Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, looking to incorporate more plant-based proteins into your diet, or just love tofu (like me!), this easy, delicious recipe is perfect! Adding tofu into your diet is a great way to get high quality, complete protein as well as beneficial vitamins and minerals (iron, calcium, manganese, selenium, phosphorous, magnesium, copper, zinc and vitamin B1). If you want to make this recipe vegan, Primal Kitchen makes great vegan buffalo sauce and ranch
Whether you are looking for a way to boost the omegas in your diet, or just trying to impress your coworkers in the office break room, look no further! For as little as $5.49 (Trader Joes 8 oz package) you can conveniently increase the nutrition in your snacks and meals. 3 tablespoons of raw, shelled hemp seeds packs in 10 grams of protein, 180 calories and only 2 grams of carbs-making this a diabetic friendly option! The subtle nutty flavor complements almost every pairing..
I am in full support of eating real food to satisfy your cravings. This is important in maintaining a healthy relationship with food and keeping potential binges at bay. But what if the full fat, real deal, guilty pleasure just doesn't fit into your health plan for the day? Get creative in the kitchen and try swapping traditional, and often high calorie, ingredients for healthier options. Check out the recipes below for a few lighter takes on my favorite foodie splurge...Pizz
Whether you are still riding the high of the holiday season, or starting to feel old man winter's fast approah, it's never a bad idea to add some mood bosting nutrition into your diet. New research has shown that proper, and tacticle, nutriton plays a vital role in keeping our mood stable and depression at bay. Read on to see a few of my favorite winter meals packed with mood boosting fats, vitamins and probiotics! Vitmain D. Several studies have found that individuals with l
Looking for a grab and go breakfast that doesn't start with a drive thru window? Try overnight oats. Literally prepped the night...or several nights before and stored in the fridge. Eat it as is or microwave for a hot and wholesome way to start the day. This recipe is just in time for blueberry season and is a nutrition powerhouse packed with cancer fighting phyto-chemicals, vitamin C, vitamin E and the B-complex group responsible for helping our body covert carbohydrates int
Are you still shaking a pink packet into your coffee like it’s 1989? With studies linking artificial sweeteners to increased sugar cravings and weight gain, it may be time to detox your diet from the fake stuff once and for all. Due to many unpleasant side affects (headaches and bloating are never a good look!); artificial sweeteners may be a habit that is relatively easy to kick so long as you know where they may be lingering in your diet. These nasty sugar alcohols that mak
I have major Goldilocks syndrome when searching for a wholesome and nutritious granola bar. Too much sugar, not enough protein, too many processed ingredients or not enough fiber. See what I mean? Not to say I don't pop a manufactured bar into my diaper bad from time to time, but when the logistics and ingredients line up, I try to whip up my own homemade bars for an easy snack option for the family. I like use either PB2 or quinoa for my protein rather than a processed prote
It's that time of year again.....long walks outside, flowers, and iced coffee!!!!. Spoken like a true addict. I was recently strolling through Nordstrom and decided to make a pit stop at their cafe for a quick pick me up. I noticed a sign for their specialty "Cold Brew Orange Twist Iced Coffee" and thought "when in Rome"! Best. Decision. Ever. It was totally refreshing with a perfect citrus punch to go along with the ice-cold smooth coffee taste. Way better than the standard
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
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.