Powerful Pomegranates: They Could Just Be the Healthiest Fruit on the Planet

Pomegranates…they are beautiful, delicious and one of the world’s healthiest fruits.  Ever since I was a little kid, I loved pomegranates. I would sit at our counter with a bib made from a kitchen towel draped over me and couldn’t wait to dig in. My dad would always cut my pomegranate into quarters for me  … 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

Peppers: The Perfect Pick

Happy Monday friends! A week from today marks Memorial Day, the official kick-off to Summer. I don’t know about you but during the Summer months I’m constantly looking for healthy snack ideas and lighter fare for dinner. Red, orange, yellow, green, raw or cooked, bell peppers are the perfect pick. Whether they serve as a  … 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

Canned Pumpkin—Falls Perfect Sweet Treat

If Fall calls and you answer with “pumpkin everything,” then I have a treat for you. I’m sure you’re well aware by now that all the things we love about our beloved pumpkin flavor come Autumn (pumpkin pie, pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin bread, and cakes and cookies) are all high in fat, high in sugar,  … Read more

An Apple A Day

It’s officially Fall which means it’s apple picking season. I have such fond memories of Fall road trips with my boys each year—searching for the perfect orchard. Hayrides, petting zoos and enough apples to satisfy all our cravings for pies, sauce and snacks. Any day now your Facebook newsfeed should start becoming flooded with photos  … Read more

Feel Good Foods

I don’t know about you but when I’m feeling down, a little exhausted and just not in the best mood I want to turn to comfort foods. Think chocolate, a bag of salty potato chips or a big bowl of pasta Bolognese to make myself feel better. I know it’s not the right choice. I  … 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

Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries

I made my weekly pilgrimage to Trader Joe’s on Monday and as soon as I walked in I was greeted by a huge display of fresh cherries. The same thing happened when I hit my local food store and my local farmers market this week. Which reminded me, I love cherries! They are sweet and  … Read more