When you think of meatloaf does ‘health food’ come to mind? Or do you think of a meal seasoned with onion soup mix? If it is the latter, you are in good company.
My mission as a health coach and busy mom is to provide food for my family that is healthy, delicious and simple to prepare. Most recipes for meatloaf meet 2 of those 3 criteria (delicious and simple).
But what about the healthy part? Continue reading
This past Sunday I caught myself at home, ALONE, at lunch time. It was one of those miraculous times when each member of my family had to be somewhere.
Unfortunately I had not done the food shopping yet, and I was starving. I knew I wanted to load up on veggies at lunch since I was out the night before, had some cocktails….too much dinner….decadent dessert. I needed a Sunday mini detox. But unfortunately I looked in my fridge to find one lonely carrot and half of a cucumber.
But then I remembered I had lots of frozen veggies in my freezer. Yay!! I took out frozen riced cauliflower, frozen broccoli, and frozen onions and thought to myself, “Now what the heck can I do with these?” Continue reading
The other day my family visited my brother and sister-in-law and enjoyed quite a feast. Upon returning home I decided it was the perfect night for a healthy, quinoa dish.
There are endless ways to prepare quinoa. Hot. Cold. With veggies. With meat. Nuts, seeds, cheese….
I like experimenting with different combinations, and this time I scored a home run and couldn’t wait to share it with you! It’s the perfect mix of veggies with some crunch and a little sweetness to boot! (Don’t forget to check out the time saver tips at the end of the post.) Continue reading
February 21, 2017
I was a slow cooker virgin. I’d heard such great stuff about slow cookers and how easy they are to use. I actually attempted to buy one in Bed Bath and Beyond. Twice. But I think I had a case of analysis paralysis. Do I buy a 4 quart? a 6 quart? Do I get one with fancy features like steaming and browning?
And it’s not like I was making the purchase of a lifetime. It was a SLOW COOKER, for goodness sake! Continue reading
February 14, 2017
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I have to admit, I’m really not a Hallmark holiday person. In fact, I despise buying cards. They are ridiculously expensive and I feel like I’m throwing money down the drain.
Just call me Debbie Downer!
That is why I prefer ‘verbal cards.’ Continue reading