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: Easy Snack Alert: Popcorn

FAVORITE SNACK ALERT: Real popcorn I’m not talking about the prepackaged, sprayed with chemicals, individually wrapped microwave popcorn, although I’ve eaten my fair share of those! I’m talking about real corn kernels…. you can actually put 2 Tbsp popcorn kernels in a brown paper bag and put it in to the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Yeah, you can and its called Popcorn. Not too long … Continue reading RECIPE: Easy Snack Alert: Popcorn

RULE: Would I Eat an Apple?

Recall that the reason we eat is to survive, not for oral pleasure. Food can be incredibly enjoyable, especially when you eat with complete focus. Be present while you chew. Notice the variations of flavor on your tongue. Concentrate as you chew and swallow. Avoid distractions. Be aware of what you are putting in your body.  Don’t email, talk on the phone or watch TV … Continue reading RULE: Would I Eat an Apple?

RECIPE: Favorite Snack Alert: Edamame

FAVORITE SNACK ALERT: Edamame    Edamame is something I discovered far too late in life.  I first met this magical snack years ago covered in salt as a pre-meal treat at a japanese steak house. Deee-lish!   I’m now stunned and pumped to learn that it is packed with Fiber, Protein, Thiamin, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Vitamin K, Folate and Manganese. … Continue reading RECIPE: Favorite Snack Alert: Edamame

RECIPE: Snack: Sweet Potato Discs

FAVORITE SNACK ALERT: SWEET POTATO DISCS For warm and Salty Snack, or even lunch Preheat oven to 375º Slice sweet potatoes (from your local farmers market, of course) into discs and put on thin baking pan or pizza pan. I put them on foil to avoid cleaning the pan, but I’m efficient like that. Sometimes I slice one tater, sometimes four if I’m feeling frisky. You can … Continue reading RECIPE: Snack: Sweet Potato Discs