Koolaid To Kale

Quite simply put..........are you tired of starting over......AGAIN! "THIS will be my year" you said about 330 days ago.  Yet, as the last month of the year looms, your mind drifts to the short comings of your health goals that you may have either started and fell by the wayside OR worse, didn't get past … Continue reading Koolaid To Kale

Goodbye Yoghurt……Hello Kefir

Kefir......It's believed that the name comes from the Turkish word "keif" which means good feeling. And it's my new food for the week. I scooped a jar as it was marked reduced at The Mustard Seed . It has a cleaner, lighter flavor and texture than Greek yogurt Although I've just had a dish plain … Continue reading Goodbye Yoghurt……Hello Kefir

Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

Spicy Pumpkin Hummus 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed well 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup water 3 tbsp tahini 1/2 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin puree 1 tsp cumin 3/4 tsp salt 1/4 cayenne pepper, or to taste 1/3 cup olive oil 1. Place chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, water and tahini … Continue reading Spicy Pumpkin Hummus

Black Bean Brownies

What is it with kids and eating green???? Growing up in era where things were just a little different, what worked then didnt work now.  I had to learn years ago to be sly if I wanted to get more veggies into my kids including cutting carrots in zig zag shapes,  I needed to be … Continue reading Black Bean Brownies

Emotional Eating, I get it!

Emotional Eating.......I get it!  I'm Italian, meals are important to us.  Family time together.  Unlike some, my emotional eating is connected with good things. Celebrations!  Family time.  And as I progressed in my Bodybuilding career, food was connected with success, purpose, intention. Even as I raised my family breakfast and lunch resembled more of a … Continue reading Emotional Eating, I get it!

Crazy for Croquettes

As of late I have been crazy about croquettes. The biggest challenge for me in feeding a family is to get sources of protein into my children.  With my background as a competitive bodybuilder I can simply open a can of tuna or salmon or grab a cup full of leftover chicken or turkey on … Continue reading Crazy for Croquettes

Hot Cereals and Toppings

Comfort foods…….how are they working for you? Rather than explain to you all the psychological and physiological reasons as to why we reach for comfort foods, I’d like to share with you tried tested and approved ways to enjoy comfort foods while staying within the guidelines.  The guidelines that will apply here are: low glycemic, … Continue reading Hot Cereals and Toppings