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

The Incredible Edible Egg?

The most reoccurring question that I get from my clients is all about eggs. Some want to know if they are a good meal option for a weight loss plan and others want to know how they will affect their cholesterol and over-all heart health. They’ve got more specific questions too. Should they buy brown  … 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

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

Nuts for Nuts!

I read somewhere once that, “nuts are nature’s way of showing us that good things come in small packages.” Ha! The nutritionist in me loves this because I am….nuts for nuts. These bite size snacks are nutritional powerhouses; they are known for their anti-inflammatory nature and are packed with heart-healthy fats, proteins, flavonoids, fiber, vitamin  … Read more

Discussing Matters of the Heart (Health) Part 2

Hi Friends! Today, we’re wrapping up our content dedicated to heart health month with part two of my Q & A with Dr. Jonathan Whiteson. If you missed part one, you can catch up here.  A recent study released by the American Heart Association says that 103 million adults in the United States have high  … Read more

Discussing Matters of the Heart (Health)

Did you know that Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States? Every single year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news is that heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and properly manage their health conditions. Because  … Read more