Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

  These pancakes were terrific. I just wish I had taken better pictures to show off how fluffy and delicious they turned out. And as a bonus, they are protein rich, so they serve as a welcome alternative to eggs in the morning. We enjoyed them with whipped cream, maple […]


How to Keep Your Gut Healthy

If you know me, you know I don’t mind discussing bodily functions, including “number two.” While it’s gross, it’s also one of the greatest insights into our health. So naturally I jumped at the opportunity to take a deep dive into the topic and contribute to the Functional Medicine SF […]


Lime, Mint and Avocado Popsicles / Smoothies

These popsicles rule. They’re both kid and adult friendly and make the perfect cool treat on a hot summer day. Plus, they pack in glutathione-rich avocado, which helps your body naturally detoxify. We could all use a little more avocado in our lives.   Lime, Mint & Avocado Popsicles (or […]


Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins (gluten free, dairy free)

I’m pretty sure if I entered these into a baking contest they would win. I’m not much of a baker—savory’s more my jam. And with all the sugar my kids are bombarded with on a daily basis, I’m usually looking for ways to slash anything sweet (yay, Mom). These muffins […]


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 […]


Lightened Up Pumpkin Pie (125 calories, dairy-free)

My favorite thing about fall is the food! And pumpkin pie is my favorite dessert, second only to anything chocolate. I altered the proportions a bit and added my secret ingredient: lemon zest (I stole the idea from Mark Bittman). Let me know what you think! For the crust: 12 […]


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 […]


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 […]