Tag Archives: Nutrition

no noodle spaghetti!

22 May

Not that I have anything against noodles, but I try to sneak in as many veggies as I can. One yummy way I’ve found to do this is to make spaghetti with spaghetti squash instead of pasta. Guess what, it’s SO GOOD!

Here was dinner tonight….

Try, try, try this! You won’t be disappointed I can promise you!


dinner idea: browse the deli!

20 May

I often stop by the food deli at my local coop for ideas when I’m trying to figure out something to eat for dinner. The green beans in the picture below happen to be the result of last night’s deli browsing! I steamed the beans and then drizzled a bit of tahini, olive oil and tamari, then mixed with my fingers. For the finishing touch I sprinkled sesame seeds, yum! This was a winner! I love beans but lately I just haven’t had the heart to eat them as I usually just steam them and add butter, this added some variety to one of my favorite veggies!

get your “green” on!

7 May

Just got this little guy from the Coop. I’m planning on trying it in my smoothie for breakfast in the morning. I’ll tell you how it goes….and tastes… 😉

two dark chocolates go head-to-head

31 Mar

I’m going to be honest with you. I have a sweet tooth. BAD. I LOVE sweets and as I’ve been trying very hard to eat a more healthy traditional diet I’ve had to find ways to satisfy this ever present sweet tooth without submitting to gorging on refined sugary goodness. So, here are two dark chocolates I’d like to introduce and review for your eating pleasure.

The first contender is! *drum roll* Taza 60% Stone Ground Dark Chocolate!

Okay. So. I was sitting in a coffee shop doing a little work, sipping on a traditional cappuccino (I know, I’m such a snob! GOSH) when the smell of freshly baked muffins started wafting out of the kitchen. I began to drool and day dream about crispy muffin edges. Sweet tooth attack! When I get these kinds of cravings I usually eat a few chunks of dark chocolate. Not DARK chocolate, read 80%+, but semi-dark about 50-60% is perrrfect for me. This method almost always takes care of my sweet tooth.

I got up from my chair, walked up to the counter and bought the Taza 60% Dark chocolate. I ate about two small squares and my sweet tooth went away. I was able to breathe deeply and not be distracted nor temped by the yummy muffins being baked in the kitchen. Thank goodness for chocolate!

The Review: although the Taza chocolate satisfied my sweet tooth I won’t be buying this chocolate again. It was very grainy and a bit on the bitter side. I’m sure the graininess is due to the way they process the cacoa beans, which are stone ground, but I just couldn’t get past the feeling that I was eating sand. Yuck! I like smooth chocolate.

Contender number two is Dagoba Organic Dark Chocolate bar (59%)!

The Review: this is my FAVORITE chocolate of all time. Smooth/silky feel on the tongue with just enough bitter and sweet (although it contains less sugar than the Taza dark chocolate). If you haven’t already tried this chocolate…go, find a place that sells it, buy it, and eat it!

What’s your favorite chocolate?

What do you do when your sweet tooth strikes?

two new creations you’ve got to try

22 Mar

I’ve been experimenting of late trying to come up with some tasty yet healthy treats. Below are two of my creations!


  • full fat plain organic yogurt
  • scoop chia seed
  • scoop whey
  • tablespoon coconut oil
  • frozen organic raspberries
  • tablespoon ground flax seed
  • splash of full fat organic milk

This is a yummy but low in sugar treat that I think I could enjoy just about anytime of the day although this morning it was my breakfast!

My other creation:

I made this bad boy for dessert last night. Very little sugar and soooo yummy.


  • fresh berries
  • organic heavy whipping cream
  • vanilla
  • tablespoon honey
  • organic dark chocolate shavings

I’m not going to lie, it was probably one of the best things I’ve eaten in a long time!

breakfast of champions!

26 Feb

My favorite hot cereal from Bob’s Red Mills add to that, organic heavy whipping cream, organic butter and a drizzle of pure maple syrup and you have the breakfast of champions!!!

I only eat this many carbs by themselves if I’m going to be doing something crazy active (thus this being the breakfast of champions, only eat this when you’re going to be doing something active!)….which I will be doing in oh, less than a half hour. An hour of hard swimming should eat all those yummy carbs up! Plus I made sure to eat enough fat (hence the heavy cream and butter) to slow all those carbs down in my system).

Cold pool on a cloudy day, here I come!

on eating fat

20 Feb

Fat. Yes, fat. I love fat and fat is good for you. A whole host of reasons exist for why fat is so good for you and  I can’t cram it all into one post. SO, I’m going to do it as a series of posts. I’ll address the reasons and kinds of fats that are good for your health. As you read, you will quickly realize I don’t subscribe to conventional wisdom when it comes to the kinds of fats we should be eating. But as Michael Pollan has started showing us, conventional “wisdom” of what we should eat, is fraught with bad and misleading science. I instead turn to Weston Price as a source of wisdom founded in historical case studies of traditional diets.

Look for the next post on fat and its importance in hydration (believe me, its cool)!