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Bars Your Nutritionist Loves

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In a time where it is so hard to get through one aisle at the grocery store without your head spinning, who do you trust when it comes to choosing nutrition bars? Food marketing is an art and sometimes the best players don’t win. I have never been a huge fan of pre-package bars, but I do think they have a place in our day-to-day life. Here are a few simple “rules” to help you navigate through the options: Real ingredients: make sure you recognize every ingredient and you can pronounce them. Sugars: are mostly “natural” sugars. Avoid corn syrup, Read More

Frozen Vegetables May Be Healthier

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If you are shopping for your fresh produce at a traditional grocery store, your frozen counterpart may be as good, or even better choice in terms of nutrient quality. Fresh produce tends to be picked before ripened, therefore with a less spectrum of vitamins and minerals. It also could take up to two weeks after harvesting before it actually appears on the shelf. During this long haul it’s exposed to heat and light, which further degrades it. Frozen is picked at peak ripeness and nutrient-packed before it’s flash frozen which “locks” in all the nutrients. Canned would be the last Read More

Not-Your-Typical Homemade Popsicles

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I’ve always loved to entertain and since having a child, party planning has been given a twist, and its been so much fun adding the kiddie extras!  Homemade popsicles are not a new idea, but the most creative and healthy recipes are popping up all over the web including some of my own!  Lately, my household has been coconut-obsessed.  I’ve always loved coconut, but my NYC options were limited to purchasing at the grocery store or farmers market.  Now that I live in South Florida and have 6 palm trees on my property, I have coconuts at my fingertips! On Read More

Summer Citrus Salad

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OK summer is not here yet, but we can get excited about right? During the warm days that are upon us, citrus and antioxidant-filled fruits just seem to hit the spot :-)  This refreshing salad is perfect for this weather.  It’s has been a hit after hit at many BBQs, including those “non-fruit eating” individuals.  The combination of citrus juices with aromatic flavors of mint leaves, makes this salad perfect for breakfast, snacks or dessert.  Eat it alone or pair it with a low fat cottage cheese, Greek yogurt or any other favorite protein choice to make it a complete Read More

Cutest Little Eggplants You’ve Ever Seen

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I love when something new pops up in my CSA farm share, and these mini’s did not disappoint! I wanted to do something different with these, rather than my slice and grill with “normal” size eggplants.  There wasn’t too many options out there, but I did come across a picture of a stuffed one on pinterest.  Unless it’s a special occasion, I like to create dishes with the ingredients I already have in my kitchen.  And since there were 7 baby eggplants in my basket, that’s what I based the recipe on.  Eggplants are available year round, but the peak Read More

2 Ingredient Pancakes

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Tired of cooking from the long school year?  You are almost to the end and summer risk near! Try this breakfast dish instead on these last few weeks of school. In the past couple years this “recipe” has been all over the internet, but I thought I would share it here in case you never came across it in the cyber world.  It’s so incredibly easy, delicious and healthy, and there are endless ways to add in your favorite extras. Your kids will love it! INGREDIENTS: 2 eggs 1 banana – very ripe Coconut oil (for pan) OPTIONAL-MUST-TRY ADD-INS: Vanilla Read More

Healthy Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

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I have never been a big fan of slow cooker recipes because I prefer my vegetables to be lightly cooked rather than mushy.  My crockpot get used for recipes like apple or pumpkin butter, but then I decided to step out my box and try some healthy ones.  I was simply amazed!   It can be exhausting to have a home cooked meal on the table every night, so this is a nice way to take the night “off”.  You’ll still have to prepare the meal, but it can be done in the morning when you are fresh rather than after Read More

Fun-illa Fruit Salad

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A friend and fellow nutritionist posted a picture of some fresh fruit with a little “fun” added to it the other day.  I swapped out the “fun” for an organic version and it was delicious!  Whole Foods sells an organic vanilla pudding with only 3 ingredients and I used that.  I love fresh fruit on its own and I don’t think it needs anything, but it you are in the mood for something sweet, try this! This would be a great addition to your Memorial Day BBQ’s! INGREDIENTS: 1 pint blueberries 1 cup cup strawberries 1 cup green grapes 1 Read More

Summer Time Grilling Fajitas

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Now that grilling season is here, there are so many great recipes to serve up for a BBQ or even just a Tuesday night dinner.  I love the idea of fajitas because it serves the many taste buds that might be sitting around the table. This recipe has great flavor that won’t disappoint! (Serves 4) INGREDIENTS: Toppings: 1 ripe avocado 1 tsp. lime juice Salsa Plain Greek yogurt (replaces sour cream) Fresh cilantro leaves Rub: 1 Tbsp. ground cumin 1 Tbsp. chili powder ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper Fillings: 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 small red bell pepper Read More

Two Salmon Salads

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The peak of the wild season season has started!  The best time of year to enjoy is May through September.  Go out and get some! Wild Alaskan Salmon Salad – Version 1 Makes 2 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 can (7.5 oz) wild salmon, (boneless, skinless) drained (fresh wild salmon) 2 Tbsp chopped dried cranberries 1 Tbsp chopped fresh herb: chervil, parsley, tarragon or fennel 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 ½ tsp lemon zest ¼ tsp Dijon mustard 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp sea salt Freshly ground black pepper to taste INSTRUCTIONS: In one bowl, mix the salmon, cranberries Read More