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Observing Yom Kippur

Soon after the Jewish New Year comes Yom Kippur; the holy day that commemorates the repentance of sins. Also called the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur is observed during a 25-hour fasting period. Thus, the previous day is spent feasting with families and friends. Traditional dishes eaten on the eve of Yom Kippur includes breads … Continue reading

Peanut Butter, Cranberry & Yogurt Sandwich

Makes: 1 Sandwich Total Time: 5 to 7 minutes Ingredients: 2 slices whole grain bread 2 tablespoons peanut or almond butter 1 tablespoon low fat, plain yogurt or cottage cheese 1 tablespoon dried cranberries 1 teaspoon honey For added crunch and nutrition also include ½ tablespoon chia, flax or sunflower seeds! Directions: Spread peanut butter … Continue reading

Healthy Tailgating Treats

Are you ready for some football? If you are like me, you are certainly ready for Game Day FOOD! I often enjoy foods that are conducive to mindless eating. To avoid calorie overload, I simply cook with the right ingredients, so I can indulge, guilt-free. Here are a few highlights from my repertoire of healthy … Continue reading

Pepper-crusted Ahi Tuna with Chili-Lime Bok Choy

Makes: 4 Servings Prep Time: <5 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound Ahi Tuna steaks 2 teaspoons black pepper, coarse ground 1 pound bok choy, halved 3 dried chile peppers, diced 1 teaspoon garlic, minced 1 lime, juiced Directions: Preheat grill to medium heat and lightly grease using a small amount of cooking … Continue reading

Grilled Romaine Hearts

Makes: 6 servings Prep Time: <5 minutes Cook Time: 7 minutes  Ingredients: 1 package of romaine hearts (3 hearts per package) 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ¼ cup parmesan cheese, freshly shaved 2 teaspoons black pepper, coarse ground Optional: Seasoned croutons Directions: Preheat grill to medium heat. Halve each romaine heart lengthwise. Brush both sides … Continue reading

3 Tips for ‘Back to School’ Breakfast Nutrition

Backpacks? Check. Notebooks and folders? Check. First day of school outfit? Check. Certainly, your family has crossed off all of the above from the “back-to-school” checklist, so what could possibly be left to ease the transition? Taking some proactive steps to your health can facilitate a graceful move from the carefree summer to a structure-oriented … Continue reading

Spaghetti with Stuffed Portobellos

Makes: 2 Servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Ingredients: 4 ounces whole wheat spaghetti 5 ounces baby spinach ½ pound crimini mushrooms, chopped 2 large tomatoes, diced 4 portobello mushrooms, stems removed 1 ounce fresh basil, roughly chopped 3 tablespoons shallots (or about 2 small shallots), thinly sliced 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive … Continue reading

Cooking for One or Two

Your children are not the only ones transitioning to “Back to School” mode. Chances are your routine has changed quite a bit as well- especially, in regards to mealtime. Now that you only have one or two mouths to feed, you may be wondering where to find recipes. Look no further! All you have to … Continue reading

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