20 Scrumptiously Salubrious Smoothies

There is something super special about smoothies...the unrivaled convenience, the opportunity to pack in a huge nutritional power punch, the vibrant versatility of flavor potential (as you will see below), and also just the sheer deliciousness of it all... What's not to love? My recommended basic formula includes using a lot of leafy greens, less [...]

2017-02-16T18:13:18+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Recipe Roundup, Recipes, Uncategorized|

Redefine Salad with These 40 Revolutionary Recipes

No, salads are not boring. Remember when a salad was the iconic small side dish of iceberg lettuce, topped with a few shredded carrots and a dull, soggy tomato wedge and smothered in dressing? Blah! Now THAT is boring. Yet, a rainbow in a dish is nature's best medicine, so keeping it exciting is everything for enjoyable and [...]

2017-02-21T09:38:54+00:00 March 27th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipes, Uncategorized|

30 Sensational Oil-Free Soups, Stews, and Chilis

Whether the weather inspires a warm, cozy dish or you are simply in the mood for a delicious way to consume a hefty dose of nutrition, nothing beats a soup, stew, or chili. Typically based on two of nature's healthiest food groups--vegetables and legumes--there is no limit to the delectable combinations you can create...all while taking in disease-fighting phytonutrients, [...]

2016-12-21T10:26:36+00:00 March 20th, 2016|Featured, Food, Recipes|

4 More Reasons to Love Veggies and 8 Ways to Bring Them On!

Why: 1. Vegetables are the least calorically-dense foods on the planet. Typically, they range between 14 calories per 100 grams (as in iceberg lettuce) to 86 calories per 100 grams (as in a sweet potato). This is versus the most calorie-dense foods like nuts, which have about 500-600 calories per 100 grams, and oils, which [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:05+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Featured, Nutrition, Uncategorized|

Notable Nutrient Sources

"But where do you get your [fill-in-the-nutrient]?" This is the most common type of question I am consistently asked. Rest assured, you can get all of your essential nutrients from plants - and packaged better - than when they come from animal products. In fact, plant-based diets have been found to not only be nutritionally [...]

2017-08-19T11:51:43+00:00 September 2nd, 2014|Featured, Nutrition|

Mac and Thai

I am excited to host yet another book giveaway by the prolific and infinitely creative Robin Robertson! Try out this incredible Mac and Thai recipe and scroll below to win a FREE copy of her brand new book, One-Dish Vegan. I love this book because, as a busy working mom, I need fast, simple, and [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:26+00:00 November 12th, 2013|Book Giveaways, Featured|

Muesli

Another simple, nutritious, and delicious recipe on The Chef and The Dietitian! This is a quick and easy overnight cereal that you can prep in advance and then take on the go, traveling, or enjoy at home. Whole grains, like oats, are a fundamental staple in a health-promoting diet and this is a great way [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:34+00:00 October 9th, 2013|Featured, Recipes|

Magical Beans

Beans are magical indeed. Here are 4 reasons why beans are better for you than meat or dairy: 1. Beans are rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber slows digestion, steadies blood sugar levels, and helps lower LDL (the bad cholesterol). Insoluble fiber goes through your digestive track undigested, adding bulk to your [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:39+00:00 July 26th, 2013|Featured|

The Greatness of Greens

If I were stuck on an island that was beautiful and peaceful; filled with my friends and family; abundant with new books to read, movies to watch, beaches for walking and playing; but I had to choose only one type of food that would sustain and nourish me for a long healthy life of relaxation [...]

2016-11-29T15:12:29+00:00 February 14th, 2010|Press|