Category Archives: Sides

Paleo Twice Baked Potatoes

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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

Mini Cauli-Tots

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Crispy tater tots may be a nostalgic part of your childhood like they are from mine. As a child anything potato dipped into ketchup was comfort food. Today, I am always looking for healthier versions of the foods I used to enjoy in my younger years. The texture of these “mock” tater tots is a bit different from the traditional tater tot but they are still crispy and delicious. Continue reading

Helping you make vegetables the star of your plate!

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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

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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

Oven Roasted Delicata Squash & Roasted Beets

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Fall is upon us and delicious delicata is bountiful. This squash is by far my favorite variety with a delicate sweet flavor. Continue reading

Spectacular Summer Vegetables

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Summer vegetables are bursting with flavor and the colors are all so inviting. Brighten up your plate and your health with the bounty of produce available to you this time of year. Approach your daily nutrition goals by thinking about eating from the rainbow of colors available in summers produce. Each color has it’s own health benefits… Continue reading

Easy ways to get more VEGETABLES into your meals …

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At dinner time I often cook up a nice steamed or pan sautéed vegetable medley for my clients that the little ones might not be so eager to try. Do you want your kids to have fun eating their vegetables at the dinner table? Continue reading

Quick and easy strawberry, basil blender vinaigrette!

Strawberry, Basil and Grapefruit Vinaigrette.jpg.jpgIt’s berry and basil season. Take advantage of the seasonal fruits and vegetables available at your farmers market this time of year. Berries are high in antioxidants and and rich in vitamin C. Both the strawberries and basil are great for cardiovascular health. Continue reading

Mexican Quinoa Salad

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Like me I am sure you always find yourself on the go.  This quinoa salad is the perfect dish to grab and go. Make it ahead and pre portion it into individual servings so you can easily reach for a healthy snack or lunch on the run. Continue reading