healthy recipes

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 …

Fast & Fresh Summer Recipes

When the heat of summer sets in, I want to eat lighter foods. No casseroles or heavy sauces. I want fresh, bright flavors. Of course, with all the activities going on, the recipes need to be fast and easy to cook, too. Here are some fast and fresh summer recipes I love: Grilled vegetables make …

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 …

Cheap Eats: Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Edition

At the turn of a new year, somewhere in between our last sip of champagne and what was supposed to be our last sip of champagne, most of us are filled with excitement, positive energy and a plan for how we’re finally going to get it all right this year.  Topping the list of popular …

Fast and Healthy 20-Minute Meals

Winter weather is in full swing and has brought with it to my house an unexpected consequence—lack of motivation. (The first step in resolving a problem is to recognize it, right?) Shorter days and freezing temperatures have seemingly sucked the life out of my daily routine and even some of my favorite activities, including cooking. …