I go barefoot whenever I can. Why? I love the way it feels, and I know it’s better for my body because that’s how I was made to walk (not in shoes). But most importantly, because I want my dose of vitamins G and D. And now, during the warm summer months, it’s a perfect time to forgo wearing shoes outside and get grounded!
With new Spring greenery shooting up everywhere, it’s the perfect time to make fresh herbaceous meals. My favorite spring meals are bold and bursting with flavor, and a little drizzle of my basil flavored olive oil gives them a delightful finish. Here are some of my favorite Spring salads and recipes for you to enjoy.
Delicious, high-vibrational foods as kale, spinach, and chard are examples of greens with a lot of antioxidants and nutrients- or as I like to call them, POWER GREENS. Not only are they nutrient-dense and packed with fiber; but prepared correctly with lemon or rosemary olive oil, these dark, leafy plants are a real treat. Learn my method of preparation inside…
Many years ago, while en route to Vermont for a weekend getaway, my family and I discovered a hidden gem – a Middle Eastern restaurant called Haji’s Place. For us, it was a wonderful introduction to (then-exotic) foods like hummus and baba ganoush, which were served in giant wooden bowls with lavash bread and – of course – tabbouleh.
Although I’m not a huge meat eater, I’m Italian and love making this healthy baked meatballs recipe. First of all, meatballs are amazing with the right marinara sauce and pasta – always a crowd-pleaser! I’ve met very few people who could resist stealing a meatball from a big pot of sauce, or that have refused it as an appetizer.
When it comes to healthy dessert recipes, I’m a big fan of dark chocolate – the darker, the better! Although I generally advise against eating sugary foods, I do believe that you can indulge your sweet tooth once in a while without going overboard…Here are 5 delectable ways to make your favorite sweet treats a whole lot healthier!
When paired with fresh, organic vegetables instead of deep-fried tortilla chips, this guacamole is one of the healthiest dishes you can eat! Not only are avocados delicious and satiating, but they’re packed with nutrients like glutathione, vitamin E and potassium. The anti-inflammatory veggie “chips” are full of fiber, plant nutrients and minerals, and much are lower in calories than tortilla chips.
There’s nothing like hot milk to warm you up when the weather outside puts a chill in your bones. Instead of adding chocolate syrup, why not add flavor that actually brings health benefits to the table? Turmeric milk is popular in yoga circles, and once I made this nourishing and satiating recipe, it became my new warm milk go-to. Try it, and you may never drink hot chocolate again!
I love this healthier comfort food recipe because it packs the nutrition of tomatoes and olive oil, and is full of protein from chicken and lentil pasta. The Mediterranean-inspired ingredients in this warming, filling dish make it simple to enjoy a delicious, nutritious meal- it’s just what the doctor ordered.
An Italian and gluten-free spin on a classic favorite, this simple Italian meatloaf with oats recipe brings satisfying nutrition and deliciously hearty flavor to the table. I love a good meatloaf, but I enjoy it even more when it packs the extra power of a high vibrational marinara sauce.