Chicken Chili

A Healthier Spin on a Cold Weather Favorite. 

It’s sweater weather here again on the East Coast. As New York readies itself for winter, the crockpot comes back out of hiding to be the work week star.

There is nothing better than getting home from a long cold work day to your house filled with delicious aromas and dinner made. I am such a fan of the slow cooker. If you meal prep on Sunday and have all of your veggies clean and cut up, it’s a 10 minute drop and go dinner before your grab your morning coffee and walk out the door. Another short cut to slow cooker meals is the Rotisserie Chicken. (more…)


Butternut Squash is a type of winter squash that grows on a vine. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has tan-yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp with a compartment of seeds in the bottom. Like all members of the gourd family (which includes pumpkin, melon, and cucumber), butternut squash is technically a fruit because it contains seeds.  (more…)


Original recipe adapted from – TAHINI BROWNIES | Gluten Free/Dairy Free/Paleo PREP TIME: 5 mins | COOK TIME: 15 mins | TOTAL TIME: 20 mins INGREDIENTS: ½ cup tahini 1 egg ½ cup coconut sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup almond flour ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon sea salt ½… Read More »

Salmon with Sautéed Vegetables

When it comes to mindful eating you want to get the most out of your meal. Yes it important to remember portion size, fat content, calories, carbs, sodium…..and on and on. Don’t forget the flavor. Food should taste really good and is meant to be enjoyed. That is why I love this dish and cook it often. Not only is it loaded with Omega 3’s and all sorts of vitamins and powerful antioxidants, it tastes really good. (more…)

Watermelon Feta Salad

Photo Credit: Prime Restaurant Huntington, NY Nothing quite announces the arrival of summer like watermelon. Watermelon is one of those fruits most people can all agree on. It’s refreshing and delicious, and it’s the perfect addition to backyard bbq’s and celebrations. Not only is it delicious but healthy for you as well.  Packed With Antioxidants… Read More »

Mexican Hot Chocolate Overnight Oats

Sweet and spicy and so simple to make. Overnight oats are such a great go to meal because it does the work for you. They are a staple fridge find in my house. A quick grab and go meal with so many health benefits.

Oats contain more protein and fat than most grains, which is a good thing if you are a vegetarian or vegan. They help reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels and increased growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract.

Cacao Nibs are essentially chocolate in it raw state. They are slightly bitter but a sprinkle of coconut sugar can easily balance out the flavor if you prefer your oats on the sweeter side. Cacao Nibs may decrease the risk of stroke or heart attack.

Cinnamon is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps the body fight infection and repair tissue damage. It helps reduce blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. (more…)