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 [...]
Hello summer! Hello more body exposure! It is at this time of year when the extra treats, the skipped workouts, and the hard facts from the past several months of bathing suit hibernation inevitably surface. Granted, this is not something I recommend over-thinking or obsessing over, but I do have clients that come to me [...]
Nothing warms up winter more than a piping hot bowl of your favorite soup. Split pea soup is traditionally made with ham, but this version is nutrient-rich, hearty, delicious and animal-free. In this episode of The Chef and The Dietitian, Chef AJ schools us on how to use a pressure cooker (something I am both [...]
Here are my favorite tips to lose weight fast...for life...from FitPerez.com! "Bulkify" your diet...Eat foods high in fiber and water to stay full! Reduce concentrated fats and sweets...(i.e. oils and sugar). Exercise! Move it with whatever you love to do...
If you like fireworks, this chili will fire up your taste buds and give you a great kick to celebrate America's birthday! Enjoy the spice, color, texture, and festivities with this nutrient-dense delicious dish. Yield: 5 cups 1 medium onion, diced 2 cups red bell pepper, diced 1 cup carrots, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, ribs and seeds [...]
Watch Chef AJ and myself show you how to make two healthy and easy recipes, where we make healthy taste delicious! Since Chef AJ thinks she is a dietitian and I think I am a chef, we pair up for a great team! In this preview, we make an incredibly sumptuous chocolate smoothie that is chock-full of health-promoting deliciousness! [...]