May has been a rainy month in New Jersey, so we took advantage of the sunshine this morning and picked some strawberries at a local farm. Nothing taste sweeter (or smells better) than fresh picked strawberries! I have several recipes for fresh strawberries, but I love to throw them in anything and everything throughout the day. I needed an afternoon pick-me-up and thought some pureed berries in freshly brewed iced tea would be the perfect refreshing treat now that the weather
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I love the idea of muffins as a mid-morning or afternoon snack. Portable, tasty and a better alternative to store bought granola bars. I don't love the loads of sugar and processed ingredients that make their way into most most muffin recipes. What's a girl to do? Luckily, I was fully stocked with some local zucchini and too-ripe-to-be-eaten bananas....the perfect foundation to a nutrient dense muffin. What apples are to fall, zucchini is to summer. This veggie is totally ver
If you have ever set foot into my office, you know the rule. Move your body in a way that feels good everyday. To make it attainable for every lifestyle and schedule, I have compiled a list of routines that you can bust out during your lunch break, nap time, hotel room, beach or on a rainy day. No excuses! And remember, just 10 minute intervals are effective. Do what you can, when you can. Beginner Exercise: Repeat 3 times High knees: 50, stand straight with feet hip width ap
Did you guess veggies? Lame. What about chips? Less Lame. Put them together for a guilt free snack that will add fiber, nutrients and satiety to your late night snack attack. You can finally have your cake (errr.....veggie chip) and it too. I usually tell my clients that there is no restriction or tracking required for veggies. At 35 calories per cup, sky is the limit. I used zucchini this time because that was in my fridge and on borrowed time. Any veggie can be used. Sweet
Stonewall Kitchen Watermelon Mojito Mixer: I found this at a local family owned grocery store that happens to have a pretty cool wine and beer section. Unlike most sugary mixers, this one is all natural and only 35 calories per ounce. This can also be mixed with club soda for a nice virgin refreshment....but I prefer vodka:) Oikos Greek Nonfat Yogurt: I am well aware that Greek yogurt has been trending for years, but this is still a staple in my house even though I never real
For the record, I also think that shoes, chocolate, vacations and flowers are a nice way to say, “I love you", but if you are looking for a nice DIY approach, try one of the following mindfully decadent brunch options. Banana split: A twist on the traditional creamery favorite. Cut the banana in half long ways and top with light yogurt, nuts, fruit salsa and slivers of dark chocolate for an antioxidant kick. Turkey bacon.....but in a heart. Because every brunch needs bacon..
I was trolling Pinterest recently looking for some DASH diet recipes and gracefully stumbled upon a few winners. The DASH diet (dietary approaches to stop hypertension) seems to be making a comeback in a BIG way....like wide leg pants and crop tops....and was voted one of the top diets of the year. I had completely forgotten about this widely successful diet which first gained popularity in the 90's (don't quote me on the decade). Anyways, it lacks any kind of quirky gimmic (
Lies may sound a little harsh.....more like fibs. Sitll bad, huh? First, I would like to clarify that Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists are the leading experts in all things food and nutrition, and work very hard, long after graduation to stay up to date on current studies and trends. I just think we need to rethink some of the stale tips and "isms" that we share with our clients and patients on a daily basis. It can be hard to sum up the way someone should eat vs how they
I have heard about black bean brownies for some time, but have been way to skeptical to try it out for myself....until my chocolate cravings got OOC (out of control). After all, my Mexico vacation.... followed by my trip to Napa.... is upon us, so I would rather make mindful food choices now, than later. Right!? A true Sophie's choice, eh? I found a few potential starter recipes on Pinterest. I say “Starter”, because I always end up tweaking things to fit my health standards.