I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I consume a greek yogurt parfait way too often (e.g. multiple times per week). Guess that’s what happens when you’re super busy during the work week and don’t have much time to cook. My favorite combo? Fage 2% greek yogurt with cinnamon stirred in, a gala apple (chilled in the fridge) and a little museli or granola to top it off. There’s also the occasional drizzle of raw agave nectar (yum).
This salad is one of my go-to’s when I want a quick, healthy lunch. Combining items I already have in my apartment, plus a teensy bit of prep work, this salad comes together in a flash. I take chopped kale, roasted butternut squash, edamame, peas, feta and dried cranberries and toss it in a homemade apple cider/Dijon mustard vinaigrette. The end result is so delicious and a great way to add extra veggies into your diet.
With Mother Nature finally granting Boston some spring-like weather, it was a fantastic weekend to be out and about. Add in Bruins and Red Sox games, plus Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger and the city was positively bustling. From great runs and walks, to seeing friends and an out of town adventure, here’s how I spent my weekend.
Have you heard of chia seeds? You probably have and you don’t even know it – think “ch-ch-ch-chia.” Yep, crazy to believe, but the seeds behind your beloved Chia pet also have rockstar status in the superfood world. Nutrients found in chia seeds include omega fatty acids, fiber, antioxidants, calcium and protein. Don’t believe me? Read this blog entry on chia seeds from Dr. Oz’s team.
I previously wrote about this amazing grab ‘n’ go breakfast muffin recipe during May 2013, but made them again last night and couldn’t resist re-sharing!
I love experimenting with new cooking and baking techniques. While I’m an equal opportunity eater (e.g. meat, dairy), I have no problem going vegetarian or vegan for a meal or baked good depending on my mood and cravings. During an especially busy week, I made these delightful apricot almond muffins to grab & go for my morning commute. Discovered on the Choosing Raw blog, they are made with a mix of flour, almond flour, dried apricots, coconut oil and more. Let’s just say that I loved them and they also passed the roommate test!