Granola You Can Feel Good About

Granola is one of those foods that most people really enjoy, but the problem is, the majority of people shouldn’t be enjoying it too often.  Why?  By nature, granola is a high-calorie, high-carbohydrate and sugar food.  It tastes so darn good that limiting yourself to the 1/4-1/2 cup serving size can be, well, challenging at […]

Antioxidant-Boost Salad

Antioxidant-Boost Parfait

Even for those with the greatest willpower, the holiday season is generally a nutritional downward spiral until January 1st – um, make that 2nd (you just HAVE to attend a New Year’s Day party after all!). I concocted this easy, antioxidant boosting fruit salad and parfait the morning after Thanksgiving…it was my way of giving […]

Pumpkin Muffin Challenge

Can you tell them apart?  White whole wheat flour used on LEFT, Gluten-free on RIGHT.  Only difference is the GF generally don't smooth out as nicely in the muffin tin - look just like they do when you put the batter in.  Very little (if any) difference in great flavor!

I have a number of clients and friends who have children that have either a gluten sensitivity or full-blown Celiac disease.  Recently, I had to make some pumpkin muffins for my son’s class, and since his good friend in class has Celiac, I wanted to make them gluten-free. Years ago, making gluten-free baked goods was […]

Too Many Overripe Bananas?

Banana muffins fresh out of the oven!

I was signed up to bring snacks to our son’s soccer game last weekend.  Trying to reverse the trend of buying chips or other junk foods for the kids, I opted for bananas and granola bars.  Let’s just say the granola bars went well…..but for the bananas, I ended up taking home more than we […]

Crustless Spinach, Tomato and Leek Quiche

Crustless Spinach, Tomato and Leek Quiche

I’m always searching for new ways to enjoy eggs and veggies for breakfast.  I love quiche, but most store-bought are loaded with cream and other heavy ingredients.  The control freak that I am, I like to control the excess fat and calories anywhere I can.  Enter my crustless quiche.  It’s filling, yummy, and rich in […]