Chicken soup with ginger & greens

Directions Ingredients: 8 cups organic low sodium chicken stock 8 organic chicken drums with skin (skin adds flavor to the broth) 1 yellow onion, diced 1 minced garlic clove 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced (2 cups) 3 celery stalks, diced, 2 large carrots, diced 2 large parsnips, diced 1 cup kale or watercress,…

Super Salad Saturday – Week 2

Three Simple Salads for an all day salad extravaganza!!   BREAKFAST: Mix together spinach, blueberries, nectarine, avocado, lime juice and soaked almonds. Add a hard boiled egg on top and viola! LUNCH: Cube smoked tofu, then brush it with a mixture of honey and orange juice; broil until browned. Toss with chopped cucumbers, radishes and…

Summer Sweet Potato Salad

Memorial Day Side Upgrades: Ingredients 2 medium sweet potatoes or yams (cooked and cubed) 1/2 c. dried cranberries 1 small red onion 1/3 c. chopped almonds 2 Tbsp fresh parsley Dressing: 4 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp rice vinegar 2 tsp. dijon mustard Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Serves 6. Cube sweet potatoes, then…

Brown Bag Lunches

A week worth of healthy lunches:   Mediterranean Plate Serve 6 Tbs. hummus, 6 kalamata olives, 1 toasted whole-grain pita (cut into triangles), 1/2 cup cucumber slices, and 1/2 cup baby carrots. Edamame & Broccoli Rice Bowl Whisk together 1 Tbs. chunky natural peanut butter, 2 Tbs. 100% pineapple juice, 1 Tbs. water, and 1…

You know best!

One of the many daily inspirational emails I get (and always open) is from the DailyOM…and here is why (I bolded my favorite parts and really love the first paragraph): When you realize that you always have the answers within yourself, you can stop searching outside of yourself. Many of us seek the answers to…

Feeling blue?

Ok so we’re only one week into January but winter is here in full force and being felt around much of the country. I have spoken to so many friends who already are feeling the “winter blues.” The “winter blues” are characterized by mild depression, lack of motivation, and low energy. But don’t worry, there’s…

Eat Less, Play More

Remember when you were a child and you got so wrapped up in playing, imagining or creating that you didn’t want to stop when it was time to eat? Do you remember leaving your meal half-finished to run off and continue playing? Children innately understand that food is secondary to what is most nutritious and…