Monthly Archives: March 2014

Spinach Feta Penne Pasta

Some of the best meals are the simplest ones. Back when I was doing my dietetic internship and living by myself, I would always resort to affordable, quick meals – especially pasta. Customers are always asking me if pasta is a good meal choice and I always tell them it can be, as long as

Toasty Ham and Fontina Sandwich with Caramelized Onion and Apricot Jam

Have a weak spot for anything sweet and salty, and this sandwich is the perfect balance of both. With April (aka national grilled cheese month) right around the corner, I figured I would experiment with different flavors. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good ol’ fashioned American cheese sandwich with a side of hot

Chipotle, Black Bean and Kale Burritos

Lately I have had several customers ask me what a vegan eats. Quite simply, I tell them that it’s a plant-based diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes. At my previous job I was helping to develop a lot of amazing vegan recipes, so from time-to-time I crave them again. This

Quick Fruit Sorbet: 2 Ways

Even as a dietitian, there are some days (ok, most days) when I need dessert. It’s doesn’t have to be anything extravagant or heavy, just something sweet to end my meal. I know it’s not quite ice cream weather yet, but I love a cold treat any time of the year. I made sorbet back

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Honey, Sriracha and Soy

Brussels sprouts (aka America’s most hated vegetable) are in season right now and they also happen to be the dietitian pick of the month. But what exactly do you do with these to make them edible? I have clear memories of sitting at the dinner table with boiled Brussels in front me that I had

Spinach and Sundried Tomato Stuffed Chicken

The words “better-for-you” and “comfort food” don’t seem like two things that would go together but this dish will make you think otherwise. The spinach mixture is super creamy thanks to the small amount of tangy goat cheese and fat free cream cheese. The extra special “bite” comes from the sweet sundried tomatoes that become

Chorizo and Potato Breakfast Tacos

I absolutely love breakfast. I’m often struggle when people tell me they don’t like it because, for me, I’m always ready to eat when I wake up. During the week I often eat the same thing (and yes, it’s super healthy…) – sprouted grain toast with peanut butter and a sliced apple. But weekends are

Grilled Hawaiian Pizza

It’s grilling season (kind of!). I knew that the second the temp reached 50 degrees that I would instantly roll out my Weber. One of my favorite desserts is grilled pineapple – it’s sweet and smoky flavor is irresistible. While great on it’s own, I figured this delicious fruit would also make a great pizza

Veggie Lover’s Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers seem to be a very traditional dish, yet I’d actually never tried them until I made them today (And I’m so happy I did!). The original recipe calls for ground beef, tomatoes and rice but I figured I would amp up the flavors a bit with a load of veggies and some quinoa.

Chicken Piccata

Chicken is one of my favorite proteins to cook with because it’s so versatile. Pan-seared, baked, stir-fried, you name it…I love it all. With that said, I do have some recipes I enjoy above others – one of my those being Chicken Piccata. This recipe is so simple, yet the flavors make it seem super