Ultimate Soup Guide

Making soups is easy, fun, and can save a lot of time in the kitchen since they double as additional mess-free meals throughout the week and can be packed for an easy lunch. So here’s the master list of skinny soups, along with the grocery list and my picks for the best storage containers.

Superfood Smoothie Guide

Smoothies are excellent low-cal meal replacement that you can whip up in 5 minutes — a quick fix to “reset” your body after a holiday splurge. Be sure you build them the correct way…

Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut squash adds flavor and color to this classic fall recipe. Since butternut squash is naturally creamy and non-fat, it creates the ‘risotto’ texture without relying on Mascarpone that is extremely high in saturated fat. Frozen butternut squash puree can be found in most freezer sections of your local grocery store.

Christmas Eve Mexican Feast

If you’re looking for something new this Christmas holiday, plan a feisty Mexican feast to spoil your loved ones with something tasty and spicy. Homemade Mexican food is not only satisfying but it uses some of the healthiest ingredients around like pomegranate, hot chilies, nuts and seeds.

Gingerbread Cookies

Sesame seeds add a delicate crunch to these spicy treats. I like it when the cookies soften up as they are stored, but my husband is a crisp cookie fan, so I reheat them for a few minutes in a warm oven before serving the second day.

Shallots and Green Beans

Shallots belong to the family of chives, leeks, garlic and onions. I think they look like tulip bulbs and taste a lot milder than garlic and onions. They lend a gentle onion flavor to vinaigrettes and are a great substitute for raw garlic that can sometimes be hard to digest

Fast and Flavorful Side Dishes

I want to start eating more vegetables! That’s what many of my friends say – but with hectic works schedules, kids and households to care for, it can be tough to squeeze it all in. Yet getting more veggies onto your dinner table can be effortless when you learn to switch up the flavor profile and keep it fresh. Take these four scrumptious flavorings – garlic, ginger, onion and salsa – that you can mix and match (or find your own favorites)…

How to Dress Up Fish

Preparing fish is one of the fastest and easiest healthy proteins to enjoy. Once you learn the easy basics of fish cookery, you’ll be ready to taking it up a notch. If you want to take your fish dishes over the top with taste and nutrition, dress them up with other superfoods like fruits, seeds, nuts, and spices. Try these unique ways to celebrate healthy eating and break that boring, plain boring health food rut.