healthy eating

Healthy Grilling Recipes For Summer

It’s time to fire up our Weber grill and start spending more time outdoors because summer is here! In year’s past, our summer barbecues would include all of the traditional fare: hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixings, greasy French fries, roasted potato and corn salad, and lots of refreshing watermelon and marshmallow skewers …

Green with Envy (Smoothies)

To be candid, the first time my friend told me she’d “tossed a handful of spinach” into the chocolate breakfast smoothie she was sipping… I grimaced.  “There’s spinach… in there?  How are you drinking that?” I inquired, wrinkling my nose with suspicion that she either had incredible willpower or no taste buds.  “You really can’t …

The Lighter Side of Comfort Foods

We all know those days… the kind of day that just calls for a little extra love.  And while a hot, home cooked meal can’t replace a bear hug, it sure can soothe the blues!  However, the side effects of guilt, bloat and fatigue that accompany a soul food binger are rarely worth it in …

Make your own sushi rolls!

Weston is my beautiful 14-year-old daughter. As 14-year-olds tend to do, she loves to entertain her friends whenever she can. The hot food of the moment is sushi, but around here that can be pretty pricey! I love the idea of her eating sushi as a healthy meal, but going out for sushi all the …