Blueberry Banana Blast Smoothie

July 28, 2015
Two blueberry smoothie present in a litlle milk bottle with blue straw

Summer is the perfect time for smoothies. I remember when I was a kid, my mom would make strawberry-banana “milkshake desserts” in the summer. I had no idea that they were just strawberries, bananas, a bit of plain yogurt, and ice – no milk or sugar actually involved! But thanks to the creaminess from the […]

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The Milky Way Index: How Much Sugar Is In Your Food?

July 19, 2015

The husband was drinking a glass of orange juice a few days ago when he turned to me and asked “Is juice bad for you?” I said, “Yeah, it is – because it’s basically full of sugar.” And he said, “What do you mean ‘full of sugar?’” And the nutritionist in me started listing facts: […]

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Greek “Nachos” with Baked Chickpeas

July 17, 2015

I’m obsessed with Greek food right now. Maybe it’s because some of the key ingredients in Greek cuisine: cucumbers, yogurt, and tomatoes are cooling and perfect in the summertime. Or maybe it’s because I’m always looking for ways to use chickpeas and beans to amp up the texture and protein in my recipes. Either way, […]

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The Secret Way to Make Guacamole without Avocado (Edamame Guacamole!)

July 14, 2015

Summertime is perfect for enjoying cookout foods at your outdoor BBQ, on a picnic, or just lounging on your deck at home! One of my favorite summertime foods are different, unique, and healthy versions of “chips and dip.” While the traditional “chips and dip” can run you over 500 calories per serving, my made-over guacamole is insanely rich […]

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Fourth of July Recipe Roundup

July 1, 2015

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. Outdoor parties, fireworks, great food, spending time with family and friends, my birthday (on July 5th) – it doesn’t get much better than that! Here are some of my favorite recipes for backyard get-togethers: they are healthy, light, summery, and absolutely delicious. Happy long weekend […]

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A Dark Chocolate Giveaway from Theo Chocolate!

June 2, 2015

Hi Everyone! In celebration of summer, this month’s giveaway is a little more indulgent than usual It is brought to you by Theo Chocolate – one of my absolute favorite chocolate companies out there! Their chocolate is: organic, fair-trade, non GMO, and they work closely with cocoa bean farmers throughout the world to ensure the highest […]

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