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Fruit Infused Water with UCSF {Video}

Four easy ways to make fruit infused water.

When it comes to reducing added sugars, the easiest place to start is to swap water for soda. And that’s where fruit infused water comes in. A whopping 41% of our consumption of added sugars come from sugar sweetened beverages. A small change in this department will make a tremendous impact.

A squeeze of lime and a few slices of cucumber create a refreshing drink for school or sports. The combo of […]

Choco Mint Mania Brownies from The Perfect Blend

An insanely delicious treat, packed with goodness.
When it comes to dessert, I’m all about enjoying indulgent foods (in a healthier way, of course). If you’re anything like me, when you want a treat you want it to satisfy but you don’t want it packed with unhealthy ingredients. Which is why I’m loving these insanely delicious freezer brownies from The Perfect Blend by Tess Masters. I whipped up a batch this week, and they were a huge winner at our […]

Easy Brussels Sprouts Salad

A quick and easy brussels sprouts salad.
At our family table, it’s hard to top brussels sprouts chips, but this easy brussels sprouts salad recipe is a great alternative when time is tight. Sam Sifton of The New York Times created this adaptation of shaved brussels sprouts for home cooks. It delivers, big time.

All it takes is a quick spin in the food processor, a drizzle of olive oil, a dash of shredded cheese, and a handful of chopped nuts — […]

Pan Seared Scallops with Brussels Sprouts

Pan seared scallops may sound fancy, but they are a quick and easy dinner for busy weeknights.
Pan seared scallops may sound like fancy dinner party fare, and they are certainly a higher budget item so they are an indulgence, but I’ve come to love them because they are also a quick and easy dinner for busy weeknights. Pan seared with butter, these little gems are a delicious treat. I like to serve them on a bed of crispy brussels […]

Basil Pesto Pizza

What do kids love more than pizza? Getting to make it themselves!
Homemade pizza is one of our favorite meals. It is perfect for DIY dinner night. Each person at your table can personalize their pie to maximize their satisfaction.

Making pizza at home allows you to choose a few healthier options. Because your average restaurant pizza isn’t winning any healthy eating awards.

But made at home with a whole wheat crust and loads of fresh veggies, pizza starts to look a […]

Sesame Soba Noodles with Asparagus {Cookbook Giveaway}

Super easy soba noodles!
When it comes to feeding your family, I like to talk about what we can add to our diets as opposed to what we should take away. Pack those plates with veggies! Bring on the healthy grains. Let’s have dessert that is delicious, but also healthy. Which is what I love about Amanda Haas’ latest book, The Anti-Inflammation Cookbook. Through personal experience overcoming a chronic health condition and her depth of experience as the Director of […]

Chinese New Year Recipes

Easy recipes to ring in Chinese New Year!
It’s Chinese New Year which means it’s time to celebrate! There are foods that bring special meaning to this annual celebration, like noodles for a long life and mandarin oranges for prosperity, but most important is bringing your family together for a homecooked meal. Below, a few of my favorite Chinese New Year recipes that are quick, easy, and perfect for ringing in the new year with your loved ones.

Coconut Shrimp
My kids […]

Super Bowl Snacks

Super Snacks for your Super Bowl Party
Game day is fast approaching which means it’s time to get your menu ready! If your family is anything like mine, the center of your Super Bowl Sunday celebration will be the snack table. I like to set up our kitchen island with a healthy lineup of hearty snacks to keep everyone happy. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite Super Bowl snacks to help kick start your party.

Street Tacos
A build-your-own […]

Low Sugar Desserts

Sweet treats without added sugar.
Americans consume nearly 22 teaspoons of added sugars each day. Nearly 4 times the recommended amount according to guidelines published by the American Heart Association. It’s a huge problem, leading to chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. The issue is even more acute for our children. The recommended limit of added sugars for kids is 3 to 6 teaspoons per day. The new federal dietary guidelines urge Americans to limit added sugars to no more than […]

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Chocolate Avocado Pudding : An easy + delicious no bake dessert that’s big on flavor and low on added sugar
I have to admit, I was skeptical the first time we tried to make pudding with avocado. To our great surprise we fell in love. The creamy texture of this delicious chocolate avocado pudding is so amazing, and the taste so delicious, that it’s earned a place at our family table. Bonus, it’s no bake (yay!), good for you (avocado […]