Pesto makes everything better (am.i.right?) But here's the deal: Jarred pesto is almost always a load of C.R.A.P. Take a look at the ingredient list, and you'll often find highly processed, nutrient deplete oils (i.e. sunflower oil, soybean oil), and an interesting collection of preservatives. The good news is, DIY pesto is crazy easy to make, and actually tastes wayyyy better than store-bought wannabes (like, not even in the same ballpark). Plus, by making your own, that puts you back in the driver's seat and in control of your health and what goes into your body.Read More
Pizza just got a makeover and it's never.looked.better. This recipe is a great make-ahead meal perfect for any night of the week! Here, I top it with DIY Pizza Sauce, Roasted Veggies, Kite Hill Cheese, and Walnut Parmesan "Cheese", but feel free to get creative and make your own personal pan pizza with your favorite 'za toppings!Read More
The New Year often marks a time for bold, lofty goals that are too often never reached, or are reached but then unfortunately not maintained. The number one mistake we make when setting these well-intended goals is that they are tied to a finish line. Declaring to lose those 10, 20, or 30+ pounds implies that once the scale shows a specific number, the work is done, game over. We fail to maintain these “Finish Line Goals” because the focus becomes all about the milestone, rather than the habits that help us achieve the results in the first place.
This year, I challenge everyone to set a goal that has no finish line. Instead, your goal should be to adopt a new, reoccurring healthy habit. A great place to start? Cooking! Kick the New Year off with this nourishing 7-day meal plan!Read More
Family, friends, and food – this trio is one of my favorite combos. Add football to the mix and this becomes one of the best days of the year.
Runner up to Thanksgiving Day, Super Bowl Sunday has become the second biggest day for U.S food consumption. Whether you are a serious football fan, or if you are simply looking forward to the commercials and an entertaining half time show, it doesn’t really matter. Come Super Bowl Sunday, the chances that you will be surrounded by an array of hoagie trays, a tower of buffalo wings, and a plethora of chips and dip is close to 100 percent.
After spending the last month trying to make healthy changes for the New Year, you face a common dilemma: Do you go all in, call the day “a wash”, and wreak havoc on all of the progress you’ve made?
Here are 10 game day strategies that will help us all walk away with a win...Read More