Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf and the Recipe for a Decadent Dessert

Today I’m back sharing more of what makes you happy…recipes. This week’s additions from my kitchen are my recipes for “Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf” and my “Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies”. They are both SO good and have something in common. Both are incredibly delicious (obviously). Both are super healthy (without tasting it, if you know  … Read more

Leeks: Low in Calories and Fat, High in Nutritional Value and Flavor

I adore leeks. I fell in love with them when I was living in London (redundant I know, but true). Leek and potato soup/vichyssoise and leek vinaigrette were my absolute favorites. But, it wasn’t love at first site. I have to say that when I first learned of the health benefits leeks provide and how  … Read more

Pumpkin: Nutritious and Delicious (Plus: My Recipe for Chocolate Pumpkin Bars)

Happy Monday, Friends. If you’ve been following me on Instagram @janine.whiteson, you’ve seen that I’ve been whipping up some super delicious Fall favorites for my family lately. A lot of you have seen the Instagram stories that I have shared from my kitchen and have immediately reached out for recipes. Well, ask and you shall  … Read more

Avocados: Are They Good For You?

The first time I ever laid eyes on an avocado was at sleep away camp when I was just ten years old. I missed afternoon snack one day and my counselor sent me to the cafeteria to see what they could give me. Believe it or not, I was handed an avocado! I peeled it  … Read more

Janine’s Recipe for Asian Sticky Thighs

Happy Monday, friends. You all have been loving when I share my favorite recipes with you, thank you for the feedback. I get it because I think it’s easy to get stuck in a rut, making the same dishes over and over again or copping out and ordering in because you can’t stand to make  … Read more

Janine’s Greek Walnut Spice Muffins

Happy Monday, friends! Today, I’m sharing a healthy, delicious recipe that I hope will become a staple in your home. My family loves these muffins so much that I actually made two whole batches this past weekend alone. I think the reason that we all love them so much is that they provide amazing health  … Read more

Travel PSA: Planes, Trains or Automobiles…Be Prepared

Happy Monday, friends. As we enter into the busiest travel season of the year, I come to you today with some healthy reminders. Every year we hear the reports, “The average person gains between five and ten 10 pounds during the holidays.” Well, I’m here to tell you that one big old turkey dinner with  … Read more

The Amazing Health Benefits of Zucchini

If you read my blog post on pasta substitutes last week you know I promised a follow-up on my beloved zoodles or zucchini spirals. Not only are they a low carb option for a cozy, easy dinner in and a healthy vehicle for my favorite marinara sauce but zucchini is SO much more. A powerful  … Read more

The Mediterranean Diet and My Trip to Israel

Hi, Friends! I just returned home from an amazing trip to Israel with some girlfriends. I spent ten days traveling the country, learning more about the history of Israel than I’ve ever learned before and soaking up the sights, smells and tastes of a country I hold near and dear to my heart. When I  … Read more

Collagen Powder: What You Need to Know from TotalBeauty

Hi, friends! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve hopped on here to share with you.  I’ve been traveling, enjoying having my son home and my family all under one roof and I’ve really been trying to soak up the Summer. Today, I want to share an article with you that I was featured in  … Read more