your healthy food funds, is to look at the DIRTY DOZEN. This is a list of foods that have THE MOST and the most hazardous PESTICIDES and should be avoided, if possible.  The list does change from year to year, but here’s … Continue reading RANT: The Dirty Dozen