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Power Up with Portable Protein!

For the person constantly on the go, meeting nutrient requirements can be a challenge. The USDA recommends that 10-15% of our total calories each day come from protein. Do you ever find yourself running low on protein in your diet? Most high-protein foods are typically not “take-away-friendly,” but there are ways around this dilemma. Think … Continue reading

Kale and Veggie Crisps

Makes: 5 Servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups potatoes, quartered 2 cups kale, roughly chopped ½ pound Brussels sprouts, halved 1 clove shallot, sliced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, roughly chopped ½ tablespoon sesame seeds 2 teaspoons sea salt 1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper … Continue reading

Skin Safety in the Summer Sun

Summertime is all about taking advantage of beautiful weather and enjoying all sorts of outdoor fun in the sun! Just don’t let skin safety be the last thing on your mind. The sun offers us several health benefits. Namely, it can brighten our mood and provide a significant amount of Vitamin D. Still, it is … Continue reading

All About Cantaloupe

Nothing says refreshment like a ripe and juicy melon! One of my favorite melons is the cantaloupe. If you’re like me, you will be pleased to know that they are currently in season, which means best taste and peak nutrition at an affordable price! Did you know? Like other melons, cantaloupes have a very high … Continue reading

Cantaloupe Caprese

Perfect as a snack or appetizer, the cantaloupe caprese is refreshing, delicious and bound to impress any guest! Cantaloupe Caprese Makes: 4 Servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup cantaloupe, cut into 1-inch thick pieces 1 beefsteak tomato, cut into ½-inch thick pieces 1 avocado, cut into ½-inch thick pieces … Continue reading

Grilling Spotlight: Blackened Shrimp

When I think about grilling, I crave cooked meats or fish with an intense smoke flavor. Lately, I have been experimenting with different ways to enhance this taste I desire. The results? Blackening spice. Did you know? The “blackening” technique typically requires dredging in melted butter and a dark spice rub. This cooking method is … Continue reading

Huevos Rancheros

Makes: 6 Servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Ingredients: 6 eggs, cooked over easy 6 small tortillas 5 medium-sized tomatoes, diced 1 small onion, chopped 1 (14.5-ounce) can of whole green chiles, chopped 1½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ¼ cup balsamic vinegar ½ (16-ounce) can refried beans 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper 1 … Continue reading