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

Natural Ways to Boost Your Mood

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” right? For many…yes. But for some, this time of year can be hard, sad, stressful and isolating. As many of us are enjoying the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, party after party, wrapping and decorating, giving and receiving, others may really be struggling. My heart goes  … 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

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

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

Miracle Morning Juice

Happy Monday friends and followers. I’m here today with what I think is a total game changer when it comes to not only your health but also your digestion, issues with bloating, sinking energy levels and more. I did a lot of research this Summer when a client of mine came to me frustrated. She  … 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

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

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