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 […]


No Fuss Road Trip Snacks

I’m a great snack packer. Always have been. My mom calls me a squirrel, because I have something stored away in my bag at all times. You never know when you’ll get stranded underground in a hot subway car or stuck in traffic gridlock. And now that I have kids, […]


The Best Frittata You’ll Ever Eat

If you’re having Easter Brunch, do yourself a favor and make this frittata. I’ve made it only once, but it’s so easy, and the feedback from my guests was “these are some of the best eggs I’ve ever tasted.” It’s amazing… and it’s only 200 calories per serving. 12 eggs […]