Category Archives: Clean Eating

Healthy Eating on the Go


Plan ahead and make salads for the week and you’ll be setting yourself up for healthy success! I taught a Lunch and Learn yesterday and used these mason jar concepts for healthy eating on the go. Half the battle of eating healthy is truly about planning ahead and prepping your ingredients. When your tired and short on time later during the week you’ll thank yourself for planning ahead and having lunch and dinner ready to enjoy! Continue reading

Paleo Twice Baked Potatoes


Twice baked potatoes are a comfort food from my childhood. My Mom always made these around the holidays especially paired with a ham. Now days we’re eating a lot of baked sweet potatoes with week night dinners, as are my clients. Continue reading

Healthy 4 Ingredient Ice Cream – Sugar Free & Dairy Free

Healthy 4 ingredient ice cream without the GUILT! SUGAR FREE & DAIRY FREE Continue reading

Vanilla Hemp Milk

Vanilla hemp milk is creamy and delicious, lightly sweetened naturally from dates. Hemp milk is a great alternative to some of the other non-dairy milks that are lining the shelves of our grocery stores. Allergy season is upon us here in the Carolinas and for that reason I am trying to focus on a diet that helps reduce inflammation. Hemp seeds are noted for their omega 3’s an essential fatty acid that helps reduce inflammation. If you have ever made nut milks you will be excited to discover how easy it is to work with raw hemp seeds. Continue reading

Sweet Potato Zucchini Bread GF


So I thought I had gone bananas over my gluten free banana bread recipe… well let’s just say that recipe is going to collect some dust now that I’ve discovered this one. This sweet potato zucchini bread is packed beta-carotene, B6, C, A, manganese and loaded with fiber. Get ready for an ultra moist and delicious zucchini bread that is sure to wake up your morning on a happy note. Continue reading

Top 5 Tips for Raising Healthy Eaters

Little girl leaning on the table with a bowl of vegetables - isolated

How can I get my child to eat healthy? This is a question I’ve heard from many concerned parents who would like to see their children improve their eating habits. After years of cooking for my daughter, grandson and 12 years as a professional chef I’ve learned a lot about what kids like and how to encourage them to be healthy eaters. Here in this post I’ll share with you my top 5 recommendations for raising healthy eaters… Continue reading

Helping you make vegetables the star of your plate!


This recipe will transform how you feel about your getting your veggies. Vegetables don’t need to be boring because this dish is bursting with flavors. The butteriness of the tender sautéed leeks compliment the saltiness of the crisp bacon. Use a quality bacon that is organic and free of nitrates. No need to feel guilty about the bacon in this dish you only need a couple pieces to enjoy the flavor. Continue reading

Kale & Chili Spiced Butternut Squash


Caramelized butternut squash is a favorite of mine this time of year. Toss in some healthy fresh kale and toasted walnuts and that’s what I call fall comfort food. The contrast of colors and textures in this dish is very appealing. Continue reading

Grandma’s Cabbage & Beef


Cozy up to a warm serving of cabbage and beef this fall for a healthy but delicious and hearty meal. This dish just shouts comfort food to me. If you like stuffed cabbage but don’t care for all the work that comes with making them you will appreciate this recipe.  Continue reading

Hearty Taco Soup

Taco Soup

It’s officially fall with cooler temperatures in the air. Hearty soups and stews are comfort food this time of year. Make a double batch and have enough soup for two weeknight dinners or place one batch in the freezer. Give yourself back the gift of time and all the health benefits that come with eating “real food” made from your own kitchen. Doubling up on the quantities makes for a simple dinner another night and keeps you from heading out to the local restaurant to solve your “Whats for dinner?” dilemma. This taco soup is a family favorite and great for Sunday football entertaining too… Continue reading