How am I so late to the Oatmeal in a Jar party??

Oatmeal in a jar. But not just any jar. A practically empty jar of peanut butter, or almond butter, or any kind of delicious nut butter, really. I’ve seen it in passing on Pinterest. I’ve even seen it on blogs, but I never exactly realized what it was. I just thought, ‘Oh, cool, that’s a […]

Recipe – Sweet Potato and Turkey ‘Lasagna’

  You know I love to cook up lasagnas and bakes with as many veggies as humanly possible. Last week, though, I decided to do a spin on lasagna, using sliced sweet potato instead of lasagna layers. Also, I thought my husband Fran might stage a mutiny if we had another meat-free night, so I […]

Recipe – French Lentil Salad

  I hope everyone is having a wonderful long weekend! This weekend I made a big French Lentil Salad, which I kind of threw together. It turned out to be delicious and you could add anything you happen to have in the fridge. So, if you’re all barbecued out this weekend and feeling a little […]

Recipe – Mediterranean Baked Halibut

Okay, before you rush to  any judgments, I KNOW Halibut is not a Mediterranean fish! This recipe has a Mediterranean flavor to it and any fish could be substituted. I’ve also made this with cod before – since it’s baked, it works best with a firm fish and needs a mild flavor so the strong olive […]

Recipe – Chopped Italian Salad

Saturday night I took a good girlfriend out for dinner as a belated birthday celebration. It was fun to get some girl-time in and dinner was delicious. I had an Italian salad, which was so yummy I decided to try to recreate it at home. Now, if you’ve ever witnessed me cook, you would know […]

Kale salad to kick off the week

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Despite getting a good run in on Saturday morning, we had a pretty laidback weekend, with lots of ordering out (I did not feel like cooking)….so, yesterday I decided I needed to make a fresh, healthy kale salad to kick off the week. I chopped some rosemary and […]

Recipe – Bacon & Eggs Salad

Last night I made this Bacon & Eggs salad, which was super filling and quick to put together. If I had tomatoes I probably would have added them for a bit more color. Bacon & Eggs SaladServes 2 Ingredients for the salad:Baby spinach leaves (I used about 2/3 of a 5 oz container)2 strips bacon, […]

Recipe – Pancake Perfection

On Valentines Day last week, I decided to make a breakfast treat for my one year old son and myself: pancakes. I made raspberry pancakes, to go with the red and pink Valentines Day theme, with the added bonus that the fruit would be enough of a sweetener for his little taste buds. Here’s my […]

Recipe – Spaghetti Squash "Pasta" Bake

This easy recipe is a great way of incorporating whatever produce you happen to have on hand. I basically load it with whatever veggies are in my crisper on any given day. Using spaghetti squash instead of pasta makes this a super healthy, plant-based dish, that’s filling without being high calorie. Especially if you feel […]

Best Snacks for Post Workout

Did you know that you should be refueling your body with a post workout snack within 30 minutes after you finish your workout, if you’ve been exercising at a moderate to high intensity for 45 minutes or longer? Even for early morning exercisers, you may find that by the time you get around to eating […]