Mr E and I went on a recent winter getaway to Hawaii. And of course every meal in the weeks following involved seafood and some tropical theme. So when I went to my local grocery store and saw habanero peppers and a large bin of pineapples, I knew a Pineapple Habanero sauce would be born. Continue reading “Pineapple Habanero Sauce”
This past weekend I was at our annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, lovingly referred to as FNCE (pronounce “fence-E”), hosted by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. First off, I’d like to say “HI!” to all the fellow dietitians I met over the past few days. We truly have some amazing minds and leaders in our field. If you haven’t heard the words “microbiome” or “FODMAP” yet, they’ll become household names and topping your Google searches soon. In addition to learning about new research and happenings in the field of nutrition, it also was a chance for food companies to debut new products & trends. Continue reading “FNCE 2015: New Food Trends to Try Together”
As you know from PAVE the Way for Success, planning is the key step that needs to occur when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. We’ve all heard breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet why do 31 million adults in the US skip breakfast, according to the Morning MealScape 2011 study? And the #1 reason WHY they’re skipping? Time. Continue reading “Peanut Butter-Banana Overnight Oats”
Now that Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone, it’s safe to say summer is officially here (even if the calendar and weather don’t agree). Layers of clothes are coming off. Hair gets blonder. Windows and convertible tops go down. White is safe to wear again. And, most importantly, food and beverages lighten up as well. Continue reading “Lighten Up this Summer”
Happy Cinco De Mayo! How will you celebrate a day that, according to Mr. E and his 50% Mexican heritage, Mexicans don’t really celebrate (according to him, it’s like celebrating 4th of July on March 3rd)? If the plan is to eat chips with guac and chase it with a margarita for Date Night, you and your significant other may want to rethink your plans to include some more substantial foods into your celebration plans. And just keep driving past Taco Bell. Unless you want to spend Seis de Mayo with that wonderful combo of being bloated AND dehydrated at the same time. Continue reading “Grilled Tropical Salsa”
Spring is in the air, and that means wedding season is upon us. One of my favorite food marriages is the pairing of fruits and veggies together in the same dish. If you’re looking to change up your usual salad, try this Springtime Sweet & Tangy Salad for a quickie swap.