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|

27 Tantalizing Oil-Free Vegan Bowls

  Food tastes more fabulous when it is all thrown together (or politely placed strategically) into a big bowl and perhaps drizzled with a sauce. I personally enjoy most of my meals this way. No limitations exist for the potential creativity and nutritional aptitude you can display via this mode of feasting. From "smoothie bowls" and "power bowls" to "soul bowls" and [...]

2017-01-08T12:36:23+00:00 February 28th, 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|

Long Live the Green Smoothie!

Green smoothies have attracted massive fans from the health community for decades...celebrated for their impressive nutrient content, convenience, and ease of consumption. There are even full books dedicated solely to green smoothie recipes, like Victoria Boutenko's Green Smoothie Revolution and the recent  Bo Rinaldi's The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Smoothies. In fact, I advocate their [...]

2016-11-29T15:11:48+00:00 November 11th, 2012|Featured, Uncategorized|

Foods that Help you Look Younger

Here is my latest episode of Reluctantly Healthy with Judy Greer. In it, we discuss how carotenoids, a powerful class of phytochemicals found in fruits and vegetables, help protect against aging as antioxidants and also promote a healthy, rosy skin color, found to be more attractive in scientific studies.

2016-11-29T15:11:59+00:00 May 23rd, 2012|Appearances, 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|