Pantry Staples

There are so many items I always buy at the store to have on hand.  Especially since I rotate grocery stores.  Some items can be bought at both stores but I’ve split it up based on the quality and then the cost.     Whole Foods Chia Seeds Tera’s Whey Protein Powder Nordic Naturals Ultimate […]

Freezer Staples

I love having a stocked freezer.  I always feel like lots of meals can be made when the freezer is full.  I typically visit Whole Foods 1-2x/month, Trader Joe’s 2x/month and Target a couple times a month (love that they have healthy food) so when I am there, I like to make sure we are […]

Chocolate Salad Smoothie

 This is seriously my favorite smoothie ever!  It tastes like dessert…so rich and delish!  I am also obsessed with cinnamon so the combo makes it fantastic!  I found this recipe from Caroline Apovian’s website and modified it a bit and have been making it since.  Even my kids love it!           […]


I am a believer in trying to get as much from food as possible, but also take the following supplements for “added insurance”. Juice Plus Capsules: 2 orchard, 2 garden/day I have been taking Juice Plus+ capsules for 15 years! I like the research data in clinical trials showing it reduces markers of systemic inflammation […]

Shredded Kale Salad

This is a salad I keep making over and over again!  It is so yummy that I have even been eating it between lunch and dinner as a snack.  I found it on and altered it a bit.  Don’t be scared off by the kale…it actually gets soft when you let it sit overnight. […]

Tortilla Soup

This is a recipe I found on and altered to make it a little easier.  I have been craving soup in this crazy cold weather. Soup is great because it keeps you full (and warm) for the night. And, love having leftovers the next day!   Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, […]

Superfood Quinoa Salad

I first tried this salad at a party at my friend Susan’s house.  She was serving it as a dip with tortilla chips.  I loved it so much that I make the recipe and eat for lunch. It is so refreshing and light!     Superfood Salad Ingredients: 1/2 cup dry quinoa 1/4 cup red […]

12 Minute Workout!

Perfect to do when you are stuck at home because of weather, kids napping or if you don’t have a gym membership. The workout is designed to have no breaks since it’s only 12 minutes long, yah!  Work at a fast pace with good form.  Before you begin do about 2-5 minutes warm-up running up […]

Coconut Curry Tofu

Last night I made a yummy stir-fry with light coconut milk.  We used to frequent a Thai restaurant in the city when we lived close (& before we had kids) that had the best curry dish…loaded with veggies and tofu. This was a good alternative and healthier for sure!  I also decided to try black […]

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