I seriously have no idea how it’s already Thanksgiving. I feel like I just taught my last SUP Yoga class of the season yesterday, and in just a few days we’ll be saying grace, giving thanks, and gobbling up turkey. Speaking of which, that turkey can totally monopolize your oven on Thanksgiving Day when you’re trying to get so many other parts of the meal done too. That’s why I reached out to my dietitian friends to get their best no oven Thanksgiving recipes.
It’s officially spring, and that means smoothie season is here! I’m not one to get excited to make smoothies in the winter, but once they days get longer and the sun is warming things up outside, I’m ready to start my day with a frosty cold smoothie. As Easter just passed us by, the pastel purple color of this Wild Blueberry Walnut Cookie Smoothie will totally put you in the mood for more springtime fun to come your way!
As a kid, I LOVED dyeing Easter eggs. I couldn’t wait to start dipping eggs into the fizzy colored vinegar water with that wire holder that never actually was strong enough to hold up a hardboiled egg. Playing around with dozens of eggs in various color combos was my specialty. Which is why I was always sad when my mom would give away those eggs I worked so hard on to our nearby relatives. And then one day I become an adult and understood why. Because no single household has a need for six dozen colored hardboiled eggs. If you have some overzealous egg dyers in your house (and if it’s YOU and your significant other that’s awesome too!) and have tons of leftover Easter eggs, check out this recipe round-up for some creative uses for those eggs.
Happy Valentine’s Day! How will you be celebrating the Day of Love? With your Significant Other? Close friends? Or maybe even yourself for some serious self-care. Mr E and I rarely ever go out on Valentine’s Day. Mostly because neither of us particularly care about the Greeting Card Holiday. And because we don’t want to deal with crowds, price fix menus, and remembering to make a reservation. Want to hear more about it? Check out our teaser Podcast episode all about Valentine’s Day!
If you’re blessed to live somewhere that is warm and sunny year-round, I envy you. For the rest of us who deal with bitterly cold weather and snow this time of year, the only things keeping me and Mr E sane are Netflix, playoff football, and belly-warming foods. And this time of year, there’s nothing we look forward to more on a cold weather day than one of the best food combos created: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup.
New Years Eve is almost here! As we prepare to say goodbye to the current year, don’t forget to ring in the new year with some of these lucky foods that are traditionally enjoyed among many cultures to promote prosperity, health, luck and love in the upcoming year. And a few that are recommended to avoid. No matter what you and your significant other have planned for the new year, aim to include one or more of these foods in your New Year’s Eve celebration. Continue reading “Lucky Foods for a Lucky Year (PLUS 3 to Skip!)”
You know you heard it a million times as a kid. And if you’re Taco, my nutrition clients, or have been to one of my presentations, then you’ve heard me repeatedly tell you: DO NOT SKIP BREAKFAST! Skipping breakfast has been linked to higher rates of obesity due to slower metabolism and tendency to overeat at other meals. When we don’t eat breakfast, we’re denying our body energy to get moving in the morning, which can lead to foggy brains, droopy eyes, and hangry significant others. Not the stuff dream days are made of. That’s why I’m sharing a great breakfast solution to try with your sweetie.
Here in NJ, the Day After Labor Day means one thing: my social media feeds will be flooded with pics of my friends’ kids sporting their new backpacks and First Day of School outfits while waiting for the bus. And hopefully healthy packed lunch boxes. But kids aren’t the only ones who should be taking a lunch from home. Let this new month prompt a new habit for you and your Significant Other: start taking lunch to work. Continue reading “Back 2 Work Lunch Ideas”
May in Monmouth County, NJ has created a special breast cancer awareness initiative called Paint the Town Pink. Storefronts feature pink displays. Street medians are painted pink instead of yellow. Pink bows hang from trees. And each town adapts a cute little pink name. For the next month, I will be a resident of Pinktune City, NJ (see you in June, Neptune!). Which got me thinking how more pink foods can be incorporated into your home this month to help raise awareness towards the role of nutrition in cancer prevention. So it’s time to Paint Your Plate Pink! Continue reading “100 Ways to Paint Your Plate Pink (Recipe Roundup)”