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

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

Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast. Ever heard of it? Maybe you’ve heard it referenced as “nooch” or “yeshi”. What about “nature’s Cheeto dust” or maybe even “hippie dust”? If you’re like most of my friends, family and clients, maybe you have never heard of it at all. Don’t worry, neither had I until about five years ago. Now,  … Read more

Dark Chocolate: It Does a Body Good

Dark chocolate lovers, today is your lucky day. I’m here with good news regarding your beloved sweet treat. Today, I’m here to tell you to eat and enjoy that dark chocolate with zero guilt. Because yes, dark chocolate has proven to do a body good! Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, dark chocolate  … Read more

Sunflower Seeds: The Tiny Super-Seed You Need in Your Diet Now

Happy Monday! If you’ve been following me for a while now you know that there’s nothing I love more than a quick and easily solution to adding a little health and wellness to your life each day. I’m always reminding my clients, friends and family that making small changes to your everyday routine can really  … 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

Arugula, the “New” Kale

By now I’m sure you’ve heard all about the “super” green kale. Kale salads, kale smoothies, kale chips…I swear that for a while everywhere I went I was hearing about kale. I get it, it’s super nutritious, pretty mild in taste and it’s a good healthy alternative to a lot of other greens that don’t  … Read more