Recipes for Body

Mind Body Baking

Mind Body Baking

“It is much more about being–about allowing yourself to be as you are already and discovering the fullness and vast potential within such an approach.” ~Jon Kabat-Zinn Jon Kabat-Zinn (my hero and big nerd crush) is the father of mindfulness meditation being accepted into western medicine.  He found that the Zen meditative more »

Recipe For An UpBEET Life

Recipe For An UpBEET Life

What does it  mean to live a life of wellness? Of course there is no one right answer because each of us needs to uniquely decide what that means in the context of our own lives.  However, there are 4 basic ingredients to living healthfully and mindfully. 1. Exercise: Every more »

It’s So(ba) Good For You!

It’s So(ba) Good For You!

The  Japanese seem to get so much right in the food/nutrition category, which explains a major reason why their life span far exceeds American’s. It isn’t just sushi that contributes to longevity and health, but the nutrient packed buckwheat found in Soba noodles, which is ubiquitous in the Japanese diet. more »

4 Easy Recipes With The Perfect Protein

4 Easy Recipes With The Perfect Protein

  Eggs dishes are one of those meals that can either provide perfect nourishment (reference the picture above), or deliver an abundance of calories, fat, and cholesterol (think eggs benedict, or the classic diner dish of bacon, hashbrown and eggs).  The truth is that you don’t need the added unhealthy more »

Rustic Berry Protein Crumble

Rustic Berry Protein Crumble

First off, allow me to apologize for being absent for the last three weeks.  I have been taking a very time consuming summer school Nutrition class so you can be assured that my upcoming recipes, regardless of how mouthwatering the images, are  even more mindful of good-for-you ingredients filled with more »

How to Eat & Cook “Clean Eating” Style

How to Eat & Cook “Clean Eating” Style

Eating clean & detoxing. Two activities that sound remarkable for anyone’s overall wellness, yet I’m not  sure what this truly means. I can assume it means eating foods that fuel the body, promote energy, efficiency, and well being.  There is no scientific or nutritional definition that I am aware of, more »

Skinny Peaches and Cream

Skinny Peaches and Cream

  This recipe is awesome for several reasons: 1. It’s easy. 2. It tastes amazing. 3. It’s healthy, balanced, and packed with nutrients. Skinny Peaches and Cream is a nutritionist’s dream dessert because it is a balanced meal (with no added sugar!), which means your body can efficiently use all more »

Top 5 Afternoon Snacks

Top 5 Afternoon Snacks

The time between lunch and dinner can sometimes (actually most days) feel similar to a cross country plane ride with screaming kids. Rather than sacrifice energy, focus, and continue to listen to stomach grumbles, eating a good snack  around 3:30 or 4pm is essential.  Eating too heavy of a snack more »

The Sautéed Vegetable Solution

The Sautéed Vegetable Solution

It is no secret that plant based diets and eating more vegetables is the key to a healthier life. Studies on Mediterranean diets and Japanese diets have suggested that people live longer and with decreased heart problems. What is the common denominator? An emphasis on fruits and vegetables. I used more »

5 Things (Even Idiots) can to do with Fennel.

5 Things (Even Idiots) can to do with Fennel.

“What do you do with that?” This is a common question I get from fellow farmer’s market shoppers that I encounter as I pick out the perfect fennel bulb. The fennel bulb is perceived as an intimidating vegetable (I think the fronds on the top throw people off), and I more »