Recipes

Chicken Vegetable Soup

I love chicken noodle soup — who doesn’t? But aside from feeding your soul, the traditional version falls flat nutrition-wise. Try my upgraded recipe with lots of fresh veggies. Best of all, it take just 10 minutes to prep and requires no babysitting. Just toss into a slow cooker and […]

 

Spiced Pumpkin Muffins (gluten-free, nut-free)

When the weather gets brisk and the leaves begin to fall, I get that familiar craving for all things pumpkin. These gluten-free pumpkin muffins have just the right amount of spice without being too sweet, and the yogurt helps keep them nice and moist. I made them in a mini […]

 

Spicy Turkey Chili

Cold weather… football season… Time to make chili! In the wake of the bad news on beef (tear), I’ve revitalized an old favorite to feature only turkey — and I don’t miss it even a little. About 400 calories per serving. Spicy Turkey Chili Recipe (serves 8) 6 cloves minced […]

 

96-Calorie Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkins are definitely the highlight of fall, so I’m always finding new ways to incorporate this naturally sweet veggie into new recipes. It’s packed with beta-carotene for healthy, glowing skin and fiber for “all systems go” digestion. I love using almond flour for baking, because (aside from being gluten-free) it […]

 

Starting Solids

  When should you start? Around 4 months you can start giving little tastes of the foods you’re eating – a dab of your pasta sauce, a tiny taste of your oatmeal… just nothing that poses a choking hazard.   Which foods are best? Consistency is key. Steam or roast […]

 

8 Healthy (and fun!) School Lunch Ideas

If your child is like mine, they’re more likely to taste something if it looks cool and is fun to eat. Joaquin is a bit of a grazer and prefers to eat things that are bite-sized, and since he’s 2 1/2 it’s all about him being in control. So I […]

 

Hungry Root: I can’t believe it’s not pasta!

Who doesn’t love a warm bowl of freshly cooked noodles? The satisfying, hearty chew of an al dente pasta seems to feed you on an emotional level – it’s ultimate comfort food. But it’s hard to control your portions and can leave you feeling bloated and sluggish (especially if you’re […]