Roasted Greek Eggplant with Feta

Dill Freekeh + Roasted Carrot Salad & Roasted Greek Eggplant w/Feta

With the change in weather, you’ll likely enjoy adding some new dishes or ingredients to your family menu. To help you do just that, I’m happy to share two great recipes from the brand new book, The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd Edition by the fabulous and creative registered dietitian nutritionist and chef Jackie Newgent. While    Continue Reading


Food: Two Amazing Recipes from Pamela Salzman

If you’re looking for delicious recipes to add to your staples, look no further. I’m thrilled to share my first Food-based Food, Fitness & Fiction blog. It features two amazing recipes, one for Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos and one for Spring Green Minestrone. These delicious and beautiful specimens come straight from the kitchen of the ever popular LA-based natural    Continue Reading

Recipe: Mini Fish Sticks

This delicious recipe for mini fish sticks will help you and your kids get in a key food we don’t eat enough of. Reposted with permission from Living a Real Life with Real Food from Beth Warren, MS, RD, CDN, the recipe packs in plenty of protein, a good dose of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids,    Continue Reading

Hummus Grilled Chicken and Bell Pepper Kebabs

Makes four servings: 1 chicken and 1 vegetable skewer each Preparation time: 15 minutes (+ marinating time) Cook time: 12 minutes   Ingredients: 1/2 cup hummus Juice of 1/2 small lemon (1 tablespoon) 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes 2 large bell peppers, preferably 1 red    Continue Reading

Home-Style Hummus

        Have a hankering for hummus? Try this delicious home-style kind, courtesy of Sharon Palmer, RD, The Plant-Powered Dietitian. Home-style hummus starring nutrient-rich chickpeas is a staple of the healthy, plant-based kitchen. Providing a rich, tasty source of plant protein, hummus offers unlimited versatility: use it as an appetizer dip with whole    Continue Reading

Greek Yogurt Banana Pancakes

            Whether you just ran a marathon (or are preparing for one), or simply want some nutrient-packed fuel to get your day going, this tasty twist on the typical pancake is sure to please. Add an extra half cup of fresh fruit or 100% fruit juice, and you’re good to    Continue Reading

Zucchini Lasagna

What’s not to love about this delicious, nutritious twist on lasagna? Yum! Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 large zucchinis, sliced about ¼‑inch thick 4 large tomatoes, sliced about ¼‑inch thick 2 medium onions, sliced very thin 1 sprig fresh basil, 6–8 leaves, chopped or thinly sliced Italian seasonings ground black pepper    Continue Reading

3 Terrific Tuna Recipes

Here are three delicious twists on tuna* you and your family are sure to enjoy. Change of Pace Tuna Casserole from Don’t Break Your Heart Cookbook.             Ingredients: 1 (10-ounce) can condensed 98 percent fat-free, reduced-sodium cream of mushroom soup 1/2 cup light sour cream 1/2 pound whole wheat rotini    Continue Reading

How to Wake Up After a Break-Up

In the clever, information-packed new book, The Clean Separation, Kara Landau (The Traveling Dietitian) helps readers who have endured a life-changing event–a break-up or end of a relationship, the loss of a job, or the death of someone close to them–use the power of nutrition to lift their spirits and move them towards the next    Continue Reading

Cooking Corner: My Interview with Culinary Dietitian Michelle Dudash

                As parents, we’re all overstretched and time crunched–not just during hectic holiday time, but year-round. For many of us–even those who have nutrition degrees!–feeding ourselves and our families in a healthful way sometimes takes a back burner to more pressing things, like going to basketball practice, getting    Continue Reading