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 [...]
The most powerful inspiration to eat more veggies (and love them, too) is a delicious dressing or sauce. Since veggies have the most nutritional bang for their caloric buck compared to all other foods, any excuse to eat more is a health-promoting win-win. Because the majority of my clients and students are striving to lose weight and/or [...]
Many of you have loved Chef AJ's oil-free Hail to the Kale salad dressing as much as I have. Here is a lighter version that retains the flavor, but lowers the calories and the total fat on this new episode of The Chef and The Dietitian: Recipe: Ingredients: 1 cup water 4 dates 4 TB. [...]
Enjoy this delicious, completely fat-free dressing you can easily whip up in less than 5 minutes on the latest episode of The Chef and The Dietitian with Chef AJ! Flavorful and nutrition-rich, this dressing can be used on salads, veggies, baked potatoes, pasta, whole grains, and more. Simply mix or blend together the following ingredients: 1/4 [...]
In this latest episode of Reluctantly Healthy, I show Judy Greer how to make my all-time favorite DIY whole food, plant-based oil-free Maple Mustard Dressing. Here is the recipe: In a blender combine the following ingredients and blend on high until smooth: 2/3-1 cup water 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes 1/4 cup sesame tahini paste [...]
People are always asking me and Chef AJ for oil-free easy salad dressings. Well, this one's for you. Take 5 Salad Dressing is 5 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make. Enjoy this fat-free dressing on salads, baked potatoes, steamed veggies, cooked whole grains and legumes, or anything else that needs a little pizzazz. 2 TB. Water 2 TB. Lemon [...]
This is literally my favorite dressing and I could eat this on everything. It is oil-free and flavor-filled...and what a perfect excuse to eat more salad!!! Watch how quickly Chef AJ and I whip up this delectable dressing!
Holiday time is usually centered upon meals...parties, celebrations, family gatherings....They are basically eating opportunities gone wild! It is commonly agreed upon that a certain weight gain is expected between Halloween and New Years....upon which, the focus shifts from accumulating towards removing those excess pounds as a resolution for the new year. The average weight gain [...]